Cooper City, Somerset Split In Tri-Meet; SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, September 20, 2022—Somerset girls and Cooper City boys won Monday night during a tri-meet at the Cowboys’ pool.

Somerset girls, led by SOFLO swimmers Kaylee Del Rio, Sofia Osorio and Sabrina Osorio, defeated Cooper City, 91-81.

In other girls’ matchups, Cooper City defeated Flanagan, 81-7, and Somerset downed Flanagan, 91-7.

Cooper City Cowboys, led by SOFLO’s Chris Hau, Derek Hau and Ethan McPeek, topped Somerset, 107-70, in the boys meet.

Somerset was led by SOFLO swimmers Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez and Giorgio Rusconi.

In other boys matchups, Somerset defeated Flanagan, 102-44, and Cooper City topped Flanagan, 153-20.

Cooper City was led by girls’ double winner Georgina Henriquez in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.

Several South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers played key roles in their teams’ victories.

SOFLO’s Ava Kuznik anchored the Cowboys winning 200-yard freestyle. Alexandra Strong anchored the Cowboys winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

SOFLO’s Sabrina Osorio of Somerset won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15 and was second in the 200 IM in 2:27. Kaylee Del Rio won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:04. Sofia Osorio was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The boys’ competition looked more like a SOFLO dual meet.

SOFLO’s Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez and Giorgio Rusconi won events for Somerset.

Zepeda was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.56 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.13

Gonzalez, also a double winner, won the 200 IM in 2:06.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.19. Rodriguez won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.90.

Zepeda, Gonzalez and Rodriguez were members of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

SOFLO teammate Derek Hau of Cooper City won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.78. Chris Hau, Derek Hau and Ethan McPeek were members of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay. McPeek was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Somerset 91, Cooper City 81
GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset (Natalia Sibug, M. Baptiste, Sofia Osorio, Kaitlyn Barrios), 2. Cooper City.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:12, 2. Evelyn Riling, CC 2:40, 3. M. Baptiste, SOM 2:23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 2:20, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:27, 3. Pilar Duranti, SOM 2:29.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julia Hernandez, SOM 27.66, 2. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 29.12, 3. Emma Utkovic, CC 31.16.

Diving: 1. Lily Hirsch, CC

100-yard butterfly: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 1:02, 2. Julia Hernandez, SOM 1:05, 3. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 1:08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaylee Del Rio, SOM 1:04, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 1:05, 3. Gabrielle Reed, CC 1:12.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pilar Duranti, SOM 5:54. 2. Alexandra Strong, CC 6:05, 3. M. Baptist, SOM 6:29.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 2:11 (Seimoni, Emma Utkovic, Evelyn Riling, Ava Kuznik), 2. Cooper City 2:31.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:06, 2. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:09, 3. Alexandra Strong, CC 1:12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:15, 2. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOM 1:21, 3. Gabrielle Reed, CC 1:35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Georgina Henrique, Emma Utkovic, Carleigh Schleicher, Alexandra Strong), 2. Somerset.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cooper City 107, Somerset 70
BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Somerset B 1:49.88 (Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez, S. Fernandez), 2. Cooper City 2:02.75.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 1:59.56, 2. Derek Hau, CC 2:00.00, 3. L. Hussey, CC 2:10.91.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:06.25, 2. Chris Hau, CC 2:14.37, 3. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:15.25.

50-yard freestyle: 1. S. Fernandez, SOM 25.22, 2. Adlerian Corrieri, CC 26.12, 3. Yash Patel, CC 26.50.

