SOFLO’s Guillermo Mantilla, Boys’ 11-12 Relay Win Big On Day Three Of FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb
CORAL SPRINGS, March 12, 2022—Guillermo Mantilla won his third event of the meet and boys’ 11-12 400-yard medley relay won on Day Three of the Florida Gold Coast 14-and-Under Junior Olympics Championships Saturday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Mantilla, 10, was the only swimmer to dip under a minute in the 100-yard freestyle field winning in a best time 58.96, dropping 2.13 seconds.

It was the first time Mantilla cracked 1 minute in the event. His previous best was 1:01.09. He was second fastest in prelims bettering his previous best in 1:00.48 and then came back to crush it again.

Earlier in the meet, the talented age grouper also won the 100 backstroke (1:08.56) and 200 IM (2:29.92), also best times.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, was SOFLO’s top girls finisher placing third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 36.91, dropping 1.78 seconds.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:52.71, dropping 13.60 seconds off his previous best.

SOFLO’s boys 11-12 400-yard medley relay won in 4:17.39 with Maximiliano Remmele, Joseph Blake-Natino, Noah Mejias and Ethan Hall ahead of St. Andrew’s in 4:18.76.

South Florida Aquatic Club is third in the combined team standings with 456 behind St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 582.5 points and Metro Aquatics with 513.

South Florida Aquatic Club is third in the girls team standings (201) behind St. Andrew’s Aquatics and is second behind Metro Aquatics (255) in the boys team standings.

SOFLO leads the team rankings for the boys 11-12 with 122 points ahead of St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 109.

SOFLO qualified 59 swimmers for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one boys and 28 girls are competing in 285 individual events and relays.

SOFLO’s 14-year-olds making their final JO short course appearance are Jaden Amores, Amelie Bicerne, Genesis Escobar, Katelyn Gembicki, Andres Gonzalez, Mia Guerrero, Derek Hau, Benjamin Kim, Tania Mantilla, Isabella Montes, Abraham Penaloza, Mariana Pinto, Carlos Rincon, Felipe Rodriguez and Sarah Vasquez.

The meet concludes on Sunday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.

The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team for the March 25-27 All-Stars meet in Fort Pierce.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 582.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 513, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 456, 4. Jupiter Dragons 326.5, 5. Coral Springs 272, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 258.5, 7. Midtown Weston 255, 8. Gulliver 151.5, 9. North Palm Beach 151.5, 10. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 151.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s 333.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 222, 3. SOFLO 201, 4. Jupiter Dragons 197.50, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 185.50.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Metro Aquatics 291, 2. SOFLO 255, 3. St. Andrew’s 249, 4. Blue Marlins 137, 5. Midtown Weston 130.

GIRLS
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 55.25, 2.Gioia Balzano, EA 56.03, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 58.21; SOFLO: 16. Lydia Smutny 1:01.85, time drop, 1.77, 17. Sofia Lugo 1:02.27, time drop 3.12.

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 27.61, 2. Veronica Metz, WOW 28.14, 3. Alina Rodriguez, PB 28.45; SOFLO: 16. Jianna Amores 30.15, time drop 1.18.

10-and-under, 1. Kira Perry, SUN 28.91, 2. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 30.26, 3. Thereza Milano, GRSC 30.90.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 50.82, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 51.87, 3. Alera Hurwitz, SAS 53.71; SOFLO: 13. Katelyn Gembicki 55.41, 14. Elise Dinehart 56.03, time drop, 8.99, 16. Jenesys Amores 56.34, time drop 0.06.

11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JDST 54.27, 2. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 55.23, 3. Veronica Metz, WOW 55.97; SOFLO: 10. Rose Seniuk 59.39, 13. Mackenzie McPherson 59.59, time drop 1.92, 18. Jemma Baldwin 1:00.29.

10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 57.58, 2. Gia Euseppi, NPB 1:00.56, 3. Thereza Milano, GRSC 1:00.57; SOFLO: 8. Christie Ann Lumsden 1:04.45, time drop 2.83.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:24.19, 2. Samanatha Schoenborn, SAS 2:27.22, 3. Emma Han, WOW 2:28.78; SOFLO: 9. Elise Dinehart 2:34.49, 16. Ainsley Miller 2:40.62, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Tessa Broedell, JDST 32.48, 2. Roxann Rohrbaugh, SAS 33.66, 3. Cali Jerebek, NPB 33.87; SOFLO: 20. Gianna Martin 37.65, time drop 0.19.

10-and-under, 1. Camila Correa, MAC 23.80, 2. Addison Scott, SF 35.71, 3. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 36.91, time drop 1.78.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Samantha Schoenborn, SAS 5:10.79, 2. Da’jah German, SFTL 5:15.77, 3. Sara Miller, SAS 5:15.91; SOFLO: 5. Amelie Bicerne 5:19.11, time drop 7.37, 8. Elise Dinehart 5:22.59, time drop 1.34, 10. Jenesys Amores 5:27.81, time drop 12.57.

