By Sharon Robb

March 3, 2017—If opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 SCY Developmental Swimming Championship Meet is any indication, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are oh-so-ready for the upcoming Junior Olympics.

On a nice, windswept night at Academic Village Swimming Pool Friday night, SOFLO swimmers won the majority of events and turned in some incredible dropped times in the tune up meet for JOs.

In the race of the night, SOFLO swept the top three places in the girls’ 11-12 200-yard freestyle all with time drops. Mia Escudero, 12, won in 2:16.70 (0.69 time drop) followed closely by Sabrina Osorio, 12, in 2:16.71 (1.77 time drop) and Alexis Christensen, 11, in 2:16.77 (5.45 time drop).

SOFLO swept the top three spots in the boys’ 11-12 400-yard individual medley. Alejandro Mateus, 11, won in 4:59.40 (27.63 time drop) and only swimmer to crack 5 minutes for the first time; Alex Golding, 12, in 5:10.13 (9.88 time drop) and Lucas Porven, 11, in 5:19.07 (5.38 time drop).

SOFLO boys and girls finished in the top two in several other events with time drops.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Mariann Catalasan, 10, 7-10 200-yard freestyle, 2:31.93, time drop of 4.35.

Mia Escudero, 12, 11-12 200-yard freestyle, 2:16.70, time drop of 0.69.

Giada Porven, 8, 7-10 200-yard individual medley, 2:48.13, time drop of 9.12.

Sofia Osorio, 12, 200-yard individual medley, 2:29.14, time drop of 5.38.

Daniela Curbelo, 14, 13-14 200-yard individual meet, 2:21.04.

Zariya Harris, 17, 15-18 200-yard individual medley, 2:39.33.

Michelle Marinheiro, 14, 400-yard individual medley, 5:07.90, time drop of 7.43.

Nathaniel Garrick, 12, 11-12 200-yard freestyle, 2:12.15, time drop of 2.42.

Tyler Bland, 15, 15-18 200-yard freestyle, 1:52.48, time drop of 3.33; and 400-yard individual medley in 4:34.91 (time drop of 17.48).

Marcos Vazquez, 14, 13-14 200-yard individual medley, 2:15.00, time drop of 2.59.

John Paul Handal, 14, 13-14 500-yard freestyle, 5:10.65, time drop of 9.38; and 400-yard individual medley, 4:37.20, time drop of 5.39.

Samuel Quintero, 16, 500-yard freestyle, 5:01.05, time drop of 14.86.

In addition to host SOFLO, other area teams competing in the three-day meet that continues Saturday are AquaKids Sharks, ACE Swim Club, Amphibius Assault Swim Team, Atlantis Swim Club, Bone Island Swim Club, Hurricane Swimming, City of Miami Swim Team, Devilrays Swim Club, FLA Aquatics, Florida Keys Swim Club, FIU, Gulliver Swimming, Hialeah, Metro Aquatics, Miami Beach Seahawks, Mater Lakes Bears Swim Team, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Miami Shores Aquatics, Miami Swimming, North Miami Swim Team, Shelton Doral Swim Team, Southern Wahoos Aquatic Team, Swim Gym Swim Team and University of Miami.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:31.93, time drop, 2. Anastasia Lutz, SOFLO 2:32.69, time drop, 3. Belinda Muzii, MSA 2:35.35; SOFLO TOP 10: 9. Natalia Sibug 2:39.57, time drop, 11. Sarah Vasquez 2:51.72, time drop; 11-12, 1. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 2:16.70, time drop, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 2:16.71, time drop, 3. Alexis Christensen 2:16.77; 13-14, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:04.01, time drop, 2. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:04.51, time drop, 3. Chloe Gonzalez, Unattached 2:06.54; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Rebekah Ling 2:07.23, time drop; 15-18, 1. Caroli De la Pena Fernandez, MAC 2:13.98, 2. Paola Huerta, SOFLO 2:16.92, time drop, 3. Katherine DeBarros, SOFLO 2:16.96.

200-yard individual medley:

7-10, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 2:48.13, time drop, 2. Gioia Balzano, MSA 2:48.30, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 2:50.68, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:50.74, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Osorio, SOFLO 2:29.14, time drop, 2. Beverly Muzii, MSA 2:33.19, 3. Aria Torretta, GRSC 2:36.02; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Luna Delgado 2:47.90, time drop; 13-14, 1. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:21.04, 2. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:21.35, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:24.22, time drop; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Rebekah Ling 2:26.08, time drop, 7. Jena Legaspi 2:33.38, time drop, 11. Sophia Bedoya 2:39.81, time drop; 15-18, 1. Zariya Harris, SOFLO 2:39.33, 2. Nikki Llorente, MAC 2:47.46.

