SOFLO Heads Field For NPB Summer Kickoff This Weekend At Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex


By Sharon Robb

May 30, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for this weekend’s 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting one of the biggest meets of the summer while North Palm Beach Swim Club officials are running it on Saturday and Sunday.

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

The SOFLO contingent features a talented group of swimmers from Vietnamese Olympian and national record holder Vien Thianh Nguyen to collegians back for the summer including Heath Brames (University of Massachusetts), Kelley Heron (Michigan State), Melissa Marinheiro (Florida Gulf Coast) and C.J. Kopecki (Seton Hall) to high school and age group swimmers.

Among other SOFLO swimmers competing are Jemma Baldwin, 8, Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, Ryan Harries, 11, Lance Lesage, 16, Oleksii Viazmetinov, 10, and Juan Vallmitjana, 10.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Melissa Marinheiro, 22, 200-meter freestyle, 2:05.80.

Vien Thianh Nguyen, 22, 200-meter backstroke, 2:14.86; 100-meter butterfly, 1:03.18.

Marco Cabrera Duarte, 18, 200-meter backstroke, 2:07.01.

Samuel Quintero, 18, 400-meter individual medley, 4:47.60.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:34.63.

Izzy Wilson, 12, 200-meter freestyle, 2:21.61.

Fiorella Di Salvo, 11, 100-meter backstroke, 1:18.55.

Connor Jimenez, 10, 50-meter freestyle, 32.99; 200-meter individual medley, 3:01.79.

Kevin Moya, 12, 100-meter freestyle, 1:04.03; 50-meter breaststroke, 41.40.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, will give SOFLO swimmers a chance to race long course against some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers and teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team.

IF YOU GO

What: 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW Second Street, off Broward Blvd.

Schedule: Saturday, Session One, 9 a.m.-12:52 p.m.; Session Two, 1:30-4:51 p.m.; Sunday, Session One 9 a.m.-1:37 p.m., Session Two 2-5:29 p.m.

Of note: Plantation Swim Team and City of Plantation are hosting the meet…North Palm Beach Swim Club staff is running the meet for the seventh consecutive year…Admission is $5 each session, heat sheet $2 each session. Meet directors are Alf Aguirre, 305-773-6060 and Dick Cavanah 561-762-7261…Time lines, psych sheets and results will be posted at http://www.npbswimming.com according to meet organizers.

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

SOFLO Boys Fifth After Day One Of FGC Senior Long Course Championships


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 27, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club is among Top 10 teams after the opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO boys are fifth with 98 points, the girls are eighth with 82.50 and combined team is ninth with 180.50.

As expected, defending champion Azura Florida Aquatics got off to a strong start and leads combined with 425.50 and boys with 324. Pine Crest leads the girls with 283.

Melissa Marinheiro and CJ Kopecki were SOFLO’s top finishers.

Marinheiro, 21, was fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:36.52. She was also a member of the 11th-place 400-meter freestyle relay and 12th place 200-meter freestyle relay.

Kopecki, 19, after qualifying fourth in 2:12.49 in the 200-meter butterfly, was sixth in finals in 2:16.01. He was also a member of the 200- and 400-meter freestyle relay that finished out of the Top 10 and 32nd in the 100-meter freestyle. John Paul Handal was ninth in the butterfly event in a best time 2:16.37 with an impressive time drom of 5.43

Robert Wilson, 15, was seventh in the 100-meter freestyle in 55.46 followed by Michael Arias, 15, eighth in 55.51.

Leonardo Mateus, 16, was eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:19.64.

