A Day Of Firsts For South Florida Aquatic Club On Day One Of Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 26, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers came up big on opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Rafael Rodriguez. 17, qualified for his first USA Swimming Junior National qualifying standard in the 200-meter butterfly in a lifetime-best 2:03.26. He shaved 2.79 off his previous best of 2:06.05.

Juan Mora, 15, made his first USA Swimming Futures Championship cut time in the 100-meter freestyle. After swimming prelims in 55.44 for 19th place, he came back in a time trial to qualify in 53.75. Mora was also fifth in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 31.10 with a time drop of 1:08.

Rodriguez and Mora were also members of the fourth-place 200-meter freestyle relay with Robert Wilson and Miguel Sierra.

Dominic Bono, 16, was SOFLO’s only individual champion in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:09.80. He was fastest qualifier in prelims in 2:11.81, dropping 4.90 off his previous best. He came back and bettered his best for a total drop of 6.91.

Juan Colmenares, 15, was third in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:15.50 with a time drop of 6.32.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 16, was fouth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:09.14 with a time drop of 1.46. He was fifth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:13.86.

Sarah Acevedo, 15, and Kelley Heron, 19, were SOFLO’s top girls finishers. Acevedo was second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:25.04. She was also sixth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:35.13. Heron was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:24.87.

Lucy Smutny was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:39.51 with a time drop of 13.87.

After opening day action, two-time defending champion Azura leads the combined team standings with 322 points. SOFLO is eighth with 133. SOFLO boys are fifth with 76 and girls are eighth with 133.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims and finals, weather permitting.

SOFLO has 45 swimmers in 191 individual events and 18 relays trying to improve on last year’s eighth place finish among combined teams with 481 points.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 322, 2. Metro Aquatics 297, 3. TS Aquatics 249, 4. Gulliver 220, 5. East Coast Aquatic 198, 6. St. Andrew’s 157, 7. Flood Aquatics 135, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 133, 9. Westminster Academy 126, 10. Boca Raton Swim Team 118.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 183, 2. Gulliver 151, 3. Azura 136, 4. tie, TS Aquatics 101 and St. Andrew’s Swimming 101, 6. FAST 91, 7. North Palm Beach 79, 8. Metro Aquatics 76, 9. Westminster Academy 70, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 57.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Metro Aquatics 221, 2. Azura 186, 3. TS Aquatics 148, 4. Boca Raton 114, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 76, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 70, 7. Gulliver 69, 8. tie, Westminster Academy 56 and St. Andrew’s 56. 10. City of Hialeah 47.

GIRLS
200-meter freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:50.55, 2. Gulliver 1:50.58, 3. Azura 1:50.60, 14. SOFLO A 1:55.40 (Hailey Jerew, Kelley Heron, Michelle Marinheiro, Sarah Acevedo); 22. SOFLO B 1:59.29 (Jennamarie Brames, Lucy Smutny, Leeann Russell, Jena Legaspi).

200-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Rylie Noe, T2 2:27.57, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 2:28.97, 3. Adrianna Gooding, PC 2:30.12; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:35.13, 7. Lucy Smutny 2:36.67, time drop 8.57, 11. Jena Legaspi 2:35.66, time drop 1.17, 13. Jennamarie Brames 2:36.74, time drop 4.81; Open, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:21.50, 2. Marta Tassara, Unattached 2:24.37, 3. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:24.87.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 58.87, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.02, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 59.12; Open, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.37, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 58.74, 3. Victoria Fonville, WA 59.19.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:24.39, 2. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:25.04, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 2:26.61; Open, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:21.71, 2. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:24.95, 3. Erika Wesch, NPB 2:28.15.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 33.60, 2. Stella Urness, Unattached 34.87, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 35.23; Open, 1. Cailey Friel, NSU 32.99, 2. Victoria Fonville, WA 33.44, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 33.54; SOFLO: 11. Hailey Jerew 35.69, 13. Naomi Eaton 36.01.

