By Sharon Robb

Florida Gold Coast had a good showing in the boys’ 400-meter medley relay at the Southern Zone Age Group Championships Wednesday at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C.

The boys’ 11-12 relay of Joshua Zuchowski, Victor Valdes, Matthew Tarafa and Nicolas Gallego finished second in 4:27.49.

Paige Lane was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher, placing 15th in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:07.67.

SOFLO teammate Sebastian Lares was 25th in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:11.09.

The zone championships feature top regional swimmers at the senior and age group levels who qualify for these meets within the four designated zones (Eastern, Central, Southern and Western.)

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Ana Herceg, STX 2:08.56; FGC: 25. Rebecca Montero 2:19.24, 27. Kiara Caamano 2:19.51, 43. Riley Botting 2:25.21; 13-14, 1. Lauren Hurt, SES 2:07.18; FGC: 22. Anna Auld 2:13.29, 33. Ashley Cozad 2:15.80, 38. Rachel Botting 2:16.83, 41. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:17.67, 52. Gabrianna Banks 2:21.06; 15-18, 1. Ashley Cesario, GAZ 2:05.97; FGC: 9. Sarah Abril 2:11.56, 25. Marissa Brannan 2:14.81, 48. Daniela Kim 2:20.98.

50-meter breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Melissa Luetgers, GAZ 35.61; FGC: 4. Chloe Hernandez 35.84, 19. Sophie G 38.21, 22. Michelle Fernandez 38.66, 22. Riley Botting 38.66, 31. Madelyn Hebert 39.76.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Caroline Crouse, NCS 2:40.87; FGC: 12. Anna Auld 2:50.79, 18. Stephanie Suarez 2:53.69; 15-18, 1. Emily Hageboeck, WV 2:42.74; FGC: 9. Daniela Kim 2:53.49.

100-meter butterfly:

11-12, 1. Stella Todd, NTS 1:03.30; FGC: 9. Madelyn Hebert 1:09.11, 15. Megan Murphy 1:10.11, 18. Rebecca Montero 1:10.56, 39. Sophie G 1:16.52; 13-14, 1. Ella Marlow, FL 1:02.67; FGC: 15. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:07.67, 25. Jocelyn Ruiz 1:09.17, 27. Amanda Kopas 1:09.36, 29. Ashley Cozad 1:09.78, 39. Stephanie Suarez 1:11.43, 2. Gabrianna Banks 1:12.86; 15-18: 1. Ashley Cesario, GAZ 1:03.85.

400-meter medley relay:

11-12, 1. North Texas 4:29.83, 6. Florida Gold Coast (Megan Murphy, Chloe Hernandez, Madelyn Hebert, Kiara Caamano) 4:46.42; 13-14, 1. Southeastern 4:28.54; 9. Florida Gold Coast (Amanda Kopas, Anna Auld, Paige Lane, Ashley Cozad) 4:46.72; 15-18, 1. North Carolina 4:28.92.

MEN

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Braeden Haughey, NCS 2:05.69; FGC: 7. Matthew Tarafa 2:10.03; 13-14, 1. Kevin Repice, NTS 1:57.36; FGC: 14. Andres Wong 2:03.12, 15. Bryan Riveri 2:03.25, 29. Michaerl Fernandez 2:06.44, 42. Aaro Rodriguez 2:09.45; 15-18, 1. Hunter Tapp, KY 1:54.89; FGC: 17. Andres Lares 2:02.23, 21. Kevin Hernandez 2:02.53, 23. Noah Proctor 2:02.83, 25. Andres Vargas 2:04.22, 44. Cameron Anderson 2:11.73.

50-meter breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Cameron Abaqueta, NCS 33.33; FGC: 5. Aiden Kohanyi 34.04, 6. Victor Valdes 34.23, 26. Marcelo Carrion 38.70.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Ben Duckworth, NCS 2:26.88; FGC: 14. Santiago Gomez 2:40.43, 17. Michael Fernandez 2:41.90, 28. Aaron Rodriguez 2:49.03; 15-18, 1. Gabriel Parnell, FL 2:25.11; FGC: 17. Cameron Anderson 2:35.91.

100-meter butterfly:

11-12, 1. Patrick Keough, NCS 1:03.13; FGC: 4. Joshua Zuchowski 1:03.89; FGC: 12. Matthew Tarafa 1:08.37, 25. Sebastian Lares 1:11.09, 31. Marcelo Carrion 1:13.94; 13-14, 1. Boyd Poelke, NCS 58.24; FGC: 15. Joshua Balbi 1:01.94, 19. Michael Fernandez 1:02.49, 24. Nestor Montero 1:02.95, 40. Santiago Gomez 1:05.26; 15-18, 1. Alex Miller, MS 57.81; FGC: 24. Andres Lares 1:02.69, 25. Kevin Hernandez 1:02.84, 38. Andres Vargas 1:06.61.

400-meter medley relay:

11-12, 1. North Carolina 4:23.75, 2. Florida Gold Coast 4:27.49 (Joshua Zuchowski, Victor Valdes, Matthew Tarafa, Nicolas Gallego) 13-14, 1. North Carolina 4:03.98, 9. Florida Gold Coast 4:16.21 (Joshua Balbi, Santiago Gomez, Nestor Montero, Aaron Rodriguez); 15-18, 1. North Carolina 4:00.98, 8. Florida Gold Coast 4:12.89 (Noah Proctor, Cameron Anderson, Kevin Hernandez, Andres Lares).

U.S. OPEN

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Marc Rojas just missed making “C” final Wednesday at the U.S. Open Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Rojas, 22, was 25th in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:24.09, missing the final by one spot. His splits were 31.53, 35.85, 37.22 and 39.49. His reaction off the block was 0.73.

Three meet records were broken on the second day of competition. National team member Andrew Wilson broke the 200-meter breaststroke record in 2:09.73. Zane Grothe broke the record in the 400-meter freestyle in 3:45.63. Australia men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay set a new meet record in 3:16.87.

SOFLO teammate and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue, 27, competes Thursday in the 100-meter butterfly.

The U.S. Open continues through Saturday.

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

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