By Sharon Robb

January 15, 2017—Yannai Michael and Alessandro Pereira of South Florida Aquatic Club finished strong against some stiff competition at the GCST Winter Invitational Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center in Fort Myers.

Michael won the 11-12 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:04.02. Michael also had three runner-up finishes. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 33.24; 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.30 and 50-yard butterfly in a best time 29.58.

Pereira won the 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:13.50. Pereira was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.05, another best time and 50-yard freestyle in a best time 28.88. He was fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 31.96.

SOFLO also took a pair of thirds in the 200-yard medley relay competition. The boys team of Nathaniel Garrick, Samuel Bullen, Yannai Michael and Lucas Porven was third in 2:12.12.

The girls relay team of Kailey Smith, Mia Escudero, Kaitlyn Barrios and Emma Twombly finished third in 2:20.35.

With only a handful of swimmers, SOFLO finished fifth among teams with 193 points in the combined and fourth in the boys competition with 150.

Gulf Coast Swim Team hosted eleven clubs and 609 swimmers, including 16 from SOFLO, for three days. The meet was SOFLO’s first road trip of the New Year.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 2,067, 2. Swim Florida 1,014, 3. Gulf Coast 456, 4. Greater Tampa Swim 262.5, 5. SOFLO 193, 6. Blue Wave 153.5, 7. Tornadoes 136, 8. Charlotte County 134, 9. Carrollwood Village 113, 10. YMCA Sea Dragons 53, 11. Swim Florida Unattached 19.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 1,280.50, 2. Swim Florida 525, 3. Gulf Coast 164.50, 4. SOFLO 150.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Sarasota YMCA 983.50, 2. Swim Florida 556, 3. Gulf Coast 324.50, 4. Greater Tampa 191, 5. Blue Wave 97, 6. SOFLO 84.

SOFLO HIGH POINT: (Girls) 8-and-under, 6. Giada Porven, 9; 10-and-under, 5. Leah Pando 38, 18. Giada Porven, 2; 11-12, 14. Mia Escudero 7, 19. Emma Twombly 4; 13-14, 25. Sarah Acevedo, 4; 15-and-over, None; (Boys) 8-and-under, None; 10-and-under, 2. Alessandro Pereira 60; 11-12, 1. Yannai Michael 58, 15. Nathaniel Garrick 7; 13-14, None; 15-and-over, None; Open, 32. Christian Vasquez 3.

GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Natalie Stafford, Sarasota YMCA 1:06.30; SOFLO: 13. Mia Escudero 1:13.92, 24. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:18.71, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 2:15.61; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 2:29.03; Open, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 2:14.48.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Maeve Eckerman, Sarasota YMCA 39.15; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 41.86, 26. Sarah Vasquez 50.14, best time; 11-12, 1. Evelyn Negrette, CCS 34.62; SOFLO: 6. Mia Escudero 37.41, 10. Emma Twombly 39.40, 24. Kailey Smith 44.73, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Mikayla Puckett, Gulf Coast 2:34.66; Open, 1. Shae Clifton, Swim Florida 2:30.44.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 32.15; SOFLO: 7. Leah Pando 36.47, best time, 40. Sarah Vasquez 48.93; 11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota YMCA 30.14; SOFLO: 20. Kaitlyn Barrios 38.18, best time, 24. Kailey Smith 39.42.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Reagan Flynn, GTSA 1:01.96; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 1:11.70; Open, 1. Paige Madden, Gulf Coast 1:03.10.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Maeve Eckerman, Sarasota YMCA 28.93; SOFLO: 12. Leah Pando 32.53, best time, 21. Giada Porven 34.18, best time, 45. Sarah Vasquez 39.01; 11-12, 1. Jewels Carlini, Swim Florida 26.12; SOFLO: 13. Emma Twombly 28.05, 24. Kaitlyn Barrios 30.37, 27. Mia Escudero 30.49, best time, 43. Kailey Smith 33.20; 13-14, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 24.73; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, Swim Florida 25.05; SOFLO: 21. Sarah Acevedo 28.36.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 30.96; SOFLO: 23. Giada Porven 42.62; 11-12, 1. Natalie Stafford, Sarasota YMCA 29.18; SOFLO: 26. Kaitlyn Barrios 36.53.

