By Sharon Robb

July 17, 2015—Maximilian Asnis was the only South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer to qualify among the top three on opening night of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Asnis, 15, was third in the 15-16 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:13.05, improving his previous long course time of 2:13.64 and picking up 16 points in high point.

Because of weather playing havoc with the opening night of competition, meet officials ruled morning prelims were timed finals after lightning delays and little hope of the weather improving.

After morning swims, Julien Pinon, 16, was SOFLO’s top high point boys scorer with 25 points. Jessica Rodriguez, 16, was top girls scorer with 26 points.

Gulliver Swim Team, after a fast morning of prelim swims, leads after Day One by more than 200 points.

The final two heats of the boys’ 200-meter freestyle relay will be held Saturday morning before Day Two prelims.

Gulliver won four individual girls races and the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:49.75 with Anya Egorova, Nicole Urquidi, Kelly Fertel and Andrea Santander.

Egorova won the open 200-meter backstroke in 2:23.39.

Fertel won the open 200-meter butterfly in 2:20.20.

Gulliver swept the 15-16 and open titles in the 400-meter freestyle. Alicia Mancilla won the 15-16 race in 4:30.26 and Urquidi won the open race in 4:18.04.

Gulliver’s Nick Carter was a double winner in the boys’ open 200-meter backstroke in 2:03.64 and 400-meter freestyle in 4:03.51.

Teammate Miguel Cancel won the 15-16 100-meter freestyle in 53.70 and was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:16.40.

The three-day meet continues Saturday, weather permitting, with prelims and finals at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. Florida Swim Network is live streaming the finals with play-by-play announcer Bess Auer.

The meet features 44 teams and 603 swimmers. Several non-Florida Gold Coast teams and swimmers are also in the field including Trinity Prep, Sarasota and Peru.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 502, 2. Miami Swimming 284.50, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 234, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 183, 5. Peru 170, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 164.50, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 160, 8. Trinity Prep 158, 9. Boca Raton Swim Team 154.50, 10. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 136.

GIRLS

200-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Camila Quineche, Peru 2:27.32, 2. Megan Schimansky, Coral Springs 2:27.90, 3. Melannie Vargas, Unattached 2:28.69; Open 1. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 2:23.39, 2. Julie Suarez, Hurricanes 2:24.37, 3. Courtney Deveny, Atlantis 2:28.41.

100-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 58.21, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 59.92, 3. Sloan Sizemore, Pompano Beach 1:00.20; Open, 1. Harper Bruens, Unattached 57.04, 2. Ksenia Yuskova, Hurricanes 57.69, 3. Dorothy Morgan, Miami Swimming 57.96.

200-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:16.59, 2. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 2:18.54, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:19.67; Open, 1. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:20.20, 2. Natalie Aulicino, Gulliver 2:24.91, 3. Courtney Deveny, Atlantis 2:25.49.

50-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 33.83, 2. Isabella English, Trinity Prep 34.74, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 34.93; Open, 1. Anna Valls, Miami Swimming 32.93, 2. Emily Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 34.28, 3. Emily Jurich, Pine Crest Swimming 34.47.

400-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 4:30.26, 2. Camila Quineche, Peru 4:33.11, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano 4:34.40; Open, 1. Nicole Urquidi, Gulliver 4:18.04, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 4:20.98, 3. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 4:22.97.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Gulliver 1:49.75 (Anya Egorova, Nicole Urquidi, Kelly Fertel, Andrea Santander), 2. Trinity Prep 1:49.77, 3. Miami Swimming 1:49.80, 8. SOFLO 1:52.43 (Kelley Heron, Marcella Marinheiro, Melissa Marinheiro, Kathleen Golding).

BOYS

200-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Theodore Smith, SRQ 2:14.73, 2. Aitor Fungairino, Metro Aquatics 2:16.15, 3. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 2:16.40; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 2:03.64, 2. Mateo Gonzalez, Azura 2:06.96, 3. Jose Fernandez Neuman, Peru 2:11.46.

100-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 53.70, 2. Trahern Gribble, Gulliver 54.80, 3. Irvin Hoost, Unattached 54.83; Open, 1. Thiago Sickert, Unattached 52.11, 2. Jemal Legrand, Azura 52.29, 3. Jhonny Perez, Unattached 52.37.

200-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. George Reuter, Trinity Prep 2:11.22, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:11.61, 3. Maximilian Asnis, SOFLO 2:13.05; Open, 1. Mateo Gonzalez, Azura 2:06.92, 2. Luke Torres, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:07.83, 3. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 2:07.91.

50-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Mikel Schreuders, Unattached 30.97, 2. Adan Diaz, Azura 31.62, 3. Juan Ramirez, Metro Aquatics 31.65; Open, 1. Marco Guarente, Unattached 30.36, 2. Thiago Sickert, Unattached 30.41, 3. Santiago Won, Peru 30.56.

400-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Theodore Smith, SRQ 4:10.33, 2. Aitor Fungairini, Metro Aquatics 4:13.17, 3. Nicholas Sharp, St. Andrew’s Swimming 4:15.47; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 4:03.51, 2. Franco Lupoli, Unattached 4:03.57, 3. Alex Cronin, Jupiter 4:08.99.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, 12441 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, finals 5:30 p.m.

Admission: $3, heat sheets $3. For information call 954-340-5032

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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