The field features 42 Florida Gold Coast teams including defending champion Azura, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Gulliver Swim Club, Jupiter Dragons, Pine Crest Swimming, Westminster Academy, Boca Raton Swim Team and East Coast Aquatic Club.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatic 425.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 392.50, 3. Gulliver Swimming 348, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 340, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 280.50, 9. SOFLO 180.50.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 324.50, 2. Metro Aquatics 264, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 126, 4. Westminster Academy 102, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 98, 8. BRST 80.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest Swimming 283, 2. Gulliver 256, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 217.50, 4. North Palm Beach 149.50, 5. Metro Aquatics 128.50, 8. SOFLO 82.50.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:48.38, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:51.38, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 1:51.50, 12. SOFLO A 1:57.65 (Kylie Herman, Melissa Marinheiro, Abby Oyetunji, Maya Coffey), 20. SOFLO B 2:00.61 (Kyana Castro, Daniela Curbelo, Michelle Marinheiro, Alana Acevedo).

200-meter backstroke:
1. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:25.74, 2. Madison Schain, AKS 2:30.10, 3. Hanna Smith, PC 2:30.11; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, Unattached 2:19.49, 2. Roxanne Yu, CANE 2:21.87, 3. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 2:29.22.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Delaney Biro, TSA 59.79, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:00.05, 3. Mariangela Cincotti, Unattached 1:00.06; Open: 1. Jessica Nava, PC 58.36, 2. Carmen San Nicolas-Martinez, CANE 58.76, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.91.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, BMHG 2:24.41, 2. Valerie Barreto, GRSC 2:25.89 3. Valeria Strohmeier, GRSC 2:28.67; Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:17.61, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PCS 2:21.29, 3. Alexandra Paz, MAC 2:23.53; SOFLO: 10. Kylie Herman 2:35.46.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Ryan Flynn, ECAC 35.26, 2. Hanna Smith, PCS 36.41, 3. tie, Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 36.53 and Naomi Eaton, SOFLO 36.53; Open, 1. Evita Leter, MAC 33.34, 2. Savannah Yates, PCS 34.52, 3. Emily Santos, Unattached 34.87.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Erin Tague, NPB 4:38.27, 2. Erika Wesch, NPB 4:29.75, 3. Rachel Contich, PCS 4:33.65; SOFLO: 4. Melissa Marinheiro 4:36.52.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. East Coast Aquatic Club 4:03.63, 2. Gulliver 4:05.02, 3. Metro Aquatics 4:08.72, 11. SOFLO A 4:20.22 (Kylie Herman, Melissa Marinheiro, Kyana Castro, Maya Coffey), 15. SOFLO B 4:25.52 (Michelle Marinheiro, Daniela Curbelo, Abby Oyetunji, Alana Acevedo).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 1:35.90, 2. Metro Aquatics 1:36.19, 3. Performance Aquatics 1:36.23; 12. SOFLO A 1:41.79, 22. SOFLO B 1:47.77 (Jonathan Farah, John Paul Handal, Juan Colmenares).

200-meter backstroke:
15-16, 1. Gavin Smith, NPB 2:07.72, 2. Eduardo Abal, Unattached 2:12.62 3. Jose Ochoa, Unattached 2:13.36; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:19.64; Open, 1. Lucas Duarte, Unattached 2:10.76, 2. Jose Diaz, PCS 2:13.03, 3. Drew Dickson, WA 2:14.50; SOFLO: 13. Alejandro Mateus 2:33.00.

100-meter freestyle:
15-16, 1. Reese Branzell, LLL 52.95, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 54.05, 3. Carlos Nava, MAC 54.07; SOFLO: 7. Robert Wilson 55.46, 8. Michael Arias 55.51; Open, 1. Phillippe Marcoux, SFTL 51.57, 2. Pedro Chiancone, Azura 51.60, 3. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 51.78.

200-meter butterfly:
15-16, 1. Caleb Petrancuk, JDST 2:07.49, 2. Michael Fernandez, HSC 2:11.22, 3. Isiah Jimenez, GRSC 2:12.23; SOFLO: 9. John Paul Handal 2:16.37, time drop 5.43; Open, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:07.68, time drop 0.34, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 2:11.13, 3. Brayan Perez, BM 2:11.56; SOFLO: 6. CJ Kopecki 2:16.01.

