SOFLO Leads After Day One Of FGC Senior Championships; Mary Smutny Double Winner


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 22, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club took the early lead on Day One of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with a whopping 1,153 points. Azura Florida Aquatics is second with 936 and East Coast Aquatic Club is third with 781. Defending champion Metro Aquatics is eighth with 306.

SOFLO also leads the boys team standings with 637 points followed by Azura with 512 and Gulliver with 352.

East Coast Aquatic Club, led by Chade Nersicio and Anna Auld, leads the girls team standings with 736 followed by SOFLO with 516 and Azura with 424.

SOFLO’s top finisher was University of Texas-bound Mary Smutny, a double winner in the women’s open 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.24 and 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.77. She was also a member of SOFLO’s two third-place relay teams. She has 48 points in high point.

Other individual SOFLO champions were:

Lance Lesage, 15-16 200-yard backstroke, 1:50.05.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 15-16 200-yard butterfly, 1:52.90.

Four SOFLO swimmers placed in the top seven of the 15-16 boys 500-yard freestyle. They were Philopatier Ibrahim, second; Dominic Bono, fourth, Nicolas Rossi, fifth and Lance Lesage, seventh.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 15-16 500-yard freestyle, second, 5:00.76.

Kathleen Golding, open 500-yard freestyle, second 4:55.78; 100-yard individual medley, third 58.86.

Sarah Acevedo, 200-yard butterfly, third 2:07.55.

Molly Golding, 50-yard breaststroke, third 31.46.

Rafael Rodriguez, 200-yard butterfly, third 1:50.29; 100-yard individual medley, second, 52.91.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 27.40.

SOFLO boys took fourth and eighth places in the relays.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers competing in 350 individual events and 18 relays in 10 relay events over three days.

SOFLO is trying to make history by winning both seniors and JO titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 19-year history. Last weekend SOFLO won the FGC Junior Olympics for the ninth consecutive year and tenth overall.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,153, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 936, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 781, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 738.5, 5. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 535, 6. TS Aquatics 389, 7, Pine Crest Swimming 378, 8. Metro Aquatics 306, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 290.5, 10. City of Hialeah Storm 262.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 637, 2. Azura 512, 3. Gulliver 352.6, 4. Pine Crest 228, 5. Metro Aquatics 221, 6. St. Andrew’s 216, 7. River City Aquatics 216, 8. TS Aquatics 166, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 154.5, 10. City of Hialeah 132.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 736, 2. SOFLO 516, 3. Azura 424, 4. Gulliver 386, 5. St. Andrew’s 319, 6. TS Aquatics 223, 7. Pine Crest 150, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 136, 9. City of Hialeah 130, 10. YMCA of South Florida 97.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:50.84, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:00.76, 3. Ella Martinez, ECAC 5:01.51; SOFLO: 9. Sarah Acevedo 5:15.14, 10. Lucy Smutny 5:19.60, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 5:19.62; Open 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 4:51.24, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:55.78, 3. Shauna Abair, ECAC 4:58.91.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. East Coast 1:34.88, 2. Azura 1:36.85, 3. SOFLO 1:37.16 (Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 1:42.69 (Maya Coffey, Victoria Torres, Molly Golding, Jacqueline Lugo).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:02.52, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:04.50, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:05.99; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:07.18, 11. Jena Legaspi 2:12.14; Open, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:00.07, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:02.82, 3. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:04.83.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 52.04, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 52.85, 3. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 52.99; SOFLO: 5. Gaby Banks 53.16, 8. Paige Lane, 53.94; Open, 1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 50.63, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 51.29, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 51.72; SOFLO: 9. Maya Coffey 54.16, 11. Kathleen Golding 52.67.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:04.03, 2. Ella Martinez, ECAC 2:06.69, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:07.55; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:10.00, 7. Molly Golding 2:10.91; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 1:58.77, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:03.71, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:04.17.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 30.50, 2. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 31.45, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 31.46; SOFLO: 7. Gaby Banks 32.17; Open, 1. Chad Nersicio, ECAC 29.51, 2. Patricia Casella, Azura 29.57, 3. Evita Leter, MAC 30.09.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 59.14, 2. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 59.50, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:00.33; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:01.51, 9. Gaby Banks 1:03.77; Open, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 57.10, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.56, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 58.86; SOFLO: 10. Maya Coffey 1:05.09.

400-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast 3:29.83, 2. Azura 3:31.34, 3. SOFLO A 3:32.69 (Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.71 (Maya Coffey, Jacqueline Lugo, Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding).

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:28.10, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:40.36, 3. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:43.05; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 4:44.20, 5. Nicolas Rossi 4:44.95, 7. Lance Lesage 4:46.64; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 4:31.69, 2. Daniel Seabaugh, RCA 4:36.96, 3. Rodolfo Falcon, Azura 4:37.85; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 4:38.43, 9. Sebastian Lares 4:51.05.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Azura 1:23.72, 2. Gulliver 1:26.35, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:26.70, 8. SOFLO A 1:29.25 (Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias, Robert Wilson, Lance Lesage), 12. SOFLO B 1:30.78 (Juan Pablo Pineda, Juan Colmenares, Nicolas Rossi, Juan Serna).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:50.05, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:50.65, 3. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:53.27; SOFLO: 6. Dominic Bono 1:54.59, 9. Juan Colmenares 1:58.45, 10. Miguel Sierra 1:58.90, 11. Nicolas Rossi 1:59.07; Open, 1. Jacob Bening, RCA 1:48.85, 2. Marco Cabrera, Unattached 1:52.19, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:53.29; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 1:59.27.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 45.42, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 46.86, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 47.16; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 47.26, 7. Robert Wilson 48.13, 10. Lance Lesage 48.60; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 45.33, 2. Steven Aimable, Azura 45.87, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 45.92.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:52.90, 2. Joshua Balbi,sAS 1:52.97, 3. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:54.70, 9. John Paul Handal 1:59.51, 10. Javier Roman 2:00.22; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:47.21, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:50.01, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:50.29.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 26.22, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 27.40, 3. Michael Fernanez, SAS 27.45; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 28.75; Open, 1. Andrew Rogatinsky, PST 27.22, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 27.25, 3. Steven Aimable, Azura 27.40.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 52.70, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 52.72, 3. John Hollowell, SAS 54.76; SOFLO: 6. Philopatier Ibrahim 55.27, 10. Juan Pablo Pineda 56.32; Open, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 51.01, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 52.91, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 53.47; SOFLO: 10. Sebastian Lares 55.38.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:05.24, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:06.60, 3. Gulliver 3:07.00, 4. SOFLO A 3:12.42 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Michael Arias), 10. SOFLO B 3:16.06 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Miguel Sierra, Juan Colmenares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4 p.m.

Estimated Timelines: Saturday, prelims 8:30-11:36 a.m., finals 5-7:12 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-11:57 p.m., finals 4-7:08 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and will be available online at soflomeets.info/seniorchamps and on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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