Elena Dinehart, Julio Horrego Lead SOFLO At Session Three Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers finished out the day on a successful note at Session Three of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Elena Dinehart, 17, and Julio Horrego, 23, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 15-and-over 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.67 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:40.60.

Horrego, a 2020 Honduran Olympian, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:58.54 and 100-yard freestyle in 45.68.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:19.31, dropping 9.56 seconds off his previous best. He was also second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:04.84, dropping 9.30 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.46, dropping 8.36. He dropped a total of 26.22 seconds in three events.

Ricardo Roche, 22, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:51.92.

Ana Villamil, 17, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:30.28. She also had a 4.25 drop in her 200 backstroke.

Maddie Smutny, 17, won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.87.

Several SOFLO swimmers had impressive time drops including Sarah Bedoya, 200 backstroke, 5.24; Sofia Lugo, 400 IM, 4.03; Maximiliano Remmele, 200 backstroke, 10.59, 200 breaststroke, 12.87 and 400 IM 13.41; Connor Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 12.15 and 200 breaststroke, 8.95; Mason Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 14.57, 200 breaststroke, 8.92 and 400 IM 19.70; Abraham Penaloza, 200 breaststroke, 7.84; Ryan Harries, 200 breaststroke, 9.16; and Joshua Menezes, 400 IM, 5.55

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:12.59, 2. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:16.37, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:19.40; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Bedoya 2:21.22, time drop 5.24, 5. Lydia Smutny 2:24.38, time drop 0.47, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.69, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:24.78, 10. Amelie Bicerne 2:27.75.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:07.67, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:10.96, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:15.21; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:15.91, 5. Ana Villamil 2:16.16, time drop 4.25, 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:16.52, 7. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.69, 8. Katelyn Gembicki 2:19.83, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:21.45.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:24.19, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:26.76, 3. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:40.49; SOFLO: 4. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:41.07, 6. Elise Dinehart 2:47.58, 8. Ainsley Miller 2:49.20.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:30.28, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:30.78, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:31.01; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:33.35, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:36.35, 7. Elena Dinehart 2:41.22, 8. Maddie Smutny 2:42.68.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Christina Paschal, PC 56.14, 2. Marley Tyner, PC 58.23, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 58.42; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 58.51, 6. Amanda Grubbs 58.87, 7. Mikhel Martin 58.88, time drop 3.03, 9. Tania Miller 1:00.03, 10. Lydia Smutny 1:00.58.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 53.87, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 54.73, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 55.05; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 59.43, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 59.69, 10. Judith-Alison Natino, 1:01.78, time drop 0.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 4:30.67, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:41.78, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 4:58.48; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 5:04.66, 5. Sofia Lugo 5:10.21, time drop 4.03, 6. Elise Dinehart 5:11.97, 7. Amanda Grubbs 5:13.45, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:15.18.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 4:40.60, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 4:42.29, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 4:42.52; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 4:45.70, time drop 2.18, 5. Maddie Smutny 4:49.45, 7. Natalie Gembicki 4:53.46, 8. Mariann Catalasan 4:54.85, time drop 1.95, 9. Izzy Wilson 4:58.70.