Diving: 1. Evan Vazquez, CC, 2. Nick Dolton, CC

100-yard butterfly: 1. Derek Hau, CC 59.78, 2. Fernandez, SOM 1:02.03, 3. A. Vazquez, CC 1:06.66.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 53.13, 2. Yash Patel, CC 58.25, 3. L. Hussey, CC 58.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 5:16.19, 2. Chris Hau, CC 5:26.87, 3. Sebastian Carrasiquilla, CC 6:04.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:45.56 (Ethan McPeek, Yash Patel, Sebastian Carrasiquilla, A. Vasquez), 2. Cooper City 1:45.71, 3. Somerset 1:57.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 57.90, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:04.07, 3. J. Sibug, SOM 1:20.36.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:07.91, 2. Adrian Corrieri, CC 1:07.53, 3. Bogdan, CC 1:14.32.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:39.93 (Chris Hau, Derek Hau, Ethan McPeek, Adrian Corrieri), 2. Cooper City, 3. Somerset.
EDITOR NOTE: Some results were illegible and first names and times missing.

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

Cooper City Sweeps West Broward, Deerfield Beach; SOFLO’s Hau, McPeek, Kaplan, Strong, Andapally Win


By Sharon Robb
COOPER CITY, September 15, 2022—Cooper City swept Deerfield Beach and West Broward girls and boys teams in a BCAA meet Wednesday at the Cowboys pool.

The Cowboys girls team edged West Broward, 53-45 and Deerfield Beach, 90-4. In the other girls meet, West Broward topped Deerfield Beach, 74-5.

The girls team was led by double winner Georgina Henriquez in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.13 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.78.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alexandra Strong of Cooper City won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:15.75 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:08.84.

SOFLO’s Carley Kaplan was a double winner for West Broward in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.63 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:36.84.

SOFLO’s Anjana Andapally of West Broward won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.78 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.03.

The Cowboys boys team routed West Broward, 81-22 and Deerfield Beach, 70-10. In the other meet, West Broward defeated Deerfield Beach, 54-17.

The Cowboys were led by boys double winners Derek Hau and Chris Hau and individual winner Ethan McPeek, all SOFLO swimmers.

Derek Hau won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.39 and 100-yard butterfly in 58.69. Chris Hau won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.22 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.96. McPeek won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.75.

GIRLS
Cooper City 53, West Broward 45

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 2:07.16 (Alexandra Strong, Georgina Henriquez, Carleigh Schleicher, Mia McDonald), 2. West Broward A 2:07.66, 3. West Broward B 2:23.63.

200-yard freestyle: 1. K. Diaz (WB) 2:11.93, 2. Carleigh Schleicher, CC 2:12.68, 3. L. Pando, WB 2:31.09.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 2:21.13, 2. G. Avila, WB 2:34.00, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 2:51.97.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Carley Kaplan, WB 25.63, 2. Anjana Andapally, WB 28.03, 3. 28.03, 3. Mia McDonald, CC 28.41.

Diving: 1. Lily Hirsch, CC.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Georgina Henriquez, CC 1:02.78, 2. G. Avila, WB 1:05.60, 3. K. Diaz, WB 1:06.00.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mia McDonald, CC 1:05.22, 2. Sophia Avila, WB 1:10.75, 3. Evelyn Riling, CC 1:13.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Carley Kaplan, WB 5:36.84, 2. Alexandra Strong, CC 6:08.84, 3. Ava Kuznik, CC 6:50.56.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. West Broward 1:55.75 (Avila, Pando, Diaz, Kaplan), 2. Cooper City 2:07, 3. Cooper City 2:10.60.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Alexandra Strong, CC 1:15.75, 2. Paas, WB 1:22.30, 3. Jillian Feudo, CC 1:26.66.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Anjana Andapally, WB 1:22.78, 2. Sieminski, CC 1:32.89, 3. L. Pando, WB 1:33.96.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 4:11.13, 2. Cooper City 5:06.10, 3. Cooper City 5:13.33.

BOYS
Cooper City 81, West Broward 22

200-yard medley relay: 1. Copper City 1:51.10 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Chris Hau, Adlerian Corrieri), 2. West Broward 1:59.06 (Matt McVeigh, Paas, O’Tero, Garrett Garcia-Studdard), 3. Cooper City 2:01.46.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Derek Hau, CC 2:02.39, 2. Garrett Garcia-Studdard, WB 1:59.06, 3. L. Hussey, CC 2:08.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Chris Hau, CC 2:11.22, 2. Ethan McPeek, CC 2:17.22, 3. O’Tero, WB 2:32.09.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Adlerian Corrieri, CC 25.16, 2. Matt McVeigh, WB 25.78, 3. Yash Patel, CC 26.90.

