Jennifer Rodriguez, Boys Relays Lead SOFLO On Day One Of GSC Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, December 1, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club, competing against some of the nation’s top clubs, rose to the occasion on Day One of the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center.

SOFLO is sixth among boys’ teams with 50 points, tied for ninth among girls’ teams with 18 and tied for seventh in the combined team standings. SwimMAC leads the combined, boys and girls ahead of Bolles in all three categories.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 17, was SOFLO’s lone winner. Rodriguez won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.61. She was also fourth in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:42.94 with a time drop of 3.05. She accounted for 14 of SOFLO’s points.

SOFLO boys took second, third and fourth in the medley relays.

SOFO’s 11-12 200-yard medley relay was second in 1:58.40 with Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Lucas Porven and Samuel Bullen.

SOFLO’s open 400-yard medley relay was third in 3:33.41 with Lance Lesage, Samuel Quintero, Juan Serna and Heath Brames.

SOFLO’s 13-14 200-yard medley relay was fourth in 1:45.35 with Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, John Paul Handal and Nicolas Rossi.

Other top four SOFLO individual finishers:

Juan Serna, second, 100-yard butterfly, 51.54, time drop of 1.73.

Alejandro Mateus, second, 200-yard butterfly 2:17.66 time drop of 5.63

Lucas Porven, fourth, 200-yard butterfly, 2:20.67, time drop of 8.38

Molly Golding, fourth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:06.93, time drop of 0.51 and had an impressive time drop of 5.26 in the 400-yard individual medley prelims in 4:37.07.

Jonathan Lozano, fourth, 200-yard freestyle 2:14.7, time drop of 5.10.
The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims and finals.

ROJAS SWIMS FIRST EVENT

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas competed in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. He finished 32nd in prelims in 56.15. Nic Fink of Athens Bulldogs won in a meet and pool record 50.80. Rojas swims the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday.

GSC HOLIDAY CLASSIC DAY ONE

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 203.5, 2. Bolles 179.5, 3. Loggerhead 132.5, 4. Sarasota YMCA 125, 5. Gator Swim Club 119, 7. tie, SOFLO, Gulliver 68.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 85, 2. Bolles 84.5, 3. Gator Swim Club 72, 4. Loggerhead 63.5, 5. Sarasota YMCA 51, 6. SOFLO 50.

WOMEN TEAM TOTAL: 1. SwimMAC 118.5, 2. Bolles 95, 3. Sarasota YMCA 74, 4. Loggerhead 69, 5. Gulliver 53, 9. tie, SOFLO, Miami Shores, Central Florida 18.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Madelyn Bowen, LA 2:14.00; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 2:22.52 11-12, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, MSA 1:52.29; SOFLO: 17. Alexis Christensen 2:07.34, time drop, 39. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:13.13, time drop; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:51.22; SOFLO: 20. Mallory Schleicher 1:58.82, time drop, 33. Kayla Cunningham 1:59.94, time drop, 38. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:00.54, 42. Molly Golding 2:01.02, time drop, 45. Sarah Acevedo 2:01.06, time drop, 62. Sara Quintero 2:03.83, time drop, 95. Emma Twombly 2:09.17; 15-16, 1. Christina Cianciolo, SYS 1:50.80; SOFLO: 9./12. Paige Lane 1:54.97/1:55.08, 21. Maya Coffey 1:57.38, time drop, 45. Jacqueline Lugo 2:01.87; Open, 1. Hunter Scott, SYS 1:52.56.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Savannah Branon, Bolles 36.08; 11-12, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 32.23.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Grace Rainey, MAC 1:04.62; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:06.93, time drop, 24. Victoria Torres 1:11.11; 15-16, 1. Reagan Johnson, MAC 1:05.38; Open, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:06.61.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Moore, LA 31.83; SOFLO: 12. Giada Porven 34.21, time drop; 11-12, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, MSA 25.17.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Georgia Bates, GSC 55.89; SOFLO: 20. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:00.07, 34. Kayla Cunningham 1:01.66, time drop, 37. Sarah Acevedo 1:01.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Anna Ashley, MAC 56.64; SOFLO: 8. Paige Lane 59.04, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 59.64, time drop, 15./14. Daniela Curbelo 1:00.08/59.67, 17. Jacqueline Lugo 1:00.24, time drop, 22. Maya Coffey 1:00.73, time drop; Open, 1. Aubrey Miller, LA 57.04.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Addison Reese, LAKR 2:15.52.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Moore, LA 1:12.41; SOFLO: 10. Giada Porven 1:17.53, time drop; 11-12. 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 1:01.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:28.31; SOFLO: 8. Molly Golding 4:40.72, 15./15. Kayla Cunningham 4:39.66, time drop/4:40.89, 20. Mallory Schleicher 4:41.54 time drop, 39. Sara Quintero 4:50.12, time drop, 47. Sarah Acevedo 4:53.59, 61. Jena Legaspi 5:09.80, time drop; 15-16, 1. Sophia Francis, MAC 4:29.24; SOFLO: 31. Daniela Curbelo 4:51.71; Open, 1. Shae Clifton, SWIM 4:36.26; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 4:42.94, time drop

