By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, March 3, 2023—In a meet dominated by the Bolles Sharks, South Florida Aquatic Club finished among the top three in the men’s and women’s relays Friday night at the Piranhas Senior Invite at Plantation Aquatic Complex.
In a tuneup for the FGC Senior Championships, SOFLO’s women won and finished third in the 400-meter freestyle relay and men finished third.
The women’s relay of Gabriela Avila, Natalia Sibug, Gabriella DeLuna and Ana Villamil won in 4:23.45. SOFLO’s B relay of Sarah Bedoya, Mariann Catalasan, Amelie Bicerne and Genesis Escobar was third in 4:33.28.
The men’s relay of Enrique Rodriguez, Wisthon Rendon, Stephen Kim and Aldo Zepeda was third in 3:43.59.
Manny Melendez was SOFLO’s top boys finisher placing third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.65. Gabriella DeLuna was one of the top girls finishers placing fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:18.18. Ana Villamil was also fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 36.49.
South Florida Aquatic Club is second among combined teams with 765 points behind Bolles (1,512) and second among women’s teams with 333 behind Bolles (839). SOFLO men are third with 314 behind Bolles (673) and Azura (546).
The meet continues through Sunday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.
50-meter butterfly: 1. Simany Lee, Bolles 29.22; SOFLO: 6. Ana Villamil 29.96.
400-meter individual medley: 1. Erin Miller, PCST 5:13.51
100-meter breaststroke: 1. Gracie Lanning, Bolles 1:14.50; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella DeLuna 1:18.18, 8. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.64.
200-meter freestyle: 1. Brittany Corbett, Empire Swiming 2:08.49.
50-meter breaststroke: 1. Gracie Lanning, Bolles 35.07; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 36.49, 8. Mariann Catalasan 37.98.
400-meter freestyle relay: 1. SOFLO A 4:21.30 (Gabriela Avila, Natalia Sibug, Gabriella De Luna, Ana Villamil), 2. Plantation 4:23.45, 3. SOFLO B 4:33.28 (Sarah Bedoya, Mariann Catalasan, Amelie Bicerne, Genesis Escobar).
50-meter butterfly: 1. Alex Meyers-Labenze, Bolles 26.63; SOFLO: 6. Manny Melendez 27.10, 8. Aldo Zepeda 27.27.
400-meter individual medley: 1. Han Yuen Cohen Chiam, Bolles 4:38.76; SOFLO: 12. Jaden Amores 4:57.63.
100-meter breaststroke: 1. Eldad Zamir, Bolles 1:05.46; SOFLO: 5. Manny Melendez 1:07.32, 10. Stephen Kim 1:11.25.
200-meter freestyle: 1. Anthony Pineiro, Unatt 1:56.38; SOFLO: 10. Enrique Rodriguez 2:00.67.
50-meter breaststroke: 1. Eldad Zamir, Bolles 30.93, 2. Jordy Groters, GIANT 31.31; SOFLO: 3. Manny Melendez 31.65, 7. Stephen Kim 32.49.
400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Azura 3:38.73 (Leon Seaton, Elias Segovia, Justino Pale, Ali Alawi), 2. Plantation 3:39.66, 3. SOFLO A 3:43.59 (Enrique Rodriguez, Wisthon Rendon, Stephen Kim, Aldo Zepeda), 6. SOFLO B 4:01.61 (Jaden Amores, Felix Gonzalez, Manny Melendez, Luis Del Campo Salazar).
Sharon Robb can be reached at email@example.com