SOFLO Among Teams At Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday At Lake Lytal


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, December 1, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club’s young up-and-coming swimmers will compete at the annual Santa Claus Holiday Sprint Invitational Saturday at Lake Lytal Aquatic Center.

SOFLO has 16 swimmers competing in 63 individual events.

Gregory Miralles, 8, is seeded first in the 7-8 25-yard freestyle in 18.84 and 25-yard breaststroke in 27.15.

Maya Barrizonte, 8, is top seed in the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in 20.59.

Other SOFLO swimmers entered are: Molly Barber, 7; Mason Barrizonte, 9; Lincoln Callaway Coy, 9; Victoria Colmenares, 8; Andres Gomez, 7; Camila Juanes, 10; Thiago Mantilla, 6; Daniel Mantjos, 11; David Mendoza, 8; Lilith Napoles, 9; Mateo Naranjo, 8; Sarah Naranjo, 8; Christopher Pozo, 8; and Mattias Tejada, 11.

In addition to SOFLO, other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Wahoos of Wellington, Martin County, North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter Dragons, FAST, Tsunamis Swim Team, RATS and host Lake Lytal Lightning.

Each of the three meet sessions were capped at 225 swimmers. Admission is $5. Meet programs are available for free online or on Meet Mobile.

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

Mason Manta Rays Lead SOFLO After Day One Of National Virtual Meet; SOFLO’s Julianne McCranie, Javier Colmenares Shine


By Sharon Robb


PEMBROKE PINES, October 24, 2020—Mason Manta Rays of Cincinnati, Ohio took an early lead against South Florida Aquatic Club after opening day action in a national virtual meet at both clubs’ pools.

The Mason Manta Rays, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club, lead SOFLO, a USA Silver Medal Club, in combined team totals, 1,409-978; girls, 709-458; and boys, 700-520.

The live-streamed, three-day meet continues Saturday.

SOFLO had several outstanding swims on opening day.

Julianne McCranie, a freshman at St. Thomas Aquinas, joined her SOFLO teammates after winning two individual meets and two relays at the District 11-3A meet at Miami Belen Jesuit.

McCranie, 14, won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:04.27 ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas and SOFLO teammate Mariann Catalasan, who also competed in the district meet, in 1:09.28.

McCranie also won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:13.13. She was also a member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay and seventh in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:39.71.

Other SOFLO winners were:


Molly Golding, 17, 100-yard individual medley, 1:02.17.

Juan Vallmitjana, 11, 200-yard butterfly, 2:24.32.

Miguel Sierra, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 1:53.46.

Julio Horrego, 22, 100-yard freestyle, 46.40.

Javier Colmenares, 14, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:15.88 and 100-yard individual medley, 58.17.

Dominic Bono, 17, 100-yard individual medley, 56.74.

Felix Gonzalez, 13, 400-yard individual medley, 4:48.40.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 1,409, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 978
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 709, 2. SOFLO 458
BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 700, 2. SOFLO 520


GIRLS RESULTS
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Addie Robillard, MMR 5:08.84, 2. Taylor Bacher, MMR 5:08.97, 3. Abby Miller, MMR 5:14.98, SOFLO TOP FINISHER: 7. Julianne McCranie 5:39.71; 15-and-over: 1. Ashley Lugbill, MMR 4:59.01, 2. Reese Lugbill, MMR 4:59.22, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:03.99.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Grier Gordon, MMR 2:19.26, 2. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 2:32.09, 3. Daylin Drayton, MMER 2:50.33; 13-14, 1. Ashleigh Bender, MMR 2:13.04, 2. Taylor Bacher, MMR 2:14.82, 3. Katelyn Smittle, MMR 2:15.47; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Avila 2:30.26; 15-and-over, 1. Kiara Anchrum, MMR 2:08.58, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:09.45, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:12.59.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 1:04.27, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:09.28, 3. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 1:11.83; 15-and-over, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:02.17, 2. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 1:03.16, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.28.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Addie Robillard, MMR 25.53, 2. Kiera Wood, MMR 25.56, 3. Kaitlyn Weitz, MMR 25.87; SOFLO: 23. Ava Kuznik 29.27; 15-and-over, 1. Jessey Li, MMR 23.83, 2. Paige Striley, MMR 23.93, 3. Emma Dalton, MMR 24.67.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Taylor Bacher, MMR 54.08, 2. Ashleigh Bender, MMR 55.84, 3. Chloe O’Meara, MMR 56.23; 15-and-over, 1. Jessey Li, MMR 52.19, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 54.16, 3. Abby Susec, MMR 54.54, 4. Paige Lane, SOFLO 54.72.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Grier Gordon, MMR 2:13.66, 2. Dana Fairbanks, MMR 2:16.72, 3. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 2:26.74, 4. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 2:31.99; 13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, SOFLO 2:13.13, 2. Samantha Crum, MMR 2:16.16, 3. Kiera Wood, MMR 2:17.21; 15-and-over, 1. Abby Susec, MMR 2:07.32, 2. Emma Dalton, MMR 2:08.18, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:09.98, 4. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.19.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Dana Fairbanks, MMR 2:45.21, 2. Elise Dinehart, SOFLO 2:467.03, 3. Melia Eckman, MMR 2:55.46; 13-14, 1. Addie Robilliard, MMR 2:23.46, 2. Abby Miller, MMR 2:36.19, 3. Mariam Ndiaye, MMR 2:36.98; SOFLO: 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.58; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Lugbill, MMR 2:18.52, 2. Ashley Lugbill, MMR 2:21.70, 3. Paige Striley, MMR 2:23.43; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 2:23.78, 5. Molly Golding 2:25.38.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Grier Gordon, MMR 4:52.38, 2. Dana Fairbanks, MMR 4:55.71, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 5:10.23, 4. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 5:13.83, 5. Pilar Duranti, SOFLO 5:18.32; 13-14, 1. Addie Robillard, MMR 4:34.72, 2. Abby Miller, MMR 4:49.27, 3. Sofia Matern, MMR 4:53.22; 15-and-over, 1. Reese Lugbill, MMR 4:26.92, 2. Ashley Lugbill, MMR 4:30.45, 3. Paige Striley, MMR 4:44.92; SOFLO: 6. Daniela Bareto 5:13.69.

