SOFLO’s Rojas Swims Best Time, National Record In Short Course Worlds Debut; Junior Winter Nationals Begin Wednesday With Top SOFLO Swimmers


By Sharon Robb

December 6, 2016—Marc Rojas of South Florida Aquatic Club made a good first impression in his international debut Tuesday at the FINA Short Course World Championships at WFCU Centre in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

Representing the Dominican Republic for the first time, Rojas finished the 100-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 1:02.18, but fell short of making the semifinal round. It was also a national short course record for the Dominican Republic.

Rojas has the 200-meter breaststroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter individual medley remaining in the six-day meet.

“Marc had a solid swim, it was his best time,” said SOFLO coach Chris Anderson, who is also serving as Jamaica’s head coach of a five-swimmer contingent.

In the opening round of the women’s 50-meter breaststroke, SOFLO four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was top qualifier in 29.48, well off her short course world record of 28.64 set in Tokyo during the FINA World Cup Series. Close behind was Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen in 29.71.

Atkinson held on to her top seed after the evening semifinal in 29.09. She was one of three swimmers under 30 seconds. Americans Lilly King finished in 29.17 followed by Molly Hannis in 29.88. Laukkanen was fourth fastest in 30.06.

In other events:

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: 2008 Olympic gold medalist Park Tae Hwan of Korea won in a lifetime-best 3:34.59, lowering his previous best of 3:36.68.

Women’s 200-meter freestyle: Former world record holder Italian Federica Pellegrini surged in the final 50 meters to overtake Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, 1:51.73-1:52.28.

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: South African Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos had no problem defending his world title in 1:48.76. His final split was 27.19. American Tom Shields was second in 1:49.50 and Japan’s Daiya Seto was third in 1:49.97.

Men’s 100-meter backstroke: Russian Andrei Shabasov earned the top seed in the semifinal round in 49.71.

Women’s 400-meter individual medley: Hosszu came back from her 200 freestyle loss to win by a large margin in 4:21.67 ahead of Americans Ella Eastin in 4:27.74 and Madisyn Cox in 4:27.78.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: Germany’s Marco Koch earned the top seed in the semifinals in 56.86.

Women’s 100-meter backstroke: Canadian Kylie Jacqueline Masse was top qualifier in semifinals in 56.19. Hosszu, competing in the third of 12 events, qualified fifth in 56.74.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: China’s Shun Wang won the world title in 1:51.74 ahead of Germany’s Philip Heintz in 1:52.07.

NBC Sports is live streaming the daily prelims at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The TV schedule is: Wednesday, 9-11 p.m., Universal HD; Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NBCSN; Friday, NBCSN, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30-11 p.m., NBCSN; and Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NBCSN.

JUNIOR NATIONALS

SOFLO has a talented group at the four-day U.S. Winter East Junior Nationals that begin Wednesday at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Kathleen Golding leads SOFLO’s six-swimmer contingent. Golding, 16, is seeded 17th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.34. The IM is one of six events Golding is qualified in. She will also swim the 50 freestyle, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke.

Joining Golding are SOFLO teammates Max Asnis in the 200 butterfly; Kelley Heron in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM and 200 backstroke bonus races; Luke Lezotte in the 50 freestyle; Ervin Marin in the 200 IM and 400 IM and 100 breaststroke bonus races; and Jessica Rodriguez in the 200 breaststroke bonus race and 100 breaststroke. It is one of the largest contingent to represent SOFLO at the national level.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Rojas Swims Best Time, National Record In Short Course Worlds Debut; Junior Winter Nationals Begin Wednesday With Top SOFLO Swimmers


By Sharon Robb

December 6, 2016—Marc Rojas of South Florida Aquatic Club made a good first impression in his international debut Tuesday at the FINA Short Course World Championships at WFCU Centre in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

Representing the Dominican Republic for the first time, Rojas finished the 100-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 1:02.18, but fell short of making the semifinal round. It was also a national short course record for the Dominican Republic.

Rojas has the 200-meter breaststroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter individual medley remaining in the six-day meet.

“Marc had a solid swim, it was his best time,” said SOFLO coach Chris Anderson, who is also serving as Jamaica’s head coach of a five-swimmer contingent.

