Cypress Bay Defends Region 4-4A Titles; SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big, Headed To States


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, November 5, 2018—Cypress Bay had no problem defending its girls and boys team titles for the fourth consecutive year at the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Lightning won the girls team title with 413 points. Cooper City was runnerup with 384 points and Coral Reef was third with 206.

The boys team won with 361.5 points. Miami Palmetto was second with 277 and Cooper City was third with 237.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the timed final meet at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Defending state champion Kathleen Golding of Cooper City headed the SOFLO contingent qualifying for her fourth and final state meet before heading to University of Florida next fall.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.97, an All-American consideration time and 100-yard freestyle in 51.81. She is seeded second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.81.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher will make her state meet debut in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She is seeded 16th in the 500 freestyle in 5:03.05 and 20th in the 200 freestyle. She won region titles in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.14 and 500 freestyle.

Everglades’ Sarah Acevedo will also make her state meet debut in the 500-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 5:11.43. She was second at regions.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane also qualified in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 24th at the state meet in 1:55.94 and also the 100-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 53.60. Lane was runnerup in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles. Lane anchored Cypress Bay’s runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay.

Molly Golding of Cooper City qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.23 and is seeded 11th and 200 IM and is seeded 13th in the 100 breaststroke. She was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM in 2:09.21.

Jennifer Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.58. She also qualified in the 200 IM and is seeded 22nd in 2:10.44. She won the 100 breaststroke and was fourth in the 200 IM at regions.

Gaby Banks of Cypress Bay is seeded 11th in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23. Cooper City’s Solana Capalbo is seeded 17th in the sprint event in 24.58. Banks won the 50-yard freestyle at regions. Capalbo was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle in 53.62.

Cooper City won the girls 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.66 with Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding and Kate Kaplan.

Cooper City also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:35.79 with Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo and Kathleen Golding.

Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.01 with Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly and Paige Lane.

Cypress Bay sophomore Philopatier Ibrahim will make his state debut after qualifying in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 18th in 1:45.02 and 500-yard freestyle, seeded 23rd in 4:44.83. He was fourth in the 500 freestyle. He was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Robert Wilson of Cooper City is seeded 20th in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.48 and 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.25. Wilson won the region title in the 50 in 22.25 and was third in the 100 freestyle n 48.48.

Javier Roman of Cooper City is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.69.

Cypress Bay won the boys 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.89 with Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller and Jack D’Avi.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers is the top-seeded 4A Broward diver at fourth with 478.95 points he totaled at regions. Hannah Egert of Western won the girls diving title with 359.25.

The State 4A meet is Saturday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 413, 2. Cooper City 384, 3. Coral Reef 206, 4. Miami Palmetto 196, 5. Hialeah Gardens 162, 6. Miami Beach 109, 7. West Broward 101.5, 8. Braddock 100, 9. Western 94, 10. Ferguson 86, 11. Coral Gables 84.5, 12. Hialeah 80, 13. Everglades 60, 14. Flanagan 27, 15. tie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dr. Krop 22, 17. Miami 18, 18. Southwest Miami 11, 19. South Dade 10, 20. McArthur 9, 21. Miami Killian 6, 22. Varela 4, 23. Reagan 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:49.66 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 2. Cypress Bay 1:50.93 (Ellie Koch, Daniela Kim, Elizabeth Riley, Gaby Banks), 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:52.23 (Claudia Acosta, Jennifer Rodriguez, Daniela Curbelo, Yozenis Perez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:54.14, 2. Paige Lane, CB 1:55.94, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 1:57.95.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.97, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, PAL 2:07.81, 3. Molly Golding, CC 2:09.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.58, 3. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 24.68.

1-meter diving: 1. Hannah Egert, WES 359.25, 2. Brianna Grave, CC 255.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Anelis Roque, FER 57.50, 2. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 59.27, 3. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 59.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.81, 2. Paige Lane, CB 53.60, 3. Solana Capalbo, CC 53.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:03.05, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:11.43, 3. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:14.39.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:40.01 (Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 2. Cooper City 1:43.16 (Imriel Coughlin, Kate Kaplan, Sally Golding, JennaMarie Brames), 3. Coral Reef 1:45.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Anelis Roque, FERG 57.47, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 1:00.14, 3. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:00.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:04.58, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.23, 3. Valeria Strohmeier, PALM 1:07.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:35.79 (Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 3:40.92 (Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 3. Miami Palmetto 3:43.34.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 361.5, 2. Miami Palmetto 277, 3. Cooper City 237, 4. Coral Reef 197, 5. Columbus 148, 6. Western 134.5, 7. Miami Beach 126.5, 8. Braddock 112, 9. Varela 99, 10. Southwest Miami 90, 11. West Broward 84, 12. Ferguson 82, 13. Everglades 55, 14. Coral Gables 54, 15. Dr. Krop 43.5, 16. Hialeah Gardens 27, 17. Flanagan 20, 18. South Miami 18, 19. Reagan 14, 20. Miami Killian 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:39.89 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi), 2. Miami Palmetto 1:40.40, 3. Cooper City 1:41.58 (Michael Cline, Javier Roman, Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PAL 1:43.17, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:43.89, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:44.14, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:45.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Dominic Bono, CR 1:56.98, 2. Yender Rojas, Varela 1:59.83, 3. Tom Liraz, CB 1:59.86, 5. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.65, 6. John Paul Handal, WB 2:01.76, 8. Javier Roman, CC 2:02.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 22.25, 2. tie, Eduardo Lopez, WES 22.27 and Nicholas Fedotov, MB 22.27.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 478.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 52.55, 2. John Torres, BRAD 53.06, 3. Gabriel Velazquez, COL 53.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PALM 46.46, 2. Jacob Wienants, PALM 48.18, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 48.48.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Roberto Valdes, PALM 4:39.37, 2. Andres Vargas, SWM 4:41.34, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:42.33, 4. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:44.83, 8. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:52.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 1:29.92, 2. Cypress Bay 1:30.86 (Juan Rosas, Philopatier Ibrahim, Santiago Homes, Tom Liraz), 3. Coral Reef 1:30.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. John Torres, BRAD 53.14, 2. Jose Diaz, WES 53.30, 3. Jack D’Avi, CB 53.37.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 1:00.15, 2. Javier Roman, CC 1:00.69, 3. Roberto Valdes, PALM 1:00.78, 13. John Paul Handal, WB 1:06.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 3:12.31 (Jacob Wienants, Roberto Valdes, Christian Perez, Kyle Korvick), 2. Cypress Bay 3:14.97 (Jack D’Avi, Philopatier Ibrahim, Luis Bucaro, Max Miller), 3. Miami Beach 3:19.98.

