By Sharon Robb

July 16, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another successful day of swimming at the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Long Course Developmental Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

The three-day meet served as both a tuneup and qualifier for this week’s Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics (July 21-23) at Sailfish Waterpark.

SOFLO had 35 swimmers post qualifying times or better their JO times during the area meet.

SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson praised the efforts of the team’s performance, emphasizing the team’s long course training. Anderson also praised meet officials, volunteers, coaching staff and Comets Booster Club for a smooth-running meet that featured more than 500 swimmers and 26 teams.

SOFLO dominated the final day of competition.

Among SOFLO’s thirteen winners were:

Alana Acevedo, 15, 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.44, 0.79 drop; 100-meter butterfly, 1:15.57, double winner.

Valentina Carrion, 15, 200-meter breaststroke, 3:18.04; 50-meter breaststroke, 40.53, 0.79 drop, double winner.

Alexis Christensen, 11, 100-meter freestyle, 1:08.57, 3.90 time drop; 50-meter backstroke, 38.01, 2.09 drop; 200-meter backstroke, 2:54.97, triple winner.

Luna Delgado, 11, 100-meter butterfly, 1:20.07, 3.61 drop.

Emily Lezotte, 17, 50-meter backstroke, 37.95.

Natalia Sibug, 11, 50-meter breaststroke, 41.90, 2.20 drop.

Kellie Wilcox, 16, 200-meter backstroke, 2:55.50.

Luca Hincapie, 10, 100-meter freestyle, 1:18.38, 3.99 drop.

Nathaniel Garrick, 12, 100-meter freestyle, 1:08.75, 0.84 drop.

Ty Lezotte, 14, 50-meter backstroke, 31.97.

Mark Andre De Gracia, 13, 50-meter breaststroke, 37.56, 0.44 drop.

Matthew Kim, 12, 200-meter backstroke, 2:53.74.

Logan Gonzalez, 12, 1500-meter freestyle, 21:15.20, 37.17 drop.

SOFLO girls swept the top three spots in the 11-12 50-meter breaststroke with Natalia Sibug, 11, (41.90), Kaitlyn Barrios, 11, (42.16) and Kathia Jaramillo, 12, (43.03). All three were best times and Jaramillo cracked 50 seconds for the first time.

SOFLO girls also won the 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 200-meter medley relays.

SOFLO boys won the 7-10, 11-12 and 13-14 200-meter medley relays.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Leah Pando, 11, second, 200-meter breaststroke, 3:23.15, best time, 1.69 time drop.

Ava Kuznik, 11, second, 50-meter backstroke, 38.78, best time, 5.01 drop.

Sara Quintero, 13, second, 100-meter butterfly, 1:12.68, 2.56 drop; second 200-meter backstroke, 2:41.60, 7.16 drop.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 11, second, 50-meter breaststroke, 42.16, 1.00 drop.

Mariann Catalasan, 11, second, 200-meter backstroke, 2:58.40.

Kalin Hubbard, 13, second, 50-meter breaststroke, 41.41, 1.19 drop.

Samuel Bullen, 12, second, 50-meter backstroke, 39.13, 1.34 drop.

Matthew Kim, 12, second, 50-meter breaststroke, 43.27, 1.19 drop.

Sophia Bedoya, 15, third, 200-meter breaststroke, 3:21.67.

Sabrina Osorio, 12, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:09.56.

Moises Rodrigez, 13, second, 200-meter backstroke, 2:32.97, 10.58 drop; third, 50-meter backstroke, 33.49, 1.43 drop.

Wyatt Jennessee, 17, second, 200-meter backstroke, 2:40.83.

Owen Smith, 10, third, 100-meter butterfly, 1:36.65.

Chris Vasquez, 13, third, 100-meter butterfly, 1:08.93, 4.22 drop.

John Paul Handal, 14, third, 200-meter backstroke, 2:35.32, 3.04 drop.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Sophia Grubbs, FFSC; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 3:23.15, time drop, 5. Kathia Jaramillo 3:26.65, 7. Mariann Catalasan 3:32.79; 13-14, 1. Chloe Gonzalez, Miami Swimming 3:19.14; 15-18, 1. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 3:18.04; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Bedoya 3:21.67, 4. Rebekah Ling 3:21.68.

