2017 BROWARD COUNTY SWIMMING & DIVING HONOR ROLL, Week Six


October 16, 2017

GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:51.06, 2. Cypress Bay 1:51.15, 3. Cooper City 1:51.39, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:53.90, 5. tie, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida Heat 1:56.63, 7. Westminster Academy 1:57.45, 8. Calvary Christian 1:57.50, 9. Deerfield Beach 1:57.80, 10. NSU University School 1:59.70; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:47.47 (Annabella Lyn, Hannah Virgin, Andrea Santander, Jamie Flores).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.20, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:54.26, 3. Marissa Brannan, PC 1:57.22, 4. Haley Cisewski, PC 1:58.24, 5. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 1:58.26, 6. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:58.69, 7. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:58.86, 8. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:59.22, 9. Sarah El-Ali, FTL 2:01.00, 10. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:01.50; 2016 TOP TIME: Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 1:46.62.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.93, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:03.45, 3. Mary Smutny, SFH 2:08.79, 4. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:10.39, 5. Molly Golding, CC 2:13.44, 6. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:13.57, 7. JoJo Richter, WA 2:13.66, 8. Kelley Heron, PPC 2:15.45, 9. Jessica Nava, WA 2:15.64, 10. Emily Weiss, PC 2:15.99, 11. Lalainie Bannister, STA 2:17.23, 12. Daniela Kim, CB 2:17.30, 13. Esther Lin, PC 2:17.48; 2016 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 2:00.34.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 23.84, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 3. Cathy Cooper, AH 24.25, 4. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.26, 5. Rachel Botting, PC 24.91, 6. Savannah Yates, CG 24.98, 7. Racine Ross, FTL 25.39, 8. Emily Chen, DB 25.43, 9. Maya Coffey, WB 25.52, 10. Matea Smith, TAR 25.56, 11. Olivia Mason, AH 25.84, 12. Kasey Jordan, STA 25.89, 13. Rachel Contich, CALV 25.91, 14. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 26.12, 15. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 26.15, 16. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 26.35, 17. Daniela Munoz, PC 26.37, 18. JoJo Richter, WA 26.44; 2016 TOP TIME: Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 22.61.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 477.25, 2. Maia Goldstein, NSUS 377.10, 3. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 350.30, 4. Ava Anderson, PC 312.85, 5. Sophia Souza, CALV 308.80, 6. Kirra Reid, PC 275.10, 7. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 232.45, 8. Carly Ehrlich, PB 228.00, 9. Shiraz Shiff, PC 227.55, 10. Courtney Russo, CC 225.95, 11. Taylor Brittain, FTL 225.40; TOP POINTS: 1. Karlee Price, St. Thomas Aquinas 523.95.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 57.01, 2. Jessica Nava, WA 57.04, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 57.29, 4. Racine Ross, FTL 57.95, 5. Delaney Biro, CSC 59.84, 6. Esther Lin, PC 59.89, 7. Molly See, PC 1:00.05, 8. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.82, 9. Jacque Lugo, CB 1:00.89, 10. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 1:01.58, 11. Molly Golding, CC 1:02.82, 12. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 1:03.08, 13. Simone Vale, PC 1:03.10, 14. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:03.35, 15. Isabella DiSalvo, SOM 1:03.82, 16. Kelley Heron, PPC 1:03.85 and Anna Kasperski, DOUG 1:03.85; 2016 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 53.45.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 51.07, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 51.14 and Kathleen Golding, CC 51.14, 4. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.57, 5. Paige Lane, CC 52.98, 6. Mary Smutny, SFH 53.14, 7. Annabella Lyn, PC 53.57, 8. Gaby Banks, CB 53.80, 9. Cathy Cooper, AH 54.25, 10. Haley Cisewski, PC 55.47, 11. Kasey Jordan, STA 55.56, 12. Matea Smith, TAR 55.74, 13. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 55.87, 14. Hannah Virgin, PC 56.20 and Rachel Botting, PC 56.20, 16. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 56.28; 2016 TOP TIME: Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 49.67.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Marissa Brannan, PC 5:12.56, 2. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 5:12.65, 3. Summer Schulte, PB 5:14.18, 4. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 5:15.33, 5. Rachel Contich, CALV 5:17.79, 6. Jessica Nava, WA 5:20.64, 7. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:21.41, 8. Megan Schimansky, CGL 5:22.17, 9. Anna Montgomery, PC 5:24.00, 10. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:25.88, 11. JoJo Richter, WA 5:26.45, 12. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:29.84, 13. Sarah Schimansky, CGL 5:30.48, 14. Gina Rodrigues, FTL 5:33.69, 15. Riley Botting, SFH 5:33.76, 16. Felicia Taylor, AH 5:33.81; 2016 TOP TIME: Rachel Contich, Calvary Christian 5:00.32.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:39.41, 2. Cooper City 1:40.88, 3. Cypress Bay 1:43.75, 4. Calvary Christian 1:45.26, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.94, 6. American Heritage Plantation 1:46.03, 7. Westminster Academy 1:47.31, 8. NSU University School 1:47.73, 9. Deerfield Beach 1:48.06, 10. Fort Lauderdale 1:48.23, 11. Cardinal Gibbons 1:48.97, 12. Pompano Beach 1:48.98; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:35.13 (Andrea Santander, Alexandra Meszaros, Marissa Brannan, Marta Ciesla).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Mary Smutney, SFH 59.32, 2. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 59.48, 3. JoJo Richter, WA 59.59, 4. Kelley Heron, PPC 1:01.29, 5. Simone Vale, PC 1:01.46, 6. Jessica Nava, WA 1:01.57, 7. Annabella Lynn, PC 1:01.70, 8. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:01.89, 9. Daniela Gomez, PC 1:01.91, 10. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:02.04, 11. Ellie Koch, CB 1:02.67, 12. Emily Chen, DB 1:03.16, 13. Victoria Abad, SP 1:03.25, 14. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 1:03.27, 15. Ali Klis, STA 1:03.51, 16. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:03.77; 2016 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 54.20.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:06.87, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 1:07.45, 3. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.98, 4. Emily Weiss, PC 1:08.32, 5. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:09.33, 6. Daniela Kim, CB 1:09.37, 7. Riley Botting, SFH 1:09.51, 8. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:09.93, 9. Andrea Santander, PC 1:10.87, 10. Emme Ham, AH 1:10.94, 11. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:11.12, 12. Sara Lin, PC 1:11.22, 13. Isabella Nigro, CB 1:11.23, 14. JoJo Richter, WA 1:11.98; 2016 TOP TIME: Hannah Virgin, Pine Crest 1:04.06.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:31.22, 2. Cypress Bay 3:40.92, 3. Cooper City 3:44.99, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:45.85, 5. American Heritage Plantation 3:50.66, 6. NSU University School 3:52.63, 7. Fort Lauderdale 3:57.89; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:27.02.

