By Sharon Robb

June 4, 2016—Mark Andre De Gracia got South Florida Aquatic Club off on the right track with a win in the 100-meter breaststroke Saturday at the eighth annual North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

De Gracia, 12, won the 11-12 boys’ race in a best time 1:26.87, shaving 2.35 off his previous best of 1:29.22.

De Gracia was the team’s only individual winner. He was also 11th in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:53.70 and 14th in the 50-meter butterfly in a best time 39.32, dropping 7.68 seconds.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Paige Lane, second, 200-meter freestyle 2:19.27; second, 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.92; third, 50-meter freestyle, 29.01.

Kaitlyn Barrios, second, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:45.25, best time; second, 100-meter backstroke, 1:36.75, best time.

Judith-Alison Nagy, third 100-meter breaststroke, 1:45.45.

Mariann Catalasan, third, 100-meter backstroke, 1:37.11.

Sarah Vasquez, third, 50-meter butterfly, 53.81, best time.

Lance Lesage, second, 200-meter backstroke, 2:32.37.

Chris Vasquez, third, 50-meter freestyle, 30.65, best time.

Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet while North Palm Beach Swim Club officials are running it.

SOFLO has the largest team with 61 swimmers entered in 332 races.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, is giving SOFLO swimmers a chance to race long course against some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers and teams including Azura, Coral Springs Swim Club, Plantation, Boca Raton, Miami Swimming and host North Palm Beach.

The two-day meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:47.01; SOFLO: 4. Maria Legaspi 2:59.14; 11-12, 1. Adriana Goodwin, Azura 2:20.64; SOFLO: 6. Emma Twombly 2:28.35, 17. Valeria Garcia 2:40.80, 21. Sofia Osorio 2:43.28, best time, 24. Sabrina Osorio 2:45.52, best time; 13-14, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:16.94; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 2:19.27, 7. Isabella Di Salvo 2:24.86, 15. Rebekah Ling 2:31.47; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Wahlstrom, ACE 2:06.75.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erin Mooney, NPB 1:44.68; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:45.25, best time, 3. Judith-Alison Nagy 1:45.45, best time, 7. Maria Legaspi 1:53.58, 11. Carleigh Schleicher 1:59.83, best time, 13. Anastasia Lutz 2:00.14, best time, 20. Annie Schulze 2:09.30; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:24.89; SOFLO: 5. Mia Escudero 1:35.18, 6. Valeria Garcia 1:35.53, best time; 13-14, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:21.23; SOFLO: 12. Rebekah Ling 1:37.33, best time, 13. Kalin Hubbard 1:38.06, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Malin Westman, ACE 1:13.21.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:32.15; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:36.75, best time, 3. Mariann Catalasan 1:37.11, 6. Judith-Alison Natino 1:42.83, best time, 10. Natalia Sibug 1:47.50, best time; 11-12, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:14.12; SOFLO: 11. Sofia Osorio 1:26.47, best time, 14. Emma Twombly 1:28.22.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:31.99; SOFLO: 5. Jena Legaspi 2:46.54, best time, 9. Daniela Curbelo 2:50.03, 13. Sofia Osorio 3:00.38, 15. Kalin Hubbard 3:04.63, 18. Leah Pardo 3:09.73; 15-and-over, 1. Madeline McClosky, ACE 2:30.67.

50-meter butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Julianna Bell, NPB 51.74; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 53.81, best time; 9-10, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 36.11; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 44.09, best time, 7. Carleigh Schleicher 45.91, best time, 10. Mariann Catalasan 47.08, 11. Judith-Alison Natino, 48.15 best time, 15. Celeste Estrada 49.67, best time, 16. Natalia Sibug 50.57, 20. Anastasia Lutz 53.84, best time; 11-12, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 31.83; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 35.01, best time, 16. Jena Legaspi 37.35, best time, 19. Valeria Garcia 38.04, best time, 21. Mia Escudero 38.68, best time.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:06.85; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 1:11.92, 4. Daniela Curbelo 1:14.51, 6. Isabella Di Salvo 1:17.09, 17. Lily Sines 1:28.94, 18. Kalin Hubbard 1:29.10, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Harper Bruens, Unattached 1:01.40.