Diving: 1. Nick Dolton, CC 170.7, 2. Evan Vazquez, CC 167.03.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Derek Hau, CC 58.69, 2. O’Tero, WB 1:04.78, 3. Kitchman, CC 1:06.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Yash Patel, CC 58.09, 2. J. Le-Vega, CC 58.37, 3. Kenny Paas, WB 1:00.74.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Chris Hau, CC 5:16.96, 2. Sebastian Carrasiquilla, CC 5:38.53, 3. Matt McVeigh, WB 5:45.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:42.59 (Nicholas Veeser, Yash Patel, Sebastian Carrasiquilla, Evan Vazquez), 2. West Broward 1:45.28, 3. Cooper City 1:46.78.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ethan McPeek, CC 1:03.75, 2. Garrett Garcia-Studdard, WB 1:09.03, 3. DaSilva, CC 1:20.19.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Adriano Carrieri, CC 1:07.12, 2. Nicholas Veeser, CC 1:09.15, 3. Kenny Paas, WB 1:16.75.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:48.32 (Chris Hau, Derek Hau, Ethan McPeek, Adriano Corrieri), 2. Cooper City 4:11.31, 3. Cooper City 4:42.15.

EDITOR NOTE: Because of rain some of the results were unreadable, writing illegible and could not be printed. Some times may also be incorrect.

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

Del Rio, Petkov Top SOFLO Finishers On Day One At Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb
SUNRISE, December 17, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had a good opening day at the Holiday Champs Friday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

The girls were led by Kaylee Del Rio, Cali Harries and Alexandra Strong.

Del Rio, 14, was third in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 5:28.05, dropping 11.08 seconds.

Harries, 14, was fourth in the 400-yard individual medley in 5:29.22.

Strong, 13, was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:44.17, dropping 3.53 seconds.

The boys were led by Toma Petkov, David Valdiviezo and Michael Barber.

Petkov, 9, was third in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 6:57.21 with an impressive 1:07.55 improvement.

Valdiviezo, 12, was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:56.82 with an 8.71-second time drop.

Barber, 9, was sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 7:26.14, also a best time with a 3.74 time drop.

SOFLO heads the field with 62 swimmers (35 boys and 27 girls) in 306 individual events and 12 relays.

Age group breakdown is 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over. The meet is for swimmers who achieved a “B” time standard in at least one event.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Florida Keys, Hurricane Aquatics, Lake Lytal Lightning, Rockwood, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, TS Aquatics, Turks & Caicos Aquatic Club and host Sunrise Swimming.

Meet organizers will be running a closed deck. Parents may sit on the south side of the pool by the bleachers. Parents are allowed to bring chairs. Swimmers will be on the north and west side of the pool.

Admission is $5 per person, cash only. Heat sheets are free and available at sunriseswimming.com or on Meet Mobile.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Grace Weeks, CSSC 5:55.89, 2. Kiana Young, LLL 6:11.54, 3. Jameela Rashad, CSSC 6:13.46.
11-12, 1. Manuella Lima, CSSC 5:48.83, 2. Gabriela Campuzano, LLL 5:51.12, 3. Makayla Shepley, LLL 5:54.37.
13-14, 1. Carlin Hughes, LLL 5:29.62, 2. Sami Scope, LLL 5:36.86, 3. Adriana Lozano, SF 5:38.92; SOFLO: 5. Alexandra Strong 5:44.17, time drop 3.53, 11. Anjana Andapally 5:55.57, 12. Mikhel Martin 5:55.62, time drop 2.49.
15-and-over, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 5:16.76, 2. Teresa Landron, SUN 5:24.83, 3. Olivia Wiebe, SF 5:25.27; SOFLO: 13. Isabel Schlicht 6:04.32.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Makayla Shepley, LLL 5:20.35, 2. Gabriela Campuzano, LLL 5:24.31, 3. Lydia Wagner, LLL 5:26.03.
13-14, 1. Emma Lin, CSSC 5:00.14, 2. Mikayla Wagner, LLL 5:16.0, 3. Kaylee Del Rio, SOFLO 5:28.05, time drop 11.08; SOFLO: 4. Cali Harries 5:29.22.
15-and-over, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 4:49.47, 2. Anna Rosa, SUN 4:49.71, 3. Camila Garcia, LLL 4:58.13; SOFLO: 7. Judith-Alison Natino 6:03.23.