BOYS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:00.68, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.84, time drop 9.30, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:05.64, time drop 10.59; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:10.64, time drop 12.15, 5. Mason Jimenez 2:12.38, time drop 14.57, 6. Nicolai Ross 2:13.07, 8. Aleksander Chaussky 2:18.52, 10. Joshua Menezes 2:19.50, time drop 3.56.
15-and-over: 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:51.92, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:52.90, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 1:55.05; SOFLO: 4. Wisthon Rendon 1:56.99, 6. Austin Nelson 2:00.03, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.89, 9. Jaden Amores 2:01.47, time drop 1.58.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Jake Jones, PC 2:16.09, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:24.46, time drop 8.36, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 2:25.07, time drop 7.84; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 2:27.36, time drop 8.92, 5. Nicolai Ross 2:30.32, 7. Joshua Menezes 2:32.40, 8. Ryan Harries 2:33.30, time drop 9.16, 9. Maximiliano Remmele 2:33.31, time drop 12.87, 10. Connor Jimenez 2:33.93, time drop 8.95.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:58.54, 2. Nikita Efimova, OSC 2:10.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:11.86, time drop 0.36; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:13.77.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 50.95, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 51.97, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 52.42; SOFLO: 4. Nicolai Ross 53.12, 9. Aleksander Chaussky 56.22, time drop 0.37.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 45.68, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 48.29, 3. Luis Salazar, HSC 48.89; SOFLO: 4. Luciano Gonzalez 49.73, 5. Manuel Melendez 49.95, 8. Alejandro Mateus 51.23, time drop 0.13, 9. Austin Nelson 51.37, 10. Luca Hincapie 51.45, time drop 1.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:19.31, time drop 9.56, 2. Jake Jone, PC 4:33.54, 3. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 4:36.59; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 4:41.11, time drop 19.70, 6. Maximiliano Remmele 4:41.51, time drop 13.41, 7. Connor Jimenez 4:46.05, time drop 21.54, 8. Joshua Menezes 4:46.34, time drop 5.55.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:06.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:09.75, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:11.37; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 4:21.08, 8. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.05.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Session Two Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge; Lumsden, Harran, Petkov Double Winners


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got off to a good start in Session Two of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, Laila Harran, 12, and Toma Petkov, 10, each won two events and had a total of four time drops.

Lumsden won the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.93 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.81.

Harran won the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:21.10, dropping 5.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.23, another best time dropping 9.32.

Petkov won the 10-and-under 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:19.81, dropping 0.06 and 100-yard freestyle in 1:10.36, dropping 0.31.

David Valdiviezo, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:33.54, dropping 9.06 seconds from his previous best. Valdiviezo also had a 3.69 drop in the 200 IM.

