Campo, Hosfeld Make Finals With Career-Best Swims On Day Four Of Southern Zone Championships

Campo, Hosfeld Make Finals With Career-Best Swims On Day Four Of Southern Zone Championships


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Stephanie Campo and Marco Hosfeld of the South Florida Aquatic Club took another step in the right direction Friday night at the USA Swimming Southern Zone Championships.

Campo and Hosfeld swam career-best times in their respective events and were SOFLO’s top finishers on Day Four at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

Hosfeld had two time drops in the boys’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle to finish fifth against a fast field.

Hosfeld bettered his previous best of 4:19.62 in morning prelims in 4:15.80, the sixth fastest time, and came back in finals to swim faster in 4:13.85.

“That’s moving,” said SOFLO head coach Michael Lohberg. “That was awesome. His splits were great. He does things well with instinct.”

Campo, 12, swam back-to-back career-bests to finish ninth in the girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle. She bettered her previous best of 1:03.12 in morning prelims in 1:03.10 and came back to swim faster in finals in 1:02.50.

Campo also led off the Florida Gold Coast’s 11-12 200-meter medley relay that finished sixth in 2:10.16. Other relay members were Carlotta Verita, 12, Isabela Reyes-Capo, 12, and Rose Smiddy, 11.

Campo was also 14th in the girls’ 11-12 100-meter backstroke in 1:12.85, just off her 1:12.21 career-best.

Emma Lincoln, 14, just missed making her second championship final in two days. Lincoln finished 11th and was first alternate in the 400-meter freestyle in a career-best time of 4:39.90. Her previous best was 4:49.08.

Other SOFLO finishers were:

Brandon Goldman, 15, 19th in the 15-18 100-meter backstroke in a career-best 1:03.75. His previous best was 1:03.89.

Diego Rodriguez, 12, 22nd in the 11-12 100-meter breaststroke in 1:28.54 and 52nd in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:09.24.

Tyla Martin, 13, 26th in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in 1:12.28.

Anne Kuczynski, 15, 25th in the 15-18 100-meter breaststroke in 1:20.65 and 35th in the 15-18 100-meter backstroke in a career-best 1:14.05.

Luke Torres, 15, 27th in the 15-18 100-meter breaststroke in a career-best 1:11.27. His previous best was 1:11.36.

Florida Gold Coast won the boys 15-18 200-meter medley relay in 1:48.32 with Andres Reyes-Capo, 16, Andrew Smiddy, 18, Evandro Silva, 18, and Daniel Spas, 15.

With two days remaining, the Georgia Zone Team has a slim lead over Florida Swimming, 360-357.5. Florida Gold Coast Swimming is fourth with 221 points.

Individual Southern Zone champions were:

GIRLS

11-12 100-meter backstroke: No information available on official website.

Caitlin Cooper, 14, Georgia Zone Team, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:05.25, career-best.

Konnor Rist, 16, Team Kentucky, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:05.14, career-best.

Annie Kyriakidis, 11, Southeastern Swimming, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:15.90, career-best.

Katie Christy, 14, Georgia Zone Team, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:15.10, career-best.

Katie Evans, 16, Georgia Zone Team, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:14.32, career-best.

Brooke Bauer, 12, Team Kentucky, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.39, career-best.

Caty Hulsey, 14, Georgia Zone Team, 13-14 400-meter freestyle, 4:24.92, career-best.

Rachel Harrington, 17, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:24.28, career-best.

11-12 200-meter medley relay: Kentucky, 2:05.47.

13-14 200-meter medley relay: Georgia Zone Team, 2:02.28.

15-18 200-meter medley relay: Georgia Zone Team, 2:01.34.

BOYS

11-12 100-meter backstroke: No information available on official website’s live results.

Isaac Klinger, 14, North Carolina Swimming, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:00.93, career-best.

John Michael Moore, 17, Louisiana, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 59.25, career-best.

Christian Lam, 12, North Carolina Swimming, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:12.35, career-best.

Gunnar Bentz, 14, Georgia Zone Team, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:05.31, career-best.

Colin Babcock, 18, Louisiana Zone Team, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:06.01, career-best.

Preston Padden, 12, West Virginia Zone Team, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 555.45, career-best.

Alex Katz, 14, Florida Swimming, 13-14 400-meter freestyle, 4:02.25, career-best.