BOYS
500-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Will McAndrews, CSSC 6:18.53, 2. Mason Shepley, LLL 6:26.79, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 6:57.21, time drop 1:07.55; SOFLO: 6. Michael Barber 7:26.14, time drop 3.74.
11-12, 1. Brian Hamiltoin, CSSC 5:20.28, 2. John Albornoz, CSSC 5:20.45, 3. Frank Vincze, SF 5:33.47; SOFLO: 5. David Valdiviezo 5:56.82, time drop 8.71.
13-14, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 5:02.56, 2. Piero Tordecilla, TSA 5:12.25, 3. Luke Deutschman, RSCA 5:17.56; SOFLO: 11. Kenny Paas 5:51.93, time drop 5.84, 13. Victor Valdiviezo 5:56.19.
15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:38.36, 2. Sean Doyle, SUN 4:52.85, 3. Riley Garcia, CANE 5:11.23.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 4:55.27, 2. Christian Rodriguez, SUN 5:04.97, 3. Alex Diaz, SF 5:19.52.
13-14, 1. Lucas Young, CANE 4:30.90, 2. Rafael Landron, SUN 4:41.49, 3. Giovanni Gianfriddo, SUN 4:42.27.
15-and-over, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 4:09.46, 2. John Lynch, CSSC 4:27.48, 3. Mateo Silva, CANE 4:31.69.

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

Amelie Bicerne Leads SOFLO In Session Three Of GCST Fall Open


By Sharon Robb
FORT MYERS, September 19, 2021–Amelie Bicerne came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club in the third session of the GCST Fall Open Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast University Center.

Bicerne, 13, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:25.62, dropping 3.18 seconds off her previous best.

Bicerne was also third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:21.33 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.20, another best time dropping 1.02. She totaled 33 points in high point.

SOFLO’s other top five finishers were:

Pilar Duranti, 13, 400-yard individual medley, third, 5:06.00, time drop 6.68; 500-yard freestyle, third, 5:43.34.

Mason Jimenez, 13, 500-yard freestyle, fourth 5:24.19, time drop 16.90.

Carlos Salas, 14, 50-yard freestyle, fourth 25.42, time drop 0.29.

Tristan Dons, 13, 200-yard backstroke, fourth 2:19.16, time drop 2.24.

Tania Mantilla, 13, 200-yard freestyle, fifth 2:05.42, time drop 0.88.

Alexandra Strong, 13, 500-yard freestyle, fifth 5:52.28, time drop 3.91.

Felix Gonzalez, 14, 200-yard freestyle, fifth 1:56.54; 100-yard breaststroke, fifth 1:12.08.

SOFLO was among 10 teams competing in the two-day meet. SOFLO had 32 swimmers (16 girls, 16 boys) entered in 209 individual events over two days.

The meet was a 25-yard timed final event and for all novice, bronze, silver, gold and senior teams.

In addition to host GCST and SOFLO, other teams that competed were: Carrollwood Village Swim Team, Lakewood Ranch Swim Association, Piranhas YMCA Palm Harbor, Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team, Sea Dragon Aquatics, Swim Florida, T2 Aquatics and The Sky Family YMCA Hurricanes.

The field featured 448 swimmers (253 girls and 195 boys). The meet was sponsored by Deromos Italian Restaurant.

