NSU University School Sharks Top South Florida Heat, North Broward Prep


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 18, 2019—NSU University School, coming off its big Shark Invite win this past weekend, continued its winning momentum Wednesday at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center.

The Shark girls defeated South Florida Heat, 111-65, and North Broward Prep, 146-11. In the other meet, South Florida Heat beat North Broward Prep, 115-12.

The Sharks were led by double winner Amanda Kopas in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.89 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.80. She was also a member of two winning relays.

NSU University School won the girls 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Individual winners for the Sharks were diver Ashley Shechtman, Mariangela Cincotti and Rafaella Araujo.

NSU seventh grader Anastasia Lutz went a best time in the 200-yard freestyle to finish third in 2:14.15, bettering her previous best of 2:19.87.

For the South Florida Heat, Erika Pelaez was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.25 and 100-yard butterfly in 58.01.

Heat teammate Faith Suther also won two races in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.92 and 100-yard freestyle in 56.90.

The Heat won the 200-yard freestyle relay with Erika Pelaez, Rebeca Levin, Hartley Pitters-Hinds and Faith Suther.

In the boys competition, the Sharks downed South Florida Heat, 126-37, and North Broward Prep, 131-36. In the other matchup, North Broward Prep edged South Florida Heat, 72-69.

The Sharks won all three boys relays.

Pedro Pavao, Max Fermayer and Cameron Brown were double winners for the Sharks.

Pavao won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.84 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.21.

Fermayer won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.34 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.71.

Brown won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.06 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.69.

The Shark boys are now 3-1 and girls team is 2-2.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
NSU University School 111, South Florida Heat 65
NSU University School 146, North Broward Prep 11
South Florida Heat 115, North Broward Prep 12

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. NSU University School A 1:55.21 (Olivia Flack, Rafaella Araujo, Amanda Kopas, Jennifer Langone), 2. South Florida Heat 2:01.91, 3. NSU University School B 2:12.28.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Amanda Kopas, NSU 1:59.89, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 2:09.96, 3. Anastasia Lutz, NSU 2:14.15.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 2:08.25, 2. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 2:16.35, 3. Kaiana Kibler, NSU 2:37.13.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Faith Suther, SFH 25.92, 2. Olivia Flack, NSU 26.55, 3. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SFH 27.02.

1-meter diving:
1. Ashley Shechtman, NSU 189.50, 2. Ella Farris, NSU 145.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 58.01, 2. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 1:04.23, 3. Calissa Page, NSU 1:09.71.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Faith Suther, SFH 56.90, 2. Olivia Flack, NSU 58.00, 3. Anastasia Lutz, NSU 59.23.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 5:20.22, 2. Siera Leete, NSU 5:50.27, 3. Sara Levin, SFH 6:18.25.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. South Florida Heat A 1:44.60 (Erika Pelaez, Rebeca Levin, Hartley Pitters-Hinds, Faith Suther), 2. NSU University School A 1:46.91, 3. NSU University School B 1:54.76.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Amanda Kopas, NSU 1:02.80, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 1:11.42, 3. Siera Leete, NSU 1:12.11.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:09.54, 2. Isabella Bengala, SFH 1:20.74, 3. Sara Levin, SFH 1:25.93.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 3:51.25 (Mariangela Cincotti, Olivia Flack, Sofia Sarros, Amanda Kopas), 2. NSU University School B 4:04.79, 3. South Florida Heat A 4:28.48.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
NSU University School 126, South Florida Heat 37
NSU University School 131, North Broward Prep 36
North Broward Prep 72, South Florida Heat 69

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. NSU University School A 1:49.19 (Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, Cameron Brown, Angelo Martinez, Jakob Kustin), 2. NSU University School B 1:58.41, 3. North Broward Prep A 2:02.30.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Pedro Pavao, NSU 1:48.84, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:08.37, 3. Alessio Mazzi, SFH 2:18.79.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Dario Martin, SFH 1:58.90, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 2:10.61, 3. Alan Oved, NSU 2:25.53.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Cameron Brown, NSU 23.06, 2. Arie Sternberg, NSU 25.23, 3. Lex Gannon, NSU 26.59.

