By Sharon Robb

March 25, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another strong performance at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Saturday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

Heading into the third and final day on Sunday, SOFLO has a shot to make more history in the pool and memories to last a lifetime.

The defending champion leads the combined team standings with a 145-point lead and boys team standings with a 210-point cushion. SOFLO has 1,736.5 points ahead of Gulliver (1,591.5) and Pine Crest (1,409) in the combined.

The boys team leads with 923.5 ahead of Gulliver (713.5) and Metro Aquatics (694.5).

Pine Crest Swimming leads the women’s competition with 1,036.5 ahead of Gulliver (878) and SOFLO (813).

SOFLO, with 57 talented swimmers competing, is two sessions away from a five-peat. After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall, the team is trying to win a five-peat at seniors.

Last year was the fourth time SOFLO won the JOs and Seniors in the same season.

“We swam well tonight,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Among SOFLO’s top eight finishers were:

Kathleen Golding won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.47 and the 50-yard backstroke in 26.80. She was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.17.

Kelley Heron was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 26.64. She was also fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.84.

Jessica Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.44.

Rafael Rodriguez, celebrating his new U.S. citizenship, was second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:05.87 in the race of the night against Trey Gribble of Gulliver Swim Club who won in 4:05.13. He was also third in another great race in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.67.

Ricardo Roche was second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:00.36 and eighth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.99.

The boys 800-yard freestyle relay of Max Asnis, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche and Ervin Marin was third in 6:56.88.

Molly Golding, fourth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:25.91.

Ervin Marin, fourth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:05.86; eighth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:09.84.

Luke Lezotte, fourth, 50-yard backstroke, 25.21.

Samuel Quintero, fourth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:10.35.

The 800-yard freestyle relay of Golding, Heron, Marinheiro and Maya Coffey was fourth in 7:43.69.

Melissa Marinheiro, fifth, 200-yard freestyle, 1:54.26; sixth in the 50-yard backstroke, 27.98.

Marc Rojas, sixth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:07.90.

CJ Kopecki, sixth 400-yard individual medley, 4:07.34.

Leonardo Mateus, sixth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:15.44.

Samuel Quintero, seventh, 400-yard individual medley, 4:18.22.

Jessica Rodriguez, seventh, 400-yard individual medley, 4:41.37.

Jennifer Rodriguez, seventh, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:26.88.

Marianna Serrao, eighth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:44.97.

Daniela Curbelo, eighth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:47.31.

Katrina Del Vecchio, eighth, 100-yard butterfly, 59.89.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,736.5, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 1,591.5, 3. Pine Crest 1,409, 4. East Coast 1,118, 5. Metro Aquatics 958.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 770.5, 7. Azura 630.5, 8. Miami Swimming 466, 9. AquaKids Sharks 427.5, 10. Jupiter Dragons 359.

MEN RESULTS: 1. SOFLO 923.5, 2. Gulliver 713.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 694.5, 4. East Coast 525, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 465, 6. Azura 442.5, 7. Pine Crest 372.5, 8. Lake Lytal Lightning 257, 9. Miami Swimming 245, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 239.5.

WOMEN RESULTS: 1. Pine Crest 1,036.5, 2. Gulliver 878, 3. SOFLO 813, 4. East Coast 593, 5. AquaKids Sharks 318.5, 6. Jupiter Dragons 306, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 305.5, 8. Metro Aquatics 264, 9. Miami Swimming 221, 10. North Palm Beach 220.

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:18.47, Andrea Santander, PC 4:20.37, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 4:21.05; SOFLO: 8. Marianna Serrao 4:44.97; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 4:19.55, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 4:27.88, 3. Alexa Rivera 4:28.98; SOFLO: 7. Jessica Rodriguez 4:41.37, 8. Daniela Curbelo 4:47.31.

200-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AK Sharks 1:46.58, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 1:48.96, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 1:49.75; SOFLO: 19. Maya Coffey 1:59.71; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, MS 1:47.93, 2. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 1:50.62, 3. Allison Kopas, SFTL 1:53.10; SOFLO: 5. Melissa Marinheiro 1:54.26.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 26.80, 2. Chade Bersicio, ECAC 26.90, 3. Madison Cummings, ECAC 26.93; BRST: 6. Emily Chen 27.67; Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 26.54, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 26.64, 3. Francesca Choy, JDST 27.53; SOFLO: 6. Melissa Marinheiro 27.98; BRST: 16. Frances Morales 29.44.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:15.53, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 2:18.59, 3. Hailey Jerew, AKS 2:23.60; SOFLO: 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:26.88; Open, 1. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 2:20.13, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:20.44, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 2:21.68; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:25.91; BRST: 7. Frances Morales 2:31.25.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 53.85, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 54.83, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 55.17; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 54.43, 2. Kyla Valls, MS 56.32, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 56.98; SOFLO: 5. Kelley Heron 57.84, 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 59.89, 12. Daniela Curbelo 1:00.60, 14. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.81, 19. Kyana Castro 1:03.23.

800-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Pine Crest 7:34.53, 2. East Coast 7:36.39, 3. Gulliver 7:36.54, 4. SOFLO (Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro, Maya Coffey) 7:43.69.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 4:05.13, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:05.87, 3. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:08.06; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 4:15.44, 7. Samuel Quintero 4:18.22, 25. Tyler Bland 4:38.98; BRST: 4. Cameron Taddonio 4:12.28; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 3:55.64, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:00.36, 3. Dylan Brisco, LLL 4:05.81; SOFLO: 4. Ervin Marin 4:05.86, 6. CJ Kopecki 4:07.34, 10. Luis Villanueva 4:13.62.

200-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 1:40.62, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 1:44.14, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:44.67; BRST: 5. Cameron Taddonio 1:45.03; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:38.20, 2. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:39.44, 3. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 1:40.33; SOFLO: 8. Ricardo Roche 1:42.99, 9. Max Asnis 1:44.11, 15. Kevin Porto 1:45.23, 17. CJ Kopecki 1:46.40.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 23.86, 2. Jose Garcia, BRST 24.77, 3. John Torres, FFSC 24.86; SOFLO: 4. Luke Lezotte 25.21, 14. Samuel Quintero 26.83; BRST: 11. Aaron Reiser 25.98; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 22.86, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 23.12, 3. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.74; SOFLO: 9. Kevin Porto 25.42, 16. Luis Villanueva 26.52, 18. Heath Brames 26.81, 19. Wyatt Jennessee 26.92.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Yona Rubin. SFTL 2:08.19, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:09.89, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 2:10.02; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Quintero 2:10.35, 14. Tyler Bland 2:20.56; BRST: 5. Cameron Taddonio 2:11.33; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:02.30, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, GRSC 2:05.62. 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 2:05.68; SOFLO: 6. Marc Rojas 2:07.90, 8. Ervin Marin 2:09.84; BRST: 19. David Genz 2:27.79.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 50.33, 2. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 50.60, 3. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 51.29; SOFLO: 15. Juan Serna 54.06; BRST: 4. Jose Garcia 51.39, 17. Drake Gil 54.65; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 48.43, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 49.06, 3. Seggio Bernardina, ECAC 49.39; SOFLO: 14. Max Asnis 52.69, 16. Luis Villanueva 52.74.

800-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Metro Aquatics 6:47.98, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 6:55.46, 3. SOFLO A (Max Asnis, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche, Ervin Marin) 6:56.88.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

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

Of note: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available online or Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3724.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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