SOFLO’s Lumsden Wins Title; Ransom Everglades Relay Breaks FGC Record; SOFLO Boys Lead, Girls Second At Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb
STUART, July 15, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club leads the boys team standings and is second among girls teams after second day action at the 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

The boys team leads with 112.5 points followed by St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 104 and defending champion Metro Aquatics with 84.

Defending champion SOFLO girls are second with 106 points behind St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 154.5. Wahoos of Wellington are third with 105.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, won SOFLO’s first JO title of the meet in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:26.02, dropping 6.47 seconds off her previous best. Lumsden was also second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:51.01, also a best time dropping 10.62 and dipping below 3 minutes for the first time.

SOFLO’s top boys’ finishers were Derek Hau and Juan Vallmitjana.

Hau, 14, was second in the 50-meter freestyle in a best time 26.04, dropping 0.74. He was also sixth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:12.00 with a time drop 1.22.

Vallmitjana, 13, was second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:53.49, dropping 18.94, dipping below 5 minutes.

Other top six finishers were:

Laila Harran, 12, 100-meter backstroke, third, 1:12.49, time drop 5.68; 50-meter freestyle, fourth, 29.28, time drop 1.22; 200 IM, sixth 2:44.46, time drop 2.48.

Toma Petkov, 10, 100-meter breaststroke, third, 1:39.68.

Ethan Phan, 10, 100 breaststroke, fourth, 1:41.63, time drop 0.54; 200 IM, fifth, 3:04.04, time drop 3.38.

Mackenzie McPherson, 12, 200-meter IM, fourth, 2:42.65, time drop 4.16.

Jenesys Amores, 13, 100-meter backstroke, fifth, 1:10.66, time drop 2.07.

Lydia Smutny, 13, 400 IM, fifth, 5:24.33.

Noah Mejias, 11, 100-meter breaststroke, fifth 1:25.66, time drop 4.19; 200 IM, fifth 2:40.27, time drop 2.93.

Jianna Amores, 11, 100-meter backstroke, sixth, 1:14.88, time drop 4.37.

Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, 10, 100-meter breaststroke, sixth, 1:42.36, time drop 4.81.

David Valdiviezo, 12, 100-meter backstroke, sixth, 1:15.10, time drop 3.44.

SOFLO’s top girls relay was the 13-14 400-meter freestyle relay, third in 4:11.38 with Amanda Grubbs, Elise Dinehart, Jenesys Amores and Katelyn Gembicki.

SOFLO’s top boys relay was the 11-12 400-meter freestyle relay third in 4:24.51 with Guillermo Mantilla, David Valdiviezo, Eric Ferrer and Ethan Hall.

Ransom Everglades Aquatic Club broke the Florida Gold Coast age group record in the boys’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:46.87 with Nohan Gomez, Andy Serrano-Pena, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera and Jake Kotz-Agramonte. It was the first FGC JO record and first gold medal in club history. The time is ranked sixth in the nation.

SOFLO has one of its largest contingents with 64 qualified swimmers (33 boys, 31 girls) in 274 individual events and relays.

At last summer’s JOs, SOFLO won the girls team title with 262 points ahead of Metro Aquatics with 234. SOFLO boys’ team finished second with 246.50 behind Metro Aquatics with 346 points. Metro Aquatics won the combined team title with 610 points. Defending champion SOFLO was second with 546.50.

The meet is being co-hosted by Martin County, Florida Gold Coast Swimming, Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club for the sixth time.

FRIDAY RESULTS
BOYS TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 112.5, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 104, 3. Metro Aquatics 84, 4. Ransom Everglades 51.5, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 50, 6. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 44, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 39, 8. tie, Plantation Swim Team, Swim Fort Lauderdale 35, 10. North Palm Beach 27.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 154.5, 2. SOFLO 106, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 105, 4. Jupiter Dragons 78, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 59, 6. North Palm Beach 36.5, 7. Coral Springs Swim Club 33, 8. Metro Aquatics 32, 9. Midtown Weston 23, 10. tie, Plantation Swim Team, Lake Lytal Lightning 20.
GIRLS
200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. St. Andrew’s 2:12.96, 5. SOFLO A 2:22.39 (Valentina Remmele, Joanna Valdiviezo, Varvara Dmitrova, Christie Ann Lumsden).

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Jupiter 4:23.80, 4. SOFLO A 4:32.02 (Jemma Baldwin, Mackenzie McPherson, Jianna Amores, Laila Harran), 13. SOFLO B 4:33.94 (Gianna Martin, Saree Young, Sofia Gomez, Ellie Jackson).
13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 4:10.45, 3. SOFLO A 4:11.38 (Amanda Grubbs, Elise Dinehart, Jenesys Amores, Katelyn Gembicki), 11. SOFLO B 4:18.87 (Tania Mantilla, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo, Sarah Vasquez).