50-meter breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Raphael Windmuller, NMST 29.98, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 30.77, 3. Cameron Brown, Azura 31.13; Open, 1. Davion Conley, WA 28.63, 2. Teolio Darias, GRSC 29.95, 3. Adan Diaz, Azura 30.34; SOFLO: 13. Jonathan Farah 31.61.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:31.48, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:33.93, 3. Performance Aquatics 3:37.00, 11. SOFLO A 3:45.98 (Robert Wilson, CJ Kopecki, Jonathan Farah, Heath Brames), 18. SOFLO B 3:55.80.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m., warm-ups 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Timelines: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:19 p.m., 5-7:37 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1:16 p.m., 5-8:03 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg School of Champions, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of note: In last year’s meet, Azura won the combined team title with 1,295.50 followed by Gulliver with 1,245 and Metro Aquatics with 930…Admission $5 per session for prelims and $3 per session for finals…Concession stand will be available…For information call 954-345-2121 or 954-340-5032.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Continue Championship Season At FGC Senior Championships This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, July 26, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete this weekend at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships.

The three-day meet will be hosted by Coral Springs Swim Club at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

A week after winning the FGC Junior Olympics, SOFLO will compete along with several top teams including defending champion Azura Florida Aquatics.

SOFLO hopes to improve on last year’s seventh-place finish in the combined team totals with 540 points. A few SOFLO swimmers are also hoping to make their cuts for the USA Swimming Futures Championships.

SOFLO qualified 30 swimmers (12 women and 18 men) in 151 individual events. SOFLO also has 18 relay teams entered in 10 relays.

SOFLO swimmers are: Alana Acevedo, 17; Monica Alvarez, 30; Michael Arias, 15; Sophia Bedoya, 16; Heath Brames, 18; Kyana Castro, 15; Maya Coffey, 17; Juan Colmenares, 14; Daniela Curbelo, 15; Naomi Eaton, 16; Jonathan Farah, 20; Logan Gonzalez, 13; John Paul Handal, 15; Kylie Herman, 21; Kerollos Ibrahim, 18; Philopatier Ibrahim, 15; CJ Kopecki, 19; Jena Legaspi, 14; Rebekah Ling, 16; Melissa Marinheiro, 21; Michelle Marinheiro, 15; Alejandro Mateus, 13; Leonardo Mateus, 16; Abby Oyetunji, 18; Juancamilo Rivero, 15; Moises Rodriguez, 14; Nicolas Rossi, 15; Andrea Toledano, 17; Amy-Nicole Toro, 16; Michael Toro, 16; Christian Vasquez, 15; Marcos Vazquez, 15; and Robert Wilson, 15.

SOFLO’s CJ Kopecki, 19, is seeded second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:08.83.

Melissa Marinheiro, 21, is seeded second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:26.89 and second in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:07.55.

Leonardo Mateus, 16, is seeded first among 15-16s in the 1500-meter freestyle in 16:54.58.

The field features 42 Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Gulliver Swim Club, Jupiter Dragons, Pine Crest Swimming, Westminster Academy and East Coast Aquatic Club.

The 50s will start from the dive well end of the pool for the entire meet according to meet organizers.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships

When: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m., warm-ups 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Timelines: Friday, prelims, 8:30 a.m.-12:28 p.m., finals 5-7:42 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:19 p.m., 5-7:37 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1:16 p.m., 5-8:03 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg School of Champions, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of note: In last year’s meet, Azura won the combined team title with 1,295.50 followed by Gulliver with 1,245 and Metro Aquatics with 930…Admission $5 per session for prelims and $3 per session for finals…Concession stand will be available…For information call 954-345-2121 or 954-340-5032.

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

High School Swimmers Head To FHSAA State 2A, 1A Meets This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

November 2, 2017—It’s show time for high school swimmers whose high school season ends this weekend at the FHSAA State 1A and 2A Swimming and Diving Championships in Stuart.