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

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Jennifer Rodriguez, Boys Relays Lead SOFLO On Day One Of GSC Holiday Classic


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, December 1, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club, competing against some of the nation’s top clubs, rose to the occasion on Day One of the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center.

SOFLO is sixth among boys’ teams with 50 points, tied for ninth among girls’ teams with 18 and tied for seventh in the combined team standings. SwimMAC leads the combined, boys and girls ahead of Bolles in all three categories.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 17, was SOFLO’s lone winner. Rodriguez won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.61. She was also fourth in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:42.94 with a time drop of 3.05. She accounted for 14 of SOFLO’s points.

SOFLO boys took second, third and fourth in the medley relays.

SOFO’s 11-12 200-yard medley relay was second in 1:58.40 with Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Lucas Porven and Samuel Bullen.

SOFLO’s open 400-yard medley relay was third in 3:33.41 with Lance Lesage, Samuel Quintero, Juan Serna and Heath Brames.

SOFLO’s 13-14 200-yard medley relay was fourth in 1:45.35 with Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, John Paul Handal and Nicolas Rossi.

Other top four SOFLO individual finishers:

Juan Serna, second, 100-yard butterfly, 51.54, time drop of 1.73.

Alejandro Mateus, second, 200-yard butterfly 2:17.66 time drop of 5.63

Lucas Porven, fourth, 200-yard butterfly, 2:20.67, time drop of 8.38

Molly Golding, fourth, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:06.93, time drop of 0.51 and had an impressive time drop of 5.26 in the 400-yard individual medley prelims in 4:37.07.

Jonathan Lozano, fourth, 200-yard freestyle 2:14.7, time drop of 5.10.
The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims and finals.

ROJAS SWIMS FIRST EVENT

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas competed in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. He finished 32nd in prelims in 56.15. Nic Fink of Athens Bulldogs won in a meet and pool record 50.80. Rojas swims the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday.

GSC HOLIDAY CLASSIC DAY ONE

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 203.5, 2. Bolles 179.5, 3. Loggerhead 132.5, 4. Sarasota YMCA 125, 5. Gator Swim Club 119, 7. tie, SOFLO, Gulliver 68.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 85, 2. Bolles 84.5, 3. Gator Swim Club 72, 4. Loggerhead 63.5, 5. Sarasota YMCA 51, 6. SOFLO 50.

WOMEN TEAM TOTAL: 1. SwimMAC 118.5, 2. Bolles 95, 3. Sarasota YMCA 74, 4. Loggerhead 69, 5. Gulliver 53, 9. tie, SOFLO, Miami Shores, Central Florida 18.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Madelyn Bowen, LA 2:14.00; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 2:22.52 11-12, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, MSA 1:52.29; SOFLO: 17. Alexis Christensen 2:07.34, time drop, 39. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:13.13, time drop; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:51.22; SOFLO: 20. Mallory Schleicher 1:58.82, time drop, 33. Kayla Cunningham 1:59.94, time drop, 38. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:00.54, 42. Molly Golding 2:01.02, time drop, 45. Sarah Acevedo 2:01.06, time drop, 62. Sara Quintero 2:03.83, time drop, 95. Emma Twombly 2:09.17; 15-16, 1. Christina Cianciolo, SYS 1:50.80; SOFLO: 9./12. Paige Lane 1:54.97/1:55.08, 21. Maya Coffey 1:57.38, time drop, 45. Jacqueline Lugo 2:01.87; Open, 1. Hunter Scott, SYS 1:52.56.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Savannah Branon, Bolles 36.08; 11-12, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 32.23.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Grace Rainey, MAC 1:04.62; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:06.93, time drop, 24. Victoria Torres 1:11.11; 15-16, 1. Reagan Johnson, MAC 1:05.38; Open, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:06.61.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Moore, LA 31.83; SOFLO: 12. Giada Porven 34.21, time drop; 11-12, 1. Athena Meneses Kovacs, MSA 25.17.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Georgia Bates, GSC 55.89; SOFLO: 20. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:00.07, 34. Kayla Cunningham 1:01.66, time drop, 37. Sarah Acevedo 1:01.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Anna Ashley, MAC 56.64; SOFLO: 8. Paige Lane 59.04, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 59.64, time drop, 15./14. Daniela Curbelo 1:00.08/59.67, 17. Jacqueline Lugo 1:00.24, time drop, 22. Maya Coffey 1:00.73, time drop; Open, 1. Aubrey Miller, LA 57.04.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Addison Reese, LAKR 2:15.52.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Olivia Moore, LA 1:12.41; SOFLO: 10. Giada Porven 1:17.53, time drop; 11-12. 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 1:01.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:28.31; SOFLO: 8. Molly Golding 4:40.72, 15./15. Kayla Cunningham 4:39.66, time drop/4:40.89, 20. Mallory Schleicher 4:41.54 time drop, 39. Sara Quintero 4:50.12, time drop, 47. Sarah Acevedo 4:53.59, 61. Jena Legaspi 5:09.80, time drop; 15-16, 1. Sophia Francis, MAC 4:29.24; SOFLO: 31. Daniela Curbelo 4:51.71; Open, 1. Shae Clifton, SWIM 4:36.26; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 4:42.94, time drop

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Gulliver 2:14.83; 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:50.92, 9. SOFLO A 2:08.66 (Kerry Cunningham, Kaitlyn Barrios, Alexis Christensen, Anastasia Lutz); 13-14, 1. SwimMAC 1:47.29, 11. SOFLO A 1:54.09 (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Mallory Schleicher, Katrina Del Vecchio), 16. SOFLO B 1:59.13 (Jena Legaspi, Victoria Torres, Sara Quintero, Emma Twombly).

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Gator Swim Club 3:51.76; 13. SOFLO A 4:13.25 (Daniela Curbelo, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paige Lane, Maya Coffey).