In the opening round of the women’s 50-meter breaststroke, SOFLO four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was top qualifier in 29.48, well off her short course world record of 28.64 set in Tokyo during the FINA World Cup Series. Close behind was Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen in 29.71.

Atkinson held on to her top seed after the evening semifinal in 29.09. She was one of three swimmers under 30 seconds. Americans Lilly King finished in 29.17 followed by Molly Hannis in 29.88. Laukkanen was fourth fastest in 30.06.

In other events:

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: 2008 Olympic gold medalist Park Tae Hwan of Korea won in a lifetime-best 3:34.59, lowering his previous best of 3:36.68.

Women’s 200-meter freestyle: Former world record holder Italian Federica Pellegrini surged in the final 50 meters to overtake Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, 1:51.73-1:52.28.

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: South African Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos had no problem defending his world title in 1:48.76. His final split was 27.19. American Tom Shields was second in 1:49.50 and Japan’s Daiya Seto was third in 1:49.97.

Men’s 100-meter backstroke: Russian Andrei Shabasov earned the top seed in the semifinal round in 49.71.

Women’s 400-meter individual medley: Hosszu came back from her 200 freestyle loss to win by a large margin in 4:21.67 ahead of Americans Ella Eastin in 4:27.74 and Madisyn Cox in 4:27.78.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: Germany’s Marco Koch earned the top seed in the semifinals in 56.86.

Women’s 100-meter backstroke: Canadian Kylie Jacqueline Masse was top qualifier in semifinals in 56.19. Hosszu, competing in the third of 12 events, qualified fifth in 56.74.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: China’s Shun Wang won the world title in 1:51.74 ahead of Germany’s Philip Heintz in 1:52.07.

NBC Sports is live streaming the daily prelims at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The TV schedule is: Wednesday, 9-11 p.m., Universal HD; Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NBCSN; Friday, NBCSN, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30-11 p.m., NBCSN; and Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NBCSN.

JUNIOR NATIONALS

SOFLO has a talented group at the four-day U.S. Winter East Junior Nationals that begin Wednesday at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Kathleen Golding leads SOFLO’s six-swimmer contingent. Golding, 16, is seeded 17th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.34. The IM is one of six events Golding is qualified in. She will also swim the 50 freestyle, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke.

Joining Golding are SOFLO teammates Max Asnis in the 200 butterfly; Kelley Heron in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM and 200 backstroke bonus races; Luke Lezotte in the 50 freestyle; Ervin Marin in the 200 IM and 400 IM and 100 breaststroke bonus races; and Jessica Rodriguez in the 200 breaststroke bonus race and 100 breaststroke. It is the largest contingent to represent SOFLO at the national level.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers On World, National Stages This Week


By Sharon Robb

December 5, 2016—-South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships and USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior East Championships.

Marc Rojas will compete in his first major international meet. The longtime SOFLO swimmer will represent the Dominican Republic.

Rojas is entered in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:04.84), 200-meter breaststroke (2:20.10), 50-meter breaststroke (30.34) and 100-meter individual medley. Rojas is one of five swimmers competing for the Dominican Republic.

Rojas will be joined by teammate and four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, who broke her second short course world record after missing an Olympic medal she was favored to capture at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Heavy favorite Atkinson is the top seed in the 50-meter breaststroke (28.91) and 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.36); and second seeded in the 100-meter individual medley (57.84). She is also swimming the 200-meter breaststroke (2:25.86).

Several top women breaststrokers from around the world are not competing in the meet.

Among other notable swimmers competing are Marta Ciesla of Pine Crest, Aruba’s Jordy Groters of Missouri and University School alum in six events, American Heritage alum Dylan Carter of Trinidad and Tobago, Cathy Cooper of American Heritage representing Panama and Clara Smiddy, a South Florida Heat and AquaKids Sharks alum, representing the U.S.

The FINA World Short Course Championships begin Tuesday in Windsor, Canada at the WFCU Centre, an arena facility among the best in North America. It is the first world short course championship to be staged in Canada.

Only 10 U.S. Olympians are entered in the six-day, short course meters meet.

Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, winner of the recent FINA World Cup Series and FINA Swimming of the Year, has entered an ambitious 12 events. She looks to surpass her eight medals won at the 2014 Short Course Worlds. She won four gold, three silver and one bronze.

