Defending Champion SOFLO Sharks Head Field For This Week’s FGC Summer Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 17, 2019—It’s Show Time for South Florida Aquatic Club and another opportunity to make a little more history in Florida Gold Coast swimming.

South Florida Aquatic Club will try and build on its winning tradition and legacy at this week’s Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympic Championships.

The four-day meet begins Thursday at Sailfish Splash Water Park. Last year the final night of the meet was cancelled because of bad weather.

SOFLO is going after its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

SOFLO, defending champion in combined, has qualified 58 individual swimmers in 302 events. SOFLO has also entered 40 relay teams where it will rely on its depth to pick up points against talented but less deep FGC teams.

Last year SOFLO won the combined team title with 579.50 ahead of runner-up Pine Crest with 448 and FAST with 414.50. Pine Crest girls won with 378 and SOFLO was second with 297. FAST boys won with 321.50 and SOFLO boys were runnerup with 282.50 points.

SOFLO swimmers making their final JO long course meet appearance are 14-year-olds Samuel Bullen, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Nathaniel Garrick, Logan Gonzalez, Sophia Grubbs, Zackary Harris, Christopher Hau, Matthew Kim, Alejandro Mateus, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Madeline Smutny, Yanjun Wang and Aldo Zepeda.

The younger contingent includes Mariann Catalasan, 13, Alexis Christensen, 13, Javier Colmenares, 13, Fiorella DiSalvo, 11, Shelby Evans, 9, Felix Gonzalez, 12, Derek Hau, 11, Jaden Amores, 12, Gabriela Avila, 12, Sophia Avila, 10, Hashan Ekanayake, 12, Marvan Ekanayake, 12, Genesis Escobar, 11, Alessandra Gendarmi, 10, Ryan Harries, 10, Adrian Hernandez, 13, Luca Hincapie, 12, Dahlia Hirsh, 12, Connor Jimenez, 10, Benjamin Kim, 11, Ava Kuznik, 13, Sofia Lugo, 10, Anastasia Lutz, 12, Alessio Mazzi, 12, Stefano Mazzi, 11, Ethan McPeek, 12, Alexander Miller, 12, Kevin Moya, 12, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 13, Austin Nelson, 13, Leah Pando, 13, Nicholas Pelaez, 12, Isabella Perry, 10, Mariana Pinto, 11, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 13, Natalia Sibug, 13, Lydia Smutny, 10, Alexandra Strong, 10, Christian Tijero, 13, Juan Vallmitjana, 10, Sarah Vasquez, 11, Oleksii Viazmetinov, 10, and Isabelle Wilson, 12.

The meet features 14-and-under swimmers who have achieved the JO time standards for the event entered.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

It is the fourth time the meet will be co-hosted by FGC clubs Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club at Sailfish Splash Water Park, site of the annual FHSAA State High School Swimming and Diving meet for the past six years.

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Thursday-Sunday

Schedule: Thursday, timed finals 6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Sweeps Combined, Girls, Boys Team Titles At Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 15, 2019–With talent and depth, South Florida Aquatic Club won the combined, boys and girls team titles Sunday at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers Long Course Meet South Championships at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO captured the combined team title with 1,041.5 points and was the only team to crack 1,000 points. Its’ closest competitor, host Sunrise Swimming, was second with 423.

The girls team won with 647.5 points and boys team won with 394 points.

SOFLO had 57 swimmers compete in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

SOFLO’s winners were:

The versatile Felix Gonzalez, 12, won the 11-12 1500-meter freestyle in 19:44.33. On Saturday he was third in the 50-meter freestyle, bettering his previous best of 32.26 in both prelims and finals for a 0.84 time drop in 31.42.

Isabella Perry, 100-meter butterfly, 1:39.98.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 50-meter breaststroke, 49.09.

Maria Herne, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.08.

Jaden Amores, 50-meter backstroke, 37.21.

Christian Vasquez, 100-meter butterfly, 1:06.53, time drop.

Alexander Blandon, 50-meter breaststroke, 36.61, time drop.

SOFLO won the 7-10 and 13-14 girls’ 200-meter medley relays.

SOFLO swept the 7-10, 11-12 and 15-18 boys’ 200-meter medley relays.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Sophia Avila, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:18.51, time drop.

Kaitlyn Barrios, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.61, time drop.

Maria Herne, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:07.16.

Jaden Amores, second, 100-meter butterfly, 1:23.73, time drop.

Alessandra Gendarmi, third, 100-meter freestyle 1:19.08, time drop.

Sarah Vasquez, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:11.06, time drop.

