SOFLO’s Christie Ann Lumsden Triple Winner In Final Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 22, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another outstanding day of swimming at the FIU Spring Invite Sunday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Christie Ann Lumsden, 10, won three events. She won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 42.23, dropping 3.07; 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:10.42, dropping 1.49; and 50-meter butterfly in a best time 40.24, dropping 2.63.

Saree Young, 12, won two events in the 50-meter backstroke in 35.54 and 50-meter butterfly in a best time 34.41, dropping 2.44.

Other SOFLO girls winners are:
Valentina Remmele, 200 IM, 3:19.04, time drop 5.44.
Mackenzie McPherson, 200 IM, 2:46.81, time drop 1.18.
Rose Seniuk, 100-meter freestyle, 1:08.47, time drop 0.52.

Noah Mejias and David Valdiviezo led the SOFLO boys, each winning two events.

Mejias won the 200 IM in a best time 2:43.20 with a time drop of 3.20 and 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:10.69 dropping 1.60.

Valdiviezo won the 50-meter backstroke in 37.76 and 50-meter butterfly in 34.79.

SOFLO teammate Eric Ferrer won the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:34.46 with a time drop of 1.17.

SOFLO had 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in the two 12-and-under sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

SOFLO also had 99 other swimmers compete in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results have not posted.

SESSION FOUR RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 3:19.04, time drop 5.44, 2. Luna Varela, MAC 3:22.29, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 3:28.55, time drop 16.25; SOFLO: 5. Savanna Alonso 3:58.28, time drop 16.41.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 2:46.81, time drop 1.18, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 2:512.27, time drop 6.09, 3. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:56.92; SOFLO: 4. Marlena Groves 3:21.73.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie-Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 42.23, time drop 3.07, 2. Anastasia Morales, EA 45.18, 3. Joanna Valdiviezo, SOFLO 45.34, time drop 0.77; SOFLO: 5. Paige Fleming 49.23, time drop 2.53, 6. Eva Ortiz 49.56, time drop 2.87, 9. Karen Lino 51.34, time drop 4.30, 10. Ellie Phan 52.16, 11. Stephanie Dmitrova 54.64, 14. Savanna Alonso 56.64.
11-12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 35.54, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 37.15, 3. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 38.20, time drop 8.18; SOFLO: 14. Sofia Martinez 46.21, 15. Danielle Brancati 46.24, 16. Gabriella Ordonez 47.53, 18. Constanza De La Sotta 49.76, time drop 6.40, 19. Isabella Callaway Coy 51.35, 20. Finley Mercier 53.59, time drop 3.91.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:10.42, time drop 1.49, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:19.06, time drop 2.67, 3. Anastasia Morales, EA 1:19.44; SOFLO: 7. Eva Ortiz 1:36.80, 8. Paige Fleming 1:37.94, time drop 0.32, 9. Stephanie Dmitrova 1:37.95, 11. Karen Lino 1:38.75, time drop 3.70, 12. Gabriela Ekht 1:39.41.
11-12, 1. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 1:08.47, time drop 0.52, 2. Mely Ramos, HSC 1:09.89, 3. Saree Young, SOFLO 1:10.14, time drop 4.76; SOFLO: 10. Marlena Groves 1:19.43, 11. Sophia Rodriguez 1:20.34, 13. Gabriella Ordonez 1:26.01, 15. Sofia Martinez 1:31.15, 16. Daniella Brancati 1:31.73, 17. Isabella Callaway Coy 1:31.96, 18. Devy Otero 1:32.16, 19. Constanza De La Sotta 1:34.23, time drop 3.60, 25. Finley Mercier 1:46.52.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Daira Vazquez, MCDA 1:53.37, 2. Luna Varela, MAC 1:54.18, 3. Eva Ortiz, SOFLO 1:54.20; SOFLO: 4. Gabriela Ekht 2:02.75, time drop 0.09, 5. Savanna Alonso 2:03.77, time drop 4.99, 6. Paige Fleming 2:18.14.
11-12, 1. Alejandra Perez, MAC 1:30.90, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:34.56, time drop 3.04, 3. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:34.58, time drop 0.99; SOFLO: 5. Laila Harran 1:37.34, 7. Sophia Rodriguez 1:49.40, time drop 2.06, 8. Isabella Callaway Coy 1:51.22, 9. Daniella Brancati 1:55.60, time drop 2.47, 10. Devy Otero 1:56.41, time drop 2.14, 11. Sofia Martinez 1:56.46, time drop 8.38, 13. Constanz De La Sotta 2:08.84, time drop 2.95.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Christie-Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 40.24, time drop 2.63, 2. Anastasia Morales, EA 41.51, 3. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 43.36; SOFLO: 6. Joanna Valdiviezo 48.34, time drop 0.61, 7. Karen Lino 49.58, time drop 3.52, 8. Ellie Phan 49.71, 11. Stephanie Dmitrova 53.34, 13. Gabriela Ekht 1:01.42.
11-12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 34.41, time drop 2.44, 2. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 34.75, time drop 0.46, 3. Karly Quiroz, MAC 36.29; SOFLO: 6. Laila Harran 37.38, 8. Sophia Rodriguez 38.23, 9. Sofia Gomez 38.42, time drop 2.59, 13. Gabriella Ordonez 42.86, time drop 2.21, 14. Marlena Groves 43.74, 19. Devy Otero 52.46, 22. Finley Mercier 1:06.18.