Justin Kaisrlik, 16, Florida Swimming. 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:04.57, career-best.

11-12 200-meter medley relay: North Carolina Swimming, 2:00.83.

13-14 200-meter medley relay: Georgia Zone Team, 1:51.64.

15-18 200-meter medley relay: Florida Gold Coast, 1:48.32.

Other Florida Gold Coast All-Star finishers were:

FGC girls 13-14 200-meter medley relay (Megan Moroney, Annie Valls, Isa Paez, Zoie Balthazar), second, 2:03.01.

Quinn Cassidy, 14, second, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:07.37, career-best.

Evandro Silva, 18, second, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:06.11, career-best.

Megan Moroney, 13, third, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:06.03, career-best.

Michael Christian, 17, fourth, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:00.41, career-best.

Carlotta Verita, 12, fourth, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:19.17, career-best.

Rose Smiddy, 11, fourth, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 1:01.89, career-best.

FGC boys 13-14 200-meter medley relay (Alejandro Vassallo, Quinn Cassidy, Digby Nothard, John Floyd), fourth, 1:54.35.

Gaby Garcia, 16, fifth, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:15.18, career-best.

Samuel Smiddy, 16, fifth, 15-18 400-meter freestyle in 4:08.14, career-best.

Austin Manganiello, 17, sixth, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:01.29.

FGC girls 15-18 200-meter medley relay (Jessica Nederlanden, Gaby Garcia, Sivan Fraiman, Vicky Ho), seventh, 2:05.35.

Brittany Hammond, 15, seventh, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:30.96, career-best.

FGC boys 11-12 200-meter medley relay (Nicolas Medina, Jonathan Farah, Tanner Fuller, Hank Contich), eighth, 2:11.73.

Annie Valls, 14, eighth, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:17.97.

Andrew Smiddy, 18, ninth, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:08.45, career-best.

Jessica Nederlanden, 17, tenth, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:08.37.

Austin Manganiello, 17, tenth, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:15.76.

Daniel Spas, 15, 11th, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:01.78, career-best.

Isa Paez, 14, 12th, 13-14 400-meter freestyle, 4:40.10.

Alejandro Vassallo, 14, 13th, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:05.40.

Andres Reyes-Capo, 16, 13th, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:02.53.

Jonathan Farah, 12, 13th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:20.84.

Nicolas Medina, 12, 13th, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 1:01.46.

Nicolas Medina, 12, 14th, 11-12 100-meter backstroke, 1:11.86.

Arianna Noya, 13, 15th, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:21.82.

Derek Chait, 15, 15th, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:15.23, career-best.

Julio Horrego, 11, 16th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:23.07.

Arianna Noya, 13, 16th, 13-14 400-meter freestyle 4:43.22.

Vicky Ho, 17, 16th, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:36.00.

Hank Contich, 12, 17th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:24.67, equals career-best.

Luis Santiesteban, 14, 18th, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:16.77.

Isabela Reyes-Capo, 12, 19th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:24.67.

Digby Nothard, 14, 19th, 13-14 100-meter breaststroke, 1:16.84, career-best.

Vicky Ho, 17, 20th, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:10.37, career-best.

Hannah Vandersluis, 15, 20th, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:19.13, career-best.

Amanda Montesino, 17, 21st, 15-18 400-meter freestyle, 4:41.31.

Boleck Depawlikowski, 14, 22nd, 13-14 400-meter freestyle, 4:27.11.

Alexa Rivera, 11, 23rd, 11-12 100-meter backstroke, 1:15.49.

Daniel Spas, 15, 23rd, 15-18 100-meter breaststroke, 1:10.69.

Rose Smiddy, 11, 24th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:25.99, career-best.

Alexa Rivera, 11, 26th, 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 1:27.24.

Jonathan Farah, 12, 28th, 11-12 100-meter backstroke, 1:15.23.

Zoie Balthazar, 14, 29th, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:12.63.

Dashley Reyes, 15, 33rd, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:13.81, career-best.

John Floyd, 14, 34th, 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 1:14.09.

Jessie Randolph, 15, 37th, 15-18 100-meter backstroke, 1:15.54, career-best.

Tanner Fuller, 12, 45th, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 1:06.97.

Hank Contich, 12, 47th, 11-12 100-meter freestyle, 1:07.56.