Giada Porven, third, 50-meter backstroke, 40.31.

Ava Kuznik, second, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.00, time drop; third, 50-meter backstroke, 36.50.

Leah Pando, second, 1500-meter freestyle, 20:40.09, time drop.

Ryan Harries, third, 100-meter freestyle, 1:20.38, time drop.

Ryan Alfonso, second, 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.61; third, 100-meter butterfly, 1:07.30, time drop.

Aryav Thakur, third, 50-meter breaststroke, 50.48, time drop.

Christian Vasquez, third, 50-meter breaststroke, 40.48.

Among other FGC teams that competed Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,041.5, 2. Sunrise Swimming 423, 3. Unattached FGC 345.5, 4. Gulliver 336, 5. Azura 328, 6. Cooper City Cyclones 305, 7. Metro Aquatics 281.5, 8. Blue Marlins 266, 9. Midtown Weston 241, 10. SwimFast 127.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 394, 2. Gulliver 249, 3. Unattached FGC 208, 4. Metro Aquatics 191.5, 5. Midtown Weston 181, 6. Sunrise Swimming 180.5, 7. Blue Marlins 164, 8. Cooper City 133, 9. Azura 96, 10. Olympus 68.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 647.5, 2. Sunrise Swimming 242.5, 3. Azura 232, 4. Cooper City 172, 5. Unattached FGC 137.5, 6. SwimFAst 116, 7. Blue Marlins 102, 8. Hurricane Aquatics 91.5, 9. Metro Aquatics 90, 10. Gulliver 87.

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 3:15.74; SOFLO: 5. Dahlia Hirsh 3:30.04; 13-14, 1. Anaveronica Rosano Sam, CM 3:16.67; 15-18, 1. Sasha Cejas, GRSC 3:21.73

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Salome Paniagua, Unattached 1:18.37; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Avila 1:18.51, time drop, 2.21, 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:19.08, time drop 1.83; 11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 1:09.16; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 1:11.06, time drop 2.91, 6. Genesis Escobar 1:12.77, time drop, 1.17; 13-14, 1. Andrea Federica Freites, Azura 1:05.91; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:06.61, time drop 1.14, 8. Mariann Catalasan; 15-18, 1. Sofia Avellaneda, Sunrise 1:06.78; SOFLO: 2. Maria Herne 1:07.16, time drop 3.89.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Salome Paniagua, Unattached 43.23; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 45.04, time drop 0.43, 7. Francesca Perry 46.24, time drop 0.19, 9. Jemma Baldwin 46.43; 11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 38.14; SOFLO: 3. Giada Porven 40.31; 13-14, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 35.99; SOFLO: 3. Ava Kuznik 36.50, 4. Mariann Catalasan 36.54, 7. Leah Pando 38.18, 8. Kaitlyn Barrios 39.04; 15-18, 1. Abigail Juodozevicius, RANS 37.12.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:39.98; 11-12, 1. Karen Alcala, BM 1:29.23; 13-14, 1. Camille Schechter, CANE 1:12.79; 15-18, 1. Anabela Shearer, Sunrise 1:12.62.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alessandra Gendarmi, SOFLO 49.09; SOFLO: 4. Alexandra Strong 51.87, 8. Saree Young 52.42, 10. Jordan Evans 53.21, 11. Mackenzie McPherson 53.34; 11-12, 1. Oneika Gayle, Sunrise 41.98; 13-14, 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, CCPR 39.65; SOFLO: 2. Ava Kuznik 40.00, time drop 2.56; 15-18, 1. Maria Herne, SOFLO 40.08.

200-meter medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:46.36 (Alexandra Strong, Shelby Evans, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila), 2. SOFLO B 2:58.01 (Jemma Baldwin, Alessandra Gendarmi, Saree Young, Olivia Wilson), 3. Sunrise 3:16.03; 11-12, 1. Azura 2:30.06, 2. SOFLO A 2:32.93 (Dahlia Hirsh, Sarah Vasquez, Genesis Escobar, Giada Porven); 13-14, 1. SOFLO A 2:20.68 (Mariann Catalasan, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Kaitlyn Barrios, Ava Kuznik).

1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 19:32.83; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 20:40.09, time drop, 7.90

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 3:07.14; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 2:54.59; SOFLO: 5. Lucas Porven 3:05.51; 15-18, 1. Dilhan Flores 2:56.00.