BOYS
200-meter individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 2:56.85, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 3:05.04, 3. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 3:09.05, time drop 5.32; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 3:14.27, time drop 14.69.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:43.20, time drop 3.20, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 2:49.19, time drop 0.31, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 2:52.69, time drop 3.50; SOFLO: 4. Guillermo Mantilla 2:53.01, time drop 16.06, 5. Atharv Agashe 3:05.40, time drop 8.25.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 38.64, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 40.16, 3. Reynaldo Manzanrez, UN 44.21; SOFLO: 5. Gabriel Ferrer 45.39, time drop 1.37, 6. Ethan Phan 46.11, 8. Michael Barber 48.39, time drop 7.41, 11. Leonardo Zuluaga 49.70, time drop 0.46, 13. Santiago Zuluaga 54.04, time drop 5.91, 16. Terrence Cheung 59.95.
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 37.76, 2. Braison Vega, MAC 41.24, 3. Marcel Cowley, MAC 42.07; SOFLO: 7. Dylan McVeigh 43.99, time drop 0.88, 8. Antonio Rico 44.25, 9. Samuel Rico 44.48, 12. David Gonzalez 46.20, time drop 0.21, 16. Adrian Plotnikov 52.02, time drop 4.68, 17. Pedro Di Napoli 59.69, time drop 4.65.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 1:10.94, 2. Javier Massot, MAC 1:12.57, 3. Ale Suarez Cabrera, SOFLO 1:15.99, time drop 8.17; SOFLO: 4. Zachary Snigur 1:16.33, time drop 2.63, 7. Toma Petkov 1:23.31, 8. Michael Barber 1:25.01, time drop 3.31, 12. Gabriel Ferrer 1:30.89, time drop 0.28, 15. Sean Tee 1:37.31, time drop 12.56, 16. Terrnce Cheung 1:54.81.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:10.69, time drop 1.60, 2. Adrian Sanchez, MCDA 1:16.25, 3. Braison Vega, MAC 1:16.31; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Naranjo 1:19.18, 10. Dylan McVeigh 1:20.54, time drop 2.36, 11. Antonio Rico 1:21.22, time drop 0.28, 14. David Gonzalez 1:26.47, time drop 9.76, 15. Adrian Plotnikov 1:33.19, time drop 6.80, 17. Pedro Di Napoli 1:38.24, time drop 0.62.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 1:40.47, time drop 3.25, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:41.67, 3. Lester Perez, MAC 1:41.95; SOFLO: 4. Toma Petkov 1:44.45, 5. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:47.17, time drop 6.56, 6. Leonardo Zuluaga 1:50.73, time drop 2.65, 10. Terrence Cheung 2:05.43, 11. Sean Tee 2:05.54, time drop 11.06, 12. Santiago Zuluaga 2:17.91.
11-12, 1. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:34.46, time drop 1.17, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 1:34.77, 3. Braison Vega, MAC 1:36.35; SOFLO: 8. Kenneth Solia 1:58.34, time drop 10.92, 9. Adrian Plotnikov 2:18.34, time drop 12.95.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 35.25, 2. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 39.18, 3. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 41.62; SOFLO: 7. Gabriel Ferrer 46.63, time drop 0.38, 11. Michael Barber 55.52, 12. Sean Tee 58.72, 13. Santiago Zuluaga 1:12.30.
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 34.79, 2. Eric Ferrer 37.10, 3. Matteo Castelli, SOFLO 37.84; SOFLO: 4. Guillermo Mantilla 37.99, 9. Atharv Agashe 42.68, time drop 0.42, 14. Rafael Naranjo 45.06, time drop 0.70, 15. Antonio Rico 48.43, 19. David Gonzalez 50.17, time drop 2.82, 21. Samuel Rico 54.20.

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

Martin, Pelaez Double Winners Again In Third Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 22, 2022–For the second day in a row, Erika Pelaez and Dario Martin each won two events at the FIU Spring Invite Sunday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:22.86, dropping 0.01 and 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:45.86, dropping 8.27.

On Saturday, she won the 100 breaststroke (1:16.54) and 200 butterfly (2:20.85). She scratched from the 400 IM and 400 freestyle.

Martin, 17, of Olympus Swim Club won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:04.01, dropping 3.34 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:25.70.

On Saturday, Martin won the 200 butterfly (2:07.15) and 400 IM (4:40.19).

SOFLO had 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in the two 12-and-under sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

SOFLO also had 99 other swimmers compete in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results have not posted.

SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:22.86, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 2:26.12, 3. Eriana Temperino, GPA 2:29.05.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:10.66, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 1:11.88, 3. Hannah Webb, MCDA 1:16.82.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 58.48, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 1:00.03, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:00.15.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:45.86, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:46.68, 3. Annamarie Munroe, UN 2:59.91.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:04.24, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 1:04.38, 3. Anelis Roque, GPA 1:04.78.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Ryan Flynn, GPA 4:44.20, 2. Sophie Hampson, GPA 4:44.89, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, EA 5:05.00.