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 2:07.31; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Lozano 2:14.77 time drop; 11-12, 1. Andrew Billitto, WF 1:54.87; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:01.96, 6. Christian Tijero 2:04.44, 12. Alessandro Pereira 2:06.31, time drop, 16. Nathaniel Garrick 2:07.54, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dawson Joyce, SA 1:43.30; SOFLO: 10./11. Nicolas Rossi 1:51.16, time drop/1:49.43, time drop, 27. Nicolas Munoz 1:54.24, time drop, 35. John Paul Handal 1:55.55, time drop, 49. Javier Roman 1:58.21, time drop; 15-16, 1. Trevor McGovern, GSC 1:40.65; SOFLO: 34. Juan Serna 1:49.52, 35. Lance Lesage 1:49.53, 51. Leonardo Mateus 1:51.25; Open, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 1:37.25; SOFLO: 8. Heath Brames 1:45.09, 11./16. Kevin Porto 1:45.09/1:49.12, 20. Juan Diaz 1:46.84.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 36.31; 11-12, 1. Abdelrahman Shahin, STRM 30.96; SOFLO: 5. Logan Gonzalez 32.85, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Stephen Kim, MAC 58.61; SOFLO: 5. Javier Roman 1:04.45, time drop; 15-16, 1. Brandon Cheong, GSC 57.80; Open, 1. Kevin Reale, LA 57.58; SOFLO: 8. Samuel Quintero 1:00.88.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Walter Kueffer, Bolles 30.85; 11-12, 1. Hanson Higdon, ATAC 27.36; SOFLO: 9. Lucas Porven 29.19, time drop, 13. Christian Tijero 29.52, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Baylor Nelson, MAC 52.26; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.71, 20. John Paul Handal 57.36, time drop, 41. Christian Vasquez 1:00.99; 15-16, 1. Derek Ledford, TCSC 50.82; SOFLO: 2. Serna 51.54, time drop, 29. Bryan Rivero 55.46, time drop; Open, 1. Jesse Marsh, SAS 50.20; SOFLO: 9./9. Juan Diaz 53.16, time drop/52.22, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Raymond Prosinski, LA 2:14.52; SOFLO: 2. Alejandro Mateus 2:17.66, time drop, 4. Lucas Porven 2:20.67, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Simeon Prosinski, LA 1:07.87; SOFLO: 6. Jonathan Lozano 1:14.78 time drop; 11-12, 1. El Mehdi El Aoufir, STRM 1:02.63; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 1:05.37, time drop, 12. tie, Nathaniel Garrick 1:07.45, time drop, 12. tie, Alessandro Pereira 1:07.45, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:12.85, SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 4:24.26, time drop, 7. Javier Roman 4:24.93, time drop, 17. John Paul Handal 4:33.66, time drop, 18. Nicolas Rossi 4:34.36, 29. Nicolas Munoz 4:40.31, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Kravitz, SPA 4:02.27; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 4:18.06, 19. Bryan Rivero 4:21.89; Open, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 3:45.30; SOFLO: 7. Samuel Quintero 4:15.75.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Gator Swim Club 2:1,73; 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:56.94, 2. SOFLO 1:58.40 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Lucas Porven, Samuel Bullen); 13-14, 1. SwimMAC 1:39.32, 4. SOFLO A 1:45.35 (Sebastian Lares, Javier Roman, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi), 11. SOFLO B 1:53.18 (Nicolas Munoz, Mark Andre De Gracia, Christian Vasquez, Alex Golding).

400-yard medley relay:
Open, 1. Sarasota 3:28.63, 3. SOFLO A 3:33.41 (Lance Lesage, Samuel Quintero, Juan Serna, Heath Brames), 13. SOFLO B 3:45.70 (Juan Diaz, Bryan Rivero, Leonardo Mateus, Kevin Porto).

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Golding, Lane, Brames, Serna, Acevedo, Rodriguez Head Friday’s FHSAA State 4A Meet; Boca Raton Boys, Jupiter Girls Win FHSAA Region 3-4A Titles; Cypress Bay Sweeps Region 4-4A Meet


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 9, 2017—Defending champion and top-seed Kathleen Golding of Cooper City heads the field for Friday’s FHSAA State 4A Swimming and Diving Championships at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

Golding, a junior, is seeded first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.51, an All-American consideration time. She is also in a three-way tie for second seed in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.90, also an All-American consideration time.

Golding is also a member of the Cowboys 200-yard medley, seeded third, and 200-yard freestyle, seeded ninth, relays.

Her younger sister, Molly Golding, will make her state meet debut on both relays and 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke. Cooper City was 15th among girls teams last year and expected to move into the Top 10 this year.

Cooper City teammate Heath Brames, a senior, is seeded eighth in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle in 47.48 and tenth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.09.

Brames will also swim lead-off on the seventh-seeded 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang and Robert Wilson. Cypress Bay has the same seed time of 1:29.57 with Leo Manrique, Juan Diaz, Diego Homes and Diego Machado. Brames is on the 12th-seeded 400-yard freestyle relay.

Paige Lane, a freshman at Cypress Bay, is making her state meet debut. She is seeded 18th in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.67 and 19th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.39. Lane is also a member of the sixth-seeded 200-yard medley relay and tenth seeded 400-yard freestyle relay.

Region champion Cypress Bay is among girls teams favored to challenge defending state champion Buchholz that won with 276 points. Tampa Plant was second with 204, the only two teams to crack 200 points. Cypress Bay was 30th last year with 15 points.

Juan Serna of West Broward is seeded sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.77 and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.49. Serna is the only swimmer from West Broward.

Hialeah Gardens sophomore Jennifer Rodriguez is seeded sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.52. She is also a member of the 200-yard medley relay.

Everglades freshmen Kayla Cunningham and Sarah Acevedo will also make their state meet debuts. Cunningham, a region champion, will make her state meet debut seeded 20th in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.60. Acevedo, a region runner-up, is seeded 24th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.36.

Everglades sophomore Leonardo Mateus is seeded 18th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:45.09 and 22nd in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.20. Cypress Bay senior Juan Diaz is seeded 12th in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.69 and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.20.

REGION 4-4A MEET

Cooper City’s Kathleen Golding and Heath Brames were double winners at the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships at the Boca Raton Aquatic Center.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.51 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.90.

Brames won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.09 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.48.

Cooper City swept the diving titles. Sophomore Courtney Russo won the girls 1-meter diving title with 407.65, the only diver to crack 400 points. Freshman Tyler Flowers won with 429.65.

Everglades freshman Sarah Acevedo was outstanding in the 500-yard freestyle to qualify for her first state meet. She was second in 5:13.36, just behind Coral Reef junior Sidney Starman in 5:11.34. Acevedo was also sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.32.

Everglades freshman Kayla Cunningham won her first region title in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.60, the only swimmer to break 1 minute.