100-meter freestyle: 7-10, 1. Anais Gedeon, Miami Swimming 1:16.60; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:20.04, time drop, 18. Sarah Vasquez 1:28.47, 31. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:36.19, 35. Samira Borges 1:40.65; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 1:08.57, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Sabrina Osorio 1:09.56, time drop, 4. Victoria Torres 1:10.00, time drop, 5. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:10.71; 13-14, 1. Ysabella Farias, ASC 1:04.80; SOFLO: 4. Sara Quintero 1:05.98, time drop, 5. Kalin Hubbard 1:07.39; 15-18, 1. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 1:06.44, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Bedoya 1:10.22.

50-meter backstroke: 7-10, 1. Elyse Wood, Gulliver 42.18; SOFLO: 6. tie, Abigail-Marie Natino and Fiorella Di Salvo, 44.28, 25. Sarah Vasquez 51.05, 32. Samira Borges 54.34; 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 38.01, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ava Kuznik 38.78, time drop, 5. Natalia Sibug 39.40, time drop, 6. Mariann Catalasan 40.55, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 40.99; 13-14, 1. Andrea Guerrero, Unattached 34.17; SOFLO: 8. Kalin Hubbard 39.72; 15-18, 1. Emily Lezotte, SOFLO 37.95.

100-meter butterfly: 7-10, 1. Paola Negrin, Flying Fish 1:27.63; SOFLO: 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:40.44; 11-12, 1. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 1:20.07, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Kailey Smith 1:25.61, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andrea Guerrero, Unattached 1:09.28; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 1:12.68, time drop, 8. Jena Legaspi 1:18.09, time drop; 15-18, 1. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO, 1:15.57.

50-meter breaststroke: 7-10, 1. Corina Wong, MAC 48.45; SOFLO: 10. Abigail-Marie Natino 52.81, time drop, 13. Sarah Vasquez 56.07, 29. Samira Borges 1:05.51; 11-12, 1. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 41.90, time drop, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 42.16, time drop, 3. Kathia Jaramillo, SOFLO 43.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Angelic Hernandez, Gulliver 40.92; SOFLO: 2. Kalin Hubbard 41.41, time drop; 15-18, 1. Valentina Carrion, SOFLO 40.53, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Bedoya 41.84, time drop, 5. Emily Lezotte 49.04.

200-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 2:54.97; SOFLO: 2. Mariann Catalasan 2:58.40; 13-14, 1. Andrea Guerrero, Unattached 2:40.06; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 2:41.60, time drop; 15-18, 1. Kellie Wilcox, SOFLO 2:55.50.

1500-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 21:19.34; 13-14, 1. Angelic Hernandez, Gulliver 21:01.28.

200-meter medley relay: 7-10, 1. City of Miami 2:45.90, 2. SOFLO A 2:47.02 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Anastasia Lutz, Abigail-Marie Natino, Sarah Vasquez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO B (Alexis Christensen, Sabrina Osorio, Luna Delgado, Ava Kuznik) 2:27.14, 2. SOFLO A (Kaitlyn Barrios, Victoria Torres, Mia Escudero, Samantha Solis) 2:34.78; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A 2:22.68 (Jena Lesgaspi, Sara Quintero, Kalin Hubbard, Emma Twombly), 2. City of Miami 2:29.04; 15-18, 1. SOFLO A 2:27.63 (Kellie Wilcox, Sophia Bedoya, Alana Acevedo, Rebekah Ling).

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Marco Cancio, CM 3:15.11; 13-14, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:47.97; SOFLO: 5. Mark Andre De Gracia 3:02.40; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, Hurricane 2:55.71.