BOYS
200-meter individual medley: 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:14.16, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:16.28, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:22.09.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:04.01, 2. Richard Navarro, MAC 1:06.25, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 1:06.57.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 54.51, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 56.30, 3. Marco Aurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 57.79.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:25.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:32.09, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:32.49.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 1:00.90, 2. Luis Salazar, HSC 1:03.35, 3. Dylan Ferguson, UN 1:03.65.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 4:29.42, 2. Robert Alvarez, MAC 4:29.49, 3. Liam Lesentier, EA 4:37.41.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Second Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite; Lumsden, McPherson, Mejias Triple Winners; Action Continues Sunday


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 21, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the second session of the FIU Spring Invite Saturday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

SOFLO won ten girls while posting eight best times and seven boys individual events with two best times.

Among SOFLO winners were:
Christie-Ann Lumsden, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:35.53, 6.95 time drop; 50-meter breaststroke, 42.27, time drop 0.06; 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter backstroke 1:31.43.

Mackenzie McPherson, 12, 100-meter butterfly, 1:14.66, time drop 2.13; 50-meter freestyle, 31.18, time drop 0.39; 400-meter freestyle 5:17.55.

Jemma Baldwin, 11, 200-meter freestyle, 2:28.56, time drop 4.45.

Gianna Martin, 11, 50-meter breaststroke, 41.58, 0.49 time drop.

Valentina Remmele, 10, 50-meter freestyle, 35.68.

Saree Young, 12, 100-meter backstroke 1:16.32, time drop 0.88.

Zachary Snigur, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:48.26, time drop 1.60.

Noah Mejias, 11, 200-meter freestyle, 2:34.00; 100-meter butterfly, 1:14.77. Also won the 400 IM in the first session in 5:53.09.

Guillermo Mantilla, 11, 50-meter breaststroke, 44.00.

Lance Bergeron-Menard, 11, 50-meter freestyle, 33.60.

David Valdiviezo, 12, 100-meter backstroke, 1:21.18; 400-meter freestyle, 5:17.55, 35.61 time drop.

Action continues Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. for 13-and-over and noon for 12-and-under swimmers.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in four sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available on Meet Mobile.

SOFLO also has 99 other swimmers competing in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results were not posted on Friday. The meet was also lightning-delayed.

SESSION TWO RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Christie-Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 2:35.53, time drop 6.95, 2. Luna Varela MAC 2:57.50, 3. Jacee Gormley, EA 3:07.44; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Ekht 3:31.11.
11-12, 1. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 2:28.56, time drop 4.45, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 2:28.82, time drop 1.43, 3. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 2:32.71; SOFLO: 7. Gianna Martin 2:38.90, time drop 26.14, 11. Marlena Groves 2:50.33, 15. Isabella Callaway Coy 3:16.47, time drop 14.99.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 42.27, time drop 0.06, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 49.61, time drop 1.13, 3. Anastasia Morales, EA 50.80; SOFLO: 7. Stephanie Dmitrova 55.56, 8. Savanna Alonso 58.21, time drop 5.60, 9. Ellie Phan 58.59, 10. Gabriela Ekht 59.15, time drop 0.19, 11. Paige Fleming 1:00.05, 12. Karen Lino 1:02.68, time drop 2.58.
11-12, 1. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 41.58, time drop 0.49, 2. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 42.26, 3. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 43.50; SOFLO: 5. Laila Harran 44.82, 7. Saree Young 45.67, time drop 6.07, 8. Jemma Baldwin 46.12, 13. Sophia Rodriguez 49.39, time drop 0.32, 19. Constanza De La Sotta 57.80, time drop 3.13.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Luna Varela, MAC 1:32.19, 2. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 1:41.15, 3. Varvara Dmitrova, UN 1:44.26.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 1:14.66, time drop 2.13, 2. Laila Harran, SOFLO 1:24.24, 3. Alma Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:30.17; SOFLO: 4. Marlena Groves 1:41.28.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Valentina Remmele, SOFLO 35.68, 2. Anastasia Morales, EA 35.80, 3. Jacee Gormley, EA 38.1; SOFLO: 7. Stephania Dmitrova 41.83, time drop 0.77, 8. Gabriela Ekht 42.15, time drop 0.41, 9. Paige Fleming 42.28, time drop 0.95, 11. Karen Lino 45.37, time drop 0.04, 12. Savanna Alonso 47.88, time drop 0.99.
11-12, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 31.18, time drop 0.39, 2. Jemma Baldwin, SOFLO 32.22, 3. Gianna Martin, SOFLO 32.36, time drop 0.69; SOFLO: 6. Saree Young 33.10, 14. Sophia Rodriguez 35.82, 20. Constanza De La Sotta 42.33, 21. Isabella van Vredendaal 47.42.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Christie Ann Lumsden, SOFLO 1:31.43, 2. Anastasia Morales, EA 1:37.37, 3. Luna Varela, MAC 1:40.39; SOFLO: 5. Stephanie Dmitrova 1:46.07, 7. Paige Fleming 1:53.10, time drop 2.07, 8. Karen Lino 1:55.52, 9. Savanna Alonso 2:08.90.
11-12, 1. Saree Young, SOFLO 1:16.32, time drop 0.88, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 1:19.74, time drop 1.45, 3. Rose Seniuk, SOFLO 1:21.62; SOFLO: 10. Marlena Groves 1:36.67, 12. Isabella Callaway Coy 1:50.82, 13. Constanza de La Sotta 1:55.86, time drop 8.79.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Mackenzie McPherson, SOFLO 5:17.55, 2. Sofia Gomez, SOFLO 5:19.47.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 2:48.26, time drop 1.60, 2. Ale Suarez-Cabrera, SOFLO 2:52.62, time drop 9.02, 3. Ethan Phan, SOFLO 2:53.29; SOFLO: 5. Michael Barber 2:56.72, time drop 18.36, 9. Gabriel Ferrer 3:08.75, time drop 0.98, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 3:24.94, 11. Sean Tee 3:28.19, time drop 15.27.
11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 2:34.00, 2. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 2:42.32, time drop 5.16, 3. Kenneth Solis, UN 2:42.45, 8. Matteo Castelli 2:47.81, time drop 7.52, 14. Antonio Rico 2:57.92, time drop 5.12, 15. David Gonzalez 2:58.84, time drop 13.52, 17. Samuel Rico 3:04.98.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 44.44, 2. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 45.93, time drop 1.32, 3. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 46.18; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 47.80, time drop 4.24, 5. Zachary Snigur 48.29, 10. Leonardo Zuluaga 53.62, 13. Gabriel Ferrer 57.10, 14. Sean Tee 57.34, 16. Terrence Cheung 58.76, 17. Santiago Zuluaga 1:00.62.
11-12, 1. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 44.00, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 44.08, time drop 6.14, 3. Braison Vega, MAC 45.34, SOFLO: 4. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 46.66, time drop 1.49; 6. Dylan McVeigh 47.66, time drop 1.59, 9. Benjamin Liss 50.10, time drop 9.00, 16. Matheus Rodriguez 58.10, 17. Pedro Di Napoli 1:00.20, time drop 2.02, 19. Adrian Plotnikov 1:08.13.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 1:20.13, 2. Lester Perez, MAC 1:26.84, 3. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 1:31.13; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Zuluaga 1:51.34.

