Heron, Roche Top SOFLO Finishers At State 3A Meet; Charter Boys Place Ninth

By Sharon Robb

November 4, 2016—Pembroke Pines Charter junior Kelley Heron finished second in the 100-yard backstroke Friday at the FHSAA Class 3A Swimming and Diving Championships at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer earned the top seed in morning prelims in a best time 56.33, an All-American consideration time.

Heron came back at night to finish second in 56.38, just behind Clearwater junior Helen Heuberger, fifth fastest qualifier in prelims. Last year Heron placed third in her signature event at the state meet.

“I was so happy with my morning swim because last year I remember getting third or fourth going into finals,” Heron said. “I was super excited when I saw that I got first going into finals.

“The girl that won I didn’t know she was ahead,” Heron said. “I was paying attention to the swimmers next to me. She was two lanes down. I touched the wall and thought I won. Then I saw I got second and thought ‘oh my God.’

“I definitely felt good in the water. That was my best finish at state and I went best times. Next year I am just going to have to get first.”

Heron was also fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.28, faster than her 2:05.44 prelim time and bettering her 2:09.77 seed time.

Heron scored all 32 of her girls team’s 32 points. The Jaguars finished 22nd.

In his third state meet appearance, Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. The junior was seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.10 after going a best time 1:54.56 in prelims, lowering his previous best of 1:57.60.

Roche was also seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:37.55 after going a best time 4:36.70 in prelims, bettering his previous best of 4:41.67. Roche was also a member of two Top 11 relays.

“I am happy with my races,” Roche said. “I was dedicated enough to come to practices, listen to my coach about strategies and race the way I was told. It helped me a lot to perform better.

“I just got tired,” Roche said. “I was happy and excited to go best times in morning.”

Pembroke Pines Charter teammate Andres Lares was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle and eighth in the 500-yard freestyle.

The Jaguars were seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay (Ricardo Roche, Matthew Menocal, Rafael Rodriguez, Andres Lares) ahead of Fort Lauderdale in 3:13.41-3:13.43 and 11th in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:40.50 (Ricardo Roche, Tyler Bland, Rafael Rodriguez, Juan Lucas).

Pembroke Pines Charter boys was ninth among the 42-team field with 103 points. Tallahassee Lawton Chiles won the boys team title with 242 points followed by Belen Jesuit with 198 and defending state champion Doral Academy with 176.

St. John’s Bartram Trail won the girls team title with 176.50, just .50 points ahead of Gainesville with 176. Lawton Chiles was third with 165.5.

“We did very, very well,” said Pembroke Pines Charter and SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie. “I think that’s the best we have done overall as a team. I am very happy with the way they swam. They had a good time and swam very well. It’s been a great season. The boys had an amazing season.

“Kelley had a great race,” Lockie said. “She thought she had won. She didn’t see the girl two lanes over. It was a good race. I am happy with the way she swam. She swam best times and had a great season.”

In other top races:

Canadian Philippe Marcoux of Fort Lauderdale High was a double winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. He won the 50 in 20.70 after going an automatic All-American time of 20.64 in prelims. He won the 100 in 44.61, another All-American time.

Belen Jesuit junior Aitor Fungairino won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:37.63, an All-American consideration time and 500-yard freestyle in 4:26.82, an automatic All-American time.

Julio Horrego of Mater Academy won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:50.35, an All-American consideration time.

Adrian Moya of Doral Academy won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.56, an automatic All-American time.

Doral won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:25.46, an All-American consideration time with David Montana, Adrian Moya, Adrian Aguilar and Diego Faucher.

Doral also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:05.55, an automatic All-American time with Vittorio Parravano, Adrian Moya, Adrian Aguilar and Diego Faucher.

On Saturday, the State 4A meet will be held. SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding of Cooper City and Emiliana Pelaez and Marianna Serrao of Cypress Bay head the field.


GIRLS SCORES: 1. Bartram 176.5, 2. Gainesvillle 176, 3. Lawton Chiles 165.5, 4. Creekside 137, 5. Niceville 126.5, 6. Doral 110, 7. Estero 108, 8. Booker T. Washington 103, 9. Martin County 97, 10. New Smyrna Beach 86 (51 teams).

BOYS SCORES: 1. Lawton Chiles 242, 2. Belen Jesuit 198, 3. Doral Academy 176, 4. Atlantic Coast 169, 5. Naples 130, 6. Fort Lauderdale 125, 7. Venice 124, 8. Niceville 110, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 103, 10. Barron Collier 90 (42 teams).


