Elena Dinehart SOFLO Top Finisher On Final Day Of TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, May 3, 2021—Elena Dinehart saved her best for last on the fourth and final day of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup Sunday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Dinehart, 16, finished second in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:17.97, shaving 2.32 seconds off her previous best of 2:20.29 and cracking 2 minutes in the event for the first time. She was fourth fastest qualifier in prelims in 2:22.55.

It was her fourth event of the meet and seventh swim. Dinehart finished with 23 points in high point.

Twin sister Olivia Dinehart, 16, finished eighth in high point with 62 points. On Sunday, she was sixth in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:23.24, dropping 0.17. She was also 19th in the 100-meter freestyle in 59.58. She competed in six events and had 12 swims.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Dominic Bono, 17, eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:14.97.

Juan Mora, 16, was ninth in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 52.91, dropping 0.84 from his previous best.

SOFLO girls finished fifth in the team standings with 100 points and boys team was eighth with 87, both top finishers among Florida Gold Coast teams.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition featured four host sites across the country including California, Iowa, Virginia and Florida, all scheduled through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

The event was the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

SUNDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 334, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 242, 3. Tampa Elite 139, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 107.50, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 100, 6. Tampa Bay 98, 7. Flying Fish Arizona 85, 8. Indian River Aquatics 79, 9. Planet Swim 72, 10. tie, St. Andrew’s, Area Tallahassee 70, 24. Jupiter Dragons 15.

WOMEN HIGH POINT: 1. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 98, 2. Paige Housman, Flying Fish Arizona 85, 3. Ella Bathurst, Tampa Elite 79; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 62, 41. Elena Dinehart 23, 47. Maddie Smutny 15.

WOMEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Kirsti McEnroe, YSSC 56.49, 2. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 56.62, 3. Micayla Cronk, Blue Dolfins 56.72; FGC: 16. Erin Miller, St. Andrew’s 1:00.89; SOFLO: 19. Olivia Dinehart 59.58.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Hayden Penny, YSSC 2:16.27, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:17.97, time drop 2.32, 3. Alexandra Stein, RATS 2:21.70.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:16.45, 2. Ella Bathurst, TEAM 2:17.14, 3. Annika McEnroe, YSSC 2:17.29; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:23.24, time drop 0.17.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Julia Brzozowski, SRQ 17:11.26, 2. Paige Housman, FAST 17:23.69, 3. Cadence Fort, GCST 17:25.18.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 274, 2. Sarasota Tsunami 177, 3. T2 Aquatics 147, 4. Tampa Bay AC 109, 5. Blue Dolfins 94, 6. tie, Carpet Capital, YMCA of the Triangle Area, 90, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 87, 9. Flying Fish Arizona 83, 10. Ensworth Aquatics 69, 13. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 57, 14. North Palm Beach 47, 25. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 26, 27. Hurricane Aquatics 20, 32. Miami Country Day 13, 33. Sunrise Swimming 6.

MEN HIGH POINT: 1. Mason Laur, T2 Aquatics 88, 2. Samuel Hoover, North Carolina Aquatic Club 77, 3. Matthew Fallon, Unattached-SPA 73; SOFLO: 16. Miguel Sierra 42, 34. Juan Mora 29, 45. Dominic Bono 16.

MEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. John Alexy, Unattached 50.08, 2. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 50.84, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.15; SOFLO: 6. Miguel Sierra 53.37, 9. Juan Mora 52.91, time drop 0.84; FGC: 7. Maximillian Zum Tobel, SAS 59.67, 13. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 58.61.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Brandon Miller, NCAC 2:02.47, 2. Evan Keough, SRQ 2:02.74, 3. Hayden Kwan, USC 2:03.23; SOFLO: 8. Dominic Bono 2:14.97; FGC: 11. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:11.08.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Henry Bethel, CCAC 2:04.06, 2. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 2:04.18, 3. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 2:05.50; FGC: 18. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:14.00; SOFLO: 20. Dominic Bono 2:16.67.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay 8:15.10, 2. Aidan Reagan, FAST 8:19.16, 3. Conor Cranfield, SWIM 8:31.46.

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

Michelle Morgan, Joshua Brown Win Opening Day Events At TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 29, 2021—The TYR 18&Under Spring Cup got under way Thursday with distance events at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Michelle Morgan, 16, of Pipeline Swimming won the women’s 800-meter freestyle in 9:00.53 ahead of Paige Housman, 16, of Flying Fish Arizona in 9:01.74.

Erin Miller, 16, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics coming off two open water events, was 13th in 9:20.03. She was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer in the field.

Joshua Brown, 18, of Highlander Aquatics won the men’s 1500-meter freestyle in 15:48.87. Andrew Taylor of Tampa Bay Aquatics was second in 15:49.77. No Florida Gold Coast swimmers were in the men’s event.

Blue Dolfins lead the women’s team standings after Day One with 33 points. Pipeline Swimming is second with 20. St. Andrew’s is 11th with four points.

Area Tallahassee lead the men’s team standings with 31 points. Highlander Aquatic Club is second with 20 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Elena Dinehart, 16, 200-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly; Olivia Dinehart, 16, 100-meter breaststroke and 400 IM; Maddie Smutny, 15, 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly; Dominic Bono, 17, 400 IM; Miguel Sierra, 18, 100 butterfly and Juan Mora, 18, 100 breaststroke begin competing on Friday.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday’s events are: 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 33, 2. Pipeline Swimming 20, 3. Flying Fish 17, 4. Area Tallahassee 15, 5. Gulf Coast 14, 11. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 4.

WOMEN
800-meter freestyle:

  1. Michelle Morgan, PIP 9:00.53, 2. Paige Housman, FLYF 9:01.74, 3. Carlie Rose, BD 9:02.23; FGC: 13. Erin Miller, SAS 9:20.03.

MEN
MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Area Tallahassee 31, 2. Highlander Aquatic Club 20, 3. Tampa Bay 17, 4. Flying Fish Arizona 14, 5. T2 Aquatics 13, 6. Blue Dolfins 12.

1500-meter freestyle:

  1. Joshua Brown, HIGH 15:48.87, 2. Andrew Taylor, TB 15:49.77, 3. Stuart Higdon, AT 15:56.66

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

SOFLO Super Six Will Compete In TYR 18&Under Spring Cup That Begins Thursday


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 28, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup that begins Thursday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Fifteen-year-old U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Maddie Smutny heads SOFLO’s contingent that also includes twin sisters Olivia and Elena Dinehart, 16, Dominic Bono, 17, Juan Mora, 16, and Miguel Sierra, 16. They will swim a total of 27 individual events.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday. The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif. location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams will have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Smutny made her first trials cut in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:14.37 at the Piranhas Senior Invitational in March. She dipped under the first wave cut of 2:14.59.

Smutny is entered in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.

Bono, headed to Youngstown State University in the fall, is entered in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter backstroke.

Elena Dinehart will swim the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke.

Olivia Dinehart is entered in six events: 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, 200- and 400-meter individual medley and 100- and 400-meter freestyle. She is seeded first in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:37.29.

Mora will swim the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes and 100-meter freestyle.

Sierra is entered in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events, 50- and 100-meter freestyles and 100-meter backstroke.