11-12, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:14.77, 2. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:16.95, time drop 1.04, 3. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:22.28, time drop 9.02; SOFLO: 4. Guillermo Mantilla 1:26.05, 7. Benjamin Liss 1:42.99.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Lester Perez, MAC 32.75, 2. Javier Massot, MAC 34.10, 3. tie, Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 35.58 and Zachary Snigur, SOFLO 35.58; SOFLO: 5. Toma Petkov 36.54, 7. Ethan Phan 37.47, 10. Michael Barber 38.34, time drop 0.87, 16. Gabriel Ferrer 41.80, 18. Terrence Cheung 46.31, time drop 1.22, 19. Sean Tee 46.86, time drop 0.86, 22. Santiago Zuluaga 51.93.
11-12, 1. Lance Bergeron-Menard, SOFLO 33.60, 2. Jayden Sarmiento, HSC 33.71, 3. Braison Vega, MAC 33.97; SOFLO: 6. Benjamin Liss 35.37, time drop 0.95, 10. Rafael Naramjo 36.18, 11. Dylan McVeigh 36.57, time drop 0.54, 12. Antonio Rico 36.99, time drop 1.04, 17. David Gonzalez 38.70, time drop 3.07, 19. Samuel Rico 39.26, 22. Adrian Plotnikov 43.15, time drop 0.76, 24. Matheus Rodriguez 46.73, time drop 10.63, 25. Pedro Di Napoli 58.00.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Javier Massot, MAC 1:24.90, 2. Rafael Cancio Jorge, MAC 1:27.45, 3. Reynaldo Manzanarez, UN 1:37.53; SOFLO: 4. Ale Suarez Cabrera 1:38.86, 5. Michael Barber 1:42.08, time drop 2.00, 10. Santiago Zuluaga 1:57.86, time drop 1.10.
11-12, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 1:21.18, 2. Eric Ferrer, SOFLO 1:27.04, time drop 2.34, 3. Atharv Agashe, SOFLO 1:29.32, time drop 0.57; SOFLO: 5. Dylan McVeigh 1:34.2, 6. David Gonzalez 1:34.46, time drop 10.42, 8. Samuel Rico 1:36.17, time drop 3.21, 9. Antonio Rico 1:45.33, 12. Adrian Plotnikov 1:59.89, time drop 3.01.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. David Valdiviezo, SOFLO 5:17.55, time drop 35.61, 2. Guillermo Mantilla, SOFLO 5:19.47, time drop 18.77, 3. Ian Estrada, UN 5:47.12.

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

Erika Pelaez, Dario Martin Double Winners In Opening Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite; Second Session Begins At Noon


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 21, 2022–Erika Pelaez and Dario Martin were double winners in the opening session of the FIU Spring Invite Saturday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:16.54 and 200-meter butterfly in 2:20.85. Both were best times. She dropped 2.82 in the breaststroke and 2.29 in the fly. She has four events left to swim.

