SOFLO Heads Field For Canes Spring Long Course Invitational That Begins Friday

By Sharon Robb
CORAL GABLES, May 19, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will get in some long course racing at the Canes Spring Long Course Invitational at University of Miami.

The three-day meet begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the 50s events and 800-meter freestyles. The timed final event is expected to end at 9 p.m.

The three-day meet continues on Saturday 9 a.m.-1:47 p.m. and concludes Sunday 9 a.m.-12:35 p.m. All events are timed finals.

Other Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Coral Springs Swim Club, Midtown Weston and host Hurricane Aquatics.

SOFLO has the largest contingent with 99 swimmers (60 boys and 39 girls) in 666 individual events.

SOFLO’s top seeds include:
Ricardo Roche, 22, 50-meter backstroke 27.82; 100-meter backstroke 59.66.
Julio Horrego, 23, 50-meter breaststroke 28.35.
Agustin Rodriguez, 17, 200 IM 2:16.35; 400-meter freestyle 4:13.99.
Enrique Rodriguez, 17, 200-meter butterfly 2:11.99; 400 IM 4:46.53.
Wisthon Rendon, 17, 200-meter backstroke 2:10.52.

Admission is $4 per session, cash only. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet and are expected to be posted on Meet Mobile and which they were not as of 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Masks are encouraged but not required inside all buildings on the University of Miami campus including walking through the Whitten Center to access the pool. Spectators are allowed at the turn end of the pool deck and not the Fate Bridge to watch the meet.

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