SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Dominic Bono Swim On Day One Of Shark Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

SARASOTA, June 20, 2019—Three South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers raced in Thursday’s 800-meter freestyle timed final on opening day of the Sarasota Shark Open Invitational at Selby Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing fifth in the 13-14 800-meter freestyle in 9:43.76. Elena Dinehart, 14, was eighth in 10:05.35.

Dominic Bono, 15, was 19th in the open 800-meter freestyle in a best time 9:04.70. He shaved 0.19 off his previous best. He has nine events left to swim.

The remaining SOFLO swimmers will begin competing Friday against North Florida and Georgia teams including the host Sarasota YMCA Sharks which already have commanding leads in all three team categories. SOFLO and TSA are the only Florida Gold Coast teams entered.

SOFLO’s swimmers (nine girls, three boys) entered in 96 individual events are: Gabriela Avila, 12; Sophia Avila, 10; Dominic Bono, 15; Elena Dinehart, 14; Elise Dinehart, 11; Olivia Dinehart, 14; Genesis Escobar, 11; Felix Gonzalez, 12; Daglia Hirsh, 12; Paige Lane, 16; LeeAnn Ranalli, 16; and Miguel Sierra, 16.

Prelims and finals are 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The meet format is prelims and finals for 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over and timed finals for 10-and-unders and 11-and-over who do not have qualifying times.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota Sharks 80, 2. Gwinnett Aquatics 31, 3. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 28, 4. St. Petersburg Aquatics 26, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 6, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 5.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 41, 2. St. Petersburg Aquatics 26, 3. Gwinnett Aquatics 25, 4. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 7, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 3.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 39, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 21, 3. Gwinnett Aquatics 6, 4. SOFLO 5, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 3.

GIRLS
800-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 9:04.88, 2. Summer Caldwell, TBAC 9:15.47, 3. Gracie Weyant, SYS 9:19.77; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 9:43.76, 8. Elena Dinehart 10:05.35; Open, 1. Abby Licht, TBAC 9:22.01, 2. Mercedes Traba, SYS 9:23.68, 3. Alicia Davie, SYS 9:24.59

BOYS

800-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Isaac Saenz, GA 9:44.16, 2. Baylor Stanton, GA 10:18.59, 3. William Brockman, SPA 10:40.44; 13-14, 1. Graham Simmon, GA 9:08.79, 2. Max Eckerman, SYS 9:21.96, 3. Felipe Baffico, SYS 9:22.70; Open, 1. Caleb Kravitz, SPA 8:26.14, 2. Alexander Gusev, SYS 8:32.83, 3. Ben Cote, SPA 8:37.72; SOFLO: 19. Dominic Bono 9:04.70, time drop.

MIXED

800-meter freestyle:
BOYS
11-and-over, 1. Max Milburn, SYS 9:33.85, 2. Max Hajduk, SYS 9:46.52, 3. Nolan Patterson, GA 10:01.30.

GIRLS
11-and-over, 1. Christine Traynor, SYS 10:07.44, 2. Kate Domian, SKY 10:20.11, 3. Carter Roebuck, AGUA 10:23.55.

IF YOU GO

What: Sarasota Shark Open Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Where: Selby Aquatic Center, 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota.

Of note: The meet is hosted by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks….There will be combined team and individual high point trophies awarded….The meet is limited to 600 swimmers…For more information call the Sarasota Sharks office 1-941-552-8206.

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