At 13, Pelaez was the youngest swimmer to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. Her 100 freestyle time of 56.03 was the youngest for any U.S. 13-year-old and faster than Missy Franklin’s 56.14 at the 2008 Trials. She is a member of USA Swimming junior national team.

Martin, 17, of Miami Beach and Olympus Swim Club, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:07.15 and 400-meter IM in 4:40.19. He has the backstroke events left to swim. Both Pelaez and Martin are home schoolers and compete for South Florida Heat during the high school season.

SOFLO’s Noah Mejias, 11, the youngest in the boys’ 400-meter individual medley field, finished in 5:53.09 in his long course event debut. He is also entered in four events in the 11-12 competition.

Action continues in the well-organzed meet with the 12-and-under session at noon. Two sessions are Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for for 13-and-over and noon for 12-and-under swimmers.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in four sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available on Meet Mobile.

SOFLO also has 99 other swimmers competing in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results were not posted on Friday. The meet was also lightning-delayed.

SESSION ONE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:10.05, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 2:12.09, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:12.41.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:16.54, 2. Kiera Rampersad, EA 1:17.86, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:19.75.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:20.85, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:21.93, 3. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:25.06.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 26.96, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.35, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 28.37.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:43.06, 2. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 2:47.97, 3. Melanie Palmira, HSC 2:51.74.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Mia Zahab, GPA 5:11.28, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:22.22, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 5:32.03.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 1:57.45, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:02.99, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:03.31.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:08.68, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:09.78, 3. Robert Alvarez, MAC 1:10.81.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:07.15, 2. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:14.85, 3. Dylan Ferguson, UN 2:19.80.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Marco Aurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 25.63, 2. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 25.93, 3. Michael Quintana. MAC 26.01.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Richard Navarro, MAC 2:23.93, 2. Juan Abella, MAC 2:25.75, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:31.52.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:40.19, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:46.92, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 4:59.31; SOFLO: 11. Noah Mejias 5:53.09.

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

SOFLO Dominates Day One Of FIU Spring Long Course Invite


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, May 18, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening day of the FIU Spring LC Invite Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers finished among the top three and majority of the SOFLO contingent had at least one time drop.

Among SOFLO’s individual champions were:

Izzy Wilson, 12, 200-meter freestyle, 2:22.23; 400-meter freestyle, 4:53.39.

Kathleen Golding, 18, 200-meter freestyle, 2:08.49; 400-meter individual medley, 5:04.99.

Dahlia Hirsh, 12, 50-meter breaststroke, 41.15.

Isabella Perry, 10, 100-meter butterfly, 1:41.90.

Alexandra Strong, 10, 100-meter backstroke 1:35.45, time drop of 0.32 seconds.

Fiorella DiSalvo, 11, 100-meter backstroke, 1:18.55.

Alex Viazmetinov, 10, 200-meter freestyle, 2:50.42, time drop of 20.80; 100-meter backstroke, 1:31.24, time drop of 9.47.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, 50-meter breaststroke 46.36, time drop of 2.48; 50-meter freestyle, 33.95, time drop of 2.15.

Marc Rojas, 25, 50-meter breaststroke, 1:05.33.

Reed Woodward, 9, 100-meter butterfly, 2:00.95.

Javier Colmenares, 12, 100-meter butterfly, 1:09.90, time drop of 5.21.

Kevin Moya, 12, 50-meter freestyle, 29.21, time drop of 0.28.

Because of pool construction at the FIU campus, the meet was moved to SOFLO’s home pool. The two-day meet concludes Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

In addition to SOFLO, among the field is Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast Aquatics, Southern Wahoos, Hialeah Storm, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Gulliver Prep, Miami Swimming Academy, Nova Southeastern and Metro Aquatic Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sabina La Pietra, Azura 2:44.48; SOFLO: 2. Elise Dinehart 2:52.18, 3. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:56.09, 4. Jemma Baldwin 3:05.00, 6. Shelby Evans 3:14.83; 11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 2:22.23; SOFLO: 8. Genesis Escobar 2:56.47, 9. Cali Harries 3:06.85, 10. Gel’lesa Lewis 3:07.29; Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:08.49; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.33, 9. Olivia Dinehart 2:18.13, 10. Paige Lane 2:18.45.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 44.52; SOFLO: 2. Elise Dinehart 46.59, 4. Isabella Perry 48.26, time drop, 5. Sofia Gomez 50.38, time drop, 6. Shelby Evans 50.88, 7. Mackenzie McPherson 52.27, time drop, 8. Gianna Martin 52.39, time drop, 10. Francesca Perry 54.92, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dahlia Hirsh, SOFLO 41.15; SOFLO: 3. Gabriela Avila 43.78, 6. Sarah Vasquez 45.67, 7. Cali Harries 47.47, 8. Gel’lesa Lewis 48.34, 9. Sienna Ladner 49.44, 10. Anjana Andapally 50.35, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 1:22.27; SOFLO: 3. Sara Quintero 1:25.23, time drop, 5. Alexis Christensen 1:28.40, time drop, 6. Sabrina Osorio 1:29.23, 7. Gaby Banks 1:29.49, 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:31.34.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Isabella Perry, SOFLO 1:41.90; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:09.87; SOFLO: 2. Izzy Wilson 1:19.63, time drop.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Katja Milevska, Azura 35.62; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Perry 36.06, time drop, 3. Mikhel Martin 37.44, 5. Sophia Avila 37.60, 6. Alessandra Gendarmi 37.69, time drop, 10. Alexandra Strong 38.34; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 29.46; SOFLO: 2. Anastasia Lutz 30.42, time drop, 4. Mariana Pito 32.43, time drop, 6. Dahia Hirsh 33.94, time drop, 10. Genesis Escobar 34.57; Open, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.98; SOFLO: 6. Elena Dinehart 30.57, 9. LeeAnn Ranalli 30.77, time drop.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 1:35.45, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Mikhel Martin 1:38.56, time drop, 3. Jemma Baldwin 1:39.30, 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 1:40.96, 5. Sofia Gomez 1:42.90, time drop, 6. Mackenzie McPherson 1:43.03, time drop, 7. Saree Young 1:44.77, 8. Olivia Wilson 1:45.85, 10. Amanda Grubbs 1:49.07; 11-12, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:18.55; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 1:19.87, time drop, 3. Anastasia Lutz 1:20.01, time drop, 6. Roshini Shivakumar 1:31.15, 7. Anjana Andapally 1:38.17, 8. Siena Ladner 1:40.35, 9. Gel’lesa Lewis 1:41.69.

