By Sharon Robb

February 29, 2016—With so many swimmers dominating their events, it looked more like the South Florida Aquatic Club Invitational instead of the Florida Gold Coast Area III Developmental Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO showed off its depth in both the boys and girls age group events by finishing among the top four places in several races. In many events, SOFLO swimmers swept the top three and four spots.

It was a great way to start off the championship season featuring this weekend’s FGC Junior Olympics at Coral Springs and Senior Championships in SOFLO’s home pool at Academic Village.

SOFLO is defending champions and are up for the challenge of defending their titles after a solid season of short course training and racing.

For the second day in a row, SOFLO won several events:

Michelle Marinheiro, 13, following in the footsteps of her two older sisters, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.12, dropping 1.71 seconds. SOFLO had three swimmers in the top four spots.

Kellie Wilcox, 15, won the 100-yard freestyle in 59.11, also a best time. Again SOFLO had three swimmers in the top four places.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:53.63, a best time by 7.17 seconds.

Sarah Acevedo, 12, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:31.83, shaving 10.44 off her previous best.

Alexandra Crespo, 15, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:29.02. Natasha Testa, 17, was second in 2:38.63.

Rebekah Ling, 13, won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.68, a drop of 1.25 seconds.

Alana Acevedo, 14, won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:05.98, a 1.84 drop.

Alexandra Crespo, 15, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.15.

Daniela Curbelo, 13, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 36.55. She also won the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:23.91.

Valentina Carrion, 13, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:49.78.

Wilcox won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:50.84, a best time.

Katrina Del Vecchio, 13, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:54.93.

The SOFLO boys were just as good.

Mark Andre De Gracia, 12, won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.48 and was followed by three of his teammates.

Nicolas Munoz, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.02.

Chris Vasquez, 12, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:30.37. Three of his teammates rounded out the top four finishers.

Michael Arias, 13, won the 200-yard individual medley and was joined by three of his teammates in the top four.

De Gracia also won the 50-yard backstroke in 34.24.

Juan Serra, 14, won the 50-yard backstroke in 29.12 and was followed by three SOFLO teammates.

Vazquez also won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:10.20, a best time.

Samuel Quintero, 15, won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.61.

Lucas Porven, 10, won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 44.46 in the 7-10 age group. SOFLO had three of four places in the event in the 11-12 age group.

Emmanuel Ortiz, 17 won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 32.50.

Arias also won the 200-yard backstroke as SOFLO swept the top three spots.

Vasquez also won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:54.48.

Zackary Harris won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:39.

The two-day meet was a last chance meet for swimmers to make time standards for the FGC Junior Olympics and Senior Championships.

DAY TWO RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:14.21, 2. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 1:16.67, 3. Victoria Reveron, North Miami 1:17.54; 11-12, 1. Annabella Ramirez, Metro Aquatics 1:03.28, 2. Isabella Alvarez, Metro Aquatics 1:03.76, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:06.26, best time; 13-14, 1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 57.12, best time, 2. Giselle Kleiban, CM 58.06, 3. Madison Johnson, SOFLO 58.73, best time, 4. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 58.92, best time; 15-18, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 59.11, best time, 2. Abby Gracy, AAST 1:00.85, 3. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 1:01.46, 4. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 1:01.55.

200-yard individual medley:

7-10, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 2:53.63, best time, 2. Bianca Nieto, CM 2:59.03, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 3:06.52, best time; 11-12, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:31.83, best time, 2. Lauren Silva, Miami Swimming 2:39.43, 3. Deborah Alarcon, Gulliver 2:43.30; 13-14, 1. Stephie Deybach, Miami Beach 2:30.57, 2. Noemi Fekete, AAST 2:31.22, 3. Angelica Hernandez, Gulliver 2:33.58; 15-18, 1. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 2:29.02, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 2:38.63, best time, 3. Hannah Bauta, AquaKids Sharks 2:43.71.

50-yard backstroke:

7-10, 1. Ariadne Villar, Hurricanes 39.36, 2. Abbie Sargent, Florida Keys 39.96, 3. Nicole Macedo, CM 40.41, 4. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 40.95, best time; 11-12, 1. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Beach 33.44, 2. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 33.82, 3. Meghan Perez, Gulliver 33.92; 13-14, 1. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 31.68, best time, 2. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 31.83, 3. Sara Gallardo, Hurricanes 32.06; 15-18, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 32.01, 2. Emily Santamaria, AquaKids Sharks 33.33, 3. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 33.42, 4. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 34.32.