WEEK SIX GIRLS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. American Heritage Plantation, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas, 5. Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale, NSU University School, Westminster Academy.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:37.88, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:39.51, 3. Cypress Bay 1:40.82, 4. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.64, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:41.94, 6. NSU University School 1:44.49, 7. Douglas 1:45.56, 8. Pompano Beach 1:46.82, 9. Coral Glades 1:47.95; 10. Calvary Christian 1:48.24, 11. South Broward 1:48.45, 12. American Heritage Plantation 1:48.56; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:35.80 (Elvis Kotikovski, Matthew Petreski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:42.92, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:44.90, 3. Chase Perry, WA 1:45.09, 4. Carlos Vasquez, STA 1:45.24, 5. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:45.36, 6. Andres Lares, PPC 1:45.98, 7. Heath Brames, CC 1:46.08 8. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 1:46.18, 9. CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:46.71, 10. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:47.30, 11. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 1:48.82, 12. Mattheus Santos, PB 1:48.19; 2016 TOP TIME: Tyler Zuyus, Fort Lauderdale 1:39.32.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Patrick Groters, US 1:51.43, 2. Kevin De Grijz, FTL 1:55.03, 3. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.20, 4. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:57.11, 5. Rafael Santos, PB 1:59.83, 6. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:59.98, 7. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 2:01.16, 8. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 2:01.47, 9. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:01.83, 10. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:02.66, 11. Ricky Roche, PPC 2:02.79, 12. Yona Rubin, FTL 2:03.42; 2016 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, US 1:48.52.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Chase Perry, WA 21.58, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 21.69, 3. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 21.77, 4. Robert Wilson, CC 21.81, 5. Christian Carlson, CALV 22.17, 6. Patrick Groters, NSUS 22.28, 7. Dante Poe, PB 22.36, 8. Nick Dereils-Douglas, STA 22.40, 9. Juan Serna, WB 22.59, 10. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 22.76, 11. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.78, 12. Ivan Capalbo, CC 22.83, 13. Nicholas Vale, PC 22.87, 14. Guy Bogoslavsky, DOUG 23.01, 15. Leo Manrique, CB 23.10, 16. Cameron Brown, SAGE 23.17, 17. CJ Kopecki, AHP 23.25, 18. Casey Mora, PPC 23.28; 2016 TOP TIME: Philippe Marcoux, FTL 20.70.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 497.95, 2. Blake Shaw, WA 447.45, 3. Lyle Hayes-Macaluso, PC 437.90, 4. Tyler Flowers, CC 322.25, 5. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 236.40, 6. Kylian Lorient, FTL 190.75; 7. Dillon Kadish, NOVA 177.90, 8. Adam Shiff, PC 163.65; 2016 Top Points: 1. Zach Allen, Cardinal Gibbons 551.90.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.79, 2. Carlos Vasquez, STA 52.19, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.46, 4. Juan Zapata, STA 52.87, 5. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 52.97, 6. Diego Machado, CB 53.02, 7. Juan Serna, WB 53.27, 8. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 54.11, 9. CJ Kopecki, AH 54.53, 10. Jacob Silberman, PC 54.79, 11. Robert Wilson, CC 54.89, 12. Nico Ferrara, PC 54.90, 13. Jose Diaz, WES 54.92, 14. Matthew Petreski, PC 55.06, 15. Andres Lares, PPC 55.26; 2016 TOP TIME: Sebastian Vargas, American Heritage 50.87.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Chase Perry, WA 47.22, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 47.43, 3. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 47.87, 4. Heath Brames, CC 49.01, 5. Juan Serna, WB 49.18, 6. Nick Dereils-Douglas, STA 49.20 and Robert Wilson, CC 49.20, 8. Matteus Santos, PB 49.36, 9. Rafael Santos, PB 49.47, 10. Guy Bogoslavsky, DOUG 49.74, 11. David Blanco, CGL 50.22, 12. Ivan Capalbo, CC 50.46, 13. Kevin Porto, AH 50.53, 14. Alejandro Alvaro, STA 51.06, 15. Dante Poe, PB 51.50, 16. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 51.66; 2016 TOP TIME: Philippe Marcoux, FTL 44.61.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Andres Lares, PPC 4:36.77, 2. Carlos Vasquez, STA 4:38.17, 3. Nicholas Pacitti, AH 4:42.18, 4. Patrick Groters, NSUS 4:43.19, 5. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 4:43.87, 6. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:45.05, 7. Daniel Escobar, AH 4:48.66, 8. Nicolas Rossi, AH 4:50.22, 9. Rafael Santos, PB 4:51.36, 10. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:52.39, 11. Max Miller, CB 4:53.50, 12. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:53.51, 13. Andres McKeon, CS 4:54.39, 14. CJ Kopecki, AH 4:54.75, 15. Mattheus Santos, PB 4:55.48; 2016 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, US 4:30.64.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:30.06, 2. Pompano Beach 1:31.34, 3. Cooper City 1:31.50, 4. Douglas 1:31.96, 5. Cypress Bay 1:32.06, 6. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:32.22, 7. Fort Lauderdale 1:32.48, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:33.66, 9. Calvary Christian 1:33.68, 10. NSU University School 1:33.83, 11. American Heritage Plantation 1:35.87, 12. South Broward 1:35.88 and Westminster Academy 1:35.88; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:26.04, AA-C, (Nico Ferrara, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 51.77, 2. Ricky Roche, PPC 52.58, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 52.95, 4. Juan Zapata, STA 53.62, 5. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 54.16, 6. Alex Marrero, SB 55.13, 7. Lance Lesage, FTL 55.56, 8. Jose Diaz, WES 55.71, 9. Christian Carlson, CALV 55.76, 10. Kyle Kaufman, STA 55.82, 11. Jack D’Avi, CB 57.19, 12. Alexandro Marquez, PB 57.79, 13. Yesh Mandava, CB 57.95, 14. Patrick Doyle, CGL 58.14, 15. Chase Perry, WA 58.31, 16. Sam Nimroozi, CC 59.32; 2016 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, US 49.19.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 59.93, 2. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.24, 3. Kevin DeGrijze, FTL 1:00.33, 4. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:00.69; 5. Yona Rubin, FTL 1:01.36, 6. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 1:01.52, 7. Cameron Brown, SAGE 1:01.83, 8. Ricky Roche, PPC 1:03.22, 9. Sam McCormick, CSC 1:03.65, 10. CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:04.79, 11. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:04.90, 12. Kyle Jones, DOUG 1:05.01 and Luis Villanueva, SAGE 1:05.01, 14. Carter Carlson, CALV 1:05.22, 15. David Avalos, WB 1:05.51; 2016 TOP TIME: Adan Diaz, Westlake Prep 56.67.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:15.80, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:16.91, 3. Cypress Bay 3:17.60, 4. Cooper City 3:19.76, 5. Pine Crest 3:21.41, 6. American Heritage Plantation 3:21.88, 7. Pompano Beach 3:28.47, 8. Fort Lauderdale 3:29.95, 9. Westminster Academy 3:30.90, 10. NSU University School 3:32.62; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:08.04, AA-C (Christian Soderberg, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Nico Ferrara).

