SOFLO’s Guillermo Mantilla Continues To Shine In Third Session Of Florida Gold Coast-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 27, 2022—Guillermo Mantilla of South Florida Aquatic Club is coming up big at the 2022 Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida All-Star Meet at Indian River State College.

In Saturday afternoon’s third session, Mantilla, 10, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.98, dropping 0.20 seconds. Mantilla was also second in the 200-yard freestye in 2:11.15.

Mantilla led off the second place 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay that finished in 2:08.95 with FGC teammates Eric Macedo, Luis Felipe Quingatuna and Christopher Chaison.

The 11-12 200-yard medley relay with SOFLO’s Connor Jimenez and Joseph Blake-Natino was also second in 1:56.10 with FGC teammates Felipe Alvarez and Trace Colton.

SOFLO’s Christie Ann Lumsden was a member of FGC’s winning 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay that won in 2:08.85 with FGC teammates Gia Euseppi, Jilliam Henriquez and Penelope Lopez-Casula.

After three sessions, Florida Swimming remains in the lead for all three categories and has already clinched the combined and boys team titles: Combined, 602-447; Boys, 305-196; and Girls, 267-233.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Combined, Florida Swimming 602, FGC 447; Boys, Florida Swimming 305, FGC 196; Girls 267, FGC 233.

GIRLS
200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Charlotte Driesse, FL 2:07.65, 2. Blakely Hammel, FL 2:07.75, 3. Caitlin Bartle, FL 2:09.10; SOFLO: 17. Elise Dinehart 2:22.35, 22. Amanda Grubbs 2:25.96.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Izzy Riva, FL 1:04.43, 2. Sarah Stegall, FL 1:04.48, 3. Sofia Krajewski, FL 1:05.70.
10-and-under, 1. Gia Euseppi, FGC 1:09.30, 2. Makayla Hill, FL 1:09.48, 3. Skylar Revere, FL 1:11.29.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Olivia Moore, FL 24.39, 2. Angelina Lista, FL 24.68, 3. Aidyn Reese, FL 24.71; SOFLO: 27. Jen Amores 26.32, 33. Lydia Smutny 27.71, 34. Amelie Bicerne 27.78.
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, FGC 25.34, 2. Aria-Noelle Mindley, FGC 25.51, 3. Veroonica Metz, FGC 25.71; SOFLO: 22. Jemma Baldwin 27.81, time drop 0.26.
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, FGC 25.91, 2. Kira Perry, FGC 27.67, 3. Jilliam Henriquez, FGC 28.22.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Logan Jaffe, FL 57.42, 2. Caitlin Bartle, FL 58.05, 3. Charlotte Driesse, FL 58.48; SOFLO: 22. Jen Amores 1:04.96, time drop 1.19, 24. Amanda Grubbs 1:05.86, 27. Lydia Smutny 1:06.21.
11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, FGC 1:00.61, 2. Mia Pistanek, FL 1:02.77, 3. Carly Chin, FGC 1:04.24.
10-and-under, 1. Grace Panna, FL 1:07.90, 2. Isabella Herrera, FL 1:09.47, 3. Makayla Hill, FL 1:12.24.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Olivia Moore, FL 4:59.09, 2. Cher Patrick, FL 4:59.57, 3. Taylor Schwenk, FL 5:02.71; SOFLO: 10. Elise Dinehart 5:27.59.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, FGC 1:56.88, 2. Veronica Metz, FGC 2:01.33, 3. Alejandro Ordonez, FL 2:01.75; SOFLO: 16. Jemma Baldwin 2:12.55, time drop 0.85, 18. Laila Harran 2:13.64.
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, FG 2:00.12, 2. Gia Euseppi, FGC 2:10.41, 3. Jilliam Henriquez, FGC 2:10.70; SOFLO: 6. Christie Ann Lumsden 2:.18.05, time drop 2.07

200-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Florida C 1:46.97, 2. Florida A 1:48.95, 3. Florida B 1:50.41.
11-12, 1. FGC 1:53.70, 2. Florida A 1:55.45, 3. Florida B 1:58.71.
10-and-under, 1. FGC 2:08.85 (Gia Euseppi, Christie Ann Lumsden, Jilliam Henriquez, Penelope Lopez-Casula), 2. Florida A 2:09.85, 3. Florida B 2:12.22.

BOYS
200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joey Campagnola, FL 1:53.79, 2. George Gonzalez, FGC 1:54.00, 3. Louis Joos, FL 1:57.24; SOFLO: 14. Jaden Amores 2:06.35, time drop 1.65.