Thursday’s timed final events are the women’s 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle at 5 p.m. Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

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

SOFLO’s Atkinson, Dinehart, Mora, Sierra, Relays Come Up Big; SOFLO Extends Lead On Day Three Of FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 20, 2021–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club continued to steamroll through the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Led by two relay and four individual victories, SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 1,434.5 points and has all but clinched its seventh team title against a field of 25 teams.

SOFLO has more than doubled the points of second place Gulliver Swim Club with 502.5 and Pine Crest Swimming with 473.

SOFLO women’s team leads the 20-team women’s field with 698.5 points followed by Pine Crest Swimming with 396 and Midtown Weston Aquatics with 335.

SOFLO men’s team has pulled away from the field of 21 teams with 736 points. Gulliver is second with 267 and Metro Aquatics is third with 231.

“We had a lot of kids really step it up in the 200 freestyle, which was really nice,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “And, our breaststrokers, to have four in the finals for men and to back it up with four in finals for the butterfly, that’s pretty solid.”

SOFLO had another outstanding night in the championship finals.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, won the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:13.50, shaving 1.69 seconds off her previous best of 2:15.19.

Juan Mora, 16, broke 2 minutes for the first time to win the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:59.88, dropping 2.49 seconds off his previous best of 2:02.37. He just missed the 15-16 Florida Gold Coast record of 1:59.22. Anderson said “that was a spectacular swim for him, that was probably the swim of the night.”

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 32, won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time and pool record 52.01, dropping an impressive 6.44 seconds off her previous best of 58.45. Atkinson broke her own pool record of 52.62 set in 2015.

Miguel Sierra, 17, won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.73, just missing the 2018 pool record of 48.53 set by SOFLO teammate Miguel Cancel.

SOFLO got off to a good start in morning prelims, sweeping the 200-yard medley relays.

The women finished one-three in the relay. The “A” relay of Elena Dinehart, Alia Atkinson, Paige Lane and Olivia Dinehart won in 1:46.71. The “B” relay of Lucy Smutny, Sophia Grubbs, Maddie Smutny and Mallory Schleicher finished in 1:50.25.

The men’s “A” relay of Andres Lares, Juan Mora, Miguel Sierra and Michael Arias won in 1:32.94. The “B” relay of Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Matthew Tarafa and Agustin Rodriguez was eighth in 1:39.12.

“The kids bounced back from yesterday,” Anderson said. “Our 200 freestyle relays were pretty solid yesterday but today to come back in the medley and have our women go one-three and our men go one-eight, that’s a huge feat.

“They really stepped up. We are a little better in the medley because we specialize in all different areas in our club. It truly, truly really did help to do that and to do it with Julio today I thought it showed a lot of depth.”

Honduran Olympic hopeful Julio Horrego scratched Saturday’s events because of illness.

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 17, 200-yard freestyle, fourth 1:50.85, time drop 1.22.

Andres Lares, 21, 200-yard freestyle, fourth, 1:40.28, time drop 4.33.

Maddie Smutny, 15, 100-yard butterfly, third, 55.91, time drop 0.21.

Other winners were:

UCLA-commit Paige MacEachern, 18, Pine Crest Swimming, 200-yard freestyle in a thrilling race against Anna Auld of East Coast Aquaticss, 1:50.01-1:50.12.

Patrick Groters, swimming unattached for Pine Crest and coached by his older brother and Giants Aquatics head coach Jordy Groters in Aruba, in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.86. Groters plans to take a year off from college and train with his brother for a year.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets Booster Club are hosting the well-organized four-day meet.

In a perfectly-choreographed and synchronized pre-final National Anthem ceremony coordinated by Coach George Mersinger, SOFLO’s Dippers swam the length of the short-course lane with small flags attached to their kick boards. The final swimmer swam with a pair of goggles in honor of swimmer Nicholas Dworet, killed in the Feb. 14, 2018 Marjory Douglas High School mass shooting.

SOFLO has 63 swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (39 male and 24 female) in 320 individual events and four relays.

On Sunday, women’s prelims are 8 a.m., men’s prelims are 11 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. The 1,650-yard freestyle is 3:05 p.m.

Sunday’s events are: 1,650-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks and maintain six feet in social distancing.

The meet is being live streamed on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI6cfEbSKfHp5b7ooXSV5Q.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,434.5, 2. Gulliver 502.5, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 473, 4. Metro Aquatic Club 436, 5. Midtown Weston 376, 6. Jupiter Dragons 335, 7. TS Aquatics 294.5, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 284.5, 9. East Coast Aquatic Club 201, 10. Plantation Swim Team 199.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 698.5, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 396, 3. Midtown Weston 335, 4. Gulliver 235.5, 5. Metro Aquatics 205, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 204.5, 7. East Coast Aquatic 201, 8. Jupiter Dragons 191, 9. TS Aquatics 117.5, 10. Coral Springs 88.

MEN TEAM TOTALS:

  1. South Florida Aquatic Club 736, 2. Gulliver 267, 3. Metro Aquatics 231, 4. Plantation Swim Team 199, 5. TS Aquatics 177, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 168, 7. Jupiter 144, 8. Sunrise Swimming 111, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 93, 10. Ransom Everglades 89.

WOMEN
200-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO A 1:46.71 (Elena Dinehart, Alia Atkinson, Paige Lane, Olivia Dinehart), 2. Midtown Weston 1:49.83, 3. SOFLO B 1:50.25 (Lucy Smutny, Sophia Grubbs, Maddie Smutny, Mallory Schleicher).

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Paige Maceachern, PC 1:50.01, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 1:50.12, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:50.30; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 1:50.85, time drop 3.16, 5. Maddie Smutny 1:51.42, time drop 3.01, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:51.74, time drop 3.63, 21. Mariangela Cincotti 1:56.14, time drop 3.01, 23. Lucy Smutny 1:57.00, time drop 1.90, 26. Jennamarie Brames 1:57.62, time drop 1.30.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:13.50, time drop 3.47, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:15.02, time drop 5.24, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:18.75; SOFLO: 8. Molly Golding 2:23.39, time drop 1.84, 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:24.06, time drop 3.04, 10. Sally Golding 2:26.23, time drop 1.93, 15. Sabrina Osorio 2:30.80, time drop 1.77, 26. Ana Frable 2:39.54, time drop 2.08.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 52.01, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 54.98, 3. tie, Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 55.91, time drop 2.65 and Nicole Aguilar, WOW 55.91; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 57.28, time drop 0.97, 9. Molly Golding 57.59, time drop 0.51, 10. Paige Lane 57.73, 11. Elena Dinehart 56.34, time drop 2.73, 23. Sara Quintero 59.02, time drop 1.92.

MEN
200-yard medley relay:

  1. SOFLO A 1:32.94, 2. Plantation Swim Team 1:34.98, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:36.60, 8. SOFLO B 1:39.12 (Juan Colmenares, Javier Roman, Matthew Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez).

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Patrick Groters, Unattached-Pine Crest 1:38.86, 2. Noah Mascoll-Gomes, AZ 1:39.36, 3. Kyle Korvick, GULL 1:39.74; SOFLO: 4. Andres Lares 1:40.28, time drop 0.14, 12. Michael Arias 1:42.76, 13. Matthew Tarafa 1:42.95, time drop 2.86, 16. Agustin Rodriguez 1:44.62, time drop 1.74.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:59.88, time drop 0.78, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:00.92, 3. Jacques Sonnier, BRST 2:04.91; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 2:10.21, time drop 1.13, 10. Christopher Hau 2:13.25, 11. Alex Golding 2:10.90, time drop 3.30, 16. Anthony Robaina 2:15.67, time drop 1.36, 20. Manuel Melendez 2:17.97, 22. John Paul Handal 2:15.64, time drop 3.63, 25. Alan Bertea 2:17.31, time drop 1.97, 29. Garrett Oliver 2:20.44.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 48.73, time drop 0.57, 2. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, AZ 49.13, 3. Eddy Marin, TSA 49.62; SOFLO: 17. Juan Colmenares 52.25, time drop 0.04, 19. Philopatier Ibrahim 52.79, 30. Alejandro Mateus 54.12.