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Marco Rodriguez, BMHG 1:19.29; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 1:20.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rincon, MWA 1:07.51; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 59.31; 15-18, 1. Gabriel Rovira, CCPR 1:00.54; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Alfonso 1:00.61, time drop 0.74.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1.Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 40.97; 11-12, 1. Jaden Amores, SOFLO 37.21; SOFLO: 4. Matt McVeigh 40.27; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 31.01; SOFLO: 6. Austin Nelson 34.59, time drop 0.38; 15-18, 1. Isaac Paiz, Sunrise 33.21.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Daniel Adan, MACM 1:40.48; 11-12, 1. Giovanni Gianfriddo, Sunrise 1:21.81; SOFLO: 2. Jaden Amores 1:23.73, time drop 1.61; 13-14, 1. Josue Paiz, Sunrise 1:08.10; 15-18, 1. Christian Vasquez, SOFLO 1:06.53, time drop 0.93; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Alfonso 1:07.30, time drop 3.09.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 47.37; SOFLO: 3. Aryav Thakur 50.48, time drop, 7. Emiliano Cavani 55.74; 11-12, 1. Nathan Angel, MAC 46.11; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 37.00; 15-18, 1. Alexander Blandon, SOFLO 36.61, time drop 1.64; SOFLO: 3. Christian Vasquez 40.48.

200-meter medley relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 3:05.49 (Emiliano Cavani, Dylan McVeigh, Ryan Harries, Aryav Thakur); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:38.75 (Jaden Amores, Benjamin Kim, Nicholas Pelaez, Matt McVeigh); 15-18, 1. SOFLO A 2:04.98 (Manuel Martinez, Ryan Alfonso, Christian Vasquez, Alexander Blandon), 2. Cooper City 2:06.75.

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 19:44.33; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 18:32.65.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Ends Successful Southern Zone South Sectional Championships With Highest Finish, More Time Standards


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 14, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had its most successful Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in team history at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

On Sunday, the Sharks finished third among combined teams, third (682 points) among men’s teams and fifth (576 teams) among women’s teams in the four-day, 61-team meet. South Florida Aquatic Club was the highest Florida Gold Coast finisher. Host Gator Swim Club defended its titles.

Lance Lesage, 16, picked up his second Summer Junior National qualifying standard. On Saturday, he got his first junior national cut in the 100-meter backstroke in 58.60 and on Sunday he made his 200-meter backstroke cut with a fifth-place finish in a lifetime-best time of 2:06.42, shaving 2.77 seconds off his previous best of 2:09.19. He finished with 68 points in high point.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, earned her time standard in the 200-meter backstroke to qualify for the USA Swimming Futures Championships in 2:24.54, dropping 3.30 seconds. Schleicher finished with 65 points in high point.

Kathleen Golding, 18, won the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 8:49.37, dropping 18.78 seconds. She finished with 83 points in high point.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

SOFLO’s 400-meter freestyle relay was second in 3:56.87 with Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane and Mallory Schleicher.

Mary Smutny, 18, was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.36. She finished with 80.5 points in high point.

Schleicher was also fifth in the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 9:08.45, dropping 4.92 off her previous best of 9:13.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, was ninth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:06.05, dropping 1.20 seconds off his previous best of 2:07.25.

Molly Golding, 16, was 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.75. She finished 31 points in high point.

Dominic Bono, 16, dropped 13.74 seconds off his 1500-meter freestyle time in 16:38.08. His previous best was 16:51.80.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered were host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

SUNDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,724, 2. Bolles 726, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 682, 4. Metro Aquatics 596, 5. St. Petersburg Aquatics 502, 8. St. Andrew’s Swimming 319.5, 12. Azura Florida Aquatics 218, 19. FAST 122, 20. TS Aquatics 116, 35. YMCA of SOuth Florida 52, 41. East Coast Aquatic Club 35, 52. Jupiter 17, 57. Wahoos of Wellington 11.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,562, 2. Blue Dolfins 949.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 934.5, 4. Bolles 601, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 576, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 310, 11. Hurricane Aquatics 231, 13. Metro Aquatics 209.5, 14. St. Andrew’s 186, 22. TS Aquatics 101, 23. Azura 97, 26. North Palm Beach 86, 27. Gulliver 76, 32. Eagle Aquatics 54, 35. Jupiter 42, 52. Golden Panthers Aquatics 15, 57. FAST 9, 60. Wahoos of Wellington 2.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Nikki Miller, GSC 2:14.88, 2. Caroline Cooper, HIGH 2:16.22, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:16.36, 27. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:26.97.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny 59.04, 25. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding, SOFLO 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:11.32, 2. Rosie Zavaros, Unattached 2:14.31, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:15.84, 19. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:24.54, time drop 3.30.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:56.40, 2. SOFLO A 3:56.87 (Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Blue Dolfins 3:57.09, 18. SOFLO B 4:18.89 (Jacqueline Lugo, Molly Golding, Sara Quintero, Sarah Acevedo).

