By Sharon Robb

August 6, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club men’s team, led by the sixth-place finish of Max Asnis, is sixth after three days of competition in the USA Swimming Futures Championships at Centennial Sportsplex Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool in Nashville, Tenn.

SOFLO has 79 points among men’s teams. SOFLO is 12th in the combined team standings with 100 points.

Asnis, 17, was sixth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:08.07, the highest finish by a SOFLO swimmer. Asnis went 2:07.89 in morning prelims shaving 1/10th of a second off his previous best.

Other Top 16 SOFLO finishers:

Melissa Marinheiro, 10th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:28.10 after going 4:27.16 in prelims.

Ricardo Roche, 11th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:07.73.

Rafael Rodriguez, 12th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:07.94.

Kelley Heron, 12th, 100-meter backstroke, 1:06.25.

Jessica Rodriguez, 13th, 200-meter breaststroke, 2:44.19.

Ricardo Roche, 15th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:07.58, time drop of 0.99.

Rafael Rodriguez, 16th, 400-meter freestyle, 4:07.64, time drop of 1.12.

The championships are open to swimmers who are USA Swimming members and have achieved the time standards in one or more events. The summer meet provides swimmers with a new stepping stone between Sectionals and Junior Nationals. Some call the Futures meet as a “junior” Junior Nationals.

It is one of four Futures meets held across the country. The other three are in Santa Clara, Calif., Lewisville, Tex. and Geneva, Ohio.

Several Florida teams are among 45 teams competing including Gator Swim Club, Pine Crest Swimming, Tampa Bay Aquatics, Highlander, Area Tallahassee, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatics and Blue Wave Swimming.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 380, 2. Tennessee Aquatics 315, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 276, 4. Dynamo 250, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 201, 6. Pine Crest Swimming 192, 7. Area Tallahassee 161, 8. Highlander 138, 9. Saline Swim Team 119, 10. Cardinal Aquatics 113, 12. South Florida Aquatic Club 100.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMac 195, 2. Tennessee Aquatics 163, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 159, 4. Area Tallahassee 128, 5. Dynamo 122, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 79, 7. Ensworth Aquatics 69, 8. Gator Swim Club 66, 9. Kentucky Aquatics 61, 10. East Coast Aquatic Club 59.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC Carolina 185, 2. Tennessee Aquatics 152, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 147, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 142, 5. Highlander 138, 6. Dynamo 128, 7. Marlins of Raleigh 117, 8. Saline Swim Team 113, 9. T2 Aquatics 91, 10. Cardinal Aquatics 73, 30. South Florida Aquatic Club 21.

WOMEN

200-meter butterfly: 1. Alina Faunce, T2 2:16.76, 2. Carissa Armijo, TNAQ 2:16.99, 3. Sara Stotler, LA 2:18.92.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Margaret Gholston, RACE 26.55, 2. Mary Arsenault, GOLD 26.57, 3. Alexis Mulvihill, TV 26.63.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Delaney Carey, YCF 2:36.32, 2. Saige Kemeny, ATAC 2:37.21, 3. Desirae Mangaoang, MAC 2:38.00; SOFLO: 13. Jessica Rodriguez 2:44.19, 30. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:50.50.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Anna Freed, SRQ 1:03.92, 2. Ellie Waldrep, BAY 1:04.26, 3. Brooke Zettel, TAC 1:04.51; SOFLO: 12. Kelley Heron 1:06.25.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Elise Bauer, CFM 4:20.71, 2. Madison Murtagh, FLSA 4:20.89, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:22.28; SOFLO: 10. Melissa Marinheiro 4:27.16, prelims; 12. 4:28.10, finals.

MEN

200-meter butterfly: 1. Alex Dawson, GSC 2:06.64, 2. Seth Kyriakidis, ENSW 2:07.11, 3. Joshua Legge, MOR 2:07.38; SOFLO: 6. Max Asnis 2:07.89, time drop, 22. CJ Kopecki 2:10.05, 42. Luis Villanueva 2:13.59; BRST: 29. Miguel Bernotti 2:10.53, 40. Jose Garcia 2:13.53, time drop.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Nolan Briggs, BC 23.44, 2. Matthew Lattin, ENSW 23.71, 3. Ethan Churilla, HHSC 23.87; SOFLO: 19. Luke Lezotte 24.51, 45. Kevin Porto 25.04, 64. Juan Serna 25.42; BRST: 22. Carlos Bernotti 24.72 prelims/24. 24.98, finals.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Wyatt Foote, ATAC 2:22.38, 2. Cullen Tyler, CARD 2:22.42, 3. Brett Riley, SYS 2:22.77; SOFLO: 20. Samuel Quintero 2:28.87.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Lucas Kravchenko, CBS 57.77, 2. Conor Lynch, NTCA 58.16, 3. Joseph Licht, TBAY 58.22; BRST: 40. Jose Garcia 1:02.17; SOFLO: 48. Juan Diaz 1:03.00.

400-meter freestyle: SOFLO: 1. Alfonso Mestre, CAT 4:01.23, 2. John Yambor-Maul, ATAC 4:01.49, 3. Julian Hill, GSC 4:02.05, 11. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:07.73, 12. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:07.94, 15. Ricardo Roche 4:07.58, time drop, 16. Rafael Rodriguez 4:07.64, time drop.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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