Francesca Perry Leads SOFLO Sharks At Friday Night Sunrise Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, April 27, 2019—Francesca Perry came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club at the Friday Night 8-and-Under Sunrise Swimming Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Perry, 8, won two events and finished second, third and seventh in her other three events.

Perry won the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in a best time 17.22, dropping 0.53 seconds. She was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 19.90. She was third in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 22.04, dropping 0.91 seconds and was a member of SOFLO’s winning 100-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:07.90, shaving 4.18 off its seed time.

Jemma Baldwin, 8, collected first, second, third, fourth and fifth place finishes.

Baldwin was also a member of the winning 100-yard freestyle relay. She was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 16.27, dropping 0.37 seconds. She was third in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 17.85, dropping 1.30 seconds. She was fourth in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.60. She was fifth in the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 23.07 dropping 0.58.

Cherill Royalty, 8, was a member of the winning relay and also took home two sixth places, one eighth and one 12th place with four best times.

Jordan Evans, 8, was the fourth member of the winning relay and also had sixth, 11, 13 and 15 finishes with two best times.

Aanya Robinson, 8, also had four best times and finishes of 10, 15 twice and 16.

In the boys’ races, Matthew Ortiz, 8, was a member of the second place 100-yard freestyle team that finished in 1:19.10. He was also fourth in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 19.71, dropping 1.92. He also finished tenth and 12th twice with all best times.

Eric Ferrer, 8, was also a member of the runner-up relay and had two ninths, 13 and 19 finishes.

Daniel Chaussky, 8, was a member of the relay team and finished with a sixth, ninth and two 12th places.

Julian Sibug, 8, was also on the relay team and had three best times. He had one tenth, 17th, 26th and 30th places.

SOFLO was one of 14 teams in the field. Others were Azura Florida Aquatics, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones Swim Team, Heritage Aquatic Team, Miami Swimming Academy, Midtown Weston, Plantation Swim Team, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TSAquatics, YMCA of South Florida, YMCA of South Palm Beach and host Sunrise Swimming.

SOFLO had 12 swimmers compete in 48 individual events and both girls and boys relays.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, Azura 17.89; 7-8, 1. Francesca Perry, SOFLO 17.22, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 17.85, time drop, 6. Cherill Royalty 19.98, 13. Jordan Evans 21.80, 15. Aanya Robinson 22.38, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, Azura 21.07; 7-8, 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 19.15; SOFLO: 2. Francesca Perry 19.90, 4. Jemma Baldwin 20.60, 8. Cherill Royalty 22.02, time drop, 15. Jordan Evans 23.31, 16. Aanya Robinson 23.37, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, Azura 26.71; 7-8. 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 20.08; SOFLO: 3. Francesca Perry 22.04, time drop, 5. Jemma Baldwin 23.07, time drop, 6. Jordan Evans 23.71, time drop, 10. Aanya Robinson 24.87, time drop, 12. Cherill Royalty 26.13, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, Azura 16.68; 7-8, 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 15.61; SOFLO: 2. Jemma Baldwin 16.27, time drop, 6. Cherill Loyalty 17.19, 7. Francesca Perry 17.66, 11. Jordan Evans 18.14, time drop, 15. Aanya Robinson 19.23, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:07.90, 2. Azura 1:12.43, 3. Sunrise 1:17.19.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 22.98; 7-8, 1. Gabriel Soto, CCPR 17.23; SOFLO: 4. Matthew Ortiz 19.71, time drop, 9. Eric Ferrer 22.00, 12. Daniel Chaussky 22.73, 17. Julian Sibug 24.20, time drop, 19. Vishnu Shivakumar 24.42, 34. Toma Petkov 29.12, 43. David Gonzalez Maleno 31.95.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CCPR 24.78; 7-8, 1. Alex Diaz, SF 20.73; SOFLO: 9. Daniel Chaussky 23.36, 12. Matthew Ortiz 23.68, time drop, 19. Eric Ferrer 25.21, 25. Vishnu Shivakumar 25.76, 26. Julian Sibug 25.80, 30. Toma Petkov 27.16, 39. David Gonzalez Meleno 28.17, time drop.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Harris, Azura 28.28; 7-8, 1. Alex Diaz, SF 21.53; SOFLO: 6. Daniel Chaussky 25.47, 9. Eric Ferrer 26.25, 10. Julian Sibug 26.72, time drop, 12. Matthew Ortiz 26.96, time drop, 17. Vishnu Shivakumar 27.65, 25. Toma Petkov 28.35, 33. David Gonzalez Maleno 29.86, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Harris, Azura 19.47; 7-8, 1. Gabriel Soto, CCPR 15.74; SOFLO: 10. Matthew Ortiz 19.10, time drop, 12. Daniel Chaussky 19.26, 13. Eric Ferrer 19.37, 28. Vishnu Shivakumar 22.28, 30. Julian Sibug 22.74, time drop, 33. Toma Petkov 23.03, 37. David Gonzalez Maleno 23.37.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. Midtown Weston 1:10.68, 2. SOFLO 1:19.10, 3. Cyclones 1:22.74.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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