South Florida Aquatic Club Defends Title At FGC Long Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 22, 2018—Not even Mother Nature could stop South Florida Aquatic Club from its date with destiny at the Florida Gold Coast Long Course Junior Olympic Championship at rain-soaked Sailfish Splash Water Park.

While the final night of the four-day meet was cancelled on Sunday because of bad weather, SOFLO maintained its lead to capture the combined team title with 579.50 points ahead of Pine Crest Swimming with 448 and Flood Aquatics Swim Team with 414.50.

Pine Crest won the girls’ team title with 378 points ahead of runner-up SOFLO with 297 and Flood Aquatics Swim Team won the boys’ team title with 321.50 points ahead of runner-up SOFLO with 282.50.

It was SOFLO’s ninth consecutive JO long course team title and tenth overall in club history. SOFLO has now won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

Meet officials announced the cancellation and said morning prelims would count as timed finals.

Mallory Schleicher, 14, was SOFLO’s top high point swimmer finishing second among 13-14 swimmers with 53 points behind Jupiter’s Heidi Smithwick with 60.

SOFLO’s most impressive point performances came with the boys 11-12 rated first with 171.50 points; 10-and-under girls tying YMCA of South Florida for first with 91 points; 11-12 girls, ranked third with 120 points; 13-14 girls ranked third with 86 points and 13-14 boys ranked fourth with 91 points.

Javier Colmenares came up big on the final day of competition. He won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 36.89 with a time drop of 1.42. He was also third in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:34.67, another best time with an impressive time drop 7.94.

Among SOFLO’s other top three finishers on Sunday were:

Fiorella Di Salvo, 200-meter individual medley, second, 2:50.86.

Valerie Vank, 200-meter individual medley, second 2:34.72, time drop 5.02; 50-meter breaststroke, second 36.95.

Mallory Schleicher, 200-meter butterfly, second, 2:28.78, time drop 2.67; 200-meter individual medley, third 2:28.21, time drop 1.62.

Luna Delgado, 200-meter butterfly, third 2:46.45, time drop 7.64.

Lucas Porven, 200-meter butterfly, second, 2:31.80, time drop 6.50.

SOFLO continued its domination in the relays picking up valuable points with its depth.

The girls’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle A relay was third in 2:02.19 with Alexis Christensen, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Kaitlyn Barrios and Valerie Vank. The B relay of Ava Kuznik, Luna Delgado, Reagon Lowe and Natalia Sibug was fourth in 2:05.79.

The girls’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle relay was seventh in 4:14.05 with Sara Quintero, Victoria Torres, Sarah Acevedo and Mallory Schleicher.

The boys’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle relay was second in 1:58.36 with Christian Tijero, Alessandro Pereira, Javier Colmenares and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The boys’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle relay was sixth in 3:55.31 with Juan Colmenares, Yannai Michael, Enrique Rodriguez and Brennan Binder.

It was the third time the meet, that featured 31 teams, was co-hosted by FGC clubs Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club at Sailfish Splash Water Park, site of the annual FHSAA State High School Swimming and Diving meet for the past five years.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 579.50, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 448, 3. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 414.50, 4. Jupiter Dragons 295.50, 5. St. Andrew’s 253, 6. Gulliver 228, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 223.50, 8. Eagle Aquatics 216, 9. Metro Aquatics 211, 10. City of Hialeah 185.50.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest Swimming 378, 2. SOFLO 297, 3. St. Andrew’s 197.50, 4. Jupiter Dragons 163.50, 5. Eagle Aquatics 146.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 321.50, 2. SOFLO 282.50, 3. City of Hialeah 170.50, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 168, 5. Sunrise Swimming 145.

HIGH POINT GIRLS: 10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, Eagle Aquatics 54; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 28, 7. Mariana Pinto 22, 14. Giada Porven 9; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 59; SOFLO: 6. Valerie Vank 33, 7. Alexis Christensen 29, 25. Luna Delgado 6, 32. Natalia Sibug 2; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons 60; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 53, 26. Sarah Acevedo 6, 28. Sara Quintero 5.

HIGH POINT BOYS: 10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, Heritage Aquatic Tea, 50; SOFLO: 18. tie, Joseph-Blake Natino and Derek Hau, 4; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 61; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 40, 7. Christian Tijero 30, 8. Alessandro Pereira 26, 17. Lucas Porven 13.50, 20. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 12; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 63; SOFLO: 9. Javier Roman 22, 14. Juan Colmenares 15, 16. Enrique Rodriguez 12, 22. Yannai Michael 8, 31. Moises Rodriguez 3, 39. Brennan Binder 1.