The 2A meet, featuring American Heritage Plantation, is Friday and 1A Meet, featuring the perennial battle between defending champion Jacksonville Bolles and Pine Crest, is Saturday.

While the Region 3A and 4A qualifying meets are also being this week for next weekend’s state competition, swimmers who overcame missed workouts and meets because of Hurricane Irma, have recovered to qualify for the ultimate meet in high school swimming. The top 24 swimmers from the combined regions around the state qualified.

The 2A meet is Friday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center. Swimming prelims are 9 a.m. and finals begin 5:30 p.m. The girls diving begins 9 a.m. and boys diving at 1:30 p.m. There is a live webcast at NFHS Network for a fee.

In the 2A competition, Gulliver Prep, with both depth and talent, is favored to defend its girls and boys state titles. Gulliver Prep has strength in all three boys and girls relays where points make the difference.

The boys are led by top seeds Miguel Cancel in the 100-yard freestyle and Trahern Gribble in the 100-yard butterfly. The girls are led by Emily Cordovi, a junior, who is top seed in the 100-yard butterfly with an All-American time of 54.47 and 100-yard backstroke, and top seed Marcella Ruppert-Gomez in the 500-yard freestyle.

American Heritage Plantation is led by fifth seed CJ Kopecki in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.89. Kopecki was the only boy swimmer to capture a region title in last weeks’ meet. He is seeded eleventh in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.01. Kopecki, a senior and top club swimmer at South Florida Aquatic Club, is competing in his final state meet.

Teammate Kevin Porto, also a senior, is seeded 12th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.36 and 11th in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.77.

Patriots teammate and freshman Nicolas Rossi had an outstanding season and is seeded 16th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.84. Rossi is one of three freshmen in the distance field. Teammate Joseph Lee, also a freshman, is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.22.

The Patriots’ girls team is led by top seed and senior defending champion Catharine Cooper in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.88. She is seeded third in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.07. Junior teammate Thea Mckenna is seeded 18th in the 200-yard individual medley. Junior Annita Huang is competing on the freestyle relays.

Somerset Academy’s Katrina Del Vecchio is seeded eleventh in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.12. She is also seeded 18th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.56. Also competing are Somerset teammate Elise Larin in the 100-yard breaststroke and Juan Pineda of Mater Academy in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Cardinal Gibbons’ Hudson Coldren is top seed and the favorite in the boys 1-meter diving with a county-leading 519.10 points.

In Saturday’s Class 1A competition, the challenge remains the same after more than two decades, how to beat Bolles that usually has enough depth and talent to field three competitive teams. The boys are favored to win their 30th consecutive title and girls team its 27th state title.

There is parity in the individual competition with NSU University’s dynamic duo of Patrick Groters and Daniel Jacobs. NSU University School’s Maia Goldstein is a favorite in the girls diving.

Sagemont senior Samuel Quintero is seeded eleventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.52 and 14th in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.75. Sagemont teammates Luis Villanueva will swim the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly.

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

Gulliver Prep Defends Region 4-2A Titles; CJ Kopecki Only Boys Region Champion For American Heritage Plantation


By Sharon Robb

October 29, 2017—Gulliver Prep swept the boys and girls team titles at the Region 4-2A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at FGCU/Lee County Aquatic Center.

It was only the second time in the program’s history both teams won region titles. For the girls, it was their third consecutive region crown. For the boys, it was their second consecutive title.

Both teams are defending State 2A champions and favored to repeat this weekend in Stuart at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

The girls team won with 456 points followed by Suncoast with 317 and American Heritage Plantation with 204 among the 22-team field.

The boys won with 350.5 points ahead of runner-up Pompano Beach with 268 and American Heritage Plantation third with 248 points.

Gulliver Prep junior Emily Cordovi won the 100-yard butterfly in an automatic All-American time of 54.47. Cordovi also won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.33. Both events she won by wide margins. She was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.