50-meter freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 38.55; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Vasquez 44.77, best time; 9-10, 1. Logan Ann Zielinski, NPB 33.53; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 35.61, best time, 9. Mariann Catalasan 38.79, best time, 12. Judith-Alison Natino 40.20, 14. Anastasia Lutz 40.56, best time, 15. Carleigh Schleicher 40.64, 16. Natalia Sibug 41.25; 11-12, 1. Adriana Goodwin, Azura 29.64; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 31.86, best time, 9. Emma Twombly 32.16, best time, 24. Valeria Garcia 33.86, 37. Mia Escudero 35.38; 13-14, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 28.63; SOFLO: 3. Paige Lane 29.01, 4. Isabella Di Salvo 30.30, 12. Michelle Ordonez 31.63, best time, 16. Daniela Curbelo 31.80, 21. Kalin Hubbard 32.29, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Harper Bruens, Unattached 26.43.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 5:19.28; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 5:46.40, best time; 5. Jena Legaspi 6:01.51, 6. Rebekah Ling 6:01.89, 9. Lily Sines 6:10.42; 15-and-over, 1. Tara Leininger, NPB 5:37.30.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kai Winkler, Unattached 2:21.94; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Lozano 2:55.28, best time, 9. Kyle Dorn 3:05.73, best time, 15. Owen Smith 3:16.28, best time; 11-12, 1. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 2:17.34; SOFLO: 4. Chris Vasquez 2:27.20, best time, 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:37.08, best time, 17. Sebastian Shy 3:13.04, best time; 13-14, 1. Andres McKeon, CSSC 2:06.32; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 2:14.49, 10. Eiza Gantus 2:19.24, 11. Nicolas Munoz 2:21.44, best time, 17. Zackary Harris 2:28.44, 19. Jiovanni Tapia 2:31.76, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:55.69; SOFLO: 12. Tomas Pelaez 2:07.90, 28. Sebastian Sevilla 2:14.27, best time.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unatached 1:32.79; SOFLO: 9. Jonathan Lozano 1:57.13, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:08.35, 19. Matthew Escudero 2:18.96; 11-12, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:26.87, best time; SOFLO: 7. Chris Vasquez 1:38.77, best time; 13-14, 1. Ethan Di Egidio, Unattached 1:19.74; SOFLO: 6. Marcos Vazquez 1:28.32, best time, 12. Jiovanni Tapia 1:34.26, best time, 19. Gabriel Ferdinand 1:45.31, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:06.08; SOFLO: 8. Tyler Bland 1:14.45, 20. Tomas Pelaez 1:24.50.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unattached 1:18.58; SOFLO: 10. Kyle Dorn 1::46.37, best time, 19. Matthew Escudero 2:12.56; 11-12, 1. Fin Winkler, Unattached 1:13.83; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:24.59, best time.

200-meter backstroke:

14-and-under, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 2:26.66; SOFLO: 2. Lance Lesage 2:32.37, 6. Nicolas Munoz 2:39.23, best time, 9. Zackary Harris 2:46.41, best time, 11. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:53.70; 15-and-over, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 2:11.59.

50-meter butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 38.99, best time; SOFLO: 4. Joseph-Blake Natino 59.75, best time; 9-10, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unattached 31.82; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 45.77, best time, 16. Owen Smith 52.03; 11-12, 1. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 31.83; SOFLO: 4. Chris Vasquez 33.44, best time, 11. Logan Gonzalez 37.45, best time, 14. Mark Andre De Gracia 39.32, best time, 20. Sebastian Shy 49.75, best time.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 1:05.02; SOFLO: 9. Eiza Gantus 1:13.66, 10. Marcos Vazquez 1:15.07, 11. Jiovanni Tapia 1:15.08, best time, 20. Nicolas Munoz 1:19.17, best time, 25. Lucas Porven 1:30.37, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 55.27.

50-meter freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 42.09; SOFLO: 5. Joseph-Blake Natino 49.58; 9-10, 1. Marcus Szabo, PB 35.43; SOFLO: 7. Kyle Dorn 38.16, best time, 8. Owen Smith 38.41, best time, 11. Jonathan Lozano, 38.72; 11-12, 1. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 28.82; SOFLO: 3. Chris Vasquez 30.65, best time, 18. Sebastian Shy 40.97, 13-14, 1. Robert Wilson, Unattached 26.73; SOFLO: 5. Eiza Gantus 28.70, best time, 10. Lance Lesage 29.04, 15. Nicolas Munoz 29.88, best time, 22. Jiovanni Tapia 31.39, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Jhonny Perez, Unattached 23.84; SOFLO: 15. Tyler Bland 28.25, 27. Sebastian Sevilla 28.71.

400-meter individual medley:

14-and-under, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 5:20.16; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 6:53.06; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:42.27.

IF YOU GO

What: 8th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff

When: Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.

Schedule: Sunday, Session One 9 a.m., Session Two 1:30 p.m.

Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet. North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the third consecutive year.

Admission: $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet director is Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060. Time lines, psych sheets and results will be posted at http://www.npbswimming.com according to meet organizers.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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