100-yard butterfly:

7-10, 1. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 1:26.48, 2. Gioia Balzano, Miami Swimming 1:28.33, 3. Abbie Sargeant, Florida Keys 1:30.10, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:30.41; 11-12, 1. Lily Iglesias, Miami Swimming 1:08.70, 2. Brianna Wall, Gulliver 1:12.47, 2. Deborah Alarcon, Gulliver 1:14.53; 13-14, 1. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:05.98, best time, 2. Madison Johnson, SOFLO 1:06.81, best time, 3. Ava Chandler, Miami Swimming 1:13.84; 15-18, 1. Aexandra Crespo, SOFLO 1:08.15, best time, 2. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 1:11.99, best time, 3. Julia Ohana, Miami Beach 1:14.96.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-10, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 44.57, 2. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 44.98, 3. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 44.98; 11-12, 1. Ysabella Farias, ASC 37.52, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 37.72, best time, 3. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Beach 38.59, 4. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 38.82, 5. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 38.96, best time; 13-14, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 36.55, 2. Lily Sines, SOFLO 36.90, 3. Stephie Deybach, Miami Beach 37.19; 15-18, 1. Abby Gracy, AAST 38.70, 2. Molly Eisenhart, Miami Swimming 41.10, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 41.57.

200-yard medley relay:

7-10, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:47.72 (Kerry Cunningham, Leah Pando, Kaitlyn Barrios, Luna Delgado), 2. Miami Shores 2:48.77, 3. SOFLO “B” 2:48.85 (Mariann Catalasan, Maria Legaspi, Judith-Alison Natino, Fiorella Di Salvo); 11-12, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:10.55 (Jena Legaspi, Mia Escudero, Sarah Acevedo, Emma Twombly), 2. Florida Keys 2:46.51; 13-14, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:53.29 (Isabella DiSalvo, Katrina Del Vecchio, Daniela Curbelo, Kyana Castro), 2. SOFLO “B” 2:08.18 (Michelle Marinheiro, Valentina Carrion, Alana Acevedo, Michelle Ordonez); 15-18, 1. Atlantis 1:58.80.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Elena Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:35.65, 2. Sophia Perez, Gulliver 2:37.93, 3. Camila Gomez, Miami Beach 2:38.08; 13-14, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:23.91, best time, 2. Katie Rogers, Gulliver 2:25.37, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:25.59, best time, 4. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 2:25.79, best time; 15-18, 1. Emily Santamaria, AquaKids Sharks 2:38.31, 2. Ale Rodriguez, Miami Swimming 2:45.67.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Meghan Perez, Gulliver 3:05.79, 2. Aria Torretta, Gulliver 3:06.07, 3. Antonella Nieto, CM 3:06.32; 13-14, 1. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 2:49.78, 2. Caylin Soriano, CM 2:58.34, 3. Lily Sines, SOFLO 2:59.90; 15-18, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 2:50.84.

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 18:54.93, 2. Caroline Rodriguez, ASC 19:01.02; 15-18, 1. Sofia Rodriguez, ASC 19:04.82.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 1:12.42, 2. Alejandro Barrios, Metro Aquatics 1:13.35, 3. Fernando Collazo, Gulliver 1:14.00; 11-12, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:02.48, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 1:04.26, best time, 3. Odin Farkas, SOFLO 1:04.68, 4. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 1:05.23, best time; 13-14, 1. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 57.02, best time, 2. Dylan Valdivia, Miami Swimming 57.31, 3. Aaron Alegre, Metro Aquatics 57.90; 15-18, 1. Noah Oliver, AquaKids Sharks 54.27; 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 54.52, best time, 3. Daimyo Alonso, ASC 55.22, 4. Matthew Delvalle, SOFLO 56.48, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 3:02.77; 11-12, 1. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:30.37, best time, 2. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 2:32.52, best time, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:41.46, best time, 4. Odin Farkas, SOFLO 2:44.71; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:12.84, best time, 2. Juan Serra, SOFLO 2:13.14, best time, 3. Marcos Vazquez, SOFLO 2:18.24, best time, 4. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 2:18.36, best time; 15-18, 1. Tomas Farias, ASC 2:13.98, 2. Wyatt Jennessee, SOFLO 2:14.95, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

