Italy Sweeps Top Five; Lares, Acevedo Top SOFLO Finishers Friday At Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier


By Sharon Robb

February 7, 2020–Two-time Italian Olympian and current world champion Gabriele Detti opened the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier Friday with a win at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Detti, 25, world champion in the 800-meter freestyle, won the event in 7:55.49, slower than his 7:45 seed time.

Italian swimmers swept the top five places. Olympic champion Gregorio Paltrinieri, 25, was second in 8:02.14.

SOFLO’s top finishers were Sebastian Lares, 15, and Sarah Acevedo, 16. Lares was 13th in 9:07.43, bettering his previous time of 9:25.19, dropping 17.76 seconds. Acevedo was 26th in 9:51.87.

Lares and Acevedo are among 42 swimmers (22 girls and 20 boys) competing in 196 individual events and one relay event in timed finals.

Two sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8:45 for the 400-meter individual medley, 10 a.m. for the 1,500-meter freestyle and 3:45 p.m. for the 400-meter freestyle, all timed finals.

In addition to SOFLO, the field features a mix of international swimmers and Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Pine Crest, East Coast Aquatic, SwimFast, North Palm Beach, Metro Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, TS Aquatics and Italy.

FRIDAY RESULTS
800-meter freestyle

1. Gabriele Detti, Italy 7:55.49, 2. Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy 8:02.14, 3. Domenico Acerenza, Italy 8:04.93, 4. Marco De Tullio, Italy 8:07.77, 5. Nicola Roberto, Italy 8:17.76, 6. Yeziel Morales, Azura 8:18.25, 7. Joaquin Vargas, Unattached 8:21.16, 8. Simona Quadarella, Italy 8:27.07, 9. Gabriel Araya, Azura 8:28.17, 10. Matheo Mateos, Azura 8:39.68.

SOFLO: 13. Sebastian Lares 9:07.43, time drop, 15. Robert Wilson 9:12.70, 18. Yannai Michael 9:23.90, time drop, 19. Leonardo Mateus 9:28.06, 26. Sarah Acevedo 9:51.87.

IF YOU GO

What: FGC Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier

When: Saturday

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., Session III, 3:45 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Of note: Admission is $5 per person, per session. All sessions passes are available. Heat sheets will be posted online and Meet Mobile. For more information, call 954-452-2526.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Compete This Weekend In Coral Springs Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, February 6, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club will have 75 swimmers competing in this weekend’s Coral Springs Open Invitational at Coral Springs Aquatic Center’s Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

The long course meters meet will be timed finals.

SOFLO Sharks will have 41 boys and 34 girls racing in 275 individual events over three days.

Among SOFLO swimmers competing are: Sarah Bedoya, Kaitlyn Consuegra, Fiorella Di Salvo, Elise Dinehart, Hashan Ekanayake, Marvan Ekanayake, Shelby Evans, Jordan Evans, Ryan Harries, Mariana Pinto, Lucas Porven and Juan Vallmitjana.

In addition to SOFLO, some of the Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Blue Marlins, City of Miami Parks, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, Midtown Weston, Eagle Aquatics, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics. Sunrise Swimming and host Coral Springs Swim Club.

The 500-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley events will open the meet on Friday.

IF YOU GO

What: Coral Springs Open Invitational.

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. timed finals.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Center, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

How To Get There: If taking 1-95, take Copans Road exit and go west approx. 10 miles. Copans turns into Royal Palm Blvd., after crossing 441. The Aquatic Complex will be on the right hand side ½ mile after crossing Coral Ridge Drive. If taking Sawgrass Expressway, exit on Sample Road East.Continue East on Sample to first light, Coral Ridge Drive. Turn Right onto Coral Ridge, continue South to Royal Palm Blvd. Turn right onto Royal Palm. The Aquatic Complex will be on the right hand side (1/2 Mile).

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and may be found at http://www.swimcssc.com. Concession stand will be available. For questions or more information call 954-340-5032.

SOFLO Swimmers Among Field For Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

February 6, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete Friday and Saturday in the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO has 42 swimmers (22 girls and 20 boys) competing in 196 individual events and one relay event in timed finals.

Among SOFLO swimmers are Paige Lane, Mallory Schleicher, Philopatier Ibrahim, Miguel Sierra, Sebastian Lares, Gaby Banks, Alex Golding, Molly Golding, John Paul Handal, Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez and Nicolas Rossi.

