By Sharon Robb
September 22, 2016—Pembroke Pines Charter boys’ team knocked off Cypress Bay Wednesday night to remain undefeated in high school swimming.
The Jaguars clinched an 87-83 victory after winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:20.66.
Going into the final relay, Cypress Bay was two points ahead. The Jaguars’ “A” relay foursome of Ricardo Roche, Matthew Menocal, Rafael Rodriguez and Andres Lares won in a season-best time. The Jaguars’ “B” relay was third.
Pembroke Pines Charter also won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.40, another season-best.
The Jaguars individual winners were:
Andres Lares, 200-yard freestyle, 1:49.09.
Ricardo Roche, 200-yard individual medley, 1:59.87 and 100-yard backstroke, 56.40.
Rafael Rodriguez, 100-yard butterfly, 54.68 and 500-yard freestyle, 4:52.18.
“Cypress Bay was a tough team,” said Jaguars coach Rose Lockie. “They have the numbers and are all club swimmers.”
In the girls’ competition, Cypress Bay defeated Pembroke Pines Charter, 125-45.
The Lightning was led by SOFLO swimmers Emiliana Pelaez and Marianna Serrao. Pelaez won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.13 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.60. Serrao won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.59.
The Jaguars also had some good swims from SOFLO swimmers.
Kelley Heron was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.65 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.31, both season-bests.
Other notable swims by SOFLO swimmers:
In West Broward’s 92-87 win over Cardinal Gibbons and 102-74 loss to South Plantation, Juan Osorio of West Broward won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.20.
In West Broward’s 108-77 loss to South Plantation and 90-88 loss to Cardinal Gibbons, Stephanie Mlujeak won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.58.
Several SOFLO swimmers will compete in the 53rd annual Woodson Invitational Saturday at
Pine Crest. The meet begins at 9 a.m. with prelims. Finals begin at 4:30 p.m.
Twenty two teams are competing including American Heritage Plantation, University School, Sagemont, host Pine Crest, Ransom Everglades, Belen Jesuit, Boca Raton and Jacksonville Bolles.
Among SOFLO swimmers competing will be Sara Quintero of Sagemont; CJ Kopecki, Kevin Porto and Cristian Rossi of American Heritage Plantation; Annita Huang of American Heritage Plantation; Sam Quintero of Sagemont; and Max Asnis, University School.
SOFLO’S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS
South Florida Aquatic Club had three swimmers named to the USA Swimming 2016 Scholastic All-American team.
University School’s Max Asnis is making his debut on the All-American list.
Jessica Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens and Ervin Marin of Mater Lakes are both two-time All-Americans after being named for the second time.
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