By Sharon Robb

March 18, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club continued to build on its lead and winning tradition during second day action at the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics Short Course Championships Saturday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

The defending champions relied on its depth and talent to remain in the lead with 683 points, nearly 200 points ahead of Gulliver Swim Club wit 484 and East Coast Aquatic Club with 445 points.

SOFLO strength is across the board, particularly in the girls 13-14 age group which they lead with 181 points and boys 10-and-under which they also lead with 122 points and boys 13-14 which they are second with 156, just four points out of first.

SOFLO is one day away from capturing an unprecedented seventh consecutive JO short course team title in the club’s 17-year history including eight as SOFLO.

Among SOFLO’s first-place finishers were:

SOFLO 13-14 girls won the 400-yard medley relay in 4:00.16 with Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio and Paige Lane.

Molly Golding won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.54 with a time drop of .21 seconds.

Alessandro Pereira won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.85 with a time drop of 1.68.

Sebastian Lares won the 11-12 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.03 with a time drop of 8.23.

SOFLO 10-and-under boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:14.21 with Javier Colmenares, Alessandro Pereira, Fernando Barreto and Jonathan Lozano.

SOFLO 13-14 boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.07 with Lance Lesage, Javier Roman, Jie Hoon Lee and Michael Arias.

Other SOFLO top three individual finishers were:

Sebastian Lares, 11-12, 100-yard backstroke, 58.84, time drop of 1.76.

Lance Lesage, 13-14, 100-yard backstroke, 54.79, time drop of 1.03.

Paige Lane, third, 13-14 200-yard freestyle, 1:56.61; third, 50-yard butterfly, 26.67.

Kayla Cunningham, third, 13-14 100-yard backstroke, 59.62.

Alessandro Pereira, third, 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle, 2:09.92, time drop of 1.32.

More than 600 swimmers and 33 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

In a departure from past years, the prelim and final events are being held in one 50-meter pool instead of two. Since time standards have been updated, the number of participating swimmers has decreased.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Azura, FAST, AquaKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, FAST, North Palm Beach, Plantation Swim Team and Boca Raton Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 683, 2. Gulliver 484, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 445, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 425.50, 5. City of Hialeah 349, 6. St. Andrew’s 286, 7. Jupiter 281, 8. FAST 252, 9. Metro Aquatics 218.50, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 218.

AGE GROUP TEAM RANKINGS:

GIRLS: 10-and-under, 1. Azura 104, 2. Jupiter Dragons 69, 3. East Coast 59, 6. SOFLO 46; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 149, 2. AquaKids Sharks 138, 3. YMCA 92, 13. SOFLO 20.50; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 181, 2. East Coast 169, 3. Pine Crest 151.

BOYS: 10-and-under, 1. SOFLO 122, 2. Heritage Aquatics 98, 3. Miami Swimming 76; 11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics 185, 2. City of Hialeah 179, 3. SOFLO 157.50; 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 160, 2. SOFLO 156, 3. Gulliver 140.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 2:15.94, 2. Gulliver 2:19.11, 3. North Palm Beach 2:20.80, 4. SOFLO A 2:20.95, 12. SOFLO B (Abigail-Marie Natino, Fiorella Di Salvo, Mary Sawyer, Carleigh Schleicher) 2:38.92; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:56.19, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:59.38, 3. AquaKids Sharks 2:00.73, 9. SOFLO A 2:03.85; 13-14, 1. East Coast 1:49.85, 2. Pine Crest 1:50.31, 3. City of Hialeah 1:51.34, 4. SOFLO A (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio) 1:51.41, 13. SOFLO B (Jena Legaspi, Isabella Di Salvo, Daniela Curbelo, Sophia Ruppert) 1:59.31.

400-yard medley relay:

11-12, 1. Coral Springs 4:14.90, 2. AquaKids Sharks 4:17.43, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 4:26.03, 11. SOFLO A (Sofia Osorio, Victoria Torres, Mia Escudero, Emma Twombly) 4:38.65, 13. SOFLO B (Kerry Cunningham, Sabrina Osorio, Luna Delgado, Valerie Vank) 4:44.98; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio, Paige Lane) 4:00.16, 2. East Coast 4:02.82, 3. Pine Crest 4:03.53, 13. SOFLO B (Sophia Ruppert, Isabella Di Salvo, Daniela Curbelo, Michelle Marinheiro) 4:22.68

13-14,

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 2:02.31, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 2:12.89, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:17.54; SOFLO: 20. Giada Porven 2:27.08, time drop, 27. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:31.34, time drop, 31. Anastasia Lutz 2:32.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:57.43, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 1:58.12, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:59.20, 10. Emma Twombly 2:08.68; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:54.15, 2. Paige Maceachern, ECAC 1:54.33, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:56.61; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:00.09.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.87, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 31.84, 3. Anais Gedeon, MSA 32:09; SOFLO: 28. Giada Porven 36.37, time drop, 32. Mariann Catalasan 36.80; 11-12, 1. Mercy McLemore, BEST 27.51, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 27.54, 3. Aspen Gersper, SAS 28.20; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JD 25.85, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 26.37, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 26.67; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 27.31, 10. Daniela Curbelo 27.44.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 1:01.87, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:09.79, 3. Victoria Kjaerulff, EC 1:12.03; SOFLO: 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:17.32, time drop, 10. Natalia Sibug 1:18.46, time drop, 15. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:20.74; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 59.18, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 1:02.86, 3. Elena Dinehart, AKS 1:04.14; 13-14, 1. Josefine Richter, PC 58.37, 2. Megan Murphy, EC 59.30, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 59.62.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 1:59.17, 2. North Palm Beach 2:01.25, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 2:01.39, 7. SOFLO A (Natalia Sibug, Giada Porven, Mariann Catalasan, Anastasia Lutz) 2:06.93, 13. SOFLO B (Carleigh, Schleicher, Tess Ruppert, Mary Sawyer, Fiorella Di Salvo) 2:15.87.

