Royalty, Mejias Lead SOFLO Sharks At Friday Night Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, September 21, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks turned in some nice racing at the Friday Night 8&Under Sizzler at Sunrise Civic Center.

Noah Mejias won two events, both with time drops, and finished second in two others.

Mejias, 8, won the 25-yard butterfly in 16.98, with a time drop of 0.54 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.19, dropping 1.41 seconds.

Mejias was second in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.69 and 25-yard breaststroke in 21.57. He was also a member of the winning 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

Daniel Chaussky, 8, was the only other SOFLO boys swimmer among top three finishers, placing third in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 17.19, dropping 0.74. He was also a member of the winning relay.

Cherill Royalty, 8, led the SOFLO girls. She won the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 18.11, dropping 0.08. She was third in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.14. She was also a member of the girls’ winning relay.

Gianna Martin, 8, was second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 21.28 and 25-yard freestyle in 16.74.

Twelve teams, including host Sunrise Swimming, were in the field.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 23.11; 7-8, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 18.11, time drop; OTHER SOFLO TOP 10 FINISHERS: 5. Gianna Martin 19.65.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 25.58; 7-8, 1. Athena Rilo, Unattached 19.91; SOFLO: 4. Gianna Martin 21.22, 7. Cherill Royalty 22.29, 9. Hayeon Song 22.62.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Audrey Teas, PCS 29.65; 7-8, 1. Eva Milevska, Azura 21.17; SOFLO: 2. Gianna Martin 21.28, 4. Cherill Royalty 23.67, time drop, 7. Christie Ann Lumsden 25.35, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Paloma Altieri, HAT 21.19; 7-8, 1. Athena Rilo, Unattached 16.38; SOFLO: 2. Gianna Martin 16.74, 3. Cherill Royalty 17.14.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:12.70, 2. Coral Springs A 1:21.08, 3. Coral Springs B 1:43.27.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 20.51; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.98, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Eric Ferrer 19.30, time drop, 6. Matthew Ortiz 19.68, time drop, 7. Daniel Chaussky 20.72, time drop.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CC 21.88; 7-8, 1. Luca Pichardo, CC 20.34; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 20.69, 4. Eric Ferrer 21.61, time drop, 5. Daniel Chaussky 22.15.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Ryan Johnson, SUN 30.13; 7-8, 1. Andrew Polazzi, PCS 18.94; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 21.57, time drop, 5. Eric Ferrer 24.86, time drop.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Guy Soto, CC 17.12; 7-8, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 16.19, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Daniel Chaussky 17.19, time drop, 5. Eric Ferrer 17.66, time drop, 11. Matthew Ortiz 18.99, time drop.

100-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:09.09, 2. Azura 1:21.62, 3. Coral Springs 1:31.88, 6. SOFLO B 1:26.03.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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