SOFLO’s Maddie Smutny Wins On Final Day Of Southern Zone Age Group Championships; Florida Gold Coast All-Stars Finish Eighth


By SHARON ROBB

CARY, N.C., August 3, 2019—Maddie Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club saved her best for last on the final day of the Southern Zone Age Group Championships Saturday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The Florida Gold Coast All-Star, seeded second in the 13-14 200-meter butterfly in 2:24.81 after morning prelims, won the event in a lifetime-best 2:20.44 with a time drop of 2.06. Her previous best was 2:22.50. Her splits were 1:09.14 and 1:11.30 coming home.

It was the 14-year-old’s first victory of the meet. Smutny finished with 12 points.

SOFLO teammate Alejandro Mateus, 14, finished the meet with a fourth place in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.57 with a time drop of 1.70. He was also 20th in the 200-meter individual medley with an 0.14 time drop. Mateus finished with five points.

Early leader North Carolina clinched team titles in combined (944.5), men’s (456.5) and women’s (488) for the sweep. Florida Swimming was runner-up in combined with 791 points and Team Georgia was third with 745.

Florida Gold Coast Zone Team All-Stars was eighth out of 13 teams with 229 points, ninth among men’s teams with 120.5 and eighth among women’s teams with 108.5.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. North Carolina 944.5, 2. Florida Swimming 791, 3. Team Georgia 745, 4. South Carolina 533.5, 5. South Texas Swimming 440.5, 8. Florida Gold Coast 229.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 456.5, 2. Florida Swimming 408.5, 3. Team Georgia 362, 4. South Texas 247.5, 5. South Carolina 211.5, 9. Florida Gold Coast 120.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 456.5, 2. Florida Swimming 408.5, 3. Team Georgia 362, 4. South Texas 247.5, 5. South Carolina 211.5, 9. Florida Gold Coast 120.5.

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Nicole Zettel, NCS 2:22.98; 13-14, 1. Sasha Dauletau, STX 2:25.92; 15-18, 1. Tailyn Schaufelberger, STX 2:24.13.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Vivian Anderson, NTX 27.99; FGC: 4. Sidney Anton 28.52, time drop 0.26; 13-14, 1. Lillie Nesty, FL 27.24; 15-18, 1. Alexandra Wayne, GA 27.04.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kathryn Monville, NCS 30.41.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Maddie Smutny, FGC/SOFLO 2:20.44, time drop 4.37; FGC: 8. Mariana Cote 2:31.62; 15-18, 1. Payton Smith, GA 2:23.04.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:53.42, 6. Florida Gold Coast 1:57.88 (Abbie Sargent, Bianca Nieto, Emma Herrera, Sidney Anton); 13-14, 1. South Carolina 1:49.86, 4. Florida Gold Coast 1:52.40 (Logan Zielinski, Mariana Cote, Nicol Bellardi, Michelle Fernandez); 15-18, 1. South Carolina 1:48.76.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Maximus Williamson, NTX 2:22.55; 13-14, 1. Luca Oliva, FL 2:14.94; 15-18, 1. Lucas Thomas, KY 2:08.51.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 26.86; FGC: 6. Riley Brisco 27.44; 13-14, 1. Michael Robinson, MS 24.24; 15-18, 1. Nicholas Eunice, FL 24.30.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Wells Cloud, SC 29.22.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Anderson Brown, STX 2:09.09; FGC: 4. Alejandro Mateus 2:16.57, time drop 0.99; 15-18, 1. Conley Savage, STX 2:09.16.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:48.38, 5. Florida Gold Coast 1:53.44 (Giulian Martin, Julian Lezcano, Lucas Bailey, Riley Brisco); 13-14, 1. South Texas 1:40.38, 7. Florida Gold COast 1:43.16 (Dylan Smiley, Daniel Givskov, Chase Foulds, Agustin Rodriguez); 15-18, 1. Florida Swimming 1:39.92.

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

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