By Sharon Robb

January 27, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers took center stage on opening night of the SOFLO TYR Open Invite.

Competing in their home pool at the Academic Village Swimming Pool in Pembroke Pines, SOFLO swimmers dominated the Florida Gold Coast meet on Friday night.

SOFLO boys swept the top three places in the 15-and-over 100-yard individual medley. Ervin Marin, 17, won in 55.53 followed by Rafael Rodriguez, 15, in a best time 55.98 and Luke Lezotte, 15, in 57.04, also a best time.

Kathleen Golding, 16, was a double winner. The 2016 U.S. Olympic trials qualifier won the 100-yard individual medley in 57.90 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:22.03.

Leah Pando, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:42.71.

Javier Colmenares, 10, won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:19.09.

Alessandro Pereira, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.10.

Among other meet highlights:

Matthew Tarafa, 12, of Hialeah Swim Club was a double winner. He won the 11-12 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.72 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.33.

In addition to SOFLO, among other teams in the field are Boca Raton, Gulliver, Coral Springs, Plantation, SwimFast, Metro Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Hialeah, Miami Swimming and Blue Marlins. A record field of 900 swimmers is competing over three days. The meet continues Saturday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Alexa Avila, Blue Marlins 2:23.75, 2. Sara Levin, SwimFast 2:24.69, 3. Cecilia Mirones, Sunrise 2:29.13; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Mariann Catalasan 2:41.00, 8. Mary Sawyer 2:42.43, best time, 10. Anastasia Lutz 2:44.18; 11-12, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:03.19, 2. Giulianna Garcia, Coral Springs 2:08.09, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:08.12; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Emma Twombly 2:10.76, 8. Kalin Hubbard 2:12.86, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 1:03.01, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:03.79, best time, 3. Isabella Jurado, Hialeah 1:03.95; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Molly Golding 1:04.05, best time, 8. Paige Lane 1:05.46, best time, 10. Daniela Curbelo 1:06.51, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 57.90, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 59.10, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:03.44; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Marianna Serrrao 1:06.57, 7. Abby Oyetunji 1:07.49, 10. Maya Coffey 1:07.97.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Leah Pando, SOFLO 2:42.71, 2. Sara Levin, SwimFast 2:43.31, 3. Alexa Avila. Blue Marlins 2:45.66; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:54.81, best time, 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:55.50, best time, 8. Giada Porven 2:57.25; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, Plantation 2:19.15, 2. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:22.85, 3. Giulianna Garcia, Coral Springs 2:23.64; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Jena Legaspi 2:29.22, 8. Kalin Hubbard 2:30.01, best time.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Anelis Roque, Metro Aquatics 4:42.18, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 4:45.83, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 4:53.51, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Daniela Curbelo 4:54.50, 10. Katrina Del Vecchio 4:57.99, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:22.03, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:37.45, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:40.73; SOFLO TOP 10: 9. Marianna Serrao 5:02.02.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:19.09, best time; 2. Farouk Mesa, Heritage Aquatics 2:28.81, 3. Ares Rio, Sunrise 2:34.36; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Owen Smith 2:43.18, best time; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:52.72, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 1:55.57, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:00.40, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Enrique Rodriguez 2:05.99, 6. Zackary Harris 2:06.44, 7. Diego Dulieu 2:08.74, best time, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:08.92;

100-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Joseph Perdomo, Blue Marlins 1:01.86, 2. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 1:01.87, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:02.13, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. John Paul Handal 1:02.18, best time, 7. Juan Colmenares 1:03.27, best time, 10. Nicolas Munoz 1:04.63; 15-and-over, 1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 55.53, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 55.98, best time, 3. Luke Lezotte 57.04, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Max Asnis 58.00, best time, 6. Heath Brames 58.79, best time, 8. Juan Serna 59.63, 10. Leonardo Mateus 1:00.03.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:29.10, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:33.21, best time, 3. Landon Kyser, Heritage Aquatics 2:39.30; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 2:09.33, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:10.53, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 2:14.37; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Zackary Harris 2:23.33, 6. Alejandro Mateus 2:26.38, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 2:26.49, best time; 10. Logan Gonzalez 2:31.58, best time.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Andres Wong, Metro Aquatics 4:22.33, 2. Hector Paz, Metro Aquatics 4:33.97, 3. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 4:38.72; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Javier Roman 4:40.55, best time, 6. Nicolas Rossi 4:45.15, best time, 7. Juan Colmenares 4:46.26, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Omana, Metro Aquatics 3:59.21, 2. Nestor Montero, Metro Aquatics 4:09.64, 3. Brando Vives, Metro Aquatics 4:11.96; SOFLO: 6. Rafael Rodriguez 4:14.42, 8. Leonardo Mateus 4:22.34, 9. Ervin Marin 4:25.07.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR Open Invite

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5. Heat sheets are free and can be found online at the SOFLO website and Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3721 or SoFloMeets@swim4SoFlo.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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