SOFLO teammates Maddie Smutny and Sarah Acevedo are seeded one-two in the 200-meter butterfly.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson is seeded first in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.59. SOFLO teammate Olivia Dinehart is seeded second in 1:13.03.

Atkinson is also seeded first in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.65 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:23.45.

Italian swimmers dominate the top seeds including Olympic champion Gregorio Paltrinieri. He is seeded first in the 1500-meter freestyle in 14:34 and 800-meter freestyle in 7:39.

The meet begins 4:15 p.m. on Friday with the 800-meter freestyle in Session I. Two sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 8:45 for the 400-meter individual medley, 10 a.m. for the 1,500-meter freestyle and 3:45 p.m. for the 400-meter freestyle, all timed finals.

In addition to SOFLO, the field features a mix of international swimmers and Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Pine Crest, East Coast Aquatic, SwimFast, North Palm Beach, Metro Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, TS Aquatics and Italy.

IF YOU GO

What: FGC Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier

When: Friday-Saturday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 4:15 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., Session III, 3:45 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Of note: Admission is $5 per person, per session. All sessions passes are available. Heat sheets will be posted online and Meet Mobile. For more information, call 954-452-2526.

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

Bono, Schleicher Top SOFLO Finishers At BRST Mile By Moonlight


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, February 2, 2020—Dominic Bono and Mallory Schleicher were top South Florida Aquatic Club finishers at the Boca Raton Swim Team Mile by Moonlight Friday at Boca Raton High School Aquatics Center.

Bono, 16, was fouth overall in 16 minutes, 23.66 seconds to lead SOFLO boys among a mixed field of 152 swimmers. Rafael Rodriguez, 18, was fifth overall in 16:35.41.

Schleicher, 16, was top SOFLO girls’ finisher and 17th overall in 17:22.86. Olivia Dinehart, 15, was 18th overall in 17:26.16

SOFLO had 24 swimmers entered, up from 11 last year, competing in the 1,650-yard freestyle solely on opening night.

Boca Raton Aquatics and Boca Raton Swim Team hosted the event.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 17:22.86, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:26.16, 3. Nicole Aldrich, NPB 17:39.79, 4. Lilia Blanco, PB 17:45.69, 5. Maddie Smutney, SOFLO 17:46.04, time drop; 6. Elena Dinehart 17:46.31, time drop, 7. Ella Martinez, SAS 17:54.60, 8. Adrianna Barone, SAS 18:03.63, 9. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 18:05.24, 10. Riley MacVane, NPB 18:10.44; SOFLO: 15. Michelle Marinheiro 18:24.54.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:
1. Hector Paz, MAC 15:45.92, 2 Nestor Montero, MAC 15:56.87, 3. Carlos Nava, MAC 16:06.15; 6. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 16:37.94, 7. Santiago Espinoza, SAS 16:50.37, 9. Yender Rojas, MAC 16:54.02, 10. Giuliano Brunetti, PB 17:04.55; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 16:23.66, 5. Rafael Rodriguez 16:35.41, 8. Sebastian Lares 16:51.11, time drop, 11. John Paul Handal 17:06.23, 14. Yannai Michael 17:19.99, time drop, 15. Leonardo Mateus 17:21.30, 19. Alejandro Mateus 17:27.85, time drop,

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

SOFLO Swimmers Will Go The Distance At Mile By Moonlight Friday In Boca Raton


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, January 31, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club will compete Friday in the Boca Raton Swim Team Mile by Moonlight at the Boca Raton High School Aquatics Center.

The 1,650-yard freestyle will be held at 5 p.m. Warm-up is 4 p.m.

SOFLO has 24 swimmers, up from 11 last year, competing in the 1,650-yard freestyle solely on opening night.

They are:

Sarah Acevedo, 16, Dominic Bono, 16, Nick Chaimowicz, 17, Elena Dinehart, 15, Olivia

Dinehart, 15, Pilar Duranti, 12, Hashan Ekanayake, 13, Marvan Ekanayake, 13, Genesis

Escobar, 12, Alex Golding, 15, Felix Gonzalez, John Paul Handal, 17, Philopatier

Ibrahim, 17, Sebastian Lares, 15, Michelle Marinheiro, 17, Alejandro Mateus, 14,

Manuel Melendez, 16, Yannai Michael, 15, Nicholas Pelaez, 13, Rafael Rodriguez, 18,

Mallory Schleicher, Madeline Smutny, 14, and Juan Vallmitjana, 11.