SESSION THREE
GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sidney Braun, SRQ 4:50.96; SOFLO: 3. Pilar Duranti 5:06.00, time drop 6.68.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 4:28.49.
50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 25.20; SOFLO: 6. Tania Mantilla 27.70.
15-and-over, 1. Clarice Spencer, SWIM 24.70.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Sidney Brann, SRQ 2:13.15; SOFLO: 3. Amelie Bicerne 2:21.33, 8. Alexandra Strong 2:32.60.
15-and-over, 1. Elliot Fox, T2 2:16.35; SOFLO: 11. Mikhel Martin 2:35.12, time drop 22.67.
200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 2:02.45; SOFLO: 4. Amelie Bicerne 2:04.20, time drop 1.02, 5. Tania Mantilla 2:05.42, time drop 0.88, 7. Pilar Duranti 2:08.88, 9. Alexandra Strong 2:13.42, time drop 0.42.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 1:53.98; SOFLO: 10. Amanda Grubbs 2:08.35.
100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Nina Wysocki, T2 1:13.20.
15-and-over, 1. Sabyne Brisson, T2 1:06.46; SOFLO: 15. Amanda Grubbs 1:21.99, time drop 12.62.
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Taylor Schwenk, SRQ 1:00.58; SOFLO: 6. Tania Mantilla 1:07.10, time drop 0.83.
15-and-over, 1. Melissa Blaine, SWIM 58.76.
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Amelie Bicerne, SOFLO 5:25.62, time drop 3.18; SOFLO: 3. Pilar Duranti 5:43.34, 5. Alexandra Strong 5:52.28, time drop 3.91.
15-and-over, 1. Carinn Bethea, T2 5:16.67; SOFLO: 6. Amanda Grubbs 5:45.28, 7. Jemma Baldwin 5:57.29, time drop 0.72.

BOYS
400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 4:11.82.
15-and-over, 1. Nicholas Fabian, GCST 4:17.24; SOFLO: 14. Joshua Menezes 5:11.19, time drop 3.82.
50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Jacob Terry, SWIM 23.27; SOFLO: 4. Carlos Salas 25.42, time drop 0.29, 6. Felix Gonzalez 25.76, time drop 0.64, 7. Andres Gonzalez 25.87, time drop 0.66, 10. Mason Jimenez 26.36, time drop 0.26, 11. Tristan Dons 26.38, time drop 1.02.
15-and-over, 1. Marc Savolle, T2 21.89.
200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Collin Jacobs, SRQ 2:11.88; SOFLO: 4. Tristan Dons 2:19.16, time drop 2.24.
15-and-over, 1. Jason Ang, T2 2:01.84; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 2:22.79, time drop 9.90.
200-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 1:48.35; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 1:56.54, 11. Carlos Salas 2:02.84, time drop 3.04, 12. Andres Gonzalez 2:05.52, time drop 2.29.
15-and-over, 1. William Eriksson, SWIM 1:43.75.
100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Daniel Keegan, SRQ 1:04.19; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 1:12.08, 10. Andres Gonzalez 1:13.83, time drop 0.97, 12. Mason Jimenez 1:14.62, time drop 0.82.
15-and-over, 1. Luca Simon, SRQ 1:02.76; SOFLO: 8. Connor Jimenez, 1:15.74, time drop 1.88.
100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Bogdan Zverev, SRQ 53.62; SOFLO: 7. Carlos Salas 1:01.02, time drop 0.81, 12. Andres Gonzalkez 1:05.01, time dropp 0.13, 15. Tristan Dons, 1:05.79, time drop 1.63, 16. Mason Jimenez 1:06.66, time drop 0.01.
15-and-over, 1. Ryan Staunch, T2 52.98.
500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Gio Medina, GCST 5:11.19; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 5:24.19, time drop 16.90, 7. Tristan Dons 5:46.27, time drop 26.64.

