SOFLO Dominates Second Session Of PST-SOFLO Dual Meet


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, May 6, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing against Plantation Swim Team during the second session of the two-day dual meet Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

After two sessions, SOFLO leads Plantation Swim Team in the boys’ competition, 686-529 and girls’ competition, 833-328.

Seventy percent of SOFLO’s swimmers turned in at least one best time.

The most impressive time drop was in the 800-meter freestyle by SOFLO’s Matt McVeigh, 14, finishing second in 10 minutes, 41.34 seconds, dropping 1:04.38 off his previous best of 11:45.72. It was his third best time of the meet.

Among SOFLO’s multi-event winners were:

Catalina Akpabio, 9, won the 50-meter butterfly, 51.37; 50-meter backstroke, best time 53.16; 50-meter breaststroke, 59.17, best time; and 50-meter freestyle.

Gabriel Ferrer, 9, won the 50-meter butterfly, best time 47.01; 50-meter backstroke, 46.76; and 50-meter freestyle, best time 40.65.

Jenesys Amores, 13, 50-meter butterfly, best time 32.64; 50-meter backstroke, 35.24; 800-meter freestyle, 10:09.02.

Jianna Amores, 11, 50-meter butterfly, best time 32.94; 50-meter freestyle, best time 31.33.

Gabriella DeLuna, 15, 50-meter butterfly, 32.56; 50-meter backstroke, 35.42; and 50-meter breaststroke, best time 38.40.

Natalie Gembicki, 17, 50-meter butterfly, best time 31.01; 50-meter breaststroke, best time 38.86; and 50-meter freestyle, 28.55.

Ryan Harries, 12, 50-meter butterfly, best time 34.92; 50-meter breaststroke, 40.52; and 50-meter freestyle, 31.17.

SOFLO has 139 swimmers (71 girls, 68 boys) entered in 721 events and 32 relay teams for four relays.

The meet concludes on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. with the remainder of the events including relays.

Spectators are allowed in a designated area. Spectators will be charged a $5 entrance fee (cash only).

PST-SOFLO 50s
GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 51.37, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 56.85, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 57.17, time drop 5.15.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 36.45, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 40.79, time drop 1.41, 3. Devy Otero, SOFLO 47.98, time drop 1.80.
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 32.94, time drop 0.93, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 34.71, time drop 0.39, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.14, time drop 0.97.
12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 34.66, time drop 0.22, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 35.21, time drop 0.03, 3. Laila Harran, SOFLO 36.14, time drop 1.46.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 32.64, time drop 1.27, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 32.88, time drop 0.22, 3. Caitlyn Britto, PST 39.37.
14, 1. Paola Escobar, PST 33.18, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 33.87, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 35.46, time drop 0.53.
15, 1. Gabriela DeLuna, SOFLO 32.56, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 35.55, 3. Camryn Britto, PST 36.32.
16-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 31.01, time drop 4.12, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 32.19, 3. Nicol Bellardi, PST 32.62.

50-meter backstroke:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 53.16, time drop 4.16, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 57.17, 3. Anna Guerrero, SOFLO 59.53.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 38.50, 2. Devy Otero, SOFLO 49.64, time drop 0.07, 3. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 50.30, time drop 0.36.
11, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 38.59, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 39.18, 3. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 40.12.
12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 35.49, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 35.58, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 37.09.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 35.24, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 38.37, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 42.99.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 36.71, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 38.80, 3. Paola Escobar, PST 39.37.
15-16, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 35.42, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 36.41, 3. Isabella Bello, PST 38.41.
17-and-over, 1. Nicol Bellardi, PST 33.99, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 35.27, 3. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 36.27.

800-meter freestyle:
11, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 10:20.18, 2. Anna Finneran, PST 11:15.10.
12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 10:29.79, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 10:46.49.
13, 1. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 10:09.02, 2. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 10:26.87.
14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 10:13.65, 2. Georgina Henriquez, PST 10:40.51, 3. Tania Mantilla, SOFLO 11:05.27.
15-16, 1. Alexis Christensen, PST 10:16.53, 2. Cali Harries, SOFLO 11:13.38, 3. Cameron Corbett, PST 11:19.38.

50-meter breaststroke:
9, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 59.17, time drop 3.19, 2. Savanna Alonso, PST 1:03.81.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, PST 47.85, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 50.74, 3. Devy Otero, SOFLO 53.03, time drop 0.28.
11, 1. Didia Miccolis, SOFLO 46.25, time drop 2.17, 2. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 46.68, time drop 1.42, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 47.51, time drop 0.80.
12, 1. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 42.79, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 43.38, 3. Sophie Szutkowski, SOFLO 43.69, time drop 2.36.
13, 1. Amanda Grubbs, SOFLO 45.12, 2. Jaimie Nolan, PST 45.25, 3. Jenesys Amores, SOFLO 47.41.
14, 1. Paola Escobar, PST 39.22, 2. Chloe Cupid, PST 44.93, 3. Haley Garcia, SOFLO 45.52.
15-16, 1. Gabriela DeLuna, SOFLO 38.40, 2. Mia Gelin, PST 41.12, 3. Natalia Sibug, PST 41.51.
17-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 38.86, time drop 0.01, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 39.51, 3. Nicol Bellardi, SOFLO 40.26.

