SOFLO Swimmers, Relays Shine On Day Two Of FGC Short Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 16, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club turned in another day of outstanding swims Saturday on Day Two of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO leads the combined with 409.5 points and boys team totals with 235 points. SOFLO girls overtook Pine Crest to move into first place with 174.5 points.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat for a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO’s girls and boys relays were outstanding piling up the points against some strong competition.

The girls 11-12 400-yard medley relay, seeded fourth going into finals, came up with a stunning win in 4:20.16 with Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto and Anastasia Lutz.

The boys 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay won in 2:15.27 with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana.

The boys 11-12 200-yard medley relay won in 1:56.81 with Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya).

The boys 13-14 200-yard medley relay was second in 1:41.25 with Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The boys 11-12 400-yard medley relay was second in 4:19.37 with Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya.

The boys 13-14 400-yard medley relay was second in 3:44.13 with Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The girls 13-14 400-yard medley relay was third in 4:04.04 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding and Victoria Torres.

The girls 13-14 200-yard medley relay was third in 1:51.03 with Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding and Olivia Dinehart.

SOFLO individual winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:16.51. She was also second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:30.27.

Sebastian Lares, 200-yard freestyle, 1:44.01.

Stefano Mazzi, 100-yard backstroke, 1:10.56.

At this year’s meet, SOFLO has 60 swimmers in 317 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also entered a record 42 relays.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims a 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 409.5, 2. Jupiter Dragons 283, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 260, 4. Metro Aquatics 248, 5. St. Andrew’s Swimming 237.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 235, 2. FAST 161, 3. Jupiter Dragons 148.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 117, 5. Metro Aquatics 116.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 174.5, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 168, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 143, 4. St. Andrew’s 138, 5. Jupiter Dragons 134.5.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:15.42, 2. Jupiter 2:15.53, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 2:16.22, 6. SOFLO A 2:21.54 (Giada Porven, Elise Dinehart, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 8. SOFLO B 2:29.93 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Mikel Martin, Sophia Avila); 11-12, 1. Gulliver 1:56.14, 2. Coral Springs 1:58.61, 3. Azura 1:58.77, 5. SOFLO A 2:01.57 (Anastasia Lutz, Natalia Sibug, Isabella Rodriguez, Mariana Pinto), 16. SOFLO B 2:06.96 (Gabriela Avila, Mariann Catalasan, Fiorella Di Salvo, Isabelle Wilson); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:46.55, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:47.73, 3. SOFLO A 1:51.03 (Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding, Olivia Dinehart).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:28.13, 2. Bianco Nieto, Unattached 2:29.39, 3. Samantha Schoenborn, CSSC 2:34.89; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 2:37.25, 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.93; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:16.51, 2. Micela Sierra, CSSC 2:17.87, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:21.14; SOFLO: 8. Victoria Torres 2:25.17, 9. Sally Golding 2:25.52.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:08.32, 2. Rosalia La Pietra, Azura 2:17.28. 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 2:18.21; SOFLO: 17. Sofia Lugo 2:27.31, 19. Elise DInehart 2:27.92; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:52.79, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:58.37, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 2:00.03; SOFLO: 7. Mariana Pinto 2:02.51, 10. Isabelle Wilson 2:04.14; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:51.48, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:53.16, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:53.43; SOFLO: 8. Elena Dinehart 1:56.66.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurqitz, WOW 30.49, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 30.63, 3. Allison Kelly, JDST 33.06; SOFLO: 8. Giada Porven 33.55; SOFLO: 21. Lydia Smutny 35.50, 30. Sofia Lugo 36.38; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.11, 2. Sara Lin, PC 27.50, 3. Anais Gedeon, YSF 27.64; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 25.86, 2. Riley McCormick, CSSC 26.18, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 26.18.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.01, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:12.45, 3. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:13.08; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 1:15.73, 16. Elise Dinehart 1:22.40; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.36, 2. Julianne McCranie, AZura 1:00.91, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:02.01; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PCc 56.13, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 56.66, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 58.66.