Barrizonte, Martin, McVeigh Lead SOFLO At Lightning Firecracker BC Meet


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, July 2, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing Friday night at the Lightning Firecracker BC Meet at Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center.

Mikhel Martin, 13, was a girls’ double winners. Martin won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 32.19, dropping 2.04 seconds and 100-yard butterfly in 1:13.14.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, won the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 18.64, dropping 4.07 seconds. She was also third, fourth and fifth in her other events, all with best times.

Dylan McVeigh, 12, led the boys with one win, one second and two thirds with three best times. McVeigh won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 36.34, dropping 1.05 seconds.

Santiago Zuluaga, 7, won the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 25.27, dropping 2.42 seconds. He was second in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 22.00, dropping 0.15. He also had two ninths and one other best time in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Ayden Otero, 15, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 25.63, dropping 5.67 seconds. He was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 56.72, dropping 9.92. He also took two thirds, both with best times.

Benjamin Liss, 12, was second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 31.03 dropping 2.35 and second in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:22.29, dropping 6.22. He also had a third and fifth place, both with best times.

Michael Barber, 10, was second in the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:29.16, dropping 1.72. He also had two third and one fifth in all best times.

SOFLO had 40 swimmers (21 boys and 19 girls) compete in 155 individual events looking for one or more qualifying times.

SOFLO and host Lake Lytal Lightning headed a large Florida Gold Coast field that also included Pine Crest Swimming, Gulliver Swim Club, TS Aquatics, Tsunami Swim Team, PAQ, St. Andrew’s Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Swim Fort Lauderdale, FAST, Boca Raton Swim Team and Swim Fast.

The meet was a combination 8-and-under Sizzler and 9-and-over BC meet, a last chance qualifier for the BB Championships.

