By Sharon Robb

June 23, 2016—Mallory Schleicher and Rafael Rodriguez won individual distance events Thursday at the FLA International Invitational at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Schleicher, 12, won the 12-and-under 1500-meter freestyle in a best time 19:38.26, shaving 16.75 seconds off her previous best of 19:55.01.

Schleicher is also entered in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events and 100-meter freestyle.

Rodriguez, 14, won the 800-meter freestyle in 8:45.07. He has nine more events over three days.

Other SOFLO finishers among the Top 3 were:

Chris Vasquez, 12, second, 800-meter freestyle, 10:35, 47.94 seconds drop.

Alejandro Mateus, 11, third, 800-meter freestyle, 11:17.62.

Leonardo Mateus, 14, third, 800-meter freestyle, 9:24.07.

Sarah Acevedo, 12, second, 800-meter freestyle, 10:12.82, 1:13.19 drop.

SOFLO’s Roberto Garrido, 14, dropped 37.08 seconds off his personal best in the 1500-meter freestyle to finish in 20:11.89.

The four-day meet continues through Sunday. SOFLO has sixty swimmers entered in 373 events.

THURSDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

1500-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 19:38.26, best time, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 20:06.84, 3. Kaycie Kennedy, SF 20:40.28; 13-14, 1. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 18:51.65, 2. Megan Buchanan, STAR 19:42.38, 3. Jillian Cudney, PATS 19:50.67 15-16, 1. Cameron Thomas, SF 19:47.24.

800-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 10:06.95, 2. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 10:12.82, 3. Faith Fowler, CSSC 10:40.22; 13-14, 1. Kate Sullivan, MPM 9:38.10, 2. Rachel Botting, CSSC 9:38.21, 3. Daniela Flores Bautista, MARMO 9:51.38; 15-16, 1. Sydney Nesper, STAR 10:04.68, 2. Laura Pittman, MPM 10:10.15, 3. Lauryn Coady, MPM 10:19.03; 17-and-over, 1. Sophia Smith, APEX 9:57.40, 2. Fiona Maxwell, APEX 10:32.98, 3. Angie Petrillo, PST 10:34.97.

BOYS

1500-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Matvey Ivanov, BG 18:54.92, 2. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 19:12.33, 3. Miguel Siwady, Unattached 20:36.86; 13-14, 1. Liam Swain, MPM 17:29.88, 2. Emerson Kiefer, APEX 17:58.71, 3. Jack D’Avi, YSF 18:32.37; SOFLO: 8. Roberto Garrido 29:11.89, best time, 9. Jiovanni Tapia 21:05.32; 15-16, 1. Marco Alberto Cabral, LACES 19:59.29; 17-and-over, 1. Chip Sheldon, STAR 18:48.39, 2. Andy Miayres SGST 25:47.94, 3. Peter Vila, SGST 26:12.01.

800-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Brennan Muramatsu, STAR 10:09.11, 2. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 10:35, best time, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 11:17.62; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 8:45.07, 2. Sasha Shashkov, BGSC 9:13.83, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 9:24.07; 15-16, 1. Andrew Matejka, BGSC 8:42.08, 2. Nick Pacitti, PST 8:59.76, 3. TC McCaffrey, PATS 9:25.05; 17-and-over, 1. Will Hrabchak, BG 9:24.82.

IF YOU GO

What: FLA International Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation

Schedule: Friday, 4, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. All sessions are timed finals.

Admission: $5 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call 954-980-8666 or got to http://www.FLAswim.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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