200-yard medley relay: 1. Niceville 1:47.17, 2. Creekside 1:47.20, 3. Bartram Trail 1:47.79, 8. Doral 1:52.50, 13. Fort Lauderdale 1:55.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alena Kraus, GAIN 1:47.09, 2. Stephanie Holmes, CHIL 1:50.40, 3. Katelyn Kilpatrick, VANO 1:51.47.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alina Faunce, ESTO 2:01.29, 2. Summer Stanfield, BATR 2:04.53, 3. Grace Patrice, VEN 2:04.80, 4. Kelley Heron, PPC 2:05.28.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Elianna Kennon, OAK 23.81, 2. Chloe Grimme, SUN 23.92, 3. Delaney Simpkins, MART 24.07.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alina Faunce, ESTO 54.60, 2. Kayla Tennant, GUCO 55.51, 3. Sophia Diagne, WS 56.08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Alena Kraus, GAIN 50.08, 2. Monona Martin, GAIN 51.62, 3. Helena Heuberger, CLEA 52.11.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Katelyn Kilpatrick, VAN 4:49.39, 2. Stephanie Holmes, CHI 4:49.63, 3. Isabella Marsala, BC 4:53.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gainesville 1:37.09, 2. New Smyrna Beach 1:39.96, 3. Booker T. Washington 1:40.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Helena Heuberger, CLEA 55.68, 2. Kelley Heron, PPC 56.38, 3. Summer Stanfield, BAT 57.04.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lilly McCabe, BAT 1:04.56, 2. Morgan Ayers, CHI 1:04.56, 3. Saige Kemeny, LINC 1:05.92.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gainesville 3:30.21, 2. Bartram Trail 3:31.52, 3. Lawton Chiles 3:36.56.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Sarah Rousseau, VIER 463.25, 2. Olivia Ricard, GUCO 418.75, 3. Rainey Vause, CHI 402.30.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Atlantic Coast 1:33.00, 2. Belen Jesuit 1:33.82, AA (Alejandro Carriazo, Juan Ramirez, Max Garcia del Pozo, Daniel Simpson), 3. Chiles 1:34.80, 6. Doral 1:37.10 (Nestor Montero, Adrian Aguilar, Adrian Moya, Anthony Suardiaz), 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:40.50 (Ricardo Roche, Tyler Bland, Rafael Rodriguez, Juan Lucas).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Aitor Fungairino, BJ 1:37.63, 2. Tate Callahan, ATCO 1:39.22, 3. Taylor Zuyus, FTL 1:39.32, 7. Andres Lares, PPC 1:43.03, 15. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:46.08.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John VanDeusen, BATR 1:56.65, 2. Noah Proctor, MART 1:57.23, 3. Jack Sylvester, VEN 1:57.28.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Philippe Marcoux, FTL 20.70, 2. Jackson Defpre, VEN 20.92, 3. Diego Faucher, DOR 21.11.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Adrian Moya, DOR 48.56, 2. Alejandro Carriazo, BJ 48.57, 3. Max Garcia del Pozo, BJ 49.95, 12. Juan Lucas, PPC 52.65

100-yard freestyle: 1. Philippe Marcoux, FTL 44.61, 2. Tate Callahan, ATCO 45.39, 3. Colton Gray, NESP 46.38.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Aitor Fungairino, BJ 4:26.82, 2. John Scanlon, NAPL 4:27.58, 3. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 4:28.48, 7. Ricardo Roche, PPC 4:37.55, 8. Andres Lares, PPC 4:40.54, 11. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:40.27

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:25.46 (David Montana, Adrian Moya, Adrian Aguilar, Diego Faucher), 2. Atlantic Coast 1:25.76, 3. Belen Jesuit 1:26.13, 5. Fort Lauderdale 1:28.48

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jackson Defore, VEN 49.39, 2. Alejandro Carriazo, BJ 51.34, 3. Ryland Sun, CHIL 51.44, 5. Tyler Zuyus, FTL 52.26, 10. Juan Lucas, PPC 53.64.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Matthew Limbacher, NAP 55.29, 2. Julio Horrego, MAT 56.31, 3. Wyatt Kellett, BC 56.92.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 3:05.55, 2. Belen Jesuit 3:07.58, 3. Venice 3:11.98, 7. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:13.41 (Ricardo Roche, Matthew Menocal, Rafael Rodriguez, Andres Lares), 8. Fort Lauderdale 3:13.43.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Chase Lane, CHI 525.60, 2. Taj Cole, LEON 425.65, 3. Jawone Blankenship, PEN 415.75.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.


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