Boca Raton Aquatics and Boca Raton Swim Team are hosting the meet.

IF YOU GO

What: Mile by Moonlight

When: Friday, 5 p.m.

Where: Boca Raton Community High School Aquatics Center, 1501 NW 15th Court.

Admission: $2. Heat sheets free and should be on brswim.com. For information call 561-251-3724.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Sweeps Combined, Girls And Boys Team Titles At TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 28, 2020–With a strong finish in the final two sessions, South Florida Aquatic Club won the TYR SOFLO Open Sunday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

SOFLO, with the largest team of 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls) won the combined team title with a record 1,888 points ahead of early leader Metro Aquatics with 1,525.

SOFLO won the men’s title with 900.5 and Metro Aquatics was runner-up with 864. SOFLO won the women’s title with 987.5 and Midtown Weston Aquatics was second with 838.5.

SOFLO’s A relay of Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson, Sebastian Lares and Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Other SOFLO winners were:

Sarah Acevedo, 200-yard butterfly, 2:11.57.

Olivia Dinehart, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.63; 100-yard freestyle, 54.15.

Elena Dinehart, 200-yard backstroke, 2:11.63.

Alejandro Mateus, 50-yard backstroke 27.17, time drop.

Rafael Rodriguez, 50-yard backstroke, 25.41; 200-yard backstroke 1:55.84.

Manuel Melendez, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.42.

Connor Jimenez, 50-yard backstroke, 34.06.

Ryam Harries, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:23.37.

Several SOFLO swimmers had time drops and several finishes in the top five. Depth and talent played key roles in SOFLO’s success.

Among teams that competed in the Florida Gold Coast meet were Midtown Weston, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Cyclones, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 987.5, 2. Midtown Weston 838.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 661, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 273, 5. Unattached Midtown Weston 100.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 900.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 864, 3. Midtown Weston 432.5, 4. Ransom Everglades 311, 5. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 209.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 987.5, 2. Midtown Weston 838.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 661, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 273, 5. Unattached Midtown Weston 100.

SESSION THREE
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-and-over, 1. Midtown Weston A 1:43.81, 2. Midtown Weston B 1:45.33, 3. SOFLO B 1:47.74 (Sarah Acevedo, JennaMarie Brames, Sophia Bedoya, Mallory Schleicher), 4. SOFLO A 1:47.95 (Paige Lane, Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Olivia Dinehart).

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 29.79; SOFLO: 6. Mariann Catalasan 32.04, , 12. Leah Pando 35.61; 15-and-over, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 29.25; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 29.62, time drop, 7. Jena Legaspi 30.53.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 2;13.92; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Grubbs 2:27.99, 5. Izzy Wilson 2:28.58, 6. Gabriela Avila 2;29.24, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:11.57; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 2:16.89, 4. Elena Dinehart 2:20.47.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:08.16; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Grubbs 1:14.08, 6. Mariann Catalasan 1:17.61, 11. Dahlia Hirsh 1:21.92, 13. Leah Pando 1:24.97; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:07.63; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:12.53, time drop, 6. Ana Frable 1:18.58, 9. Maria Herne 1:20.45.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 2:14.03; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 2:28.21, 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:28.52, 12. Cali Harries 3:03.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:11.63; SOFLO: 2. Sally Golding 2:16.54, 4. JennaMarie Brames 2:21.32, 10. Ana Frable 2:32.79, 11. Maia Vatinelle 2:35.37.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ana Villamil, MWA 27.88; SOFLO: 13. Leah Pando 33.40; 15-and-over, 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 27.00; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 28.15, time drop, 6. Molly Golding 28.31, time drop, 13. Sally Golding 29.48.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 55.70; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 1:00.03, 10. Gabriel Avila 1:00.83, 12. Sophia Grubbs 1:01.12, 15. Mariann Catalasan 1:03.20; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 54.15; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 54.50, time drop, 7. Elena Dinehart 57.17, 10. Sarah Acevedo 58.09, 11. JennaMarie Brames 58.29.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:31.49 (Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson, Sebastian Lares, Rafael Rodriguez), 2. SOFLO B 1:32.90 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Brennan Binder, Manuel Melendez, Nicolas Rossi), 3. Midtown Weston 1:35.20.