Gulliver Prep swept all three girls relays and won five individual events.

The boys team won two relays and four individual events including double winners Miguel Cancel and Trahern Gribble.

Senior CJ Kopecki was the lone boys region champion for American Heritage Plantation winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.89 ahead of Mast Academy’s Perez Salvador in 1:44.97. Kopecki went out fast with splits of 24.47 and 26.35 and held on in the back half when Salvador try to reel him in.

Kopecki was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.01.

Senior Catharine Cooper was an individual winner for the Patriots girls team in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.88 ahead of freshman teammate Olivia Mason in 24.53. Cooper was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.07, just behind Lemon Bay senior Hunter Scott in 53.00.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1. Gulliver Prep 456, 2. Suncoast 317, 3. American Heritage Plantation 204, 4. Cape Coral 186, 5. Pompano Beach 145, 6. Somerset 141, 7. Naples Lely 123, 8. Mast Academy 114, 9. Port Charlotte 106, 10. Cardinal Gibbons 95, 11. Lemon Bay 90, 12. Coral Springs Charter 83, 13. Mater Lakes 58, 14. Archbishop McCarthy 26, 15. Goleman 25.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:49.33 (Kayla Kraft, Chloe Hernandez, Emily Cordovi, Sarah Abril), 2. Somerset 1:55.19 (Isabella DiSalvo, Elise Larin, Kyana Castro, Katrina Del Vecchio), 3. Suncoast 1:55.85.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia Hernandez, GP 1:54.31, 2. Alicia Mancilla, GP 1:55.78, 3. Hunter Scott, LB 1:56.39.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 2:08.89, 2. Audrey Delcompare, NL 2:10.95, 3. Nicoe Rodriguez, CC 2:12.35.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Catharine Cooper, AHP 23.88, 2. Olivia Mason, AHP 24.53, 3. Savannah Yates, CG 24.67.

1-meter diving: 1. Juliana Debock, SUN 381.15, 2. Lily Ehrlich, PB 380.45, 3. Gabriela Rochelle, SUN 354.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 54.47, AA-A, 2. Grace Ann Delcompare, NL 59.92, 3. Rachel Cherelstein, SUN 1:00.32.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hunter Scott, LB 53.00, 2. Catharine Cooper, AHP 53.07, 3. Sarah Abril, GP 53.82.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 4:59.70, 2. Alicia Mancilla, GP 5:04.90, 3. Olivia Hernandez, GP 5:09.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:41.30 (Chloe Hernandez, Cassandra Kraft, Sarah Abril, Nicole Regueira), 2. Suncoast 1:42.65, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:44.45 (Olivia Mason, Isabella Taylor, Thea Mckenna, Annita Huang).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 56.33, 2. Gwen Bencie, PB 59.13, 3. Makenzie Miller, PC 1:00.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Audrey Decompare, NL 1:07.61, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 1:07.77, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, ML 1:08.11.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 3:35.52 (Emily Cordovi, Sarah Abril, Olivia Hernandez, Marcella Ruppert-Gomez), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:44.04 (Olivia Mason, Annita Huang, Thea Mckenna, Catharine Cooper).

BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1. Gulliver Prep 350.5, 2. Pompano Beach 268, 3. American Heritage Plantation 248, 4. Suncoast 201, 5. Mast Academy 188, 6. Lemon Bay 170, 7. Cape Coral 164, 8. Mater Lakes 150, 9. Mourning 89, 10. Dreyfoos 70, 11. Port Charlotte 65, 12. Key West 59, 13. St. Brendan 55, 14. North Fort Myers 48.5, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 32.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:38.77 (Trahern Gribble, Miguel Cancel, Isaiah Jimenez, Philip Meira), 2. Cape Coral 1:43.86, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:44.36 (Daniel Escobar, Joseph Lee, Kevin Porto, Fernando Salazar).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Christian (CJ) Kopecki, AHP 1:44.89, 2. Perez Salvador, MA 1:44.97, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 1:45.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP1:54.54, 2. Steven Rua, CC 1:57.86, 3. Raphael Santos, PB 1:58.78.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Irvin Hoost, SB 21.50, 2. Reid Banciella, MA 22.01, 3. Andrew Garcia, MO 22.03.