WEEK SIX BOYS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. American Heritage Plantation, 4. Fort Lauderdale, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas, NSU University School, Douglas.

CLASS 1A & 2A DISTRICT MEET SCHEDULES

CLASS 2A:

District 10: Thursday, Norris Aquatic Center, Naples Lely, host, swimming 10 a.m., diving 11 a.m.
District 11: Thursday, Pompano Aquatic Center, Pompano Beach, host, swimming 1 p.m., diving 1 p.m.
District 12: Friday, Gulliver Prep on campus pool, Gulliver Prep host, Friday, swimming 10 a.m., diving TBA

CLASS 1A:

District 10: Thursday, St. Andrew’s on campus pool, St. Andrew’s host, Thursday, diving 2 p.m., swimming, 5 p.m.
District 11: Friday, NSU University School on campus pool, NSU University School host, Friday, swimming and diving, 10:30 a.m.
District 12: Tuesday & Wednesday, Ransom Everglades Jacobs Aquatic Center, Ransom Everglades host, Tuesday, diving 4 p.m., Wednesday, swimming 4 p.m.
Editor’s Note: Coaches are welcome to submit or correct times. The weekly team polls are based on weekly meet results.

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

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SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of SOFLO Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 15, 2017–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got the chance to gauge themselves on Day Two of the IMX/IMR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO swimmers and several other Florida Gold Coast teams got the opportunity to get some much-needed racing in and a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

In Saturday’s two sessions some of SOFLO’s top finishers were:

Enrique Rodriguez won the 12-and-under 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:16.98 and second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:23.20, another time drop.