1-meter diving:
1. Eitan Najman, NSU 154.10.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Dario Martin, SFH 52.85, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 56.83, 3. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:00.11.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Max Fermayer, BSY 50.34, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 55.83, 3. Jakob Kustin, NSU 58.23.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Pedro Pavao, NSU 4:58.21, 2. Stefano Mazzi, SFH 6:13.34, 3. Ryan Kibler, NSU 7:17.30.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 1:33.94 (Max Fermayer, Cameron Brown, Marcelo Carrion, Pedro Pavao), 2. North Broward Prep 1:46.58, 3. NSU University School B 1:47.48.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Max Fermayer, NSU 1:03.71, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:04.55, 3. Arie Sternberg, NSU 1:05.67.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Cameron Brown, NSU 1:01.69, 2. Alexander Benashvili, NSU 1:20.50, 3. Luca Wiersman, NBP 1:32.79.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 3:28.33 (Pedro Pavao, Angelo Martinez, Marcelo Carrion, Max Fermayer), 2. NSU University School C 4:23.07. 3. South Florida Heat A 4:23.98.

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

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez Triple Winner At Piranhas Turkey Classic


By Sharon Robb

November 9, 2015—Erika Pelaez of South Florida Aquatic Club won three events at the Piranhas Turkey Classic at Pompano Beach.

Pelaez, 9, won the 50-yard butterfly in 31.87, 50-yard backstroke in a best time 32.09 and 50-yard freestyle in 28.98. She was also third in the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 38.89.

SOFLO teammate Isabella Di Salvo, 13, won the 50-yard backstroke in 30.43

The one-day Florida Gold Coast meet attracted more than 700 swimmers.

MORNING SESSION RESULTS

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Reese Andres, PB 18.03, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, BGS 18.56, 3. Lena Lajko, SFTL 19.20; SOFLO: 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 19.43.

50-yard butterfly:

9-10, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 31.87, 2. Sidney Anton, Azura 33.11, 3. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 33.59.

25-yard backstroke

8-and-under, 1. Paola Negrin, BGS 20.26, 2. Lena Lajko, SFTL 20.51, 3. Maria Grant, FKSC 20.69; SOFLO: 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 22.03.

50-yard backstroke:

9-10, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 32.09, 2. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 34.34, 3. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 35.35.

25-yard breaststroke:

8-and-under, 1. Reese Andres, PB 20.71, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 21.59, 3. Markeli Jones-Tynes, PST 22.08; SOFLO: 8. Giada Porven 24.84.

50-yard breaststroke:

9-10, 1. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 38.23, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 38.77, 3. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 38.89; SOFLO: 9. Kaitlyn Barrios 42.53.

25-yard freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. Reese Andres, PB 16.04, 2. Markeli Jones-Tynes, PST 16.78, 3. Katelyn Gembicki, BGS 16.92.

50-yard freestyle:

9-10, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 28.98, 2. Tawannah McLemore, BEST 30.03, 3. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 30.45.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, BGS 15.64, 2. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 17.57, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, HAT 18.02.

50-yard butterfly:

9-10, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 29.15, 2. Kaii Winkler, FLA 29.46, 3. Noah Smith, ECAC 30.84.

25-yard backstroke:

8-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, BGS 17.69, 2. Teo Petrowski, PB 19.89, 3. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 20.02.

50-yard backstroke:

9-10, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 31.97, 2. Finn Winkler, FLA 32.12, 3. Noah Smith, ECAC 33.59; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 34.51.

25-yard breaststroke:

8-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, BGS 18.87, 2. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 21.82, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, HAT 23.82.

50-yard breaststroke:

9-10, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 37.24, 2. Finn Winkler, FLA 37.52, 3. Luca Echeumuna, Azura 38.16; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 40.13.

25-yard freestyle:

8-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, BGS 14.77, 2. Marcus Kjaerulff, ECAC 15.04, 3. Teo Petrowski, PB 16.05.

50-yard freestyle:

9-10, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 27.40, 2. Kaii Winkler, FLA 27.69, 3. John Trieu, ECAC 28.28; SOFLO: 8. Logan Gonzalez 29.81.

AFTERNOON SESSION RESULTS

GIRLS

50-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 28.67, 2. Bella Diaz, WA 28.89, 3. Carolina Loayza, UN 28.94; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Curbelo 29.31; 13-14, 1. Cameron Thomas, SF 29.09, 2. Endeara Deskin, PST 29.17, 3. Taylor Politi, FLA 29.22; SOFLO: 4. Isabella Di Salvo 29.23.

50-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Lalainie Bannister, UN 29.33, 2. Mattie Barfield, FLA 29.62, 3. Zoe Marchetti, FKSC 30.12; SOFLO: 10. Daniela Curbelo 33.05; 13-14, 1. Isabella DiSalvo, SOFLO 30.43, 2. Taylor Politi, FLA 30.43, 3. Ella Gates, ECAC 30.85.