Several other SOFLO swimmers had some impressive time drops: Grace Petrucci, 100 IM, 5.04 seconds; Valentina Remmele, 200 IM, 5.48 and 200 freestyle, 4.61; Amber Connor, 200 IM, 41.23; Sofia Rodriguez, 200 IM, 5.58; Stephania Dmitrova, 200 freestyle, 4.09; Mackenzie McPherson, 500 freestyle, 4.72; Jianna Amores, 500 freestyle, 19.47; Luis Escobar, 200 IM, 10.30; Leonardo Zuluaga, 200 IM, 4.71; Santiago Zuluaga, 100 freestyle, 20.39; Michael Barber, 200 freestyle, 5.31; Gabriel Ferrer, 200 freestyle, 5.44; Sean Tee, 200 freestyle, 5.40; and Guillermo Mantilla, 500 freestyle, 5.34.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with one more session at noon and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:14.32, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:24.92, 3. Dario Vazquez, UN 1:28.58; SOFLO: 5. Grace Petrucci 1:32.55, time drop 5.04, 7. Katie Petrucci 1:32.96, time drop 0.28, 8. Zoe Miralles 1:33.05, time drop 1.72, 9. Paige Fleming 1:34.00, 10. Ellie Phan 1:34.26.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:41.93, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:46.45, time drop 5.48, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:46.85; SOFLO: 5. Amber Connor 3:02.34, time drop 41.23, 7. Karen Iino 3:15.38, 8. Gabriela Ekht 3:18.96, 9. Savanna Alonso 3:21.81, 10. Catalina Akpabio 3:30.06.
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:21.10, time drop 5.88, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:25.02, time drop 0.46, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:29.71, time drop 2.62; SOFLO: 5. Jianna Amores 2:30.93, time drop 10.77, 6. Jemma Baldwin 2:30.94, 7. Ellie Jackson 2:31.42, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 2:32.02, time drop 5.58.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Eva Milevska, MWA 1:06.52, 2. Sofia Robayo, MWA 1:10.63, 3. Eidison Rios, HSC 1:15.11; SOFLO: 6. Paige Fleming 1:20.09, time drop 0.24, 7. Zoe Miralles 1:21.19, time drop 1.35, 8. Katie Petrucci 1:25.76, 10. Maya Ramthun 1:27.58.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:17.81, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 2:28.86, time drop 4.61, 3. Eva Milevska, MWA 2:33.76; SOFLO: 6. Amber Connor 2:46.04, 8. Julia Baldwin 2:57.54, 9. Stephania Dmitrova 2:57.67, time drop 4.09, 10. Karen Iino 3:01.24.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Laila Harran, SOFLO 5:34.23, time drop 9.32, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:34.70, time drop 4:72, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 5:45.84; SOFLO: 4. Jemma Baldwin 5:45.90, 6. Jianna Amores 5:50.07, time drop 19.47, 7. Ellie Jackson 5:58.78, 8. Sofia Rodriguez 6:01.89.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:19.81, time drop 0.06, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:23.03, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:28.53; SOFLO: 5. Niccolo Miccolis 1:34.05, 9. Santiago Zuluaga 1:44.72, time drop 3.55, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:56.46.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:40.90, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:43.69, time drop 2.28, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 2:50.57; SOFLO: 4. Michael Barber 3:02.00, time drop 1.88, 5. Gabriel Ferrer 3:04.74, 6. Sean Tee 3:08.87, 7. Luis Escobar 3:09.82, time drop 10.30, 8. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:12.33, time drop 4.71.
11-12, 1. Alexander Diaz, UN 2:18.08, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 2:18.88, 3. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:19.95, time drop 3.69, SOFLO: 5. Noah Mejias 2:27.51, 6. Eric Ferrer 2:30.95, time drop 0.20, 7. Guillermo Mantilla 2:31.91, 8. Rainier Leyva Riestra 2:33.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:10.36, time drop 0.31, 2. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:13.26, 3. Kamyl Corcuera, MAC 1:13.28; SOFLO: 4. Niccolo Miccolis 1:17.79, time drop 0.02, 8. Santiago Zuluaga 1:35.07, time drop 20.39, 9. Andres Gomez 1:41.95, 10. Lincoln Callaway Coy 1:46.71, time drop 1.09.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 2:24.03, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:28.30, time drop 1.52, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 2:28.90, time drop 5.31; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 2:34.35, time drop 0.57, 6. Gabriel Ferrer 2:44.11, time drop 5.44, 7. Sean Tee 2:50.15, time drop 5.40, 9. Luis Escobar 2:53.71, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:00.72.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 5:33.54, time drop 9.06, 2. Ethan Hall, SOFLO 5:35.54, 3. Alexander Diaz, UN 5:36.17; SOFLO: 4. Rainier Leyva Riestra 5:36.97, time drop 1.90, 6. Eric Ferrer 5:45.33, time drop 2.10, 7. Noah Mejias 5:45.76, time drop 3.06, 8. Guillermo Mantilla 5:46.20, time drop 5.34.

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

Somerset Girls, American Heritage Boys Win; SOFLO’s Sibug, Rodriguez, Zepeda, Rusconi, Osorio Sisters Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, September 30, 2022—Somerset Academy won the girls and combined team titles in a dual meet against American Heritage Plantation Friday at the Patriots’ pool.

Somerset won the combined team title, 150-141, and girls team title, 97-46. American Heritage Plantation boys defeated Somerset Academy, 95-53.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won six individual events and three relays in the girls competition and two boys individual events.

Natalia Sibug was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.94 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.02.

Sabrina Osorio was also a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.81 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.03.

Sofia Osorio won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.62 and Sofia Rodriguez won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.59.

SOFLO swimmers Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, the Osorio sisters, Rodriguez and Sibug were also members of the winning relays.

Somerset and SOFLO teammates Aldo Zepeda and Giorgio Rusconi won individual events. Zepeda won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.54 and Rusconi won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.14.

American Heritage Plantation won all three boys’ relays. Daniel Burg and Alessandro Pereira were double winners.

Burg won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.74 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.30. Pereira won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.59.