1-meter diving: 1. Hudson Coldren, CG 519.10, 2. Skylar Mignon, GP 480.55, 3. Gage Denson, LB 338.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 50.15, 2. Reid Banciella, MA 51.87, 3. CJ Kopecki, AHP 53.01.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 46.45, 2. Irvin Hoost, SB 47.66, 3. Mattheus Santos, PB 48.26.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Santos, PB 4:44.11, 2. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 4:46.36, 3. Rene Peralta, GP 4:47.97.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:28.62 (Mattheus Santos, Dante Poe, Raphael Santos, Shane Schulte), 2. Mast Academy 130.00, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:30.34.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 52.26, 2. Gavin Smith, SUN 55.45, 3. Alexander Sanchez, MA 55.71.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Steven Rua, CC 1:01.76, 2. Brandon Moran, ML 1:02.67, 3. Shane Schulte, PB 1:03.65.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 3:14.98 (Miguel Cancel, Philip Meira, Jonathan Rodriguez, Rene Peralta), 2. Mast 3:16.73, 3. Pompano Beach 3:18.43, 4. American Heritage Plantation 3:19.50 (Kevin Porto, Nicholas Pacitti, Nicolas Rossi, CJ Kopecki).

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

Pompano Beach Edges American Heritage For District 11-2A Boys Title; Suncoast Captures Girls Title


By Sharon Robb

October 20, 2017—In one of the more exciting finishes, defending champion Pompano Beach boys’ team knocked off American Heritage Plantation by four points to win the District 11-2A Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

The Tornadoes won with 434 points while the Patriots finished with 430 and Suncoast was third with 420.

Suncoast defended its girls team title with 542 points, nearly 200 points ahead of American Heritage Plantation with 354.

The Patriots closed the gap winning the 400-yard freestyle relay that edged the Tornadoes, 3:19.26-3:19.50, with Nicolas Rossi, CJ Kopecki, Nicholas Pacitti and Kevin Porto.

Kopecki was a double winner in individual events. Kopecki won the 200-yard freetyles in 1:45.63. Last year he was second in 1:47.43. Kopecki also won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.17.

Kevin Porto was a member of two winning relays, second in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.66 and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.70.

Pompano Beach had four winners in individual events including double winner Mattheus Santos. The Tornadoes also won the 200- yard freestyle relay.

Delaney Biro of Coral Springs Charter, Catharine Cooper of American Heritage Plantation and Gwen Bencie of Pompano Beach were double winners. With Cooper swimming anchor, the Patriots also won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Carly Ehrlich of Pompano Beach, a former state champion, won the 1-meter diving with 369.70 points. Hudson Coldren of Cardinal Gibbons, the only boy in the field, won with 464.20 points.