100-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. tie, Finn Zubero, FL 1:00.67 and Duy Vuong, FGC 1:00.67, 3. Christian Guettler, FL 1:00.88; SOFLO: 15. Connor Jimenez 1:06.02, 19. Joseph Blake-Natino 1:07.98, time drop 2.81 20. Ryan Harries 1:08.03, time drop 0.80.
10-and-under, 1. Davin Mathis, FL 1:09.96, 2. Leon Joos, FL 1:10.86, 3. Alden Davis, FL 1:11.60.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Andy Kravchenko, FL 21.21, 2. Walter Kueffer IV 22.06, 3. Cole Conlan, FL 22.26; SOFLO: 19. Juan Vallmitjana 24.77.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamilton, FGC 24.12, 2. Christian Guettler, FL 24.12, 3. Roger Moscote, FGC 24.37; SOFLO: 15. Connor Jimenez 26.43, time drop 0.05, 22. Joseph Blake-Natino 28.61, time drop 0.18.
10-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, FGC 26.98, time drop 0.20, 2. Matthew Shi, FL 27.17, 3. Davin Mathis, FL 27.48; SOFLO: 20. Toma Petkov 32.71.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Michael Gumino, FL 52.53, 2. Joey Campagnola, FL 52.73, 3. Cole Conlan, FL 52.87; SOFLO: 7. Jaden Amores 54.54, time drop 1.34.
11-12, 1. Roger Moscote, FGC 58.43, 2. Duy Vuong, FGC 58.69, 3. Liam Schermerhorn, FL 1:02.12.
10-and-under, 1. Ivan Fesenko, FL 1:09.25, 2. Max Hrach, FL 1:11.34, 3. Ian Estrada, FGC 1:12.36; SOFLO: 14. Toma Petkov 1:25.79.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, FGC 4:37.43, 2. Dillon Brigman, FL 4:39.90, 3. Kingsley Wickstrom, FL 4:43.92; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 4:51.68.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Caleb Stuhlmacher, FL 1:54.69, 2. Roger Moscote, FGC 1:55.32, 3. Felipe Alvarez, FGC 1:58.42.
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Shi, FL 2:05.27, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, FGC 2:11.15, 3. Porter DeBruin, FL 2:12.46.

200-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Florida A 1:37.75, 2. Florida B 1:38.61, 3. FGC A 1:38.93.
11-12, 1. Florida A 1:49.89, 2. FGC B 1:56.10 (Connor Jimenez, Joseph Blake-Natino, Felipe Alvarez, Trace Colton), 3. Florida B 1:56.13.
10-and-under, 1. Florida A 2:07.92, 2. FGC A 2:08.95 (Guillermo Mantilla, Eric Macedo, Luis Felipe Quingatuna, Christopher Chaison), 3. Florida B 2:10.28.

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

SOFLO’s Guillermo Mantilla Wins In Florida Gold Coast-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet Second Session


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 26, 2022—Guillermo Mantilla of South Florida Aquatic Club came up big for the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars during the second session of the 2022 Florida Gold Coast vs. Florida All-Star Meet Saturday morning at Indian River State College.

In an exciting race, Mantilla, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.41, just ahead of Florida Gold Coast teammate Eric Macedo in 2:31.55 and Florida Swimming’s Ivan Fesenko in 2:31.79. It was one of the closest races in meet history.

Mantilla also led off the second place 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:54.21 with Macedo, Aiden Goodwin and Christopher Chaison.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, was SOFLO’s girls top finisher, placing third in 1:22.93. She was also eighth in the 200 IM in 2:44.23. Teammate Elise Dinehart, 13, was fifth in the 400 IM in 4:54.04.

After two sessions, Florida Swimming remains in the lead for all three categories: Combined, 339-254; Boys, 166-107; and Girls, 143-129.

SATURDAY SESSION TWO RESULTS
TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Combined, Florida Swimming 339, FGC 254; Boys, Florida Swimming 166, FGC 107; Girls 143, FGC 129.
GIRLS
50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gia Euseppi, FGC 32.08, 2. Grace Panna, FL 32.31, 3. Julieta Stolk, FG 33.60; SOFLO: 15. Christie Ann Lumsden 37.57, time drop 0.42.
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, FG 28.90, 2. Thaomy Tran, FL 29.63, 3. Ava Wolfe, FG 29.98; SOFLO: 12. Laila Harran 32.05, 18. Jemma Baldwin 33.38.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, FL 57.82, 2. Caitlin Bartie, FL 59.48, 3. Ella Gotham, FL 1:00.02; SOFLO: 20. Jen Amores 1:03.48, 26. Lydia Smutny 1:06.65, 28. Amanda Grubbs 1:07.35, 31. Amelie Bicerne 1:09.10

