SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Three Of 30th Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, December 12, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club enjoyed its best day at the 30th annual Speedo Winter Championships Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Heading into the fourth and final day of competition, SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 529 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 470 and Midtown Weston Aquatics with 367.5 points.

Defending boys champion SOFLO lead with 302 points followed by Metro Aquatics with 258 and Wahoos of Wellington with 127.

Midtown Weston Aquatics continue to lead the girls team standings with 298 followed by SOFLO with 227 and Metro Aquatics with 212.

SOFLO won five individual events, including two by Javier Colmenares, and one relay.

Juan Vallmitjana, 11, won the 400-yard individual medley in a personal-best 4:57.19, breaking 5 minutes for the first time. Vallmitjana shaved 9.20 off his previous best of 5:06.39. He has 18 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 14, won his fourth and fifth events of the meet. He won the 13-14 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 27.91, dropping 0.67 off his previous best of 29.58.

Colmenares also won the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:13.94, dropping 9.66. He bettered his previous time of 4:23.60 in morning prelims in 4:20.56 and then again in finals. Colmenares leads high point with 34 points, one ahead of Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics.

Alex Golding, 16, won his second event of the meet in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 28.66, dropping 1.23 off his previous best of 29.89. He first bettered it in morning prelims in 28.94 and bettered it in finals. He has 18 points.

Julianne McCranie, 14, won the 13-14 50-yard butterfly in a best time 25.82, dropping 0.36 off her previous best of 26.06. She was also third in the 200 backstroke in a best time 2:09.07. She has 21 points.

SOFLO boys won the 13-14 400-yard medley relay in 3:50.45 with Kevin Moya, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Derek Hau.

SOFLO boys were second in the 15-18 400-yard medley relay in 3:40.79 with Alejandro Mateus, Anthony Robaina, Juancamilo Rivero and Alex Golding.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 14, was second in the 13-14 50-yard butterfly in a best time 25.29, dropping 0.22 off his previous best of 25.51. He has 13 points.

The four-day meet, one of the oldest in the state, concludes Sunday with prelims at 8 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. Two pools are being used. The races are live streamed on the Plantation Swim Team website.

Strict COVID-19 protocols and social distancing are being observed including mandatory mask wearing. No spectators are allowed on pool deck.

SOFLO, the largest team, has 65 swimmers in 315 individual events and 24 relay events.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 529, 2. Metro Aquatics 470, 3. Midtown Weston 367.5, 4. Jupiter Dragons 309.5, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 231, 6. St. Andrew’s 215, 7. Eagle Aquatics 173, 8. Coral Springs Swim Club 159, 9. Gulliver 157, 10. Plantation 136.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Midtown Weston Aquatics 298, 2. SOFLO 227, 3. Metro Aquatics 212, 4. Jupiter Dragons 188, 5. St. Andrew’s 127, 6. Eagle Aquatics 105, 7. Wahoos of Wellington 104, 8. Coral Springs Swim Club 101, 9. Gulliver 100, 10. North Palm Beach 40.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 302, 2. Metro Aquatics 258, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 127, 4. Jupiter Dragons 121.5, 5. Plantation 113, 6. Heritage Aquatic Team 96, 7. St. Andrew’s 88, 8. Ransom Everglades 83, 9. Midtown Weston 69.5, 10. Eagle Aquatics 68.

GIRLS
200-yard backstroke:
12-and-under: 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:15.34, 2. Maria Perez, MWA 2:17.38, 3. Sophia Linfield, RE 2:24.03; SOFLO: 4. Pilar Duranti 2:24.21, time drop, 7. Alexandra Strong 2:30.80, time drop.
13-14: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:56.73, 2. Emily Thompson, GSCY 1:57.49, 3. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 2:09.07, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Gabriella Deluna 2:12.83, time drop.
15-18: 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 2:12.61, 2. Amber Candido, CSSC 2:13.62, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 2:14.57; SOFLO: 6. Alexis Christensen 2:17.06, 7. Sofia Osorio 2:21.02.

50-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under: 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 31.53, 2. Natalie Daum, STAR 32.68, 3. Tessa Broedell, JDST 33.06; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 34.61.
13-14: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, JDST 30.48, 2. Reese Andres, SAS 31.21, 3. Elyse Wood, GRSC 31.42.
15-18: 1. Leslie Dame, CANE 32.64, 2. Maria Wolfington, MS 33.11, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 33.28, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 33.54, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
12-and-under: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 53.11, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 55.88, 3. Taylor Johannsen, DSA 56.20.
13-14: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 49.23, 2. Alyssa Bozzuto, JDST 53.34, 3. Sidney Anton, Unattached 53.89.
15-18: 1. Brianna Hernandez, MWA 54.02, 2. Faith Mutscher, WOW 54.08, 3. Faith Suther, CSSC 54.21.