50-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 33.35, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 33.54, 3. Bella Diaz, WA 35.27; 13-14, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 33.85, 2. Emme Ham, Azura 34.57, 3. Cecily Bowe, Azura 35.02; SOFLO: 8. Isabella Di Salvo 36.82.

50-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Lalainie Bannister, Unattached 26.22, 2. Megan Murphy, ECAC 26.50, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 26.62; SOFLO: 8. Daniela Curbelo 27.76; 13-14, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 26.27, 2. Emily Trieu, ECAC 26.65, 3. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 26.66.

BOYS

50-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Emilio Barrantes, PB 28.08, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 28.36, 3. Joshua Zuchowski, Unattached 28.55, SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares, 29.59; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 25.34, 2. Sal Perez, Unattached 26.29, 3. To Liraz, YBC 26.95.

50-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, Unattached 28.83, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 29.92, 3. Ethan Roach, SAS 30.50, SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 30.99, 10. Alex Golding 33.86; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 26.87, 2. Shane Schulte, PB 28.34, 3. Lance Lesage, PST 28.37.

50-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Emilio Barrantes, PB 25.57, 2. Joshua Zuchowski, Unattached 26.34, 3. Lucio Massimo Orlandini, FLA 26.37; SOFLO: 8. Sebastian Lares 27.82; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 22.73, 2. Sal Perez, Unattached 24.37, 3. Tom Liraz, YBC 24.98.

50-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Emilio Barrantes, PB 34.07, 2. Joshua Zuchowski, Unattached 34.11, 3. Ethan Roach, SAS 34.60, SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 36.27, 9. Javier Roman 37.59; 13-14, 1. Andy Rogatinsky, PST 30.72, 2. Shane Schulte, PB 31.06, 3. Samuel Manrique, PST 32.32.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers End On Good Note At Mike Horgan Memorial Invitational


By Sharon Robb

October 19, 2014—Erika Pelaez, Michael Arias and Brandon Moran led South Florida Aquatic Club on the third and final day of the fourth annual Mike Horgan Memorial Invitational Meet Sunday at the Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach.

Pelaez, 9, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.34 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.81 and was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.90 and 100-yard freestyle

Michael Arias, 12, won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.33.

Brandon Moran, 14, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.15.

Kyana Castro was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:36.27.

Kayla Cunningham, 12, was third in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.39.

SOFLO won the 12-and-under and 15-and-over 200-yard freestyle relays. The 12-and-under relay of Daniela Curbelo, Molly Golding, Kayla Cunningham and Katrina Del Vecchio won in 1:48.81.

The 15-and-over relay of Paige Lane, Kyana Castro, Rebekah King and Jacqueline Lugo won in 1:49.50.

Rafael Rodriguez was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.57 and third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.09.

Alejandro Mateus was second in the 100-yard backstroke and third in the 200-yard individual medley. Leonardo Mateus was third in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

SOFLO boys 13-and-over 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 1:40.24 with Leonardo Mateus, Brandon Moran, Sebastian Sierra and Rafael Rodriguez.

The meet is named in honor of Mike Horgan, Lake Lytal’s head developmental coach, who died of a heart attack at age 50 in August, 2011. A double lung transplant recipient in 2000, Horgan had cystic fibrosis his entire life but never let it damper his enthusiasm as a tireless teacher and coach.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Sidney Starman, BGS 18:18.62, 2. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 18:36.27, 3. Dahlia Delgado, JUP 19:02.87; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 17:23.67, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 18:21.12.

