By Sharon Robb

January 29, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club rose to the occasion at the SOFLO TYR Open Invite.

And, not just the swimmers.

Despite inclement weather including rain and cold, and several scratches on the third and final day, SOFLO officials, coaching staff, booster club and volunteers contributed to a successful meet, largest in club history.

The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of anyone at at Academic Village Swimming Pool including SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson.

“It’s unreal how wonderful it was,” Anderson said. “It was first class. It was definitely one of the greatest meets despite the weather elements going on.

“The officials and staff did a wonderful job. I couldn’t be more happy. They went above and beyond.”

The swimmers closed out a successful meet on their end as well despite the cold and rain, dropping time, breaking a team record and winning events in their first home meet of the season.

Among SOFLO highlights:

Alessandro Pereira, 10, broke a team record in the 10-and-under 200-yard butterfly in 2:24.09 in his race debut.

“It’s amazing the kids are breaking records and going best times with the weather,” Anderson said.

SOFLO girls swept the 10-and-under 200-yard backstroke. Leah Pando, 10, won in 2:38.99 followed by teammates Mariann Catalasan, 10, 2:58.00 and Anastasia Lutz, 10, 3:08.86.

SOFLO boys swept the 11-12 100-yard individual medley. Sebastian Lares, 12, won in a best time 1:02.11 followed by Enrique Rodriguez, 12, in a best time 1:08.41 and Zackary Harris was third in 1:08.81.

Jennifer Rodriguez won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.37.

Leah Pando won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:38.89 and the 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.08.

Sebastian Lares won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:11.01, 200-yard backstroke in 2:12.98 and 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:02.11. Lares swam a best time 55.75 to finish second in the 100-yard freestyle.

Luke Lezotte won the 50-yard butterfly in 24.14.

In addition to host SOFLO, among other teams in the field were Boca Raton, Gulliver, Coral Springs, Plantation, SwimFast, Metro Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Hialeah, Miami Swimming and Blue Marlins with a record field of 900 swimmers competing over three days.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Anelis Roque, Metro Aquatics 2:15.16, 2. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 2:18.83, 3. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 2:22.03; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, Flying Fish 2:10.17, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:13.96, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:17.08; SOFLO TOP 10: 10. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:25.92.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 36.97, 2. Leah Pandro, SOFLO 37.69, 3. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 38.36, best time; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 39.88; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, Plantation 29.96, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 31.18, 3. Anabela Shearer, Sunrise 32.37; SOFLO: 9. Sofia Osorio 33.47, best time, 10. Kalin Hubbard 34.16; 13-14, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Hialeah 27.35, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 27.37, 3. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 27.83; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 28.95, best time, 9. Kyana Castro 29.47, 10. Jacqueline Lugo 29.56; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, Flying Fish 27.36, 2. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 27.71, 3. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Metro Aquatics 27.80; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 28.17, 6. Marianna Serrao 28.87, best time, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez 29.75, 10. Maya Coffey 30.04.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 2:10.44, 2. Anelis Roque, Metro Aquatics 2:11.78, 3. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 2:15.63; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Molly Golding 2:22.59, best time, 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:26.48, 9. Jacqueline Lugo 2:28.55, 10. Mallory Schleicher 2:31.96; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:08.45, 2. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:10.25, 3. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Metro Aquatics 2:12.94.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:29.22, 2. Sofia Gonzalez, Unattached 1:30.09, 3. Alexa Avila, Blue Marlins 1:31.36; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:34.30, best time; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, Plantation 1:14.13, 2. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 1:16.01, 3. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:16.49; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Kalin Hubbard 1:21.67, best time, 9. Sabrina Osorio 1:22.26; 13-14, 1. Isabella Jurado, Hialeah 1:12.23, 2. Julia Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:13.70, 3. Shannelle Gonzalez, Hialeah 1:13.99; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:11.37, 2. Hannah Cordes, Miami Swimming 1:11.43, 3. Elise Larin, SOFLO 1:11.60.