200-meter backstroke:
Open, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 2:35.13; SOFLO: 3. Sara Quintero 2:40.07, 4. Sally Golding 2:41.47, time drop, 6. Jenna Marie Brames 2:44.94, 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:45.98, time drop, 8. Leah Pando 2:47.44, 9. Alexis Christensen 2:50.48.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 4:53.39; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 5:22.73, 7. Genesis Escobar 5:51.14, time drop, 8. Elise Dinehart 5:59.89, 9. Olivia Wilson 6:44.78.

400-meter individual medley:
Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:04.99; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 5:22.33. 4. Olivia Dinehart 5:25.47, 8. Jena Legaspi 5:50.67, time drop, 9. Sophia Grubbs 5:52.06.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 2:50.42, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 3:07.09; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:15.07; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:20.73, time drop, 3. Kevin Moya 2:24.86, 6. Felix Gonzalez 2:34.48, time drop; Open, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 2:02.22; SOFLO: 3. Marco Cabrera Duarte 2:03.90, 4. Miguel Sierra 2:04.19, time drop, 6. Sebastian Lares 2:04.67, time drop, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:08.13.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 46.36, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Alex Viazmetinov 49.33, time drop, 3. Adam Stewart 49.57, 4. Martin Petkov 52.85, time drop, 6. Adrian Sowma 56.22, time drop, 7. Aleksander Chaussky 56.64, 8. Dylan McVeigh 57.19, 9. Logan McPeek 59.37, time drop; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 36.67; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Moya 41.40, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeek 42.86, time drop, 5. Nicholas Pelaez 45.49, time drop, 6. Felix Gonzalez 49.23, 10. Thomas Pereira-Ramallo 54.68; Open, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:05.33; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 1:13.98, time drop, 10. Manuel Melendez 1:16.09.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Reed Woodward, SOFLO 2:00.95; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:09.90, time drop.

200-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Azura 2:09.01; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:13.22, 5. Miguel Sierra 2:19.79, 7. Nicolas Munoz 2:22.86, time drop, 8. Sebastian Lares 2:24.68, 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:26.56, time drop, 10. Leonard Mateus 2:26.81.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 33.95, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 37.59, time drop, 3. Adam Stewart 38.26, 5. Aleksander Chaussky 40.26, 6. Dylan McVeigh 41.27, 7. Logan McPeek 41.81, time drop, 8. Martin Petkov 42.10; 11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 29.21, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 30.56, time drop, 6. Ethan McPeek 32.72, time drop, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 33.93; Open, 1. Kohen Kerr, Azura 24.91; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 25.85, time drop, 10. Marco Cabrera Duarte 26.26.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 1:31.24, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Harries 1:40.08, 3. Adrian Sowma 1:48.30, time drop, 4. Logan McPeek 1:52.08, 5. Preston Christensen 1:54.29; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 1:20.50; SOFLO: 2. tie, Benjamin Kim 1:24.44, time drop, 2. tie, Nicholas Pelaez 1:24.44, time drop, 5. Thomas Pereira Rammlo 1:42.47.

400-meter freestyle:
12-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:45.53; SOFLO: 2. Alessio Mazzi 5:18.38, time drop, 3. Felix Gonzalez 5:18:58, time drop, 4. Ethan McPeek 5:19.06, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet was moved to SOFLO’s pool because of construction at the FIU pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will host the meet. Parking is free at the west end of the pool. The meet is timed finals. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets and results are on Meet Mobile. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Compete In FIU Spring LC Invite In Home Pool


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, May 17, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete in the friendly confines of Academic Village Pool when they compete in this weekend’s FIU Spring LC Invite.

Because of pool construction at the FIU campus, the meet was moved to SOFLO’s home pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will still host the meet on Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. each day.

SOFLO has the largest contingent of swimmers with 143 (72 boys, 71 girls) in 721 individual events.