400-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1.Faith Mutschler, WOW 4:41.98, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 4:48.35, 3. Rebecca Montero, AKS 4:51.36; SOFLO: 16. Mia Escudero 5:12.96, time drop; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:29.89, 2. Paige Maceachern, ECAC 4:34.99, 3. Anelis Roque, MAC 4:36.39; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 4:44.11, 7. Daniela Curbelo 4:44.18, time drop, 12. Mallory Schleicher 4:53.33, time drop, 13. Sara Quintero 4:53.36, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Riley Botting, CS 2:32.36, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:33.57, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:33.63, SOFLO: 8. Sabrina Osorio 2:40.46, time drop, 9. Valerie Vank 2:41.23, time drop, 10. Mia Escudero 2:44.59; 13-14, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:24.54, time drop, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:25.13, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 2:30.02.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A (Javier Colmenares, Alessandro Pereira, Fernando Barreto, Jonathan Lozano) 2:14.21, 2. Heritage Aquatic Team 2:18.09, 3. Miami Swimming 2:20.36, 14. SOFLO B (Stefano Mazzi, Luca Hincapie, Owen Smith, Kyle Dorn) 2:37.20; 11-12, 1. FAST 1:50.26, 2. City of Hialeah 1:51.75, 3. East Coast 1:55.13, 4. SOFLO A 1:56.46, 8. SOFLO B 2:05.14; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Javier Roman, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias) 1:44.07, 2. Gulliver 1:44.19, 3. Pine Crest 1:44.49, 8. SOFLO B 1:50.12.

400-yard medley relay:

11-12, 1. FAST 4:04.22, 2. City of Hialeah 4:07.73, 3. SOFLO A (Zackary Harris, Alex Golding, Sebastian Lares, Enrique Rodriguez) 4:13.97, 7. SOFLO B (Christian Tijero, Logan Gonzalez, Alejandro Mateus, Diego Dulieu)4:27.56; 13-14, 1. Gulliver 3:48.49, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:49.36, 3. Pine Crest 3:49.59, 7. SOFLO B (Nicolas Munoz, Yannai Michael, Juan Colmenares, Nicolas Rossi) 3:58.27.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 1:56.41, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 2:09.27, 3. Alessandro Pereira 2:09.92, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 2:17.69; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:51.33, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:53.98, 3. Christian Proscia, FAST 1:59.19; SOFLO: 8. Enrique Rodriguez 2:02.39, time drop, 10. Diego Dulieu 2:06.20; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:44.45, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 1:46.53, 3. Jack D’Avi, YSF 1:47.65; SOFLO: 4. Lance Lesage 1:49.29, 7. Michael Arias 1:51.39.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winler, Ms 27.24, 2. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 29.91, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 30.07; BRST: 22. Gabriel Rais 35.65, time drop, 29. Marcus Johnson 36.28; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 25.33, 2. Finn Winkler, MS 27.23, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 27.45; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, PC 23.76, 2. Joshua Balbi, SAS 24.13, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 24.90.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:08.85, time drop, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:09.60, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 1:11.39; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 1:14.38, 6. Jonathan Lozano 1:16.07, time drop; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 53.12, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 58.84, time drop, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 1:00.19; SOFLO: 5. Enrique Rodriguez 1:03.83, time drop, 6. Zackary Harris, 1:04.33, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 53.80, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 54.79, time drop, 3. Alex Marrero, SFTL 56.36.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Heritage 1:58.58, 2. SOFLO A 2:00.50, 3. Miami Swimming 2:01.02, 14. SOFLO B 2:18.05.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:11.45, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 2:25.68, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 2:26.71; SOFLO: 10. Zackary Harris 2:41.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Bora Hurst, WOW 2:18.81, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:20.61, 3. Amarsanaa Ganbaatar, Azura 2:21.25; SOFLO: 5. Jie Hoon Lee 2:21.46, time drop, 6. Javier Roman 2:21.96, time drop, 8. Yannai Michael 2:22.96.

400-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:29.03, time drop, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:34.87, 3. Christian Proscia, FAST 4:55.83; SOFLO: 11. Lucas Porven 5:26.15; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 4:14.47, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 4:17.94, 3. Dominic Bono, AKS 4:21.81; SOFLO: 7. Jie Hoon Lee 4:29.34, 9. Nicolas Rossi 4:31.67, time drop, 12. Javier Roman 4:32.96, time drop, 16. John Paul Handal 4:38.81.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.swimcssc.com. For questions call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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