In three of the best races of the day, Rithvik Marri of American Heritage edged Enrique Rodriguez of Somerset/SOFLO in the 200 freestyle, 1:50.26-1:50.63; Burg edged teammate AuJavae Dixon Whitfield in the 50 freestyle, 23.74-23.99; and Burg topped Zepeda in the 100 freestyle 50.30-50.56.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 150, American Heritage Plantation 141

GIRLS TEAM SCORES
Somerset Academy 97, American Heritage Plantation 46

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset A 2:02.97 (Pilar Duranti, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Kaylee Del Rio), 2. Somerset B 2:07.44 (Natalia Sibug, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaitlyn Barrios, Mariana Pinto), 3. American Heritage 2:10.87.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:07.94, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 2:12.02, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 2:16.76.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:26.81, 2. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:27.59, 3. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 2:34.39.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 27.69, 2. Kayle Del Rio, SM 28.20, 3. Alyda Mendez, SOM 31.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:07.62, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 1:12.34.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:03.59, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:04.11, 3. Haleh Afshani, AHP 1:09.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:53.52, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:58.36, 3. Wynona Brinkman, AHP 6:13.27.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 1:59.65 (Alyda Mendez, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Rodriguez), 2. American Heritage 2:08.70

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:06.02, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:08.01, 3. Maya Moore, AHP 1:24.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:15.03, 2. Katlyn Rhett, AHP 1:20.52, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, SOM 1:26.45.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Somerset A 4:08.98 (Kaylee Del Rio, Mariana Pinto, Natalia Sibug, Pilar Duranti), 2. American Heritage 4:19.62.

BOYS TEAM SCORES
American Heritage Plantation 95, Somerset Academy 53

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:45.30 (Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira, AuJavae Dixon Whtifield, Daniel Burg), 2. Somerset B 1:46.27, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:08.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rithvik Marri, AHP 1:50.26, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:50.63, 3. Max Marrero, AHP 2:30.51.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 2:07.53, 2. Tyler Zhou, AHP 2:14.84, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 2:20.03.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 23.74, 2. AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, AHP 23.99, 3. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 25.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sebastian Fernandez, SOM 1:02.12, 2. Sean Vittanakorn, AHP 1:17.52, 3. Jose Fernandez, AHP 1:24.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Burg, AHP 50.30, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 50.56, 3. Tyler Zhou, AHP 54.05.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 5:14.59.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation B 1:51.79 (Sean Vittanakorn, Joshua Smith, AJ Reynolds, Max Marrero), 2. Somerset B 2:12.18, 3. Somerset A 2:13.68.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 56.54, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.06, 3. Rithvik Marra, AHP 57.49.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:10.14, 2. David Caulkins, AHP 1:21.50, 3. Julian Sibug, SOM 1:22.46.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage A 3:27.44 (AuJavae Dixon Whitfield, Daniel Burg, Rithvik Marri, Alessandro Pereira), 2. Somerset A 3:35.39, 3. American Heritage B 4:12.49.

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

SOFLO Girls Sweep Distance Event On Opening Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 30, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening night action at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls swept the top three spots in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Auburn University-commit Olivia Dinehart, 17, won the distance event in 17 minutes, 38.77 seconds. Teammates Maddy Smutny, 17, was second in 17:48.82 and Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in 17:59.96.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher placing third in a best time 16:19.12, dropping 25.39 from his previous best of 16:44.51.

SOFLO teammate Felix Gonzalez, 15, was fourth in 16:47.64, also a best time dropping 3.02 seconds. His previous best was 16:50.66.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:38.77, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 17:48.82, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 17:59.96; SOFLO: 5. Natalie Gembicki 18:11.78, 6. Izzy Wilson 18:17.64, 9. Sarah Vasquez 18:41.96.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 16:08.44, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 16:13.53, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:19.12, time drop 25.39; SOFLO: 4. Felix Gonzalez 16:47.64, time drop 3.02, 7. Jaden Amores 17:10.19, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 17:12.89, 9. Ivan Grass 17:13.31.

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