100-yard freestyle
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, FGC 56.27, 2. Jilliam Henriquez, FGC 1:00.95, 3. Skylar Revere, FL 1:01.82.
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, FGC 54.89, 2. Alejandra Ordonez, FL 55.21, 3. Veronica Metz, FG 55.89; SOFLO: 23. Laila Harran 1:00.45, 29. Jemma Baldwin 1:02.63.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Olivia Moore, FL 1:53.06, 2. Cher Patrick, FL 1:58.01, 3. Taylor Schwenk, FL 1:58.27; SOFLO: 12. Lydia Smutny 2:02.49, time drop 6.33, 18. Jen Amores 2:03.92, 23. Amanda Grubbs 2:06.19, 24. Amelie Bicerne 2:08.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Hill, FL 1:21.55, 2. Amaya Ballesteros, FL 1:22.14, 3. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:22.93.
11-12, 1. Sarah Stegall, FL 1:09.59, 2. Tessa Broedell, FGC 1:11.38, 3. Allison Connors, FGC 1:12.07.
13-14, 1. Riley Leach, FL 1:07.18, 2. Blakely Hammel, FL 1:07.35, 3. Victoria Edgar, FL 1:08.62; SOFLO: 21. Elise Dinehart 1:15.50.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Penelope Lopez-Casula, FGC 2:24.51, 2. Jilliam Henriquez, FGC 2:32.69, 3. Makayla Hill, FL 2:32.96; SOFLO: 8. Christie Ann Lumsden 2:44.23.
11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller., FGC 2:16.26, 2. Izzy Riva, FL 2:19.39, 3. Madison Abinuman, FGC 2:22.09.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Riley Leach, FL 4:35.05, 2. Neala Klein, FL 4:38.72, 3. Aubrey Tuthill, FL 4:47.00; SOFLO: 5. Elise Dinehart 4:54.04.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC 1:51.43 (Penelope Lopez-Casula, Jameela Rashad, Jilliam Henriquez, Kira Perry), 2. FS 1:52.77, 3. FS 1:59.55.
11-12, 1. FGC 1:41.92, 2. FS 1:43.22, 3. FGC 1:45.05.
13-14, 1. FS 1:38.35, 2. FS 1:39.49, 3. FS 1:39.73.

BOYS
50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Davin Mathis, FL 32.70, 2. Porter DeBruin, FL 33.08, 3. Ricky Kaneaster, FL 33.70.
11-12, 1. Duy Vuong, FGC 28.23, 2. Kaden Kiefer, FL 28.92, 3. Connor Jimenez, FGC 29.44, time drop 0.18.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Andy Kravchenko, FL 51.79, 2. Joey Campagnola, FL 52.95, 3. Cole Conlan, FL 54.55; SOFLO: 8. Jaden Amores 56.22, time drop 1.15.

100-yard freestyle
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Shi, FL 57.78, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:00.34, 3. Christopher Chaison, FGC 1:00.83.
11-12, 1. Caleb Stuhlmacher, FL 53.05, 2. Roger Moscote, FGC 53.19, 3. Christian Guettler, FL 53.39; SOFLO: 24. Joseph Blake-Natino 1:00.89, time drop 0.82.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dillon Brigman, FL 1:47.38, 2. Walter Kueffer IV, FL 1:47.92, 3. Alex Malaj, FL 1:48.01; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 1:51.88, time drop 0.88.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Matthew Shi, FL 1:18.04, 2. Leon Joos, FL 1:18.75, 3. Eric Macedo, FG 1:22.58; SOFLO: 6. Toma Petkov 1:27.65, time drop 0.40.
11-12, 1. Christian Guettler, FL 1:07.69, 2. Finn Zubero, FL 1:07.83, 3. Charlie Russell, FL 1:11.23; SOFLO: 5. Joseph Blake-Natino 1:13.36, 10. Ryan Harries 1:15.11.
13-14, 1. Louis Joos, FL 58.56, 2. George Gonzalez, FGC 58.79, 3. Andy Kravchenko, FL 58.81.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 2:31.41, 2. Eric Macedo, FGC 2:31.55, 3. Ivan Fesenko, FL 2:31.79; SOFLO: 12. Toma Petkov 2:46.42, time drop 7.70.
11-12, 1. Duy Vuong, FGC 2:11.74, 2. Becket Menacho, FGC 2:16.63, 3. Charlie Russell, FL 2:17.15; SOFLO: 5. Connor Jimenez 2:17.92, time drop 0.22, 13. Ryan Harries 2:25.61.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. George Gonzalez, FGC 4:08.38, 2. Louis Joos, FL 4:11.24, 3. David Fishberg, FL 4:18.15; SOFLO: 8. Juan Vallmitjana 4:29.22, 10. Jaden Amores 4:33.02.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. FL 1:51.97, 2. FGC 1:54.21 (Guillermo Mantilla, Eric Macedo, Aiden Goodwin, Christopher Chaison), 3. FL 1:56.30.
11-12, 1. FL 1:37.49, 2. FGC 1:37.65, 3. FL 1:41.18.
13-14, 1. FL 1:26.81, 2. FGC 1:29.56, 3. FL 1:30.31.