500-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Anais Gedeon, MSA 6:45.19, 2. Belinda Muzii, MSA 6:45.96, 3. Corina Wong, MAC 6:51.56; 11-12, 1. Natalie Gembicki, GRSC 6:04.14, 2. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 6:07.61, time drop, 3. Carmen Sanchez-Tembleque, MS 6:11.71; SOFLO: 6. Kailey Smith 6:29.51, time drop; 13-14, 1. Angelic Hernandez, GRSC 5:43.18, 2. Gabriela Molina, AKS 5:46.98, 3. Chloe Gonzalez, Unattached 5:49.87; SOFLO: 4. Rebekah Ling 5:51.94; 15-18, 1. Giselle Kleiban, CM 5:44.34, 2. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 6:01.68, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:

11-18, 1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 5:07.90, 2. Giovanna Key, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Liesel Alfonso, Unattached 5:38.82.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 2:31.48, 2. Omar Panol, BMHG 2:32.06, 3. Liam Lesentier, MS 2:33.45; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Owen Smith 2:36.00, time drop, 9. Kevin Moya, 2:52.42, time drop; 11-12, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 2:12.15, time drop, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 2:12.67, time drop, 3. Ernesto Cabrera, MAC 2:12.67; SOFLO: 5. Moises Rodriguez 2:21.73, time drop, 6. Matthew Kim 2:23.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Aaron Alegre, MAC 1:58.22, 2. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 1:58.47, 3. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 2:00.49, time drop; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Gabriel Quiros 2:02.05, time drop, 11. Chris Vasquez 2:05.58, time drop; 15-18, 1. Tyler Bland, SOFLO 1:52.48, time drop, 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 1:52.54, time drop, 3. Sebastian Puentes, MAC 1:53.56; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. Sebastian Sevilla 1:53.77, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:

7-10, 1. Nohan Gomez, CM 3:00.57, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 3:13.22, time drop; 11-12, 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 2:29.07, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:31.83, 3. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 2:32.47, SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Matthew Kim, 2:38.85, time drop, 6. Moises Rodriguez 2:42.80, time drop; 13-14, 1. Marcos Vasquez, SOFLO 2:15.00, time drop, 2. Brennan Binder, SOFLO 2:15.52, time drop, 3. Byron Norris, Hurricanes 2:16.08, 3. Nicolas Munoz, SOFLO 2:16.08, time drop; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Chris Vasquez 2:21.03, time drop, 8. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:24.06; 15-18, 1. Yonder Rojas, MAC 2:11.82, 2. Zach Schechter, Hurricanes 2:13.99, 3. Julio De la Cruz, ASC 2:15.76; SOFLO TOP 10: 4. David Avalos Aday 2:16.79, time drop, 6. Eiza Gantus 2:18.02, time drop, 7. Alan Corvaia 2:25.40.

500-yard freestyle:

7-10, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, HSC 6:29.07, 2. Mateo Silva, Hurricanes 7:20.46; 11-12, 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 6:05.31, 2. Ivan Grass, GRSC 6:07.67, 3. Carlos Osorio, CM 6:15.96; 13-14, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:10.65, time drop, 2. Carlos Lezcano, MAC 5:23.44, 3. Jorge Lopez, Unattached 5:28.33; 15-18, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 5:01.05, time drop, 2. Alejadro de la Torre, MAC 5:18.51, 3. Michael Sanchez, ASC 5:19.40; SOFLO; 6. Roberto Garrido 5:25.28, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 4:59.40, time drop, 2. Alex Golding, SOFLO 5:10.13, 3. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 5:19.07, time drop; 13-14, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 4:37.20, time drop, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 4:39.23, time drop, 3. Anthony Martinez, BM 4:43.30; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 4:45.19, time drop, 5. Brennan Binder 4:50.31, time drop; 15-18, 1. Tyler Bland, SOFLO 4:34.91, time drop, 2. Ryan Ledo, MAC 4:42.91, 3. Gianfranco Key, Unattached 5:00.85.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 SCY Developmental Swimming Championship Meet.

When: Saturday-Saturday

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

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 8:30 a.m.; Session III, 6 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 8:30 a.m.; Session V, 6 p.m.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line or Meet Mobile. Parking is free. For more information call meet director Chris Anderson 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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