800-meter freestyle:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 8:49.37, time drop 18.78, 2. Savanna Faulconer, GSC 8:56.06, 3. Alixandra Roy, HIGH 9:04.83, 5. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 9:08.45, time drop 4.92.

MEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Sterling Crane, EAJ 2:01.08, 2. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:02.71, 3. Mason Laur, T2 2:04.35, 9. Rafael Rodriguez. SOFLO 2:06.95, time drop 1.02.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 59.04, 25. Paige Lane 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Kiernan Smith, RA 2:02.38, 2. Brett Saunders, TEAM 2:05.05, 3. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:05.08, 5. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:06.42, time drop 2.77, 19. Marco Cabrera Duarte, SOFLO 2:10.94.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:30.43, 2. Bolles 3:32.44, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:35.64, 7. SOFLO A 3:39.07 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Miguel Sierra), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.53 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Juan Colmenares, Marco Cabrera Duarte).

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Nicholas Sweetser, GSC 15:30.27, 2. Arik Katz, SRQ 15:33.92, 3. Matthew Anderson, GSC 15:49.40, 16. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:38.08, time drop 13.74.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine With Wins, Time Drops, Cut Times On Day Two Of LCM BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 13, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another successful day of racing at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM South Championships Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO’s winners were:

Sophia Grubbs, 100-meter backstroke, 1:15.82, time drop,

Maria Herne, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:30.57, BB.

Alessandra Gendarmi, 50-meter freestyle, 35.96, time drop.

Benjamin Kim, 50-meter butterfly, 37.01, time drop, FGJO.

Juancamilo Rivero, 100-meter breaststroke 1:17.31, SR19.

Aldo Zepeda, 200-meter backstroke 2:28.75, time drop

SOFLO also won the girls’ 7-10 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:29.99 and 13-14 in 2:01.96. SOFLO boys won the 11-12 relay in 2:11.20 and 13-14 in 2:00.71.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Alessandra Gendarmi, second, 100-meter backstroke 1:34.36, time drop; third, 100-meter breaststroke 1:53.39.

Sarah Vasquez, second, 100-meter backstroke 1:23.73, time drop, FGJO; second, 100-meter breaststroke 1:35.65, time drop, BB.

Ava Kuznik, 50-meter butterfly, second 33.59, time drop, FGJO.

Mikhel Martin, second, 50-meter butterfly 42.69; third, 100-meter backstroke 1:35.75, time drop.

Ryan Harries, second, 100-meter backstroke 1:36.90, time drop

Natalia Sibug, third, 100-meter backstroke 1:16.61, FGJO.

Adrian Hernandez, third, 100-meter backstroke, 1:11.62, time drop, FGJO.

Saree Young, third, 50-meter butterfly 43.33.

Alexandra Strong, third, 50-meter freestyle, 36.60, time drop.

Maria Herne, third, 50-meter freestyle, 31.24, time drop, BB.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

Among other FGC teams are Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Isabella Montes, BMHG 2:58.69; 15-18, 1. Brooke Mundy, MCDA 2:51.89.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Ramraj, SUN 1:32.59; SOFLO: 2. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:34.36, time drop 3.62, 3. Mikhel Martin 1:35.75, time drop 2.81, 6. Sophia Avila 1:36.74; 11-12, 1. Lorelei Santos, CCPR 1:21.07; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 1:23.73, time drop; 13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 1:15.82, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Natalia Sibug 1:16.61, 7. Leah Pando 1:18.14, time drop; 15-18, 1. Karina Manrique, Unattached 1:19.47.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Antonia Moreno, GRSC 42.11; SOFLO: 2. Mikhel Martin 42.69, 3. Saree Young 43.33, 5. Francesca Perry 44.82, 9. Amanda Grubbs 46.88, 10. Mackenzie McPherson 46.93; 11-12, 1. Ainnara Lazzaro, SDST 37.04; 13-14, 1. Victoria Reveron, EA 32.96; SOFLO: 2. Ava Kuznik 33.59, time drop; 15-18, 1. Rebeca Levin, CCPR 33.79.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Chloe Schechter, CANE 1:47.23; SOFLO: 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:53.39, 4. Alexandra Strong 1:53.78, 5. Mackenzie McPherson 1:54.06, 6. Jordan Evans 1:55.40, time drop 2.69; 11-12, 1. Oneika Gayle, SUN 1:34.54; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 1:35.65, time drop, 4. Calista Harries 1:36.98, time drop, 5. Elise Dinehart 1:37.20, time drop; 13-14, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 1:25.09; 15-18, 1. Maria Herne, SOFLO 1:30.57.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Alessandra Gendarmi, SOFLO 35.86, time drop 0.85; SOFLO: 3. Alexandra Strong 36.60, time drop 1.33, 5. Mikhel Martin 37.37, 9. Amanda Grubbs 38.24, time drop 1.62; 11-12, 1. Deniz Sirma, Azura 32.46; 13-14, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 30.12; SOFLO: 5. Ava Kuznik 30.65, time drop; 15-18, 1. Carolina Saumelli, MAC 30.64; SOFLO: 3. Maria Herne 31.24, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:49.51; 13-14, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:42.37; 15-18, 1. Brooke Mundy, MCDA 2:51.30.