DISTRICT 11-2A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM SCORES

1. Riviera Beach Suncoast 542, 2. American Heritage Plantation 354, 3. Pompano Beach 337, 4. Coral Springs Charter 223, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 215, 6. Dreyfoos 165, 7. Archbishop McCarthy 153.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Suncoast 1:59.20 (Lucie Valdov, Rachel Cherelstein, Daniela Salcedo, Sierra Robinson), 2. American Heritage 1:59.86 (Isabella Taylor, Emme Ham, Molly Wiedner, Annita Huang), 3. Cardinal Gibbons 2:00.79.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:57.89, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 1:59.05, 3. Dakota Brisco, SUN 2:05.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Thea Mckenna, AHP 2:18.04, 2. Isabella Taylor, AHP 2:18.85, 3. Adriana Rodriguez, CG 2:22.23.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Catharine Cooper, AHP 24.30, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 25.07, 3. Sierra Robinson, SUN 25.12.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Carly Ehrlich, PB 369.70, 2. Gabriela Rochelle, SUN 334.95, 3. Caroline Rozzo, SUN 324.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:00.00, 2. Rachel Cherelstein, SUN 1:01.78, 3. Gwen Bencie, PB 1:01.94.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Catharine Cooper, AHP 54.79, 2. Daniela Salcedo, SUN 56.29, 3. Lucie Valdov, SUN 56.93.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Summer Schulte, PB 5:19.91, 2. Dakota Brisco, SUN 5:27.98, 3. Adriana Rodriguez, CG 5:29.30.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage 1:44.78 (Annita Huang, Olivia Mason, Thea Mckenna, Catharine Cooper), 2. Suncoast 1:45.36, 3. Pompano Beach 1:47.31.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Gwen Bencie, PB 59.93, 2. Lucie Valdov, SUN 1:04.48, 3. Nicole Giblin, SUN 1:07.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Savannah Yates, CG 1:09.01, 2. Emme Ham, AHP 1:10.02, 3. Isabella Taylor, AHP 1:11.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 3:49.04 (Olivia Mason, Annita Huang, Isabella Taylor, Catharine Cooper), 2. Suncoast 3:50.76, 3. Pompano Beach 3:56.11.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

1. Pompano Beach 434, 2. American Heritage Plantation 430, 3. Suncoast 420, 4. Dreyfoos 180, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 126, 6. Archbishop McCarthy 104, 7. Coconut Creek 59, 8. Coral Springs Charter 53.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage 1:46.09 (Daniel Escobar, Joseph Lee, Kevin Porto, Fernando Salazar), 2. Suncoast 1:46.54, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 1:57.83.

200-yard freestyle: 1. CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:45.63, 2. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:48.28, 3. William Kirton, SUN 1:50.03.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Raphael Santos, PB 2:05.36, 2. Shane Schulte, PB 2:07.66, 3. Carlos Garriga, PB 2:13.60.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 22.32, 2. Dante Poe, PB 22.47, 3. Kevin Porto, AHP 22.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. CJ Kopecki, AHP 53.17, 2. William Kirton, SUN 54.34, 3. Gavin Smith, SUN 55.33.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 48.59, 2. Kevin Porto, AHP 49.66, 3. James Seton, SUN 50.36.

1-meter diving: 1. Hudson Coldren, CG 464.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 4:46.72, 2. Daniel Escobar, AHP 4:51.73, 3. Raphael Santos, PB 4:59.18.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:30.52 (Mattheus Santos, Dante Poe, Raphael Santos, Shane Schulte), 3. Suncoast 1:33.79, 3. American Heritage 1:35.85.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Gavin Smith, SUN 56.56, 2. Alexandro Marquez, PB 58.81, 3. Denny Shea, SUN 59.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Shane Schulte, PB 1:04.28, 2. Sam McCormick, CSC 1:04.80, 3. Joseph Lee, AHP 1:05.19.

400-yard freestyle: 1. American Heritage 3:19.26 (Nicolas Rossi, CJ Kopecki, Nicholas Pacitti, Kevin Porto), 2. Pompano Beach 3:19.50, 3. Suncoast 3:24.73.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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American Heritage Plantation Sweeps Archbishop McCarthy To Remain Unbeaten; Cathy Cooper Commits To San Diego State


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 27, 2017—American Heritage Plantation remained undefeated after sweeping Archbishop McCarthy Wednesday at the Patriots’ pool.

The Patriots girls team, led by double winner Cathy Cooper, defeated Archbishop McCarthy, 107-62 to improve to 4-0.

Cooper won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.72 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.35. She was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Cooper, 17, a senior also made it official on Wednesday verbally committing to San Diego State University. Cooper, who represents Panama internationally, is one of the state’s top sprinters.

