Alan Bertea Top SOFLO Finisher In Coral Springs Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, February 10, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing and had some nice time drops Saturday at the Coral Springs Open Invitational at Coral Springs Aquatic Center’s Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Alan Bertea, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.77. Dario Martin, 15, of Olympus Swimming Club won the event in 2:09.82.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Izzy Wilson, 13, seventh in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:25.05 and ninth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.28, also a best time.

Elise Dinehart, 11, was tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:50.96.

Adrian Hernandez, 14, was 11th in both the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:01.29 and 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 31.99.

Austin Nelson, 14, was 11th in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:17.59.

On Saturday only, SOFLO Sharks had 41 boys and 34 girls racing in 275 individual events.

The long course meters meet was timed finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.61; SOFLO: 9. Izzy Wilson 2:25.28, time drop, 13. Lucy Smutny 2:26.44, 35. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.01, 38. Pilar Duranti 2:36.09, 47. Genesis Escobar 2:40.39.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jaclyn Nelson, PB 1:03.00; SOFLO: 13. Lucy Smutny 1:06.62, 28. Mariana Pinto 1:10.17, 29. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:10.88, 38. Pilar Duranti 1:12.89, 46. Sofia Lugo 1:13.83, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 27.58; SOFLO: 22. Lucy Smutny 31.05, 26. Izzy Wilson 31.41, time drop, 42. Genesis Escobar 32.85, 46. Sofia Lugo 33.15, 48. Sarah Vasquez 33.40, time drop, 49. Lydia Smutny 33.51, time drop, 50. Olivia Ware 33.59, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. Rachel Yordi, EA 31.55; SOFLO: 19. Fiorella DiSalvo 37.43, 26. Elise Dinehart 38.03, 48. Mariana Pinto 40.77, 49. Genesis Escobar 41.03, time drop, 53. Gianna Martin 41.71, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 56.02; SOFLO: 17. Izzy Wilson 59.46, 19. Lucy Smutny 59.56, 47. Genesis Escobar 1:03.32, 55. Pilar Duranti 1:04.42.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.10; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 2:25.05, time drop, 13. Mariana Pinto 2:32.13, 16. Olivia Ware 2:44.60, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:35.54; SOFLO: 10. Elise Dinehart 2:50.96, time drop, 15. Sarah Vazquez 2:55.96, time drop, 18. Shelby Evans 3:01.50, time drop, 27. Gianna Martin 3:21.20, 30. Olivia Wilson 3:26.07, 31. Jordan Evans 3:26.55.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:57.61; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 2:10.26, time drop, 18. Austin Nelson 2:16.71, time drop, 21. Alan Bertea 2:18.21, 22. Luca Hincapie 2:18.43, time drop, 31. Ethan McPeek 2:22.74, 32. Hashan Ekanayake 2:23.56, time drop, 33. Felix Gonzalez 2:25.32, 35. Nicholas Pelaez 2:26.13, time drop, 36. Matthew Kim 2:26.39, 38. Jaden Amores 2:27.13, time drop, 49. Marvan Ekanayake 2:33.86.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Finn Winkler, EA 53.65; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 1:01.29, time drop, 15. Kevin Moya 1:02.33, 19. Matthew Kim 1:04.50, 20. Ethan McPeek 1:04.54, 21. Jaden Amores 1:04.98, time drop, 29. Alejandro Mora 1:08.77, time drop, 30. Benjamin Kim 1:09.50, time drop, 32. Felix Gonzalez 1:09.69, 37. Nicholas Pelaez 1:11.43, 38. Ignacio Fernandez 1:11.80, time drop, 45. Giovanni Otrello 1:14.50, time drop, 48. Matt McVeigh 1:15.16.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 22.30; SOFLO: 27. Kevin Moya 27.27, 31. Alan Bertea 27.90, time drop, 33. Luca Hincapie 27.98, time drop, 36. Hashan Ekanayake 28.37, time drop, 41. Nicholas Pelaez 29.54, time drop, 42. Ethan McPeek 29.59, time drop, 43. Giovanni Otrello 29.60, 44. Marvan Ekanayake 29.95, 44. Austin Nelson 29.95, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. ario Mar 27,74; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 31.99, time drop, 26. Matthew Kim 35.34, 27. Felipe Rodriguez 35.39, 30. Benjamin Kim 36.79, time drop, 33. Ryan Harries 37.09, 34. Abraham Penaloza 37.39, 40. Matt McVeigh 39.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 45.62; SOFLO: 20. Adrian Hernandez 53.36, time drop, 30. Hashan Ekanayake 55.63, time drop, 35. Austin Nelson 56.30, 38. Kevin Moya 56.55, 39. Alan Bertea 56.68, 40. Luca Hincapie 56.74, time drop, 46. Giovanni Otrello 58.01, time drop, 49. Felix Gonzalez 58.25, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:01.22; SOFLO: 11. Austin Nelson 2:17.59, time drop, 16. Nicholas Pelaez 2:21.91, time drop, 18. Jaden Amores 2:25.59, time drop, 19. Ethan McPeek 2:30.87, 22. Juan Vallmitjana 2:34.10, time drop, 23. Marvan Ekanayake 2:36.32.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:09.82; SOFLO: 4. Alan Bertea 2:23.77, 13. Giorgio Rusconi 2:38.07, time drop, 26. Felipe Rodriguez 2:50.96, time drop, 27. Ryan Harries 2:52.07, time drop, 34. Juan Vallmitjana 2:57.11, 36. Alex Viazmetinov 3:01.79, 38. Matt McVeigh 3:03.74.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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