By Sharon Robb

August 7, 2016—Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club won her second title on the final night of the USA Swimming Futures Championships Sunday at Georgia Tech’s McCauley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

Golding, 15, won the 100-meter freestyle in a lifetime-best 56.31, shaving 1.24 seconds off her previous best of 57.55.

Golding was seeded third going into the event. She first lowered her seed time in prelims in 57.28, the fastest swim of the morning.

It was the Cooper City High School sophomore’s second win of the meet. The U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:01.99, dropping nearly six seconds after being seeded 34th.

Golding also had one second and two thirds in other events, all in best times. Golding was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:19.38.

She was also third in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.45 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.74. She also swam on three relays that finished in the Top 10.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s women’s team finished sixth with 155 points and tenth in combined with 171. Golding finished with 89 points in high point.

Other SOFLO swimmers turning in best times on the final night were:

Ervin Marin, 200-meter individual medley, back-to-back best times, 2:09.38, 2:10.62.

Luke Lezotte, 100-meter freestyle, 56.28.

Dynamo Swim Club won the combined and men’s team titles. SwimMAC won the women’s title, edging out Dynamo.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

COMBINED: 1. Dynamo Swim Club 922, 2. SwimMAC 863, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 574, 4. Tennessee Aquatics 350, 5. Stingrays 273.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 245, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 171.

MEN: 1. Dynamo 451, 2. SwimMAC 380, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 308, 4. Metro Aquatics 216.5, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 205, 13. Pine Crest Swimming 67.5, 19. AquaKids Sharks 49, 30. South Florida Aquatic Club 16.

WOMEN: 1. SwimMAC 483, 2. Dynamo 471, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 266, 4. Tennessee Aquatics 194, 5. Gator Swim Club 192, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 155, 18. Pine Crest Swimming 46, 23. Swim Fort Lauderdale 40.

WOMEN

100-meter freestyle:

1.Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 56.31, best time; FGC: 21. Cathy Cooper 58.80, 23. Eriana Temperino 58.93, 26. Mary Smutny 59.45, 29. Nicole Gomez 59.49, 32. Jennifer Secrest 59.68, 43. Alexa Rivera 1:00.16, 55. Andrea Santander 1:00.72, 76. Chade Nersicio 1:01.53, 84. Rachel Contich 1:01.85, 87. Savannah Yates 1:02.00.

200-meter backstroke:

1.Evie Bragg, Dynamo 2:15.06; SOFLO: 15. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:22.09, 23. Kelley Heron 2:23.30; FGC: 13. Allison Kopas 2:21.23, 31. Madison Cummings 2:24.31.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Julia Menkhaus, SwimMAC 2:18.08; SOFLO: 72. Jessica Rodriguez 2:31.38; FGC: 9. Allison Kopas 2:21.96, 18. Jennifer Secrest 2:24.20, 33. Alexa Rivera 2:26.54, 36. Eriana Temperino 2:26.87, 46. Rose Smiddy 2:27.99, 49. Hannah Virgin 2:28.36, 57. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:29.04, 58. Victoria Miyamoto 2:29.08, 67. Nicole Gome 2:30.32, 78. Mary Smutny 2:31.94, 81. Andrea Santander 2:32.16.

1500-meter freestyle:

1.Ana Pozder, TAC 16:47.10; SOFLO: 14. Melissa Marinheiro 17:41.02; FGC: 20. Audrey Mason, PC 18:05.30.

400-meter medley relay:

1.Dynamo 4:13.61, 7. Pine Crest 4:27.50, 8. SOFLO 4:27.64 (Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Melissa Marinheiro), 13. East Coast 4:30.13.

MEN

100-meter freestyle: Final Not Posted On Meet Mobile.

SOFLO: 51. Ryan Capote 54.81, 76. Luke Lezotte 56.28, best time; FGC: 21. Irvin Hoost, MAC 53.43, 22. Seggio Bernardina, ECAC 53.47, 26. Daniel Jacobs, PCS 53.70, 27. Miguel Madeira, MAC 53.94, 31. Nico Ferrara, PC 54.10, 32. Diego Faucher, MAC 54.13, 34. Alexander Arrieta, MAC 54.18, 36. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 54.20, 41. Adrian Moya, MAC 54.41, 67. Ryan Graff, PC 55.36, 69. Parker Bierman 55.65, 72. Christian Soderberg 55.83, 81. Xavier Philips, ECAC 57.01.

200-meter backstroke:

1.Jackson Gunning, RAYS 2:05.81; SOFLO: 29. Ricardo Roche 2:12.46; FGC: 18. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 2:08.80, 38. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 2:14.69, 40. Carolus Josefina, ECAC 2:14.73, 44. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 2:16.70.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Zachary Hils, LEXKY 2:06.11; SOFLO: 11. Ervin Marin 2:09.38, best time, finals, 2:10.62, best time, prelims; FGC: 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 2:06.37, 10. Brandon Vives, MAC 2:08.96, 17. Patrick Groters, PC 2:09.07, 43. Joseph Perez, MAC 2:13.58, 53. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 2:15.62, 68. Yona Rubin, SFTL 2:19.80, 70. Kevin Degrijze, Unattached 2:21.20.

800-meter freestyle:

1.Santiago Corredor, Swim Florida 8:17.01; SOFLO: 19. Rafael Rodriguez 8:36.87, best time.

400-meter medley relay: Not Posted On Meet Mobile.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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