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO (Daniela Curbelo, Molly Golding, Kayla Cunningham, Katrina Del Vecchio) 1:48.81, 2. CSSC 1:49.02, 3. North Palm Beach 1:50.65; 13-14, 1. Metro 1:51.33, 2. Hialeah 1:59.07; 15-and-over, 1. SOFLO (Paige Lane, Kyana Castro, Rebekah Ling, Jacqueline Lugo) 1:49.50, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:52.55, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:53.49.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:00.20, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:01.60, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 1:04.01; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovich, HSC 56.30, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 56.52, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 57.27; 13-14, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 53.48, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 54.39, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 54.91; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van den Berg, Azura 54.33, 2. Julia Bauer, PAQ 54.63, 3. Racine Ross, Azura 54.78.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:16.56, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:17.03, 3. Erin Miller, JUP 1:27.39; 11-12, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:12.60, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:13.36, 3. Heidi Southwick, JUP 1:13.45; 13-14, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 1:10.57, 2. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 1:11.48, 3. Dahlia Delgado, JUP 1:12.87; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 1:05.12, 2. Merle Livand, Unattached 1:06.97, 2. Alemy Barreto, Azura 1:12.49.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:29.34, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:30.06, 3. Erin Miller, JUP 2:47.67; 11-12, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:16.70, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:19.13, 3. Adriana Gooding, Azura 2:21.34.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:08.81, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:12.30, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 1:12.95; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 1:01.50, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 1:03.73, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:04.39.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:10.63, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:14.42, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:17.52; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, BGS 2:11.15, 2. Ines Kyburz, PAQ 2:17.51, 3. Erin Proctor, MCA 2:28.13.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:11.35, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:12.90, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 1:17.82; 11-12, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:02.49, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:03.40, 3. Anna Kasperski, CSSC 1:04.26; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.88, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 1:02.17, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 1:02.52; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 58.52, 2. Julia Bauer, PAQ 58.98, 3. Racine Ross, Azura 1:01.56.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. Hialeah 1:48.81, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1:53.87, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 1:54.45; 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:36.29, 2. Hialeah 1:39.67, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:44.12; 15-and-over, 1. YMCA of South Florida (Juan Imposimato, Martin Vivas, Diego Homes, Fernando Navarrete) 1:33.15, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:40.24, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Leonard Gofman, NM 53.44, 2. Finn Winkler, FLA 58.96, 3. Kaii Winkler, FLA 1:01.05; 11-12, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 54.33, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 55.29, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 55.27; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 47.61, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 50.78, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 51.57; 15-and-over, 1. Raiz Tjon-A-Joe, Azura 45.47, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 46.76, 3. Franco Lupoli, Azura 47.21.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 1:22.74, 2. Steven Curtis, JUP 1:22.80, 3. Kaii Winkler, FLA 1:23.31; 11-12, 1. Victor Valdes, PB 1:10.04, 2. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 1:11.86, 3. Michael Arias, SOFLO 1:13.17; 13-14, 1. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 1:06.15, 2. Lester Machado, HSC 1:06.30, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:07.09; 15-and-over, 1. Nicolo Ossola, Azura 55.42, 2. Luca Dioli, Azura 55.84, 3. Matheus Misquito, Azura 57.08.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 1:11.68, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:13.22, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 1:13.62; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, PST 1:00.24, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 1:05.43, 3. Nicolas Gallego, WOW 1:05.49.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 1:57.81, 2. John Torres, BGS 1:59.09, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 2:02.94; 15-and-over, 1. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:53.67, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 1:58.47, 3. Juan Imposimato, YBC 1:58.93.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Steven Curtis, JUP 1:13.31, 2. Fabio Rivas, HSC 1:16.83, 3. John Trieu, ECAC 1:18.10; 11-12, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 1:01.42, 2. Lance Lesage, PST 1:07.45,3 . Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 1:07.51; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 51.49, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 55.23, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 58.07; 15-and-over, 1. Luca Dioli, Azura 49.78, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 50.13, 3. Raiz Tjon-A-Joe, Azura 50.62.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 2:27.15, 2. Kaii Winkler, FLA 2:32.23, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:35.52; 11-12, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 2;16.18, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 2:17.61, 3. Lance Lesage, PST 2:18.69

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. John Torres, BGS 16:38.42, 2. Ted Ho, ECAC 16:59.96, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 17:00.19; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 15:17.80, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 16:06.90, 3. Andres Lares, Azura 16:26.53.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of Mike Horgan Memorial Invitational At Lake Lytal


By Sharon Robb

October 17, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club turned in some outstanding relay and individual swims on Day Two of the fourth annual Mike Horgan Memorial Invitational Meet at the Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach.

Erika Pelaez, 9, won three events and finished second in two others to lead the girls team.

Pelaez won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:11.80, 100-yard individual medley in 1:11.66 and 50-yard backstroke in 32.11. All three were lifetime-best times. Pelaez was also second in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.07 and 50-yard butterfly in 31.48, also best times.

SOFLO’s girls 11-12 200-yard medley relay of Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Daniela Curbelo and Katrina Del Vecchio won in 1:58.48 ahead of Coral Springs and Jupiter.

Cunningham, 12, was also second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:17.12.

John Paul Handal and Rafael Rodriguez were SOFLO’s individual boys’ winners.

Handal, 12, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:03.73, shaving 3.83 seconds off his previous best time. Rodriguez, 13, won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 56.97, dropping 0.65 and was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.13.

