Izzy Wilson Top SOFLO Finisher On Day Four Of Southern Zones Age Group Championships

By Sharon Robb
TUPELO, Miss., July 30, 2021—Izzy Wilson was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher Friday at the USA Swimming Southern Zones Age Group Championships.

Wilson, 14, was ninth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:39.04. She has the 200-meter butterfly remaining.

Gabriella DeLuna, 14, was 24th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:11.47 and 22nd in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:22.86.

DeLuna also had the second fastest split (30.45) on FGC’s sixth place 200-meter medley relay that finished in 2:05.89. She has the 200 IM left to swim.

Nicholas Pelaez, 14, was 22 in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:37.80. He has the 200 butterfly remaining.

Abbie Sargent of the Florida Keys Swim Club was top FGC finisher placing fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:16.95, with a time drop of 1.67.

North Carolina Swimming leads the combined (816), boys (390.5) and girls team (375.5) standings and all but clinched the meet.

Florida Gold Coast is eighth in the 13-team combined field with 67 points. The boys’ team is 12th with 11 points and girls’ team seventh with 56 points.

FGC’s 11-12 girls team: Alera Hurwitz, St. Andrew’s; Natalie Dufflocq, North Palm Beach; Maria Perez, Midtown Weston; and Emma Han, Wahoos of Wellington. There is no boys’ 11-12 team.

FGC’s 13-14 girls’ team: Izzy Wilson, SOFLO; Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO; Reese Andres, St. Andrew’s; Samantha Schoenborn, St. Andrew’s; Sidney Anton, Pine Crest; Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver Swim Club; Abbie Sargent, Florida Keys Swim Club; and Sara Miller, St. Andrew’s.

FGC’s 13-14 boys’ team: Nicholas Pelaez, SOFLO; Dylan Ferguson, Metro Aquatics; Nahuel Balade, Ransom Everglades; Lucas Franchak, Hurricanes; and Andy Serrano-Pena of Ransom Everglades.

The five-day meet concludes Satuday with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m.

1. North Carolina 816, 2. Florida Swimming 737.5, 3. Team Georgia 543.5, 4. South Carolina 436.5, 5. South Texas 350, 8. Florida Gold Coast 67.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 390.5, 2. Florida Swimming 338.5, 3. Team Georgia 272.5, 4. South Texas 209, 5. South Carolina 145, 12. Florida Gold Coast 11.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 375.5, 2. Florida Swimming 363, 3. South Carolina 269.5, 4. Team Georgia 243, 5. Southeastern Swimming 153, 7. Florida Gold Coast 56.

100-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Shayna Elgart, NCS 1:07.63; 13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, FL 1:06.30; 15-18, 1. Danka Ndubuisi, SC 1:06.09.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Peyton Williams, SES 1:18.71; 13-14, 1. Savannah Branon, FL 1:13.56; FGC: 4. Abbie Sargent 1:16.95, time drop 1.67, 8. Reese Rosenthal 1:18.59.

400-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Carly Mauldin, STX 4:26.95; 15-18, 1. Brynn Stoneburg, FL 4:31.28; FGC: 9. Izzy Wilson 4:39.04.

200-meter medley relay: 11-12, 1. North Carolina Swimming 2:06.12, 6. Florida Gold Coast 2:12.75 (Maria Perez, Emma Han, Alera Hurwitz, Natalie Dufflocq); 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 2:00.90, 6. Florida Gold COast 2:05.89 (Sam Schoenborn, Abbie Sargent, Gabriella DeLuna, Sidney Anton); 15-18, 1. North Carolina Swimming 2:03.26.

100-meter backstroke: 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:03.03; 13-14, 1. Granger Bartee, NCS 58.75; 15-18, 1. Randy Keener, WV 58.95.

100-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Junxi Wang, NTX 1:12.88; 13-14, 1. Coleman Kimmel, SES 1:07.67; 15-18, 1. Darden Tate, SC 1:06.57.

400-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Oliver Rowe, STX 4:05.18; 15-18, 1. Simon Casey, GA 4:09.79.

200-meter medley relay: 11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:58.75; 13-14, 1. South Texas 1:50.64, 7. Florida Gold Coast 1:57.90 (Andy Serrano-Pena, Lucas Franchak, Dylan Ferguson, Nahuel Balade); 15-18, 1. South Carolina 1:49.07.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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