Di Salvo, Lowe, Rossi Lead SOFLO On Day One Of XX FLA International Cup


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, June 21, 2018—Fiorella Di Salvo, Reagan Lowe and Nicolas Rossi were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day One of the XX FLA International Cup at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

During the marathon night of racing, Di Salvo, 10, was second in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:29.16, with an impressive time drop of 6.85. Di Salvo picked up 10 points in high point.

Lowe, 12, was second in the 400-meter individual medley in 6:16. Lowe had 10 points in high point.

Rossi, 15, was second in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:26.36. Rossi has 10 points for high point.

Other SOFLO swimmers with time drops were:

Kaitlyn Consuegra, 12, 400-meter freestyle, 5:24.52, time drop 4.36.

Sofia Gonzalez, 12, 400-meter freestyle, 5:30.56, time drop 3.50.

Gabriella Lissa, 12, 400-meter freestyle, 5:57.16, time drop 21.66, first time cracked 6 minutes in the distance event.

Daniela Rodriguez, 15, 800-meter freestyle, 11:22.06, another impressive time drop 21.16.

Hashan Ekanayake, 11, 400-meter freestyle, 5:19.82, time drop 2.46.

Favorite Gator Swim Club leads the combined and men’s team totals. Aiken-Augusta leads the women’s team totals. SOFLO is fifth among combined and women team totals and sixth in the men’s team standings.

The four-day meet continues Friday with three sessions.

FLA is hosting the meet in SOFLO’s home pool. All sessions are timed finals. The meet features 31 teams from Florida Gold Coast, the Caribbean and out-of-state.

THURSDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 164, 2. Aiken-Augusta 146, 3. Southwest Stars 83, 4. Eagle Aquatics 57, 5. tie, Los Angeles Del Centro 53, SOFLO 53.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 107, 2. Aiken-Augusta 48, 3. Southwest Stars 35, 4. Eagle Aquatics 29, 5. Heritage Aquatic Team, 27, 6. SOFLO 25.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Aiken-Augusta 98, 2. Gator Swim Club 57, 3. Southwest Stars 48, 4. Los Angeles Del Centro 32, 5. tie, SOFLO, Eagle Aquatics, Midtown Weston 28.

GIRLS
400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzao, EA 5:06.21; SOFLO: 2. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:29.16, time drop 6.85; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 4:42.01; SOFLO: 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 5:24.52, time drop 4.36, 11. Sofia Gonzalez 5:30.56, time drop 3.50, 20. Gabriella Lissa 5:57.16, time drop 21.66.

400-meter individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Jacy Hoffman, BGSC 6:15.41; SOFLO: 2. Reagan Lowe 6:16.00; 13-and-over, 1. Mariana Cote, Unattached 5:23.20; 15-16, 1. Anna Summers, ASL 5:23.44; 17-and-over, 1. Helina Reyes, LACES 5:44.24.

800-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1 Ella Klyce, STAR 10:03.39; 13-14, 1. Amy Riordan, ASL 9:49.50; 15-16, 1. Erin Day, ASL 10:08.56; SOFLO: 4. Michelle Marinheiro 10:29.18, 8. Daniela Rodriguez 11:22.06, time drop 21.16; 17-and-over, 1. Ashley Williamson, ASL 9:42.68.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Nohan Gomez, CM 5:34.72; SOFLO: 3. Stefano Mazzi 5:59.26; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 4:43.53; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 5:19.82, time drop 2.46, 10. Marvan Ekanayake 5:34.63, 16. Alessio Mazzi 6:10.39.

400-meter individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cecchi, STAR 5:15.49; 13-and-over, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 5:06.68; 15-16, 1. Manuel Lopez, Unattached 4:53.47; 17-and-over, 1. Mike Jeschke, ASL 4:45.82.

800-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 9:33.75; 13-14, 1. Matvey Ivanov, BGSC 9:13.51; 15-16, 1. Sasha Shashkov, BGSC 9:05.00; SOFLO: 2. Nicolas Rossi, 9:26.36, 4. Nicholas Munoz 9:37.74; 17-and-over, 1. Andrew Matejka, BGSC 8:33.84.

IF YOU GO

What: XX FLA International Cup.

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session 2A, 4 p.m., Session 2B, 5:20 p.m., Session 2C, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Session 3, 8 a.m.; Sunday, Session 4, 5 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $5 per sesssion. Heat sheets are free online. For information call 954-593-8552 or go to http://www.FLAswim.com.

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