Gavin, Danyliv Win Distance Races On Day One; SOFLO Swimmers Compete Saturday At Gulliver Fall Open

By Sharon Robb

October 30, 2015—Teenagers Karaline Gavin and Orest Danyliv won the opening 1,650-yard freestyle event Friday on Day One of the Gulliver Fall Open.

Gavin, 13, of Bolles Sharks, won the girls race in 18:48.34, nearly two minutes ahead of the field in a best time 18:48.34. She dropped 11.52 seconds off her previous best of 18:59.86.

Gavin is entered in six other events including the 200-yard freestyle and 200- and 400-yard individual medleys.

Orest Danyliv, 16, of Gulliver Swim Club won in 16:49.33. Danyliv shaved 57.55 seconds off his previous best of 17:46.88.

Danyliv is entered in seven other events from the 500-yard freestyle to the 50-yard freestyle.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two timed final sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Live results can be found on Meet Mobile. A large contingent from South Florida Aquatic Club will compete on Saturday and Sunday.

Twenty-two teams club teams are competing including Azura Florida Aquatics, Bolles, Hurricane Aquatics, Miami Swimming, Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s, Swim Fort Lauderdale and South Florida Aquatic Club.


1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Karaline Gavin, Bolles 18:48.34, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, Gulliver 20:16.80, 3. Emma Gomez, PC 20:22.42, 4. Sophire Granite, Gulliver 20:38.07, 5. Isabella Acosta, Gulliver 20:41.64.


1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Orest Danyliv, Gulliver 16:49.33, 2. James Kim, Unattached 17:07.28, 3. Marcelo Lauzurique, Gulliver 17:17.90, 4. Richie Almagro, Gulliver 17:18.63, 5. Matthew Poppell, Gulliver 17:39.69.

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