200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 1:53.14; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 1:56.40, time drop, 6. Austin Nelson 2:02.04, 11. Felix Gonzalez 2:05.94, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 2:07.76, time drop, 15. Nicholas Pelaez 2:08.28; 15-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:46.11; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:47.49, 3. Rafael Rodriguez 1:47.55, 4. John Paul Handal 1:49.91, 5. Sebastian Lares 1:50.67, 6. Miguel Sierra 1:51.02, 8. Robert Wilson 1:52.49, 9. Dominic Bono 1:52.61.

50-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 27.17, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Austin Nelson 29.81, time drop, 13. Ethan McPeek 31.40, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 31.59, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 25.41; SOFLO: 4. Manuel Melendez 27.68, time drop, 12. Nicholas Chaimowicz 30.75, 13. Matthew Kim 30.76.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Juan Abella, MAC 2:06.12; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 2:10.88, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 1:55.55; SOFLO: 2. Philopatier Ibraham 1:56.88, 5. Miguel Sierra 2:02.12, 6. John Paul Handal 2:02.31, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.92, 10. Sebastian Lares 2:07.37, 14. Juancamilo Rivero 2:13.26.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:03.86; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:08.84, 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:12.44, 15. Nathan Kronen 1:17.90, 16. Giorgio Rusconi 1:18.57; 15-and-over, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 1:04.42; SOFLO: 2. John Paul Handal 1:04.55, 8. Dominic Bono 1:07.29, time drop, 12. Miguel Sierra 1:08.14, time drop, 14. Leonardo Mateus 1:09.75, 15. Brennan Binder 1:10.18.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Richard Navarro, MAC 2:08.19; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:18.18, time drop, 7. Ethan McPeek 2:20.16, 11. Nicholas Pelaez 2:29.46, 13. Ignacio Fernandez 2:30.01, 14. Amando Bertea 2:38.31; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.84; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 1:58.74, time drop, 4. Dominic Bono 2:01.05, 9. Miguel Sierra 2:08.30, 10. Robert Wilson 2:09.26, time drop, 11. Sebastian Lares 2:10.20, 13. Nicolas Rossi 2:13.02, 14. Tristan Wilson 2:13.22, time drop, 17. Nicholas Chaimowicz 2:17.59.

50-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 24.91; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 25.98, time drop, 7. Adrian Hernandez 27.53, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 29.42; 15-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 24.34; SOFLO: 8. Juancamilo Rivero 25.68, 10. Brennan Binder 25.74, 18. Leonardo Mateus 26.48.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 50.55; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 53.31, time drop, 14. Austin Nelson 55.89, 16. Nathan Kronen 56.79, 18. Hashan Ekanayake 57.46, 22. Felix Gonzalez 59.19; 15-and-over, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 48.67; SOFLO: 2. Robert Wilson 49.58, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 49.62, 6. Brenann Binder 50.79, 11. John Paul Handal 51.43, time drop, 12. Sebastian Lares 51.73, 14. Leonardo Mateus 51.99, 16. Dominic Bono 52.58, 17. Manuel Melendez 52.63, time drop.

SESSION FOUR
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:46.89, 2. Midtown Weston 1:46.94, 3. SOFLO A 1:52.97 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Genesis Escobar, Sarah Vasquez, Mariana Pinto), 5. SOFLO B 1:58.94 (Elise Dinehart, Pilar Duranti, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo).

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 34.33; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 38.27, time drop, 6. Saree Young 38.43, 8. Sofia Gomez 40.03, 13. Olivia Wilson 41.76; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 30.65; SOFLO: 11. Mariana Pinto 33.74.

200-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:20.76.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:25.83; SOFLO: 2. Shelby Evans 1:28.60, time drop, 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:32.99, 7. Sofia Gomez 1:34.68, time drop, 8. Jordan Evans 1:34.85, time drop, 9. Juli Cavalcanti 1:35.14, time drop, 10. Olivia Wilson 1:36.73, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:14.72; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:17.61, time drop, 9. Elise Dinehart 1:21.64, 11. Mariana Pinto 1:23.43.