The pool events conclude today with the 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 200 butterfly events. The open water event is Sunday.

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SOFLO’s Cooke, Heron, Hosfeld, Kopas and Lopez Come Up Big On Day One Of FGC Junior Olympics

SOFLO’s Cooke, Heron, Hosfeld, Kopas and Lopez Come Up Big On Day One Of FGC Junior Olympics


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

July 16, 2010

PLANTATION—The opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics Long Course Championships brought out the best in the South Florida Aquatic Club.

SOFLO, competing for the first time as a team at the JO long course meet, turned in 58 career-best times in morning prelims at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO came back to add another 45 career-best swims in finals to highlight opening day action in the three-day meet that features the Florida Gold Coast’s best 14-and-under age group swimmers.

Next weekend the seniors will have their turn at the FGC Senior Championships at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

But Friday it was the younger swimmers time to shine and shine they did.

Emily Kopas, 13, set the tone in the championship finals with SOFLO’s first victory of the night in the 13-14 200-meter backstroke.

Kopas, seeded second after morning prelims, won the event with a career-best time of 2 minutes, 27.72 seconds. Her previous best was 2:32.03.

Later in the night, Kopas won her second event in the 100-meter breaststroke. After swimming a junior national cut time (1:14.09) two weeks ago, Kopas came back to better her career-best time in finals in 1:13.73.

Kopas was the team’s only double winner in individual events.

Speedster Eden Cooke, 10, won the 10-and-under 50-meter freestyle against a fast field that included teammate Catharine Cooper, 10. Cooke won in 31.79, just off her career-best of 31.28.

Cooper was second in 31.98. Cooper swam back-to-back career bests in prelims (32.58) and finals (31.98) bettering her previous best of 33.24.

Cooper was also fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a career-best 1:38.01 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:18.64, also a career-best.

“It was a pretty challenging race,” Cooke said. “There were some pretty good people in the race.

“It is nice to race my teammates like Catharine, we push each other. It was a good win.  I am happy to start the meet with a win. I want and hope to place high in all my events.

“I notice from practices I am getting faster,” said Cooke. “I like being a sprinter and I like being fast. It’s not as hard as the other races and it’s short. I am happy our team is doing good. I’m excited for the next day’s events.”

Kelley Heron, 10, kept the 10-year-olds’ streak going with a win in the 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke. Heron swam a career-best in morning prelims in 1:29.54 and came back to win in 1:29.88. Her previous best time was 1:31.76.

Maria Lopez, 14, swam back-to-back career-bests in the 100-meter butterfly. She swam a career-best and second fastest time in morning prelims in 1:07.51, bettering her previous best of 1:08.67. She came back to win finals in another best time of 1:07.47.

Leading the boys team was Marco Hosfeld, 14, who turned in a career-best of 4:19.62 to win the 13-14 400-meter freestyle in an exciting race. Boleck Depawlikowski, 14, was second in 4:19.93. Hosfeld’s previous best was 4:21.91.

Ricardo Roche, 10, was second in the 10-and-under 400-meter freestyle in a career-best 5:14.27. His previous best was 5:14.90.

SOFLO scored some big points in the relay competition. The girls 13-14 800-meter freestyle relay of Kristina Brennan, 14, Leonie Davies, 14, Andrea Melendez, 13, and Emma Lincoln, 14, won in 9:10.55 to finish ahead of AK Sharks and Pine Crest Swimming.

SOFLO’s boys 13-14 800-meter freestyle relay of Dylan Sell, 13, Kyle Desrosiers, 14, Blake Kelley, 14 and Hosfeld finished second in 8:50.32.

SOFLO head coach Michael Loberg called Kopas and Hosfeld’s swims “sparkling.”

“The finals were significantly faster than prelims which is good,” Lohberg said. “We had some really spectacular swims and a couple nice swims. We are happy with the way the kids performed especially at night. We are swimming well together.

“The best swim was Emily’s 100 breaststroke,” Lohberg said. “She made her junior national cut time two weeks ago at our meet and then dropped more time which is really, really good. It was a way better swim.”

Several SOFLO swimmers are not competing in multiple events, opting instead to focus on the July 27-31 Southern Zone Championships in Atlanta.

Other SOFLO top swims in finals were:

Girls 13-14 200-meter freestyle relay: third, 1:57.19, season-best.

