By Sharon Robb

March 12, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club leads the combined and women’s team standings going into the fourth and final day of the Speedo Southern Zone Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads Colorado Stars, led by four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, by less than ten points, 675-665.5 in the combined.

SOFLO women lead with 391 and Colorado Stars are second with 323.5.

Azura Florida Aquatic Club has already clinched the men’s team title with 507 points. Colorado Stars is second with 226, just two points ahead of SOFLO with 224.

Three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was the lone individual champion for SOFLO, winning the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.45.

Atkinson also won the “B” final in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:04.04.

SOFLO won the 400-meter medley relay in 4:11.17 with Carolina Colorado, Atkinson, Claire Donahue and Kathleen Golding.

Golding was second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:19.85, off her best time and Olympic trials cut of 2:18.67. Lisa Blackburn was eighth in 2:27.92.

Donahue was second in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.84.

Ksen Golovkina was fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 33.65.

Megan Romano was fifth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:04.24 and Carolina Colorado was eighth in 1:05.36. Romano won the B final in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.73. Colorado was also fifth in the 50-meter butterfly in 29.10.

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas was the top men’s finisher placing eighth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 30.35. Max Asnis won the D final in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:16.41.

Romano is the top point scorer for her women’s team with 55 points. Atkinson is second leading scorer with 49 and Golding third leading with 45 points. SOFLO’s Marc Rojas is the team’s top men’s scorer with 23 points.

The four-day meet, which has attracted 750 swimmers and 80 teams including Missy Franklin and Michael Andrew, concludes on Sunday with prelims and finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 675, 2. Colorado Stars 665.5, 3. Azura Florida Aquatics 589, 4. Gator Swim Club 568.5, 5. Blue Dolfins 500, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 366.5, 7. Bluefish 315, 8. Seacoast Swimming 253, 9. Colorado Springs 219, 10. Arizona Aquatic Club 199.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 391, 2. Colorado Stars 323.5, 3. Gator Swim Club 310, 4. Blue Dolfins 173, 5. Seacoast Swimming 171.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 507, 2. Colorado Stars 226, 3. SOFLO and Swim Fort Lauderdale 224, 5. Blue Dolfins 221.

WOMEN

100-meter backstroke:

1.Erin Voss, Unattached 1:02.26, 2. Fernanda Gonzalez, STA 1:03.19, 3. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 1:03.91; SOFLO: 5. Megan Romano 1:04.24, 8. Carolina Colorado 1:05.36, 9. Alia Atkinson 1:04.04, 13. Kelley Heron 1:06.59.

50-meter breaststroke:

1.Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 31.45, 2. Danielle Keymont, CBS 32.58, 3. Monica Alvarez, SOFLO 33.33; SOFLO: 4. Ksen Golovkina 33.65, 12. Emiliana Pelaez 36.09, 13. E.lise Larin 36.62

50-meter butterfly:

1.Penny Oleksiak, PC 26.59, 2. Claire Donahue, SOFLO 26.84, 3. Catalina Mendieta, SOFLO 28.12; SOFLO: 5. Carolina Colorado 29.10.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Isabel Ivey, GSC 2:18.36, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:19.85, 3. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 2:23.23; SOFLO: 8. Lisa Blackburn 2:27.92, 21. Kelley Heron 2:28.03.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Chantal Van Landeghem, PC 25.34, 2. Sandrine Mainville, PC 25.39, 3. Michelle Williams, PC 25.41; SOFLO: 9. Megan Romano 26.73, 12. Claire Donahue 27.17, 16. Lisa Blackburn 27.76.

400-meter freestyle:

1.Missy Franklin, STAR 4:12.33, 2. Alena Kraus, MAC 4:20.48, 3. Kendall Brent, SWIM 4:20.48; SOFLO: 8. Kathleen Golding 4:29.38.

400-meter medley relay:

1.SOFLO 4:11.77 (Carolina Colorado, Alia Atkinson, Claire Donahue, Kathleen Golding), 2. Gator Swim Club 4:18.30, 3. Colorado Stars 4:19.64

MEN

100-meter backstroke:

1.Kevin Lindgren, MART 58.10, 2. Zachary Poti, BD 58.18, 3. Luca Deli, Unattached 59.11; SOFLO: 18. Ryan Capote 1:02.49.

50-meter breaststroke:

1.Michael Andrew, IS 28.13, 2. Richard Funk, PCS 28.37, 3. Nicolo’ Ossola, Azura 29.03; SOFLO: 8. Marc Rojas 30.35, 16. Tyler Bland 32.47, 26. Ervin Marin 32.74.

50-meter butterfly:

1.Michael Andrew, IS 24.01, 2. Anthony Barbar, WASC 24.82, 3. Jhonny Perez, Unattached 25.59; SOFLO: 16. Alejandro Zambrano 27.02, 19. Ryan Capote 27.17, 30. Juan Serra 27.73.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Quinn Cassidy, Unatached 2:06.02, 2. Alex Taylor, SA 2:06.15, 3. John Fulginiti, BD 2:08.74; SOFLO: 13. Ervin Marin 2:15.15, 25. Ricardo Roche 2:17.24.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Karl Krug, SA 22.81, 2. Viktor Toth, DBS 23.53, 3. Michael Andrew, IS 23.56; SOFLO: 20. Ryan Capote 24.98.

400-meter freestyle:

1.Marcelo Acosta, Azura 3:56.20, 2. Eric Geunes, GSC 3:57.63, 3. Franco Lupoli, Azura 3:59.21; SOFLO: 16. Juan Diaz 4:24.84, 20. Sam Asnis 4:16.60, best time, 22. Ricardo Roche 4:19.01, best time, 25. Max Asnis, 4:16.41, 32. Ervin Marin 4:26.12.

400-meter medley relay:

1.Azura 3:56.17, 2. Blue Dolfins 3:59.54, 3. Colorado Stars 4:00.11, 9. SOFLO 4:09.24 (Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Ervin Marin, Alejandro Zambrano, Ryan Capote), 19. SOFLO B 4:17.75 (Ricardo Roche, Tyler Bland, Max Asnis, Sam Asnis).

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Southern Zone Sectional Championships

When: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St.

Admission: $5 per session, heat sheets $3. For information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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