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

SOFLO Off To “Phenomenal” Start At FGC Senior Championships, Breaks Two Florida Gold Coast Records


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, March 18, 2021–Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club opened the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships with a bang Thursday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO broke two men’s Florida Gold Coast records and compiled a whopping 438 points to lead the combined team standings, 177 points to lead the women’s field and 261 to lead the men’s field in the 30-team meet.

SOFLO’s Honduran Olympic hopeful Julio Horrego, 22, broke the FGC open record and teammate Juan Mora, 16, broke the 15-16 record in the 100-yard individual medley.

The Honduran national record holder won in a lifetime-best 49.85, breaking 50 seconds for the first time and dropping 2.05 seconds. Mora was second in 50.16, also a best time dropping 2.32 seconds.

The previous 100 individual medley FGC record was 49.98 set by former Bolles and Nova Southeastern University swimmer Marco Aldabe of Spain.

SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson called the team’s performance “phenomenal.”

“The highlight of the night was the 100 IM with Julio and Juan breaking the Gold Coast record,” Anderson said. “That was phenomenal.

“That was the best girls session we have had in years, only two didn’t go best times,” Anderson said. “The boys also had 90 percent best times.

“We put in a lot of work,” Anderson said. “We wanted to peak for this meet. All the long course training paid off. We battle tested ourselves at Sectionals and the Piranhas meets. It was a total team effort. We put this thing together to have a lot of great results. The kids are so excited. We want to ride this momentum and keep going with it.”

Other top four SOFLO finishers were:

Miguel Sierra, 17, 500-yard freestyle, second, 4:35.23, time drop 11.02.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, 500-yard freestyle, third, 4:52.65, time drop 3.21.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, 500-yard freestyle, fourth 4:55.08, time drop 4.19.

In other results:

Palm Beach County Swimmer of the Year Anna Auld, 17, of East Coast Aquatic Club was a double winner. The University of Florida-bound swimmer won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.80 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.04.

Broward County Swimmer of the Year and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Julia Podkoscielny, 16, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 56.61, shaving 3.49 seconds off her previous best of 1:00.10 and breaking 1 minute for the first time.

Patrick Doyle, 18, of Sunrise Swimming won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:32.34, bettering his previous best of 4:41.99.

Aruba Olympic hopeful and national record holder Patrick Groters, 22, of Pine Crest Swimming won the 400-yard individual medley in 3:59.04.

Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club and Comets Booster Club are hosting the four-day meet.

SOFLO is going after its seventh senior championships title with a talent-laden squad.

SOFLO has 63 swimmers, ages 15-and-over, (39 male and 24 female) in 320 individual events and four relays.

The remainder of the weekend women’s prelims are 8 a.m., men’s prelims are 11 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. On Sunday the 1,650-yard freestyle is 2:45 p.m.

Friday’s events are: 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed at the meet. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks and maintain six feet in social distancing.

The meet is being live streamed on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI6cfEbSKfHp5b7ooXSV5Q.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 438, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 115, 3. Gulliver 94, 4. Midtown Weston 84, 5. Metro Aquatics 79, 6. East Coast Aquatic Club 69, 7. Wahoos of Wellington 61, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 59, 9. Plantation Swim Team 49, 10. tie, Sunrise Swimming, TS Aquatics 47.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 177, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 91, 3. Midtown Weston 84, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 69, 5. Wahoos of Wellington 61, 6. Gulliver 39, 7. Metro Aquatics 32, 8. TS Aquatics 27, 9. Unattached SOFLO 26, 10. Coral Springs 20.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 261, 2. Gulliver 55, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 50, 4. Plantation 49, 5. Metro Aquatics 47, 6. Olympus 29, 7. Sunrise 28, 8. Pine Crest 24, 9. tie, Ransom Everglades, Coral Springs 23.

WOMEN
100-yard individual medley:

  1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 56.61, 2. Megan Murphy, ECAC 58.52, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.36; SOFLO: 7. Sophia Grubbs, 1:00.69, time drop 2.47; 12. Natalie Gembicki 1:01.40, time drop 1.94, 23. Sara Quintero 1:02.76, time drop 1.70; 42. Sabrina Osorio 1:05.22, time drop 2.03, 53. Sofia Osorio 1:06.79, 54. Andreas Freites 1:06.87, time drop 0.97, 61. Jena Legaspi 1:07.84, 62. Ana Frable 1:07.98.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:48.80, 2. Paige Maceachern, PC 4:50.33, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:52.65, best time 3.21; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 4:55.08, time drop 4.19, 6. Maddie Smutny 4:58.43, time drop 1.53, 7. Elena Dinehart 4:59.38, time drop 7.29, 10. Lucy Smutny 5:07.07, 13. Michelle Marinheiro 5:10.89, time drop 8.05, 15. Jennamarie Brames 5:11.73, time drop 10.51, 20. Alexis Christensen 5:17.43, 21. Mariangela Cincotti 5:18.64, 23. Sarah Acevedo 6:19.21.

400-yard individual medley:

  1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:18.04, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 4:31.47, time drop 2.39, 3. Sophia Perez 4:33.46; SOFLO: 4. Sally Golding 4:34.47, time drop 4.67, 9. Sophia Grubbs 4:42.42, time drop 12.91, 14. Sabrina Osorio 4:51.38, time drop 3.07.

MEN
100-yard individual medley:

  1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 49.85, time drop 2.05, FGC record, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO, 50.16, time drop 2.32, FGC record, 3. Eddy Martin, TSA 52.30; SOFLO: SOFLO: 9. Juan Colmenares 54.15, time drop 2.23, 10. Matthew Tarafa 54.30, time drop 1.57, 13. tie, Ricardo Roche 54.61, time drop 1.45 and Dominic Bono 54.61, time drop 2.13, 18. Aldo Zepeda 55.69, time drop 2.86, 21. John Paul Handal 56.21, time drop 0.85, 27. Zackary Harris 56.50, time drop 1.71, 28. Manuel Melendez 56.56, 33. Leonardo Mateus 56.85, 35. Christoper Hau 56.86, time drop 1.95, 37. Anthony Robaina 57.17, time drop 1.92, 41. Garrett Oliver 57.71, time drop 1.48, 47. Tristan Wilson 58.14, time drop 0.66, 48. Alan Bertea 58.19, time drop 1.66, 56. Brennan Binder 58.90, 59. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 59.11, time drop 1.53, 63. Nicholas Chaimowicz 59.77.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:32.34, 2. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 4:35.23, time drop 11.02, 3. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:36.08; SOLO: 6. Andres Lares 4:40.54, time drop 23.82, 7. Agustin Rodriguez 4:42.02, 9. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:44.82, 12. Javier Roman 4:48.37, time drop 4.53, 14. Ivan Grass 4:50.52, time drop 10.02, 17. Enrique Rodriguez 4:51.37, 23. Austin Nelson 4:54.95, time drop 8.98, 31. Robert Wilson 4:59.83, 40. Christian Tijero 5:03.08, time drop 4.33.