100-meter freestyle: 7-10, 1. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 1:18.38, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Alessio Mazzi 1:20.92, 11. Stefano Mazzi 1:23.81, 21. Benjamin Kim 1:29.82, time drop, 22. Connor Jimenez 1:31.59, 37. Lorenzo Laurentys 1:40.06, time drop, 41. Mason Jimenez 1:44.06, time drop, 47. Matthew Jimenez 1:52.93, 49. Aryav Thakur 2:02.52; 11-12, 1. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 1:08.75, time drop; SOFLO: 8. Yanjun Wang 1:12.65; 13-14, 1. Nick Rodriguez, MAC 1:01.84; 15-18, 1. Pedro Serrano, MAC 59.16; SOFLO: 5. Casey Moya 1:01.25, time drop, 6. Gabriel Quiros 1:01.36, time drop.

50-meter backstroke: 7-10, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, Hialeah 42.44; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 43.35; SOFLO: 6. Alessio Mazzi 43.92, 17. Joseph-Blake Natino 48.51, 21. Lorenzo Laurentys 50.31, 26. Matthew Jimenez 51.18, 28. Connor Jimenez 51.80, 40. Mason Jimenez 57.93, 45. Aryav Thakur 1:00.87; 11-12, 1. Ronny Rueda, MLB 35.45; SOFLO: 2. Samuel Bullen 39.13, time drop; 13-14, 1. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 31.97; SOFLO: 3. Moises Rodriguez 33.49, time drop; 15-18, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, MLB 32.31; SOFLO: 7. Roberto Garrido 35.43, time drop.

100-meter butterfly: 7-10, 1. Joshua Barreto, Unattached 1:30.44; SOFLO: 3. Owen Smith 1:36.65; 11-12, 1. Ronny Rueda, MLB 1:15.21; 13-14, 1. Juancamilo Rivero, Unattached 1:08.69; SOFLO: 3. Chris Vasquez 1:08.93, time drop, 4. Ryan Alfonso 1:10.39, time drop; 15-18, 1. Michael Sanchez, ASC 1:05.48.

50-meter breaststroke: 7-10, 1. Derek Hau, Unattached 49.36; SOFLO: 6. Benjamin Kim 51.42, 8. Stefano Mazzi 51.51, time drop, 9. Joseph-Blake Natino 51.99, 11. Owen Smith 54.20, 28. Connor Jimenez 1:01.25, 29. Matthew Jimenez 1:02.60, 32. Mason Jimenez 1:03.67; 11-12, 1. Ronny Rueda, MLB 39.38; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Kim 43.27, time drop, 4. Nathaniel Garrick 43.49, time drop; 13-14, 1. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 37.46, time drop; 15-18, 1. Juan Pablo Pineda, MLB 33.68.

200-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Matthew Kim SOFLO 2:53.74; SOFLO: 3. Yanjun Wang 3:12.16, time drop; 13-14, 1. Daniel Quijada, Hialeah 2:28.07; SOFLO: 2. Moises Rodriguez 2:32.97, time drop, 3. John Paul Handal 2:35.32, time drop, 4. Ty Lezotte 2:35.92, 5. Alex Golding 2:38.12, time drop; 15-18, 1. Osmany Rivero, Blue Marlins 2:34.54; SOFLO: 2. Wyatt Jennessee 2:40.83, 4. Roberto Garrido 2:42.94, time drop.

1500-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 21:15.20, time drop; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Pacheco, MAC 19:12.38.

200-meter medley relay: 7-10, 1. SOFLO A (Benjamin Kim, Joseph-Blake Natino, Luca Hincapie, Owen Smith) 2:58.48, 2. Atlantis 3:16.65; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A (Logan Gonzalez, Samuel Bullen, Yanjun Wang, Aldo Zepeda) 2:25.46, 2. City of Miami 2:25.64, 3. SOFLO B (Matthew Kim, Nathaniel Garrick, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Matthew Mendieta) 2:40.51; 13-14, 1. SOFLO B (Alex Golding, Yannai Michael, Chris Vasquez, John Paul Handal) 2:07.83, 2. SOFLO A (Moises Rodriguez, Mark Andre De Gracia, Ty Lezotte) 2:11.70; 15-18, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:04.36, 2. Atlantis 2:09.69, 3. FLA 2:19.33.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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