SOFLO’s Wilson, DeLuna Swim Best Times On Final Day Of Southern Zones Age Group Championships


By Sharon Robb
TUPELO, Miss., July 31, 2021—Izzy Wilson and Gabriella DeLuna finished up with best times Saturday at the USA Swimming Southern Zones Age Group Championships.

Wilson, 14, was 12th in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:36.74, dropping 0.51 seconds. Her previous best was 2:37.25.

Gabriella DeLuna, 14, was 13th in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:31.49, dropping 0.80. Her previous best was 2:32.29.

Nicholas Pelaez, 14, was 24th in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:26.08. He also swam the third leg of the seventh place 200-meter freestyle relay.

For the second day in a row, Alera Hurwitz, 12, was top FGC finisher placing second in the 50-meter butterfly in a best time 29.88 and fourth in the 50-meter freestyle, also a best time in 28.32. She was also a member of the seventh place 200-meter freestyle relay.

North Carolina Swimming won the combined (1,038.5) and men’s (498.5) team titles. Florida Swimming won the women’s team title (490.5) just .5 ahead of North Carolina. Florida Swimming was runner-up in combined and men’s competition.

Florida Gold Coast finished eighth in combined with 96, 12th in the men competition with 15 and seventh in the women with 81 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.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. North Carolina Swimming 1,038.5, 2. Florida Swimming 975, 3. Team Georgia 744.5, 4. South Carolina 587.5, 5. South Texas 418, 6. Southeastern 380.5, 7. North Texas 201, 8. Florida Gold Coast 96, 9. West Virginia 79, 10. Kentucky 71.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina 498.5, 2. Florida Swimming 448.5, 3. Team Georgia 384.5, 4. South Texas 258, 5. South Carolina 202, 12. Florida Gold Coast 15.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 490.5, 2. North Carolina 490, 3. South Carolina 363.5, 4. Team Georgia 332, 5. Southeastern 197, 7. Florida Gold Coast 81.

GIRLS
200-meter individual medley: 11-12, 1. Blakely Hammel, FL 2:29.45; FGC: 6. Maria Perez 2:34.56; 13-14, 1. Savannah Branon, FL 2:23.90; 15-18, 1. Danka Ndubuisi, SC 2:25.50.

50-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Peyton Williams, SES 27.34; FGC: 4. Alera Hurwitz 28.32, time drop 0.23; 13-14, 1. Maela McKallip, GA 27.07; 15-18, 1. Avery Frece, SC 26.82.

50-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Blakely Hammel, FL 29.05; FGC: 2. Alera Hurwitz 29.88, time drop 0.54.

200-meter butterfly: 13-14, 1. Charlotte Driesse, FL 2:23.18; 15-18, 1. Katie Grace Vandergrift, SC 2:22.81.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Florida Swimming 1:52.13, 7. Florida Gold Coast 1:59.58 (Maria Perez, Emma Han, Natalie Dufflocq, Alera Hurwitz).

BOYS
200-meter individual medley: 11-12, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 2:20.35; 13-14, 1. Baylor Stanton, GA 2:10.88; 15-18, 1. Darden Tate, SC 2:12.38.

50-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 25.78; 13-14, 1. Oliver Rowe, STX 24.39; 15-18, 1. Dean Wall, GA 24.17.

50-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Owen Lin, NCS 28.17.

200-meter butterfly: 13-14, 1. Oliver Rowe, STX 2:08.43; 15-18, 1. Caden Cahill, GA 2:09.27.

200-meter freestyle relay: 11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:47.51; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:41.27, 7. Florida Gold Coast 1:47.40 (Andy Serrano-Pena, Lucas Franchak, Nicholas Pelaez, Nahuel Balade).

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

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