NBC Sports will live stream the daily prelims at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The TV schedule is: Tuesday, 9-11 p.m., Universal HD; Wednesday, 9-11 p.m., Universal HD; Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NBCSN; Friday, NBCSN, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30-11 p.m., NBCSN; and Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NBCSN.

SOFLO has an impressive group at Junior Nationals that begin Wednesday at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

Most of America’s top 18-and-unders from east of the Mississippi will compete in the four-day U.S. Winter East Junior Championships.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Kathleen Golding leads SOFLO’s six-swimmer contingent.

Golding, 16, is seeded 17th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.34. The IM is one of six events Golding is qualified in. She will also swim the 50 freestyle, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke.

The 200-meter individual medley field also features Isabel Ivey, 16, of Gator Swim Club, Alexandra Walsh, 15, and Stanford commit Brooke Ford, 17.

Joining Golding are SOFLO teammates Max Asnis in the 200 butterfly; Kelley Heron in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM and 200 backstroke bonus races; Luke Lezotte in the 50 freestyle; Ervin Marin in the 200 IM and 400 IM and 100 breaststroke bonus races; and Jessica Rodriguez in the 200 breaststroke bonus race and 100 breaststroke. It is the largest contingent to represent SOFLO at the national level this year.

Among other Florida Gold Coast swimmers entered are Patrick Groters and Jessica Nava of Pine Crest Swimming and Miguel Cancel of Gulliver Prep.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Lares, Teammates Shine On Final Day Of SOFLO Sprint Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb

December 4, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers continued their winning, time-dropping ways on the final day of the SOFLO Sprint Holiday Classic Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Sebastian Lares led SOFLO swimmers with three victories.

Lares, 12, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.09; 50-yard butterfly in a best time 28.82; and 100-yard freestyle, in 57.19, also a best time.

Among other SOFLO standout winners were:

Sarah Acevedo, 12, 50-yard butterfly, 31.80; 100-yard freestyle, 1:01.39.

Kalin Hubbard, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:13.69, best time.

Victoria Torres, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 36.48, best time.

Yannai Michael, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 33.55, best time.

Samuel Quintero, 16, 50-yard breaststroke, 29.35, best time.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle mixed relay:

11-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:39.70 (Kevin Porto, Natasha Testa, Abby Oyetunji, Luke Lezotte), 2. PAQ 1:39.81, 3. SOFLO C 1:43.25.

100-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 1:13.69, best time, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:17.29, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 1:22.16, best time; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella Arauz 1:52.38; 13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 1:05.00, 2. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:06.15, 3. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 1:07.14; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:07.40, 5. Abby Oyetunji 1:08.86, 6. Michelle Marinheiro 1:10.00, 7. Kellie Wilcox 1:10.33, 8. Mallory Schleicher 1:11.85, 9. Zariya Harris 1:15.56. 10. Fabiana Avendano 1:16.48.

50-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 31.80, 2. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 33.29, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 34.56; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Victoria Torres 38.98, best time, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 39.33, 6. Kailey Smith, 39.79, 7. Alexis Christensen 41.77, 8. Celeste Estrada 42.87; 13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 28.64, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 29.02, 3. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 30.68; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Michelle Marinheiro 31.21, best time, 5. Mallory Schleicher 31.98, 6. Valeria Garcia 33.92, best time, 8. Lisette Castellanos 37.02, 10. Sophia Bedoya 38.08.

100-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 1:01.39, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:08.00, 3. Judith-Alison Nation, SOFLO 1:11.05, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Shayna Blitz 1:13.17, best time, 5. Alexis Christensen 1:13.91, best time, 6. Kailey Smith 1:14.91, 7. Celeste Estrada 1:23.40, 8. Saanvi Pottigari 1:30.04, 9. Gabriella Arauz 1:41.08, 10. Anisha Andapally 1:43.75; 13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 57.13, 2. Abby Oyetunji, SOFLO 57.73, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 58.41; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Isabella Di Salvo 59.43, 6. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:01.41, 7. Kellie Wilcox 1:02.15, 8. Sophia Bedoya 1:04.47, best time, 9. Valeria Garcia 1:04.81, 10. Fabiana Avendano 1:04.95, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