Jonathan Lozano won the 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:19.87.

Kathleen Golding won the 13-and-over 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:19.73 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:25.79. She was second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:07.55.

Ricardo Roche won the 200-yad backstroke in 1:54.81 and was third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.28.

Marc Rojas won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:08.21.

Rafael Rodriguez won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:09.54 and was second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:57.90.

Up-and-coming swimmers competed in the IMR (Ready) Challenge in timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

In addition to SOFLO, among other FGC teams competing were AquaKids Sharks, City of Miami Parks, Hialeah, YMCA, Hurricanes Swimming, Azura, Gulliver, Flying Fish, Shelton Doral, SWAT and Pompano Beach.

SATURDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 1:17.31, 2. Paola Negrin, FFSC 1:19.07, 3. Elyse Wood, GRSC 1:20.09; SOFLO TOP 20: 11. Abigail-Marie Natino 1:26.64, time drop, 20. Pilar Duranti 1:34.15, time drop.

200-yard individual medley: 12-and-under, 1. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:16.61, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:21.17, 3. Rebecca Montero, Unattached 2:22.19: SOFLO TOP 20: 5. Valerie Vank 2:24.82, time drop, 10. Sabrina Osorio 2:29.63, time drop, 13. Sofia Osorio 2:31.14, 15. Alexis Christensen 2:33.01, time drop, 16. Kerry Cunningham 2:33.91, time drop, 17. Leah Pando 2:34.78, time drop, 20. Luna Delgado 2:37.24, time drop.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 1:02.72, 2. Tania Mantilla, YSF 1:04.80, 3. Emiliana Chacon, CM 1:07.84; SOFLO Top 20: 19. Annie Schulze 1:18.66.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 2:15.28, 2. Giada Porven, SOFLO 2:20.99, time drop, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:23.65, time drop; SOFLO TOP 20: 8. Mariana Pinto 2:33.92, 10. Sarah Vasquez 2:39.14, time drop.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Olivia Dinehart, KS 5:19.97, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 5:20.58, 3. Camilla Saporta, GRSC 5:32.76; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Alexis Christensen 5:40.25, time drop, 9. Sabrina Osorio 5:43.61, 10. Valerie Vank 5:44.55, time drop, 11. Sofia Osorio 5:45.08, time drop, 15. Kerry Cunningham 5:56.44, time drop, 16. Leah Pando 5:58.62, time drop, 19. Luna Delgado 6:04.60, time drop.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Andriy Huertas, GRSC 1:14.03, 2. Dylan Ferguson, FFSC 1:18.00, 3. Juanfra Gudino, CANE 1:18.95; SOFLO TOP 20: 8. Kevin Moya 1:26.38, time drop, 19. Juan Vallmitjana 1:32.92, 20. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:32.93, time drop.

200-yard individual medley: 12-and-under, 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:16.98, time drop, 2. Charles Pujula, HSC 2:17.81, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:20.05; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Christopher Hau 2:20.46, time drop, 6. Christian Tijero 2:21.82, time drop, 7. Logan Gonzalez 2:24.27, time drop, 9. Nathaniel Garrick 2:26.82, time drop, 10. Javier Colmenares 2:26.83, time drop, 11. Alessandro Pereira 2:26.88, 12. Lucas Porven 2:29.00, time drop, 17. Samuel Bullen 2:34.34, time drop.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Andriy Huertas, GRSC 1:05.28, 2. Nohan Gomez, CM 1:08.77, 3. Nicholas Navarro, HSC 1:10.15; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Kevin Moya 1:11.82, time drop, 20. Oeksil Viazmetinov 1:22.89.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Lozano, SOFLO 2:19.87, time drop, 2. Andriy Huertas, GRSC 2:19.95, 3. Dylan Ferguson, FFSC 2:30.05; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 2:37.32, time drop, 8. Benjamin Kim 2:46.08, time drop, 11. Kevin Moya 2:47.86, time drop.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Charles Pujula, HSC 5:16.77, 2. Enrique Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:23.20, time drop, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 5:29.10, time drop; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Christian Tijero 5:33.09, time drop, 5. Alessandro Pereira 5:35.40, time drop, 6. Nathaniel Garrick 5:37.19, time drop, 7. Christopher Hau 5:37.69, time drop, 9. Javier Colmenares 5:44.97, time drop, 10. Logan Gonzalez 5:46.06, time drop, 11. Lucas Porven 5:53.62, time drop, 17. Samuel Bullen 6:09.32, time drop.

SATURDAY SESSION III RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard backstroke: 13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:07.11, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.55, time drop, 3. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 2:15.47; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Kayla Cunningham 2:16.58, 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:17.87, 9. Sara Quintero 2:18.84, time drop, 11. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:20.65, time drop, 14. Daniela Curbelo 2:21.21, 15. Maya Coffey 2:21.56, time drop, 16. Rebekah King 2:22.10, 18. Jena Legaspi 2:22.92, 19. Paige Lane 2:23.84, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFGLO 2:19.73, time drop, 2. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:29.15, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:30.12; SOFLO TOP 20: 6. Victoria Torres 2:34.29, time drop, 7. Daniela Curbelo 2:40.21, time drop, 8. Mallory Schleicher 2:40.31, 14. Sara Quintero 2:45.36, 15. Valentina Carrion 2:47.40, 18. Rebekah Ling 2:49.10, time drop, 19. Sarah Acevedo 2:49.25, 20. Kayla Cunningham 2:50.43, time drop.

