By Sharon Robb

August 3, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club’s men’s 800-meter freestyle relay finished among the Top 8 teams on opening day of the USA Swimming Futures Championships at the Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool in Nashville, Tenn.

The SOFLO foursome of Max Asnis, Ricardo Roche, Kevin Porto and Rafael Rodriguez finished seventh in 7:56.52 and moved SOFLO into fourth place in the team standings among a field of 29 teams with 37 points.

SOFLO is fourth behind SwimMAC (69), Tennessee Aquatics (69) and Marlins of Raleigh (52). It is the team’s best start in a national meet. SOFLO is seventh among combined teams.

Other SOFLO finishers on Thursday were:

Ricardo Roche, ninth, 1500-meter freestyle, 16:18.39.

Rafael Rodriguez, 13th, 1500-meter freestyle, 16:28.51.

SOFLO women’s 800-meter freestyle relay team of Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez and Jennifer Rodriguez, 15th, 9:03.67.

Melissa Marinheiro, 22nd, 800-meter freestyle, 9:23.44.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Tennessee Aquatics 123, 2. SwimMAC 101, 3. Dynamo 91, 4. Marlins of Raleigh 86, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 46, 6. Central Florida 45, 7. tie, South Florida Aquatic Club, Kentucky Aquatics 41, 9. Highlander 40, 10. Area Tallahassee 33, 11. Pine Crest 30.

MEN: 1. SwimMAC, Tennessee Aquatics 69, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 52, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 37, 5. Area Tallahassee 33, 6. Dynamo 30, 7. Kentucky Aquatics 28, 8. McCallie/GPS Aquatics 26, 9. Central Florida 25, 10. Franklin Regional 22.

WOMEN: 1. Dynamo 61, 2. Tennessee Aquatics 54, 3. Highlander 40, 4. tie, East Coast Aquatic Club 34, Marlins of Raleigh 34, 6. SwimMAC 32, 7. Pine Crest 30, 8. Saline Swim Team 26, 9. Tampa Bay Aquatics 22, 10. Central Florida Marlins 20.

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle: 1. Elise Bauer, CFM 8:53.49, 2. Madison Murtagh, FSLA 8:54.95, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 8:57.49; 22. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 9:23.44.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Tennessee Aquatics 8:29.29, 2. Dynamo 8:31.52, 3. Highlander Aquatics 8:32.45, 4. Pine Crest 8:33.41, 15. SOFLO 9:03.67 (Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Jennifer Rodriguez).

BOYS

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Cole Forbes, ATAC 15:53.63, 2. Jamison Rzepecki, MAC 16:01.08, 3. Cale Russell, CFM 16:01.68, 9. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 16:18.39, 13. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 16:28.51.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Tennessee Aquatics 7:43.49, 2. SwimMAC 7:45.80, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 7:46.70, 4. Dynamo 7:49.61, 5. Kentucky Aquatics 7:52.71, 6. McCallie/GPS Aquatics 7:54.83, 7. South Florida Aquatic Club 7:56.52 (Max Asnis, Ricardo Roche, Kevin Porto, Rafael Rodriguez), 8. Franklin Regional 7:56.54.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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