200-meter freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. SOFLO A 2:29.99 (Jemma Baldwin, Mikhel Martin, Sophia Avila, Alessandra Gendarmi), 2. SOFLO B 2:36.10 (Mackenzie McPherson, Alexandra Strong, Olivia Wilson, Francesca Perry), 3. Sunrise Swimming 2:45.09; 11-12, 1. Azura 2:13.04, 2. SOFLO A 2:15.08 (Elise Dinehart, Dahlia Hirsh, Sarah Vasquez, Genesis Escobar); 13-14, 1. SOFLO A 2:01.96 (Sophia Grubbs, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Kaitlyn Barrios, Ava Kuznik).

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Andres Teran, Azura 2:35.06; 15-18, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:21.52.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Lucas Romeo, MACM 1:35.80; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 1:36.80, time drop 1.16; 11-12, 1. Victor Coronel, Unattached 1:21.49; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, Azura 1:10.44; SOFLO: 3. Adrian Hernandez 1:11.62, time drop, 6. Austin Nelson 1:14.63, time drop; 15-18, 1. Sebastian Lopez, MWA 1:10.11; SOFLO: 4. Christian Vasquez 1:13.85, time drop.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Liam Fothergill, MWA 42.14; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Harries 44.02, 6. Emiliano Cavani 52.09; 11-12, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 37.01, time drop; 13-14, 1. Josue Paiz, SUN 30.96; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 32.55; 15-18, 1. Ivan Miskevich, OSC 31.29; SOFLO: 5. Alexander Blandon 32.05.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 1:43.74; SOFLO: 5. Aryav Thakur 1:51.12, time drop 1.28; 11-12, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 1:33.23; 13-14, 1. Dylan Rodriguez, MAC 1:19.83; 15-18, 1. Juancamilo Rivero, SOFLO 1:17.31; SOFLO: 5. Alexander Blandon 1:25.28.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Robinson Naranjo, BMHG 35.43; SOFLO: 9. Ryan Harries 37.40, time drop 0.19; 11-12, 1. Karvin Jay Ortiz, Azura 31.32; SOFLO: 4. Luca Hincapie 31.68, time drop, 7. Alession Mazzi 32.43; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, MWA 27.75; 15-18, 1. Bryan Castro, MAC 27.63.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 2:28.75, time drop 7.93, 7. Matthew Kim 2:41.55, time drop 3.48; 15-18, 1. Sebastian Lopez, MWA 2:38.78, SOFLO: 2. Christian Vasquez 2:42.56.

200-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:11.20; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A 2:00.71 (Adrian Hernandez, Matthew Kim, Austin Nelson, Lucas Porven); 15-18, 1. Cooper City 1:52.65.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM Championships South

When: Sunday

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Schedule: Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Of note: The meet is co-hosted by Sunrise Swimming, Sunrise Swimming Booster Club and City of Sunrise…In addition to SOFLO and Sunrise, 34 FGC teams will compete…Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and available online and Meet Mobile…for more information call meet director Christi Woolger at 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Make Olympic Trials, Junior Nationals and Futures Cuts On Day Three Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 13, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club turned in some outstanding big meet qualifying swims on Day Three of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Saturday night at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

University of Texas-bound Mary Smutny, 18, made her U.S. Olympic trials cut in the 400-meter freestyle. Smutny was second in a lifetime-best 4:16.77, shaving 1.74 off her previous best of 4:18.51. Her splits were 1:02.38, 1:05.51, 1:05.14 and 1:03.74.

