Double Winner Sofia Gomez Leads SOFLO On Final Day Of FGC Short Course BB South Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, February 27, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers ended on a successful note Sunday at the Florida Gold Coast Short Course BB South Championships at Academic Village Pool.

The fast meet, that attracted 332 swimmers, had 235 FGC Junior Olympics cut times and 36 senior championships qualifying times.

SOFLO distance swimmers had some impressive time drops in the afternoon 1,650-yard freestyle event.

Tania Mantilla, 14, dropped 47.83 seconds to finish second in a best time 19:35.10 and crack 20 minutes for the first time. Her previous best was 20:22.93.

Calista Harries, 15, dropped 22.23 seconds to place second in 19:52.57, also cracking 20 minutes. Her previous best was 20:14.80.

Atharv Agashe, 12, was third in a best time 21:22.18, dropping 21.51 seconds off his previous best of 21:43.69.

Among SOFLO champions were:

Laila Harran, 12, 100-yard freestyle, best time 59.59, dropping 0.62.

Sofia Gomez, 12, 100-yard butterfly, 1:11.58 and 50-yard breaststroke, best time 37.02, time drop 0.10.

Dahlia Hirsh, 15, 200-yard individual medley, best time 2:21.60, time drop 2.76.

Tristan Dons, 13, 100-yard butterfly, best time 1:00.41, time drop 0.08.

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

Florida Gold Coast south teams that competed were: 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.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Carlotta Montesino, RANS 19:59.18, 2. Sofia Kotz-Agramonte, RANS 20:58.17.

13-14, 1. Kaylie Santirzo, MAC 19:24.35, 2. Tania Mantilla, SOFLO 19:35.10, time drop 47.83, 3. Katja Milevska, MWA 20:02.42.

15-18, 1. Kiera Rampersad, EA 19:08.58, 2. Calista Harries, SOFLO 19:52.57, time drop 22.23.

100-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 59.59, time drop 0.62, 2. Aubrey Moen, CCPR 1:00.90, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:01.01; SOFLO: 6. Saree Young 1:01.94, time drop 0.01.

13-14, 1. Calla Kelble, MS 56.89, 2. Layne Smith, UN 57.41, 3. Genesis Escobar, SOFLO 58.25, time drop 0.37; SOFLO: 9. Anjana Andapally 59.88, time drop 0.36.

15-18, 1. Angelina Baucells, SDST 56.65, 2. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 56.84, time drop 1.58, 3. Maria Grant, MS 57.48; SOFLO: 5. Daniela Barreto 57.94, time drop 1.31.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:11.58, 2. Estefania Nunez-Estrada, RANS 1:13.61, 3. Alejandra Perez, MAC 1:14.27.

13-14, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 1:05.26, 2. Angelika Morales, EA 1:07.22, 3. Marcella Orlandini, RANS 1:08.37.

15-18, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 1:04.42, 2. CAmille Schechter, CANBE 1:04.91, 3. Stacey Zenuchova, CANE 1:05.21; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Barreto 1:05.61, time drop 1.46, 6. Kaylee Del Rio 1:06.83, time drop 0.61, 9. Judith-Allison Natino 1:13.43, time drop 0.64.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 37.02, time drop 0.10, 2. Athena Dyer, RANS 37.21, 3. Molly Chaison, MWA 37.47.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Yurika Duardo, BMHG 32.93, 2. Roxan Rodriguez, MWA 32.98, 3. Ana Ospina, BRV 34.24; SOFO: 5. Ellie Jackson 34.38, 6. Sophie Szutkowski 34.39, time drop 0.53, 8. Jianna Amores 34.74, time drop 0.20.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Katerina Linfield, RANS 2:29.87, 2. Saree Young, SOFLO 2:30.51, time drop 0.13, 3. Victoria Sepulveda, BMHG 2:33.69; SOFLO: 5. Gianna Martin 2:35.86, time drop 3.16, 9. Sofia Rodriguez 2:38.64.

13-14, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 2:20.13, 2. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:20.46, time drop 0.33, 3. Pilar Duranti, UN 2:20.79; SOFLO: 4. Tania Mantilla 2:26.96, 5. Anjana Andapally 2:28.12, 7. Mikhel Martin 2:31.04, time drop 0.10, 8. Genesis Escobar 2:32.63.

15-18, 1. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 2:21.60, time drop 2.76, 2. Stacey Zenuchova, CANE 2:22.44, 3. Katia Alonso, MS 2:25.91; SOFLO: 7. Daniela Barreto 2:29.06.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, SF 19:44.76, 2. Manuel Arencibia, MWA 21.06.00, 3. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 21:22.18, time drop 21.51.

13-14, 1. Michael Grenbier, CANE 18:10.21, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 19:37.69, 3. Bruno Sinchi, RANS 19:37.74.

15-18, 1. Patrick O’Donnell, UN 18:03.97, 2. Victor Valdiviezo, SOFLO 19:24.96, time drop 35.86.

100-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Jacob Ellis, RANS 59.31, 2. Liam Fothergill, MWA 1:00.36, 3. Matthe Ives, MWA 1:00.49; SOFLO: 4. Eric Ferrer 1:01.41, time drop 0.81.

13-14, 1. Senastian Correa, MAC 53.23, 2. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 53.85, 3. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, RANS 53.98; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 54.16, time drop 0.02, 8. Andres Gonzalez 54.98, time drop 0.39, 9. Jose Rincon 54.99, time drop 0.32.

15-18, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, SDST 51.10, 2. Daniel Gonzalez Jimenez, AZ 51.39, 3. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 51.65, time drop 0.54; SOFLO: 5. Kevin Moya 52.258, time drop 0.48, 10. Carlos Salas 53.07, time drop 0.03.

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Morgan Casal, BMHG 1:14.37, 2. Matthew Meneses, MAC 1:16.40.

13-14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 1:00.41, time drop 0.08, 2. Andres Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:02.06, time drop 0.36, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 1:02.38, time drop 1.37; SOFLO: 6. Mason Jimenez 1:02.94.

15-18, 1. Mateo Silva, CANE 55.91, 2. Joshua Olds, MWA 57.13, 3. David Chacin, BMHG 57.44; SOFLO: 5. Marvan Ekanayake 57.95, 8. Carlos Salas 59.73, 9. Felix Gonzalez 59.88.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Matthias Orlandini, RANS 34.89, 2. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRV 37.29, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 37.80, time drop 0.69.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Nikita Nesterov, BRV 34.29, 2. Kaiemi Grossi, CCPR 35.25,3. Matthew Ives, MWA 35.25.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Ray Heredia, BMHG 2:27.61, 2. Tikhon Kolobov, NMST 2:29.71, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 2:31.15, time drop 3.07, 8. Daniel Chaussky 2:42.42.

13-14, 1. Oliver Cannings, GRSC 2:15.37, 2. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 2:16.67, 3. Axel Torres-Torres, GRSC 2:16.85; SOFLO: 5. Jose Rincon 2:18.90 time drop 0.30, 6. Leo Shee 2:19.95, time drop 0.89. 7. Joshua Menezes 2:20.14.

15-18, 1. Anthony Lander, MS 2:08.17, 2. Jorge Kauefate, SDST 2:08.44, 3. Patrick O’Donnell, UN 2:09.78; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Fernandez 2:14.30, time drop 1.64, 7. Carlos Salas 2:16.90, time drop 0.13, 9. Giorgio Rusconi 2:17.06, time drop 1.32.

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