400-meter freestyle:
1. 15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 4:28.26, 2. Michaela Avedisian, Unattached 4:29.05, 3. Lydia Lanahan, TSA 4:39.02; SOFLO: 4. Lucy Smutny 4:39.51, time drop 13.87, 9. Michelle Marinheiro 4:43.86, 18. Jennamarie Brames 4:51.81; Open, 1. Alessandra Baldari, NPB 4:28.15, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 4:30.71, 3. Rachel Whitaker, GPA 4:32.25; SOFLO: 10. Melissa Marinheiro 4:40.35, 26. Naomi Eaton 4:58.50.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 4:00.44, 2. Gulliver 4:01.47, 3. East Coast Aquatic 4:03.05, 10. SOFLO B 4:12.63 (Hailey Jerew, Jennamarie Brames, Melissa Marinheiro, Naomi Eaton), 15. SOFLO A 4:17.18 (Michelle Marinheiro, Lucy Smutny, Sarah Acevedo, Leeann Ranalli).

BOYS
200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Westminster Academy 1:36.10, 2. Metro Aquatics 1:38.82, 3. TS Aquatics 1:38.88, 4. SOFLO A 1:39.14 (Robert Wilson, Miguel Sierra, Rafael Rodriguez, Juan Mora), 20. SOFLO B 1:44.29 (Michael Arias, Brennan Binder, Juan Colmenares, Jonathan Gonzalez).

200-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 2:09.80, time drop 6.91, 2. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 2:14.76, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:15.50, time drop 6.32; SOFLO: 7. Nicolas Munoz 2:18.54, 11. Alex Golding 2:20.53, time drop 8.69, 14. Yannai Michael 2:22.88; Open, 1. Ricardo Martinez, SAS 2:05.93, 2. Jose Ochoa, Unattached 2:10.56, 3. Boleck Depawlikowski, MAC 2:11.20.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, tie, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.76 and Reese Branzell, LLL 51.76, 3. Raphael Santos, PC 52.79; SOFLO: 6. Robert Wilson 54.48, 9. Michael Arias 54.24, time drop 0.36; Open, 1. Antoine Khazne, Unattached 51.51, 2. Carlos Bernotti, BRST 51.99, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 52.33.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:04.98, 2. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 2:07.47, 3. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 2:09.06, time drop 4.71; SOFLO: 4. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:09.14, time drop 1.46, 7. John Paul Handael 2:12.70; Open, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:05.56, 2. Alexander Arrieta, MAC 2:05.97, 3. Brandon Vives, MAC 2:06.00.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 28.84, 2. Victora Valdes, HSC 30.49, 3. Jose Hermida, MAC 30.59; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 31.10, time drop 1.08; Open, 1. Marcelo Lauzurique, Unattached 29.43, 2. Jonathan Sikes, JUP 30.43, 3. Teolio Darias, GRSC 30.45.

400-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Varis Monroe, NPB 4:08.37, 2. Phillip Moldovanu, WOW 4:10.67, 3. Trenton Edwards, FAST 4:10.91; SOFLO: 5. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:13.86, 9. Juan Colmenares 4:16.98, time drop 7.23, 19. Michael Arias 4:27.25; Open, 1. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 4:09.02, 2. Rodolfo Falcon, Azura 4:09.74, 3. Luis Bucaro, TSA 4:11.26; SOFLO: 26. Nicholas Chaimowicz 4:33.24, time drop 27.36.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:32.53, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:33.95, 3. TS Aquatics 3:37.18, 5. SOFLO A 3:38.89 (Michael Arias, Brennan Binder, Juan Colmenares, Philopatier Ibrahim), 9. SOFLO B 3:42.51 (Robert Wilson, Miguel Sierra, Rafael Rodrigues, Juan Mora).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior LCM Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

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

Of note: Admission is $5 per session for prelims and $3 per session for finals. Concession stand will be available. Forty-eight teams are entered and 16 unattached teams. Azura Florida Aquatics is defending champion.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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