200-yard medley relay: 13-14, 1. Mason Manta Rays A 1:53.46, 2. Mason Manta Rays B 1:56.01, 3. SOFLO A 1:59.39 (Gabrielle DeLuna, Mariann Catalasan, Julianne McCranie, Gabriela Avila); 15-and-over, 1. Mason Manta Rays A 1:44.71, 2. Mason Manta Rays B 1:51.37, 3. SOFLO A 1:52.25 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Paige Lane).

BOYS RESULTS
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Alex Ingram, MMR 4:47.53, 2. Evan Preissler, MMR 5:07.79, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:08.12; 15-and-over, 1. Braden Osborn, MMR 4:47.63, 2. Bishop Carl, MMR 4:49.36, 3. Adam McDonald, MMR 4:49.93; SOFLO: 4. Matthew Tarada 4:56.21, 6. Javier Roman 4:59.20.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:24.32, 2. Collin Preissler, MMR 2:25.29, 3. Logan MacDonald, MMR 2:44.88; 13-14, 1. Ethan Fang, MMR 2:07.73, 2. David Benedek, MMR 2:09.71, 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 2:10.13, 4. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 2:10.86; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:53.46, 2. Gibson Holmes, MMR 1:56.60, 3. Carl Bloebaum, MMR 1:56.79.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Henry Stimson, MMR 22.73, 2. Alex Ingram, MMR 22.80, 3. Tom Reuss, MMR 24.27, 4. Derek Hau, SOFLO 24.49, 5. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 25.08; 15-and-over, 1. Braden Osborn, MMR 21.54, 2. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 22.17, 3. Avery Clapp, MMR 22.31, 5. Matthew Tarafa, SOFLO 22.53.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Alex Ingram, MMR 49.44, 2. Henry Stinson, MMR 50.64, 3. Adrian Hernandez, SOFLO 53.42, 5. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 54.73; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 46.40, 2. Braden Osborn, MMR 46.72, 3. Jake Young, MMR 49.21, 4. Agustin Rodriguez, SOFLO 49.25.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Ethan Tu, MMR 2:21.57, 2. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 2:35.52, 3. Austin Zhong, MMR 2:37.90, 4. Joshua Menezes, SOFLO 2:38.25; 13-14, 1. Alex Ingram, MMR 2:01.78, 2. Henry Stimson, MMR 2:03.28, 3. Ryder Hicks, MMR 2:07.79, 4. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 2:10.30; 15-and-over, 1. Jake Young, MMR 1:55.00, 2. Avery Clapp, MMR 1:55.23, 3. Adam McDonald, MMR 1:57.34; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 1:58.59, 6. Dominic Bono 2:00.73.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Collin Preissler, MMR 2:41.78, 2. Leo Shee, SOFLO 2:43.61, 3. Parker Reuss, MMR 2:44.29, SOFLO: 4. Abraham Penaloza 2:50.28, 5. Joshua Menezes 2:53.45, 6. Ryan Harries 2:56.86; 13-14, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:15.88, 2. Ethan Fang, MMR 2:21.66, 3. Landyn Temple, MMR 2:24.70; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 2:30.73; 15-and-over, 1. Adam McDonald, MMR 2:06.51, 2. Logan Ottke, MMR 2:10.79, 3. Jake Young, MMR 2:12.95; SOFLO: 4. Joseph Lee 2:14.72.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 58.17, 2. Derek Hau, SOFLO 59.54, 3. Alexander Miller, SOFLO 1:01.42, 4. Austin Nelson, SOFLO 1:02.49; 15-and-over, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 56.74, 2. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 57.69, 3. Alex Golding, SOFLO 58.52, 4. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 58.55.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Ethan Tu, MMR 5:03.24, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 5:06.39, 3. Brady Campbell, MMR 5:12.23; 13-14, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 4:48.40, 2. Nicholas Pelaez, SOFLO 4:51.37, 3. Ethan McPeek, SOFLO 4:53.36, 4. Felipe Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:12.24; 15-and-over, 1. Max Christensen, MMR 4:22.13, 2. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:22.95, 3. Logan Ottke, MMR 4:23.20.

200-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Mason Manta Rays A 1:46.03, 2. SOFLO A 1:49.05 (Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Javier Colmenares, Adrian Hernandez, Kevin Moya), 3. Mason Manta Rays C 1:50.49; 15-and-over, 1. Mason Manta Rays A 1:33.68, 2. Mason Manta Rays B 1:35.78, 3. SOFLO A 1:41.74 (Agustin Rodriguez, Javier Roman, Matthew Tarafa, Miguel Sierra).

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