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.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.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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