400-yard individual medley:

  1. Patrick Groters, PC 3:59.04,2. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:01.50, 3. Dario Martin, OC 4:07.41; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 4:13.54, time drop 6.72, 8. Alex Golding 4:14.56, 9. Leonardo Mateus 4:14.89, 10. Javier Roman 4:16.04, time drop 0.66, 13. John Paul Handal 4:17.69, 14. Alejandro Mateus 4:17.71, time drop 0.75, 19. Alan Bertea 4:25.85, time drop 10.77, 25. Christopher Hau 4:31.00, time drop 1.15, 26. Nick Chaimowicz 4:31.43, 29. Manuel Melendez 4:33.31.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big On Day Two; Lead Combined, Women’s, Men’s Standings At Piranhas Senior Invitational


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, March 5, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, competing in only their second long course meet in nearly a year, found another gear on Day Two of the Piranhas Senior Invitational Friday at Plantation Aquatic Center.

Leading the combined after Day One, SOFLO overtook the lead in both the women’s and men’s team standings, buoyed by depth and talent.

SOFLO continues to lead the combined team standings with 1,571 points ahead of Phoenix (N.H.) Swimming with 1,212 and Azura Florida Aquatics with 633 points.

The battle for the women’s team title will come down to two teams with SOFLO leading with 776 and Phoenix (N.H.)Swimming with 736.

SOFLO leads the men’s team standings with 591 points followed by Colorado Stars with 418 and Azura with 366.

“They definitely stepped it up a little bit better than prelims,” said SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson. “You could tell they were more into it. They certainly did turn it up a little bit.

“I am happy. I think their expectations are higher. They need to toughen up and get a little grittier. They definitely turned it around this afternoon and were getting into it again. I am hoping we will look a little sharper tomorrow and the following day and get within striking distance of a couple Olympic trial cuts.

“We just need to keep working hard training long course, and hopefully it will come.”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson, aleady qualified for her fifth Olympics for Jamaica, was a double winner. Atkinson, 32, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.40. She already has the “A” cut in her signature event.

Atkinson also won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.87. She is tied for third in high point with 64 points.

“The 100 fly was a solid swim for her,” Anderson said. “I was really happy with it. She is definitely progressing. Her speed is getting back in the breaststroke. She is attacking her races and it’s nice to see.”

Julio Horrego, 22, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.88. Juan Mora, 16, was fifth in the event in a lifetime-best 1:05.09, breaking 1:06 barrier for the first time and bettering his previous best of 1:06.40 by 1.31 seconds. “Juan’s swim was a nice step in the right direction, he almost broke 1:05,” Anderson said. “That was definitely our best swim of the night.”

Youngstown State-bound Dominic Bono, 17, put together outstanding back-to-back races in the 400-meter individual medley. He swam a best time in prelims in 4:38.46, dropping 3.74 and came back at night to win in 4:38.98.

SOFLO swept the women’s and men’s 800-meter freestyle relay for the first time in a high caliber meet.

The women’s relay won in 8:32.58 with Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Elena Dinehart and Mallory Schleicher.

The men’s relay won in 8:11.92 with Philopatier Ibrahim, Agustin Rodriguez, Michael Arias and Matthew Tarafa.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Margaux McDonald, 18, was second in the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 30.36.

Mallory Schleicher, 17, was third in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:55.19.

Maddie Smutny, 15, was third in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:06.18 and third in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.64.

Lance Lesage, 18, was third in the 50-meter backstroke in 27.16.

Liza Whitmire, 18, who already has her Olympic cut in the 200 IM, was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly. Jessica Yeager went a best time in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:13.32.

Miguel Sierra, 17, was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly in 55.94.

Elena Dinehart, 16, was fifth in the 200-meter freestylein 2:07.49.

Olivia Dinehart, 16, was fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:12.99.

The swim of the night belonged to Pine Crest Swimming’s Julia Podkoscielny, 16, who made her second U.S. Olympic trials cut. Podkoscielny won the 400-meter individual medley in a lifetime-best 4:44.83, below the “A” qualifying standard of 4:47.72. She already had her Olympic cut in the 200 IM in 2:16.36.

Her father and coach Mariusz Podkoscielny posted on Facebook: “Speechless…hard work does pay off…so proud. Second wave here we come.”

The four-day meet continues Saturday and Sunday with prelims at 8:40 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The top 24 swimmers from prelims qualify for A, B, and C finals.

Saturday’s events are: 100-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke, 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley relay.

SOFLO has 49 (27 male, 22 female) athletes competing in 218 individual events and 12 relays.

In addition to SOFLO and host Plantation Swim Team 30 teams are entered. They are: Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, Coastal Maine Aquatics, Colorado Stars, Coral Springs Swim Club, Delray Stingers, Eagle Aquatics, FAST, Aruba Giants Aquatics, Hurricane Aquatics, Inspire Swim Team, Metro Aquatics, Midtown Weston, North Palm Beach, PAQ, Phoenix (N.H.) Swimming, Pine Crest, Race (Ky.) Aquatics, Revolution Aquatics, Riptide, St. Andrew’s, Seal Beach (Calif.) Swim Club, Southern Maine Aquatic Club, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, Webbs Tornadoes and Wahoos of Wellington.

Under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, no spectators are allowed on deck. Only coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and athletes are allowed on deck. Those entering the pool deck must wear masks, maintain six feet in social distancing and have their temperature checked.

The meet is being live streamed at live.pstpiranhas.com.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,571, 2. Phoenix (N.H.) Swimming, 1,212, 3. Azura Florida Aquatics 633, 4. Plantation Swim Team 465, 5. Colorado Stars 418, 6. Webbs Tornadoes 283, 7. FAST 263.50, 8. Metro Aquatics 184, 9. Pine Crest 179, 10. Eagle Aquatics 136.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 776, 2. Phoenix (N.H.) Swimming 736, 3. Webbs Tornadoes 203, 4. Pine Crest 179, 5. Plantation 169, 6. Azura 139, 7. Wellington 100, 8. Eagles Aquatics 70, 9. Southern Maine 66, 10. FAST 39.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 591, 2. Colorado Stars 418, 3. Azura 366, 4. Phoenix (N.H.) Swimming 318, 5. Plantation 248, 6. Metro Aquatics 156, 7. FAST 114.50, 8. Coastal Maine 96, 9. Revolution Aquatics 69, 10. Eagle Aquatics 66.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:02.55, 2. Megan Reich, Phoenix 2:06.14, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:06.18; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 2:07.49, 7. Nathalie Valdman 2:08.71, 10. Lucy Smutny, 2:12.17, 11. Mariangela Cincotti 2:12.69, 18. Michelle Marinheiro 2:14.55, time drop 2.52, 21. Alexis Christensen 2:17.03.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:08.40, 2. Paige Maceachern, PC 1:12.27, 3. Michaela Sierra, Azura 1:12.73; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 1:12.99, 6. Jessica Yeager 1:13.32, 10. Sophia Grubbs 1:15.72, 11. Molly Golding 1:16.20, 18. Sabrina Osorio 1:21.01, 19. Sally Golding 1:21.31.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 29.47, 2. Margaux McDonald, SOFLO 30.36, 3. Jenna Charlat, Phoenix 31.55; SOFLO: 12. Nathalie Valdman 32.63, 15. Lucy Smutny 33.98.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:00.87, 2. Celina Marquez, Unattached 1:02.93, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 1:03.64; SOFLO: 4. Liza Whitmire 1:03.70, 9. Elena Dinehart 1:04.46, 10. Paige Lane 1:04.61, 14. Molly Golding 1:06.77, 18. Sara Quintero 1:08.13, 21. Michelle Marinheiro 1:09.31.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Pokoscielny, PC 4:44.83, Olympic trials cut, 2. Paige Maceachern, PC 4:51.84, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:55.19; SOFLO: 11. Sally Golding 5:27.24.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 8:32.58 (Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Mallory Schleicher), 2. Phoenix Swimming 8:36.60, 3. Webbs Tornadoes 9:28.04.