100-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Maddy Burt, Swim Florida 56.92; Open, 1. Miah Lopez, Sarasota YMCA 59.77; SOFLO: 15. Alana Acevedo 1:08.97.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota YMCA 2:09.22; SOFLO: 4. Leah Pando 2:24.06, best time, 10. Giada Porven 2:35.32; 11-12, 1. Michaela Mattes, Sarasota YMCA 2:00.62; SOFLO: 6. Emma Twombly 2:14.16, 21. Kailey Smith 2:34.61, best time.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:17.76, 2. Greater Tampa 2:34.87, 3. Sarasota YMCA 2:37.83; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:01.75, 2. Swim Florida 2:07.41, 3. SOFLO 2:20.35 (Kailey Smith, Mia Escudero, Kaitlyn Barrios, Emma Twombly); 1. Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:55.19, 2. Gulf Coast 1:57.46, 3. Greater Tampa 1:58.33.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 1:04.02, best time; SOFLO: 13. Nathaniel Garrick 1:13.98, best time, 17. Samuel Bullen 1:16.06, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Rene Strezenicky, Sarasota YMCA 2:05.66; SOFLO: 19. Christian Vasquez 2:33.24; Open, 1. Dylan Hacker, CCS 2:04.75.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Elias Corn, Sarasota YMCA 36.49; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 37.05, best time; 11-12, 1. Nikolos Gordon-Somers, Tornadoes 31.88; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 33.24, best time, 13. Samuel Bullen 37.35, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Matt Stitzman, Sarasota YMCA 2:27.78; Open, 1. Sean-Douglas Gooden, Tornadoes 2:14.24.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 32.67; SOFLO: 16. Owen Smith 41.27; 11-12, 1. Liam Custer, Sarasota YMCA 30.24; SOFLO: 16. Samuel Bullen 39.08, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Ian Brann, Sarasota YMCA 56.82; SOFLO: 23. Christian Vasquez 1:12.44; Open, 1. Niko Milosavljevic, Blue Wave 54.55.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 27.89; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 28.88, best time, 26. Owen Smith 34.84; 11-12, 1. Nikolos Gordon-Somers, Tornadoes 26.18, best time; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 26.30, best time, 17. Nathaniel Garrick 29.61, best time, 26. Samuel Bullen 32.10; 13-14, 1. Ian Brann, Sarasota YMCA 23.36; Open, 1. Patrick Amistoso, Sarasota YMCA 23.37.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, Swim Florida 29.69; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 31.96, best time, 17. Owen Smith 39.66; 11-12, 1. Liam Custer, Sarasota YMCA 28.40; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 29.58, 14. Lucas Porven 33.49, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Joshua Benzon, Gulf Coast 1:00.17, best time; SOFLO: 15. Christian Vasquez 1:11.22; Open, 1. Beau Hutchins, Sarasota YMCA 54.04, best time.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:13.50, best time; SOFLO: 18. Owen Smith 2:47.98, best time; 11-12, 1. Jordan Jansen, Blue Wave 2:06.45; SOFLO: 4. Nathaniel Garrick 2:14.85.

1000-yard freestyle: Open, SOFLO: 30. Lucas Porven 13:08.85.

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA “A” 2:13.43, 2. Sarasota YMCA “B” 2:27.54, 3. Swim Florida 2:29.02; 11-12, 1. Sarasota YMCA 2:00.61, 2. Sarasota YMCA B 2:05.06, 3. SOFLO 2:12.12 (Nathaniel Garrick, Samuel Bullen, Yannai Michael, Lucas Porven); Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:51.04, 2. Greater Tampa 1:52.64, 3. Swim Florida B 1:53.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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