SOFLO’s Baldwin, Martin Win; Girls Remain In Lead, Boys Second After Weather-Shortened FGC Junior Olympics’ Day Two


By Sharon Robb
STUART, July 23, 2021–Mother Nature washed out the finals of the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Couse Junior Olympics Swimming Championships Friday night at Sailfish Water Park.

Bad weather cancelled the final session and turned morning prelims into timed finals. The relays were rescheduled for Saturday morning after prelims.

The meet is turning into a two-way battle between SOFLO and Metro Aquatics for the team title.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club remains in the lead in the girls competition with 391 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 265. SOFLO boys are second with 399 behind Metro Aquatics with 456.

SOFLO had two more JO champions and now has won five titles over two days. Jemma Baldwin, 10, won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:54.34, dropping 1.86 seconds. She was also second in the 100-meter backstroke in another best time 1:23.42, dropping 13/100ths.

Gianna Martin, 10, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:33.34, also a best time dropping 0.84.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Christie Ann Lumsden, 9, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:33.97, time drop 0.85.

Izzy Wilson, 14, 400-meter freestyle, second 4:35.95, time drop 0.95.

Amanda Grubbs, 12, 200-meter individual medley, third 2:40.67, time drop 6.57.

Gabriella DeLuna, 14, 200-meter backstroke, third 2:30.54, time drop 0.13.

Noah Mejias, 10, 200-meter individual medley, second 2:52.37, time drop 3.09; 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:33.82, time drop 4.28.

Weather-permitting, the four-day meet continues on Saturday. Sessions are 8:30 a.m. prelims and 5:30 p.m. finals on Saturday and Sunday.

SOFLO has 58 swimmers (29 girls and 29 boys) in 307 individual events and relays.

North Palm Beach Swim Club and Martin County Swimming are meet co-hosts. COVID-19 safety protocols are being observed.

Spectators are only permitted in designated areas of the pool deck unless they are registered with USA swimming as an athlete or as a non-athlete and are working the meet. The only exception is for timers and volunteers assisting with the conduct of the meet.

Heat sheets will not be sold and admission for each session is $15.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 391, 2. Metro Aquatics 265, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 225.50, 4. Midtown Weston 184, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 161, 6. Gulliver 146, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 139, 8. North Palm Beach 132, 9. Eagle Aquatics 129, 10. Jupiter Dragons 127.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Metro Aquatics 456, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 399, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 157, 4. Gulliver 145, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 119, 6. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 118, 7. Sunrise Swimming 111, 8. Jupiter Dragons 90, 9. Hurricane Aquatics 87, 10. tie, Ransom Everglades, Midtown Weston 86.

GIRLS
200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:54.34, time drop 1.86; SOFLO: 11. Christie Ann Lumsden 3:09.36.
11-12, 1. Isabel Ciera, MAC 2:37.93; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 2:40.67, time drop 6.57, 8. Lydia Smutny 2:44.14.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Samantha Schoenborn, SAS 2:28.12; SOFLO: 3. Gabriella DeLuna 2:30.54, time drop 0.13, 4. Izzy Wilson 2:32.97, time drop 8.31, 9. Katelyn Gembicki 2:35.83, time drop 5.02, 16. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:38.93.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gia Euseppi, Unattached 1:22.29; SOFLO: 2. Jemma Baldwin 1:23.42, time drop 1.37, 5. Sofia Rodriguez 1:25.81, time drop 2.56.
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 1:11.46; SOFLO: 8. Lydia Smutny 1:17.09, time drop 4.03, 10. Sofia Lugo 1:18.14, time drop 1.26, 11. Jenesys Amores 1:18.47.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 32.58; SOFLO: 6. Jemma Baldwin 33.35, 7. Gianna Martin 33.53, time drop 0.83, 9. Jianna Amores 34.02, time drop 1.66, 10. Sofia Rodriguez 34,03, time drop 0.05, 12. Christie Ann Lumsden 34.27, time drop 1.28.
11-12, 1. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 28.55; SOFLO: 4. Amanda Grubbs 30.05, time drop 0.06, 16. Sofia Lugo 31.07, time drop 0.33.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.27.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 1:33.34, time drop 0.84; SOFLO: 2. Christie Ann Lumsden 1:33.97, time drop 0.85.
11-12, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:21.01; SOFLO: 13. Ainsley Miller 1:29.47, time drop 3.50.
13-14, 1. Kiera Rampersad, EA 1:17.17; SOFLO: 6. Gabriella DeLuna 1:19.68, time drop 0.45.

400-meter freestyle
13-14, 1. Emma Herrera, Unattached 4:35.60; SOFLO: 2. Izzy Wilson 4:35.95, time drop 0.95, 14. Amelie Bicerne 4:51.22, time drop 9.85, 16. Katelyn Gembicki 4:52.14, time drop 40.90.

BOYS
200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, NPB 2:43.75; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 2:52.37, time drop 3.09, 7. Eric Ferrer 3:08.45, time drop 2.01, 8. Lance Bergeron-Menard 3:08.91, time drop 0.37, 9. Guillermo Mantilla 3:09.07, time drop 3.35, 13. Daniel Chaussky 3:18.35.
11-12, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:29.34; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 2:35.30, time drop 1.58, 8. Connor Jimenez 2:41.06, time drop 3.57, 13. Joshua Menezes 2:44.56, time drop 3.15.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 2:13.91; SOFLO: 8. Hashan Ekanayake 2:24.36, time drop 2.99, 13. Jaden Amores 2:28.71, time drop 0.70, 15. Ethan McPeek 2:29.96, time drop 5.25.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Marcos Machado, PB 1:21.80; SOFLO: 5. Lance Bergeron-Menard 1:27.92, time drop 2.44, 7. Eric Ferrer 1:29.38, time drop 0.82.
11-12, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chun, MAC 1:10.94; SOFLO: 11. Connor Jimenez 1:15.70, time drop 1.44, 13. Maximiliano Remmele 1:16.16, time drop 3.79, 15. Jose Rincon 1:16.67, time drop 2.33.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Trace Colton, NPB 29.62; SOFLO: 4. Guillermo Mantilla 33.22, time drop 0.68, 6. Lance Bergeron-Menard 33.59, time drop 0.65, 14. Daniel Chaussky 35.38,

11-12, 1. Julian Granison, WOW 27.23; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 29.27.

13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 25.10; SOFLO: 9. Alexander Miller 26.71, time drop 0.97, 12. Kevin Moya 26.95, time drop 0.26, 14. Derek Hau 27.08, time drop 0.10.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 1:30.61; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 1:33.82, time drop 4.28.

11-12, 1. Juan Leon, Unattached 1:18.36; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana 1:25.53, 12. Joshua Menezes 1:26.18, time drop 1.35, 15. Connor Jimenez 1:26.97, time drop 1.65.

13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:05.18; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Miller 1:13.14, time drop 2.17, 5. Derek Hau 1:13.22, time drop 1.51, 11. Giorgio Rusconi 1:14.84, 14. Felipe Rodriguez 1:15.68, time drop 3.28.

400-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Gabriel Tortola, PST 4:20.53; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 4:25.80, time drop 7.84, 17. Jaden Amores 4:33.41, time drop 40.89.

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