MEN
200-meter freestyle: 1. Joaquin Vargas, Azura 1:50.91, 2. Reese Branzell, Unattached 1:53.02, 3. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 1:54.43; SOFLO: 14. Michael Arias 2:00.60, 17. Matthew Tarafa 2:00.57, 18. Agustin Rodriguez 2:00.61, 20. Enrique Rodriguez 2:03.10, 23. Dominic Bono 2:06.90.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:02.88, 2. Jared Pike, TIDE 1:04.32, 3. Adriel Sanes, Unattached 1:04.55; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 1:05.09, 21. Garrett Oliver 1:12.96, 23. Adrian Hernandez 1:13.44.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Yeziel Morales, AZURA 26.24, 2. Blake Wilton, STAR 26.36, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 27.16; SOFLO: 10. Juan Colmenares 29.19, 12. Alejandro Mateus 29.66, 17. Alex Golding 30.37, 18. Leonardo Mateus 32.15, 19. Garrett Oliver 32.46.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Marcin Cieslak, SFTL 54.06, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 55.58, 3. Davidson Vincent, AZURA 55.71; SOFLO: 4. Miguel Sierra 55.94; SOFLO: 23. Agustin Rodriguez 1:02.90.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:38.98, 2. Patrick Groters, Unattached, Giants Aquatics Aruba 4:43.19, 3. John Key, RAST 4:46.69; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 4:56.09, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:56.79, 8. Leonardo Mateus 4:57.02, 11. Alejandro Mateus 5:05.33.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 8:11.92 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Agustin Rodriguez, Michael Arias, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Plantation Swim Team 8:19.58, 3. Colorado Stars 8:30.49.

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

Mora Top SOFLO Finisher In Final Session Of Senior Long Course Qualifier; Next Up Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, February 6, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club got in some much-needed long course racing at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Qualifier Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Because of the pandemic, several SOFLO swimmers had not been in a long course meet in more than a year. Many of them dropped time despite the lack of long course racing.

“It was nice to see the younger kids who hadn’t raced long course in a while do well,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said.

In the third and final session, Juan Mora, 16, was SOFLO’s top individual finisher, placing second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:32.01.

Mora also anchored SOFLO’s second place 200-meter freestyle relay with Adrian Hernandez, Matthew Tarafa and Javier Colmenares in 1:43.02 just behind Metro Aquatics in 1:42.93.

Pine Crest Swimming’s Julia Podkoscielny, 16, competing in her first meet of the year, won her third event of the day in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:16.36, dropping 1.88. She was second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.92.

Erika Pelaez, 14, of Eagle Aquatics was a double winner in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.71 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:02.69.

In a close men’s 400-meter freestyle race, Azura’s Marcelo Acosta, 24, swimming unattached, edged teammate Joaquin Vargas, 4:00.66-4:00.76. Vargas, 18, won his second event of the meet in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 52.25.

National record holder Davidson Vincent, 19, of Azura, who represents Haiti internationally, knocked off Josh Zuchowski of FAST in the 100-meter butterfly, 56.01-56.73.

Max Wilson, 16, of St. Thomas Swimming Association won his third event of the meet in the 100-meter backstroke in 59.28.

SOFLO was among 33 teams competing along with Azura, Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s and Metro Aquatic Club of Miami. Out-of-state teams included Boise YMCA Swim Team, Flatiron Swimming, Freedom Aquatics, Great Wolf Swim Team, Nations Capital, St. Croix Dolphins, St. Thomas Swimming Association and Texas Ford Aquatics.

SOFLO had 47 athletes (26 male, 21 female) in 174 individual events and four relay events.

SOFLO will now send 42 swimmers to the Feb. 11-14 Southern Zone South Sectional LCM Championships at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

Meet organizers observed all COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing. Athletes were required to wear masks while at the park whether they were on the deck or basketball courts.

No spectators were allowed on pool deck but the meet was live streamed at live.pstpiranhas.com and videos can be found on YouTube. No team scores were kept.

SESSION THREE RESULTS
WOMEN

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:59.31 (LeeAnn Ranalli, Anastasia Lutz, Paola Escobar, Natalia Sibug), 2. Metro Aquatic Club B 1:59.48, 3. Metro Aquatic Club A 2:00.88, 4. SOFLO B 2:04.93 (Gabriella DeLuna, Ana Frable, Mariann Catalasan, Andrea Freites).

200-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:16.36, time drop, 2. Paige MacEachern, PC 2:20.70, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:24.76; SOFLO: 8. Gabriella DeLuna 2:32.99, 10. Sophia Grubbs 2:35.04, time drop.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 1:00.43, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 1:00.76, 3. Lydia Lanahan, TSA 1:00.88; SOFLO; 36. Alexis Christensen 1:07.00, 40. Andrea Freites 1:08.11, 41. Daniela Barreto 1:08.37, 57. Ana Frable 1:10.53.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:01.71, 2. Marina Spadoni, Unattached 1:03.37, 3. Anelis Roque, MAC 1:05.87; SOFLO: 25. Andrea Freites 1:14.82, 32. Sofia Osorio 1:18.30, 35. Jena Legaspi 1:20.72.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:27.99, 2. Riley Botting, PC 4:29.04, 3. Riley McVane, NPB 4:34.53; SOFLO: 12. Alexis Christensen 5:00.03.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Destiny Nelson, TFA 2:36.54, 2. Paige MacEachern, PC 2:40.25, 3. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:47.83; SOFLO: 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:53.45, 11. Mariann Catalasan 2:55.89, time drop.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:02.69, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:03.92, 3. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 1:09.10; SOFLO: 12. Gabriel DeLuna 1:13.56, 17. Mariann Catalasan 1:16.14, 18. Alexis Christensen 1:16.33, 25. Jena Legaspi 1:17.99, 28. Sofia Osorio 1:19.24.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 35.68, 2. Tawannah McLemore, TS Aquatics 36.27, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 36.30; SOFLO: 9. Mariann Catalasan 38.21, time drop, 27. Ana Frable 42.41, time drop, 39. Daniel Barreto 44.41, time drop.