The Florida Gold Coast BB Championships are July 8-10 at Ransom Everglades for south teams and Boca Raton High School for north teams.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 18.64, time drop 4.07, 2. Maddie Asencio, SAS 20.33, 4. Niayellie Damus, LLL 21.32.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Katherine Polazzi, PCS 21.42, 2. Reign Belzer, WOW 22.56, 3. Sofia Alvarez, WOW 24.12, 5. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 26.27, time dop 0.33.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Katherine Polazzi, PCS 25.57, 2. Kaylin Ortner, SFTL 26.32, 3. Reign Belzer, WOW 28.12, 4. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 30.71, time drop 2.80.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 25.31, 2. Katherine Polazzi, PCS 26.33, 3. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 26.72, time drop 1.74.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Katherine Polazzi, PCS 40.91, 2. Mariana Cuesta, GRSC 41.73, 3. Julie Miksik, SAS 41.78.
10-and-under, 1. Aliyana Ordunez, SAS 32.96, 2. Uliana Antonyan, WOW 33.61, 3. Brynn Howell, WOW 34.49
11-12, 1. Siena Rose Evert, SAS 30.00, 2. Lana Zapanta, LLL 30.48, 3. Sienna Kourjakian, SAS 30.95, 4. Mariana Wade, SOFLO 31.09, time drop 12.03.
13-14, 1. Christia Nichols, TSA 27.70, 2. Erika Bello, LLL 29.18, 3. Lauren Avila, GRSC 30.30.
15-and-over, 1. Rwani Ceballos, TSA 30.24, 2. Marlie Leonard, LLL 35.77, 3. Hailey Quinn, TSU 37.93.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Uliana Antonyan, WOW 38.51, 2. Aliyana Ordunez, SAS 39.11, 3. Brynn Howell, WOW 43.24, 6. Ellie Phan, SOFLO 45.19.
11-12, 1. Kiana Young, LLL 33.68, 2. Skyla McDowell, TSU 35.45, 3. Siena Rose Evert, SAS 36.00, 4. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 37.19, time drop 1.92.
13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 32.19, time drop 2.04, 2. Avery Gammons, LLL 32.37, 3. Morgan Thomas, TSA 32.76.
15-and-over, 1. Alyssa Schultz, PAQ 34.96.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sage Shach, WOW 1:22.12, 2. Hannah Goracy, PCS 1:36.53, 3. Karmina Cartwright, TSU 1:37.67.
11-12, 1. Kiana Young, LLL 1:11.61, 2. Amyrah Pottierre, TSA 1:19.13, 3. Cami Arrue, SAS 1:20.41, 4. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 1:21.82.
13-14, 1. Madelynn Wood, LLL 1:10.26, 2. Missy Barranco, GRSC 1:10.72, 3. Aubrey Hiller, LLL 1:13.59.
15-and-over, 1. Melanie Manzano, LLL 1:09.83, 2. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 1:10.85, 3. Alyssa Schultz, PAQ 1:14.49.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Aliyana Ordunez, SAS 43.69, 2. Sage Shach, WOW 46.28, 3. Leala Reese, FAST 47.23, 4. Gabriela Ekht, SOFLO 47.97, time drop 2.76.
11-12, 1. Sienna Kourjakian, SAS 38.34, 2. Lana Zapanta, LLL 38.45, 3. Kiana Young, LLL 39.31.
13-14, 1. Sophia Francisco, BR 42.76, 2. Mikaella Martinez, SOFLO 45.46, 3. Evangelina Ostrovskaya, SFTL 47.08.
15-and-over, 1. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 37.10, 2. Gracie Auld, LLL 38.71, 3. Hailey Quinn, TSU 49.06.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Leala Reese, FAST 1:43.90, 2. Sara Cuesta, GRSC 1:47.07, 3. Sofia Kourjakian, SAS 2:07.16.
11-12, 1. Kiana Young, LLL 1:22.77, 2. Lana Zapanta, LLL 1:23.65, 3. Sienna Kourjakian, SAS 1:25.06.
13-14, 1. Madelynn Wood, LLL 1:20.52, 2. Avery Gammons, LLL 1:20.88, 3. Aubrey Hiller, LLL 1:21.64.
15-and-over, 1. Teryn Henry, TSA 1:28.50, 2. Raquel Uittenbogaard-Vilas, TSA 1:29.05, 3. Melanie Manzano, LLL 1:31.34.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Sage Shach, WOW 1:23.58, 2. Uliana Antonyan, WOW 1:26.93, 3. Karen Iino, SOFLO 1:33.26, time drop 4.57, 5. Stephanie Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:36.87, time drop 0.09.
11-12, 1. Sienna Kourjakian, SAS 1:17.24, 2. Siena Rose Evert, SAS 1:17.25, 3. Mariana Wotfe, SOFLO 1:21.36, time drop 4.29, 4. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 1:22.46, time drop 5.25.
13-14, 1. Venice Guyett, PCS 1:09.11, 2. Avery Gammons, LLL 1:09.44, 3. Madelyn Wood, LLL 1:09.71.
15-and-over, 1. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 1:08.18, 2. Alyssa Schultz, PCS 1:17.41, 3. Gracie Auld, LLL 1:18.01.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Sage Shach, WOW 36.59, 2. Brynn Howell, WOW 39.98, 3. Hannah Goracy, PCS 40.23, 4. Ellie Phan, SOFLO 43.42, time drop 1.37, 6. Karen Iino, SOFLO 44.56, time drop 5.69.
11-12, 1. Gabriela Candelaria, GRSC 36.18, 2. Nailah Navratil, FAST 37.05, 3. Sofia Martinez, SOFLO 37.66, time drop 4.64.
13-14, 1. Madelynn Wood, LLL 29.95, 2. Avery Gammons, LLL 29.97, 3. Aubrey Hiller, LLL 30.14.
15-and-over, 1. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 29.94, 2. Melanie Manzano, LLL 31.55, 3. Rwani Ceballos, TSA 32.64.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Aliyana Ordunez, SAS 1:14.25, 2. Uliana Antonyan, WOW 1:16.27, 3. Aida Petrovskaia, SFTL 1:17.58.
11-12, 1. Amyrah Pottierre, TSA 1:05.45, 2. Mariana Wotfe, SOFLO 1:08.46, time drop 4.41, 3. Nailah Navrati, FAST 1:10.33.
13-14, 1. Christia Nicholas, TSA 55.23, 2. Erika Bello, LLL 1:04.08, 3. Missy Barranco, GRSC 1:04.22.
15-and-over, 1. Rwani Ceballos, TSA 1:07.58, 2. Raquel Uittenbogaard-Vilas, TSA 1:08.79, 3. Marlie Leonard, LLL 1:26.14.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Leala Reese, FAST 1:39.64.
11-12, 1. Eden Tiscione, WOW 1:14.13, 2. Skyla McDowell, TSU 1:19.22, 3. Abigail Pierre, TSA 1:31.15.
13-14, 1. Mikhel Martin, SOFLO 1:13.14, 2. Anna Davis, LLL 1:18.44, 3. Emi Romanczuk, SAS 1:19.28.
15-and-over, 1. Melanie Manzano, LLL 1:19.73, 2. Gracie Auld, LLL 1:21.08, 3. Alyssa Schultz, PAQ 1:23.43.

