By Sharon Robb

April 17, 2016—Clara Bland was the top South Florida Aquatic Club finisher at the 8-and-Under Sizzler Swim Meet at Sunrise Civic Center.

Bland, 6, was third in the 6-and-under 25-yard butterfly in a best time 31.61, dropping 7.93 seconds from her previous best of 39.54.

Bland also swam two other best times in the 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard breaststroke.

Bland was fifth in the backstroke event in 30.13, dropping 2.56 and ninth in the breaststroke event in 39.62, dropping 8.07.

SOFLO teammate Giada Porven was fifth in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in a best time 19.77, breaking 20 seconds for the first time. Her previous best was 21.07.

Porven was also fourth in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 21.68.

The meet was abbreviated because of bad weather. The competition ended before the 7-8 25-yard breaststroke.

The next Sizzler is scheduled for May 6 at Heritage Aquatics.

SIZZLER RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Sabina LaPietra, PST 25.21, 2. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.16, 3. Clara Bland, SOFLO 31.61, best time; 7-8, 1. Lena Lajko, SFTL 16.86, 2. Mariana Montes, CSSC 18.14, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF 18.99; SOFLO: 5. Giada Porven 19.77, best time, 7. Sarah Vasquez 21.29, best time, 11. Abigail Natino 22.11, best time

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Zeta Kujawa, PCS 26.83, 2. Sabina LaPietra, PST 26.90, 3. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.24; SOFLO: 5. Clara Bland, 30.13, best time; 7-8, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 18.92, 2. Lena Lajko, SFTL 19.08, 3. Abigail Almacen, SUN 20.96; SOFLO: 4. Giada Porven 21.68, best time, 9. Abigail Natino 22.16, best time, 14. Sarah Vasquez 23.20, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Molly Chaison, CSSC 29.10, 2. Elizabeth Landron, SUN 29.91, 3. Sabina LaPietra, PST 30.42; SOFLO: 9. Clara Bland 39.62, best time.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 29.19, 2. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 31.14, 3. Francesco Corrals, SFTL 33.35; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 16.30, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 16.39, 3. Sebastian Guio, YSF 17.88; SOFLO: 16. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.65, best time, 33. Luis Roman 30.67, 43. Christian Baltar 34.91.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 27.96, 2. Antonio Sarabia, HAFL 31.16, 3. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 31.39; 7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 17.47, 2. Sebastian Guio, YSF 19.54, 3. Rafael landron, SUN 20.16; SOFLO: 13. Joseph-Blake Natino 23.86, 24. Luis Roman 25.63, 29. Christian Baltar 26.53.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under:

1. Andreas Lajko, SFTL 28.93, 2. Stepan Bulushev, HAT 32.07, 3. Jonah Spiller, HAT 32.43.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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