Barber, Barrizonte, Naranjo Lead SOFLO At Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, December 3, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club got in some nice swims and huge time drops at the Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday at Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

Molly Barber, 7, won three events and finished second in another and had three time drops.

Barber won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:41.13; 25-yard breaststroke in 26.84 dropping 1.79 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:55.09 dropping an impressive 7.42 seconds off her previous best. She was also second in the 25-yard backstroke in 23.70 dropping 0.18. Barber scored 22 points.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, won the 25-yard butterfly in 21.20 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 39.67 dropping 1.33. She was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley. Barrizonte scored 23 points.

Sarah Naranjo, 8, won the 25-yard freestyle in 20.42 dropping 2.54. She also had two thirds with best times with 3.16 and 3.65 time drops and one fourth place finish. She scored 16 points.

Thiago Mantilla, 6, with three runner-up finishes and one third place; Andres Gomez, 7, with three second places, one third place and one time drop; Gregory Miralles, 8, with one second place, one fourth, two sixths and one time drop; and Mateo Naranjo, 8, with one third place, one fifth, one seventh and three time drops led the SOFLO boys.

SOFLO had 16 swimmers compete in 63 individual events.

In addition to SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Wahoos of Wellington, Martin County, North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter Dragons, FAST, Tsunamis Swim Team, Indian River and host Lake Lytal Lightning.

GIRLS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 18.11; 7-8, 1. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 20.42, time drop 2.54.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 21.25; 7-8, 1. Scarlett Burgess, JUP 16.79; SOFLO: 2. Molly Barber 23.70.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 42.76; 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 45.65; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 38.72, 2. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 39.67, time drop 1.33, 3. Sarah Naranjo, SOFLO 43.22, time drop 3.16; SOFLO: 4. Victoria Colmenares 43.75.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 53.02, 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44.07.

100-yard freestyle: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:41.13, 2. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 1:48.38, 3. Natalee Thrasher, TSU 2:0164; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 1:27.46; SOFLO: 4. Maya Barrizonte 1:39.41, time drop 5.93, 5. Victoria Colmenares 1:44.67, time drop 8.42.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Sunrise Hahn. JUP 33.79; 7-8, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 26.84, time drop 1.79; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Naranjo 31.36.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 55.52; 8, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 48.31; SOFLO: 3. Victoria Colmenares 58.04.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 23.87; 7-8, 1. Maya Barrizonte, SOFLO 21.20.

50-yard butterfly: 7, 1. Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 16.55; 8, 1. Isabella Tuttle, RATS 49.60.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Molly Barber, SOFLO 1:55.09, time drop 7.42; 8, 1. McKenna Coddington, RATS 1:40.15; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Colmenares 1:54.28, time drop 5.18, 3. Sarah Naranjo 1:58.78, time drop 3.65, 4. Maya Barrizonte 2:01.14.

BOYS
25-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 23.72, 2. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 23.77, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 29.52; 7-8, 1. Rylan Helmes, FAST 18.37; SOFLO: 3. Mateo Naranjo 18.97, time drop 1.26, 4. Gregory Miralles 19.10, 8. David Mendoza 20.49.

25-yard backstroke: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 27.61, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 28.67; 7-8, 1. Grant Hurley, WOW 21.06.

50-yard freestyle: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 52.89; 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 37.63, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 44.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 36.32; SOFLO: 5. Mateo Naranjo 43.20, time drop 5.07, 9. David Mendoza 47.73.

50-yard backstroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 48.29, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 53.47, time drop 0.05; 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPB 46.88.

100-yard freestye: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:40.89, 2. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 1:51.72; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:21.93.

25-yard breaststroke: 6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 30.28, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 33.79; 7-8, 1. Cole Robinson, JUP 26.67; SOFLO: 2. Gregory Miralles 26.92, time drop 0.23, 7. Mateo Narnjo 29.86, time drop 1.89, 9. David Mendoza 31.18.

50-yard breaststroke: 7, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 1:00.23; SOFLO: 3. Andres Gomez 1:08.27; 8, 1. Max Brodbeck, NPB 49.81.

25-yard butterfly: 6-and-under, 1. Vitor Megathlin, WOW 30.13, 2. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 30.66; 7-8, 1. Jack Banfe, JUP 25.34; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 27.86, 7. David Mendoza 29.75.

50-yard butterfly: 8, 1. Vincent Euseppi, NPb 50.38.

100-yard individual medley: 7, 1. Roman Euseppi, NPB 2:14.32; 8, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 1:37.02; SOFLO: 6. Gregory Miralles 1:59.74.

