SOFLO Extends Lead After Day Two Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club leads the combined team standings going into the third and final day of the Florida Gold Coast Short Course 14&Under Junior Olympics.

The defending champion extended its lead with 635.50 points Saturday night at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Pine Crest Swimming is second with 489 and Flood Aquatics Swim Team is third with 488.50.

SOFLO is on track to win a record eighth consecutive and ninth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 18-year history.

SOFLO has built its lead with depth and talent.

SOFLO’s top girls relay was the 13-14 400-yard medley relay that was second in 3:58.70 with Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo and Mallory Schleicher.

SOFLO’s 11-12 boys had two third place finishes in the 200-yard medley in 1:57.70 with Alejandro Mateus, Alessandro Pereira, Christian Tijero and Diego Nazario-Vazquez and the 400-yard medley in 4:15.84 with the same foursome.

Among Top 3 finishers were:

Molly Golding, second, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:21.87, time drop.

Jonathan Lozano, second, 200-yard freestyle, 2:13.96, time drop; second, 100-yard backstroke, 1:10.06, time drop.

Valerie Vank, third, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:28.30, time drop.

Mariana Pinto, third, 200-yard freestyle, 2:15.99, time drop.

Kayla Cunningham, third, 100-yard backstroke, 57.91, time drop.

Mallory Schleicher, third, 400-yard individual medley, 4:33.79, time drop.

Alejandro Mateus, second, 400-yard individual medley, 4:36.59, time drop; third, 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.82, time drop.

More than 600 swimmers and 32 teams are competing. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest, Azura, East Coast, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

1. South Florida Aquatic Club 635.50, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 489, 3. Flood Aquatics 488.50, 4. St. Andrew’s 445, 5. Jupiter Dragons 366, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 301, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 277, 8. Metro Aquatics 262, 9. Gulliver Swim Club 253, 10. Azura Florida Aquatic 212.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:14.77, 3. SOFLO A 2:18.09 (Mariana Pinto, Fiorella Di Salvo, Giada Porven, Sarah Vasquez); 11-12, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:52.43, 5. SOFLO A 2:02.44 (Kerry Cunningham, Valerie Vank, Luna Delgado, Anastasia Lutz), 12. SOFLO B 2:08.10 (Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Reagan Lowe, Hartley Pitters-Hinds); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:47.97, 6. SOFLO A 1:52.67 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo, Victoria Torres), 15. SOFLO B 1:57.44 (Jena Legaspi, Sabrina Osorio, Mallory Schleicher, Emma Twombly).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. St. Andrew’s 4:08.89, 4. SOFLO A 4:20.80 (Kerry Cunningham Valerie Vank, Luna Delgado, Alexis Christensen); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:56.59, 2. SOFLO A 3:58.70 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher), 15. SOFLO B 4:17.32 (Sofia Osorio, Victoria Torres, Jena Legaspi, Emma Twombly).

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:00.60, 5. SOFLO 2:03.36 (Mariana Pinto, Fiorella Di Salvo, Sarah Vasquez, Giada Porven).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Emily Santos, Unattached 2:25.48; SOFLO: 3. Valerie Vank 2:28.30, time drop; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:20.19; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 2:21.87, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 2:11.75; SOFLO: 3. Mariana Pinto 2:15.99, time drop, 9. Giada Porven 2:20.94, time drop; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:55.45; SOFLO: 6. Alexis Christensen 2:05.48; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:52.66; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 1:55.93, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Paola Negrin, FFSC 31.20; SOFLO: 14. Giada Porven 33.42, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.13; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 25.18.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lena Lajko, SFTL 1:09.87; SOFLO: 10. Giada Porven 1:15.58, 11. Mariana Pinto 1:15.88, time drop, 12. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:15.91; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.66; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 55.61; SOFLO: 3. Kayla Cunningham 57.91, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 4:45.22; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:20.63; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 4:33.79, time drop, 5. Kayla Cunningham 4:35.46, time drop, 6. Molly Golding 4:35.48, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:15.12, 6. SOFLO 2:25.29 (Stefano Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Jonathan Lozano, Derek Hau); 11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics 1:54.53, 3. SOFLO A 1:57.70 (Alejandro Mateus, Alessandro Pereira, Christian Tijero, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 8. SOFLO B 2:02.91 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Lucas Porven, Kevin Moya); 13-14, 1. Flood Aquatics 1:39.50, 8. SOFLO A 1:45.72 (Moises Rodriguez, Javier Roman, Christian Vasquez, Juan Colmenares), 13. SOFLO B 1:50.74 (Alex Golding, Mark Andre De Gracia, Enrique Rodriguez, Anthony Robaina).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics 4:10.19, 3. SOFLO A 4:15.84 (Alejandro Mateus, Alessandro Pereira, Christian Tijero, Diego Nazario-Vazquez); 13-14, 1. Flood Aquatics 3:39.05, 4. SOFLO A 3:49.44 (Moises Rodriguez, Javier Roman, Juan Colmenares, Enrique Rodriguez).