11-12, Victoria Torres, SOFLO 36.48, best time, 2. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 38.95, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 39.62, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Judith-Alison Natino 41.11, 5. Shayna Blitz 43.02, 6. Saanvi Pottigari 52.61, 7. Julia Gonzalez 55.06, 8. Anisha Andapally 1:00.84; 1. 13-and-over, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 36.70, 2. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 37.37, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 37.51, best time; SOFLO: 5. Sophia Bedoya 39.12, 6. Mackenzie Ahearn 39.75, 7. Valeria Garcia 40.28, 8. Zariya Harris 40.38, best time, 10. Alana Acevedo 41.41, best time.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:03.09, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:06.86, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:07.36, best time; SOFLO Top 10: 4. Logan Gonzalez 1:10.95, best time, 5. Nathaniel Garrick 1:11.65, best time, 6. Matthew Kim 1:13.65, best time, 7. Diego Dulieu, SOFLO 1:13.70, 8. Moises Rodriguez 1:16.58, 9. Lucas Porven 1:16.93, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Miller Albury, PAQ 54.53, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 54.79, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 56.85, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Kevin Porto 57.62, 6. Michael Arias 1:03.47, 7. Marcos Vazquez 1:03.77, 9. Nicolas Munoz 1:03.94, best time.

50-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 28.82, best time, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 29.60, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 30.19; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Diego Dulieu 33.30, 5. Logan Gonzales 33.70, 6. Lucas Porven 33.99, best time, 7. Matthew Kim 34.89, best time, 8. Alex Golding 35.42, 9. Nathaniel Garrick 35.76, 10. Moises Rodriguez 37.32; 13-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 22.23, 2. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 25.34, 3. Alejandro Ramirez, PAQ 25.73; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Ricardo Roche 25.80, best time, 6. Heath Brames 26.28, best time, 7. Juan Diaz 26.38, 9. Tyler Gibson 27.99, 10. Eiza Gantus 28.05, best time.

100-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 57.19, best time, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 57.70, best time, 3. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 58.51; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Zackary Harris 59.22, 5. Diego Dulieu 1:02.83, 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:03.73, best time, 7. Nathaniel Garrick 1:04.48, 8. Lucas Porven 1:07.20, best time, 9. Moises Rodriguez 1:13.49; 13-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 46.65, 2. Gene Darin, PAQ 49.70, 3. Alejandro Ramirez, PAQ 50.08; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Heath Brames 50.82, 5. Luke Lezotte 51.03, 6. Kevin Porto 52.36, 8. Juan Diaz 53.00, 9. Samuel Quintero 53.49, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 33.55, best time, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 35.85, 3. Alex Golding, SOFLO 37.42, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Matthew Kim 38.30, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 29.35, best time, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 29.45, best time, 3. Tyler Bland, SOFLO 29.58; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Tyler Gibson 31.28, 5. Luke Lezotte 32.58, best time, 6. Michael Arias 33.20, best time, 7. Eiza Gantus 34.54, 8. Ryan Alfonso 35.48, best time, 9. Chris Vasquez 35.57, best time, 10. Marcos Vazquez 35.67, best time.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Joseph-Blake Natino Dominates Opening Day Of Sprint Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb

December 3, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers kicked off the holiday month on a winning note Saturday at the Sprint Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

There were plenty of wins and time drops during the day’s two sessions for swimmers ages 11-and-over and 10-and-under.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 7, dominated the day winning five events. He won the 100-yard individual medley, 1:41.19; 50-yard backstroke, 48.03; 50-yard breaststroke, 51.43; 50-yard butterfly, 45.17, best time; and 50-yard freestyle, 40.98, best time.

Among SOFLO’s other multiple winners were:

Kalin Hubbard, 12, 50-yard backstroke, 33.14, best time; 50-yard freestyle, 28.34, best time.

Giada Porven, 8, 100-yard freestyle, 1:15.24, best time; 50-yard butterfly, 41.92; 100-yard individual medley, 1:29.13.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 10, 100-yard freestyle, 1:07.14, best time; 50-yard freestyle, 30.36, best time.

Sebastian Lares, 12, 100-yard butterfly, 1:01.55; 100-yard individual medley, 1:04.97.