Cypress Bay swept the boys and girls team titles and Cooper City was runner-up in both the boys and girls divisions.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1. Cypress Bay 455, 2. Cooper City 271, 3. Coral Reef 218, 4. Hialeah Gardens 178, 5. Miami Palmetto 171, 6. tie, Everglades, Miami Beach 146, 8. Western 132, 9. Ferguson 113, 10. Coral Gables 99, 11. Braddock 76, 12. West Broward 63, 13. Southwest 38, 14. Hialeah 34, 15. Dr. Krop 29, 16. McArthur 27, 17. tie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Flanagan 17, 19. Miami Killian 13, 20. South Dade 6, 21. American 1.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:49.70 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Barbara Bernal), 2. Cypress Bay 1:50.15, 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:51.89.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:55.39, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 1:56.12, 3. Sidney Starman, CR 1:57.11.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.51, AA-C, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:10.13, 3. Anelis Roque, FERG 2:12.90.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks CB 23.89, 2. Allora Williams, WES 24.27, 3. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.38.

1-meter diving: 1. Courtney Russo, CC 407.65, 2. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 372.85, 3. Sofia Gross, WES 355.80.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Shannelle Gonzalez, HIA 58.03, 2. Anelis Roque, FERG 58.39, 3. Angelina Roque, FERG 59.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 50.90, AA-C, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.70, 3. Gaby Banks, CB 53.01.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Sidney Starman, CR 5:11.34, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:13.36, 3. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 5:14.62.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:40.00 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 1:42.94, 3. Coral Reef 1:44.94.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 59.60, 2. Angelina Roque, FERG 1:00.11, 3. Madison Schain, MP 1:01.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:06.52, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.24, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 1:09.70.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:38.29 (Paige Lane, Ulrike Tovilla, Jacque Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. Hialeah Gardens 3:41.93, 3. Coral Reef 3:43.61.

BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1. Cypress Bay 347, 2. Cooper City 226, 3. Columbus 184, 4. Braddock 159, 5. Coral Reef 151, 6. Hialeah Gardens 147, 7. Palmetto 144, 8. West Broward 130, 9. Miami Southwest 108.5, 10. Miami Beach 99, 11. Western 78, 12. South Dade 71.5, 13. Miami 70, 14. Coral Gables 63, 15. Ferguson 59, 16. Everglades 40, 17. Dr. Krop 30, 18. Varela 23, 19. Hialeah 20, 20. tie, Flanagan, Miami Killian 16.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:41.68, 2. Hialeah Gardens 1:43.08, 3. Miami Palmetto 1:45.01.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 1:43.09, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:43.10, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:44.71.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Brandon Vives, COL 1:57.47, 2. Alejandro Timp, BRAD 2:00.20, 3. Dominic Bono, CR 2:00.30.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Juan Serna, WB 21.77, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 22.11, 3. Alejandro Gonzalez. SD 22.34.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 429.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 52.19, 2. Brandon Vives, COL 52.21, 3. John Torres, BRAD 52.57.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 47.48, 2. Juan Serna, WB 47.49, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 48.38.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Roberto Valdes, MP 4:39.68, 2. Andres Vargas, SWM 4:40.07, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:41.57.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. tie, Cypress Bay 1:29.57 and Cooper City 1:29.57, 3. Columbus 1:31.34.

100-yard backstroke: 1. John Torres, BRAD 53.18, 2. Juan Diaz, CB 53.69, 3. Jose Diaz Lainez, WES 54.57.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Teolio Darias, MIA 1:00.68, 2. Pablo Murillo, CB 1:00.78, 3. Jose Hermida, CR 1:01.66.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:12.54, 2. Cooper City 3:16.52, 3. Columbus 3:17.64.

REGION 3-4A MEET

Boca Raton boys and Jupiter girls won the team titles at the Region 3-4A Swimming and Diving Championships at Boca Raton Aquatic Center.

The boys team won the region team title for the eighth consecutive year with 336 points. St. Thomas Aquinas was runner-up with 301 and Jupiter was third with 260.

The girls team was third with 285 points. Jupiter won the team title with 388 and St. Thomas Aquinas was runner-up with 288.5.

Against a fast, competitive field from Palm Beach and Broward, the Bobcats broke three school records. They were:

Freshman Paige MacEachern, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.11, breaking the previous record of 2:06.13 set by Natalie Pike in 2003. MacEachern was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.52.

Junior Cameron Taddonio, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:31.70 breaking the previous mark of 4:34.22 set by Brady Eldridge in 1993. It was also Taddonio’s first USA Swimming junior national cut. Taddonio was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.79.

Senior Jose Garcia, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 52.40 breaking the old record of 52.54 set by Alejandro Vassallo in 2013. Garcia was also second in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.06.

The boys relied on talent and depth to win the region crown. The Bobcat girls were just as successful with a win in the 200-yard medley relay and two individual victories.

The top two in each event plus relay winners automatically advanced to Class 4A state meet on Friday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. The remaining qualifiers were chosen on the next fastest times in region meets around the state.

REGION 3-4A RESULTS
BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Boca Raton 336, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 301, 3. Jupiter 260, 4. Park Vista 177, 5. Douglas 169, 6. Spanish River 149, 7. Coral Glades 138, 8. Wellington 113, 9. Vero Beach 103, 10. Deerfield Beach 86, 11. Coral Springs 80, 12. Atlantic 63, 13. Taravella 60, 14. Seminole Ridge 51, 15. Treasure Coast 35, 16. tie, Lake Worth, South Plantation 34, 18. Santaluces 31.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.56, 2. Boca Bobcats 1:39.05 (Jose Garcia, Cameron Taddonio, Ben Fleishman, Ryan Nordheim), 3. Jupiter 1:30.23.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, STA 1:41.29, 2. Cameron Taddonio, BR 1:41.79, 3. Jovan Maduro, SAN 1:46.75, 6. Eric Matheus, BR 1:47.43, 11. David Genz, BR 1:51.74, 12. Arda Aktarma, BR 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.23, 2. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 2:01.17, 3. Kyle-Anthony Kaufman, STA 2:03.57, 19. Lorant Domokos, BR 2:16.60

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle DiMatteo, PV 20.89, 2. Charlie Gijsendorfer, LW 21.50, 3. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 21.98, 4. Kyle Tatton, BR 22.11, 7. Ryan Nordheim, BR 22.60, 18. Tadas Seniuta, BR 23.77, 19. Bobby Wotton, BR 24.07.