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

SOFLO Sharks Shine With Wins, Time Drops On Opening Day Of LCM BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 13, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club turned in a strong opening day at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM South Championships Friday at Sunrise Civic Center.

The Sharks had some impressive wins and time drops during timed finals.

Among SOFLO’s individual champions were:

Ava Kuznik, 13, 200-meter freestyle, 2:23.99, time drop 17.51.

Alexandra Strong, 10, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.23.

Sophia Grubbs, 14, 200-meter individual medley, 2:38.68, time drop 5.78.

Leeann Ranalli, 16, 200-meter individual medley, 2:50.25. She was also second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:07.93.

Among other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Sarah Vasquez, 11, second, 400-meter freestyle, 5:19.36, time drop 3.37.

Alessio Mazzi, 12, second, 200-meter freestyle, 2:29.06, time drop, 8.68.

Mariann Catalasan, 13, third, 200-meter individual medley, 2:43.09, time drop 9.48.

Leah Pando, 13, third, 400-meter freestyle, 5:12.16, time drop 6.63.

Ryan Harries, 10, third, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.40, time drop 7.38.

Christian Vasquez, 15, third, 200-meter indivudual medley, 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

Among other FGC teams are Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:54.59; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Mikhel Martin 3:05.13, 9. Shelby Evans 3:07.14, time drop 4.53, 10. Jemma Baldwin 3:09.15; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:30.24; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.38, time drop 1.87, 10. Genesis Escobar 2:39.10, time drop 0.58; 13-14, 1. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 2:23.99, time drop 17.51; 15-18, 1. Sofia Avellaneda, SUN 2:24.48; SOFLO: 7. Maria Herne 2:34.80, time drop 1.01.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 3:20.23; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:26.26, time drop, 5.61, 5. Saree Young 3:27.55, 7. Shelby Evans 3:30.99, time drop 4.99, 8. Jemma Baldwin 3:32.33; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 2:49.27, 9. Elise Dinehart 3:18.05; 13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:38.68, time drop 5.78; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 2:43.09, time drop 9.48; 15-18, 1. Leeann Ranalli, SOFLO 2:50.25; SOFLO: 4. Maria Herne 2:56.85, 5. Alana Deo 2:57.94.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 5:18.42; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 5:19.36, time drop 3.37, 6. Genesis Escobar 5:34.95, time drop 11.95; 13-14, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 4:51.36; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 5:12.16, time drop 6.63; 15-18, 1. Brooke Mundy, MCDA 5:02.23; SOFLO: 2. Leeann Ranalli 5:07.93, 7. Alana Deo 5:38.46.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 5:56.72; 13-14, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 5:49.17.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 2:42.03; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:57.47, time drop 9.62; 11-12, 1. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 2:27.58; SOFLO: 2. Alessio Mazzi 2:29.06, time drop 8.68, 4. Nicholas Pelaez 2:31.06, time drop 2.65, 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:32.98, time drop 3.08; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 2:11.04; SOFLO: 4. Aldo Zepeda 2:14.55, time drop 4.40, 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:15.67, time drop 0.90; 15-18, 1. John Fanjul, GRSC 2:13.99; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Alfonso 2:16.77.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, Unattached 3:17.13; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 3:20.40, time drop 7.38; 11-12, 1. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 2:39.54; 13-14, 1. Reinel Lorenzo, MAC 2:35.38; 15-18, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:29.74, time drop 9.88; SOFLO: 3. Christian Vasquez 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

400-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Diego Diaz, BMHG 6:05.55; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 5:23.58; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 4:43.51, 6. Lucas Porven 4:58.83; 15-18, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:35.65.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 6:14.14; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 5:20.52; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 5:23.98, time drop 0.92.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM Championships South

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m, finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Of note: The meet is co-hosted by Sunrise Swimming, Sunrise Swimming Booster Club and City of Sunrise…In addition to SOFLO and Sunrise, 34 FGC teams will compete…Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and available online and Meet Mobile…for more information call meet director Christi Woolger at 954-747-4635.

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