400-yard individual medley: 13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:25.79, 2. Mary Smutny, AKS 4:33.62, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:45.99, time drop; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Mallory Schleicher 4:47.84, time drop, 5. Kayla Cunningham 4:48.05, time drop, 8. Sara Quintero 4:52.48, 10. Daniela Curbelo 4:53.96, 12. Paige Lane 4:58.74, 13. Sarah Acevedo 4:58.87, 15. Maya Coffey 5:04.46, time drop, 19. Jena Legaspi 5:10.31, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke: 13-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:54.81, 2. Rafel Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.90, 3. Michael Fernandez, HSC 1:58.29; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Lance Lesage 2:00.96, 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:02.96, 10. Samuel Quintero 2:04.10, 11. Luis Villanueva 2:04.66, 12. Juan Diaz 2:04.75, 13. CJ Kopecki 2:06.22, time drop, 15. Sebastian Lares 2:07.05, time drop, 16. Heath Brames 2:07.14, 18. Luke Lezotte 2:08.04, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-and-over, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 2:08.21, 2. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:14.28, 3. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 2:15.04; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 2:15.93, time drop, 6. CJ Kopecki 2:19.39, time drop, 7. Luis Villanueva 2:21.52, 8. Ricardo Roche 2:22.39, 10. David Avalos Aday 2:22.75, 11. Yannai Michael 2:23.23, 13. Javier Roman 2:24.73, 17. Leonardo Mateus 2:26.33, 18. Heath Brames 2:26.53, time drop, 19. John Paul Handal 2:26.93, time drop.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:09.54, 2. Michael Fernandez, HSC 4:14.77, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:18.28; SOFLO TOP 20: 4. CJ Kopecki 4:20.58, 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:20.71, 6. Samuel Quintero 4:20.78, 8. Luis Villanueva 4:26.72, 11. Heath Brames 4:30.43, time drop, 14. Sebastian Lares 4:32.56, 17. John Paul Handal 4:35.49, time drop, 18. Javier Roman 4:35.75, 20. Juan Colmenares 4:37.81, time drop.

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

SOFLO’s Evelyn Salama Checks Another One Off Bucket List: Kona’s Ironman World Championship


By Sharon Robb

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII—October 15, 2017—Evelyn Herrmann Salama made it to the greatest finish line in the sport of triathlon.

And now she can say there is nothing in the world like it. A day later, she can probably still hear the cheers along the grueling course.

On Saturday, with her family and friends waiting for her at the finish line, the 44-year-old Pembroke Pines wife and mother of two completed the emotionally-charged race in 13 hours, 2 minutes and 51 seconds.

On a brutal day, Salama completed the 140.6-mile journey that is the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

She was 79th out of 93 in the women’s 40-44 age group; 439th out of 617 women; and 1,765th out of 2,221 overall finishers.

She completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:07:44 for 27th in her age group; the 112-mile bike in 6:43:59, 85th in her age group and 4:46:20 in the 26.2-mile run, 72nd in her age group.

Salama qualified for her first Kona appearance at Cabo Ironman 2016 in Cabo San Lucas. After Cabo she ran the Cocoa Beach Marathon and qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Kona was her fourth Ironman distance event.

Other South Florida Ironman finishers were:

Cobi Morales, Miami, 40-44, 10:36:32, 127th out of 252 in age group.

Carolina Ponce, Miami, 45-49, 11:20:26, 27th out of 88 in age group.

Jenny Alcorn, Miami, 55-59, 11:20:38, second out of 53 in age group.

Brian Smith, Jupiter, 55-59, 12:25:57, 73rd out of 134 in age group.

Mandi Nilsen, North Miami, 30-34, 12:28:20, 63rd out of 71 in age group.

Fidel Rotondaro, Miami, 75-79, 14:17:56, first out of six in age group.

Leanda Cave, Miami Beach, pro, DNF

Fan favorite Andy Potts, 41, of Colorado Springs was the first American finisher in 8:14:43. He was seventh among 41 male pros. Potts competed in the second Olympic triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics less than a year and a half after starting the sport.

German Patrick Lange, 31, came alive late on the run to win the men’s title in a course record in 8 hours, 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Lange, who was third last year, came off the bike more than nine minutes behind Canadian Lionel Sanders and trailed by more than six minutes midway through the run course. With 5K left, he kicked it into another gear to overtake Sanders.

“It’s everything I ever dreamed of,” Lange said. “Oh my God, I cannot believe it. I always, always, always since I was a child dreamed to have this crown.”

Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf won her third consecutive women’s title in 8:50:47. She took the lead late in the bike leg and was never challenged during the run to win by a nine-minute margin of victory.

“It was the hardest I’ve ever had to fight to win,” Ryf said.

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

Smutny, Fungairino Win On Opening Night Of SOFLO Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 13, 2017–Mary Smutny of AquaKids Sharks and Aitor Fungairino of Metro Aquatics won the first event of the Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

Smutny, 17, won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:12.80 ahead of SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, 17, who was second in a lifetime-best 10:19.28, shaving 4.19 seconds off her previous best.