Joseph Lee had two runner-up finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard butterfly. Teammate Michael Arias was second in the 50-yard freestyle.

SOFLO boys also swept the 10-and-under and 11-12 200-yard medley relay titles.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with final session of timed finals.

The meet is named in honor of Mike Horgan, Lake Lytal’s head developmental coach, who died of a heart attack at age 50 in August, 2011. A double lung transplant recipient in 2000, Horgan had cystic fibrosis his entire life but never let it damper his enthusiasm as a tireless teacher and coach.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club (Elizabeth Olson, Riley Botting, Emily Robertson, Payton Ward) 2:17.04, 2. Jupiter 2:20.86, 3. SOFLO 2:24.94; 11-12, 1. South Florida Aquatic Club (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Daniela Curbelo, Katrina Del Vecchio) 1:58.48, 2. Coral Springs 2:02.45, 3. Jupiter 2:05.47; 13-and-over, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club (Madison Cummings, Chade Nersicio, Eriana Temperino, Kodi Cabral) 1:53.26, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 2:03.30, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 2:04.01.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:11.80 and Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:11.80, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 2:17.45; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:03.98, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 2:04.31, 3. Lucy Miller, JUP 2:05.54; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 1:58.19, 2. Nicole Gomez, NPB 1:58.27, 3. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 1:58.75; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 1:54.36, 2. Sarah Maraskine, PAQ 1:56.72, 3. Julia Bauer, PAQ 1:58.46.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 35.08, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 35.23, 3. Erin Miller, JUP 39.35; 11-12, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 33.14, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 33.61, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 34.83.

200-yard breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:35.33, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:35.85, 3. Paige MacEachern, SAS 2:36.41; 13-14, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 2:31.00, 2. Dahlia Delgado, JUP 2:31.76, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 2:33.39; 15-and-over, 1. Patricia Casellas, Azura 2:23.96, 2. Alemy Barreto, Azura 2:39.01, 3. Alicja Zielinski, PB 2:43.99.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:11.66, 2. Morgan Cogle, JUP 1:14.98, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 1:15.14; 11-12, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:03.83, 2. Ana Knodratovitch, HSC 1:03.94, 3. Mattie Barfield, FLA 1:03.97.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:13.17, 2. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:17.74, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 2:18.29; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:12.24, 2. Arianna Ortiz, LLL 2:18.40, 3. Camryn Hudson, LLL 2:18.53.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 27.32, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 28.07, 3. Riley Botting, CSSC 28.79; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 26.15, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 26.30, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 26.49; 13-14, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.94, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 25.10, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 25.51; 15-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.94, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 25.10, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 25.51.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 30.84, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 31.48, 3. Morgan Cogle, JUP 33.21; 11-12, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 28.57, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 28.58, 3. Anna Kasperski, CSSC 28.71.

200-yard butterfly:

12-and-under, 1.Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 2:17.18, 2. Anelis Roque, MAC 2:21.01, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:29.47; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:11.27, 2. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 2:20.88, 3. Sidney Starman, BGS 2:22.32; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:12.03, 2. Melannie Vargas, BGS 2:16.45, 3. Camryn Hudson, LLL 2:17.40.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 32.11, 2. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 32.96, 3. Emily Robertson, CSSC 34.58; 11-12, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 31.57, 2. Faith Fowler, CSSC 31.91, 3. Lucy Miller, JUP 31.92.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Madison Cummings, ECAC 1:01.12, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:04.88, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:05.18; 15-and-over, 1. Sarah Maraskine, PAQ 57.38, 2. Racine Ross, Azura 1:01.86, 3. Ines Kyburz, PAQ 1:03.72.

200-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:14.51, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:17.12, 3. Paige MacEachern, SAS 2:19.31.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO (Christian Tijero, Logan Gonzalez, Alejandro Mateus, Jacob Navarro) 2:18.84; 11-12, 1. SOFLO (John Paul Handal, Michael Arias, Joseph Lee, Nicolas Rossi) 1:57.78, 2. Jupiter 2:00.34, 3. Hialeah Swim Club 2:01.22; 13-and-over, 1. East Coast Aquatic Club (Carolus Josefina, Xavier Philips, Seggio Bernadina, Raichel De Freitas) 1:41.32, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 1:45.52, 3. YMCA of South Florida 1:47.03.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 2:09.02, 2. Jake Schulte, PB 2:12.45, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 2:12.98; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, PST 1:56.04, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 1:58.34, 3. Michael Arias, SOFLO 2:00.13; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 1:43.62, 2. Bryan Rivero, HSC 1:48.64, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:49.13; 15-and-over, 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 1:41.11, 2. Luca Dioli, Azura 1:41.69, 3. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:41.93.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Steven Curtis, JUP 36.31, 2. Finn Winkler, FLA 36.73, 3. George Gonzalez, BGS 38.79.