American Heritage Plantation swept all three girls relays and won six individual events including Annita Huang in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:11.28.

In the boys’ competition, the Patriots won all eight individual events and swept all three relays to defeat Archbishop McCarthy, 121-48. The Patriots are also unbeaten at 4-0.

CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto were double winners. Kopecki won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.17 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.60. Kopecki was also on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Porto won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.65 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.66. Porto also anchored the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Joseph Lee, Nicolas Rossi, Nicholas Pacitti and Nick Ulrich each won individual events.

No diving event was held.

GIRLS
American Heritage Plantation 107, Archbishop McCarthy 62

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 2:06.35 (Isabella Taylor, Emme Ham, Molly Weidner, Annita Huang), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:10.22, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:25.53.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AHP 2:06.72, 2. Olivia Mason, AHP 2:10.72, 3. Emme Ham, AHP 2:19.87.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Thea Mckenna, AHP 2:21.31, 2. Julie Mason, AHP 2:26.43, 3. Valentina Carrion, ABM 2:28.00.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabel Shashaty, ABM 27.25, 2. Ashley Green, ABM 27.71, 3. Annita Huang, AHP 27.81.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Selena Smith, ABM 1:11.78, 2. Molly Weidner, AHP 1:12.56, 3. Felicia Kozlowski, ABM 1:16.43.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AHP 56.35, 2. Olivia Mason, AHP 1:00.00, 3. Ashley Green, ABM 1:00.12.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Taylor, AHP 5:37.78, 2. Julie Mason, AHP 5:48.06, 3. Jordan Jones, ABM 6:30.40.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:48.00 (Olivia Mason, Thea Mckenna, Molly Weidner, Cathy Cooper), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:59.57, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:05.28.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Annita Huang, AHP 1:11.28, 2. Jamie Annis, AHP 1:17.40, 3. Jordan Jones, ABM 1:18.06.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Emme Ham, AHP 1:12.19, 2. Thea Mckenna, AHP 1:14.37, 3. Isabella Taylor, AHP 1:14.81.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 4:00.03 (Cathy Cooper, Olivia Mason, Annita Huang, Thea Mckenna), 2. American Heritage Plantation B 4:08.60, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 4:16.28.

BOYS
American Heritage Plantation 121, Archbishop McCarthy 48

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:51.18 (Tommy Windisch, Joseph Lee, CJ Kopecki, Nicolas Rossi), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:53.34, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:14.43.

200-yard freestyle: 1. CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:49.17, 2. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:51.12, 3. Gregory Martinez, ABM 2:45.53.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joseph Lee, AHP 2:08.36, 2. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 2:14.25, 3. Jayden Scarlett, AHP 2:27.31.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kevin Porto, AHP 23.65, 2. Fernando Salazar, AHP 24.66, 3. Nick Ulrich, AHP 25.37.

100-yard butterfly: 1. CJ Kopecki, AHP 55.60, 2. Joseph Lee, AHP 57.38, 3. Oscar Gonzalez, ABM 1:04.95.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 52.43, 2. Tommy Windisch, AHP 56.94, 3. Fernando Salazar, AHP 1:01.28.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 5:19.66, 2. Oscar Gonzalez, ABM 5:49.28, 3. Benjamin Gomez del Campo, AHP 5:56.06.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:38.78 (Fernando Salazar, Joseph Lee, Nicholas Pacitti, Kevin Porto), 2. American Heritage B 1:51.00, 3. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:01.84.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kevin Porto, AHP 1:00.66, 2. Tommy Windisch, AHP 1:04.22, 3. Lorenzo Lanaro, ABM 1:10.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Nick Ulrich, AHP 1:12.25, 2. Robert Pope III, ABM 1:16.09, 3. Evan Wang, AHP 1:16.11.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:34.69 (Nicholas Rossi, Nicholas Pacitti, CJ Kopecki, Kevin Porto), 2. American Heritage Plantation B 3:57.65, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 4:02.12.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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