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:50.11, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:50.86, 3. Erika Duardo, BM 2:55.15; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 2:55.48, time drop 5.97, 7. Giada Porven 2:59.14, 14. Sarah Vasquez 3:06.49; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:31.31, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 2:34.72, time drop 5.02, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:39.37; SOFLO: 15. Leah Pando 2:49.08, time drop 1.25, 19. Natalia Sibug 2:51.13; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 2:26.63, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:27.52, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:28.21, time drop 1.62; SOFLO: 12. Sara Quintero 2:34.87, time drop 4.15, 26. Victoria Torres 2:43.66.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 36.73, 2. Erika Duardo, BM 37.06, 3. Tania Mantilla, YSF 37.15; SOFLO: 11. Mariana Pinto 39.36, time drop 0.50, 12. Giada Porven 39.60, time drop 1.96; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 30.64, 2. Julianne McCraine, Azura 33.09, 3. Lily Soldani, PC 33.98; SOFLO: 14. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 36.28, time drop 0.59, 18. Luna Delgado 36.76, 24. Mariann Catalsan 37.21, time drop 0.57, 27. Reagan Lowe 37.25, time drop 0.25, 35. Ava Kuznik 37.87, time drop 0.91, 37. Kaitlyn Barrios 37.95, 38. Leah Pando 37.96, time drop 0.01, 41. Anastasia Lutz 38.24; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 30.92, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 31.87, 3. Simone Vale, PC 32.42; SOFLO: 44. Sofia Osorio 36.08, time drop 0.10, 53. Jennamarie Brames 36.60; BRST: 20. Elizabeth Sikes 34.77, time drop 0.80

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anais Gedeon, EA 41.13, 2. Julianna Bell, NPB 41.93, 3. Leilani Bermudez, JDST 42.16; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 43.77, time drop 3.08; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 35.58, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 36.95, 3. Paola Gonzxalez, MAC 38.52; SOFLO: 11. Natalia Sibug 39.25, time drop 0.16, 20. Kaitlyn Barrios 40.80, time drop 1.08, 33. Ava Kuznik 42.56, 34. Mariann Catalasan 42.71; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 34.57, 2. Emily Santos, Unattached 34.62, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 34.92; SOFLO: 10. Victoria Torres 36.14, time drop 2.35, 15. Sabrina Osorio 37.58, time drop 1.08.

200-meter butterfly,
11-12, 1. Casey Perez, BM 2:34.57, 2. Marin Zuchowski, FAST 2:38.07, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 2:46.45, time drop 7.64; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 2:26.06, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:28.78, time drop 2.67, 3. Faith Mutschler, WOW 2:29.18; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Acevedo 2:31.13, time drop 2.43, 7. Sara Quintero 2:32.29, time drop 0.82; BRST: 17. Elizabeth Sikes 2:40.89, time drop 4.76.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 1:06.69, 2. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.52, 3. Erika Duardo, BM 1:09.38; SOFLO: 8. Mariana Pinto 1:11.16, time drop 1.22, 13. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:13.51, time drop 1.29, 15. Giada Porven 1:14.53, time drop 1.54, 25. Sarah Vasquez 1:16.75, time drop 1.60; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 59.05, 2. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:00.39, 3. Marin Zuchowski, FAST 1:03.71; SOFLO: 6. Valerie Vank 1:04.89, time drop 1.67, 7. Alexis Christensen 1:04.90, time drop 1.69, 26. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:08.20, time drop 0.51, 31. Ava Kuznik 1:08.54, time drop 0.69, 32. Luna Delgado 1:08.63, time drop 0.80, 34. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:08.84, time drop 1.88, 42. Reagan Lowe 1:09.99, time drop 0.07, 50. Anastasia Lutz 1:11.09; 13-14, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 59.46, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.83, 3. Kiara Caamano, NPB 1:00.24; SOFLO: 33. Jennamarie Brames 1:04.53, 52. Emma Twombly 1:06.11, 63. Victoria Torres 1:07.52;
BRST: 34. Elizabeth Sikes 1:04.73, time drop 0.36.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. SAS 1:56.19, 2. Pine Crest 1:59.97, 3. SOFLO A (Alexis Christensen, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Kaitlyn Barrios, Valerie Vank) 2:02.19, 4. SOFLO B (Ava Kuznik, Luna Delgado, Reagan Lowe, Natalia Sibug) 2:05.79.