1-meter diving: 1. Will Lefebvre, JUP 491.70, 2. Tyler Coffey, JUP 490.85, 3. Luke Stivers, ATL 439.35, 7. Nicholas Weber, BR 369.60, 8. Spencer Johnson, BR 302.70, 9. Wyatt Johnson, BR 297.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, STA 50.32, 2. Jose Garcia, BR 51.06, 3. Juan Zapata, STA 51.65, 15. Ben Fleishman, BR 57.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle DiMatteo, PV 45.21, 2. Charlie Gijsendorfer, LW 47.15, 3. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 47.53, 6. Kyle Tatton, BR 48.75, 7. Eric Matheus, BR 48.84, 12. Ryan Nordheim, BR 50.38.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Cameron Taddonio, BR 4:31.70, school record, 2. Andres McKeon, CS 4:46.72, 3. Drake Gil, SR 4:57.34, 8. Arda Aktarma, BR 5:09.60, 17. Brian Farias, BR 5:28.64, 20. Teagan Peck, BR 5:38.80.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 1:29.01, 2. Douglas 1:30.59, 3. Boca Bobcats 1:30.65 (Eric Matheus, Tadas Seniuta, Ryan Nordheim, Kyle Tatton).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jose Garcia, BR 52.40, school record, 2. Kyle-Anthony Kaufman, STA 53.45, 3. Ethan Roach, SR 54.56, 9. Tadas Seniuta, BR 59.34, 13. Ben Fleishman, BR 1:01.85, 15. Lorant Domokos, BR 1:04.05.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Daniel Varon, TC 1:00.09, 2. Michael Hartshorne, JUP 1:00.33, 3. David Blanco, CGL 1:04.30, 4. David Genz, BR 1:04.51, 21. Mark Mahady, BR 1:13.07.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Boca Bobcats 3:15.43 (Kyle Tatton, Tadas Seniuta, Cameron Taddonio, Eric Matheus), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:15.94, 3. Park Vista 3:19.52.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Jupiter 388, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 288.5, 3. Boca Raton 285, 4. Wellington 212, 5. Vero Beach 208.5, 6. Forest Hill 176 7. Park Vista 136, 8. Taravella 112, 9. Deerfield Beach 79, 10. Palm Beach Central 76, 11. Coral Glades 69, 12. Douglas 59, 13. Palm Beach Gardens 53, 14. South Plantation 36, 15. Seminole Ridge 32, 16. Spanish River 31, 17. Atlantic 30, 18. Santaluces 20, 19. Monarch 10, 20. Coral Springs 8, 21. Lake Worth 7, 22. Treasure Coast 6, 23. Fort Pierce Central 3.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Boca Bobcats 1:50.69 (Paige MacEachern, Monika Seniuta, Victoria Miyamoto, Caroline Nordheim), 2. Forest Hill 1:51.18, 3. Jupiter 1:52.05.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, FH 1:53.02, 2. Elizabeth Richardson, VB 1:54.05, 3. Erika Wesch, JUP 1:54.61, 8. Naomi Glanzman, BR 2:00.31, 21. Elizabeth Johnson, BR 2:08.50, 22. Shelley Sikes, BR 2:10.71, 23. Jillian Fisher, BR 2:12.57.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Paige MacEachern, BR 2:06.11, school record, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, BR 2:07.60, 3. Ryan Flynn, FH 2:10.64, 19. Gabriella Castillo, BR 2:34.41, 21. Gabriella Genz, BR 2:36.26.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Megan Murphy, FH 24.14, 2. Caroline Nordheim, BR 24.75, 3. Matea Smith, TAR 25.01, 11. Channing Keith, BR 26.01.

1-meter diving: 1. Julia Wortman, WELL 478.08, 2. Olivia Seminara, PBG 445.80, 3. Haley Fekee, JUP 426.65, 7. Kaleigh Dundov, BR 416.85, 9. Grace Koenig, BR 385.60, 18. Aubrey Schnars, BR 216.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Ashley Cozad, WELL 58.51, 2. Ella Gates, PV 58.78, 3. Chloe Griskie, JUP 1:00.93, 10. Naomi Glanzman, BR 1:02.73, 12. Monika Seniuta, BR 1:03.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Elizabeth Richardson, VB 53.64, 2. Kasey Jordan, STA 54.60, 3. Caroline Nordheim, BR 54.65, 12. Channing Keith, BR 57.95, 23. Zyara Luciano, BR 1:04.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, FH 4:55.10, 2. Erin Tague, PBG 5:07.37, 3. Erika Wesch, JUP 5:10.52, 11. Shelley Sikes, BR 5:41.46.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 1:40.91, 2. Vero Beach 1:41.98, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.76, 7. Boca Raton 1:45.72 (Elizabeth Johnson, Jillian Fisher, Naomi Glanzman, Channing Keith).

100-yard backstroke: 1, Megan Murphy, FH 56.48, 2. Hana Song, JUP 58.99, 3. Ella Gates, PV 59.19, 13. Elizabeth Johnson, BR 1:05.56, 14. Jillian Fisher, BR 1:06.29.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Miyamoto, BR 1:05.66, 2. Paige MacEachern, BR 1:06.52, 3. Ryan Flynn, FH 1:07.57, 7. Monica Seniuta, BR 1:10.22.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 3:38.99, 2. Boca Raton 3:41.53 (Caroline Nordheim, Monika Seniuta, Paige MacEachern, Victoria Miyamoto), 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:43.56.

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

Hialeah Gardens, Braddock Win GMAC Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 15, 2017—-Hialeah Gardens and Braddock won the girls and boys team titles at the Oct. 9 GMAC (Greater Miami Athletic Conference) Swimming Championships at Miami-Dade North Pool.

Jennifer Rodriguez followed in the footsteps of her older sister Jessica, now at Florida, by winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.36. Jessica Rodriguez, a two-time GMAC champion, won in 1:08.04 last year.

Hialeah Gardens swept all three girls’ relays. Hialeah Gardens teammate Claudia Acosta won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.56.

Last year Hialeah Gardens girls team was sixth with 124.

For the second year in a row, Brandon Vives of Columbus was a double winner. He won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.02 and 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.46.

Last year he won the 200 IM in 1:57.94 and 100 breaststroke in 1:01.30.

Meet Mobile does not list full GMAC results and no coaches sent full results. The results listed below are incomplete after several attempts to contact host coach.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Braddock 65, 2. tie, Miami Beach and MAST Academy 61, 4. Hialeah Gardens 54.5, 5. Columbus 50, 6. South Dade 34.5, 7. Coral Reef 31, 8. Palmetto 29, 9. Mourning 27.5, 10. Miami Senior 24, 11. Coral Gables 19.5, 12. Southwest Miami 18, 13. TERRA 12, 14. Hialeah 7, 15. Miami Killian 6, 16. Ferguson 4, 17. tie, Cutler Bay, Goleman, Miami Springs 3, 20. tie, Westland, Varela 2, 22. Krop 1.

BOYS RESULTS (Incomplete)

200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:43.94.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Brandon Vives, COL 1:45.46.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Bryan Quintero, MB 2:04.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andrew Gracia, ATM 22.37.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Brandon Vives, COL 53.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Salvador Perez, MAST 51.32, 2. tie, Alfred Wolfermann, CG and Alejandro Gonzalez 51.70; 20. Alessandro Pereira, FERG 56.20, time drop.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Varga, SW 4:50.41.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. MAST Academy 1:34.87 (no names given),2. Miami Beach 1:34.99, 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:35.38.