SOFLO teammate Mallory Schleicher, 13, was third in 10:44.12, also a best time, dropping an impressive 41.48 seconds. Her previous best was 11:25.60.

Fungairino, 17, won the boys’ 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:35.56, off his best time of 9:29.86.

Rafael Rodriguez, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing third in a lifetime-best 9:38.81, dropping 17.98 seconds off his previous best.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions.

Swimmers will get the opportunity to get some much-needed racing in and a chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Saturday, the 10-and-under and 11-12 IMR events are 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and begin at 8:30 a.m. The 13-and-over 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM begin 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

In addition to SOFLO, among other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are AquaKids Sharks, City of Miami Parks, Hialeah, YMCA, Hurricanes Swimming, Azura, Gulliver, Flying Fish, Shelton Doral, SWAT and Pompano Beach.

The meet has attracted age group swimmers and several high school swimmers preparing for the upcoming district meets.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,000-yard freestyle: Open, 1. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 10:12.80, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 10:19.28, time drop, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 10:44.12, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 10:56.00, time drop, 8. Molly Golding 11:04.73, time drop, 11. Sarah Acevedo 11:09.48, time drop, 13. Jennifer Rodriguez 11:15.92, time drop, 14. Sara Quintero 11:16.80, time drop, 18. Maya Coffey 11:27.05, 20. Alexis Christensen 11:44.82, 21. Emma Twombly 11:47.21, time drop, 22. Sabrina Osorio 11:48.45, 27. Valerie Vank 12:05.90, 29. Sofia Osorio 12:07.82, 30. Victoria Torres 12:08.36, 31. Leah Pando 12:17.42, 33. Kerry Cunningham 12:27.72, 34. Jena Legaspi 12:29.73, time drop, 36. Mia Escudero 12:31.11, 38. Giada Porven 12:33.03, 40. Luna Delgado 12:38.27, 42. LeeAnn Ranalli 12:45.17, 46. Fiorella DiSalvo 12:50.76, 49. Kailey Smith 12:54.35, 51. Mariann Catalasan 13:10.50, 53. Natalia Sibug 13:24.77, 54. Anastasia Lutz 13:51.61.

BOYS

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 9:35.56, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 9:37.55, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 9:38.81, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Ricky Roche 9:55.37, 11. Leonardo Mateus 10:09.64, 12. CJ Kopecki 10:15.60, 13. Joseph Lee 10:16.35, time drop, 15. Luis Villanueva 10:23.29, 16. Samuel Quintero 10:29.73, time drop, 18. Sebastian Lares 10:33.27, time drop, 21. Luke Lezotte 10:34.42, 22. Nicholas Munoz 10:37.02, 25. Juan Diaz 10:38.75, 28. Enrique Rdriguez 10:46.87, 29. Lance Lesage 10:47.11, time drop, 30. Javier Roman 10:48.02, time drop, 31. Yannai Michael 10:48.92, 33. Juan Serna 10:51.37, 34. John Paul Handel 10:54.25, time drop, 35. Juan Colmenares 10:59.80, 37. Brennan Binder 11:01.92, 39. Alejandro Mateus 11:21.97, time drop, 40. Christian Tijero 11:26.06, time drop, 41. Christopher Hau 11:26.40, time drop, 42. Roberto Garrido 11:28.60, time drop, 43. Alessandro Pereira 11:29.58, 44. Alex Golding 11:30.14, 45. Nathaniel Garrick 11:31.47, 47. Moises Rodriguez 11:38.50, 48. Aldo Zepeda 11:40.06, 49. Juancamilo Rivero 11:41.44, 51. Logan Gonzalez 11:46.35, time drop, 52. Chris Vasquez 11:48.82, time drop, 53. Javier Colmenares 11:53.54, time drop, 54. Lucas Porven 12:13.57, time drop, 57. Samuel Bullen 12:29.57, 61. Matthew Kim 13:10.08.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: SOFLO IMR/IMX Challenge

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday

SCHEDULE: Saturday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

WHERE: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

OF NOTE: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX or on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO’s Evelyn Salama Ready To Take On Kona’s Ironman World Championship Saturday


By Sharon Robb

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII—October 13, 2017—“Look out, I’m just getting started. I am more motivated than ever.”

That was Evelyn Herrmann Salama, then 36, eight years ago after competing in the May 20-23 U.S. Masters Short Course Nationals at Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta where she swam five lifetime-best times.

On Saturday, the 44-year-old Pembroke Pines wife and mother of two will compete in the Ironman World Championship, the granddaddy of all triathlons.

Ever since she earned one of the 40 qualifying slots for her first Kona appearance at Cabo Ironman 2016 in Cabo San Lucas, Salama has been focused on “checking another one off my bucket list.”

It will be her fourth Ironman distance event that features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-bike and 26.2-mile run in challenging winds and hot conditions.

“It is overwhelming,” Salama said from Kona. “I am happy I have such an incredible supportive husband and sponsor to let me come out two weeks ahead of time to get acclimated to the time change and weather. I am a bucket of nerves.”