Yannai Michael, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:42.13; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.42.

Meet officials are scoring only the 10-and-under races. SOFLO’s girls lead with 1,106 and the boys lead with 694.5.

On Sunday there is one session for 11-and-over swimmers at 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 694.5, 2. Cooper City Cyclones 292, 3. Hammerhead Aquatics 286.5, 4. Flying Fish Swim Club 268.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,106, 2. Cooper City Cyclones 375, 3. Flying Fish Swim Club 169, 4. Hammerhead Aquatics 48.

GIRLS SESSION ONE

100-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 1:07.51, 2. Madi James, FFSC 1:15.05, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:17.30; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Celeste Estrada 1:43.61, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 1:03.63, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 1:04.86, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:06.74, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Mallory Schleicher 1:09.66, best time, 7. Alana Acevedo 1:10.23.

50-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 33.14, best time, 2. Madison Deperalto, CC 34.95, 3. Jenna-Marie Brames, Unattached 35.09; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Alexis Christensen 37.37, best time, 8. Judith-Alison Natino 37.78; 13-and-over, 1. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 31.09, 2. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 31.47, 3. Rebekah Ling, SOFLO 31.57, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Mallory Schleicher 32.83, best time, 5. Zariya Harris 33.66, 7. Fabiana Avendano 34.10, best time, 9. Cassandra Oliver 36.45.

100-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Sally Golding, CC 1:14.90, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:16.69, 3. Eva Pierre-Antoine, CC 1:22.60; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Mia Escudero 1:23.06, 6. Shayna Blitz 1:33.18, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Natasha Hantakova, FFSC 1:12.52, 2. Tori Webster, PAQ 1:16.44, 3. Kasey Jordan, HAFL 1:18.82; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Natasha Testa 1:23.35, 5. Sophia Bedoya 1:27.19, 7. Lisette Castellanos 1:29.22, 8. Mackenzie Ahearn 1:30.28.

50-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 28.34, best time, 2. Madison Deperalto, CC 28.77. 3. Sally Golding, CC 28.88; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Sarah Acevedo 28.98, best time, 9. Samantha Solis 30.80, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 26.86, 2. Abby Oyetunji, SOFLO 27.07, 3. Valentina Rios, FFSC 27.22; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Kellie Wilcox 27.59, 7. Rebekah Ling 27.89, best time, 9. Alana Acevedo 28.80, 10. Zariya Harris 28.88.

100-yard individual medley:

13-and-over, 1. Sophia Ruppert, Unattached 1:04.98, 2. Natasha Hantakova, FF 1:05.93, 3. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:07.61; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Abby Oyetunji 1:08.34, 6. Michelle Marinheiro 1:08.97, best time, 8. Rebekah Ling 1:09.24, best time, 9. Mallory Scheicher 1:09.38, best time.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Paola Gonzalez, FF 5:53.67, 2. Jenna-Marie Brames, Unattached 6:11.74, 3. Kailey Smith, SOFLO 7:01.99; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 7:02.84; 13-and-over, 1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 5:29.81, 2. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 5:53.30, 3. Alanna Arentsen, CC 5:58.16; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Sophia Bedoya 6:41.15.

GIRLS SESSION TWO

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:15.24, best time, 2. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 1:43.91, 3. Pauline Hala, CC 1:55.01; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Asana Easton 1:59.70; 9-10, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 1:07.14, best time, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 1:09.51, 3. Mariann Catalasan 1:13.84, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Mary Sawyer 1:18.87, best time, 8. Tess Ruppert 1:27.33, 9. Melissa Nassery 1:29.44, best time.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, CC 22.53, 2. Jordan Evans, CC 26.02; 7-8, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 34.60, best time, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 36.79, best time, 3. Carley Kaplan, CC 39.31; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Pilar Duranti 43.79, best time, 6. Ella Michael 46.91, best time, 7. Clara Bland 48.15, 8. Anjana Andapally 48.27, 10. Asana Easton 53.79.

50-yard freestyle:

9-10, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 30.36, best time, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 31.05, best time, 3. Paola Negrin, FF 32.28; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Mariann Catalasan 33.25, best time, 5. Anastasia Lutz 33.40, 6. Maria Legaspi 35.24, best time, 8. Kaitlyn Consuegra 36.84, 10. Tess Ruppert 37.13, best time.