100-yard backstroke: 1. John Torres, BRAD 54.19, 2. Matthew Amor, COL 58.31, 3. Alejandro Del Torre, TERR 1:00.79, 9. Alessandro Pereira, FERG 1:03.00.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Telio Darius, MIA 1:00.65, 2. Pedro Serrano, BRAD 1:04.73, 3. Bryan Quintero, MB 1:05.48.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. MAST Academy 3:24.47 (Gianfranco Key, Salvador Perez, Daniel Sanchez, Reid Banciella), 2. Braddock 3:24.54, 3. Miami Beach 3:27.00.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Hialeah Gardens 78, 2. MAST Academy 69, 3. Coral Reef 66, 4. Palmetto 60, 5. Miami Beach 48, 6. Ferguson 44, 7. Cutler Bay 41, 8. Hialeah 38, 9. Coral Gables 22.5, 10. TERRA 16, 11. Hialeah Miami Lakes 11, 12. Braddock 10, 13. Southwest Miami 6.5, 14. tie, Mourning, Goleman 4.

GIRLS RESULTS (Incomplete)

200-yard medley relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 1:57.36 (no names given).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sidney Starman, CR 2:03.98.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Anelis Roque, FERG 2:17.41.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Hailey Jerew, CB 25.29.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Anelis Roque, FERG 1:00.24.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Claudia Acosta, HG 55.56.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Sidney Starman, CR 5:19.12.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens (no names given) 1:46.86.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Angelina Roque, FERG 1:03.02, 2. Madison Schain, PAL 1:04.18, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, HML 1:04.51.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:08.36, 2. Hailey Jerew, CB 1:08.61, 3. Caroline Rodriguez, TERR 1:14.27.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 3:54.99 (Claudia Acosta, Jenneily Motes, Daniela Curbelo, Jennifer Rodriguez), 2. Coral Reef 3:59.07, 3. MAST Academy 4:00.75.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Wins Combined, Boys Team Titles At FGC Senior Championships; Five-Peats JOs, Seniors In Same Season


By Sharon Robb

March 26, 2017—-The winning tradition continues at South Florida Aquatic Club.

With a combination of depth, talent and confidence, SOFLO swimmers captured the combined and boys’ team titles Sunday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

SOFLO won the combined team title with a 145-point cushion with 2,748 points. Gulliver Swim Club was second with 2,571 and Pine Crest Swimming was third with 2,122 points.

In the friendly confines of their home Academic Village Swimming Pool, SOFLO swimmers added another page to its history books.

With 57 talented swimmers, SOFLO got its’ five-peat. After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall earlier this month, the team captured both Seniors and JO titles in the same season for the fifth time in the team’s 17 years of existence.

“For us to be able to pull off the double of winning JOs and Seniors, that’s just crazy,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said after getting thrown into the pool during the post-meet celebration. “They found a way to win.”

Even more impressive is SOFLO accomplished the feat with no pro swimmers group.

“Our swimmers feel comfortable in our own pool,” Anderson said. “The fact we had a group that didn’t consist of pros motivated them even more. It seems more satisfying in a way to do it with our kids that have been here. I can appreciate it more for us.”

After several seconds and thirds, Kelley Heron, 17, won her first high point award since age 10 with 159 points, ahead of Jessica Nava of Pine Crest Swim Team with 149 and SOFLO teammate Jessica Rodriguez with 142.

Kathleen Golding, 16, won the 15-16 high point award with 203 points, edging out Mary Smutny, 16, of AquaKids Sharks with 200.

SOFLO had three boys in the Top 10 15-16 high point. Samuel Quintero, 16, was third with 130 points; Rafael Rodriguez, 15, was fourth with 128 points and Luke Lezotte, 16, who had a huge breakthrough meet, was tenth with 97 points.

SOFLO had two boys in the Top 10 open high point. Ervin Marin, 17, was fifth with 124 points and Ricardo Roche, 16, tied for sixth with 115 points.

Jennifer Rodriguez made her first-ever cut for the Futures Championships.

“We got some high quality swims from kids that have been loyal to our program for four or five years,” Anderson said. “It is a very satisfying accomplishment do it with the kids that we have.”

SOFLO girls opened with a win in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.97 with Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta and Kathleen Golding.

Among other Top 3 finishers were:

Golding, first, 50-yard butterfly, 24.98, one of five SOFLO swimmers in the finals; first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.36; and second, 50-yard freestyle, 23.23.

Atkinson, after a long layoff, first in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.51.

Ricardo Roche won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:44.8

Heron, second, 100-yard backstroke, 57.95.

“I am definitely enjoying this,” Anderson said. “I am very satisfied where our staff and team is and progress and maturity of our team. We have not only cultivated a culture but we are growing it as well. We are consistently growing athletes and that’s a really good feeling to have.”

Jennifer Martin, 36, a sergeant with the Pembroke Pines Police Department training for the Aug. 6-16 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, got in some great racing against swimmers half her age.

Martin anchored SOFLO’s seventh place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:50.39; was 12th in the 50-yard butterfly in 27.79; and 15th

in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.24.

SOFLO hosted the seniors meet for the fifth time and will again host next year.

“I felt the effort everywhere from the coaches and officials to the volunteers and parents,” Anderson said. “We had some good input from the other coaches and a lot of really positive feedback. I can’t thank our officials and volunteers enough. We not only ran an efficient meet, but it was a first-class meet as well.”