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:00.81, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:02.06, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:02.95; SOFLO: 7. SOFLO A 2:06.55 (Sofia Lugo, Elise Dinehart, Isabella Perry, Giada Porven), 9. SOFLO B 2:10.74 (Lydia Smutny, Mikhel Martin, Alessandra Gendarmi, Sophia Avila).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 4:20.16 (Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz), 2. Azura 4:20.51, 3. Coral Springs 4:22.61, 12. SOFLO 4:38.44 (Fiorella DiSalvo, Sarah Vasquez, Isabelle Wilson, Gabriela Avila); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:55.94, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:01.37, 3. SOFLO A 4:04.04 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding, Victoria Torres), 16. SOFLO B 4:19.14 (Sofia Osorio, Sabrina Osorio, Madeline Smutny, Valerie Vank).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JDST 4:48.31, 2. Sara Lin, PC 4:52.27, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 4:52.79; SOFLO: 11. Anastasia Lutz 5:13.77, 12. Mariann Catalasan 5:17.25, 13. Fiorella DiSalvo 5:17.66; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:24.14, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:30.27, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 4:32.30; SOFLO: 11. Sally Golding 4:39.14, 16. Victoria Torres 4:48.92, 20. Madeline Smutny 4:53.37, 25. Sabrina Osorio 4:59.71.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:15.27 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi, Juan Vallmitjana), 2. Jupiter 2:16.76, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:18.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:20.30 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Leo Shee, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.81 (Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 2. Pine Crest 1:57.41, 3. Jupiter 1:57.61, 14. SOFLO B 2:09.48 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Alessio Mazzi); 13-14, 1. FAST 1:41.09, 2. SOFLO A 1:41.25 (Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. East Coast 1:42.03, 10. SOFLO B 1:47.63 (Alex Golding, Zackary Harris, Samuel Bullen, Alejandro Mateus).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:19.57, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:22.64, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:23.55; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:10.92, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 2:12.88, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 2:15.31; SOFLO: 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:21.36, 10. Alex Golding 2:22.53.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:07.76, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:08.20, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 2:15.36; SOFLO: 10. Juan Vallmitjana 2:19.29, 20. Mason Jimenez 2:27.00, 23. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:28.50; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:49.26, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:56.92, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:57.97; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:59.21; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:44.01, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:44.04, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:46.61.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 30.01, 2. Asher Smith, FAST 31.33, 3. Jared Blake, PC 31.48; SOFLO: 16. Connor Jimenez 33.46, 36. Mason Jimenez 37.16; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 25.48, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 25.73, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 26.84; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 28.17; 13-14, 1. Gregory Nordheim, SAS 23.57, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 23.88, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:10.56, 2. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:11.33, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:11.86; SOFLO: 8. Connor Jimenez 1:14.28, 12. Juan Vallmitjana 1:18.22, 18. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:20.28, 23. Matthew Jimenez 1:23.35; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 56.63, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:03.20, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:03.45; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 48.76, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 53.73, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 54.53; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 58.70.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:59.64 (Juan Vallmitjana, Stefano Mazzi, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 2. Jupiter 2:00.29, 3. Pine Crest 2:01.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:09.83 (Ryan Harries, Leo Shee, Oleksii Viazmetinov, No Name Given).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:30.09, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:34.53, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:38.95; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 3:54.20, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:14.55, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 4:20.30; SOFLO: 8. Alex Golding 4:3.03.0, 9. Alejandro Mateus 4:30.39.

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:18.57, 2. SOFLO A 4:19.37 (Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 3. Pine Crest 4:20.23, 10. SOFLO B 4:39.37 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. FAST 3:38.89, 2. SOFLO A 3:44.13 (Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:45.77, 11. SOFLO B 3:58.42 (Logan Gonzalez, Alex Golding, Christian Tijero, Zackary Harris).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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