200-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Erika Duardo, BMHG 2:20.72; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:23.86, 6. Pilar Duranti 2:29.68, 11. Sarah Vasquez 2:37.80, 12. Alexandra Strong 2:40.41.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 34.19; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 35.51, time drop, 5. Mackenzie McPherson 38.03, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 38.70, time drop, 9. Saree Young 39.70, time drop, 14. Hailey Roman 45.33, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.65; SOFLO: 9. Genesis Escobar 32.58, time drop, 11. Sofia Lugo 32.92, time drop, 13. Sarah Vasquez 33.83.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:05.63; SOFLO: 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:11.42, time drop, 7. Jemma Baldwin 1:12.01, 8. Sofia Gomez 1:12.33, 11. Juli Cavalcanti 1:14.72, 15. Olivia Watson 1:17.62; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 56.09; SOFLO: 8. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:02.12, 10. Genesis Escobar 1:03.54, 12. Sofia Lugo 1:03.70, time drop, 15. Pilar Duranti 1:04.21.

100-yard individual:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 1:14.59; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 1:19.92, time drop, 7. Juli Cavalcanti 1:23.96, time drop, 8. Mackenzie McPherson 1:23.98, 9. Shelby Evans 1:24.05, time drop, 11. Sofia Gomez 1:25.64, 12. Saree Young 1:26.00, time drop, 13. Olivia Wilson 1:28.00; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:05.45; SOFLO: 7. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:09.78, 10. Mariana Pinto 1:10.53, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 1:46.59, 2. Ransom Everglades 1:46.90, 3. Midtown Weston 1:53.02, 4. SOFLO A 1:54.68 (Jaden Amores, Abraham Penaloza, Benjamin Kim, Juan Vallmitjana), 5. SOFLO B 1:58.07 (Derek Hau, Matt McVeigh, Matthew Jimenez, Connor Jimenez).

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.06; SOFLO: 8. Ryan Harries 37.38, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 28.58; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 31.23, time drop, 7. Jaden Amores 31.25, 14. Benjamin Kim 34.24.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 1:23.37; SOFLO: 10. Daniel Chaussky 1:42.04, 12. Reed Woodward 1:45.34, time drop, 13. Dylan McVeigh 1:46.79; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:07.07; SOFLO: 5. Felipe Rodriguez 1:18.62, time drop, 7. Abraham Penaloza 1:21.15, 10. Juan Valmitjana 1:24.48, 13. Matt McVeigh 1:26.28.

200-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 2:33.95; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 2:36.62, 5. Ryan Harries 2:48.55; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 2:11.45; SOFLO: 8. Derek Hay 2:26.42, 11. Matt McVeigh 2:42.17.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.91; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 33.32, time drop, 4. Connor Jimenez 34.03, 9. Reed Woodward 38.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 27.02; SOFLO: 3. Derek Hau 28.77, time drop, 5. Jaden Amores 29.62, 13. Abraham Penaloza 33.27, 15. Felipe Rodriguez 33.35, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:02.75; SOFLO: 7. Noah Mejias 1:10.78, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 53.60; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 59.57, time drop, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 1:01.67, 11. Felipe Rodriguez 1:02.42, time drop, 12. Benjamin Kim 1:03.71, time drop, 13. Abraham Penaloza 1:04.50, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:13.03; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:16.19, 3. Ryan Harries 1:17.58, 6. Noah Mejias 1:20.52, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andres Tejada, MAC 1:03.45; SOFLO: 9. Benjamin Kim 1:09.62, time drop, 11. Jaden Amores 1:09.71, time drop, 16. Abraham Penaloza 1:17.46.

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

SOFLO’s Shelby Evans Leads SOFLO Sharks In Session Two Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 25, 2020–Shelby Evans of South Florida Aquatic Club was the lone winner in the second session of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

Evans, 9, finished first, third and fourth in her events, all with lifetime-bests.

Evans won the 12-and-under 200-yard breaststroke in 3:06.72, shaving 21.51 seconds off her previous best. She was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 40.14, dropping 0.06 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:38.11, dropping 0.75. She has 26 points for high point.

Evans has the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley left to swim on Sunday.

Teammate Mackenzie McPherson was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:32.52. Jemma Baldwin was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:31.94.

Ryan Harries led the SOFLO boys. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 38.43 and third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 3:01.61. Harries also has 26 points for high point.