200-yard breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:31.36, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:33.80, 3. Marcelo Carrion, SFTL 2:38.97; 13-14, 1. Santiago Gomez, MAC 2:22.44, 2. John Torres, BGS 2:25.83, 3. Ted Ho, ECAC 2:27.93; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 2:02.24, 2. Nicolo Ossola, Azura 2:04.37, 3. Matheus Misquito, Azura 2:04.54.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 1:08.60, 2. Jake Schulte, PB 1:12.70, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.81; 11-12, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:03.73, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 1:04.87, 3. Lucio Massimo Orlandini, FLA 1:05.75.

200-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 1:57.02, 2. John Torres, BGS 2:02.33, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 2:02.56; 15-and-over, 1. Luca Dioli, Azura 1:53.19, 2. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:53.90, 3. Kevin Lindgren, MCA 1:58.81.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 27.75, 2. John Trieu, ECAC 28.55, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 28.68; 11-12, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 25.08, 2. Michael Arias, SOFLO 25.28, 3. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 25.43; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 23.50, 2. Ted Ho, ECAC 23.84, 3. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 24.02; 15-and-over, 1. Raiz Tjon-A-Joe, Azura 20.63, 2. Nicolo Ossola, Azura 21.00, 3. Marco Guarente, Azura 21.23.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 29.86, 2. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 32.49, 3. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 32.70; 11-12, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 27.46, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 27.73, 3. Raphael Santos, PB 27.97,

200-yard butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 2;15.39, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:15.61, 3. Lucio Massimo Orlandini, FLA 2:23.57; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 1:58.26, 2. John Torres, BGS 2:00.13, 3. Ted Ho, ECAC 2:09.39; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:54.41, 2. Luis Villanueva, Azura 1:57.53, 3. Franco Lupoli, Azura 2:00.66.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 34.36, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 34.44, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 34.75; 12-and-under, 1. Lance Lesage, PST 27.61, 2. Nicolas Gallego, WOW 30.51, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 31.09.

100-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 56.97, 2. Bryan Rivero, HSC 57.08, 3. Jose Diaz, Azura 58.73; 15-and-over, 1. Luca Dioli, Azura 52.42, 2. Kevin Lindgren, MCA 52.44, 3. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 53.10.

200-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Lance Lesage, PST 2:09.78, 2. Josh Zuchowski, Unattached 2:14.87, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:19.79.

IF YOU GO

What: Mike Horgan Fall Invitational Meet

When: Sunday

Where: Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Complex, 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Schedule: Sunday sessions, 8:30 a.m., 13-and over and 11:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals.

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For more information call 561-310-4924 or go to http://www.lightning-swimming.org.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Pelaez, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO On Day One Of Mike Horgan Fall Invitational At Lake Lytal


By Sharon Robb

October 16, 2014—Erika Pelaez of South Florida Aquatic Club won her team’s first race on opening night of the fourth annual Mike Horgan Fall Invitational at the Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach.

Pelaez, 9, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:41.02, shaving 6.96 seconds off her previous best of 5:47.98. Pelaez was seeded first in the distance event.

Pelaez is also seeded first in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard backstroke.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Rafael Rodriguez, 13, second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.26.

The Florida Gold Coast Top 16 Fall Invitational is named in honor of Mike Horgan, Lake Lytal’s head developmental coach, who died of a heart attack at age 50 in August, 2011.

