Mateus Leads SOFLO Swimmers, Finishes Fifth At Open Water Southern Zones

By Sharon Robb

June 7, 2015—Leonardo Mateus of South Florida Aquatic Club was among top finishers at the Southern Zones Open Water Championships in Lake Echo at Seven Lakes, North Carolina.

Mateus finished fifth in the 5K 13-14 age group in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 19 seconds for 3.1 miles. He finished 3:11 minutes behind age group champion Nicholas Hernandez-Tome who finished in 1:04:18.

SOFLO teammate Kevin Porto was 20th in 1:08:29 in the 15-16 age group in the 5K.

SOFLO’s Alana Acevedo was 27th in 1:25:32 in the girls 13-14 age group 5K.

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