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Julieta Stolk, SAS 1:21.21.
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JUP 1:09.12; SOFLO: 3. Laila Harran 1:12.49, time drop 5.68, 6. Jianna Amores 1:14.88, time drop 4.37, 8. Sofia Gomez 1:15.69, time drop 1.92, 9. Saree Young 1:15.96, time drop 0.76.
13-14, 1. Julianna Bell, FAST 1:07.22; SOFLO: 5. Jenesys Amores 1:10.66, time drop 2.07.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:26.02, time drop 6.47.
11-12, 1. Layla Bleakley, NPB 1:21.22; SOFLO: 7. Gianna Martin, 1:27.47, time drop 5.50.
13-14, 1. Ekaterina Malyshev, WOW 1:15.07.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, SAS 31.57.
11-12, 1. Allison Kelly, JUP 28.16; SOFLO: 4. Laila Harran 29.28, time drop 1.22.
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.28; SOFLO: 10. Katelyn Gembicki 29.02.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Wendy La Pietra, SAS 2:48.02; SOFLO: 2. Christie Ann Lumsden 2:51.01, time drop 10.62.
11-12, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 2:36.13; SOFLO: 4. Mackenzie McPherson 2:42.65, time drop 4.16, 6. Laila Harran 2:44.46, time drop 2.48, 8. Jemma Baldwin 2:45.50, time drop 6.03.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 5:08.06; SOFLO: 5. Lydia Smutny 5:24.33.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:17.22, 6. SOFLO 2:27.55 (Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, Toma Petkov, Ethan Phan, Reynaldo Manzanarez), 10. SOFLO B 2:28.11 (Michael Barber, Luis Escobar, Gabriel Ferrer, Niccolo Miccolis).

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. St. Andrew’s 4:17.39, 2. Plantation 4:20.44, 3. SOFLO A 4:24.51 (Guillermo Mantilla, David Valdiviezo, Eric Ferrer, Ethan Hall), 13. SOFLO B 4:51.48 (Noah Mejias, Daniel Chaussky, Lance Bergeron-Menard, Rainier Leyva Riestra).
13-14, 1. Ransom Everglades 3:46.87 FGC record (Nohan Gomez, Andy Serrano-Pena, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera, Jake Kotz-Agramonte), 5. SOFLO A 3:58.84 (Nicola Ross, Derek Hau, Felipe Rodriguez, Juan Vallmitjana), 15. SOFLO B 4:12.77 (Abraham Penaloza, Maximiliano Remmele, Joshua Menezes, Mason Jimenez).

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 1:20.72.
11-12, 1. Andres De Angulo, MS 1:09.24; SOFLO: 6. David Valdiviezo 1:15.10, time drop 3.44, 11. Ethan Hall 1:15.60, time drop 1.45, 12. Guillermo Mantilla 1:17.71.
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, Unattached 59.92; SOFLO: 7. Derek Hau 1:05.39, time drop 0.28.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 1:33.84; SOFLO: 3. Toma Petkov 1:39.68, 4. Ethan Phan 1:41.63, time drop 0.54, 6. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 1:42.36, time drop 4.81.
11-12, 1. Mikhail Cherepanov, BRVO 1:20.19; SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 1:25.66, time drop 4.19.
13-14, 1. Juan Leon, Unattached 1:07.64; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 1:12.00, time drop 1.22.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 31.96.
11-12, 1. Aaron McQueeney, FAST 27.76; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Hall 28.86, 9. Guillermo Mantilla 29.93, time drop 1.24.
13-14, 1. Julian Granison, WOW 25.43; SOFLO: 2. Derek Hau 26.04, time drop 0.74.

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 2:49.89; SOFLO: 5. Ethan Phan 3:04.04, time drop 3.38.
11-12, 1. Caleb Caponera, SAS 2:36.27; SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 2:40.27, time drop 2.93, 8. David Valdiviezo 2:44.29, time drop 3.03, 10. Eric Ferrer 2:47.86, time drop 5.78.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Anthony Pineiro, Unattached 4:41.75; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 4:53.49, time drop, 18.94.

IF YOU GO
WHAT: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday

WHERE: Sailfish Splash Park, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

TIMELINE: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1:23 p.m., 5:30-6:46 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:24 p.m., 5:30-7:13 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold but will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org or http://www.npbswimming.com. A concession stand is available. The venue will open to spectators, athletes and coaches at 7 a.m. each morning and 4 p.m. each afternoon.

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