SOFLO Swimmers Get Impressive Time Drops After Solid Day Of Racing At Coral Springs Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, April 27, 2019—Against a strong field, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some nice racing which resulted in some good time drops Saturday on Day Two of the Coral Springs Open Invitational at Coral Springs Aquatic Center’s Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

In the boys 100-meter backstroke, Connor Jimenez, 9, and Alessio Mazzi, 12, had noticeable time drops.

Jimenez shaved 11.70 seconds off his previous best in 1:26.31. His seed time was 1:38.01. Mazzi dropped 6 seconds in 1:25.87, bettering his previous time of 1:31.87.

Alejandro Mateus, 13, was ninth in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:28.04, dropping 4.61. He also shaved 4.88 in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:00.32. He was fifth in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:09.06, dropping 0.54.

Garrett Oliver, 16, dropped 24.93 off his 100-meter backstroke in 1:11.49 to finish 14th. He dropped 8.26 in the 50-meter breaststroke in 35.85 and 3.25 in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:02.49.

Mariana Pinto, 11, also had three impressive time improvements. Pinto dropped 8.53 seconds in the 200-meter individual medley to finish 13th in 2:46.95. Her previous best was 2:55.48. She also dropped 4.16 off her 200-meter breaststroke in 3:20.85, also good for 13th. Her previous best was 3:25.01. She dropped 2.58 seconds off her previous time of 1:11.16 to 1:08.58 in the 100-meter freestyle.

Caterina Fogli, 11, had three nice time drops. She droped 10.35 in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:24.49, 9.03 in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:14.78 and 8.05 in the 50-meter butterfly in 37.11.

Alana Deo, 15, was 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 3:13.25. He dropped 2.89.

SOFLO has 97 swimmers (54 boys and 43 girls) racing in 472 individual events over three days.

In addition to SOFLO, some of the Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Blue Marlins, City of Miami Parks, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, Midtown Weston, St. Andrew’s Swimming and host Coral Springs Swim Club.

Among international teams competing are Bulado Swim Club of Curacao and Orca Swim Club, also of Curacao. Shawn Neely, 16, leads Orca and is among top seeds in the boys breaststroke events and 50 freestyle.