200-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Leah Pando, SOFLO 2:38.89, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:58.00, 3. Anastasia Lutz 3:08.86; 11-12, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 2:22.58, 2. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 2:23.43, 3. Anabela Shearer, Sunrise 2:26.69; 13-14, 1. Anelis Roque, Metro Aquatics 2:15.16, 2. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 2:18.83, 3. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 2:22.03; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, Flying Fish 2:10.17, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:13.96, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 2:17.08; SOFLO TOP 10: 10. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:25.92.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Alexa Avila, Blue Marlins, 33.44, 2. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 34.71, 3. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 36.86; SOFLO: 5. Mary Sawyer 38.27, best time; 11-12, 1. Casey Perez, Blue Marlins 30.68, 2. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 30.73, 3. Adriana Roldan, Gulliver 31.29; SOFLO: 7. Jena Legaspi 32.31, best time, 9. Kalin Hubbard 32.72, 10. Sofia Osorio 33.02, best time; 13-14, 1. Ana Kondratovich, Hialeah 27.35, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 27.37, 3. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 27.83; SOFLO: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 28.95, best time, 7. Sophia Ruppert 29.18, 9. Kyana Castro 29.47, 10. Jacqueline Lugo 29.56; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, Flying Fish 27.36, 2. Jailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 27.71, 3. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, Metro Aquatics 27.80; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 28.17, 6. Marianna Serrao 28.87, best time, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez 29.75, best time, 10. Maya Coffey 30.04.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Alexa Avila, Blue Marlins 1:06.94, 2. Sofia Moreno, Gulliver 1:11.00, 3. Cecilia Mirones, Sunrise 1:11.62; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:15.03, best time, 7. Mariann Catalsan 1:15.15, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:15.87, best time, 10. Mary Sawyer 1:16.30, best time; 11-12, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 58.16, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:00.36, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 1:00.88; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Emma Twombly 1:01.05, 6. Kalin Hubbard 1:02.20; 13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 53.94, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Hialeah 55.86, 3. Isabella Jurado, Hialeah 56.99; SOFLO: 5. Sophia Ruppert 57.40; 15-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 53.03, 2. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 55.17, 3. Hannah Cordes, Miami Swimming 55.69; SOFL TOP 10: Marianna Serrao 56.19, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Leah Pando, SOFLO 1:19.08, 2. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 1:21.93, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, Sunrise 1:22.67; SOFLO: 7. Giada Porven 1:25.43, best time, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:26.83, best time; 11-12, 1. Anabela Shearer, Sunrise 34.48, 2. Kate Kaplan, CC 35.62, 3. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:08.44; SOFLO: 5. Jena Legaspi 1;11.97, best time, 10. Sofia Osorio 1:13.67, best time.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Andres Wong, Metro Aquatics, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:54.34, best time, 3. Neil Picon, Metro Aquatics 1:54.78; 15-and-over, 1. Aitor Fungairino, Metro Aquatics 1:42.61, 2. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 1:44.10, 3. Brandon Vives, Metro Aquatics 1:44.55; SOFLO: 6. Heath Brames 1:49.32.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Landon Kyser, Heritage Aquatics 32.70, 2. George Gonzalez, Flying Fish 33.73, 3. Fabio Rivas, Hialeah 36.62; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Jonathan Lozano 37.97; 11-12, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 30.33, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 31.32, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 31.61, best time; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Diego Dulieu 32.26, best time, 5. Logan Gonzalez 33.00, 6. Aldo Zepeda 33.44, best time, 7. Zackary Harris 33.62, 8. Alex Golding 33.87; 13-14, 1. Robert Wilson, CC 29.15, 2. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 29.40, 3. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 29.40, best time; SOFLO: 4. John Paul Handal 29.47, best time, 7. Marcos Vazquez 29.86, 10. Nicolas Rossi 30.42, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Aitor Fungairino, Metro Aquatics 25.27, 2. Trey Gribble, Gulliver 25.81, 3. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 26.20; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Juan Osorio 28.42, best time.