MEN
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Metro Aquatic Club 1:42.93 (Brandon Vives, Michael Quintana, Carlos Lezcano, Jorge Lopez), 2. SOFLO A 1:43.02 (Adrian Hernandez, Matthew Tarafa, Javier Colmenares, Juan Mora), 3. Plantation Swim Team 1:43.71.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Norbert Szabo, Unattached 2:05.84, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:07.61, 3. Max Wilson, STSA 2:12.84; SOFLO: 10. Javier Colmenares 2:21.75, time drop, 11. Juan Mora 2:22.14, time drop, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:25.23, 17. Adrian Hernandez 2:25.65, 19. Enrique Rodriguez 2:27.30, 24. Alan Bertea 2:32.97, 31. Nick Chaimowicz 2:38.29.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Joaquin Vargas, AZURA 52.25, 2. Tre ‘V Monroe, NPB 53.08, 3. Daniel Ramirez, WA 53.17; SOFLO: 24. Matthew Tarafa 57.20, 40. Zackary Harris, 59.70, time drop, 50. Christian Tijero 1:01.26, 55. Chris Vasquez 1:02.01, 59. Garrett Oliver 1:02.23, 60. Austin Nelson 1:02.29, 71. Ryan Alfonso 1:03.73, 79. Nick Chaimowicz 1:05.09.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Davidson Vincent, Azura 56.01, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.73, 3. Gabriel Araya, AZURA 57.17; SOFLO: 18. Matthew Tarafa 1:03.37, 21. Javier Colmenares 1:04.02, time drop, 22. Adrian Hernandez 1:04.05, 23. Enrique Rodriguez 1:04.15, 26. Alejandro Mateus 1:04.71, 40. Alan Bertea 1:08.48, 41. Chris Vasquez 1:08.62, 42. Zackary Harris 1:10.69.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Marcelo Acosta, Unattached 4:00.66, 2. Joaquin Vargas, AZURA 4:00.76, 3. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 4;14.58; SOFLO: 7. Ivan Grass 4:31.65, time drop, 10. Austin Nelson 4:40.21, 15. Christian Tijero 4:46.70.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, Olympus 2:29.13, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 2:32.01, 3. Victor Valdes, MAC 2:36.29; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 2:40.22, time drop, 19. Oliver Garrett 2:57.49, 1. Ivan Grass 2:57.83.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Max Wilson, STSA 59.28, 2. William Fuchs, Unattached 1:03.85, 3. Karl-Wilson Aimable, Unattached 1:04.73; SOFLO: 7. Adrian Hernandez 1:06.91, 11. Alejandro Mateus 1:07.43, 13. Matthew Tarafa 1:07.79, time drop, 20. Austin Nelson 1:11.88.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Aidan Kohanyi, Unattached 30.74, 2. Victor Valdes, MAC 31.84, 3. Brandon Vives, MAC 32.43; SOFLO: 21. Alan Bertea 36.73, 39. Chris Vasquez 39.77, time drop, 41. Ryan Alfonso 41.86.

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

Lawton Chiles Girls, Sarasota Boys Capture State 3A Titles; Lesage, Mora Top SOFLO Finishers; SOFLO’s Bono, Oliver Compete Saturday In State 4A


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 6, 2020–Tallahassee Lawton Chiles defended their girls title and Sarasota won the boys’ title in the FHSAA State 3A Swimming and Diving Championship Friday at rainsoaked Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

Chiles finished with 242 points and Fleming Island was second with 208. District and region champion St. Thomas Aquinas was 12th with 71 points.

Defending boys champion Barron Collier finished runner-up with 200 points. Sarasota, 13th in last year’s state meet, won with 254.5. St. Thomas Aquinas was 14th with 61 points.

For the second year in a row, St. Thomas Aquinas senior Lance Lesage was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 48.80, just 18/100ths behind winner and defending champion Hayden Kwan of Chiles in 48.62.

As juniors, Kwan and Lesage went head-to-head with Kwan finishing in 49.01 and Lesage in 49.55.

Lesage was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 21.00. He was second fastest qualifier in morning prelims in 21.12. His previous best time was 22.01. Lesage finished with 33 points. He finished the night leading off the Raiders 400-yard freestyle relay.

Juan Mora, a junior at Doral, was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.58, slower than his prelim time of 56.17, a best time. His previous best was 57.52. Andrew Garner of Barron Collier won the event in 55.07.

Mora also finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 49.81. It was the first time the SOFLO swimmer cracked 50 seconds. His previous best was 50.17 and his prelim time was 50.26, fifth fastest qualifier. Mora scored 30.5 points.

The other four South Florida Aquatic Club’s finishers were:

Mater Academy senior Michael Arias was fifth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.52 in his final state meet appearance. He swam a best time of 21.28 in prelims. His previous best was 21.91.

Arias was also sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, lowering his time in both prelims in finals. He was eighth fastest qualifier in prelims in 47.34 and came back at night with a 47.15 in finals. His previous best was 48.15. Arias scored 27 points and took home his first two state medals.

Archbishop McCarthy sophomore Nathaniel Garrick was 21st in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.45.

St. Thomas freshman Julianne McCranie, in her first state meet appearance, finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 57.03. Her previous best was 57.04 and her prelim qualifying time was 57.71, sixth fastest.

McCranie was also ninth in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.44, faster than her prelim time of 58.91.

McCranie was also a member of the Raiders’ 10th place 400-yard freestyle relay with Samantha Litman, Teresa Landron and Gabriella Chambers, that bettered its seed time from 3:42.63 to 3:41.44 and 14th place 200-yard freestyle relay with the same teammates that finished in 1:41.88.

SOFLO’s Mariann Catalasan, a freshman at St. Thomas Aquinas making her state meet debut, swam a best time 1:12.83 in the 100-yard breaststroke, dropping 0.37 seconds.

In the 1-meter springboard diving competition, senior Carina Lumia of Osceola Fundamental won the girls title with 475.55. St. Thomas sophomore Kaitlyn Ross was third with 404.85. Senior Brandon Shepherd of South Fort Myers won the boys title with 490.60.

In other notable state meet results:

University of Texas commit Olivia McMurray of Fort Myers ended her high school career with seven individual state titles over four years. McMurray won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:46.44, dropping 4.49. She was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.94. McMurray was coming off gall bladder surgery in September.

“With everything that’s going on this year, I’m just ecstatic to get this opportunity,” the All-American told the Fort Myers News-Press. “I’m excited I’ll get the chance to finish it all out and hopefully kill it at states. Definitely more excited than nervous.”

STATE 4A ON SATURDAY
The second of four state meets is Saturday.

Dominic Bono of Coral Reef Senior High School is South Florida Aquatic Club’s lone 4A qualifier in an individual event. The senior is seeded 12th in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.90 and 17th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:45.09. At last week’s Region 3-4A meet, Bono won both the 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

SOFLO teammate Garrett Oliver, 17, of Miami Palmetto qualified on two relays, the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Swimming prelims are 9 a.m. with finals at 5:30 p.m. Boys diving begins 9 a.m. and women’s diving at 1:30 p.m.

On Friday, very few COVID-19 strict protocols were followed despite guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FHSAA’s medical committee and local health professionals from the Treasure Coast.

According to the FHSAA’s website face coverings are required for non-active participants and all spectators while inside the venue. Few spectators were wearing face masks and no host officials were enforcing the guideline.

There was no capacity restrictions, and additional bleachers were added so that fans could socially distance between household groups while watching their swimmers. However, there was very little social distancing observed. Many non-family members were bunched together and sat shoulder-to-shoulder. There were no hand sanitizers or wipes available around the pool deck.

Oviedo is defending 4A boys and girls state champions. All four state meets will be live streamed on NFHS Network (for a charge). Results will be posted on Meet Mobile.

FRIDAY STATE 3A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Lawton Chiles 242, 2. Fleming Island 208, 3. Countryside 188, 4. Fort Myers 164, 5. Osceola Fundamental 149, 12. St. Thomas Aquinas 71, 40. Hialeah 1.5.

