SOFLO Swimmers Wrap Up Final Day Of Speedo Summer Championships; FGC’s Erika Pelaez Wins First Event; Ohio State Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
GREENSBORO, N.C., August 7, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club’s five-swimmer contingent completed five days of racing against some of the nation’s best swimmers Saturday at the Speedo Summer Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was fourth in the “D” final and 28th overall in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.11. She was 29th in prelims in 2:24.25 to qualify for the “D” final.

Juan Mora, 17, was 52nd in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.98. He was also 58th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:14.86.

Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Top-seed Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won her first event of the meet in the 50-meter freestyle in a lifetime best 25.42. She was top morning qualifier in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.66, just off her previous best time of 25.57.

Pelaez was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer to win an event in the meet. She is No. 19 all-time in the 15-16 age group and now tied with Olympian Torri Huske for eighth among all U.S. 15-year-olds.

Tr’v Monroe, 18, of North Palm Beach was second in the “C” final in 23.77. He was 24th in morning prelims in 24.03, off his best time of 23.49.

Ohio State University swept the combined team title (808.5), men (382.5) and women’s (426) team titles. Eagle Aquatics was the top Florida Gold Coast team finisher placing 15th with 57 points, all scored by Pelaez.

USA Swimming divided the meet into East and West sites, hosting athletes from respective geographic locations and having results specific to each site.

The long course meters meet was the first senior-level, domestic competition on USA Swimming’s national events calendar following June’s U.S. Olympic trials.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Ohio State 808.5, 2. SwimMAC 565, 3. Carmel Swim Club 480, 4. Indiana Swim Club 411.5, 5. Club Wolverine 397.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 382.5, 2. SwimMAC 372, 3. Indiana Swim CLub 286.5, 4. Club Wolverine 281, 5. University of Pittsburgh 169, 53. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Ohio State 426, 2. Carmel Swim Club 321, 3. Long Island Aquatic Club 317, 4. SwimMAC 193, 5. Jersey Wahoos 182, 15. Eagle Aquatics 57, 36. South Florida Aquatic Club 12.

WOMEN
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Cavan Gormsen, Long Island Aquatics 16:38.39, 2. Maya Geringer, Ohio State 16:48.96, 3. Maddie Waggoner, Jersey Wahoos 16:50.10.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Mackenzie Looze, Indiana Swim Club 2:14.41, 2. Sara Stotler, Planet Swim Aquatics 2:16.08; SOFLO: 28. Olivia Dinehart 2:22.11.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 25.42, 2. Amy Fulmer, Ohio State 25.76, 3. Lindsay Flynn, Mecklenburg 25.89.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 4:07.41, 2. Carmel Swim Club 4:09.02, 3. Ohio State 4:11.07.

MEN
200-meter individual medley: 1. Sam Stewart, YMCA Hub Fins 1:58.60, 2. Baylor Nelson, SwimMAC 2:01.08, 3. Jared Daigle, Club Wolverine 2:02.09; SOFLO: 58. Juan Mora 2:14.86.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Charlie Clark, Ohio State 7:58.87, 2. Eli Shoyat, Northern KY Clip 8:07.24, 3. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay Aquatics 8:10.93

50-meter freestyle: 1. Jack Franzman, Indiana Swim Club 22.29, 2. Kevin Gillooly, Unattached 22.60, 3. Josh Fleagle, Unattached 22.98; FGC: 18. Tr’v Monroe, North Palm Beach 23.77; SOFLO: 52. Juan Mora 24.98.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. Ohio State 3:42.55, 2. Club Wolverine 3:43.47, 3. SwimMAC 3:44.09.

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

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