Diego Nazario-Vazquez Leads SOFLO At Piranhas Turkey Classic


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, November 26, 2018—Diego Nazario-Vazquez of South Florida Aquatic Club rose to the occasion at the recent Piranhas Turkey Classic at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Nazario-Vazquez, 12, was SOFLO’s top finisher in the two-day meet. He won two events, finished second and 13th in two others and swam four best times.

Nazario-Vazquez won the 50-yard butterfly in 26.73 with a 3.58 time drop. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.05 with a 1.38 time drop.

He was also second in the 50-yard backstroke in 29.46 with a 2.76 time drop. He was 13th in the 50-yard breaststroke with an impressive time drop of 7.98.

Nazario-Vazquez was also third among the 11-12 age group in the combined events quadathlon.

Other top six SOFLO finishers were:

Francesca Perry, 8, was third in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 17.75 with a 0.38 time drop and third in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.71 with a 0.73 time drop. She was also eighth in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.87 and eighth in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 17.42 with a time drop of 0.22. She was ranked fourth in the quadathlon.

Shelby Evans, 8, collected a third in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 21.39 with a time drop of 0.10; fifth in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 20.20 with a 0.25 time drop; eighth in the 25-yard butterfly in 19.82; and tenth place in the 25-yard freestyle in 18.25.

Connor Jimenez, 9, was third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 34.27 with a 0.13 time drop.

Caterina Fogli, 10, was fifth in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 36.09 with a time drop of 0.64.

Logan Gonzalez, 13, was fifth in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 28.23 with a time drop of 0.45. He swam three best times in his other events where he was seventh, 17th and 22nd.

Dylan McVeigh, 8, was sixth in the 25-yard breaststroke in 23.67.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 9, was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.73 with a 0.18 time drop. He had three other best times

In addition to SOFLO and host Piranhas, among other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Midtown, Wellington Wahoos, SwimFast, Blue Marlins, Hialeah Storm, Coral Springs Swim Club, Heritage Aquatics and Westminster Academy.

The Piranhas also hosted the Food Drive To Feed The Hungry in Broward County. The unique idea has become popular among swimmers, parents and coaches. Instead of gate admission, attendees were asked to donate non-perishable food items that were collected at the gate.


Piranhas Turkey Classic Results
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 15:31; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 17.75, 7. Jemma Baldwin 19.49, 8. Shelby Evans 19.82.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 18.58; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 19.71, 5. Shelby Evans 20.20, 6. Jemma Baldwin 20.24, 7. Sofia Rodriguez 20.87.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Nayla DiSarno, Unattached 20.00; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 21.39, 8. Francesca Perry 23.87, 9. Jordan Evans 24.39.

25-yard freestyle:
1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 15.28; SOFLO: 8. Francesca Perry 17.42, 9. Jemma Baldwin 17.77, 10. Shelby Evans 18.25.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 30.45; SOFLO: 13. Sarah Vasquez 35.71; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, AZ 27.57; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 27.05; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, AZ 25.65.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 33.91; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 36.09; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCraine, AZ 29.09; 13-14, 1. Nicole Bellardi, MWA 29.25; 15-and-over, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 28.55.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 37.99; SOFLO: 13. Sarah Vasquez 42.67; 11-12, 1. Tawanna McLemore, TSA 33.18; SOFLO: 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 35.73; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.32; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, AZ 30.09.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 27.76; SOFLO: 18. Sarah Vasquez 32.30; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, AZ 25.86; SOFLO: 15. Anastasia Lutz 28.37; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 25.06; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, AZ 24.56.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Matthew Adam, Unattached 16.39.

25-yard backstroke
8-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, SAS 18.69.

25-yard breaststroke
8-and-under, 1. Matthew Meneses, Unattached 22.68; SOFLO: 6. Dylan McVeigh 23.67.

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, SAS 15.37.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 29.20; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 33.41, 12. Juan Vallmitjana 35.01; 11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 26.73; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 24.56; 15-and-over, 1. Thiago Sickert, AZ 22.13.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 29.85; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 34.27, 14. Mason Jimenez 38.92; 11-12, 1. Diego Balbi, SAS 29.39; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 29.46; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 26.03; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 28.23; 15-and-over, 1. Thiago Sickert, AZ 23.87.

50-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Gabriel Amorim, BMSC 38.20; SOFLO: 6. Joseph-Blake Natino 40.73, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 43.45, 15. tie, Mason Jimenez 43.54 and Connor Jimenez 43.54; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, MCDA 31.08; SOFLO: 13. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 37.05; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 29.81; SOFLO: 7. Logan Gonzalez 31.34; 15-and-over, 1. Thiago Sickert, AZ 27.28.

50-yard freestyle:
9-10, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 27.28; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 30.22, 11. Juan Vallmitjana 30.60; 11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 25.05; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.34; SOFLO: 17. Logan Gonzalez 25.44; 15-and-over, 1. Thiago Sickert, AZ 21.20.

COMBINED EVENTS QUADATHLON
GIRLS

8-and-under, 1. Alina Rodriguez, PB 1:11.04; SOFLO: 4. Francesca Perry 1:18.75, 6. Shelby Evans 1:19.66, 8. Jemma Baldwin 1:22.85, 13. Sofia Rodriguez 1:29.92, 15. Jordan Evans 1:30.63.

9-10, 1. Ana Gedeon, YSF 2:11.38; SOFLO: 10. Sarah Vasquez 2:28.93, 18. Caterina Fogli 2:32.61.

11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, AZ 1:56.73; SOFLO: 16. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:10.02.

13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:54.02.

15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, AZ 1:49.33.

BOYS

8-and-under, 1. Caleb Caponera, SAS 1:13.75.

9-10, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 2:05.92; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 2:21.44, 12. Juan Vallmitjana 2:28.91, 14. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:30.72, 17. Mason Jimenez 2:32.48.

11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, MCDA 1:54.76; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:58.29, 21. Luca Hincapie 2:14.47.

13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:42.74; SOFLO: 10. Logan Gonzalez 1:53.03.

15-and-over, 1. Thiago Sickert, AZ 1:34.48.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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