400-yard individual medley:
12-and-under: 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:52.74, 2. Sara Miller, SAS 5:01.48, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 5:08.28, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Pilar Duranti 5:13.05.
13-14: 1. Emily Thompson, GSCY 4:18.80, 2. Emma Herrera, JDST 4:39.30, 3. Samantha Schoenbaum, SAS 4:43.08.
15-18: 1. Riley Macvane, NPB 4:42.90, 2. Natalie Gembicki, AJSC 4:43.07, 3. Amber Candido, CSSC 4:50.48; SOFLO: 5. Sabrina Osorio 4:54.45, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
12-and-under: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 26.42, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.75, 3. Natalie Daum, STAR 27.82.
13-14: 1. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 25.82, time drop; 2. Sidney Anton, Unattached 26.82, 3. Elyse Wood, GRSC 26.94.
15-18: 1. Cassia Flynn, CSSC 26.74, 2. Adriana Gooding, MWA 27.31, 3. Emily Lopez-Diaz, MWA 27.56; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 28.00, time drop.

400-yard medley relay:
12-and-under: 1. Metro Aquatics 4:17.28, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:24.41, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 4:25.01, 6. SOFLO A 4:33.24 (Pilar Duranti, Elise Dinehart, Lydia Smutny).
13-14: 1. North Palm Beach (Kaitlyn Demaria, Harper Thurston, Taylor Rizzi, Ella Bailey), NTA, 2. Midtown Weston NTA, 3. St. Andrew’s NTA, 8. SOFLO (Gabriella Deluna, Mariann Catalasan, Julianne McCranie, Gabriela Avila), NTA.
15-18: 1. Midtown Weston 4:01.83 (Nicol Bellardi, Victoria Torres, Ana Villamil, Mariana Cote), 2. Metro Aquatics 4:02.85, 3. SOFLO A 4:15.99 (Mallory Schleicher, Sally Golding, Sarah Acevedo, Jennamarie Brames).

BOYS
200-yard backstroke:
12-and-under: 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, Unattached 2:07.89, 2. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:15.17, 3. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:16.37; SOFLO: 7. Connor Jimenez 2:32.69, time drop.
13-14: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:57.43, 2. Tomas Fermin, RANS 2:01.55, 3. Marcus Szabo, PB 2:02.98.
15-18: 1. Jason Bonasera, CSSC 1:59.60, 2. Philip Moldavanu, WOW 1:59.60, 3. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:00.67, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Tristan Wilson 2:03.78, 6. Aldo Zepeda 2:04.40, time drop, 7. Nathaniel Garrick 2:06.16.

50-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under: 1. Gabriel Navarro, MCDA 32.40, 2. Clayton Pinera, JDST 33.60, 3. Ragael Landron, SUN 33.60.
13-14: 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 27.91, time drop, 2. Evan Wilson, MCDA 28.05, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 28.29.
15-18: 1. Alex Golding, SOFLO 28.66, time drop, 2. Patrick Doyle, SUN 28.78, 3. Stephen Kim, MWA 28.78.

100-yard freestyle:
12-and-under: 1. Dillon Metz, WOW 54.05, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 55.16, 3. Michael Fabry, JDST 55.56.
13-14: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 46.33, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 49.20, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 49.89.
15-18: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 47.87, 2. Luca Lesentier, EA 47.97, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 48.46.

400-yard individual medley:
12-and-under: 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:57.19, time drop, 2. Caleb Caponera, SAS 5:08.73, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 5:31.22.
13-14: 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 4:13.94, time drop, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 4:16.23, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:16.47; SOFLO: 7. Oliver Tejada 4:39.36.
15-18: 1. Roberto Valdes, AJSC 4:16.91, 2. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 4:18.77, 3. Jason Bonasera, CSSC 4:19.66; SOFLO: 4. Adrian Hernandez 4:20.26, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
12-and-under: 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, Unattached 26.94, 2. Dillon Metz, WOW 27.47, 3. Michael Fabry, JDST 27.99.
13-14: 1. Marcus Szabo, PB 24.88, 2. Diego Nazario-Vasquez, SOFLO 25.29, time drop, 3. Peyton Selts, GRSC 25.53; SOFLO: 6. Kevin Moya 26.18, time drop.
15-18: 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 24.09, 2. Kyrylo Romankiv, AJSC 24.14, 3. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 24.66.

400-yard medley relay:
12-and-under: 1. Wahoos of Wellington 4:18.17 (Andreas Dasilva, Kai Hall, Dillon Metz, Julian Granison), 2. St. Andrew’s 4:26.19, 3. Jupiter 4:28.94, 4. SOFLO A 4:32.29 (Connor Jimenez, Leo Shee, Abraham Penaloza, Juan Vallmitjana).
13-14: 1. SOFLO A 3:50.45 (Kevin Moya, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Derek Hau), 2. Metro Aquatics 3:51.79, 3. Heritage Aquatic Team 3:57.64.
15-18: 1. Plantation 3:39.61 (Alex Marrero, Jose Robles, Renato Herran, Jackson Wampler), 2. SOFLO A 3:40.79 (Alejandro Mateus, Anthony Robaina, Juancamilo Rivero, Alex Golding), 3. Metro Aquatics 3:42.65.

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