HIGH POINT AWARDS
GIRLS

6-and-under, 1. Reign Belzer, WOW 44.
7-year-olds, 1. tie, Callie Bevilacqua, NPB 40 and Charlotte Witkowski, NPB 40, 3. Molly Barber, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Karina Aguirre, NPB 44, 4. Victoria Colmenares, SOFLO 30, 5. Maya Barrizonte, OFLO 23.
BOYS
6-and-under, 1. Luke Gamino, MC 41, 3. Thiago Mantilla, SOFLO 35.
7-year-olds, 1. Sebastian Wood, LLL 44, 3. Andres Gomez, SOFLO 35.
8-year-olds, 1. Lucas Mango, BR 42.

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

McIntosh Breaks Junior World Record; Winkler Wins B Final; SOFLO’s Horrego Sixth In B Final At Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 2, 2022—Julio Horrego of South Florida Aquatic Club finished sixth in the B final of the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Toyota U.S. Open Swimming Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The 24-year-old 2020 Honduran Olympian got in two long course races for the day. Swimming in Lane 6, he was third at the turn just 0.08 off the leader and finished in 1:03.05. He was 12th in prelims in 1:02.81, the fastest he has been in a while in long course.

Horrego is using the meet as a tuneup for the Dec. 13-18 World Short Course Championships in Australia.

Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 59.51, off her best time of 59.23. She went 1:00.02 in prelims. She was seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.64 after going 1:00.95 in prelims.

Eagle Aquatics teammate Kaii Winkler, 16, won the B final in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:50.26, just off his best time of 1:50.07. He was 11th in prelims in 1:50.97. Winkler, a member of the U.S. junior national team, is coming off an outstanding short course season. “He’s going to be a good one,” said veteran announcer Rowdy Gaines.

Earlier in the meet, Winkler was 32nd in the 200 IM in 2:07.71 and 17th in the 50 freestyle in 22.82. He has the 100 freestyle left to swim on Saturday.

In other highlights:

400 IM: Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh, 16, set a world junior record of 4:28.61, third fastest performance of all time. She pulled away on the opening butterfly leg in 59.40. After the backstroke at 2:08.82, she was on world record pace and then leveled off in the breaststroke and cruised to the win. She was one of five teenagers 17-and-under in the final. “It’s still pretty early on in season so I didn’t know what to expect,” McIntosh said. “It was my first race of the long course season. I’m really happy with it.”

200 freestyle: Olympian Katie Ledecky of Gator Swim Club had an off night and Erin Gemmell nipping at her heels, but still managed to win her third event of the meet in 1:57.70. She also won the 800 and 400 and has the 1500 left to swim.

The four-day meet, which ends on Saturday, has attracted both U.S. and international swimmers and has been one of the most competitive. The finals are being televised by NBC Peacock with Rowdy Gaines calling the action.

WOMEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Summer McIntosh, Canada/Sarasota Sharks 4:28.61, WJR, meet record; 2. Emma Weyant, UN 4:41.85, 3. Kathryn Hazle, NCA 4:47.56, 6. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:51.65, 11. Gracie Weyant, SYS 4:50.69.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 57.65, 2. Beata Nelson, WA 58.93, 3. Gabi Albiero, LOU 59.06, 4. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 59.51.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Katie Ledecky, GSC 1:56.74, 2. Erin Gemmell, NCAP 1:57.16, 3. Addison Sauickie, SYS 1:59.76.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Mona McSharry, IRE 1:07.06, 2. Kaelyn Gridley, DUKE 1:08.46, 3. Ana Carolina Veira, BRA 1:08.50.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Regan Smith, SUN 57.95, 2. Katharine Berkoff, NCS 59.87, 3. Josephine Fuller, TENN 1:00.00.

MEN

400-meter individual medley: 1. Chase Kalisz, SUN 4:10.09, meet record, 2. Baylor Nelson, TAM 4:18.38, 3. Landon Driggers, TENN 4:20.85.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Zach Harting, CARD 51.99, 2. Luke Miller, NCS 52.38, 3. Nicolas Albiero, CARD 52.51.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Jake Mitchell, Florida 1:48.22, 2. Guilherme Costa, Brazil 1:48.79, 3. Zane Grothe, BCH 1:49.12.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Aleksas Savickas, Florida 1:00.54, 2. Lyubomir Epitropov, Tennessee 1:00.94, 3. Reid Mikuta, AU 1:00.96.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Daniel Diehl, CUY 53.07, 2. Evangelos Makrygiannis, UN 54.41, 3. Tommy Janton, ND 54.96.

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