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Gulliver 2:14.83; 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:50.92, 9. SOFLO A 2:08.66 (Kerry Cunningham, Kaitlyn Barrios, Alexis Christensen, Anastasia Lutz); 13-14, 1. SwimMAC 1:47.29, 11. SOFLO A 1:54.09 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Mallory Schleicher, Katrina Del Vecchio), 16. SOFLO B 1:59.13 (Jena Legaspi, Victoria Torres, Sara Quintero, Emma Twombly).

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Gator Swim Club 3:51.76; 13. SOFLO A 4:13.25 (Daniela Curbelo, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paige Lane, Maya Coffey).

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 2:07.31; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Lozano 2:14.77 time drop; 11-12, 1. Andrew Billitto, WF 1:54.87; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:01.96, 6. Christian Tijero 2:04.44, 12. Alessandro Pereira 2:06.31, time drop, 16. Nathaniel Garrick 2:07.54, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dawson Joyce, SA 1:43.30; SOFLO: 10./11. Nicolas Rossi 1:51.16, time drop/1:49.43, time drop, 27. Nicolas Munoz 1:54.24, time drop, 35. John Paul Handal 1:55.55, time drop, 49. Javier Roman 1:58.21, time drop; 15-16, 1. Trevor McGovern, GSC 1:40.65; SOFLO: 34. Juan Serna 1:49.52, 35. Lance Lesage 1:49.53, 51. Leonardo Mateus 1:51.25; Open, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 1:37.25; SOFLO: 8. Heath Brames 1:45.09, 11./16. Kevin Porto 1:45.09/1:49.12, 20. Juan Diaz 1:46.84.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 36.31; 11-12, 1. Abdelrahman Shahin, STRM 30.96; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 32.85, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Stephen Kim, MAC 58.61; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 1:04.45, time drop; 15-16, 1. Brandon Cheong, GSC 57.80; Open, 1. Kevin Reale, LA 57.58; SOFLO: 8. Samuel Quintero 1:00.88.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Walter Kueffer, Bolles 30.85; 11-12, 1. Hanson Higdon, ATAC 27.36; SOFLO: 9. Lucas Porven 29.19, time drop, 13. Christian Tijero 29.52, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Baylor Nelson, MAC 52.26; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.71, 20. John Paul Handal 57.36, time drop, 41. Christian Vasquez 1:00.99; 15-16, 1. Derek Ledford, TCSC 50.82; SOFLO: 2. Serna 51.54, time drop, 29. Bryan Rivero 55.46, time drop; Open, 1. Jesse Marsh, SAS 50.20; SOFLO: 9./9. Juan Diaz 53.16, time drop/52.22, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Raymond Prosinski, LA 2:14.52; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 2:17.66, time drop, 4. Lucas Porven 2:20.67, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 1:07.87; SOFLO: 6. Jonathan Lozano 1:14.78 time drop; 11-12, 1. El Mehdi El Aoufir, STRM 1:02.63; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:05.37, time drop, 12. tie, Nathaniel Garrick 1:07.45, time drop, 12. tie, Alessandro Pereira 1:07.45, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:12.85, SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 4:24.26, time drop, 7. Javier Roman 4:24.93, time drop, 17. John Paul Handal 4:33.66, time drop, 18. Nicolas Rossi 4:34.36, 29. Nicolas Munoz 4:40.31, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Kravitz, SPA 4:02.27; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 4:18.06, 19. Bryan Rivero 4:21.89; Open, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 3:45.30; SOFLO: 7. Samuel Quintero 4:15.75.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Gator Swim Club 2:1,73; 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:56.94, 2. SOFLO 1:58.40 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Lucas Porven, Samuel Bullen); 13-14, 1. SwimMAC 1:39.32, 4. SOFLO A 1:45.35 (Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi), 11. SOFLO B 1:53.18 (Nicolas Munoz, Mark Andre De Gracia, Christian Vasquez, Alex Golding).

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Sarasota 3:28.63, 3. SOFLO A 3:33.41 (Lance Lesage, Samuel Quintero, Juan Serna, Heath Brames), 13. SOFLO B 3:45.70 (Juan Diaz, Bryan Rivero, Leonardo Mateus, Kevin Porto).

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