A double lung transplant recipient in 2000, Horgan had cystic fibrosis his entire life but never let it damper his enthusiasm as a tireless teacher and coach.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:49.33, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 4:56.21, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:57.17; SOFLO: 6. Daniela Curbelo 5:01.17; 13-14, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 4:43.85, 2. Erin Tague, LLL 4;45.46, 3. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 4:49.11; 15-and-over, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 4:39.03, 2. Melannie Vargas, BGS 4:47.30, 3. Camryn Hudson, LLL 5:01.83.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 5:41.02, 2. Erin Miller, JUP 6:01.38, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Azura 6:04.05; 11-12, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 5;28.55, 2. Madelyn Hebert, ECAC 5:34.36, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 5:35.81; SOFLO: 16. Michelle Ordonez, 6:00.47, 22. Emma Twombly, 6:21.09; 13-14, 1. Nicole Gomez,NPB 5:07.49, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 5:19.00, 3. Sidney Starman, BGS 5;20.66; SOFLO: 9. Paige Lane 5:37.74, 19. Rebekah Ling 5:56.83; 15-and-over, 1. Daneiila Van Den Berg, Azura 4:59.14, 2. Racine Ross, Azura 5:25.15, 3. Adriana Rodriguez, SFTL 5:38.36.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 4:50.25, 2. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 4:51.86, 3. Raphael Santos, PB 4:54.61; SOFLO: 8. Alejandro Mateus 5:27.03; 13-14, 1. John Torres, BGS 4:20.89, 2. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:29.28, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:31.13; 15-and-over, 1. Luca Dioli, Azura 3:56.49, 2. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 4:01.45, 3. Marco Guarente, Azura 4:05.56.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Finn Winkler, FLA 5:41.94, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 5:45.33, 3. John Trieu, ECAC 5:54.78; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 6:18.50; 11-12, 1. Emiliano Garcia, FLA 5:18.13, 2. Emilio Barrantes, PB 5:26.36, 3. Lance Lesage, PST 5:26.80; SOFLO: 12. Nicolas Munoz 5:51.79; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 4:37.54, 2. Rafael Rodriguez. SOFLO 4:48.26, 3. John Torres, BGS 4;50.28; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 5:02.40; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:23.95, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4;26.51, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 4:41.60.

IF YOU GO

What: Mike Horgan Fall Invitational Meet

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Complex, 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Schedule: Saturday sessions, 8:30 a.m., 13-and-over and 11:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals; Sunday sessions, 8:30 a.m., 13-and over and 11:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals.

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For more information call 561-310-4924 or go to http://www.lightning-swimming.org.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Shines On Final Day Of IMR-IMX Challenge


By Sharon Robb

September 27, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated action on the final day of the IMR-IMX Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Zackary Harris, 10, of SOFLO led the 10-and-under boys.

Harris won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:10.01, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.23 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.31.

Logan Gonzalez was a double winner for SOFLO. Gonzalez won the 50-yard breaststroke in 40.79 and 50-yard backstroke in 35.77

SOFLO’s Erika Pelaez, a triple winner, led the 10-and-under girls. Pelaez won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.61, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:27.29 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.21.

SOFLO’s Kelley Heron won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.98.

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez won three 13-14 events in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:02.92, 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.18 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.57.

SUNDAY MORNING RESULTS

GIRLS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 33.80, 2. Siera Leete, SFTL 37.78, 3. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 39.30.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:09.61, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:18.65, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:20.27; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:03.14, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:04.14, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:05.10.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 36.66, 2. Emma Granite, GRSC 46.10, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 46.50.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:27.29, 2. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:27.47, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOFLO 1:27.82; 11-12, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:14.23, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:16.23, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 1:16.62.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.06, 2. Gaby Martinez, SFTL 38.46, 3 Sophie Lamelas, GRSC 39.03.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:12.21, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 1:15.62, 3. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:17.43; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 1:01.62, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:05.25, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 1:05.71.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 5:27.03, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:43.18.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 35.77, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 35.93, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 36.14.

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:10.01, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.98, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:15.18; 11-12, 1. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:04.92, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:06.00, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:06.98.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 40.79, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 41.87, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 44.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:22.23, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:27.34, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:30.12; 11-12, 1. Gianni Guagliardo, SOFLO 54.39, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:13.26, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:15.92.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 34.56, 2. Nathaniel Garrick, SOFLO 35.80, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 35.95.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:09.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.08, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 1:13.18; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:00.94, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:02.60, 3. Sebastian Lares, Unattached 1:07.02.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:17.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:20.05, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:23.15.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Cameron Thomas, SF 2:19.96, 2. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.14, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:21.46; 15-and-over, 1. Racine Ross, Azura 2:09.56, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:10.97, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.90.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Allora Williams, SF 2:20.33, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:21.27, 3. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 2:24.08; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:10.98, 2. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 2:12.44, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:12.53.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 5:24.76, 2. Marianna Serrao, SOFLO 5:27.02, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 5:29.75; 15-and-over, 1. Daniella Van Den Berg, Azura 5:02.82, 2. Andrea Van Den Berg, Azura 5:11.22, 3. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 5:21.64.

BOYS

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.93, 2. Drake Gil, BRST 2:06.90, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 2:10.80; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 1:52.65, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:53.57, 3. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:03.18, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:08.66, 3. Drake Gil, BR2:09.91; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:52.20, 2. Julio Horrego, HSC 1:52.45, 3. Fernando Alatorre, Azura 1:55.41.

