Sophia Grubbs Leads SOFLO In Session Three Of NPB Summer Kickoff


By Sharon Robb

June 2, 2019—Sophia Grubbs of South Florida Aquatic Club won her first event of the 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff Sunday at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

On the second and final day of the meet, Grubbs, 14, won the 13-14 200-meter breaststroke in 2:59.02.

Grubbs was also 13th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:45.55 and 16th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:22.86, also held on Sunday.

Izzy Wilson, 12, was sixth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:51.93, dropping 1.31 seconds off her previous best.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. Hernandez finished the meet with two fifth places and three career-best times.

Hernandez was fifth in the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in 2:37.14, dropping 1.88 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.19, dropping 3.57.

Hernandez was also 11th in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:49.54, shaving 3.75 seconds off his previous best and cracking 4:50 minutes for the first time. His previous best was 4:53.29.

SOFLO has the largest team with 83 swimmers entered in 394 time final races.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, has attracted some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Rafaella Araujo, Azura 2:36.76; SOFLO: 13. Sophia Grubbs 2:45.55, 44. Ahana Thakur 3:29.62; 15-and-over, 1. Elizabeth Zubero, NSU 2:29.60.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Cassandra Kraft, GRSC 1:03.84; SOFLO: 53. Ahana Thakur 1:24.94; 15-and-over, 1. Mariel Mencia, Azura 59.95.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:59.02; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:54.20.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:14.09; SOFLO: 16. Sophia Grubbs 1:22.86, 39. Ahana Thakur 1:40.94; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:08.90.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Meghan Perez, GRSC 2:33.83; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:32.90.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Catalina Galea Berraud, SFTL 4:43.25; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 4:51.93, time drop, 19. Gabriela Avila 5:21.51, 23. Sarah Vasquez 5:24.26, 32. Pilar Duranti 5:39.11, 35. Cali Harries 6:30.74.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:28.09; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 2:37.14, time drop, 9. Austin Nelson 2:43.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 2:21.42.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 58.63; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 51.60.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:33.43; 15-and-over, 1. Christian March, PAQ 2:38.50.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskv, SFTL 1:10.10; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:13.19, time drop, 7. Austin Nelson 1:16.01, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 1:02.75.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:18.27; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:16.62.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:22.66; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 4:49.54, 19. Austin Nelson 5:03.82, 23. Juan Vallmitjana 5:23.95, time drop, 26. Connor Jimenez 5:59.92, 27. Mason Jimenez 6:01.50, 28. Matthew Jimenez 6:24.61.

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

Sophia Avila, Ruth Kauffman, Austin Nelson, Adrian Hernandez Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 15, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers stepped up on Day Two of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Saturday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Several swimmers had top three finishes and best times.

Sophia Avila, 10, finished second in the 7-10 100-yard backstroke in 1:26.81. She swam a best time of 1:24.14 in morning prelims. She was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 33.26, after dropping time in prelims in 32.78. She has 13 points in high point.

Ruth Kauffman, 16, was second in the 15-and-over 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.14. She first bettered her previous best time in prelims in 1:09.54 and came back in finals with another best time of 1:09.14. She has seven points in high point.

Austin Nelson, 13, was second in the 13-14 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:08.04. He has seven points in high point.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, had another good night placing second in the 13-14 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:09.51. He has eight points in high point. He improved his previous best in the event in both prelims and finals.

SOFLO is among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field features Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

In last year’s meet, SOFLO won the combined and boys team titles. The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:30.53, 2. SOFLO 2:40.51, 3. Sunrise 2:49.16; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 2:03.15, 2. Sunrise Swimming 2:12.27, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:13.27; 13-14, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:55.00, 2. Sunrise 1:59.34, 3. Swim Fast 2:05.34, 4. SOFLO 2:06.87; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:57.91, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:00.77, 3. Sunrise 2:00.88, 4. SOFLO 2:07.89.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 2:29.41; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:44.25; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:07.18; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:58.93; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:58.64.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 1:19.80; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Avila 1:26.81, best time in prelims, 5. Jemma Baldwin 1:30.29, 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:30.44, time drop, 8. Saree Young 1:33.02; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 1:04.76; 13-14, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 1:02.62; SOFLO: 8. Emma Schain 1:10.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 1:02.76; SOFLO: 2. Ruth Kauffman 1:09.14, time drop, 4. Daniela Barreto 1:12.45.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 34.92; SOFLO: 8. Caitlin Nguyen 44.08; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 29.71; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 28.09; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 27.20.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 29.92, 2. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 31.16, 3. Sophia Avila, SOFLO 33.26, best time in prelims; SOFLO: 5. Alessandra Gendarmi 34.50, time drop; 11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 26.87; 13-14, 1. Angelina Sharp, LLL 26.47; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 25.48.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Gabby Meserole, LLL 2:41.45; 13-14, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 2:22.20; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:15.94.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 1:16.37; SOFLO: 6. Caitlyn Nguyen 1:31.99, 7. Shelby Evans 1:36.22; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, GRSC 1:08.15; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:02.39; SOFLO: 8. Reagan Lowe 1:12.97; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:03.58; SOFLO: 7. Ana Frable 1:11.48..

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
7-10, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:22.23; 11-12, 1. Sunrise Swimming 2:16.85; 13-14, 1. Sunrise Swimming 1:53.47; 15-and-over, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 1:44.94.