Derek Hau was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.31.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions. Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION TWO
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:01.13, 2. Midtown Weston 2:02.08, 3. SOFLO A 2:09.28 (Pilar Duranti, Fiorella Di Salvo, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar), 6. SOFLO B 2:18.14 (Sofia Lugo, Shelby Evans, Sarah Vasquez, Elise Dinehart), 7. SOFLO D 2:24.22 (Saree Young, Gianna Martin, Jemma Baldwin, Sofia Gomez).

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Shelby Evans, SOFLO 3:06.72, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Gianna Martin 3:15.18, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 3:20.23, 5. Jordan Evans 3:22.02; 11-12, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:40.30; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 2:52.23, time drop, 8. Mariana Pinto 2:54.53, time drop, 11. Gabriela Marin 3:25.47.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:15.07; SOFLO: 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:21.60, time drop, 7. Saree Young 1:22.03, 8. Sofia Gome 1:22.49, time drop, 10. Olivia Watson 1:27.68; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:06.18; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:08.63.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Naiyla Di Sarno, MWA 37.51; SOFLO: 3. Shelby Evans 40.14, time drop, 4. Gianna Martin 42.20, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 43.27, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 43.47, time drop, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 43.81, time drop, 8. Jemma Baldwin 43.89, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 33.28; SOFLO: 8. Elise Dinehart 37.93, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cami Sepulveda, BM 1:16.03, 2. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:32.52; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:01.45; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:06.65, time drop, 9. Sarah Vasquez 1:15.87.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 29.15; SOFLO: 3. Jemma Baldwin 31.26, time drop, 4. Mackenzie McPherson 31.84, 6. Sofia Gomez 32.46, 11. Juli Cavalcanti 33.14; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 25.66; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 27.96, 8. Mariana Pinto 28.47.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 2:22.20, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:31.94; SOFLO: 4. Shelby Evans 2:38.11, time drop, 6. Juli Cavalcanti 2:40.90, 8. Olivia Watson 2:44.50, time drop, 10. Cherill Royalty 2:48.20, 12. Aanya Robinson 2:57.69; 11-12, 1. Sofia Judge, MAC 2:04.50; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 2:15.06, time drop, 8. Genesis Escobar 2:15.22, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Makayla Montenegro, MAC 2:40.65; SOFLO: 4. Juli Cavalcanti 2:52.37, time drop, 6. Sofia Gomez 2:57.70, 8. Saree Young 3:08.35, 9. Gianne Martin 3:28.60; 11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:20.69; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:26.46 11. Pilar Duranti 2:36.69, 12. Elise Dinehart 2:38.44.


BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 2:00.07, 4. SOFLO A 2:07.61 (Connor Jimenez, Derek Hau, Jaden Amores, Abraham Penaloza), 5. SOFLO B 2:17.82 (Matt McVeigh, Felipe Rodriguez, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 7. SOFLO C 2:23.66.

200-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jason Milian, BMHG 2:58.81, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 3:01.61; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 1:10.19; SOFLO: 5. Connor Jimenez 1:18.13; 11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 1:01.10; SOFLO: 6. Jaden Amores 1:07.68, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 38.41, 2. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 38.43; SOFLO: 7. Connor Jimenez 42.29, 10. Noah Mejias 43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 30.47, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 33.31, 3. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 35.31, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Abraham Penaloza 37.02, 8. Jordan Le-Vegas 38.41, 9. Matt McVeigh 39.04, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 1:06.87; SOFLO: 3. Noah Mejias 1:17.18, time drop, 9. Ryan Harries 1:30.25, 14. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:45.32; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 59.69; SOFLO: 4. Jaden Amores 1:05.15, 7. Derek Hau 1:06.62, time drop, 12. Abraham Penaloza 1:13.52, time drop, 13. Felipe Rodriguez 1:15.09 time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Bruno Sinchi, CM 29.17; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 30.35; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rincon, MWA 25.67; SOFLO: 5. Jaden Amores 27.24, time drop, 14. Felipe Rodriguez 29.17, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:16.16; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:22.27, 11. Noah Mejias 2:40.12, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:55.59; SOFLO: 8. Derek Hau 2:12.23, time drop, 10. Jaden Amores 2:13.20, time drop, 13. Mason Jimenez 2:20.80.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Adrian Rendon, MWA 2:32.86; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:43.86, time drop; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:10.02; SOFLO: 11. Abraham Penaloza 2:41.59, 13. Mason JImenez 2:44.12.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

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