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

California Bears Win NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming And Diving Championship; Florida’s Bobby Finke Wins; Miami’s Zach Cooper Second


By Sharon Robb
ATLANTA, March 26, 2022—California dethroned rival and defending champion Texas to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.

The Cal Bears won with 487.5 points followed by Texas with 436.5 and Florida with 374 points. Cal pulled away after scoring 53 points in the 200 backstroke for a comfortable margin of victory.

Cal has now won seven NCAA men’s titles, five under head coach Dave Durden. The Bears have finished in the top two every year except 2009 and 2009 and no lower than fourth in other seasons under Durden.

University of Florida senior and two-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke of St. Petersburg won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 14:22.08, the fifth fastest time ever and his second consecutive 1,650 NCAA title.

“I’ll be honest, that race was one of the sloppiest miles I’ve ever done, so I’m not really happy with how it went,” Finke said after the race. “I’m glad I got the win and the points for the Gators, but individually, I don’t think it’s the best performance I could have had.”

University of Miami senior diver Zach Cooper was second on 10-meter platform with 443.05 points just behind Purdue freshman Tyler Downs with 447.20. Cooper missed his sixth dive and had to settle for second. Florida junior Leonardo Garcia was fourth with 406.05.

In other individual events:

Cal sophomore Destin Lasco, fastest morning qualifier, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:37.71 and was his team’s only individual winner on the final night.

LSU junior sprinter Brooks Curry won the 100-yard freestyle in 40.84 to complete his sweep.

Arizona State freshman Leon Marchand won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:48.20 just ahead of Minnesota’s Max McHugh in 1:48.76 for his second title of the meet.

Brendan Burns of Indiana won the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:38.71, ahead of Georgia’s Luca Urlando in 1:38.82 to become the first Indiana swimmer to win the event since 1973 when Gary Hall Sr. did it. Before that it was Mark Spitz in 1971 and 1972. It was Burns first NCAA title.

In a thrilling final event, Texas, buoyed by anchor Danny Krueger, won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 2:46.03 ahead of Arizona State in 2:46.40 and California in 2:46.42.

ESPNU will air a two-hour show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. Links can be found on WatchESPN or at the Championship Central webpage.

The official website for the men’s championship is http://www.ncaa.com/championships/swimming-men/d1. As the host institution, Georgia Tech’s website also has Championship Central.

The DI Men’s Swimming & Diving Program can be viewed at http://www.NCAA.com/gameprograms. The program is free to view and can be downloaded and printed.

SATURDAY RESULTS
TEAM TOTALS:
1. California 487.5, 2. Texas 436.5, 3. Florida 374, 4. N.C. State 291, 5. Indiana 265, 6. Arizon State 236, 7. Stanford 231, 8. Georgia 194, 9. Ohio State 165, 10. Virginia 154.5, 23. University of Miami 31.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Bobby Finke, UF 14:22.28, time drop 5.42, 2. Will Gallant, NC State 14:31.34, 3. Ross Dant, NC State 14:31.72.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Destin Lasco, CAL 1:37.71, 2. Carson Foster, TEX 1:38.77, 3. Daniel Carr, CAL 1:39.06, 4. Kieran Smith, UF 1:39.39.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Brooks Curry, LSU 40.84, 2. Bjorn Seeliger, CAL 41.00, 3. Andrei Minakov, STAN 41.09.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Leon Marchand, ASU 1:48.20, 2. Max McHugh, MINN 1:48.76, 3. Matt Fallon, PENN 1:49.16.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Brendan Burns, IU 1:38.71, 2. Luca Urlando, UGA 1:38.82, 3. Nicolas Albiero, LOU 1:38.88.

Platform diving: 1. Tyler Downs, PUR 447.20, 2. Zach Cooper, UM 443.05, 3. Bryden Hattie, TENN 418.70, 4. Leonardo Garcia, UF 406.05.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Texas 2:46.03 (Drew Kibler, Cameron Auchinachie, Caspar Corbeau, Danny Krueger), 2. Arizona State 2:46.40, 3. California 2:46.42, 6. Florida 2:47.39 (Adam Chaney, Eric Friese, Macguire McDuff, Kieran Smith), 17. Florida State 2:50.99.

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