Salama has been able to get in some pre-event swims, bike rides and runs along the course as well as trying out the local cuisine and now is resting and surrounded by her family including husband Jason, son Gustavo and daughter Eliana, and friends leading up to the big day.

“I am overwhelmed by the athletes, everyone looks fitter than the last person you saw,” Salama said. “I have taken a week to marinate in that and convince myself I belong here. I know now I have earned my spot and I am ready to go.”

Eight years ago, SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie was Salama’s mentor when she decided to compete in masters swimming. Now she is working with her son Travis Lockie in swimming and her coach Dirk Smeets of West Palm Beach. Smeets of the Netherlands has played an integral role in Salama’s progess and success.

Her proudest accomplishment was representing Team USA in 2015 in the ITU World Triathlon Championship in Chicago in her 40-44 age group.

Her progress has been remarkable in eight years.

“I grew up a little bit,” Salama said. “I came to realize despite all of Rose’s efforts and my tenacity and stubbornness I was never going to compete with people who have been swimming all their lives.”

A friend suggested she try triathlons. Her first was a reverse triathlon on a Huffy bike.

“I got out of the water and I thought I got this easy and then everybody passed me on the bike,” Salama said with a laugh. “I crossed the finish line feeling humbled.”

Now Salama is in Kona eyeing that finish line with a different mindset.

“I didn’t know my mindset at first,” Salama said. “When I qualified I was thinking Top 10 in my head but now I have adjusted my goals. A good friend said to me when I qualified for Kona, it was like being the valedictorian of my high school. Now I am in Kona and it’s like Harvard, everyone is a valedictorian. It’s quite a thing to get here and another thing to compete here. It’s really humbling.”

Salama has become an example for those with very little experience or background in sports to start training and competing. When she started masters swimming she had only swam in fifth, sixth and seventh grade. It helped that Academic Village Pool was less than an hour from her house when she decided to train with Rose Lockie for the masters meet.

The rest, as they say, is history. After Kona she wants to spend more time with her family.

“I will hang up my full Ironman shoes, my kids have had it,” Salama said. “I didn’t expect to get this far. But I also don’t want to look back and see that I was a detriment for my children. My family comes first. I told my daughter, who is a soccer phenom, that this is my World Cup, this is what I trained for.

“I am very lucky that I am checking off everything I had as goals. I qualified for 70.3 worlds. I competed in the Olympic distance at worlds. And now I am here at the mecca.

“At this point I just want to do my best and cross that finish line knowing I gave it everything I had. I will be happy with that. I don’t want to put a time out there. This place is so powerful. I just want to do the best of my ability that day.”

For those wanting to follow Salama on the Ironman website tracker, her number is 1618.

Salama will be among 2,400 age group athletes. The largest international athlete field in race history will have 66 countries, regions and territories on six continents represented.

Athletes ranging in age from 18 to 84 earned their championship opportunity by having finished among the best at one of more than 40 qualifiers around the world.

41st IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

WHEN: Saturday, 6:35 a.m., (HST).

WHERE: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

COURSE: 2.4-mile swim starts at Kailua Pier and finishes at Kamakahonu Bay; 112-mile bike along Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway from Kailua-Kona to the turnaround in Hawi; 26.2-mile run winds through the town before heading out to Ali’i Drive.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: Daniela Ryf, Switzerland and Jan Frodeno, Germany.

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY: $650,000 pro purse distributed to the Top 10 men and women finishers.

LIVE COVERAGE: Race coverage can be viewed on Ironman.com. For live tracking, real time results and instant notifications, fans can download the Ironman Tracker app on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. In addition, NBC will air an event special on Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

MEN’S TOP PROS: Jan Frodeno, Germany; Sebastian Kienle, Germany; Benjamin Hoffman, U.S.; Patrick Lange, Germany; Timothy O’Donnell, U.S.; Frederik Van Lierde, Belgium; Kyle Buckingham, South Africa; Tim Don, Great Britain; Pete Jacobs, Australia.

WOMEN’S TOP PROS: Daniela Ryf, Switzerland; Sarah Crowley, Australia; Kaisa Sali, Finland; Sarah Piampiano, U.S.; Heather Jackson, U.S.; Michelle Vesterby, Denmark; Susie Cheetham, Great Britain; Anja Bernek, Germany; Michaela Herlbauer, Austria; Linsey Corbin, U.S.; Leanda Cave, Great Britain.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Hosts Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge For Swimmers To Gauge Progress


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 12, 2017–With 129 swimmers, South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field as the largest team when it hosts the Distance and IMX/IMR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

The three-day meet opens Friday with the girls and boys 1,000-yard freestyle.

Swimmers will get the opportunity to get some much-needed racing in and chance to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

Up-and-coming swimmers will compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IMR Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Friday, the distance event 1,000-yard freestyle begins 5:30 p.m. with an estimated finish time of 8:12 p.m.

On Saturday, the 10-and-under and 11-12 IMR events are 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and begin at 8:30 a.m. The 13-and-over 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM begin 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

In addition to SOFLO, among other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are AquaKids Sharks, City of Miami Parks, Hialeah, YMCA, Hurricanes Swimming, Azura, Gulliver, Flying Fish, Shelton Doral, SWAT and Pompano Beach.