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Sunrise 1:59.88, 7. SOFLO 2:08.30 (Derek Hau, Stefano Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Jonathan Lozano).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Chipper Edwards, FAST 2:27.67; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 2:35.00, time drop, 8. Javier Colmenares 2:40.41; 13-14, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:07.59; SOFLO: 4. Javier Roman 2:14.19, time drop, 5. Yannai Michael 2:14.78, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:09.70; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 2:13.96, time drop; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unattahced 1:53.28; SOFLO: 7. Aldo Zepeda 2:04.92; 13-14, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:43.71.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Steven Curtis, Jupiter 27.00; SOFLO: 7. Lucas Porven 28.91, time drop, 14. Aldo Zepeda 30.15, time drop, 17. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 30.31; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unattached 26.29; SOFLO: 9. Lucas Porven 28.61, time drop; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 22.64.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 1:10.02; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 1:10.06, time drop, 20. Stefano Mazzi 1:21.69, time drop; 11-12, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 59.54; SOFLO: 3. Alejandro Mateus 1:00.82, time drop, 6. Christian Tijero 1:03.67, time drop, 8. Aldo Zepeda 1:04.29, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 50.10; SOFLO: 9. Moises Rodriguez 57.91, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Noah Smith, FAST 4:36.30; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 4:36.59, time drop, 5. Christian Tijero 4:46.23, 6. Alessandro Pereira 4:46.99, time drop, 8. Lucas Porven 4:59.30, 9. Javier Colmenares 5:01.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 3:56.86; SOFLO: 4. Javier Roman 4:18.00, time drop, 5. Juan Colmenares 4:23.69, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:25.40.

FRIDAY LATE RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Anais Gedeon, EA 27.08.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 1:08.88; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 1:10.14, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 1:11.60.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 5:49.61; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 5:54.77, time drop, 5. Giada Porven 6:04.70, 13. Fiorella Di Salvo 6:30.13; 11-12, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 5:15.49; SOFLO: 6. Alexis Christensen 5:26.01, time drop, 9. Kerry Cunningham 5:36.99, time drop; 13-14, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:49.87; SOFLO: 3. tie, Mallory Schleicher 5:04.00, time drop, 5. Kayla Cunningham 5:08.97, time drop, 10. Sarah Acevedo 5:12.84, time drop.

BOYS

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 27.98.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:11.39; SOFLO: 11. Derek Hau 1:29.35.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 1:09.34, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:07.39.

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 5:40.79; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 5:51.18, time drop; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Unattached 5:04.35; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 5:17.78, time drop, 7. Christian Tijero 5:20.12, time drop, 9. Alessandro Pereira 5:27.69, time drop, 10. Lucas Porven 5:31.90, time drop; 13-14, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 4:42.09; SOFLO: 9. Javier Roman 4:57.49, time drop, 13. Enrique Rodriguez 5:03.18, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.swimcssc.com. Meet organizers are running two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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