By Sharon Robb

October 16, 2014—Erika Pelaez of South Florida Aquatic Club won her team’s first race on opening night of the fourth annual Mike Horgan Fall Invitational at the Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach.

Pelaez, 9, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:41.02, shaving 6.96 seconds off her previous best of 5:47.98. Pelaez was seeded first in the distance event.

Pelaez is also seeded first in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard backstroke.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Rafael Rodriguez, 13, second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.26.

The Florida Gold Coast Top 16 Fall Invitational is named in honor of Mike Horgan, Lake Lytal’s head developmental coach, who died of a heart attack at age 50 in August, 2011.

A double lung transplant recipient in 2000, Horgan had cystic fibrosis his entire life but never let it damper his enthusiasm as a tireless teacher and coach.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:49.33, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 4:56.21, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:57.17; SOFLO: 6. Daniela Curbelo 5:01.17; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 4:43.85, 2. Erin Tague, LLL 4;45.46, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 4:49.11; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 4:39.03, 2. Melannie Vargas, BGS 4:47.30, 3. Camryn Hudson, LLL 5:01.83.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 5:41.02, 2. Erin Miller, JUP 6:01.38, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 6:04.05; 11-12, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 5;28.55, 2. Madelyn Hebert, ECAC 5:34.36, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 5:35.81; SOFLO: 16. Michelle Ordonez, 6:00.47, 22. Emma Twombly, 6:21.09; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez,NPB 5:07.49, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 5:19.00, 3. Sidney Starman, BGS 5;20.66; SOFLO: 9. Paige Lane 5:37.74, 19. Rebekah Ling 5:56.83; 15-and-over, 1. Daneiila Van Den Berg, Azura 4:59.14, 2. Racine Ross, Azura 5:25.15, 3. Adriana Rodriguez, SFTL 5:38.36.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 4:50.25, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 4:51.86, 3. Raphael Santos, PB 4:54.61; SOFLO: 8. Alejandro Mateus 5:27.03; 13-14, 1. John Torres, BGS 4:20.89, 2. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:29.28, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:31.13; 15-and-over, 1. Luca Dioli, Azura 3:56.49, 2. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 4:01.45, 3. Marco Guarente, Azura 4:05.56.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 5:41.94, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 5:45.33, 3. John Trieu, ECAC 5:54.78; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 6:18.50; 11-12, 1. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 5:18.13, 2. Emilio Barrantes, PB 5:26.36, 3. Lance Lesage, PST 5:26.80; SOFLO: 12. Nicolas Munoz 5:51.79; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 4:37.54, 2. Rafael Rodriguez. SOFLO 4:48.26, 3. John Torres, BGS 4;50.28; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 5:02.40; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:23.95, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4;26.51, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 4:41.60.

IF YOU GO

What: Mike Horgan Fall Invitational Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Complex, 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Schedule: Saturday sessions, 8:30 a.m., 13-and-over and 11:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals; Sunday sessions, 8:30 a.m., 13-and over and 11:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals.

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For more information call 561-310-4924 or go to http://www.lightning-swimming.org.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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