By Sharon Robb

January 29, 2016—On a chilly night, Nicolas Rossi was a double winner to lead South Florida Aquatic Club on opening day of the Florida Gold Coast SOFLO Open Friday at Academic Village Pool.

Rossi, 12, swept the distance events. Rossi won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.95 and 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:37.91. Rossi was seeded first in both events.

Rossi was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.62.

SOFLO’s other individual winner was Kathleen Golding, top-seeded in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The 15-year-old won in a best time 10:23.47. Her previous best was 11:34.45, dropping 1.49.

SOFLO swimmers posted eighteen best times in the opening session including an impressive time drop from 10-year-old Christian Tijero, second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.60 improving his previous best by 29.76.

With more than 800 swimmers in the field, it is the largest meet South Florida Aquatic Club, Comets and Booster Club have hosted in the team’s 16-year history.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions in the morning and afternoon noon.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:15.96; 2. Isabella Acosta, Gulliver 2:20.48, 3. Paola Gonzalez, Unattached 2:31.21; SOFLO: 7. Leah Pando 2:35.91, best time; 11-12, 1. Margaret Miao, AquaKids 2:04.00, 2. Ana Kondratovich, Hialeah 2:04.95, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:09.36.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:34.28, 2. Isabella Acosta, Gulliver 2:40.22, 3. Melissa Gonzalez, Blue Marlins 2:44.01; SOFLO: 8. Leah Pando 2:59.43, best time, 9. Kaitlyn Barrios 3:00.80; 11-12, 1. Margaret Miao, AquaKids 2:20.30, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:23.07, 3. Ana Kondratovich, Hialeah 2:25.58; SOFLO: 8. Lily Sines 2:37.07, best time, 10. Jena Legaspi 2:37.25, best time.

1,000-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, City Miami 15:41.29, 2. Charlotte Olmo, City Miami 16:51.84; 11-12, 1. Anelis Roque, Metro 11:14.06, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 11:15.07, best time, 3. Isabella Chambers, PST 11:38.75; SOFLO: 5. Lily Sines 12:21.25, best time; 13-14, 1. Sidney Starman, Unattached 10:49.13, 2. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 10:59.88, 3. Taylor Politi, FLA 11:03.62; SOFLO: 4. Michelle Marinheiro 11:08.47, best time, 6. Paige Lane 11:18.71, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 10:23.47, best time, 2. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, MAC 10:39.24, 3. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 10:45.17; SOFLO: 8. Emiliana Pelaez 11:22.43.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 2:08.51, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:16.35, 3. Christian Tijero, SOLO 2:17.88 best time; SOFLO: 5. Alessandro Pereria 2:28.41, best time; 8. Aldo Zepeda 2:37.09, 9. Lucas Porven 2:39.96, best time; 11-12, 1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 1:59.95, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 2:00.14, 3. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 2:00.31; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 2:06.39, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:35.84, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 2:37.60, best time, 3. George Gonzalez, Unattached 2:44.21; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 2:44.65, 6. Aldo Zepeda 2:59.02; 11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:17.93, best time, 2. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 2:18.96, 3. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 2:20.62; SOFLO: 9. Zackary Harris 2:31.92.

1,000-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 10:37.91, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 11:12.08, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 12:59.46; 13-14, 1. Andres Vargas, Metro 9:56.98, 2. John Torres, Unattached 10:00.16, 3. Andres Wong, Metro 10:06.77; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 10:18.48, 8. Tomas Pelaez 10:37.39, best time, 9. Joseph Lee 10:38.17, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Alex Arrieta, Metro 9:35.01, 2. Aitor Fungairino, Metro 9:35.04, 3. Adrian Aguilar, Metro 9:44.37; SOFLO: 4. Max Asnis 9:56.15.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, sessions 8:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191, Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information, call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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