BOYS
25-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. William Batson, SFTL 17.13, 2. Max Finkelman, PCS 21.14, 3. Nicholas Pogrebenko, SAS 21.50.

25-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Vaskovtsev, SAS 21.20, 2. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 22.00, time drop 0.15, 3. Sebastian Wood, LLL 22.29.

25-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Santiago Zuluaga, SOFLO 25.27, time drop 2.42, 2. Mark Kuleshov, SAS 25.33, 3. Enrico Giangiulio, LLL 26.52.

25-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Vaskovtsev, SAS 20.51, 2. Sebastian Wood, LLL 23.26, 3. Liam Black, BR 23.54.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Vaskovtsev, SAS 35.46, 2. Ethan Schmidt, SAS 36.21, 3. Mark Kuleshov, SAS 39.58.
10-and-under, 1. Valentin Alvarez, WOW 34.51, 2. Calum Bass, SFTL 35.07, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 35.20, 5. Sean Tee 35.59, time drop 2.54.
11-12, 1. Ivan Rodriguez, WOW 30.45, 2. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 31.03, time drop 2.35, . Serge Peshkou, TSA 31.54.
13-14, 1. Gabriel Bacig, PAQ 25.08, 2. Hunter Pradines, FAST 27.23, 3. Matias Cardona, TSI 27.32.
15-and-over, 1. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 25.63, time drop 5.67, 2. Nikita Galkin, PAQ 25.67, 3. Uriah Campbell, TSA 25.77.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Samuel Ramos, GRSC 41.08, 2. Tim Sorokin, SAS 41.74, 3. Ethan Schmidt, SAS 43.42.
11-12, 1. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 35.34, time drop 1.05, 2. Oliver Bekesi, LLL 37.66, 3. Nicolas Cuffe, SFTL 38.77.
13-14, 1. Cash Vinas, PAQ 35.21, 2. Hernandez Perez, TSA 37.20, 3. Arthur Meneghin, TSU 38.68, 4. Asher Labbe, SOFLO 41.56.
15-and-over, 1. Sheldon Win, PAQ 25.41, 2. John Ima, TSU 37.70, 3. Max Fernandez, LLL 39.33.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Calum Bass, SFTL 1:24.96, 2. Bryce Powers, SAS 1:25.91, 3. Timber Wright, SF 1:26.63, 5. Michael Barber 1:29.33, time drop 4.98.
11-12, 1. Zacc Carrera, SF 1:24.34, 2. Cooper Howell, WOW 1:25.19, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:34.95.
13-14, 1. Xyen Walker, TSA 1:06.83, 2. Gabriel Bacig, PAQ 1:07.44, 3. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 1:08.31, 5. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1:09.97, time drop 7.66.
15-and-over, 1. Sebastian Balfour, LLL 1:07.42, 2. Noel Marzan, TSA 1:08.61, 3. Gabriel Navarro, GRSC 1:14.05.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Levi Vilson, WOW 47.65, 2. Brian Mutuliga, TSU 47.77, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 47.82, time drop 0.92, 6. Sean Tee, SOFLO 48.66, time drop 2.38.
11-12, 1. David Bishai, LLL 40.11, 2. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 41.03, time drop 1.92, 3. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 41.44, time drop 3.56.
13-14, 1. Cash Vinas, PAQ 35.85, 2. Zac Bricher, TSA 37.24, 3. Everhart Fergus, WOW 37.39, 6. Adrian Sowma, SOFLO 43.97, time drop 1.43.
