Gulliver Prep Girls, Pompano Beach Boys Win Region 4-2A Team Titles; SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, Somerset Boys Relay Wins


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 2, 2022—Gulliver Prep girls and Pompano Beach boys won the team titles at the Region 4-2A Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

Gulliver Prep, led by two relays wins and one double winner, won the girls crown with 399 points. Barron Collier was second with 249. Cardinal Gibbons was the top Broward team in third place with 225.

Pompano Beach won two boys relays and had one double winner to defend its title with 238 points. Jensen Beach was second with 204, just two points ahead of Barron Collier.

In one of the best races of the day, Somerset and South Florida Aquatic Club teammates Aldo Zepeda and Enrique Rodriguez battled it out for the 100-yard backstroke win. Zepeda won by 2/100ths in 52.16, dropping 2.57 seconds. Rodriguez also had a best time of 52.18, dropping 1.71 seconds.

In an exciting race to open the boys competition, Zepeda and Rodriguez were also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay for Somerset in 1:40.20 with SOFLO’s Giorgio Rusconi and Sebastian Fernandez. American Heritage Plantation was second in 1:40.45.

Somerset girls were fourth in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:54.45 with SOFLO’s Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio and Sofia Osorio. Sofia Hernandez was anchor leg. Sibug was also sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.83, dropping 1.34 seconds off her previous best.

Somerset’s Sabrina Osorio was SOFLO’s top girls finisher placing third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.46, dropping 0.62.

Gulliver Prep was led by double winner Giovanna Musiello. Musiello won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.15 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.74. Teammate Elyse Wood won the 100-yard butterflk.

Mater Academy double winner Michelle Fernandez won the 50-meter freestyle in 24.13 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.84.

Pompano Beach won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Giuliano Brunetti won two events in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:43.30.

Juliet Radich of Cardinal Gibbons won the girls diving with 544.25 points and teammate Mason Starkman won the boys title with 381.65.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Gulliver Prep 399, 2. Barron Collier 249, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 225, 4. Pompano Beach 201, 5. Somerset 175.5, 6. Jensen Beach 167, 7. Suncoast 142, 8. Mast Academy 119, 9. Estero 105, 10. American Heritage Plantation 97, 11. Mater Lakes 82, 12. Lely 68, 13. Dreyfoos 55.5, 14. Port Charlotte 54, 15. Bonita Springs 36, 16. American Heritage Boca Delray 33, 17. Lemon Bay 26, 18. Key West 14, 19. St. Brendan 10, 20. Cypress Lake 9, 21. Golden Gate 4, 22. tie, Mourning, South Miami 2.

GIRLS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Juliet Radich, CG 544.25, 2. Madison Newman, JB 391.15, 3. Sophia O’Keefe, SUN 336.75.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:48.70 (Giovanna Musiello, Reese Rosenthal, Elyse Wood,, 2. Barron Collier 1:53.10, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.32, 4. Somerset 1:54.45 (Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 1:54.34, 2. Cadence Fort, ESTO 1:54.49, 3. Evelyn Balog, PB 2:00.53, 10. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:06.37.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:07.15, 2. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:12.26, 3. Catie Laur, BC 2:13.92, 9. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:19.53, time drop 1.32.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Michelle Fernandez, MAT 24.13, 2. Caelan Burt, LELY 24.15, 3. Elyse Wood, GP 24.38.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elyse Wood, GP 57.53, 2. Carsyn Ide, BC 57.71, 3. Catie Laur, BC 59.54, 7. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 1:01.28.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Caelan Burt, LELY 52.93, 2. Lilia Blanco, PB 52.89, 3. Jaclyn Nelson, CG 53.11.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Cadence Fort, ESTO 5:01.07, 2. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 5:10.74, 3. Julia Freshour, PB 5:15.59.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:41.10 (Aria Torretta, Reese Rosenthal, Cassandra Kraft, Sofia Ciperski), 2. Pompano Beach 1:42.93, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:43.49, 11. Somerset 1:50.29 (Mariano Pinto, Pilar Duranti, Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaylee Del Rio).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Giovanni Musiello, GP 57.74, 2. Carsyn Ide, BC 58.63, 3. Nicole Creed, CG 59.56, 6. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:01.83, time drop 1.34, 10. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:03.29, time drop 0.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Michelle Fernandez, MATE 1:04.84, 2. Reese Rosenthal, GP 1:05.66, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:08.46, time drop 0.62,

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mast 3:51.94 (Nicole Macedo, Kaia Zaney, Victoria Mopntalvo, Calla Kelbie), 2. Port Charlotte 4:06.53, 3. Dreyfoods 4:07.47.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Pompano Beach 238, 2. Jensen Beach 204, 3. Barron Collier 202, 4. Estero 200, 5. American Heritage Plantation 182, 6. Somerset 172, 7. Mast 150.5, 8. Gulliver Prep 138, 9. Mater Lakes 135, 10. Suncoast 116, 11. Lemon Bay 106, 12. Cardinal Gibbons 96, 13. Port Charlotte 89, 14. Dreyfoos 55, 15. St. Brendan 50.5, 16. Key West 42, 17., tie, Mourning, Bonita Springs 10, 19. Lely 5, 20. Okeechobee 4.

BOYS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Mason Starkman, CG 381.65, 2. Sam Harvey, BC 367.80.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset 1:40.20 (Aldo Zepeda, Giorgio Rusconi, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastion Fernandez), 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:40.45, 3. Mast 1:42.45.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Keanu Garnier-Chan, ESTO 1:43.86, 2. Anthony Hensel, PI 1:44.13, 3. Ayden Cason, JB 1:44.34, 4. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:44.37, 5. Agustin Rodriguez, MATE 1:45.55.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 1:56.53, 2. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 1:57.74, 3. Kaleb Cason, JB 1:58.63.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Becket Koss, LB 21.58, 2. Brian Kirby, ESTO 22.20, 3. Christopher Warnken, BC 22.33.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Marcus Szabo, CG 51.13, 2. Becket Koss, LB 51.52, 3. Alfredo Dominguez, MATE 51.99.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ayden Cason, JB 47.45, 2. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 47.72, time drop 1.60, 3. Keanu Garnier-Chan, ESTO 47.74, 5. Agustin Rodriguez, MATE 48.07.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 4:43.30, 2. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 4:43.58, 3. Kaleb Cason, JB 4:47.11, 5. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:51.76, time drop 1.05.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:28.23 (Charles Wingold, Gianni Famiano, Giuliano Brunetti, Steven Gary), 2. Jensen Beach 1:28.95, 3. Mater Lakes 1:29.88.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 52.16, time drop 2.57, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 52.18, time drop 1.71, 3. Marcus Szabo, CG 54.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Anthony Hensel, PT 1:00.94, 2. Dyan Dam, DREY 1:01.89, 3. Juanfra Gudino, GP 1:02.24, 4. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:03.04, time drop 2.85.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 3:14.81, 2. Jensen Beach 3:16.16, 3. Estero 3:17.02, 5. Somerset 3:17.58 (Enrique Rodriguez, Felix Gonzalez, Aldo Zepeda, Sebastian Fernandez).

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

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