By Sharon Robb
November 20, 2015—Alejandro Mateus, Valerie Vank and Logan Gonzalez were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club Friday night at the 25th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Swimming Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.
Mateus, 10, was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.87; 500-yard freestyle in 6:04.75; and 50-yard freestyle in 29.41.
Vank, 10, was fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in lifetime-best 2:41.25, shaving 8.26 off her previous best.
Logan Gonzalez, 10, was third in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:21.42 and tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in a best tie, 29.63, dropping 0.10.
Other Top 10 SOFLO finishers:
Jacob Navarro, 9, fourth, 500-yard freestyle, 6:23.79.
Aldo Zepeda, 10, seventh, 200-yard IM, 2:49.10, best time, dropping 26.87.
Sabrina Osorio, 10, eighth, 200-yard IM, 2:47.54, best time dropping 7.30.
Sofia Osorio, 10, ninth, 200-yard IM, 2:47.55, best time, dropping 30.78.
The four-day meet continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Azura Florida Aquatics leads the combined and men’s team standings and Pine Crest leads the women’s team standings.
The field features most of the Florida Gold Coast teams including Pine Crest, Heritage Aquatics, Azura Florida Aquatics, Wellington, Boca Raton Swim Team, Miami-Dade, Miami Swimming, Hialeah, Jupiter and Plantation Swim Team and several international teams including Jamaica.
FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 780, 2. Pine Crest 602, 3. Coral Springs Swim Club 348.5, 16. SOFLO 132.
MEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 544, 2. Pine Crest 239, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 158, 9. SOFLO 111.
WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 363, 2. North Palm Beach Swim Club 309, 3. Azura 236, 25. SOFLO 21.
GIRLS
50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 27.22, 2. Liah Perez, WOW 27.89, 3. Riley Botting, CSSC 28.26; SOFLO: 21. Kaitlyn Barrios 32.11; 11, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 26.24, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 26.35, 3. Mercy McLemore, BEST 27.50; 12, 1. Summer Schulte, PB 26.25, 2. Charlot Russell, DSC 26.63, 3. Gaby Chambers, PST 26.28; 13-14, 1. Hailey Jerew, AKS 23.64, 2. Sydney Biscui Torres, Unattache 23.93, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 24.33; 15-16, 1. Sloan Sizemore, PB 23.94, 2. Allora Williams, SF 24.18, 3. Paloma Sanchez, MS 24.43; Open, 1. Valentina Artemeva, NSU 23.58, 2. Kyla Valls, MS 23.72, 3. Patricia Casellas, Azura 24.24.
200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:28.00, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 2:28.65, 3. Liah Perez, WOW 2:31.49; SOFLO: 5. Valerie Vank 2:41.25, 8. Sabrina Osorio 2:47.54, 9. Sofia Osorio 2:47.55.
500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AKS 5:40.37, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 5:55.26, 3. Erin Miller, JD 5:58.06.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:07.52, 2. Gabby Beltrano, CSSC 2:11.37, 3. Amanda Kopas, SFTL 2:14.00; 15-16, 1. Giulia Montes, Unattached 2:03.49, 2. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 2:06.33, 3. Francesca Choy, JD 2:09.55; Open, 1. Caroline Schirmer, SAS 2:07.10, 2. Alexa Rivera, NPB 2:09.20, 3. Sydney Mutschler, WOW 2:14.85.
200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:20.80, 2. Hailey Jerew, AKS 2:23.76, 3. Dahlia Delgado, JD 2:27.85; 15-16, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 2:20.10, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:20.67, 3. Frances Morales, BR 2:26.95; Open, 1. Valentina Artemeva, NSU 2:19.27, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, SFTL 2:20.53, 3. Kelly Harrington, BR 2:20.85.
200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:05.23, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:09.39, 3. Erika Wesch, JD 2:12.59; 15-16, 1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 2:02.92, 2. Molly See, PC 2:06.80, 3. Racine Ross, Azura 2:11.56; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 1:59.56, 2. Kyla Valls, MS 2:00.74, 3. Daniela Hernandez, CSC 2:07.31; SOFLO: 9. Natasha Testa 2:25.32.
400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. North Palm Beach 3:59.80, 2. Pine Crest 4:01.63, 3. Jupiter 4:09.56; Open, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:54.99, 2. North Palm Beach 3:56.52, 3. Pine Crest 4:00.70.
BOYS
50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 26.89, 2. Finn Winkler, FLA 27.32, 3. Steven Curtis, JD 27.55; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 29.41, 10. Logan Gonzalez 29.63, 11. Enrique Rodriguez 29.72, 18. Alessandra Pereira 31.12, 26. Aldo Zepeda 31.95; 11, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 25.69, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 26.53, 3. Diego Lopez, CAM 28.00; 12, 1. Emilio Barrantes, PB 24.68, 2. Tiago Pereira, PC 24.77, 3. Tre ‘V Monroe, NBP 25.00; 13-14, 1. Izaak Bastian, SAS 22.17, 2. Mattheus Santos PB 22.22, 3. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 22.80; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 21.65, 2. Nico Ferrara, CSSC 21.81, 3. Jorge Depassier, Azura 21.99; Open, 1. Till Barthel, NSU 20.45, 2. Raiz Tjon-A-Joe, Azura 20.54, 3. Esau Simpson, NSU 20.83.
200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 2:25.96, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:34.87, 3. Aiden Kohanyi, SUN 2:41.44; SOFLO: 7. Aldo Zepeda 2:49.10.
500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 5:29.39, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 6:04.75, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 6:21.42; SOFLO: 4. Jacob Navarro 6:23.79.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 1:50.67, 2. John Torres, BGS 1:57.17, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 1:57.55; 15-16, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 1:53.31, 2. Tyler Zuyus, PB 1:55.42, 3. Juan Imposimato, YBC 1:57.64; Open, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:51.30, 2. Mauricio Limon, Azura 1:55.78, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 1:56.66.
200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Izaak Bastian, SAS 2:05.36, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:11.09, 3. Alfredo Vieira Wolfermann, MS 2:16.08; 15-16, 1. Felipe Urrutia, MS 2:08.05, 2. Victor Fajer, Azura 2:11.77, 3. Jorge Depassier, Azura 2:13.75; Open, 1. Nicolo’ Ossola, Azura 2:01.16, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 2:01.20, 3. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:03.86.
200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. John Torres, BGS 2:00.04, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 2:00.63, 3. Joshua Balbi, WOW 2:01.15; 15-16, 1. Anyelo Mendoza, Cam 1:54.86, 2. Brayan Perez, BM 1:56.57, 3. Parker Bierman, NPB 1:56.83; Open, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:51.69, 2. Alex Cronin, JD 1:52.21, 3. Max Garcia del Pozo, MAC 1:53.24.
400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:43.15, 2. Azura 3:50.93, 3. Hialeah 3:53.95; Open, 1. Azura 3:21.49, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:30.13, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:34.51.
IF YOU GO
What: 25th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Swimming Championships
When: Today-Sunday
Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St.
Schedule: SATURDAY, 8:30 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.; SUNDAY—8:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 per session, $3 heat sheets per session. For more information go to http://www.swimpst.com.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
Copyright: Content cannot be reprinted or used in any form without permission from South Florida Aquatic Club.

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