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 2,748, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 2,571.5, 3. Pine Crest 2,122, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,722, 5. Metro Aquatics 1,454.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,303.5, 7. Azura 909.5, 8. Miami Swimming 742, 9. AquaKids Sharks 688.5, 10. Jupiter Dragons 513.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,431, 2. Gulliver 1,179.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 1,110.5, 4. East Coast 835, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 772, 6. Azura 622.5, 7. Pine Crest 559.5, 8. Miami Swimming 385, 9. Lake Lytal Lightning 358, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 344.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 1,562.5, 2. Gulliver 1392, 3. SOFLO 1,317, 4. East Coast 887, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 531.5, 6. AquaKids Sharks 524.5, 7. Jupiter 449, 8. Miami Swimming 357, 9. Metro Aquatics 344, 10. North Palm Beach 330.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

1.SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta, Kathleen Golding) 1:42.97, 2. Pine Crest 1:45.54, 3. East Coast 1:48.54, 7. SOFLO B (Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Katrina Del Vecchio, Jennifer Martin) 1:50.39.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 55.90, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 56.12, 3. Gaby Antonini, GRSC 56.25; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 55.08, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 57.95, 3. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 58.21; SOFLO: 9. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.50, 13. Daniela Curbelo 1:02.95, 19. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:05.12.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 24.98, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.00, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 25.14; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 24.51, 2. Jessica Nava, PC 25.25, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 25.42; SOFLO: 4. Catalina Mendieta 25.77, 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 26.83, 8. Kelley Heron 26.89, 10. Daniela Curbelo 27.39, 12. Jennifer Marin 27.79, 13. Jessica Rodriguez 28.05, 17. Natasha Testa 28.41.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Hailey Jerew, AKS 1:03.99, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:04.65, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 1:05.48; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:05.99, 9. Elise Larin 1:09.75; Open, 1. Patricia Casella, Azura 1:03.77, 2. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 1:05.68, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 1:05.94; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 1:06.28, 5. Molly Golding 1:08.25, 16. Sara Quintero 1:15.93.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.21, 2. Kathleen Golding 23.23, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 23.46; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, PC 23.25, 2. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 23.52, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 23.71; SOFLO: 13. Catalina Mendieta 25.10, 15. Jennifer Martin 25.24.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:00.36, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:02.66, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.82; SOFLO: 12. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:13.58; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:03.27, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 2:07.39, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 2:07.63; SOFLO: 5. Kelley Heron 2:08.54, 12. Daniela Curbelo 2:14.04, 16. Sara Quintero 2:21.36.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 16:57.40, 2. Avery Sanquist, JDST 17:42.40, 3. Adrianna Barone, PC 18:06.02.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Pine Crest 3:47.29, 2. East Coast 3:55.18, 3. Gulliver 3:55.27, 4. SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Catalina Mendieta) 3:55.91, 6. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Jessica Rodriguez, Alia Atkinson, Maya Coffey) 4:00.32.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:33.44, 2. Gulliver 1:33.83, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:33.91, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Luke Lezotte) 1:36.90, 10. SOFLO B (Kevin Porto, Ervin Marin, Juan Serna, Heath Brames) 1:40.03.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 50.89, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 51.95, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 52.57; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 54.50, 14. Leonardo Mateus 56.88; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 47.92, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 50.22, 3. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 50.78; SOFLO: 8. Ricardo Roche 52.71, 14. Kevin Porto 54.74, 16. Juan Diaz 55.20, 17. Luis Villanueva 55.30.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 22.55, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 22.76, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 22.88; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 23.36, 10. Juan Serna 24.12; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 22.27, 2. AJ Barbar, WA 22.34, 3. Edson Lima, Unattached 22.34; SOFLO: 12. Ervin Marin 24.17, 13. Kevin Porto 24.21, 16. Max Asnis 24.54, 18. Luis Villanueva 24.88.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.03, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:00.10, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:00.30; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 1:00.64, 9. Tyler Bland 1:02.09; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 57.25, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, GRSC 57.59, 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 58.14; SOFLO: 7. Marc Rojas 58.76, 11. Ervin Marin 59.21.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 21.26, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 21.53, 3. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 21.55; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 21.69, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 22.45, 11. Juan Serna 22.39; Open, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.86, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 21.21, 3. Steven Aimable, Unattached 21.22; SOFLO: 10. Luke Lezotte 22.03, 15. Max Asnis 22.17.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 1:55.07, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:58.05, 3. Juan Zapata, Unattached 1:58.98; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 2:00.65, 10. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.38, 19. Sebastian Sevilla 2:07.40; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:51.07, 2. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:53.99, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 1:54.62; SOFLO: 7. Max Asnis 1:57.28, 8. Luis Villanueva 2:00.14, 13. CJ Kopecki 2:01.50, 16. Juan Diaz 2:02.85.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 15:44.80, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 15:55.66, 3. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 16:09.66; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 16:11.07, 10. Leonardo Mateus 16:43.90, 27. Tomas Pelaez 17:52.04.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:22.80, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:23.81, 3. Gulliver 3:28.66, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Kevin Porto) 3:33.37, 10. SOFLO B (Rafael Rodriguez, Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna) 3:38.30.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

TYR JULY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Jennifer Rodriguez


By Sharon Robb

Jennifer Rodriguez needed a break from swimming.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer took time off from October, 2015 to March, 2016.

Rodriguez, 16, a sophomore at Hialeah Gardens High School, stayed in shape running the two-mile distance race and 4×200-yard relay for her high school track team.

“I was a little burned out on swimming,” Rodriguez said. “I thought I should take a little break to see if I wanted to continue swimming. I needed to recharge my batteries.

“In the beginning it was nice to have the break but then I started missing it after a while and I came back. I missed my friends and coaches and training and competing at swim meets.”

Rodriguez wasted no time getting back into swim shape. She trained with the senior development group for two weeks before resuming training with Gold Group and Coach Travis Lockie.

“It didn’t take me that long to get back into shape,” Rodriguez said. “I felt a little lazy without swimming. I ran track. I didn’t stop exercising.”

That was obvious at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships in July in Coral Springs. She first won the 15-16 50-meter breaststroke in 35.76, just 0.16 off her best time. She also won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:46.28. She was the lone SOFLO champion, boy or girl, at the meet.

Rodriguez finished her most successful meet with a third-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:16.52. She also led off SOFLO’s 800-meter freestyle relay that finished fifth in 9:21.71 with teammates Abby Oyetunji, Isabella DiSalvo and Emiliana Pelaez.

“I was happiest with senior champs,” Rodriguez said. “I was motivated. I saw I was ranked first on the psych sheet and thought oh my God, I can actually win and I won.”

Rodriguez comes from a swimming family. Her older brother, Alex, and sister, Jessica are swimmers and compete for SOFLO. Her dad was a swimmer and her mother a gymnast.

“When I was 4-years-old I watched my brother practice,” Rodriguez said. “He started swimming before me and my sister. It looked like fun.”

Rodriguez, whose idol is now-retired Olympic breaststroker Rebecca Soni, is working toward qualifying for her first state high school meet.

“I am happy with my swimming now,” she said. “The break was good. Now I am more into it and doing a lot better.”

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Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Finishes Among Top 10 At FGC Senior Long Course Championships, Busy Summer Continues


By Sharon Robb

July 25, 2016—-South Florida Aquatic Club finished eighth among a 37-team field at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Championships Sunday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions in Coral Springs.

SOFLO, with 34 swimmers, finished with 518 points. Swim Fort Lauderdale captured the combined team title with 1,085 points and defending champion Gulliver Swim Club was runner-up with 990.50 points.

