By Sharon Robb

August 1, 2017—Paige Lane and Lance Lesage of South Florida Aquatic Club were members of the sixth place 13-14 200-meter mixed medley relay opening day of the Southern Zones Age Group LCM Championships at Tupelo (Miss.) Aquatic Center.

The relay team with other relay members Victor Valdes and Gabrianna Banks finished sixth in 1:58.99.

Lesage, 14, swam the 50-meter backstroke leg to open the relay with a 29.04 split and Lane, 14, swam the 50-meter butterfly leg in 29.65.

Lane and Lesage are members of SOFLO’s Silver Group. Teammates Kayla Cunningham and Alejandro Mateus are also on the FGC All-Star team.

FGC’s 11-12 200-meter mixed medley relay was third in 2:01.33 with Hudson Bishop, Aiden Kohanyi, Rebecca Montero and Emily Lopez-Diaz.

Florida Gold Coast is fifth after opening day action with 31 points in combined scoring. Georgia leads with 98.5. Florida Swimming leads the men and women’s team totals, each with 29 points. FGC boys are tied for fifth and girls are ninth.

USA Swimming’s Zone Championships feature top regional swimmers at the age group level who qualify. There are four zones: southern, western, central and eastern.

The Shockwave Aquatics Swim Club is hosting the meet, which is being webcast from the state-of-the-art Tupelo Aquatic Center.

The five-day meet continues on Wednesday with prelims and finals through Saturday. The parade of athletes will be held on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

TUESDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Georgia 98.5, 2. Florida Swimming 94, 3. North Carolina 71, 4. Kentucky 42, 5. Florida Gold Coast 31.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 29, 2. Georgia 24.5, 3. Kentucky 12, 4. South Carolina 11, 5. tie, Florida Gold Coast, North Carolina 10.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 29, 2. North Carolina 21, 3. Georgia 20, 4. Kentucky 10, 5. West Texas 9, 9. Florida Gold Coast 3.

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Summer Cardwell, FL 4:31.11; FGC: 11. Olivia Dinehart 4:45.75, time drop, 13. Rebecca Montero 4:48.82, 17. Samila Saporta 4:52.60; 13-14, 1. Samatha Mobley, GA 9:22.69; FGC: 6. Michaela Avedisian 9:37.33, 11. Kiara Caamano 9:40.04, time drop, 14. Valerie Barreto 9:48.34; 15-18, 1. Mollie Wright, WT 9:08.36.

800-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Samantha Mobley, GA 9:22.69; FGC: 6. Michaela Avedisian 9:37.33, 11. Kiara Caamano 9:40.04, time drop, 14. Valerie Barreto 9:48.34; 15-18, 1 . Mollie Wright, WT 9:08.36.

200-meter mixed medley relay: 11-12, 1. Georgia 2:00.43, 2. North Carolina 2:01.07, 3. Florida Gold Coast 2:01.33 (Hudson Bishop, Aiden Kohanyi, Rebecca Montero, Emily Lopez-Diaz); 13-14, 1. Georgia 1:53.51, 2. North Carolina 1:53.86, 3. Florida Swimming 1:57.10, 6. Florida Gold Coast 1:58.99 (Lance Lesage, Victor Valdres, Paige Lane, Gabrianna Banks); 15-18, 1. Georgia 1:53.37, 2. Florida Swimming 1:55.60, 3. North Carolina 1:56.72.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Emma Meyers, SES 6:23.02.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Jake Sherman, Florida 4:20.61, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, FGC 4:32; FGC: 10. Kaii Winkler 4:37.01 14. Charles Pujula 4:45.25.

1500-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Nicklas Bohn, Georgia 16:40.08; FGC: 6. Dominic Bono 17:08.43, time drop; 15-18, 1. Jack Shapiro, Florida 16:25.93.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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