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans CC 27.52.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 41.92, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 47.18, best time, 3. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 54.53; SOFLO TOP 10:4. Ella Michael 1:00.42, best time, 5. Asana Easteron 1:05.30, 6. Anja Andapally 1:05.43; 9-10, 1. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 33.87, best time, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 37.51, best time, 3. Paola Negrin, FF 37.77; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Mary Sawyer 41.21, 7. Abigail-Marie Natino 46.77, 8. Kaitlyn Consuegra 47.42, best time, 9. Melissa Nassery 48.43, best time, 10. Madison Adkins 53.84.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, CC 29.52, 2. Jordan Evans, CC 31.28.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CC 47.78, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 51.42, best time, 3. Ella Michael, SOFLO 55.87, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Pilar Duranti 56.83, best time, 5. Anjana Andapally 1:02.19; 9-10, 1. Paola Negrin, FF 41.39, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 42.85, best time, 3. Maria Legaspi, SOFLO 42.87; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Abigail-Marie Natino 52.64, 6. Anvitaa Pottigari 53.13, 7. Melissa Nassery 53.74, 8. Madison Adkins 54.10, 10. Kaitlyn Consuegra 54.71.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, CC 26.47, 2. Jordan Evans, CC 27.24.

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Carley Kaplan, CC 44.58, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 46.90, best time, 3. Anjana Andapally, SOFLO 53.46; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Ella Michael 53.95, best time, 5. Pilar Duranti 54.05, best time, 6. Clara Bland 55.03, best time; 9-10, 1. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 40.23, 2. Abigail-Marie Natino, SOFLO 43.92, 3. Tess Ruppert, SOFLO 44.33; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Melissa Nassery 45.32, 6. Kaitlyn Consuegra 47.76, 7. Madison Adkins 47.88.

100-yardindividual medley:

7-8, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 1:29.13, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:35.32, best time; 9-10, 1. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:18.55, best time, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 1:18.86, best time, 3. Paola Negrin, FF 1:19.44; SOFLO: 4. Anastasia Lutz 1:27.55, best time, 5. Maria Legaspi 1:32.71, best time, 8. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:40.38, best time, 10. Madison Adkins 1:44.92.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:02.88, 2. SOFLO B 1:05.02, 3. SOFLO C 1:18.71.

BOYS SESSION ONE

100-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:01.55, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:05.38, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 1:15.25; SOFLO TOP 10: 4.Moises Rodriguez 1:25.89, 5. Steven Sawyer 1:26.77, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 50.03, 2. Miller Albury, PAQ 54.28, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 55.36, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Kevin Porto 56.59, 7. Heath Brames 57.37, best time, 8. Tyler Gibson 59.48, 10. Michael Arias 1:01.77, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 30.89, best time, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 32.54, best time 32.54, best time, 3. Alex Golding, SOFLO 32.76; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Diego Dulieu 33.54, 5. Nathaniel Garrick 34.42, 6. Moises Rodriguez 34.71, best time, 7. Matthew Kim 35.36, best time, 13-and-over, 1. Miller Albury, PAQ 25.56, 2. Geno Darin, PAQ 27.02, 3. Juan Diaz, SOFLO 27.52, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Marcos Vazquez 29.51, best time, 7. Wyatt Jennessee 29.53, best time, 9. Nicolas Munoz 29.82, 10. Ty Lezotte 30.10, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:13.42, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:15.36, 3. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:18.90; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Logan Gonzalez 1:19.74, best time, 5. Matthew Kim 1:22.94, best time, 6. Samuel Bulfin 1:23.80, best time, 7. Steven Sawyer 1:32.08, best time, 13-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:04.35, best time, 2. Tyler Gibson, SOFLO 1:08.56, 3. Henry Furman, PAQ 1:10.16; SOFLO Top 10: 4. Michael Arias 1:10.48, 6. Eiza Gantus 1:15.58, best time, 7. Marcos Vasquez 1:17.05, best time, 10. Ryan Alfonso 1:20.38, best time.