Among SOFLO swimmers competing are four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, 30; Jemma Baldwin, 8; Sabrina Osorio, 14; Ryan Harries, 10; Robert Wilson, 16; Logan Gonzalez, 14; Mallory Schleicher, 15; Juan Mora, 14; Rafael Rodriguez, 17; Yannai Michael, 15; Lance Lesage, 16; Gaby Banks, 16; and Paige Lane, 16.

In addition to SOFLO, among the field is Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast Aquatics, Southern Wahoos, Hialeah Storm, Miami Country Day Aquatics, Golden Panther Aquatics, Miami Swimming Academy, Nova Southeastern and Metro Aquatic Club.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet was moved to SOFLO’s pool because of construction at the FIU pool. Golden Panther Aquatics will host the meet. Parking is free at the west end of the pool. The meet is timed finals. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are on Meet Mobile. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Opening Day Of FIU Spring LC Invite


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, May 19, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club dominated opening day of the FIU Spring Long Course Invitational at rain-soaked FIU Aquatic Center.

Swimmers are swimming through the meet, using it more for fine tuning and training gauge. But there were some outstanding swims turned in by some of the contingent’s youngest swimmers.

Victoria Torres, 13, was the youngest finisher in the top five of the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:25.94. Her previous best was 1:26.50. She was the only SOFLO swimmer in the field to drop time. Four-time Jamaican Olympian and SOFLO teammate Alia Atkinson won in 1:13.58, off her seed time of 1:06.48.

Two other SOFLO 13-year-olds had impressive time drops. Enrique Rodriguez finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:22.00, bettering his 1:28.42 previous best. Samuel Bullen was sixth in 1:22.20, improving his previous best of 1:29.67.

SOFLO girls swept the top seven spots in the 200-meter butterfly with four posting best times. Jessica Rodriguez, 19, won in 2:31.97, bettering her previous best of 2:38.91. Rodriguez also won the 400-meter individual medley in 5:23.76.

SOFLO boys took the top nine out of 10 places in the 200-meter backstroke with Rafael Rodriguez, 16, winning in 2:18.75. Rodriguez also won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:14.79.

Other SOFLO winners were Heath Brames in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:06.37; Joseph Lee in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:17.64; and Leonardo Mateus in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:11.89.

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle: Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:08.22; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Marinheiro 2:13.71, 4. Paige Lane 2:14.15, 5. Mallory Schleicher 2:17.56, 6. Alia Atkinson 2:17.86, 7. Gaby Banks 2:20.63, 8. Kayla Cunningham 2:20.83.

50-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, Miami Country Day 36.66; 11-12, 1. Isabela Pollan, Unattached 34.84; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 27.32; SOFLO: 2. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.70, 12. Paige Lane 29.41

400-meter freestyle: 12-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 5:05.26.

100-meter breaststroke: Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:13.58; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 1:25.94, time drop, 9. Mia Escudero 1:36.22.

50-meter breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Belinda Muzii, Miami Country Day 49.25; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 40.15.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:31.97, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 2:33.11, time drop, 3. Kayla Cunningham 2:33.63, time drop, 4. Paige Lane 2:37.94, time drop, 5. Daniela Curbelo 2:44.57, 6. Kylie Herman 2:50.70, 7. Sally Golding 2:54.29.

100-meter butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Belinda Muzii, Miami Country Day 1:33.09; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, Flying Fish 1:15.31.

200-meter backstroke: Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, Golden Panther 2:31.04; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Marinheiro 2:39.18, 4. Sara Quintero 2:43.39, 5. Jenna Marie Brames 2:47.80, time drop, 6. Sofia Osorio 2:48.35, 7. Gaby Bank 2:49.44, 9. Rebekah Ling 2:52.03, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 2:53.98.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, Miami Country Day 1:38.51; 11-12, 1. Angelina Baucells, Flying Fish 1:30.03.

400-meter individual medley: Open, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:23.76; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Curbelo 5:56.05, 3. Sabrina Osorio 6:00.79.

MEN’S RESULTS

50-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 36.38; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, Miami Country Day 30.23.

200-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Matteo Murdocca, Eagle Aquatics 2:57.57; Open, 1. Heath Brames, SOFLO 2:06.37; SOFLO: 3. Ricardo Roche 2:07.75, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:10.32, 5. Robert Wilson 2:10.37, 6. Lance Lesage 2:12.30, 7. Juan Colmenares 2:12.31, 8. Juan Pineda 2:13.03.

400-meter freestyle: 12-and-under, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 5:26.81.

100-meter breaststroke: Open, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:17.64; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 1:18.52, 3. Jonathan Farah 1:18.65, 5. Enrique Rodriguez 1:22.00, time drop, 6. Samuel Bullen 1:22.20, time drop, 7. Christopher Hau 1:22.85, 8. Manuel Melendez 1:23.45, 9. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:23.48, time drop, 10. Zackary Harris 1:23.92, time drop.

50-meter breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 45.10; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, Miami Country Day 40.31.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:14.79; SOFLO: 3. Joseph Lee 2:34.49, 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:42.72, 9. Juancamilo Rivero 2:48.99.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:21.54.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:21.54.

