Samuel Bullen Leads SOFLO In Second Session On Day Two Of GCST Winter Open


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, January 20, 2019—Samuel Bullen was the top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club during Session Two of the Gulf Coast Swim Team Winter Open Saturday at FGCU Aquatics Center.

Bullen, 13, was third in the 13-14 50-yard backstroke in 31.35. He was also tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.74 and 22nd in the 100-yard freestyle in 59.67. Bullen has six points in high point.

Alexis Christensen, 13, was the top girls finisher, placing sixth in the 50-yard backstroke in 33.25. She was also tenth in the 50-yard butterfly in 33.26; 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:19.76 and 14th in the 400-yard individual medley in 5:08.38. She has three points in high point.

Teammate Natalia Sibug, 12, was eighth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:57.26. She has one point in high point.

The meet concludes Sunday with two sessions.

SOFLO has 21 swimmers (13 girls and eight boys) competing in 127 individual events and three girls teams in two relay events.

The field is comprised mostly of teams from Central and North Florida in the Florida Swimming Association. Pompano Beach Piranhas, Heritage Aquatics and SOFLO are the only Florida Gold Coast teams.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Hayley Clark, LAKR 1:56.16; SOFLO: 16. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:18.10, time drop; Open, 1. Hannah VanDress, SWIM 2:00.18.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Peyton Powell, LAKR 1:09.46; SOFLO: 13. Alexis Christensen 1:19.76, 19. Harley Pitters-Hinds 1:26.87, time drop; Open, 1. Mikayla Puckett, GCST 1:08.79.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Hayley Clark, LAKR 2:13.27; SOFLO: 16. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 2:40.30; Open, 1. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:08.05.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Ania Kokosinski, SWIM 29.83; SOFLO: 6. Alexis Christensen 33.25; Open, 1. Carolina Loayza, SWIM 29.66.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Hayley Clark, LAKR 53.36; SOFLO: 22. Alexis Christensen 1:00.85, 27. Hartley Pitters-Hinds 1:03.94; Open, 1. Hannah VanDress, SWIM 55.82.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Michelle Whelton, SKY 2:12.54; Open, 1. Carolina Loayza, SWIM 2:11.13.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Jewels Carlini, SWIM 27.58; SOFLO: 10. Alexis Christensen 33.26; Open, 1. Elizabeth Morris, SWIM 28.35.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Windermere Lakers 1:40.62.

1,650-yard freestyle:
Open, 1. Hannah VanDress, SWIM 17:55.78; SOFLO: 8. Natalia Sibug 19:57.26, 11. Fiorella DiSalvo 20:53.35.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 1:45.90Open, 1. Brendan Peacock, SWIM 1:44.83.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmuseen, SWIM 1:04.18; SOFLO: 10. Samuel Bullen 1:12.74; Open, 1. Dylan Hacker, CCS 1:01.41.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. James Rose, CCS 2:07.90; Open, 1. Mike Sickels, SKY 2:01.06.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Marcos Egri-Martin, SWIM 29.02; SOFLO: 3. Samuel Bullen 31.35; Open, 1. Amadeusz Knop, SKY 26.07.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 49.19; SOFLO: 22. Samuel Bullen 59.67; Open, 1. Dylan Hacker, CCS 49.14.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Steven Gary, PB 2:21.50; Open, 1. Nick Salzone, SWIM 1:55.33.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Colton Rasmussen, SWIM 25.26; Open, 1. Elizabeth Morris, SWIM 28.35.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Swim Florida 1:31.28.

1,650-yard freestyle:
1. Spencer Howery, GCST 16:32.72.

IF YOU GO

What: GCST Winter Open

When: Sunday

Where: FGCU Aquatics Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers.

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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