GIRLS INDIVIDUALS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Fleming 1:46.97, 2. Fort Myers 1:47.09, 3. Lawton Chiles 1:48.30, 11. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:55.77 (Anabela Shearer, Jade Renaud, Teresa Landron, Sofia Avellaneda).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Summer Cardwell, COU 1:48.40, 2. Mercedes Traba, SARA 1:50.13, 3. Stella Watts, CHIL 1:51.11. 20. Gabriella Chambers, STA 1:59.95, 23. Samantha Litman, STA 2:02.53.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Michell Morgan, FRTP 2:00.92, 2. Olivia McMurray, FTMY 2:01.94, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, SARA 2:04.42, 21. Jade Renaud, STA 2:16.09.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Abigail Taugner, COU 24.44, 2. Maya Golubovic, SMSE 24.57, 3. Olivia Vignec, LAKE 24.59.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lydia Hanlon, CHIL 53.73, 2. Summer Cardwell, COUN 54.24, 3. Carissa Rinard, SMSE 55.56, 5. Julianne McCranie, STA 57.03, time drop.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gisella Wright, COU 50.84, 2. Julia Mauter, WSPR 52.17, 3. Maryn McDade, FLEM 52.50; 20. Gabriella Chambers, STA 55.06.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia McMurray, FTMY 4:46.44, 2. Michelle Morgan, FRTP 4:48.43, 3. Stella Watts, CHIL 4:49.41; 23. Anna Kline, STA 5:28.73, 24. Megan Smith, STA 5:34.58.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Countryside 1:35.50, 2. Fleming Island 1:36.22, 3. Lawton Chiles 1:38.10, 14. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:41.88 (Samantha Litman, Teresa Landron, Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Chambers).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lydia Hanlon, CHIL 54.44, 2. Sarah Evans, PSL 55.38, 3. Clara Williams, OSCS 55.74, 9. Julianne McCranie, STA 58.44, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Emma Wortman, PACE 1:03.32, 2. Sabyne Brisson, NAPL 1:04.46, 3. Emma Grimm, FLEM 1:05.97, 21. Jade Renaud, STA 1:10.75, 24. Mariann Catalasan, STA 1:21.83, best time.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Countryside 3:29.53, 2. Fort Myers 3:29.82, 3. Freedom 3:32.58, 10. St. Thomas 3:41.44 (Samantha Litman, Teresa Landron, Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Chambers).

1-meter diving: 1. Carina Lumia, OSCS 475.55, 2. Katie McKyton, SPET 416.90, 3. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 404.85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Sarasota 254.5, 2. Barron Collier 200, 3. Lawton Chiles 190.5, 4. Countryside 170, 5. Osceola Fundamental 126, 14. St. Thomas Aquinas 61, 15. Mater Academy 51, 16. Doral 50.5, 27. Belen Jesuit 22.

BOYS INDIVIDUALS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Barron Collier 1:32.93, 2. Sarasota 1:33.17, 3. Lawton Chiles 1:35.98, 15. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.65 (Lance Lesage, Jonas Santos, Jack Faulkner, David Garzon).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Sampson, FORE 1:38.78, 2. Aidan Fuller, GAIN 1:40.71, 3. Colton Rasmussen, PLMR 1:41.06.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mason Laur, BC 1:46.43, 2. Hayden Kwan, CHIL 1:48.78, 3. Andrew Taylor, COUN 1:51.73.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Zuri Ramsey, LOL 20.51, 2. Drew Johnson, CLEA 20.89, 3. Lance Lesage, STA 21.00, time drop, 5. Michael Arias, Mater 21.52.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Mason Laur, BCOL 48.21, 2. Andrew Billitto, SMSE 48.41, 3. Mitchell Ledford, SBRI 48.73, 5. Juan Mora, Doral 49.81, time drop.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrew Garner, BCOL 45.28, 2. Zuri Ramsey, LOL 45.87, 3. Joey Burns, COU 46.16, 6. Michael Arias, MATER 47.15.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Thornton Shelton, LEON 4:36.67, 2. Joshua Wurgler, CHIL 4:39.53, 3. Hector Paz, BEL 4:40.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Barron Collier 1:25.00, 2. Sarasota 1:27.85, 3. Lawton Chilaes 1:28.28.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Hayden Kwan, CHIL 48.62, 2. Lance Lesage, STA 48.80, 3. Andrew Billitto, SMSE 50.54, 7. Jack Faulkner, STA 53.94.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andrew Garner, BCOL 55.07, 2. tie, Juan Mora, DOR 56.58 and Liam Heary, SARA 56.58.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Countryside 3:06.72, 2. Sarasota 3:09.12, 3. Lawton Chiles 3:14.10, 11. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:22.31 (Lance Lesage, Steven Grady, Matthew Tan, Jack Faulkner).

1-meter diving: 1. Brandon Shepherd, SFMY 490.60, 2. Justin Toth, WSHP 408.70, 3. Carter Davis, CHIL 406.20.

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

SOFLO Sends Six Qualifiers To FHSAA State 3A Meet On Friday; St. Thomas Aquinas Girls Among Team Favorites


By Sharon Robb


STUART, November 5, 2020—Despite the season’s late start and challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first of four FHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships gets under way Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

The Class 3A meet, featuring district and region champions St. Thomas girls and Miami Belen boys, will compete among a field of more than 40 teams, mainly from Central and North Florida.

South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented with six qualifiers, four boys and two girls, including two freshmen making their high school state meet debut.

St. Thomas Aquinas senior Lance Lesage, a state runner-up last year, will try to win his first state title in the 100-yard backstroke. Ranked No. 1 in the county, he is seeded fourth in the event in 52.45. Only Lawton Chiles High School senior Hayden Kwan has cracked 50 seconds in 49.78, an All-American consideration time and is seeded first in the event. Lesage is also seeded eighth in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.01.

At last week’s Region 4-3A meet, Lesage defended his title in the 100 backstroke and was third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Mater Academy senior Michael Arias is seeded sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.91 and seventh seed in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.15. At the region meet, Arias won the 100 freestyle and was second in the 50 freestyle.

Archbishop McCarthy sophomore Nathaniel Garrick is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.32. He is ranked fourth in the event in the county. At the region meet he was third in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle. He is the only swimmer to qualify from Archbishop McCarthy.

Doral junior Juan Mora is seeded second in 100-yard butterfly in 50.17 and seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.52. He was a region runner-up in both events.

St. Thomas Aquinas girls team, among the favorites to finish in the Top 5 among teams, features two SOFLO swimmers, both freshmen making their first state appearance.

Julianne McCranie will compete in two individual events and relays. She is seeded fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.04 and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.45. She is ranked No. 1 in the county in the butterfly.

Teammate Mariann Catalasan is seeded 24th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.20.

Other St. Thomas Aquinas qualifiers:


Girls’ 200-yard medley relay, 1:54.86, 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:42.21 and 400 yard freestyle relay in 3:42.63.

Gabriella Chambers and Samantha Litman, 200-yard freestyle. Chambers also qualified in the 100 freestyle in 55.52.

Jade Renaud 2:15.80, 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke, 1:11.39.

Divers Kaitlyn Ross, seeded second with 471.05 points, Emma Murray 371.70 and Lindsay Ruoff, 343.05.

Anna Kline, 5:31.32, Megan Smith 5:39.71, 500-yard freestyle.