11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JDST 5:12.45, 2. Veronica Metz, WOW 5:17.64, 3. Allison Connors, WOW 5:26.47, SOFLO: 9. Mackenzie McPherson 5:39.42, time drop, 5.01, 10. Jemma Baldwin 5:40.80, time drop, 9.09, 12. Sofia Gomez 5:42.89, time drop, 4.40, 21. Saree Young 5:53.26, 28. Sofia Rodriguez 6:06.20.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. North Palm Beach 2:20.72, 2. Coral Springs 2:21.55, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:21.60, 4. SOFLO A 2:23.00 (Joanna Valdiviezo, Christie Ann Lumsden, Sophia Rodriguez, Valentina Remmele).

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 3:59.78, 2. Metro Aquatics 4:00.04, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:14.34, 5. SOFLO A 4:15.82 (Jenesys Amores, Elise Dinehart, Sofia Lugo, Katelyn Gembicki), 9. SOFLO B 4:18.54 (Mia Guerrero, Ainsley Miller, Lydia Smutny, Amanda Grubbs).

11-12, 1. Jupiter Dragons 4:18.54, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 4:21.43, 3. St. Andrew’s 4:28.90, 4. SOFLO B 4:35.32 (Saree Young, Mackenzie McPherson, Jianna Amores, Laila Harran), 10. SOFLO A 4:41.26 (Sofia Gomez, Gianna Martin, Jemma Baldwin, Rose Seniuk).

BOYS
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 51.99, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 52.74, 3. Roberto Gossman, TSA 53.25; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 55.22, time drop 0.90, 11. Derek Hau 54.75, time drop, 3.42.

50-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 26.39, 2. Duy Vuong, JDST 26.56, 3. Roger Moscote, MWA 26.66; SOFLO: 9. Noah Mejias 28.21, time drop, 1.30, 12. Connor Jimenez 28.93, time drop, 0.68.

10-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 30.76, 2. Eric Macedo, GRSC 31.59, 3. Javier Massot, MAC 31.78.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 47.63, 2. Alfredo Dominguez, BMHG 48.92, 3. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 49.05; SOFLO: 18. Jaden Amores 52.19, time drop 0.74.

11-12, 1. Roger Moscote, MWA 52.54, 2. Brian Hamilton, CSSC 52.95, 3. Aaron McQueeney, FAST 53.06; SOFLO: 16. Ethan Hall 58.25, time drop 0.88, 18. Maximiliano Remmele 58.92, time drop 1.76, 19. Ryan Harries 59.20, time drop 0.83.

10-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 58.96, time drop, 2.13, 2. Jayden Park, MWA 1:00.34, 3. Christopher Chaison, MWA 1:00.88.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 2:08.96, 2. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:09.10, 3. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 2:09.91; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 2:15.65, time drop 1.54, 10. Felipe Rodriguez 2:20.66, time drop 3.30.

50-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 31.85, 2. Bradley Dipaolo, UN 32.05, 3. Daniel Varabyou, PCS 32.57; SOFLO: 6. Joseph Blake-Natino 33.53, time drop 0.68, 9. Ryan Harries 34.49, 12. Ethan Hall 34.83, time drop, time drop 1.00, 17. Noah Mejias 36.56, time drop 2.11, 18. Martin Petkov 36.60, time drop 1.45.

10-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 34.43, 2. Eric Macedo, GRSC 36.86, 3. Christopher Chaison, MWA 38.06; SOFLO: 7. Zachary Snigur 41.02. time drop 1.89.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:38.83, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 4:39.66, 3. Anthony Pineiro, MAC 4:46.81; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 4:52.71, time drop 13.60.

11-12, 1. Felipe Alvarez, PST 5:14.29, 2. Becket Menacho, PB 5:19.69, 3. John Albornoz, CSSC 5:20.13; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 5:30.06, time drop, 6.34, 11. Ryan Harries 5:37.12, 17. Martin Petkov 5:43.44, time drop, 9.59, 20. Eric Ferrer 5:47.43, ime drop 5.68.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 2:18.37, 2. St. Andrew’s 2:18.46, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:19.31, 4. SOFLO A 2:22.84 (Guillermo Mantilla, Toma Petkov, Ethan Phan, Zachary Snigur).

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 3:40.55, 2. Gulliver 3:44.63, 3. Ransom Everglades 3:47.77, 6. SOFLO A 3:49.57 (Derek Hau, Felipe Rodriguez, Jaden Amores, Juan Vallmitjana).

11-12, 1. SOFLO A 4:17.39 (Maximiliano Remmele, Joseph Blake-Natino, Noah Mejias, Ethan Hall), 2. St. Andrew’s 4:18.76, 3. Jupiter Dragons 4:30.01; 4. SOFLO B 4:35.14 (Martin Petkov, Ryan Harries, Connor Jimenez, Eric Ferrer).

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