SOFLO’s Lance Lesage Wins Closest Race Of The Day At FIU Spring LC Invitational


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, May 20, 2018—In the most exciting race of the day, Lance Lesage of South Florida Aquatic Club outsprinted Sean Arrington of Miami Swimming by 7/100ths of a second in the 100-meter backstroke Sunday at the FIU Spring Long Course Invitational at FIU Aquatic Center.

Lesage, 15, won in 1:05.69. Arrington, 20, finished in 1:05.76. Arrington was the fastest seed in the event in 1:02.19. Lesage was second fastest in 1:02.26.

SOFLO swept the 400-meter freestyle girls and boys events. Paige Lane, 15, won in 4:47.57. Leonardo Mateus, 16, won in 4:38.79.

SOFLO boys swept the top four spots in the 100-meter freestyle with Rafael Rodriguez, 16, winning in 56.44 followed by Robert Wilson, 15, Heath Brames, 18, and Juan Pineda, 15.

SOFLO swept the top three spots in the 200-meter breaststroke with Juan Pineda, 15, winning in 2:42.68.

Brennan Binder, 14, broke 5 minutes for the first time in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:49.84. His previous best was 5:00.51.

Shayna Blitz, 13, turned in a nice time drop in the 200-meter breaststroke. The teenager finished eighth in 3:38.20 improving her previous best of 4:02.36.

Other big time drops were:

Mallory Schleicher, 14, second, 100-meter backstroke, 1:15.95, drop from 1:19.13.

Jenna Brames, 14, sixth, 100-meter backstroke, 1:20.95, drop from 1:30.86 and 14th, 100-meter freestyle, 1:09.65, drop from 1:17.38.

SUNDAY RESULTS
WOMEN

200-meter individual medley:
Open, 1. Carita Luukkanen, Golden Panther 2:28.78; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 2:38.52, 4. Kayla Cunningham 2:40.98, 5. Sara Quintero 2:41.88, 6. Sally Golding 2:46.24, 7. Victoria Torres 2:48.56, 10. Jena Legaspi 2:53.19.

100-meter backstroke:
Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, Golden Panther 1:10.79; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 1:15.95, 3. Sara Quintero 1:17.04, 4. Sofia Osorio 1:19.30, 5. Rebekah Ling 1:20.60, 6. Jenna Brames 1:20.95, time drop.

100-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 58.28; SOFLO: 3. Paige Lane 1:02.18, 4. Jessica Rodriguez 1:05.16, 5. Gaby Banks 1:05.19, 7. Kayla Cunningham 1:07.49, 8. Maya Coffey 1:07.53.

200-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Carita Luukkanen, Golden Panther 2:42.94; SOFLO: 3. Sabrina Osorio 3:07.10, 8. Shayna Blitz 3:38.20, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Letizia Bertelli, Golden Panther 1:05.98; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 1:07.21, 4. Jessica Rodriguez 1:10.92, 6. Gaby Banks 1:12.50, 8. Sara Quintero 1:13.28, 9. Kayla Cunningham 1:13.88, 10. Sally Golding 1:17.50.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 4:47.57; SOFLO: 4. Gaby Banks 5:04.56, 6. Maya Coffey 5:13.51.

MEN

200-meter individual medley:
Open, 1. Sean Arrington, Miami Swimming 2:23.80; SOFLO: 2. Nicolas Munoz 2:31.25, 3. Yannai Michael 2:31.71, 6. Joseph Lee 2:37.62, 7. Juancamilo Rivero 2:40.83, 9. Christopher Hau 2:43.61.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:05.69; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 1:09.14, 7. Juan Colmenares 1:10.66, 8. Enrique Rodriguez 1:10.71, time drop, 9. Nicolas Munoz 1:11.22, 10. Heath Brames 1:11.53.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 56.44; SOFLO: 2. Robert Wilson 57.68, 3. Heath Brames 58.10, 4. Juan Pineda 58.95, 8. Brendan Binder 1:00.43, time drop, 9. Juan Colmenares 1:01.08, 10. Lance Lesage 1:01.12.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Juan Pineda, SOFLO 2:42.68; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:46.31, 3. Yannai Michael 2:49.67, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:56.62, time drop, 6. Christopher Hau 3:00.78, 7. Mark Andre De Gracia 3:01.99, 10. Samuel Bullen 3:09.32.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Sean Arrington, Miami Swimming 1:02.08; SOFLO: 3. Heath Brames 1:05.56, 4. Robert Wilson 1:06.39, 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:07.38, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 1:08.01, time drop, 8. Juan Colmenares 1:08.32,9. Brennan Binder 1:08.63, 10. Nicolas Munoz 1:09.11.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:38.79; SOFLO: 2. Robert Wilson 4:42.54, 4. Lance Lesage 4:42.93, 5. Rafael Rodriguez 4:48.73, 6. Brennan Binder 4:49.84, 7. Juan Pineda 4:53.09.

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

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