Pembroke Pines Charter Sweeps Douglas In Season-Opening Thriller

By Sharon Robb

August 30, 2017—In an exciting finish, Pembroke Pines Charter boys’ team, tied 81-81 going into the final event, won the 400-yard freestyle relay to clinch a 91-85 victory over Douglas Wednesday night at Academic Village Pool.

The relay of Ricardo Roche, Rafael Rodriguez, Sebastian Sevilla and Andres Lares won the relay in 3:19.34.

Lares, Rodriguez and Roche were double winners for Pines Charter.

Lares, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.46 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:50.63.

Rodriguez, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.16 and 100-yard butterfly in 53.27.

Roche, a senior, won back-to-back events in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.13 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.22.

Lares, Roche and Rodriguez were also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.28.

Pembroke Pines Charter girls team were just as impressive in its 100-80 victory over Douglas.

The Jaguars won the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay.

The Pine Charter girls had a slim two-point lead, 68-66, after Douglas won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.63.

A win by senior Kelley Heron in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.22 and senior Victoria Torres and senior Katherine DeBarros one-two finish in the 100-yard breaststroke gave them an 88-78 advantage going into the final relay which DeBarros, junior Julinna Villarta, junior Jennifer Zukoski and Heron won in 4:14.62.

Heron also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.45, DeBarros won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:57.00 and Torres won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.88.

Stranahan was scheduled to compete in the meet but opted not to field a team this season according to its athletic director. The Dragons expect to have their on-campus pool renovated in time for next season.

Pines Charter next meet is Sept. 6 against St. Thomas Aquinas and Pompano Beach at Pompano.



Pembroke Pines Charter 100, Douglas 80

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:04.16 (Heron, Torres, Villarta, DeBarros), 2. Douglas 2:18.94, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:19.58.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PPC 2:23.01, 2. Janna Volz, DOUG 2:25.31, 3. Anna Gally, DOUG 2:33.44.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kelley Heron, PPC 2:15.45, 2. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 2:30.04; 3. Julinna Villarta, PPC 2:30.38.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 28.43, 2. Kathia Jaramillo, PPC 32.21, 3. Isabella Cohen, DOUG 33.51.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 213.05, 2. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 200.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Victoria Veiga, DOUG 1:16.26, 2. Kailey Smith, PPC 1:18.78, 3. Megan Biggs, PPC 1:19.15.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Kasperski, DOUG 1:01.56, 2. Valentina Terry, PPC 1:02.33, 3. Giuliana Peres, PPC 1:12.88.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Katherine DeBarros, PPC 5:57.00, 2. Jennifer Zukoski, PPC 6:32.38, 3. Anna Gally, PPC 7:07.25.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Douglas 1:59.63 (Smith, Ortiz, Volz, Kasperski), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:02.70, 3. Douglas 2:08.16.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kelley Heron, PPC 1:05.22, 2. Victoria Veiga, DOUG 1:15.07, 3. Julianna Gatlin, DOUG 1:20.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:15.88, 2. Katherine DeBarros, PPC 1:19.94, 3. Olivia Triggs, DOUG 1:33.02.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:14.62 (DeBarros, Villarta, Zukoski, Heron), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:49.06, 3. Douglas 4:56.07.


Pembroke Pines Charter 91, Douglas 85

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:42.28 (Lares, Roche, Rodriguez, Moya), 2. Douglas 1:45.59, 3. Douglas 1:55.84.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Lares, PPC 1:46.46, 2. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 1:52.34, 3. Patrick Franzino, DOUG 2:02.45.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 2:01.16, 2. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 2:12.27, 3. Justin Irwin, DOUG 2:14.77.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 22.58, 2. Casey Moya, PPC 23.28, 3. Cody Chin, DOUG 26.58.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 237.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 53.27, 2. Cody Chin, DOUG 56.96, 3. Patrick Franzino, DOUG 1:05.36.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Lares, PPC 4:50.63, 2. Gian Luca Savino, DOUG 5:26.77, 3. Justin Irwin, DOUG 5:33.32.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Douglas 1:33.44, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:37.65, 3. Douglas 1:44.82.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ricardo Roche, PPC 57.13, 2. Guy Bogoslavsky, DOUG 1:07.53, 3. Martin Berti, PPC 1:08.27.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ricardo Roche, PPC 1:03.22, 2. Kyle Jones, DOUG 1:05.01, 3. Gian Luca Savino, DOUG 1:09.50.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:19.34 (Roche, Rodriguez, Sevilla, Lares), 2. Douglas 3:49.70.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

Welcome to the South Florida Aquatic club, a premier community swim team dedicated to providing opportunity and encouragement to all team members, from the beginner to the seasoned Olympic athlete in their pursuit of excellence. The year-round development program for competitive swimming features life-enhancing qualities including integrity, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and health and fitness. We invite you to navigate the club’s portal for information about the team.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s