The meet ends on Sunday with another full schedule of events beginning at 9 a.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
1. Ella Martinez, SAS 2:27.62; SOFLO: 13. Mariana Pinto 2:46.95, time drop, 25. Alana Deo 2:56.13, time drop, 39. Pilar Duranti 3:08.18, time drop, 41. Elise Dinehart 3:08.75, time drop, 46. Genesis Escobar 3:18.39, 47. Jordyn Henry 3:18.90, 54. Saree Young 3:32.39, 55. Cali Harries 3:34.47, 56. Shelby Evans 3:41.62.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 30.33; SOFLO: 38. Gabriela Avila 35.29, time drop, 57. Caterina Fogli 37.11, time drop, 75. Dahlia Hirsch 39.63, time drop, 80. Sarah Vasquez 39.95, time drop, 81. Valeria Garcia 40.13, 93. Olivia Wang 41.89, 98. Isabella Perry 42.69, time drop, 100. Anjana Andapally 43.15, time drop, 102. Mikhel Martin 43.71, time drop, 117. Sophia Avila 47.25, time drop, 120. Francesca Perry 48.86, time drop, 121. Alessandra Gendarmi 49.13, time drop, 122. Soree Young 49.54, time drop, 126. Dominique Balli 53.34, 129. Gabriela Marin 54.45, time drop, 132. Cherill Royalty 55.94, 135. Gianna Martin 58.73, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 2:26.59.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:00.02; SOFLO: 38. Mariana Pinto 1:08.58, 49. Gabriela Avila 1:10.10, time drop, 88. Sarah Vasquez 1:14.17, time drop, 90. Dahlia Hirsch 1:14.45, time drop, 94. Caterina Fogli 1:14.78, time drop, 107. Valeria Garcia 1:16.14, 108. Pilar Duranti 1:16.26, time drop, 113. Genesis Escobar 1:17.71, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 1:09.52; SOFLO: 42. Caterina Fogli 1:24.49, time drop, 53. Pilar Duranti 1:29.08, time drop, 55. Sarah Vasquez 1:29.88, time drop, 57. Jordyn Henry 1:30.55, 67. Sarah Bedoya 1:34.82, time drop, 68. Alexandra Strong 1:35.77, 70. Anjana Andapally 1:37.15 74. Mikhel Martin 1:40.17, 77. Francesca Perry 1:42.31, 79. Mackenzie McPherson 1:44.06, 82. Sofia Gomez 1:45.14.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 34.90; SOFLO: 16. Alana Deo 40.27, 21. Dahlia Hirsh 41.44, time drop, 32. Gabriela Avila 43.36, time drop, 44. Valeria Garcia 45.43, 49. Elise Dinehart 46.56, time drop, 50. Cali Harries 46.60, 68. Isabella Perry 49.82, time drop, 70. Shelby Evans 50.10, time drop, 75. Genesis Escobar 50.58, time drop, 81. Alessandra Gendarmi 51.73, time drop, 83. Gianna Martin 52.69, time drop, 84. Sofia Gomez 52.76, 85. Mackenzie McPherson 52.80, 86. Anjana Andapally 53.22, time drop, 89. Olivia Wilson 53.89, time drop, 90. Jordan Evans 53.90, time drop.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Michaela Sierra, CSSC 2:38.80; SOFLO: 11. Alana Deo 3:13.25, 13. Mariana Pinto 3:20.85, time drop, 18. Cali Harries 3:40.98, 20. Gel Lewis 3:48.13, 21. Olivia Wilson 4:09.98.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 2:19.48; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:28.04, time drop, 21. Alan Bertea 2:37.81, time drop , 29. Adrian Hernandez 2:40.57, time drop, 37. Austin Nelson 2:44.51, time drop, 40. Ethan McPeek 2:46.88, time drop , 48. Sean Shanahan 2:55.85, 50. Ventura Torres 3:03.68.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 26.96; SOFLO: 26. Alan Bertea 31.30, 35. Kevin Moya 32.33, time drop, 37. Ventura Torres 32.76, 41. Mark Andre De Gracia 33.37, 46. Hashan Ekanayake 35.15, time drop, 47. Marvan Ekanayake 35.28, time drop, 51. Cesar Rodriguez 35.67, 57. Will Cunningham 37.10, 59. Juan Vallmitjana 37.34, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:09.46.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Shawn Neely, ORCA 55.31; SOFLO: 17. Alejandro Mateus 1:00.32, time drop, 29. Garrett Oliver 1:02.49, time drop, 47. Kevin Moya 1:05.09, time drop, 50. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:05.15, 52. Adrian Hernandez 1:05.42, time drop, 53. Junio Blandon 1:06.18, 57. Hashan Ekanayake 1:06.57, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Ethan Roach, SAS 1:04.88; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 1:09.06, time drop, 14. Garrett Oliver 1:11.49, time drop, 22. Junior Blandon 1:15.65, 25. Adrian Hernandez 1:17.45, time drop, 27. Hashan Ekanayake 1:19.30, time drop, 28. Austin Nelson 1:20.37, time drop, 29. Marvan Ekanayake 1:20.55, time drop, 39. Alessio Mazzi 1:25.87, time drop, 40. Connor Jimenez 1:26.31, time drop.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 30.57; 13. Garrett Oliver 35.85, time drop, 23. Mark Andre De Gracia 36.78, 29. Junior Blandon 38.25, 34. Alan Bertea 38.79, time drop, 42. Luca Molaro 49.54, 46. Kevin Moya 41.52, time drop, 50. Sean Shanahan 42.27, time drop , 53. Ethan McPeek 42.91, time drop.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Wilson Ward, CSSC 2:33.66; SOFLO: 20. Ryan Harries 3:37.54, 21. Matt McVeigh 3:40.53.

IF YOU GO

What: Coral Springs Open Invitational.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m. timed finals.

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

How To Get There: If taking 1-95, take Copans Road exit and go west approx. 10 miles. Copans turns into Royal Palm Blvd., after crossing 441. The Aquatic Complex will be on the right hand side ½ mile after crossing Coral Ridge Drive. If taking Sawgrass Expressway, exit on Sample Road East.Continue East on Sample to first light, Coral Ridge Drive. Turn Right onto Coral Ridge, continue South to Royal Palm Blvd. Turn right onto Royal Palm. The Aquatic Complex will be on the right hand side (1/2 Mile).

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and may be found at http://www.swimcssc.com. Concession stand will be available. For questions or more information 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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