Lance Lesage, 16, made his first Summer Junior Nationals cut in the 100-meter backstroke with a seventh-place time of 58.60, a best time by 1.16 off his previous best of 59.76. He went 59.14 in prelims.

Miguel Sierra, 16, made his first USA Swimming Futures Championships cut in the 100-meter butterfly in a time trial of 58.07. His opening split was 27.21. He was also 14th in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.69.

SOFLO men’s team is third with 456 points among 61 teams. The women’s team is fifth with 387.5 points among 58 teams. Host Gator Swim Club leads both categories.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Kathleen Golding, fourth, 400-meter freestyle, 4:18.14, time drop 15.78.

The men’s 400-meter medley relay was third in 3:58.38 with Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez and Miguel Sierra.

The women’s 400-meter medley relay team was sixth in 4:26.62 with Kelley Heron, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny and Kathleen Golding.

SOFLO has 23 swimmers competing in the meet.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

SATURDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. Gator Swim Club 1,266.5, 2. Bolles 482, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 456, 4. Metro Aquatics 454, 5. Blue Dolfins 366, 9. St. Andrew’s 253, 10. Azura 218, 11. St. Andrew’s 207, 19. FAST 95, 21. TS Aquatics 85, 36. YMCA of South Florida 42.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,136, 2. Sarasota Sharks 768, 3. Blue Dolfins 704.5, 4. Bolles 409, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 387.5, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 251, 10. Metro Aquatics 183, 11. St. Andrew’s 171, 15. Hurricane Aquatics 125, 18. Azura 97, 23. North Palm Beach 73, 24. TS Aquatics 69.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

100-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 1:01.56, 2. Sherridon Dresel, GSC 1:02.55, 3. Ella Bathurst, Unattached 1:03.55; SOFLO: 20. Kelley Heron 1:06.97, time drop 0.34.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 32.40, 2. Taylor Grabenhorst, BD 33.83, 3. Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter 34.33; SOFLO: 20. Molly Golding 35.77, time drop 0.23.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Sherridon Dressel, GSC 27.06, 2. Madeline Burt, SWIM 27.87, 3. Kathryn Saurborn, PSA 27.92; SOFLO: 25. Mary Smutny 28.47, time drop 0.95.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Kelly Fertel, GSC 2:14.44, 2. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:16.63, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:17.62; SOFLO: 19. Mallory Schleicher 2:25.73, time drop 0.73.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Gabrielle Hillis, GSC 25.88, 2. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 25.93, 3. Alexis Mulvihill, TEAM 26.02; SOFLO: 14. Mary Smutny 27.82.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:14.93, 2. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 4:16.77, time drop 1.74, 3. Georgia Darwent, GSC 4:17.56; SOFLO: 4. Kathleen Golding 4:18.14, time drop 15.78, 15. Mallory Schleicher 4:28.81.

400-meter medley relay: 1. Blue Dolfins 4:17.44, 2. Gator Swim Club 4:19.61, 3. Sarasota Sharks 4:21.67, 6. SOFLO A 4:26.62 (Kelley Heron, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding).

MEN’S RESULTS

100-meter backstroke:
1. Ethan Beach, Unattached 56.81, 2. Dakota Mahaffey, Unattached 57.42, 3. Joseph Licht, TBAC 57.92; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 58.60, time drop 1.16, 18. Marco Cabrera Duarte 1:00.35, time drop 0.33.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Jared Pike, TIDE 28.71, 2. Marco Guarente, Unattached 29.13, 3. Juan Sequera, CS 29.86; SOFLO: 17. Juan Pablo Pineda 30.36, time drop 0.50.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Bayley Main, GSC 24.77, 2. Alec Dawson, GSC 25.51, 3. Sterling Crane, EAJ 25.70; SOFLO: 14. Miguel Sierra 26.69.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Grant Sanders, Unattached 2:02.10, 2. Gerry Quinn, GSC 2:05.50, 3. Brett Saundrs, TEAM 2:06.72; SOFLO: 15. Rafael Rodriguez 2:13.37, 24. Dominic Bono 2:16.66, 30. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:15.09.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Alberto Mestre Vivas, GSC 22.65, 2. Willie Davis, GSC 23.34, 3. William Davis, GSC 23.64.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Kieran Smith, RA 3:50.99, 2. Nicholas Sweetser, GSC 3:57.36, 3. Arik Katz, SRQ 3:57.93.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Gator Swim CLub 3:55.23, 2. Bolles 3:56.14, 3. SOFLO A 3:58.38 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Miguel Sierra).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championships, LCM

When: Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, finals 4 p.m.

