By Sharon Robb

November 19, 2016—Yannai Michael of South Florida Aquatic Club had another great day at the 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Michael, 12, finished second in the 11-12 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.58, dropping 5:35.

In the 11-12 100-yard freestyle, Michael was seventh in 58.17. In morning prelims he was seventh fastest seed in a best time 58.16, dropping 0.49.

Sabrina Osorio, 11, was seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:45.73, dropping 24.87 seconds.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming, Boca Raton Swim Team and AquaKids Sharks.

Azura is defending champion in the boys and combined. Pine Crest is defending girls champion. After two days of action, Azura leads the combined (563.5) and men (411) and Pine Crest leads the girls (306).

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 1:56.83; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:04.60; 13-14, 1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 2:07.19; 11-12, 1. Athena Kovacs, SFTL 2:07.75; SOFLO, 20. Sofia Osorio 2:32.37, best time

100-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Michelle Williams, Canada 48.76; 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 50.76; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 52.51; 11-12, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 54.96.

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Merle Liivand, Unattached 2:22.46; 15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:17.56; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:23.18; 11-12, 1. Riley Botting, CSSC 2:33.81; SOFLO: 7. Sabrina Osorio 2:45.73.

200-yard butterfly:

Open: 1. Kyla Valls, MS 2:04.56; 15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:00.75; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:08.54.

100-yard individual medley:

Open: 1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 55.67; 15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 58.06; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 59.06; 11-12, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:03.09.

400-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Canada 3:14.92, 2. North Palm Beach 3:30.93, 3. Miami Swimming 3:34.12; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 3:37.93, 2. Pine Crest 3:40.25.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:50.51; 15-16, 1. John Torres, FFSC 1:53.27; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:59.18; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:00.56.

100-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 44.86; 15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 46.19; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 50.10; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 51.33; SOFLO: 7. Yannai Michael, 58.17.

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Richard Funk, Canada 1:58.97; 15-16, 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:06.89; 13-14, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, Unattached 2:11.67; 11-12, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, Unattached 2:20.41; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:31.58, best time.

200-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Marcos Lavado, Azura 1:46.06; 15-16, 1. Juan Zapata, TSA 1:54.89; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:58.09; 11-12, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 2:18.55.

100-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Patrick Groters, PC 51.49; 15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 53.12; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 56.04; 11-12, 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.49.

400-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Azura 3:04.76, 2. East Coast 3:11.55, 3. Miami Swimming 3:14.49; 13-14, 1. Azura 3:27.59, 2. Pine Crest 3:31.73, 3. Coral Springs 3:33.68.

IF YOU GO

What: 26th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Heat sheets available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on meet mobile. Special session passes are also available. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

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