SOFLO’s Smutny, Florida Gold Coast Opens Action In Southern Zone Age Group Championships


By SHARON ROBB

CARY, N.C., July 30, 2019—The Florida Gold Coast All-Stars opened racing on Tuesday at the Southern Zone Age Group Championships Tuesday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Maddie Smutny, 14, came up with a nice time drop in the 800-meter freestyle. She was 14th in a lifetime-best 9:35.23, shaving 9.91 off her previous best of 9:45.14.

Florida Gold Coast’s best finish was third place in the 11-12 mixed 200-meter medley relay in 2:05.71 with Carolyn Levy Powell, Giulian Martin, Sidney Anton and Lucas Bailey.

North Carolina Swimming took the early lead in the combined, boys and girls team standings.

The meet continues Wednesday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. North Carolina 87, 2. Florida Swimming 84, 3. Team Georgia 62, 4. South Texas 38, 5. South Carolina 37, 9. Florida Gold Coast 20.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 18, 2. Florida Swimming, South Texas, Team Georgia, 16, 5. North Texas 15, 10. Florida Gold Coast 2.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 29, 2. Team Georgia 22, 3. Florida Swimming 18, 4. West Virginia 14, 5. North Texas, South Carolina 11, 7. Florida Gold Coast 6.

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Nicole Zettel, NCS 4:34.00; FGC: 7. Emma Herrera 4:40.09, time drop 1.94, 17. Ella Bailey 4:55.61, 21. Samantha Schoenborn 4:59.09.

800-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Cadence Fort, FL 9:04.92; FGC: 5. Mariana Cote Dahdah 9:23.72, 14. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 9:35.23, time drop 9.91, 15. Rylie Barnhardt 9:35.89, time drop 7.24; 15-18, 1. Sydney Scalise, GA 9:24.98.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay:
11-12: 1. North Carolina 2:01.28, 2. Florida Swimming 2:05.71, 3. Florida Gold Coast 2:05.74 (Carolyn Levy Powell, Giulian Martin, Sidney Anton, Lucas Bailey); 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:56.38, 2. South Carolina 1:56.56, 3. South Texas 1:56.70, Florida Gold Coast DQ; 15-18, 1. Florida Swimming 1:55.09, 2. Team Georgia 1:56.45, 3. North Carolina 1:57.25.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Maximus Williamson, NTX 4:25.12; FGC: 8. Alessandro Pereira 4:37.08, time drop 0.09, 11. Riley Brisco 4:39.82, 24. Julian Lezcano 4:58.69.

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Willi Dunlap, NCS 16:40.68; FGC: 8. Mason Taylor 17:11.50, time drop 0.32, 17. Marcelo Mansur 17:44.37, time drop 8.80; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Caruso, FL 16:43.98.

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