400-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:05.94, 2. Gulliver 4:10.22, 3. Jupiter 4:12.50, 7. SOFLO A (Sara Quintero, Victoria Torres, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher) 4:14.05, 20. SOFLO B (Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Jennamarie Brames, Emma Twombly) 4:33.05.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 2:46.30, 2. Jake Jones, PC 2:48.92, 3. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:49.01; SOFLO: 10. Derek Hau 3:01.36, time drop 3.96, 17. Stefano Mazzi 3:07.49, time drop 3:07.49, 21. Benjamin Kim 3:10.96; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:28.88, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 2:32.59, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:34.67, time drop 7.94; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 2:36.05, time drop 2.77, 5. Christian Tijero 2:36.38, time drop 0.33, 7. Lucas Porven 2:36.94, time drop 8.68, 17. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:43.36, time drop 1.14, 23. Jonathan Lozano 2:52.26; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:14.15, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 2:16.71, 3. Nicolas Gallego, JDST 2:20.99; SOFLO: 7. Javier Roman 2:22.66, time drop 0.44, 8. Juan Colmenares 2:22.81, time drop 3.26, 9. Yannai Michael 2:23.35, time drop 5.88, 11. Enrique Rodriguez 2:24.81, time drop 3.94, 21. Brennan Binder 2:28.11, time drop 2.57, 24. Moises Rodriguez 2:29.07, time drop 6.25, 35. Alex Golding 2:31.94, time drop 1.25, 38. Alejandro Mateus 2:32.65, time drop 2.14, 44. Zackary Harris 2:33.75, 49. Christopher Hau 2:36.39, 54. Logan Gonzalez 2:38.54, 55. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:38.99.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 36.61, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 36.67, 3. Farouk Musa, HAT 36.80; SOFLO: 18. Stefano Mazzi 4.92, time drop 1.33, 27. Connor Jimenez 43.03, time drop 0.66, 29. Benjamin Kim 43.87, 34. Brandon Lozano 44.16, 39. Juan Vallmitjana 44.72; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 30.64, 2. Julianne McCraine, Azura 33.09, 3. Lily Soldani, PC 33.98; SOFLO: 14. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 36.28, time drop 0.59, 18. Luna Delgado 36.76, 24. Mariann Catalasan 37.21, time drop 0.57, 27. Reagan Lowe 37.25, time drop 0.25, 35. Ava Kuznik 37.87, time drop 0.91, 37. Kaitlyn Barrios 37.95, 38. Lea Pando 37.96, time drop 0.01, 41. Anastasia Lutz 38.24; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 28.22, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 29.11, 3. Carter Hewitt, ECAC 30.05; SOFLO: 14. Moises Rodriguez 31.63, time drop 1.11, 22. Alejandro Mateus 32.73, time drop 0.66, 25. Manuel Melendez 33.23, time drop 0.60, 30. Logan Gonzalez 33.67, time drop 0.01, 34. Alex Golding 33.98 39. Zackary Harris 34.21, 40. Samuel Bullen 34.50, 41. Mark Andre De Gracia 34.60, 43. Christopher Hau 35.05.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 40.30, 2. Jake Jones, PC 41.44, 3. Sebastian Guio, YSF 41.70; SOFLO: 8. Joseph-Blake Natino 44.40, time drop 1.08, 9. Derek Hau 44.44, time drop 1.57, 19. Benjamin Kim 48.03, time drop 0.60; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 36.89, time drop 1.42, 2. Samuel Jouault, CM 37.27, 3. Giuliano Brunetti PB 37.55; SOFLO: 7. Alessandro Pereira 38.54; 13-14, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 31.14, 2. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 32.01, 3. Victor Valdes, HSC 32.03; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 33.41, time drop 1.17, 10. Yannai Michael 34.25, time drop 0.35, 19. Samuel Bulen 35.21, time drop 1.24, 26. Manuel Melendez 35.87, time drop 1.09, 27. Logan Gonzalez 35.89, 28. Mark Andre De Gracia 35.99, time drop 0.59, 30. Zackary Harris 36.32, time drop 0.66, 34. Christopher Hau 36.49 37. Anthony Robaina 36.73.

200-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Noah Smith, FAST 2:31.68, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 2:31.80, time drop 6.50, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 2:33.56; SOFLO: 5. Alessandro Pereira 2:37.72, time drop 0.72; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:13.28, 2. Angelo Martinez, SFTL 2:16.99, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 2:19.32; SOFLO: 4. Enrique Rodriguez 2:19.78, time drop 8.36, 8. Brennan Binder 2:23.36, time drop 5.89, 11. Juan Colmenares 2:28.84, time drop 0.77, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:32.39, time drop 2.98.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 1:08.90, 2. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 1:09.09, 3 William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:09.11; SOFLO: 17. Derek Hau 1:14.08, time drop 5.04, 22. Stefano Mazzi 1:15.59, time drop 1.63, 30. Juan Vallmitjana 1:18.77, time drop 1.40, 38. Connor Jimenez 1:23.03; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:00.01, 2. John Trieu, FAST 1:00.05, 3. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:01.95, 9 Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:04.43, time drop 0.86; 13-14, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 54.10, 2. Trenton Edwards, FAST 54.97, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 55.74; SOFLO: 11. Brennan Binder 58.80, time drop 1.63.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. FAST 1:56.89, 2. SOFLO A (Christian Tijero, Alessandro Pereira, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez) 1:58.36, 3. Pompano 1:58.87, 13. SOFLO B (Jonathan Lozano, Hashan Ekanayake, Marvan Ekanayake, Lucas Porven) 2:11.42

400-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. City of Hialeah 3:47.12, 2. FAST 3:50.09, 3. Jupiter 3:51.85, 6. SOFLO A (Juan Colmenares, Yannai Michael, Enrique Rodriguez, Brennan Binder) 3:55.31, 10. SOFLO B (Alex Golding, Moises Rodriguez, Javier Roman, Anthony Robaina) 4:05.46.

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

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