In addition to age group swimmers, the meet has attracted several high school swimmers preparing for the upcoming district meets.

Among SOFLO’s large contingent are Marc Rojas, Kathleen Golding, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche, Maya Coffey, Jonathan Lozano, Giada Porven, Samuel Quintero, CJ Kopecki, Paige Lane and Rafael Rodriguez.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: SOFLO Friday Distance and IMR/IMX Challenge

WHEN: Friday-Sunday

SCHEDULE: Friday, Friday Distance, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, IMX/IMR, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

WHERE: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

OF NOTE: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available free at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX or on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

Doral Prep Firebirds Boys Knock Off Defending State Champion Gulliver Prep To Finish Undefeated, Give Cathy Silveira 100th Win


By Sharon Robb

October 11, 2017—For the first time in the swim program’s history, the Doral Prep Firebirds upset Gulliver Prep in their final boys’ dual meet of the season.

The Doral Prep Firebirds defeated the State 2A defending boys champions, 164-121, to finish undefeated and give head coach and South Florida Aquatic Club age group coach her 100th victory as Doral Prep head coach.

The teams, both competing in their final dual meet before the championship season begins with districts, split. The Gulliver Prep girls defeated the Doral Prep Firebirds, 197-86.

The Doral Prep Firebirds boys team came up big sweeping all three exciting relays, winning three individual events and coming through with its depth by finishing with seconds, thirds, fifths and sevenths to pile up points.

Winning individually for Doral were all underclassmen including Aaron Rodriguez, 16, in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.36 outsprinting Rene Peralta, 16, of Gulliver Prep in 23.74; Nestor Montero, 15, in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.46; and Santiago Gomez, 15, in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.82.

In another close race, Jonathan Rodriguez of Gulliver Prep out-touched Vittorio Parravano, 15, 49.89-49.96 in the 100-yard freestyle.

For Gulliver Prep, Trahern Gribble and Miguel Cancel, the team’s one-two punch, were double winners. Gribble won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Cancel won the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.

The defending State 2A girls champions were more fortunate, sweeping all three relays and every individual event.

Emily Cordovi and Alicia Mancilla were double winners.

GIRLS
Gulliver Prep 197, Doral Prep Firebirds 86

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 1:52.93 (Kayla Kraft, Julia Rosenthal, Emily Cordovi, Nicole Regueira), 2. Doral 1:57.33, 3. Gulliver Prep B 2:03.63.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 1:56.09, 2. Stephanie Hernandez, Doral 1:58.48, 3. Sarah Abril, GP 2:02.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 2:12.28, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 2:16.71, 3. Stephanie Sequera, Doral 2:23.27.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Regueira, GP 26.59, 2. Nicole Luchau, GP 27.23, 3. Shani Rupp, GP 29.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alicia Mancilla, GP 1:01.15, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 1:02.69, 3. Stephanie Suarez, Doral 1:02.80.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 53.91, 2. Stephanie Hernandez, Doral 56.99, 3. Daniela Luchau, GP 59.59.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alicia Mancilla, GP 5:13.55, 2. Nicole Regueira, GP 5:22.57, 3. Sarah Abril, GP 5:27.61.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 1:42.30 (Emily Cordovi, Olivia Hernandez, Chloe Hernandez, Sarah Abril), 2. Doral 1:47.21, 3. Gulliver Prep B 1:50.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kayla Kraft, GP 1:04.62, 2. Sabrina Perna, Doral 1:07.87, 3. Sophia Diaz, Doral 1:08.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Chloe Hernandez, GP 1:09.73,2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 1:10.06, 3. Stephanie Suarez, Doral 1:12.06.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 3:43.92 (Sarah Abril, Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Alicia Mancilla, Olivia Hernandez), 2. Gulliver Prep B 3:49.49, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds 3:51.66.

BOYS
Doral Firebirds 164, Gulliver Prep 12

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A, 1:39.41 (Nestor Montero, Santiago Gomez, Vitto Parravano, Adrian Aguilar), 2. Gulliver Prep 1:40.17, 3. Doral Prep Firebiards B 1:47.00.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 1:47.11, 2. Gregory Espinoza, DP 1:49.59, 3. Neil Picon, DP 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 1:56.67, 2. Nestor Montero, DP 1:58.81, 3. Santiago Gomez, DP 2:05.33.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aaron Rodriguez, DP 23.36, 2. Rene Peralta, GP 23.74, 3. Brandan Dunnigan, GP 24.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 50.26, 2. Adrian Aguilar, DP 51.11, 3. Gregory Espinoza, DP 53.67.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 49.89, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DP 49.96, 3. David Montana, DP 51.26.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nestor Montero, DP 4:44.46, 2. Rene Peralta, GP 4:48.94, 3. Neil Picon, DP 5:01.09.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A 1:30.63 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, David Montana, Santiago Gomez), 2. Gulliver Prep 1:31.31, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds B 1:35.93.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 52.06, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DP 1:00.60, 3. Philip Meira, GP 1:02.36.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Santiago Gomez, DP 1:03.82, 2. Matthew Posso, DP 1:05.06, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 1:05.27.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A 3:15.70 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, David Montana, Vitto Parravano), 2. Gulliver Prep 3:17.81, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds 3:23.98.

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