December 11, 2016—Rafael Rodriguez of South Florida Aquatic Club had the meet of his life at the YCF Winter Classic at the Orlando YMCA.

On the third and final day of competition,. Rodriguez, 14, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:23.18 and 200-yard butterfly in a best tie 1:57.80. It was the first time he broke 2 minutes in the event. His previous best was 2:00.41.

Rodriguez won seven events over three days and scored 63 points for his Herculean effort.

Other SOFLO individual winners were:

Molly Golding, 13, won the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:24.75. Golding swam back-to-back best times. In prelims she swam 2:26.00 to lower her previous best of 2:28.38.

Santiago Rivera, 19, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.23.

It was one of SOFLO’s most successful meets of the year and perfect way to end the year for swimmes, coaches and parents.

The meet, featuring 32 teams, is an end-of-calendar year prelims and finals format meet. It was created as a replacement for the Gator meet which is not being held this year because of construction at the O’Connell Center at University of Florida.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Alicia Davie, SYS 17:38.81; SOFLO: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 18:34.90, best time, 11. Mallory Schleicher 18:46.39, best time; 15-16, 1. Madison Murtagh, Unattached 17:03.48; 17-and-over, 1. Peyton Palsha, SPA 16:40.98.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 1:04.88; SOFLO: 5. Kerry Cunningham 1:12.63, best time, 8. Leah Pando 1:15.32; 11-12, 1. Carly White, DOLF 1:00.85; SOFLO: 7. Jena Legaspi 1:05.35, best time.

200-yard backstroke: 11-12, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 2:11.56; SOFLO: 5. Jena Legaspi 2:20.44, best time; 13-14, 1. Savannah Barr, SYS 2:07.04; SOFLO: 2. Kayla Cunningham 2:09.39; 15-16, 1. Emily Loefgren, SYS 2:04.02; Open, 1. Ali Andros, SYS 2:06.35.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 57.75; SOFLO: 4. Kerry Cunningham 1:05.82, best time, 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:07.28, 16. Leah Pando 1:08.84, best time; 11-12, 1. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 55.56; 13-14, 1. Savannah Barr, SYS 52.41; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 53.89, best time; 15-16, 1. Olivia Taylor, YCF 51.33; Open, 1. Savannah Brennan, BD 53.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Emma Sundermeyer, STAR 1:20.43; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:28.75, 7. Leah Pando 1:28.99, best time; 11-12, 1. Alexandra Breuer, BSS 1:07.64.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:24.75, best time; 15-16, 1. Edie Bates, BSS 2:22.95; SOFLO: 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:29.62; Open, 1. Bethany Leap, SYS 2:15.96.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, SYS 1:05.76; SOFLO: 7. Kerry Cunningham 1:16.72, 11. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:28.55; 11-12, 1. Jordan Agliano, HIGH 59.93.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Valerie Barreto, GRSC 2:08.93; SOFLO: 7. Kayla Cunningham 2:17.74; 15-16, 1. Luci Lozano, SYS 2:06.45; Open, 1. Isabella Penkwitz, SYS 2:05.02

400-yard individual medley: 11-12, 1. Ainsley Bennett, CFM 4:43.66; SOFLO: 15. Jena Legaspi 5:17.59, best time.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 16:23.18; SOFLO: 3. Nicolas Rossi 16:56.60, best time, 5. Joseph Lee 17:12.04, best time; 15-16, 1. Jami Rzepecki, SwimMAC 15:55.09; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 16:37.19; 17-and-over, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 15:17.85.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. William Wadsworth, SYS 1:09.05; SOFLO: 8. Alessandro Pereira 1:12.36, 12. Javier Colmenares 1:13.99, best time; 11-12, 1. Riley Sampson, CFM 58.85; SOFLO: 7. Alejandro Mateus 1:05.88.

200-yard backstroke: 11-12, 1. Riley Sampson, CFM 2:07.40; SOFLO: 6. Enrique Rodriguez 2:22.64, best time, 7. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:24.22, best time; 13-14, 1. Ian Brann, SYS 1:59.19; SOFLO: 2. Lance Lesage 2:01.84, best time; 15-16, 1. Josh Fletcher, SwimMAC 1:53.38; SOFLO: 11. Leonardo Mateus 1:58.78, best time; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, SPA 1:47.07.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cavic, SYS 1:00.09; SOFLO: 16. Javier Colmenares 1:06.54, best time; 11-12, 1. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 55.56; 13-14, 1. Rene Strezenicky, SYS 48.78; 15-16, 1. Boyd Poelke, SwimMAC 46.45; SOFLO: 11. Juan Serna 49.01, best time; Open, 1. Bruno Carvalho, BD 46.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Elias Corn, SYS 1:18.82; SOFLO: 2. Alessandro Pereira 1:19.04, best time; 11-12, 1. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 1:08.41; SOFLO: 5. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:13.27, best time.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Ben Mack-Jackson, STAR 2:12.46; 15-16, 1. Markus Wennborg, SwimMAC 2:08.83; SOFLO: 15. Taylor Bland 2:19.88, best time; Open, 1. Santiago Rivera, SOFLO 2:05.23.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 1:05.32; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 1:08.40, best time, 11. Javier Colmenares 1:13.90, best time; 11-12, 1. Charles Plaisted, SYS 58.86; SOFLO: 3. Juan Colmenares 59.37, best time.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.80, best time; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 2:03.87, best time; 15-16, 1. Tyler Dillon, STAR 1:54.13; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, SPA 1:48.64.

400-yard individual medley: 11-12, 1. Riley Sampson, CFM 4:41.19.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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