50-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 26.57, 2. Diego Dulieu, SOFLO 29.01, 3. Enrique Perez-Miralles, FF 29.14; SOFLO Top 10: 4. Alex Golding 29.34, 5. Nathaniel Garrick 29.92, 6. Moises Rodriguez 30.30, best time, 7. Matthew Kim 30.87, best time, 9. Lucas Porven 31.48, 10. Samuel Bullen 31.78, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 21.04, 2. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 21.61, best time, 3. Miller Albury, PAQ 21.81; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Kevin Porto 22.94, 5. Heath Brames 23.08, best time, 9. Juan Diaz 23.92.

100-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:04.97, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:05.56, best time, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 1:06.48, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Zackary Harris 1:06.72, best time, 5. Logan Gonzalez 1:11.55, best time, 8. Samuel Bullen 1:21.44, best time; 13-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 52.28, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 55.71, 3. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 58.75, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Juan Diaz 59.09, best time, 6. Sebastian Sevilla 1:02.00, 7. Michael Arias 1:02.27, best time, 8. Wyatt Jennessee 1:02.36.

500-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 5:42.13, 2. Diego Dulieu, SOFLO 5:50.37, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 6:14.43; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Steve Sawyer 7:26.87; 13-and-over, 1. Geno Darin, PAQ 4:55.84, 2. Heath Brames, SOFLO 5:05.25, 3. Aleandro Ramirez, PAQ 5:06.24; SOFLO Top 10: 4. Tyler Bland 5:13.83, best time, 6. Nicholas Chaimowicz 5:43.93, best time, 8. Roberto Garrido 5:48.72, best time.

BOYS SESSION TWO

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:39.53, 2. Giancarlo DaSilva, CC 1:59.98, 3. Walter Tena, CC 2:12.02; 9-10, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:04.83, best time, 2. Cole Jordan, HAF 1:07.79, 3. Owen Smith, SOFLO 1:18.83; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Luca Hincapie 1:19.12, 6. Kyle Dorn 1:19.27.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Soto, CC 21.00, 2. Elliot White, HAF 23.24.

50-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 40.98, best time, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 41.67, 3. Jonmarc Hall, FF 43.47; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Martin Petkov 52.30; 9-10, 1. George Gonzalez, FF 29.03, 2. Cole Hordan, HAF 30.56, 3. Owen Smith, SOFLO 33.87; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Kyle Dorn 34.13, best time, 6. Eddie Oliver 37.86, best time, 7. Benjamin Kim 38.19, best time, 9. Gavin Sheyda 38.49, best time.

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Elliot White, HAF 33.37.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 45.17, best time, 2. Jonmarc Hall, FF 1:06.65; 9-10, 1. George Gonzalez, FF 30.72, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 32.06, best time, 3. Owen Smith, SOFLO 38.58; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Luca Hincapie 40.87, 5. Benjamin Kim 41.72, best time, 6. Kyle Dorn 46.05, 7. Eddie Oliver 48.36, 9. Gavin Sheyda 52.71, best time.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Elliot White, HAF 34.35.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 51.43, 2. Mazen Negm, CC 1:01.60, 3. Martin Petkov, SOFLO 1:05.51; 9-10, 1. George Gonzalez, FF 35.01, 2. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 46.71, best time, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 49.26; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Kyle Dorn 51.40, 8. Gavin Sheyda 51.50, best time.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Soto, CC 28.45, 2. Elliot White, HAF 32.92.

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 48.03, 2. Walter Tena, CC 57.60, 3. Jonmarc Hall, FF 59.30; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Martin Petkov 1:04.14; 9-10, 1. George Gonzalez, FF 33.88, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 34.19, best time, 3. Cole Jordan, HAF 38.93; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Luca Hincapie 41.31, best time, 5. Owen Smith 41.44, 6. Benjamin Kim 42.32, best time, 7. Kyle Dorn 45.91, 9. Gavin Sheyda 47.49, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

7-8, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 1:41.19; 9-10, 1. George Gonzalez, FF 1:09.01, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:10.64, best time, 3. Cole Jordan, HAF 1:22.87; SOFLO; 4. Owen Smith 1:27.91, 5. Benjamin Kim 1:31.19, 6. Luca Hincapie 1:32.19, 8. Gavin Sheyda 1:42.27, 9. Eddie Oliver 1:42.93, best time.