Where: University of Florida, Stephen O’Connell Center Pool, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. The tournament was capped at 650 swimmers. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-338-9300.

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

SOFLO Sharks Shine With Wins, Time Drops On Opening Day Of LCM BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 13, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club turned in a strong opening day at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM South Championships Friday at Sunrise Civic Center.

The Sharks had some impressive wins and time drops during timed finals.

Among SOFLO’s individual champions were:

Ava Kuznik, 13, 200-meter freestyle, 2:23.99, time drop 17.51.

Alexandra Strong, 10, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.23.

Sophia Grubbs, 14, 200-meter individual medley, 2:38.68, time drop 5.78.

Leeann Ranalli, 16, 200-meter individual medley, 2:50.25. She was also second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:07.93.

Among other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Sarah Vasquez, 11, second, 400-meter freestyle, 5:19.36, time drop 3.37.

Alessio Mazzi, 12, second, 200-meter freestyle, 2:29.06, time drop, 8.68.

Mariann Catalasan, 13, third, 200-meter individual medley, 2:43.09, time drop 9.48.

Leah Pando, 13, third, 400-meter freestyle, 5:12.16, time drop 6.63.

Ryan Harries, 10, third, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.40, time drop 7.38.

Christian Vasquez, 15, third, 200-meter indivudual medley, 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

Among other FGC teams are Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:54.59; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Mikhel Martin 3:05.13, 9. Shelby Evans 3:07.14, time drop 4.53, 10. Jemma Baldwin 3:09.15; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:30.24; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.38, time drop 1.87, 10. Genesis Escobar 2:39.10, time drop 0.58; 13-14, 1. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 2:23.99, time drop 17.51; 15-18, 1. Sofia Avellaneda, SUN 2:24.48; SOFLO: 7. Maria Herne 2:34.80, time drop 1.01.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 3:20.23; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:26.26, time drop, 5.61, 5. Saree Young 3:27.55, 7. Shelby Evans 3:30.99, time drop 4.99, 8. Jemma Baldwin 3:32.33; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 2:49.27, 9. Elise Dinehart 3:18.05; 13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:38.68, time drop 5.78; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 2:43.09, time drop 9.48; 15-18, 1. Leeann Ranalli, SOFLO 2:50.25; SOFLO: 4. Maria Herne 2:56.85, 5. Alana Deo 2:57.94.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 5:18.42; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 5:19.36, time drop 3.37, 6. Genesis Escobar 5:34.95, time drop 11.95; 13-14, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 4:51.36; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 5:12.16, time drop 6.63; 15-18, 1. Brooke Mundy, MCDA 5:02.23; SOFLO: 2. Leeann Ranalli 5:07.93, 7. Alana Deo 5:38.46.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 5:56.72; 13-14, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 5:49.17.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 2:42.03; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:57.47, time drop 9.62; 11-12, 1. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 2:27.58; SOFLO: 2. Alessio Mazzi 2:29.06, time drop 8.68, 4. Nicholas Pelaez 2:31.06, time drop 2.65, 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:32.98, time drop 3.08; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 2:11.04; SOFLO: 4. Aldo Zepeda 2:14.55, time drop 4.40, 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:15.67, time drop 0.90; 15-18, 1. John Fanjul, GRSC 2:13.99; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Alfonso 2:16.77.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, Unattached 3:17.13; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 3:20.40, time drop 7.38; 11-12, 1. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 2:39.54; 13-14, 1. Reinel Lorenzo, MAC 2:35.38; 15-18, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:29.74, time drop 9.88; SOFLO: 3. Christian Vasquez 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

400-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Diego Diaz, BMHG 6:05.55; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 5:23.58; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 4:43.51, 6. Lucas Porven 4:58.83; 15-18, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:35.65.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 6:14.14; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 5:20.52; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 5:23.98, time drop 0.92.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM Championships South

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m, finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Of note: The meet is co-hosted by Sunrise Swimming, Sunrise Swimming Booster Club and City of Sunrise…In addition to SOFLO and Sunrise, 34 FGC teams will compete…Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and available online and Meet Mobile…for more information call meet director Christi Woolger at 954-747-4635.

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

SOFLO Men Remain Second; Golding, Lesage Top Finishers After Day Two Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 12, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club men’s team remained in second place after competition heated up on Day Two of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Friday at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

SOFLO is second among a field of 52 men’s teams with 311 points. Defending champion Gator Swim Club is leading with 664 and pulling away.

SOFLO women are fourth among a field of 48 women’s teams with 232 points. Gator Swim Club also leads the women’s standings with 619 points followed by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks with 552 and Blue Dolfins with 444.