50-meter freestyle:
9-and-under, 1. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 43.84, 2. Mia Rop, SOFLO 48.59, 3. Savanna Alonso, SOFLO 48.87.
10, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, SOFLO 32.29, time drop 0.06, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 37.19, 3. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 43.23.
11, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 31.33, time drop 0.21, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 31.35, time drop 0.61, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 31.48, time drop 2.08.
12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 30.50, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 31.46, time drop 0.12, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 32.09, time drop 0.12.
13, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 31.70, 2. Caitlyn Britto, PST 34.43, time drop 0.60, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 35.59.
14, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, SOFLO 29.10, 2. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 30.48, 3. Sarah Bedoya, SOFLO 31.07.
15-16, 1. Mia Gelin, PST 30.06, 2. Alexis Christensen, PST 30.27, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 30.90.
17-and-over, 1. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 28.55, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 29.21, 3. Nicol Bellardi, PST 29.98.

BOYS
50-meter butterfly:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 47.01, time drop 3.85, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 49.94.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 37.44, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 39.98, time drop 1.14, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 46.81, time drop 4.23.
11, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOIFLO 35.82, time drop 0.52, 2. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 35.92, time drop 0.29, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 37.86.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 34.92, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 35.37, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 39.68, time drop 0.55.
13, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 28.94, 2. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 32.88, time drop 0.27, 3. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLFO 33.24, time drop 1.59.
14, 1. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 31.19, time drop 2.33, 2. Barron Tate, PST 31.39, 3. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 31.40, time drop 1.96.
15, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 27.80, time drop 0.99, 2. Mario Granizo, PST 28.42, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 28.51.
16-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 26.40, 2. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 27.27, time drop 0.16, 3. Andres Teran Santos, PST 28.70.

50-meter backstroke:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 46.76, 2. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 48.47, time drop 3.82, 3. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 51.07.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 39.58, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 43.70, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 46.52, time drop 13.27.
11, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 37.58, time drop 0.75, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 38.19, 3. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 40.21, time drop 1.68.
12, 1. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 36.11, time drop 0.82, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 37.51, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 38.44.
13, 1. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 33.59, 2. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 34.10, 3. Adrian Rendon, SOFLO 35.41.
14, 1. Barron Tate, PST 34.65, 2. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 34.71, time drop 1.14, 3. Tristan Dons, SOFLO 34.84.
15-16, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 31.21, 2. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 31.81, 3. Andres Teran Santos, PST 32.25.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 29.99, 2. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 30.01, 3. Daniel Fiallo, PST 34.89.

800-meter freestyle:
11, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 10:23.14.
12, 1. Benjamin Cupid, PST 10:27.44.
13, 1. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 10:29.43.
14, 1. John Crobett, PST 10:32.3, 2. Matt McVeigh, OFLO 10:41.34, time drop 1:04.38.
15-16, 1. Gabriel Tortola, PST 8:57.27, 2. Mario Granizo, PST 9:27.93, 3. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 9:34.48.
17-and-over, 1. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 9:10.50, 2. Josue Paiz, PST 9:59.14.

50-meter breaststroke:
9-and-under, 1. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 51.89, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 54.85, 3. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 59.91, time drop 3.79.
10, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 47.25, 2. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 53.74, time drop 6.77, 3. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 53.78.
11, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 46.60, 2. Julian Sibug, PST 46.91, 3. Rocco Herran, PST 50.99.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 40.52, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 44.59, 3. Dmitrii Berezin, SOFLO 47.67, time drop 0.53.
13, 1. Joseph-Blake Natino, SOFLO 37.92, time drop 0.29, 2. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 38.50, time drop 0.78, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 38.53.
14, 1. Adriano Corrieri, PST 34.46, 2. Barron Tate, PST 35.42, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 36.88.
15-16, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 31.57, 2. Emanuel Cuarta, PST 32.22, 3. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 35.38.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 33.44, 2. Jose Robles, PST 33.99, 3. Wisthon Rendon, SOFLO 36.30.

50-meter freestyle:
9-and-under, 1. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 40.65, time drop 0.09, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 43.49, 3. Ian Ibarra, SOFLO 44.86, time drpp 4.46.
10, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, PST 34.26, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 35.91, time drop 0.77, 3. Elias Akpabio, SOFLO 41.73, time drop 3.34.
11, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 31.60, 2. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 31.67, time drop 1.38, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 31.74, time drop 0.76.
12, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 31.17, 2. Nomar Alvarez, PST 32.92, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 33.32.
13, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, PST 28.98, 2. Aleksander Chaussky, SOFLO 29.54, time drop 0.14, 3. Alex Viazmetinov, PST 29.71.
14, 1. Barron Tate, PST 27.40, 2. Adriano Corrieri, PST 27.61, 3. Javier Guardia, PST 28.23.
15-16, 1. Alex Kalil Mansur, PST 25.63, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 26.20, 3. Juan Orjuela, PST 26.59.
17-and-over, 1. Renato Herran, PST 24.71, 2. Karl-Wilson Aimable, PST 25.79, 3. Jose Robles, PST 26.48.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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