500-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:48.57, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:55.42, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 5:03.39; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 4:23.86, 2. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:26.31, 3. Miguel Bermudez, Azura 4:39.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Dominates IMR-IMX Challenge Opening Day


By Sharon Robb

September 26, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club boys and girls swimmers dominated opening day of the IMR-IMX Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO boys were on fire in their home pool, capturing every race in the 10-and-under and 11-12, a first for the Florida Gold Coast club.

Among winners were:

Christian Tijero led a SOFLO sweep of the top three spots in the 100-yard IM winning in 1:18.04.

Zackary Harris, 200-yard IM, 2:27.81 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.41.

Joseph Lee, 200-yard IM, 2:15.70 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:17.40.

Tyler Hering, 100-yard freestyle, 1:05.89.

Also in the morning session, Erika Pelaez was a double winner among the 10-and-under SOFLO girls.

Pelaez, 9, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:32.01, dropping 4.33 off her previous best, and 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.76.

Molly Golding, 12, had a pair of third-place finishes in the 200-yard IM in 2:23.73 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:43.18.

The afternoon session for the 13-14 and 15-and-over swimmers was just as productive for SOFLO.

It was the SOFLO girls turn to dominate age group titles.

Kathleen Golding, 14, one of the nation’s top age groupers, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:13.36, 200-yard breaststroke in 2:29.58 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.95.

Jessica Rodriguez was a double winner in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.40 and 400-yard IM in 4:37.06.

In one of the best races of the day, SOFLO’s Kelley Heron, 16, and Allison Kopas, 17, of Swim Fort Lauderdale were stroke-for-stroke in the 200-yard backstroke with Heron out-touching Kopas, 2:09.09-2:09.91.

SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.95 and 400-yard IM in 4:25.27.

There were a few non-SOFLO individual winners. Julio Horrego, swimming unattached won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.38 and 400-yard IM in 4:10.40. Bryan Rivero of Hialeah Swim Club won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.93. Nick Carter of Gulliver Swim Club won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.50.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY MORNING RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Michele Fernandez, HSC 1:11.98, 2. Marin Zuchowski, Unattached 1:22.15, 3. Sophie Lamelas, GRSC 1:25.75.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:32.01, 2. Sophia Perez, GRSC 2:44.48, 3. Camila Saporta, GRSC 2:46.28; 11-12, 1. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 2:18.59, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 2:22.81, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:23.73.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:03.82, 2. Isabella Acosta, GRSC 1:05.47, 3. Marin Zuchowski, Unattached 1:11.59.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:16.76, 2. Camila Saporta, GRSC 2:27.29, 3. Nakai Chinogwenya, SF 2:33.15.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 5:27.03, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, Unattached 5:33.44, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 5:43.18.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:18.04, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:20.87, 3. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:21.58.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:27.81, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:34.32, 3. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, HSC 2:36.87; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:15.70, 2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:16.18, 3. Josh Zuchowski, Unattached 2:19.58.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Tyler Hering, SOFLO 1:05.89, 2. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:06.19, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:06.42.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:13.41, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:19.77, 3. Luca Echeumuna, Azura 2:20.84.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 5:17.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 5:20.05, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 5:23.15.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:13.36, 2. Allora Williams, SOFLO 2:14.57, 3. Amanda Kopas, SFTL 2:18.09; 15-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:09.29, 2. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:09.91, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:15.60.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:29.58, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GRSC 2:40.18, 3. Elise Larin, SOFLO 2:43.45; 15-18, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:25.40, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:29.10, 3. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:37.99.

400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:29.95, 2. Gabriela Fernandez, HSC 4:54.97, 3. Allora Williams, SF 5:00.47; 15-18, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:37.06, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 4:43.28, 3. Emiliana Pelaez, Unattached 5:02.12.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:02.95, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:05.34, 3. Bryant Segui, SOFLO 2:09.08; 15-18, 1. Nick Carter, GRSC 1:53.50, 2. Julio Horrego, Unattached 1:57.78, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, GRSC 2:00.54.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Bryan Rivero, HSC 2:24.93, 2. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 2:25.39, 3. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 2:25.86; 15-18, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 2:04.38, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, Unattached 2:16.91, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:18.56.

400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:25.27, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 4:29.04, 3. Bryan Rivero, HSC 4:35.18; 15-18, 1. Julio Horrego, Unattached 4:10.40, 2. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 4:16.98, 3. Javier Sanchez, GRSC 4:19.86.

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