200-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:24.09, team record; 2. Mateo Shearer, Sunrise 2:58.09, 3. Julian Lezcano, Metro Aquatics 3:05.96; 11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:11.01, best time, 2. David Campos, Gulliver 2:46.25; 13-14, 1. Jose Hermida, Metro Aquatics 2:05.10, 2. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 2:09.04, 3. Isaiah Jimenez, Gulliver 2:09.57; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:54.33, 2. Brandon Vives, Metro Aquatics 1:54.48, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:59.44.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Flying Fish 1:16.80, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:26.82, best time, 3. Owen Williams, Heritage Aquatics 1:27.63; 11-12, 1. Parker Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:10.85, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 1:11.40, 3. Charles Pujula, Hialeah 1:12.66; SOFLO: 5. Alex Golding 1:21.78, 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:22.77, 7. Alejandro Mateus 1:24.18, 9. Matthew Kim 1:26.04; 13-14, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 1:06.86, 2. Matthew Posso, Gulliver 1L07.86, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 1:10.03, best time; SOFLO: 9. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:14.52; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 59.50, 2. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:02.11, 3. Diego Faucher, Metro Aquatics 1:02.54; SOFLO: 7. Tyler Bland 1:05.62.

200-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, Heritage Aquatics 2:44.26; 11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:12.98, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:25.70, 3. Alex Golding, SOFLO 2:29.11; SOFLO: 6. Nathaniel Garrick 2:32.89; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, Metri Aquatics 2:05.35, 2. Joseph Perdomo, Blue Marlins 2:09.16, 3. Kyle Korvick, Gulliver 2:10.91; SOFLO: 4. Joseph Lee 2:12.55, best time, 6. Nicolas Munoz 2:15.28, 10. John Paul Handal 2:22.13; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 1:55.57, 2. Trey Gribble, Gulliver 2:01.64, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.30.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Flying Fish 31.33, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 31.44, best time, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 34.09; SOFLO: 9. Owen Smith 39.61; 11-12, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, Hialeah 27.85, 2. David Chavez, Miami Swimming 28.63, 3. Charles Pujula, Hialeah 29.27; SOFLO: 4. Zackary Harris 29.98, 6. Alejandro Mateus 31.01, 7. Diego Dulieu 32.28, 9. Aldo Zepeda 32.71, 10. Logan Gonzalez 33.60; 13-14, 1. Robert Wilson, CC 26.76, 2. Jose Hermida, Metro Aquatics 26.89, 3. Phillip Meira, Gulliver 27.40; SOFLO: 4. John Paul Handal 27.54, best time, 6. Lance Lesage 27.60, best time, 10. Javier Roman, 28.21; 15-and-over, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 24.14, 2. Diego Mateus, Blue Marlins 25.50, 3. Juan Serna, SOFLO 25.67; SOFLO: 8. Heath Brames 26.49.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Owen Dougherty, Coral Springs 46.91, 2. Landon Kyser, Heritage Aquatics 1:05.48, 3. Owen Williams, Heritage Aquatics 1:05.70; SOFLO TOP 10: 9. Jonathan Lozano 1:14.18; 11-12, 1. Levko Danyliv, Gulliver 52.64, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 55.75, best time, 3. David Chavez, Miami Swimming 56.72; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Enrique Rodriguez 58.80, 7. Diego Dulieu 59.76, best time, 10. Alejandro Mateus 1:02.90; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, Metro Aquatics 51.17, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 51.53, 3. David Montana, Metro Aquatics 53.10; SOFLO: 5. Joseph Lee 53.38, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 48.02, 2. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 48.76, 3. Adrian Aguilar, Metro Aquatics 49.06; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 50.00, best time, 9. Heath Brames 50.67.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, Flying Fish 1:09.48, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:09.73, best time, 3. Landon Kyser, Heritage Aquatics 1:15.25; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:15.72, 8. Jonathan Lozano 1:23.63, best time; 11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:02.11, best time, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:08.41, best time, 3. Zackary Harris 1:08.81; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:12.59, 9. Aldo Zepeda 1:13.14, best time, 10. Lucas Porven 1:17.30, best time.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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