Martin, Pelaez Double Winners Again In Third Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite

By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 22, 2022–For the second day in a row, Erika Pelaez and Dario Martin each won two events at the FIU Spring Invite Sunday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:22.86, dropping 0.01 and 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:45.86, dropping 8.27.

On Saturday, she won the 100 breaststroke (1:16.54) and 200 butterfly (2:20.85). She scratched from the 400 IM and 400 freestyle.

Martin, 17, of Olympus Swim Club won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:04.01, dropping 3.34 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:25.70.

On Saturday, Martin won the 200 butterfly (2:07.15) and 400 IM (4:40.19).

SOFLO had 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in the two 12-and-under sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

SOFLO also had 99 other swimmers compete in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results have not posted.


200-meter individual medley: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:22.86, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 2:26.12, 3. Eriana Temperino, GPA 2:29.05.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:10.66, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 1:11.88, 3. Hannah Webb, MCDA 1:16.82.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 58.48, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 1:00.03, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:00.15.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:45.86, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:46.68, 3. Annamarie Munroe, UN 2:59.91.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:04.24, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 1:04.38, 3. Anelis Roque, GPA 1:04.78.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Ryan Flynn, GPA 4:44.20, 2. Sophie Hampson, GPA 4:44.89, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, EA 5:05.00.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:14.16, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:16.28, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:22.09.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:04.01, 2. Richard Navarro, MAC 1:06.25, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 1:06.57.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 54.51, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 56.30, 3. Marco Aurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 57.79.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:25.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:32.09, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:32.49.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 1:00.90, 2. Luis Salazar, HSC 1:03.35, 3. Dylan Ferguson, UN 1:03.65.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 4:29.42, 2. Robert Alvarez, MAC 4:29.49, 3. Liam Lesentier, EA 4:37.41.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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