7-10, 1. Lautaro Gomez, Miami Beach 36.74, 2. Jonathan Lozano, Unattached 39.54, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 40.05, best time, 4. Owen Sines, SOFLO 40.61, best time; 11-12, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 34.24, 2. Nicholas Rodriguez, Metro Aquatics 34.59, 3. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 35.78; 13-14, 1. Juan Serra, SOFLO 29.12, 2. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 29.40, best time, 3. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 29.66, best time, 4. Marcox Vazquez, SOFLO 29.68, best time; 15-18, 1. Alex Deybach, Miami Beach 28.85, 2. Wyatt Jennessee, SOFLO 30.25, 3. Lauro Garza, CM 32.26.

100-yard butterfly:

7-10, 1. Lautaro Gomez, Miami Beach 1:24.83, 2. Fernando Collazo, Gulliver 1:28.15, 3. Andriy Huertas, Gulliver 1:31.89; 11-12, 1. Chris Vazquez, SOFLO 1:10.20, best time, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:10.36, best time, 3. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 1:12.84; 13-14, 1. Reade Lawson, AAST 1:00.58, 2. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 1:02.66, 3. Michael Arias, SOFLO 1:03.99, 4. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 1:04.04; 15-18, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 59.61, 2. Alex Deybach, Miami Beach 1:00.22, 3. Daimyo Alonso, ASC 1:00.38.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-10, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 44.46, best time, 2. Thomas Fanjul, Gulliver 44.78, 3. Juanfra Gudino, Hurricanes 45.78; 11-12, 1. Juan Kommer, Metro Aquatics 37.37, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 37.83, best time, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 38.17, 4. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 38.20, best time; 13-14, 1. Dylan Valdivia, Miami Swimming 33.75, 2. Eiza Gantus, SOFLO 34.21, 3. Aaron Alegre, Metro Aquatics 34.77, 4. Ryan Alfonso, SOFLO 35.46, best time; 15-18, 1. Emmanuel Ortiz, SOFLO 32.50, best time, 2. Craiger King II, Florida Keys 33.24, 3. Julio De la Cruz, ASC 33.83.

200-yard medley relay:

7-10, 1. SOFLO “A” 2:43.12 (Owen Sines, Benjamin Kim, Lucas Porven, Kyle Dorn), 2. Devilrays 2:45.17; 13-14, 1. SOFLO “B” 1:54.53 (Nicolas Munoz, Michael Toro, Jiovanni Tapia, Sebastian Sevilla), 2. SOFLO “A” 2:04.07 (Marcos Vazquez, Eiza Gantus, Juan Serna, Michael Arias); 15-18, 1. Atlantis 1:58.80.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Emilio Marin, Metro Aquatics 2:36.41; 13-14, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:12.84, best time, 2. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 2:15.28, best time, 3. Sebastian Sevilla, SOFLO 2:21.65; 15-18, 1. Noah Oliver, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.60, 2. Jelani Forde, Hurricanes 2:21.07, 3. Jake Sanchez, AquaKids Sharks 2:24.60.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:54.48, 2. Bruno Mauriello, CM 3:02.39; 13-14, 1. Merlin Plant, Miami Swimming 2:39.40, 2. Jose Hermida, Metro Aquatics 2:44.82, 3. Sebastian Tanaka, Gulliver 2:45.45; 15-18, 1. Jake Sanchez, AquaKids Sharks 2:38.50, 2. Connor Acosta, AquaKids Sharks 2:39.49, 3. Jelani Forde, Hurricanes 2:42.02.

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 19:39.00; 13-14, 1. Benjamin Carey, Gulliver 19:21.02, 3. Roberto Garrido, SOFLO 19:39.47, best time; 15-18, 1. Lucas Scalise, ASC 18:50.20.

SOFLO TIME TRIALS

GIRLS

50-yard freestyle: 1. Beverly Muzii, Miami Swimming 30.60, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 33.72.

50-yard backstroke: 1. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 35.37, 2. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 53.29.

50-yard butterfly: 1. Beverly Muzii, Miami Swimming 31.06, 2. Paola Huerta, SOFLO 32.18, 3. Taylor Backer, AquaKids Sharks 32.46.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:43.33.

1,650-yard freestyle mixed: 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 19:42.02, 2. Lily Sines, SOFLO 21:19.26.

BOYS

50-yard butterfly: 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 27.23.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 1:10.24.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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