SOFLO Swimmers Kick Off New Year On A Good Note At TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, January 23, 2023—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the TYR SOFLO Open throughout the three-day meet at Academic Village Pool.

On Sunday in the fifth and final session, Jianna Amores, Christie Ann Lumsden, Ellie Jackson and Rainier Leyva Riestra were multiple event winners.

Amores won the 12-and-under 200-yard butterfly in 2:24.86; 50-yard butterfly in a best time 28.53 with a 0.21 time drop; 100-yard freestyle in 57.03 and 100-yard IM in 1:07.22.

Lumsden won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 34.05 with a 3.74 time drop; 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:00.44 with an 0.07 time drop; and 100 IM in 1:13.51.

Jackson won the 11-12 50-yard backstroke in 31.42 and 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:21.52, with a time drop of 4.50 seconds.

Riestra won the 11-12 50-yard butterfly in a best time 30.51 with a time drop of 1.15 and 100-yard freestyle in 57.53, also a best time with a 1.86 time drop.

SOFLO swept the girls and boys 200-yard freestyle relay. SOFLO A girls won in 1:48.65 with Jemma Baldwin, Ellie Jackson, Sofia Rodriguez and Jianna Amores. SOFO A boys won in 1:50.79 with Rainier Leyva Riestra, Noah Mejias, Daniel Chaussky and Eric Ferrer.

Individual winners were Maya Ramthun, Ethan Phan, Toma Petkov and Michael Barber.

In addition to host SOFLO, among Florida Gold Coast swim teams that competed were SwimFast, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, Sunrise Swimming, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Speed World Swimming, TS Aquatics, Mar JCC Swim Team, College of Florida Keys and Boca Raton.

SOFLO sponsor TYR 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.”

SESSION FIVE RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:48.65 (Jemma Baldwin, Ellie Jackson, Sofia Rodriguez, Jianna Amores), 2. SOFLO C 1:57.66, 3. SOFLO B 1:57.69.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Hannah Ruppel, SUN 35.19, 2. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 35.81, time drop 1.77, 3. Paige Fleming, SOFLO 37.25, time drop 2.31.
11-12, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 31.42, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 31.77, time drop 1.10, 3. Kira Perry, SUN 31.93.

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 2:24.86, 2. Matilda Ramthun, SOFLO 3:15.84.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Emma Ellis, SUN 1:24.27, 2. Sofia DeAngulo, MS 1:29.28, 3. Catalina Akpabio, SOFLO 1:35.90, time drop 9.08, 4. Stephania Dmitrova, SOFLO 1:37.43, time drop 0.23.
11-12, 1. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:19.64, 2. Aaleyah Osouna, TSA 1:19.69, 3. Karly Quiroz, SWS 1:19.88.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Maya Ramthun, SOFLO 3:13.82.
11-12, 1. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 2:21.52, time drop 4.50, 2. Miri Levy, MJST 2:36.98, 3. Kierstyn Jorgensen, SUN 2:38.71, 4. Danielle Brancati, SOFLO 2:39.48, time drop 5.63, 5. Marlena Groves, SOFLO 2:50.67, time drop 12.27.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 34.05, time drop 3.74, 2. Eidison Rios, HSC 36.13, 3. Sofia DeAngulo, MS 38.19.
11-12, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 28.53, time drop 0.21, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 29.45, time drop 0.96, 3. Karly Quiroz, SWS 29.85, 4. Sofia Rodriguez, SOFLO 30.47, time drop 1.43.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:00.44, time drop 0.07, 2. Hannah Ruppel, SUN 1:07.34, 3. Emma Ellis, SUN 1:09.33.
11-12, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 57.03, 2. Mely Ramos, HSC 58.39, 3. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 59.77.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:13.51, 2. Emma Ellis, SUN 1:16.22, 3. Hannah Ruppel, SUN 1:19.09.
11-12, 1. Jianna Amores, SOFLO 1:07.22, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 1:07.91, 3. Ellie Jackson, SOFLO 1:10.73.

BOYS
200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:50.79 (Rainier Leyva Riestra, Noah Mejias, Daniel Chaussky, Eric Ferrer), 2. SOFLO B 1:55.45, 3. SOFLO C 2:07.40.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 34.40, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 36.77, time drop 2.18, 3. Michael Barber, SOFLO 37.55, time drop 0.38, 4. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 38.46, time drop 0.11.
11-12, 1. Diego Viera, SWS 32.28, 2. Marcel Cowley, MAC 32.93, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 33.01, time drop 2.35, 4. Jonathan Li, SOFLO 33.20, time drop 0.14.

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 2:23.05.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:24.84, 2. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:32.96, 3. Sean Tee, SOFLO 1:36.50, time drop 2.24.
11-12, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 1:18.30, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:18.62, time drop 1.52, 3. Alexander Ross, SOFLO 1:20.24, time drop 1.48.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Michael Barber, SOFLO 2:48.52, 2. Zahar Diatlov, MJST 2:57.65.
11-12, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 2:19.88, 2. Artem Muzhev, MJST 2:24.10, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:24.63, 4. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 2:41.30, time drop 4.23.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 31.51, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 33.62, time drop 1.31, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 36.22.
11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 30.51, time drop 1.15, 2. Diego Vera, SWS 31.25, 3. Matthew Meneses, SWS 31.72, 4. Daniel Chaussky, SOFLO 32.14.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Janiel Espinosa, SF 1:06.70, 2. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:07.73, time drop 1.51, 3. Luis Escobar, SOFLO 1:10.92, time drop 1.81, 4. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 1:11.15, 5. Niccolo Miccolis, SOFLO 1:11.60, time drop 1.00.
11-12, 1. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 57.53, time drop 1.86, 2. Artem Muzhev, MJST 58.60, 3. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 59.36, time drop 0.94.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 1:16.47, time drop 1.64, 2. Gabriel Ferrer, SOFLO 1:21.68, 3. Danny Ramos, HSC 1:21.71, 4. Michael Barber, SOFLO 1:24.42, time drop 0.32, 5. Leonardo Zuluaga, SOFLO 1:25.47, time drop 0.01, 6. Sean Tee, SOFLO 1:25.50, time drop 2.47.
11-12, 1. Alejandro Ruiz, MAC 1:05.44, 2. Rainier Leyva Riestra, SOFLO 1:08.93, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:09.17, time drop 1.07.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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