200-meter backstroke: Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:18.75; SOFLO: 2. Ricardo Roche 2:20.98, 3. Lance Lesage 2:22.19, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:27.47, 5. Nicolas Munoz 2:31.26, 6. Yannai Michael 2:38.33.

100-meter backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, Swim Gym 1:37.13; 11-12, 1. Dylan Ferguson, Flying Fish 1:23.80.

400-meter individual medley: Open, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 5:11.89; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 5:18.44, 4. Juan Colmenares 5:24.83, 5. Nicolas Rossi 5:34.60, 6. Christopher Hau 5:41.86.

IF YOU GO

What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, Session III, 8:30 a.m.; Session IV, 2 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami.

Of note: The meet is timed finals. Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $2 per session. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Hit The Road This Weekend For Two Miami Meets


By Sharon Robb

MIAMI, May 17, 2018—More than 100 South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will compete at two meets this weekend.

The Gulliver Summer Invitational will feature 51 SOFLO swimmers (27 girls, 24 boys), mostly age group swimmers. The three-day meet is timed finals and gets under way Friday.

On Friday night, the 11-and-over 800- and 1500-meter freestyle events will open the meet. Gulliver dominates the entries in the girls heats in the 800 and boys heats in the 1500.

SOFLO has three swimmers in the distance events. Gavin Sheyda, 12, and Christian Tijero, 12, are in the same 1500 heat. Anastasia Lutz, 11, is the only SOFLO girl in the 800.

SOFLO has the top four seeds in the 11-12 200-meter freestyle and six in the top seven. Javier Colmenares, 11, is seeded first in 2:23.82. He is also top seed in the 50-meter freestyle in 31.77 and 200-meter individual medley in 2:42.61.

Alessandro Pereira, 11, is seeded first in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.43.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, is top seed in the 11-12 100-meter butterfly in 1:16.07 followed by teammate Javier Colmenares, 11, in 1:16.89. Nazario-Vazquez is also No. 1 seed in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:06.19 ahead of Javier Colmenares in 1:07.73.

Christian Tijero, 12, is top seed in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in 36.72.

Luna Delgado, 12, is top seed in the 11-12 100-meter butterfly in 1:17.03 followed by Kerry Cunningham, 12, in 1:20.97. Delgado is also first seed in the 11-12 50-meter butterfly in 35.58.

Kerry Cunningham, 12, is seeded first in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in 1:20.11. She is one of four SOFLO swimmers seeded in the top four and one of six in the top seven.

Natalia Sibug, 12, is top seed in the 11-12 200-meter individual medley in 2:53.45 followed by teammates Luna Delgado, 12, and Kerry Cunningham, 12. Sibug is also No. 1 seed in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:27.26.

Giada Porven, 10, is No. 1 seed in the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle in 1:16.07.

Alexis Christensen, 12, is top seed in the 11-12 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.57.

The FIU Spring Long Course Invite that features 55 SOFLO swimmers (24 girls, 31 boys), mostly from the senior group and a few age groupers, is Saturday and Sunday at the FIU Aquatic Center.

The SOFLO contingent is led by four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, at 29, one of the oldest swimmers in the meet. She is entered in five events including the 100-meter breaststroke.

Atkinson is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.48; first in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.04; first in the 100 freestyle in 55.35; first in the 100 butterfly in 59.94 and second in the 200 freestyle in 2:02.54.

Among other SOFLO swimmers competing are Jonathan Farah, 20, Kylie Herman, 20, CJ Kopecki, 18, Melissa Marinheiro, 21, Jessica Rodriguez, 19, Ricardo Roche, 18, Heath Brames, 18, Rafael Rodriguez, 16, Juan Pablo Pineda, 15, Daniela Curbelo, 15, and Mallory Schleicher, 14.

Brames is seeded first in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:00.39. Other SOFLO top seeds are: Pineda, 100 breaststroke, 1:10.11; Curbelo, 200 butterfly, 2:26.33; Rafael Rodriguez, 200 butterfly, 2:06.77, 400 individual medley, 4:37.85 and 400 freestyle, 4:07.64; Roche, 200 backstroke, 2:12.36; Jennifer Rodriguez, 400 individual medley, 5:14.62; Juan Serna, 16, 100 freestyle, 54.75; Yannai Michael, 14, 200-meter breaststroke 2:38.57; and Marinheiro, 400 freestyle, 4:20.69.

IF YOU GO
What: Gulliver Summer Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 8:30 a.m.m Session III, one hour after Session II and warm-up, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Session IV, 10 a.m., Session V, one hour after Session IV and warm-up, 3 p.m.

Where: Gulliver Prep School, 6575 North Kendall Drive, Miami.

Of note: The meet, hosted by Gulliver Swim Club, is all timed finals. Admission is $6 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on line. Meet director is Jackson Leonard.

IF YOU GO
What: FIU Spring Long Course Invite

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session 1, 8:30 a.m.; Session II, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Session III, 8:30 a.m.; Session IV, 2 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami.

Of note: The meet is timed finals. Admission is $3 per session. Heat sheets are $2 per session. Disability athletes should call 305-919-4549 or reddickc@fiu.edu. For questions call meet director Randy Horner at 504-615-7629 or email randychorner@yahoo.com.

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