SOFLO Swimmers Off To Good Start On Day One Of FGC Short Course BB South Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, February 25, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start on opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Short Course BB South Championships Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO had four individual winners in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley events.

Saree Young, 12, won the 11-12 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:49.87, dropping 11.45 seconds off her previous best. Teammate Sofia Rodriguez, 11, was second in a best time 5:59.88, dropping 9.43 seconds and breaking 6 minutes for the first time.

Mariann Catalasan, 15, won the 15-18 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:32.37, dropping 3.06.

Toma Petkov, 9, won the 7-10 500-yard freestyle in a best time 6:43.35, dropping 13.97.

Eric Ferrer, 11, won the 11-12 400-yard individual medley in a best time 5:20.46, dropping 1.74.

The three-day meet, hosted by SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club, continues on Saturday and Sunday with boys and girls morning prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The 1,650-yard freestyle is Sunday at 4 p.m. between sessions.

Host SOFLO has the largest team entered with 79 swimmers (42 boys and 37 girls) in 346 individual events.

Florida Gold Coast south teams competing are: Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Bravo Swimming, Hialeah Storm, City of Miami Swim Team, Cooper City Cyclones, Eagle Aquatics, Florida Keys Swim Club, Gulliver, Homestead Wahoos, Hurricane Aquatics, MarJCC, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day, Miami Swimming, Midtown Weston, North Miami, Ransom Everglades, Shelton Doral, Swim Gym and SwimFast.

The BB North Championships are being hosted by Lake Lytal Lightning in West Palm Beach.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 5:49.87, time drop 11.45, 2. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:59.88, time drop 9.43, 3. Sofia Kotz-Agramonte, RE 6:01.42; SOFLO: 6. Jianna Amores 6:09.54, time drop 6.52.

13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:21.28, 2. Carley Kaplan, CCPR 5:30.24, 3. Sofia Abril, GRSC 5:30.36; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Lugo 5:32.90, time drop 5.93, 8. Genesis Escobar 5:42.23, time drop 13.59.

15-18, 1. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 5:32.37, time drop 3.06, 2. Angelina Baucelis, SDST 5:34.92, 3. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 5:41.67.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Antonia Moreno, GRSC 5:36.52, 2.Francesca Ninova, CANE 5:45.11.

13-14, 1. Pilar Duranti, UN 4:55.05, 2. Fiorella DiSalvo, EA 4:58.72, 3. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 5:04.35; SOFLO: 4. Tania Mantilla 5:04.77, time drop 13.612, 5. Anjana Andapally 5:14.40, time drop 12.07.

15-18, 1. Anna Kline, EA 5:05.48, 2. Calista Harris, SOFLO 5:20.11, time drop 4.19, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 5:29.66.

BOYS
500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 6:43.35, time drop 13.97, 2. Michael Barber. SOFLO 7:05.89.

11-12, 1. Tomas Franchak, CANE 5:55.39, 2. Matthew Meneses, MAC 5:56.93, 3. Manuel Arencibia, MWA 6:23.04; SOFLO: 4. Atharv Agashe 6:25.68, time drop 0.20.

13-14, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 5:12.67, 2. Sebastian Correa, MAC 5:13.00, 3. Mason Jimenez, SOFLO 5:15.19, time drop 7.23; SOFLO: 5. Tristan Dons 5:21.94, time drop 16.76, 10. Matt McVeigh 5:33.41, time drop 21.02, 12. Joshua Menezes 5:37.02, time drop 7.07.

15-18, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, SDST 5:10.75, 2. Jorge Kauefate, SDST 5:11.62, 3. Miguel Loreto, SDST 5:14.08; SOFLO: 4. Marvan Ekanayake 5:19.23, time drop 1.27, 7. Sebastian Fernandez 5:25.51, time drop 5.52.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 5:20.46, time drop 1.74.

13-14, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, EA 4:50.70, 2. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 4:58.29, time drop 4.36.

15-18, 1. Thomas Fanjul, GRSC 4:34.26, 2. Roger Garcia, RANS 4:47.22.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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