15-and-over, 1. Sheldon Win, PAQ 28.60, 2. Kevin Melo, PAQ 30.35, 3. Tyson Elliott, WOW 30.96, 4. Aditya Kapadia, SOFLO 33.56, time drop 1.35.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Timber Wright, SF 1:42.34, 2. Levi Vilson, WOW 1:44.55, 3. Calum Bass, SFTL 1:46.64.
11-12, 1. Oliver Fergus, WOW 1:19.70, 2. Vincent Elliott, WOW 1:22.48, 3. Nicky Diaz, SF 1:29.27.
13-14, 1. Thomas Ramos, GRSC 1:14.54, 2. Kavon Clarke, SFTL 1:17.01, 3. Jorge Aguila, SAS 1:17.50, 4. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1:20.18, time drop 6.63.
15-and-over, 1. Noel Marzan, TSA 1:12.29, 2. Sebastian Balfour, LLL 1:17.63, 3. Vinicus Camargo, TSU 1:19.64.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Enzo Morabito, SAS 1:28.68, 2. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:29.16, time drop 1.72, 3. Samuel Ramos, GRSC 1:30.75, 5. Sean Tee, SOFLO 1:34.72, time drop 2.22.
11-12, 1. Andrey Pelykh, PCS 1:05.81, 2. Benjamin Liss, SOFLO 1:22.29, time drop 6.22, 3. Oliver Bekesi, LLL 1:22.30.
13-14, 1. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 1:06.08, 2. Logan Wurtz, LLL 1:08.85, 3. Jorge Aguila, SAS 1:09.13, 4. Justin Campos, SOFLO 1:10.49, time drop 2.49.
15-and-over, 1. Sheldon Win, PAQ 55.45, 2. Kevin Melo, PAQ 1:02.91, 3. Sebastian Balfour, LLL 1:05.78, 7. Aditya Kapadia, SOFLO 1:11.08, time drop 4.80.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Samuel Ramos, GRSC 39.46, 2. Enzo Morabito, SAS 40.38, 3. Timber Wright, SF 40.75.
11-12, 1. Ivan Rodriguez, WOW 32.96, 2. Nicolas Cuffe, SFTL 36.36, 3. Bo Howell, WOW 37.31, 4. David Gonzalez, SOFLO 44.86, time drop 2.31.
13-14, 1. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 29.08, 2. Jacob Wagner, LLL 29.84, 3. Everhart Fergus, WOW 30.14, 5. Alexander Rahman, SOFLO 32.77, time drop 0.47.
15-and-over, 1. Sheldon Win, PAQ 24.91, 2. Kevin Melo, PAQ 27.45, 3. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 27.67, time drop 4.90.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Valentin Alvarez, WOW 1:18.46, 2. Lucas Barnard, SFTL 1:19.62, 3. Sean Tee, SOFLO 1:20.60, time drop 7.45.
11-12, 1. Bo Howell, WOW 1:02.98, 2. Ivan Rodriguez, WOW 1:08.13, 3. Dylan McVeigh, SOFLO 1:09.92, time drop 4.50, 5. Benjamin Liss 1:10.16, time drop 7.52.
13-14, 1. Gabriel Bacig, PAQ 57.07, 2. Zac Bricher, TSA 59.10, 3. Jacob Wagner, LLL 59.72, 4. Alexander Rahman, SOFLO 1:00.52, time drop 1.44.
15-and-over, 1. Lorenzo Luvizetto, PAQ 56.59, 2. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 56.72, time drop 56.72, time drop 9.92, 3. Nikita Galkin, PAQ 57.50.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bryce Powers, SAS 1:21.04, 2. Timber Wright, SF 1:27.10, 3. Brian Mutuliga, TSU 1:36.19.
11-12, 1. Oliver Fergus, WOW 1:07.64, 2. Ivan Rodriguez, WOW 1:19.46, 3. David Bishai, LLL 1:20.64.
13-14, 1. Gabriel Bacig, PAQ 1:01.23, 2. Kavon Clarke, SFTL 1:03.20, 3. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 1:04.79.
15-and-over, 1. Sebastian Balfour, LLL 1:01.15, 2. Kevin Melo, PAQ 1:02.85, 3. Ayden Otero, SOFLO 1:04.03, time drop 5.99.

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