100-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Hammerhead Aquatics 1:01.99, 2. SOFLO A 1:03.53, 3. SOFLO B 1:07.41.

IF YOU GO:

What: SOFLO Sprint Holiday Classic

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, Session, 8:30 a.m.-9:22 (11-and-under).

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Admission: $3 per person, $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Hosts Sprint Holiday Classic This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

December 1, 2016—South Florida Aquatic Club will kick off the holidays in style this weekend with its annual Sprint Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

The two-day meet will feature 103 swimmers from SOFLO, the largest team entered.

Several other Florida Gold Coast teams are competing including Cooper City Cyclones, Flying Fish Swim Club, Hammerhead Aquatics and PAQ.

SOFLO swimmers dominate the top seeds in most of the sprint events.

SOFLO’s contingent of 55 girls and 48 boys includes:

Alana Acevedo, 15; Sarah Acevedo, 12; Madison Adkins, 10; Mackenzie Ahearn, 13; Ryan Alfonso, 14; Anisha Andapally, 11; Anjana Andapally, 8; Gabriella Arauz, 11; Michael Arias, 13; Fabiana Avendano, 13; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Sophia Bedoya, 14; Brennan Binder, 12; Clara Bland, 7; Tyler Bland, 15; Shayna Blitz, 12; Heath Brames, 16; Samuel Bullen, 11; Lisette Castellanos, 13; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 11; Kaitlyn Consuegra, 10; Dennis Dale, 13; Luna Delgado, 10; Isabella Di Salvo, 14; Juan Diaz, 16; Kyle Dorn, 10; Diego Dulieu, 12; Pilar Duranti, 8; Matthew Escudero, 10; Mia Escudero, 12; Celeste Estrada, 11; Eiza Gantus, 15; Valeria Garcia, 13; Nathaniel Garrick, 11; Roberto Garrido, 15; Tyler Gibson, 17; Alex Golding, 12; Emma Gomez, 9; Julia Gonzalez, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Zackary Harris, 12; Zariya Harris, 17; Hillary Hernandez, 9; Luca Hincapie, 10; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Wyatt Jennessee, 17; Connor Jimenez, 7; Mason Jimenez, 8; Matthew Jimenez, 8; Aliya Khan, 12; Benjamin Kim, 9; Matthew Kim, 11; Ava Kuznik, 11; Sebastian Lares, 12; Lorenzo Laurentys, 9; Maria Legaspi, 10; Luke Lezotte, 15; Ty Lezotte, 14; Rebekah Ling, 14; Luca Lodi, 20; Anastasia Lutz, 10; Michelle Marinheiro, 14; Ella Michael, 7; Yannai Michael, 12; Nicolas Munoz, 13; Melissa Nassery, 10; Abigail-Marie Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Cassandra Oliver, 15; Eddie Oliver, 9; Abby Oyetunji, 17; Alessandro Pereira, 10; Kevin Porto, 16; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 11; Anvitaa Pottigari, 9; Saani Pottigari, 12; Samuel Quintero, 16; Ricardo Roche, 17; Moises Rodriguez, 12; Javier Roman, 13; Sophia Ruppert, 13; Tess Ruppert, 10; Camilla Sacerio, 14; Ricardo Salas Abou Samra, 13; Mary Sawyer, 10; Steven Sawyer, 11; Mallory Schleicher, 13; Gavin Sheyda, 10; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 10; Samantha Solis, 12; Natasha Testa, 18; Victoria Torres, 12; Juan Vallmitjana, 7; Valerie Vank, 11; Christian Vasquez, 13; Sarah Vasquez, 8; Marcos Vazquez, 13; Camelia Wieck, 13; and Kellie Wilcox, 16.

Two sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the 11-and-over swimmers and 11 a.m. for the 10-and-under swimmers. On Sunday there is one session for 11-and-over swimmers at 8:30 a.m.

IF YOU GO:

What: SOFLO Sprint Holiday Classic

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Sessions 8:30-10:03 a.m. (11-and-over) and 11 a.m.-12:32 (10-and-under); Sunday, Session, 8:30 a.m.-9:22 (11-and-under).

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Admission: $3 per person, $3 and $2 heat sheets. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com