200-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 2:22.08; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 2:03.71; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:57.17; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 1:44.52.

100-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:14.11; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:08.23; SOFLO: 7. Benjamin Kim 1:18.52; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora 1:03.55; SOFLO: 2. Austin Nelson 1:08.04, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 52.25; SOFLO: 6. Garrett Oliver 1:02.77, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Aiden Sabocik, LLL 37.47; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 28.85; SOFLO: 8. Nicholas Pelaez 35.83; 13-14, 1. Mario Solorzano, CANE 28.22; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 30.89, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 24.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:26.25; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:14.27; SOFLO: 6. Benjamin Kim 1:29.29; 13-14, 1. Matias Jaramillo, GRSC 1:09.27; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 57.09.

50-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 28.21; SOFLO: 8. Emiliano Cavano 35.23; 11-12, 1. David Orozco, GRSC 26.29; SOFLO: 4. Alessio Mazzi 30.58, time drop; 13-14, 1. Noah Rodriguez-Mora, SUN 25.15; SOFLO: 6. Cesar Rodriguez 27.89; 15-and-over, 1. Andres McKeon, CSSC 22.84.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 2:25.27; 13-14, 1. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 2:15.44; 15-and-over, 1. Roberto Valdes, GRSC 2:03.32.

100-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 1:11.64; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:08.62; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 1:04.08; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 1:09.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 51.79.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Holiday Champs

WHEN: Sunday

SCHEDULE: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile. Copies will be posted around the deck.For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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

Ava Kuznik, Adrian Hernandez SOFLO’s Top Finishers On Day One Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 14, 2018—Ava Kuznik and Adrian Hernandez led South Florida Aquatic Club Friday at the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Kuznik, 13, finished sixth in the 13-14 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:40.63. She shaved 2.44 seconds off her previous best. She has six events left to swim over two days.

SOFLO girls had four time drops. The other three were Reagan Lowe (5.26 drop), Kaitlyn Consuegra (5.71 drop) and Olivia Ware (39.22 drop) in the 500-yard freestyle. The boys had two time drops.

Adrian Hernandez was SOFLO boys top finisher placing ninth in the 13-14 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:36.63 (10.42 drop). Teammate Austin Nelson was 11th in a best time 5:47.95 (21.32 time drop).

Coral Springs Swim Club, host Sunrise Swimming, SwimFast and Gulliver Swim Club dominated opening day action.

SOFLO is among a 13-team field of mostly Florida Gold Coast swim clubs. The field features Alper J Swim Club, Asoc. Natacion El Milenio, Broward Elite, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Gulliver, Hammerhead Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Speed World Swimming, SwimFast, host Sunrise Swimming and three unattached teams.

In last year’s meet, SOFLO won the combined and boys team titles. The SOFLO boys team won with 815 points. Sunrise Swimming was runner-up with 575. The SOFLO girls team was second with 615 points behind Sunrise Swimming with 666. SOFLO won the combined team title with 1,430 points. Sunrise Swimming was second with 1,241.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Abigail Almacen, SUN 6:24.56, 2. Addison Palumbo, CSSC 7:17.21; 11-12, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 5:31.40, 2. Cecilia Poll, MILEN 5:51.13, 3. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 5:59.90; 13-14, 1. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 5:22.54, 2. Olivia Wiebe, SF 5:24.47, 3. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 5:26.27; SOFLO: 6. Ava Kuznik 5:40.63, time drop, 11. Reagan Lowe 6:05.84, time drop, 12. Kaitlyn Consuegra 6:06.47, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Schimansky, CSSC 5:30.73, 2. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 5:31.02, 3. Victoria Landron, SUN 5:34.39; SOFLO: 9. Olivia Ware 6:12.88, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 4:59.87, 2. Jade Renaud, SF 5:08.53, 3. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 5:15.64; 13-14, 1. Amber Candido, CSSC 4:52.50, 2. Anna Rosa, SUN 5:03.09, 3. Riley McCormick, CSSC 5:06.54; SOFLO: 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 5:48.55, 8. Judith-Alison Natino 5:52.19; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 4:43.53, 2. Samantha Trodick, SUN 4:44.58, 3. Margaret Miao, GRSC 5:08.78.

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 5:53.17, 2. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 6:04.63, 3. Luke Deutschman, SUN 7:00.73; 11-12, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 5:46.32, 2. Gabriel Landron, SUN 6:05.56, 3. Mateo Silva, CANE 6:09.09; 13-14, 1. Daniel Grant, GRSC 5:10.29, 2. Alejandro Alvarez, CSSC 5:19.23, 3. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 5:19.75; SOFLO: 9. Adrian Hernandez 5:36.63, time drop, 11. Austin Nelson 5:47.95, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:40.95, 2. Andres McKeon, CSSC 4:45.22, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 4:53.39.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 5:12.89, 2. Ignacio Aguilar, MILEN 5;44.46; 13-14, 1. Daniel Grant, GRSC 4:40.61, 2. Fernando Collazo, GRSC 4:50.07, 3. Vadim Burunov, HAFL 4:55.72; 15-and-over, 1. Grant Aran, CSSC 4:27.66, 2. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 4:30.18, 3. Sam McCormick, CSSC 4:56.37.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday

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

WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Pool, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

ADMISSION: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile. Copies will be posted around the deck.For information call the Sunrise Swimming Office 954-747-4635.

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