Boys 13-14 200-meter freestyle relay: fourth, 1:49.41, season-best.

Boys 11-12 200-meter backstroke: 3. Gustavo Valery, 12, 2:43.82, career-best; 5. Alfredo Mesa, 11, 2:46.13, career-best; 6. John Lucas, 11, 2:48.12, career-best.

Girls 13-14 200-meter backstroke: 8. Leonie Davies, 14, 2:39.64.

Boys 13-14 200-meter backstroke: 4. Dylan Sell, 13, 2:30.74.

Boys 10-and-under 50-meter freestyle: 6. Jorge Depassier, 10, 32.61.

Girls 11-12 50-meter freestyle: 4. Steph Campo, 12, 30.10.

Girls 13-14 50-meter freestyle: 4. Emma Lincoln, 14, 28.56, career-best.

Girls 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke: 7. Delanie Perez, 10, 1:41.64.

Boys 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke: 6. Jonathan Skarie, 8, 1:39.21, career-best.

Boys 11-12 100-meter breaststroke: 5. Diego Rodriguez, 12, 1:26.76, career-best.

Girls 13-14 100-meter breaststroke: 6. Kayla Moodie, 13, 1:21.15, career-best; 7. Emma Lincoln, 14, 1:22.90, career-best.

Boys 13-14 100-meter breaststroke: 8. Dylan Sell, 13, 1:20.19.

Boys 10-and-under 100-meter butterfly: 5. Kevin Porto, 10, 1:22.50, career-best; 7. Nicholas Perera, 10, 1:23.56, career-best.

Girls 13-14 100-meter butterfly: 6. Kristina Brennan, 14, 1:09.93, career-best.

Girls 10-and-under 400-meter freestyle: 16. Jennifer Rodriguez, 9, 5:56.99, career-best.

Boys 10-and-under 400-meter freestyle: 6. Kevin Porto, 10, 5:18.86, career-best; 12. Federico Maeso, 10, 5:36.53, career-best; 13. Nicholas Perera, 10, 5:37.58, career-best; 22. Andres Lares, 10, 6:20.22, career-best.

Girls 11-12 400-meter freestyle: 4. Carly Swanson, 12, 4:58.78; 23. Jessica Rodriguez, 11, 5:21.02; 27. Maria Rodriguez, 12, 5:25.65; 35. Alani Carrasco, 11, 5:32.39.

Boys 11-12 400-meter freestyle: 7. Raphael Mora, 12, 4:58.03; 8. Carlos Rodriguez, 11, 5:08.30, career-best; 16. Gustavo Valery, 12, 5:15.82, career-best; 18. Alexander Viloria, 12, 5:16.25, career-best; 19. John Lucas, 11, 5:17.45;  21. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 5:18.21; 27. Cristian Rossi, 11, 5:25.31, career-best; 37. Santiago Arango, 12, 5:38.57, career-best; 40. Rodrigo Rodriguez, 11, 5:44.71.

Girls 13-14 400-meter freestyle: 11. Leonie Davies, 14, 4:48.99; 13. Kayla Moodie, 13, 4:50.39, career-best; 14. Kristina Brennan, 14, 4:50.95, career-best; 22. Jenna Diaz, 13, 4:59.08, career-best; 28. Haley Wright, 13, 5:07.61.

Boys 13-14 400-meter freestyle: 4. Blake Kelley, 14, 4:27.04, career-best; 7. Dylan Sell, 13, 4:31.57; 12. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 4:43.41, career-best; 14. Roger Capote, 14, 4:45.60, career-best; 30. Edward Kon, 14, 4:59.96, career-best; 33. Teddy Sandoval, 13, 5:01.89.

Girls 11-12 400-meter freestyle relay: 3. SOFLO 4:36.39; 10. SOFLO, 4:50.25, season-best.

Boys 11-12 400-meter freestyle relay: 3. SOFLO 4:33.52; 6. SOFLO 4:38.03, season-best.

Girls 13-14 800-meter freestyle: 9. SOFLO 9:37.41.

Boys 13-14 800-meter freestyle: 9. SOFLO 9:23.10, season-best.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and championship finals at 5 p.m. The public is welcome.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW 2nd St., Plantation.

Admission: $3 adults per session, $3 heat sheets per session. For information call 954-452-2526.

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