Kathleen Golding and Lance Lesage led SOFLO in second day action.

Florida-bound Golding, 18, was fifth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:52.51. She has 25 points in high point.

Lesage, 16, was ninth in the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 27.70 with a time drop of 0.18. He has 20 points in high point.

Dominic Bono, 16, had a nice time drop of 6.93 seconds in the 400-meter individual medley to finish 14th in 4:39.34, the first time Bono has cracked 4:40 in the event. He first bettered his previous best of 4:46.27 in prelims in 4:40.96 and then dropped even more time in finals.

SOFLO’s men’s 800-meter freestyle relay was fifth in 8:00.21 with Lesage, Philopatier Ibrahim, Rafael Rodriguez and Miguel Sierra. The women’s relay was seventh in 8:49.18 with Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Mallory Schleicher and Sarah Acevedo.

Venezuelan Marco Guarente, an Azura Florida Aquatics alum and Cypress Bay High School graduate, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.81. Guarente is a junior at University of Florida.

SOFLO has 23 swimmers competing in the meet.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

FRIDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. Gator Swim Club 664, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 311, 3. Metro Aquatics 309, 4. Blue Dolfins 256, 5. Bolles 201, 9. St. Andrew’s 146, 15. Azura 95, 17. TS Aquatics 71, 25. FAST 44, 26. YMCA of South Florida 40.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 619, 2. Sarasota Sharks 553, 3. Blue Dolfins 444.5, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 232.5, 5. Bolles 216, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 143, 9. Metro Aquatics 128, 11. St. Andrew’s 123, 14. Hurricane Aquatics 71, 20. TS Aquatics 48, 23. Azura 38, 26. North Palm Beach 34, 28. Gulliver 30.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:01.96, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 2:02.09, 3. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 2:02.50.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 1:10.34, 2. Taylor Grabenhorst, BD 1:12.12, 2. Madison Koutavas, BSS 1:13.34; SOFLO: 21. Molly Golding 1:16.41.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 28.67, 2. Ella Bathurst, Unattached 30.03, 3. Carmen Marquez, Azura 30.22; SOFLO: 23. Kelley Heron 32.34.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:44.12, 2. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 4:49.64, 3. Savanna Faulconer, GSC 4:50.44; SOFLO: 5. Kathleen Golding 4:52.51, 11. Mallory Schleicher 5:02.90, time drop, 1.72, 19. Molly Golding 5:11.72, time drop, 0.33.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Sarasota Sharks 8:25.04, 2. Bolles 8:37.53, 3. Blue Dolfins 8:40.19, 7. SOFLO A 8:49.18 (Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Mallory Schleicher, Sarah Acevedo), 12. SOFLO B 9:22.35 (Jacqueline Lugo, Sara Quintero, Molly Golding, Sally Golding).

MEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Andrea D’Arrigo, GSC 1:50.67, 2. Gerry Quinn, GSC 1:50.71, 3. Lucas Cote, SPA 1:53.11.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Marco Guarente, Unattached 1:02.81, 2. Grant Sanders, Unattached 1:03.87, 3. Jared Pike, TIDE 1:04.00; SOFLO: 15. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:07.95.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Dakota Mahaffey, Unattached 26.44, 2. Ethan Beach, Unattached 26.53, 3. Conor Lynch, YCF 26.79; SOFLO: 9. Lance Lesage 27.70, time drop, 0.18, 16. Marco Cabrera Duarte 29.75, 23. Sebastian Lares 29.55, 24. Juan Colmenares 29.76

100-meter butterfly:
1. William Davis, GSC 54.12, 2. Willie Davis, GSC 55.09, 3. Sterling Crane, EAJ 55.23; SOFLO: 16. Rafael Rodriguez 58.13.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Kiernan Smith, RA 4:17.26, 2. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 4:27.48, 3. Grant Sanders, Unattached 4:31.89; SOFLO: 14. Dominic Bono 4:39.34, time drop, 6.93, 29. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:49.22.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 7:44.40, 2. Metro Aquatics 7:51.11, 3. Bolles 7:55.19, 5. SOFLO A 8:00.21 (Lance Lesage, Philopatier Ibrahim, Rafael Rodriguez, Miguel Sierra), 14. SOFLO B 8:15.37 (Robert Wilson, Marco Cabrera Duarte, Sebastian Lares, Leonardo Mateus).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championships, LCM

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, finals 4 p.m.

Where: University of Florida, Stephen O’Connell Center Pool, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. The tournament was capped at 650 swimmers. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-338-9300.

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