The busy summer continues for SOFLO swimmers and coaches with several meets coming up including the Aug. 3-4 U.S. Open Swimming Championships, Aug. 4-7 Futures Championships in Atlanta, Aug. 2-6 Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Cary, N.C. and Aug. 2-6 Southern Zone Senior Championships in Tupelo, Miss.

Among SOFLO top finishers on the final day were:

Jennifer Rodriguez, 15, finished her most successful meet with a third-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:16.52.

Luke Lezotte, 15, was second in the 15-16 50-meter butterfly in 26.96. He swam back-to-back best times in the prelims in 27.72 and lowered it in finals in 26.96. Lezotte was also seventh in 25.35.

Tyler Bland, 15, was fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:11.52.

Emiliana Pelaez, 17, was seventh in the open 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.75.

Sam Asnis, 17, was seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:43.27.

Kevin Porto, 16, was eighth in the 15-16 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.45. He was also tenth in the 50-meter freestyle in a best time 25.80.

Samuel Quintero, 15, was tenth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:05.76. Quintero was also six in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:11.80.

SOFLO’s top high point finishers were:

Samuel Quintero, 15, was ninth among 15-16 boys with 72 points.

Two-time senior title winner Jennifer Rodriguez, 15, was 15th among 15-16, girls finishing with 56 points.

Kevin Porto, 16, was 19th among 15-16 boys with 50 points.

Tyler Bland, 15, was 22nd among 15-16 boys with 43 points.

Luke Lezotte, 15, was 32nd among 15-16 boys with 29 points.

Because of the weather, meet officials cancelled the night session’s relays.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,085, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 990.50, 3. Metro Aquatics 763, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 676, 5. Azura 635.50, 6. T2 Aquatics 578, 7. North Palm Beach 577, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 518, 9. Jupiter Dragons 458, 10. Lake Lytal Lightning 437.

GIRLS

100-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest Swimming 1:05.28; SOFLO: 18. Kellie Wilcox 1:15.83, best time, 37. Katherine De Barros 1:18.12, 41. Abby Oyetunji 1:18.97, 44. Raquel Lugo 1:20.44; Open, 1. Rose Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 1:07.69; SOFLO: 28. Isabella Di Salvo 1:16.79, 36. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:17.42, 38. Daniela Curbelo 1:17.61, 43. Rebekah Ling 1:19.37.

50-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest Swimming 28.03; SOFLO: 38. Elise Larin 33.86, best time, 43. Abby Oyetunji 34.12, 44. Raquel Lugo 34.17, 48. Alexandra Crespo 34.47, best time, 60. Isabel Shashaty 35.54; Open, 1. Osianna McReed, Westminster Academy 29.09; SOFLO: 16. Natasha Testa 31.97, 27. Daniela Curbelo 32.52, 37. Isabella Di Salvo 33.10, 43. Alana Acevedo 33.35, 48. Emiliana Pelaez 33.63, 66. Stephanie Mlujeak 35.34, 72. Madison Johnson 36.06.

100-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Haiey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:15.25; SOFLO: 3. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:16.52, best time, 13. Elise Larin, 1:21.38, 35. Katherine De Barros 1:29.09, 36. Kellie Wilcox 1:29.44; Open, 1. Emily Kopas, SFTL 1:10.94; SOFLO: 7. Emiliana Pelaez 1:19.75.

50-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 26.95; SOFLO: 31. Jennifer Rodriguez 30.22, best time, 39. Elise Larin 30.51, best time, 41. Abby Oyetunji 30.57, 51. Isabel Shashaty 31.00, 63. Kellie Wilcox 31.50, 80. Raquel Lugo 33.34; Open, 1. Mckenna Keith, Unattached 27.33; SOFLO: 44. Marianna Serrao 30.31, 48. Isabella DiSalvo 30.44, 75. Alana Acevedo 31.65, 78. Stephanie Mlujeak 31.87, 82. Natasha Testa 32.34, 83. Madison Johnson 32.84.

200-meter individual medley:

15-16, 1. Alessandra Baldari, North Palm Beach 2:20.67; Open, 1. Emily Kopas, SFTL 2:21.11; SOFLO: 13. Marianna Serrao 2:37.42, best time.

1500-meter freestyle:

14-and-under, 1. Paola Carlesso, Unattached 19:18.80; 15-16, 1. Alicia Mancilla, Gulliver 17:23.67; 17-and-over, 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Gulliver 17:04.21.

BOYS

100-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. George Lubian, Flying Fish 1:00.66; SOFLO: 8. Kevin Porto 1:05.45, 10. Samuel Quintero 1:05.76, 32. Juan Osorio 1:09.51, best time; Open, 1. Carolus Josefina, East Coast 59.93; SOFLO: 13. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:04.39, 21. Jonathan Farah 1:05.20.

50-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, Pompano Beach 26.90; SOFLO: 2. Luke Lezotte 26.96, finals best time, 27.72, prelims best time, 13. Kevin Porto 27.94, 34. Juan Osorio 29.47, best time, 49. Wyatt Jennessee 30.32; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 25.46; SOFLO: 29. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 28.13, 52. Tyler Gibson 29.69, best time, 73. Emmanuel Ortiz 33.84.

100-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Teolio Darias, Gulliver 1:07.71; SOFLO: 5. Tyler Bland 1:11.52, best time, 6. Samuel Quintero 1:11.80, best time, 30. Wyatt Jennessee 1:20.84; Open, 1. Greg Penny, STSA 1:05.49; SOFLO: 25. Tyler Gibson 1:17.68, 36. Emmanuel Ortiz 1:25.99.

50-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Unattached 24.61; SOFLO: 7. Luke Lezotte 25.35, 10. Kevin Porto 25.80, best time, 21. Tomas Pelaez 26.65, best time, 45. Juan Osorio 27.57, best time, 72. Tyler Bland 28.24, 81. Wyatt Jennessee 28.53; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 23.96; SOFLO: 45. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 26.50, 91. Emmanuel Ortiz 28.22.

200-meter individual medley:

15-16, 1. Jorge Depassier, Unattached 2:11.51; SOFLO: 11. Samuel Quintero 2:20.84, best time; Open, 1. Boleck De Pawlikowski, Metro Aquatics 2:08.24.

1500-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Andrew Kalaman, SRQ 16:33.67; SOFLO: 11. Juan Diaz 17:49.01, 12. Tomas Pelaez 17:55.17; 17-and-over, 1. Alex Cronin, Jupiter 16:08.96; SOFLO: 7. Sam Asnis 18:43.27.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com