SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Opening Day Of FIU Spring LC Invite


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, May 19, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated opening day of the FIU Spring Long Course Invitational at rain-soaked FIU Aquatic Center.

Swimmers are swimming through the meet, using it more for fine tuning and training gauge. But there were some outstanding swims turned in by some of the contingent’s youngest swimmers.

Victoria Torres, 13, was the youngest finisher in the top five of the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:25.94. Her previous best was 1:26.50. She was the only SOFLO swimmer in the field to drop time. Four-time Jamaican Olympian and SOFLO teammate Alia Atkinson won in 1:13.58, off her seed time of 1:06.48.

Two other SOFLO 13-year-olds had impressive time drops. Enrique Rodriguez finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:22.00, bettering his 1:28.42 previous best. Samuel Bullen was sixth in 1:22.20, improving his previous best of 1:29.67.

SOFLO girls swept the top seven spots in the 200-meter butterfly with four posting best times. Jessica Rodriguez, 19, won in 2:31.97, bettering her previous best of 2:38.91. Rodriguez also won the 400-meter individual medley in 5:23.76.

SOFLO boys took the top nine out of 10 places in the 200-meter backstroke with Rafael Rodriguez, 16, winning in 2:18.75. Rodriguez also won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:14.79.

Other SOFLO winners were Heath Brames in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:06.37; Joseph Lee in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:17.64; and Leonardo Mateus in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:11.89.

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle: Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:08.22; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Marinheiro 2:13.71, 4. Paige Lane 2:14.15, 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:17.56, 6. Alia Atkinson 2:17.86, 7. Gaby Banks 2:20.63, 8. Kayla Cunningham 2:20.83.

50-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, Miami Country Day 36.66; 11-12, 1. Isabela Pollan, Unattached 34.84; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 27.32; SOFLO: 2. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.70, 12. Paige Lane 29.41

400-meter freestyle: 12-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 5:05.26.

100-meter breaststroke: Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:13.58; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 1:25.94, time drop, 9. Mia Escudero 1:36.22.

50-meter breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Belinda Muzii, Miami Country Day 49.25; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 40.15.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:31.97, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 2:33.11, time drop, 3. Kayla Cunningham 2:33.63, time drop, 4. Paige Lane 2:37.94, time drop, 5. Daniela Curbelo 2:44.57, 6. Kylie Herman 2:50.70, 7. Sally Golding 2:54.29.

100-meter butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Belinda Muzii, Miami Country Day 1:33.09; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 1:15.31.

200-meter backstroke: Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, Golden Panther 2:31.04; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Marinheiro 2:39.18, 4. Sara Quintero 2:43.39, 5. Jenna Marie Brames 2:47.80, time drop, 6. Sofia Osorio 2:48.35, 7. Gaby Bank 2:49.44, 9. Rebekah Ling 2:52.03, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 2:53.98.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, Miami Country Day 1:38.51; 11-12, 1. Angelina Baucells, Flying Fish 1:30.03.

400-meter individual medley: Open, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:23.76; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Curbelo 5:56.05, 3. Sabrina Osorio 6:00.79.

MEN’S RESULTS

50-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 36.38; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, Miami Country Day 30.23.

200-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Matteo Murdocca, Eagle Aquatics 2:57.57; Open, 1. Heath Brames, SOFLO 2:06.37; SOFLO: 3. Ricardo Roche 2:07.75, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:10.32, 5. Robert Wilson 2:10.37, 6. Lance Lesage 2:12.30, 7. Juan Colmenares 2:12.31, 8. Juan Pineda 2:13.03.

400-meter freestyle: 12-and-under, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 5:26.81.

100-meter breaststroke: Open, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:17.64; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 1:18.52, 3. Jonathan Farah 1:18.65, 5. Enrique Rodriguez 1:22.00, time drop, 6. Samuel Bullen 1:22.20, time drop, 7. Christopher Hau 1:22.85, 8. Manuel Melendez 1:23.45, 9. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:23.48, time drop, 10. Zackary Harris 1:23.92, time drop.

50-meter breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 45.10; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, Miami Country Day 40.31.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:14.79; SOFLO: 3. Joseph Lee 2:34.49, 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:42.72, 9. Juancamilo Rivero 2:48.99.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:21.54.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:21.54.

200-meter backstroke: Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:18.75; SOFLO: 2. Ricardo Roche 2:20.98, 3. Lance Lesage 2:22.19, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:27.47, 5. Nicolas Munoz 2:31.26, 6. Yannai Michael 2:38.33.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 1:37.13; 11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:23.80.

400-meter individual medley: Open, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 5:11.89; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 5:18.44, 4. Juan Colmenares 5:24.83, 5. Nicolas Rossi 5:34.60, 6. Christopher Hau 5:41.86.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, Session III, 8:30 a.m.; Session IV, 2 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami.

Of note: The meet is timed finals. Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $2 per session. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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