By Sharon Robb

February 17, 2017—Mallory Schleicher, making her debut in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finished third in the event on the opening day of the Gulliver Winter Classic.

Schleicher, 13, seeded 17th among a field of 18 swimmers, was third in 11:25.78.

Schleicher was also 14th in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:58.82 with a time drop of 2.68. It was the first time she broke the 5-minute barrier. Her previous best was 5:01.50.

Chris Vasquez, 13, was 19th in the boys’ 1,000-yard freestyle in 11:58.48 with a huge time drop of 44.58. It was the first time he swam under 12 minutes in the distance event. His previous best was 12:43.06.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:

1.Cloe Bedard-Khalid, MAC 4:34.29, 2. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 4:36.10, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver 4:36.25; SOFLO: 14. Mallory Schleicher 4:58.82, time drop, 20. Sarah Acevedo 5:05.89.

1000-yard freestyle:

1.Valeria Strohmeier, Gulliver 11:01.52, 2. Anelis Roque, MAC 11:05.80, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 11:25.78.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:

1.Miguel Cancel, Gulliver 4:04.91, 2. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:09.65, 3. Brandon Vives, AC 4:10.92; SOFLO: 18. John Paul Handal 4:43.90, 22. Nicolas Rossi 4:52.66.

1000-yard freestyle:

1.Adrian Aguilar, MAC 9:29.62, 2. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 9:29.86, 3. Andres Vargas, MAC 9:42.65; SOFLO: 19. Chris Vasquez 11:58.48, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: Gulliver Winter Classic (SCY)

When: Saturday-Sunday.

Schedule: Friday, Session 1, 4 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Session III, 30 minutes after the previous session; Sunday, Session IV, 9:30 a.m., Session V, 30 minutes after the previous session.

Where: Gulliver Swim Club, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Miami.

Of note: All sessions are timed finals. Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $3 per session. For more information call Derek Gelber, 305-666-7937, ext. 1465.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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