By Sharon Robb

June 24, 2017—Alessandro Pereira and Enrique Rodriguez came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Two of the FLA International Cup Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Pereira, 10, won the 400-meter freestyle in 5:08.25 and has 14 points for high point.

Rodriguez, 12, won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:51.70, with an impressive time drop of 28.58. It was the first time the young swimmer dipped below 5 minutes in the distance event. His previous best was 5:20.28.

SOFLO girls were led by top finishers Mariann Catalasan and Giada Porven.

Catalasan, 11, was third in the 400-meter individual medley in 6:38.58.

Porven, 9, was fifth in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:38.43 with a time drop of 6.36 seconds.

South Florida Aquatic Club is third among the combined teams with 177 points, the top Florida Gold Coast team. SOFLO boys are second with 128 points.

The four-day meet continues on Saturday at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

SOFLO, among 33 teams competing including several from out-of-state, has 71 swimmers entered with 39 boys and 32 girls, competing in 448 individual events.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 336, 2. Elmbrook Swim Club 282, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 177, 4. Plantation Swim Team 176, 5. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club 133, 8. Swim Fast 66, 11. Pompano Beach Piranhas 44, 15. City of Miami Parks 32, 19. tie, YMCA of South Florida, Heritage Aquatic Team 15.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 144, 2. SOFLO 128, 3. Plantation Swim Team 65, 4. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 50, 5. Elmbrook Swim Club 49.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 134, 2. Elmbrook Swim Club 77, 3. Plantation Swim Team 65, 4. Teamnl 62, 5. SwimFast 57.

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Alexa Avila Blue Marlins 5:20.11; SOFLO: 5. Giada Porven 5:38.43, time drop, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:42.51, time drop, 7. Anastasia Lutz 5:50.97, time drop, 8. Sarah Vasquez 6:18.17, time drop; 11-12, 1. Mary Grace Guzzino, NYSA 4:56.27; SOFLO: 6. Alexis Christensen 5:16.28, time drop; 13-14, 1. Jacey Hinton, BGSC 4:33.92; SOFLO: 9. Katrina Del Vecchio 4:54.77, time drop, 20. Kalin Hubbard 5:22.42, time drop; 15-16, 1. Zoe Woods, EBSC 4:45.93; SOFLO: 11. Alana Acevedo 5:09.13, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Geena Squartino, SwimFast 4:41.33.

400-meter individual medley: 12-and-under, 1. Megan Smith, PST 6:09.87; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 6:38.58; 13-14, 1. Kaylyn Schoof, EBSC 5:04.96; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Curbelo 5:22.54, time drop; 15-16, 1. Julia Donahue, BGSC 5:07.14; 17-and-over, 1. Grace Maguire, BGSC 5:12.92.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 5:08.25; 11-12, 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:51.70, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Christian Tijero 4:59.34, time drop, 7. Aldo Zepeda 5:11.93, time drop, 10. Lucas Porven 5:19.91, time drop, 23. Gavin Sheyda 6:14.20; 13-14, 1. Michael Linnihan, EBSC 4:17.69; SOFLO: 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:40.56, 24. Alex Golding 5:04.18, time drop, 25. Chris Vasquez 5:05.19; 15-16, 1. Andrew Matejka, BGSC 4:08.76; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Pacitti, PST 4:13.66.

400-meter individual medley: 12-and-under, 1. Carter Miller, NYSA 5:15.08; SOFLO: 3. Alejandro Mateus 5:31.88, time drop, 5. Juan Pinilla 5:35.54, 8. Javier Colmenares 5:47.52; 13-14, 1. Edward Park, NYSA 4:59.92; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 5:18.67, 9. Juan Colmenares 5:23.97; 15-16, 1. Max Seidel, BGSC 4:43.80; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 5:04.36; 17-and-over, 1. Alex Moore, SEVA 4:59.98.

200-meter medley relay: 14-and-under, 1. Elmbrook Swim Club 2:00.10; Open, 1. Elmbrook Swim Club, 1:57.02.

200-meter freestyle relay: 14-and-under, 1. Elmbrook Swim Club 1:47.06; Open, 1. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 1:42.19

IF YOU GO

What: FLA International Cup presented by D&J Sports

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8 a.m.-12:24 p.m., 1-4:42 p.m. and 5:30-7:54 p.m. and Sunday, 8-11:42 a.m., 12:15-3:35 p.m. and 5:30-7:28 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session and heat sheets are $3 per session. An all-sessions pass will also be available. The format is timed finals. For more information call 954-593-8552 or go to http://www.FLAswim.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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