Francesca Perry, Shelby Evans Lead SOFLO In Fall Season Opening Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, August 25, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers started off the fall season on a successful note Saturday at the TYR Back To School Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO’s Francesca Perry and Shelby Evans dominated the girls’ events.

Perry, 8, won two individual races and finished fourth and eighth in two other races with all best times.

Perry won the 25-yard butterfly in 18.13 and 25-yard backstroke in 20.44. She was fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.95 and eighth in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.64.

Evans 8, won one event and finished second, third and sixth in other races.

Evans won the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 21.49; was second in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 20.45; third in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.53; and sixth in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 19.75.

Lorenzo Bagnuoli was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. The 8-year-old was sixth in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 23.02; seventh in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 21.81; seventh in the 25-yard breaststroke in 26.82; and tied for ninth in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 20.15. He dropped an impressive 6.05 seconds off his breaststroke event.

The developmental meet was cancelled because of bad weather.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
7-8, 1. Francesca Perry, SOFLO 18.13, time drop, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 19.15, time drop, 3. Alicia Salazar, Unattached 19.32; SOFLO TOP 10: 6. Shelby Evans 19.75, time drop, 8. Saree Young 22.23, time drop, 9. Jordan Evans 22.26, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Francesca Perry, SOFLO 20.44, time drop, 2. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 20.45, time drop, 3. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 20.69, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Saree Young 21.65, time drop, 10. Jordan Evans 22.83, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
7-8, 1. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 21.49, time drop, 2. Olivia Wilson, Unattached 22.51, 3. Alicia Salazar, Unattached 22.88; SOFLO: 4. Francesca Perry 22.95, time drop, 5. Jemma Baldwin 23.65, time drop, 6. Jordan Evans 23.78, time drop, 9. Saree Young 23.96, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Lua Suzal, Unattached 16.26, 2. Alicia Salazar, Unattached 16.37, 3. Shelby Evans, SOFLO, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Jemma Baldwin 16.64, time drop, 8. Francesca Perry 17.64, time drop, 9. Saree Young 18.73, time drop, 10. Jordan Evans 19.52, time drop.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Mateo Virto, MWA 24.31, 2. Luis Escobar, Unattached 34.31, 3. Timofei Budyonny, MWA 35.63; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, MWA 15.29, 2. Matthew Adan, Unattached 18.37, 3. Brandon Almuina, Unattached 19.56; SOFLO: 7. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 21.81, time drop, 9. Matthew Ortiz 24.20.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Mateo Virto, MWA 23.83, 2. Luis Escobar, Unattached 27.31, 3. Guy Soto, CCPR 31.60; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, MWA 18.50, 2. Dmitrijs Sterbs, CCPR 21.04, 3. Matthew Adan, Unattached 21.50; SOFLO: 6. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 23.02, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Mateo Virto, MWA 25.28, 2. Luis Escobar, Unattached 32.20, 3. Leonardo Zuluaga, MWA 34.47; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, MWA 20.53, 2. Matthew Meneses, Unattached23.07, 3. Brandon Almuina, Unattached 23.66; SOFLO: 7. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 26.82, time drop, 9. Matthew Ortiz 28.78, 10. Julian Sibug 30.37.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Mateo Virto, MWA 20.22, 2. Eli Montealegre, FFSC 24.97, 3. Luis Escobar, Unattached 25.02; 7-8, 1. Liam Fothergill, MWA 14.72, 2. Brandon Almuina, Unattached 16.40, 3. Luke James, FFSC 16.73; SOFLO: 9. tie, Lorenzo Bagnuoli and Matthew Ortiz, 20.15.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.
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