Boys 200-yard medley relay, 1:41.49 and 400-yard freestyle relay, 3:21.02.

Jack Faulkner, 100-yard butterfly, 54.89 and 100-yard backstroke, 54.73.

Swimming prelims are 9 a.m. with finals at 5:30 p.m. Boys diving begins 9 a.m. and women’s diving at 1:30 p.m.

According to FHSAA organizers, due to COVID-19, face coverings will always be required for non-active participants and all spectators while inside the venue. There will be no capacity restrictions, however, additional bleachers have been added so that fans can socially distance between household groups while watching their swimmers.

Naples Barron Collier is defending 3A boys state champions and Tallahassee Chiles is defending 3A girls state champions. The state meets will be live streamed on NFHS Network and results will be posted on Meet Mobile.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Girls Defend District 11-3A Title; Miami Belen Jesuit Wins Boys Title; SOFLO’s Lesage, McCranie, Mora, Arias Win


By Sharon Robb


MIAMI, October 23, 2020—Defending girls champion St. Thomas Aquinas won its second consecutive district title Friday at host Miami Belen Jesuit’s Gian Zumpano Aquatics Center.

The Raiders won with 655 points points among the girls five-team field, 28 points more than last year’s total of 627. Archbishop McCarthy was third with 346 points.

Miami Belen Jesuit won the boys team title with 498 points for the first time in seven years. St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 349 and Archbishop McCarthy was fourth with 206 points. The boys field featured six teams.

Because of COVID-19 and public schools opting out of the state series, defending boys champion Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines Charter, Nova, McArthur, Northeast and Dillard did not compete.

SOFLO’s Julianne McCranie, a freshman, was a double winner for the Raiders. She was also a member of two winning relays.

McCranie won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.39 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.51. She was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

The Raiders other individual winners were senior Samantha Litman in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.69; freshman Jade Renaud in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.33 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.97; freshman Anna Kline in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:41.01

SOFLO teammate Mariann Catalasan, a freshman making her district debut, finished second and third in her individual events. She was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.48 and third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:27.24. She totaled 33 points for the Raiders.

The Raiders swept all three girls’ relays and top three places in the girls 1-meter diving with sophomore Kaitlyn Ross repeating as district champion with 478.15 points. Junior Emma Murray was second and freshman Lindsay Ruoff was third.

For the second year in a row, SOFLO’s Lance Lesage, a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas, won two individual events.

In one of the best races of the day, Lesage finished ahead of SOFLO teammate Michael Arias, a senior at Mater Academy, by 1/100th of a second in the 50-yard freestyle, 21.91-21.92.

Lesage also won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.16. Lesage led off the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Arias came back to win the 100-yard freestyle in 48.47. He also swam two relays.

SOFLO’s Juan Mora, a junior at Doral, won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.18 and 100-yard breaststroke in 57.74. He also swam two relays.

SOFLO’s Nathaniel Garrick, a sophomore at Archbishop McCarthy, was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.93 and third in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.99. He was also leadoff on the fourth place 400-yard freestyle relay.

Belen Jesuit was led by senior Hector Paz, double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.86 amd 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.23.

Belen Jesuit also won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:34.72 with Julio Leanez, Ernesto Cabrera, John Paul Chiappone and Paz.

Belen Jesuit will also host the Region 4-3A meet Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Gian Zumpano Aquatics Center.

DISTRICT 11-3A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Thomas Aquinas 655, 2. Doral Academy 400, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 346, 4. Mater Academy 103, 5. Hialeah 70.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:59.08 (Anabela Shearer, Jade Renaud, Teresa Landron, Sofia Avellaneda) 2. Doral 2:03.17, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:08.23 (Savannah Korb, Makaila Blanchard, Mia Escudero, Syven Walker).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Samantha Litman, STA 2:02.69, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:03.12, 3. Anna Kline, STA 2:09.65.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jade Renaud, STA 2:18.33, 2. Sahara Idler, DOR 2:21.58, 3. Mariann Catalasan, STA 2:27.24.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Shanelle Gonzalez, HIA 25.54. 2. Syven Walker, ABM 26.55, 3. Sophia Diaz, DOR 26.86.

1-meter diving: 1. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 478.15, 2. Emma Murray, STA 360.05, 3. Lindsey Ruoff, STA 300.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 59.39, 2. Sahara Idler, DOR 1:02.16, 3. Ana Kondratovitch, MAT 1:02.41.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Shanelle Gonzalez, HIA 55.57, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 56.09, 3. Sofia Avellaneda, STA 59.28.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Kline, STA 5:41.01, 2. Megan Smith, STA 5:46.21, 3. Camryn Britto, STA 5:48.73.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.92 (Samantha Litman, Teresa Landron, Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Chambers), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:55.28 (Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Scarlett Kuchar, Samantha Solis, Tamalia Blanchard), Doral, disqualified.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julianne McCranie, STA 1:01.51, 2. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:05.77, 3. Ana Kondratovich, MAT 1:07.80.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jade Renaud, STA 1:13.97, 2. Mariann Catalasan, STA 1:15.48, 3. Victoria Landron, STA 1:17.03.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:51.38 (Samantha Litman, Teresa Landron, Julianne McCranie, Gabriella Chambers), 2. Doral 4:01.11, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 4:07.75 (Syven Walker, Makaila Blanchard, Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, Savannah Korb).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Miami Belen Jesuit 498, 2. Doral Academy 423, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 349, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 206, 5. Mater Academy 130, 6. Hialeah 91.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.03 (Lance Lesage, Jonas Santos, Jack Faulkner, David Garzon), 2. Doral 1:43.61 (Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora, Juan Kommer, Sebastian Pacheco), 3. Belen Jesuit 1:47.00.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Hector Paz, BJ 1:46.86, 2. Michael Ryan, ABM 1:52.41, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 1:53.93.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Victor Valdes, MAT 2:01.39, 2. Sebastian Pacheco, DOR 2:10.46, 3. Jonas Santos, STA 2:10.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 21.91, 2. Michael Arias, MAT 21.92, 3. Thomas Mojena, BJ 23.61.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 51.18, 2. Jack Faulkner, STA 55.09, 3. Juan Kommer, DOR 57.49.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Michael Arias, Mater 48.47, 2. Eduardo Francia, BJ 51.09, 3. Thomas Mojena, BJ 51.68.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Hector Paz, BJ 4:51.23, 2. Matthew Tan, STA 5:13.46, 3. Ernesto Cabrera, BJ 5:13.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen Jesuit 1:34.72 (Julio Leanez, Ernesto Cabrera, John Paul Chiappone, Hector Paz), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:37.73, 3. Doral 1:40.01, 6. Mater Academy 1:50.63 (Michael Arias, Leonel Alfonso, David Brito, Victor Valdes).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 52.16, 2. Jack Faulkner, STA 57.42, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 58.99.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juan Mora, Doral 57.74, 2. Victor Valdes, MAT 58.01, 3. Alfredo Hernandez, BJ 1:04.44.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:23.72 (Lance Lesage, David Garzon, Matthew Tan, Jack Faulkner), 2. Belen Jesuit 3:23.76, 3. Doral 3:27.22 (Juan Kommer, Abelardo Kauefete, Sebastian Pacheco, Juan Mora), 4. Archbishop McCarthy 3:48.55 (Nathaniel Garrick, Dennis Dale, Matthew Mackenzie, Andres Ramirez).

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