By Sharon Robb

July 25, 2016—-South Florida Aquatic Club finished eighth among a 37-team field at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships Sunday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions in Coral Springs.

SOFLO, with 34 swimmers, finished with 518 points. Swim Fort Lauderdale captured the combined team title with 1,085 points and defending champion Gulliver Swim Club was runner-up with 990.50 points.

The busy summer continues for SOFLO swimmers and coaches with several meets coming up including the Aug. 3-4 U.S. Open Swimming Championships, Aug. 4-7 Futures Championships in Atlanta, Aug. 2-6 Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Cary, N.C. and Aug. 2-6 Southern Zone Senior Championships in Tupelo, Miss.

Among SOFLO top finishers on the final day were:

Jennifer Rodriguez, 15, finished her most successful meet with a third-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:16.52.

Luke Lezotte, 15, was second in the 15-16 50-meter butterfly in 26.96. He swam back-to-back best times in the prelims in 27.72 and lowered it in finals in 26.96. Lezotte was also seventh in 25.35.

Tyler Bland, 15, was fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:11.52.

Emiliana Pelaez, 17, was seventh in the open 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.75.

Sam Asnis, 17, was seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:43.27.

Kevin Porto, 16, was eighth in the 15-16 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.45. He was also tenth in the 50-meter freestyle in a best time 25.80.

Samuel Quintero, 15, was tenth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.76. Quintero was also six in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:11.80.

SOFLO’s top high point finishers were:

Samuel Quintero, 15, was ninth among 15-16 boys with 72 points.

Two-time senior title winner Jennifer Rodriguez, 15, was 15th among 15-16, girls finishing with 56 points.

Kevin Porto, 16, was 19th among 15-16 boys with 50 points.

Tyler Bland, 15, was 22nd among 15-16 boys with 43 points.

Luke Lezotte, 15, was 32nd among 15-16 boys with 29 points.

Because of the weather, meet officials cancelled the night session’s relays.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,085, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 990.50, 3. Metro Aquatics 763, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 676, 5. Azura 635.50, 6. T2 Aquatics 578, 7. North Palm Beach 577, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 518, 9. Jupiter Dragons 458, 10. Lake Lytal Lightning 437.

GIRLS

100-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest Swimming 1:05.28; SOFLO: 18. Kellie Wilcox 1:15.83, best time, 37. Katherine De Barros 1:18.12, 41. Abby Oyetunji 1:18.97, 44. Raquel Lugo 1:20.44; Open, 1. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 1:07.69; SOFLO: 28. Isabella Di Salvo 1:16.79, 36. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:17.42, 38. Daniela Curbelo 1:17.61, 43. Rebekah Ling 1:19.37.

50-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest Swimming 28.03; SOFLO: 38. Elise Larin 33.86, best time, 43. Abby Oyetunji 34.12, 44. Raquel Lugo 34.17, 48. Alexandra Crespo 34.47, best time, 60. Isabel Shashaty 35.54; Open, 1. Osianna McReed, Westminster Academy 29.09; SOFLO: 16. Natasha Testa 31.97, 27. Daniela Curbelo 32.52, 37. Isabella Di Salvo 33.10, 43. Alana Acevedo 33.35, 48. Emiliana Pelaez 33.63, 66. Stephanie Mlujeak 35.34, 72. Madison Johnson 36.06.

100-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Haiey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:15.25; SOFLO: 3. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:16.52, best time, 13. Elise Larin, 1:21.38, 35. Katherine De Barros 1:29.09, 36. Kellie Wilcox 1:29.44; Open, 1. Emily Kopas, SFTL 1:10.94; SOFLO: 7. Emiliana Pelaez 1:19.75.

50-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 26.95; SOFLO: 31. Jennifer Rodriguez 30.22, best time, 39. Elise Larin 30.51, best time, 41. Abby Oyetunji 30.57, 51. Isabel Shashaty 31.00, 63. Kellie Wilcox 31.50, 80. Raquel Lugo 33.34; Open, 1. Mckenna Keith, Unattached 27.33; SOFLO: 44. Marianna Serrao 30.31, 48. Isabella DiSalvo 30.44, 75. Alana Acevedo 31.65, 78. Stephanie Mlujeak 31.87, 82. Natasha Testa 32.34, 83. Madison Johnson 32.84.

200-meter individual medley:

15-16, 1. Alessandra Baldari, North Palm Beach 2:20.67; Open, 1. Emily Kopas, SFTL 2:21.11; SOFLO: 13. Marianna Serrao 2:37.42, best time.

1500-meter freestyle:

14-and-under, 1. Paola Carlesso, Unattached 19:18.80; 15-16, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 17:23.67; 17-and-over, 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Gulliver 17:04.21.

BOYS

100-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. George Lubian, Flying Fish 1:00.66; SOFLO: 8. Kevin Porto 1:05.45, 10. Samuel Quintero 1:05.76, 32. Juan Osorio 1:09.51, best time; Open, 1. Carolus Josefina, East Coast 59.93; SOFLO: 13. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:04.39, 21. Jonathan Farah 1:05.20.

50-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, Pompano Beach 26.90; SOFLO: 2. Luke Lezotte 26.96, finals best time, 27.72, prelims best time, 13. Kevin Porto 27.94, 34. Juan Osorio 29.47, best time, 49. Wyatt Jennessee 30.32; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 25.46; SOFLO: 29. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 28.13, 52. Tyler Gibson 29.69, best time, 73. Emmanuel Ortiz 33.84.

100-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Teolio Darias, Gulliver 1:07.71; SOFLO: 5. Tyler Bland 1:11.52, best time, 6. Samuel Quintero 1:11.80, best time, 30. Wyatt Jennessee 1:20.84; Open, 1. Greg Penny, STSA 1:05.49; SOFLO: 25. Tyler Gibson 1:17.68, 36. Emmanuel Ortiz 1:25.99.

50-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Unattached 24.61; SOFLO: 7. Luke Lezotte 25.35, 10. Kevin Porto 25.80, best time, 21. Tomas Pelaez 26.65, best time, 45. Juan Osorio 27.57, best time, 72. Tyler Bland 28.24, 81. Wyatt Jennessee 28.53; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 23.96; SOFLO: 45. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 26.50, 91. Emmanuel Ortiz 28.22.

200-meter individual medley:

15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Unattached 2:11.51; SOFLO: 11. Samuel Quintero 2:20.84, best time; Open, 1. Boleck De Pawlikowski, Metro Aquatics 2:08.24.

1500-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Andrew Kalaman, SRQ 16:33.67; SOFLO: 11. Juan Diaz 17:49.01, 12. Tomas Pelaez 17:55.17; 17-and-over, 1. Alex Cronin, Jupiter 16:08.96; SOFLO: 7. Sam Asnis 18:43.27.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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