SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Wins Women’s Open Water Title, Kristen Vlaun Takes Masters Title At Mermaid Mile Swim


By Sharon Robb

August 19, 2017—A week after winning her first 5K open water women’s title, South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mallory Schleicher won the women’s title Saturday at the Mermaid Mile Open Water Swim off Spanish River Park in Boca Raton.

Schleicher, 13, of Cooper City, the youngest women’s swimmer in the top five, won in 24:35:96 in the swim series event that featured an out-and-back course. Last weekend, Schleicher won the Swim Miami 5K women’s title in 1:07:42.36.

SOFLO masters swimmer Kristen Vlaun, 44, won the Masters title and was fifth among women in 26:28:59. She was also 15th overall.

Julia Fermayer, 39, won the 35-39 age group title and was 84th overall in 34:00:53. Her son, Max Fermayer, 13, was 13th overall and 10th among men in 26:17:59. He was also fourth in his age group.

Terri Rivera, 58, was second in her age group and 113th 36:19.83.

The swim featured 270 swimmers including Anthony Caserta, at 71, the oldest swimmer in the field in 59:12:14.

In the men’s competition, Mattheus Santos, 16, of Pompano Beach Piranhas won the overall and men’s title in 22:18:67. Trey Seibold, a tennis pro in Fort Lauderdale, won the masters title in 26:31:58.

The Mermaid Club will next host the Sept. 14 South Florida International Mermaid Day Social at 26 Degree Brewing Company at 5 p.m. in Pompano Beach. The fourth annual International Mermaid Day Virtual Run, Bike or Swim is Sept. 16 at 7 a.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
MEN OVERALL: 1. Mattheus Santos 22:18:67, 2. Raphael Santos 23:09:33, 3. Ethan Roach 23:52:55, 4. Emilio Barrantes 24:00:43, 5. Ariel Freiman 24:33:67.

MEN MASTERS: 1. Trey Seibold 26:31:58, 2. Jeremy Cole 26:52:80, 3. Justin Schnute 26:56:38.

MEN AGE GROUP: 9-10, 1. William Domokos-Murphy 31:40, 2. Gabriel Amorim 38:35, 3. Jason Monaco 38:45; 11-12, 1. Gregory Nordheim 25:42, 2. Jake Schulte 28:27, 3. Bachir Canizares 31:35; 13-14, 1. Emilio Barrantes 24:00, 2. Carson Neidert 26:02, 3. Brennan Binder 26:08; 15-19, 1. Ariel Freiman 24:33, 2. Alex Marquez 25:06, 3. Seth Berke 26:42; 20-24, 1. Justin Gagnon 34:17; 25-29, 1. Raul Nistal 34:51, 2. Jason Baum 42:47; 30-34, 1. Clecio De Sa 33:14, 2. John Watson 33:25, 3. Rene Rodriguez 35:36; 35-39, 1. Chris Perry 30:30, 2. Chris Parks 32:58, 3. Charles-Lee Howard 35:02; 40-44, 1. Packet Casey 29:51, 2. Jarret Streiner 32:07, 3. Louis Haym 32:31; 45-49, 1. Paul Fisher 27:55, 2. Damian Dinan 30:52, 3. Jason Cavanagh 30:53; 50-54, 1. Paul Mellinger 31:19, 2. Dale Bartfay 32:43, 3. David Sabra 33:43; 55-59, 1. Robert Crawford 32:38, 2. Ken Morgan 34:21, 3. Doug Baskley 36:25; 60-64, 1. Carlos Lloreda 28:51, 2. Edward Boaz 29:23, 3. Dave Ragsdale 31:21; 65-69, 1. Stuart Pechter 33:23, 2. Bill Troy 36:33, 3. John Peck 45:20; 70-and-over, 1. Anthony Caserta 59:12.

WOMEN OVERALL: 1. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 24:35:96, 2. Ela Freiman 24:37:20, 3. Lydia Musleh 26:10:29, 4. Katie Dodge 26:23:59, 5. Kristen Vlaun, SOFLO 26:28:59.

WOMEN MASTERS: 1. Kristen Vlaun, SOFLO 26:28:59, 2. Ginger Tompkins 27:51:93, 3. Shannon Cutting 28:24:61.

WOMEN AGE GROUP: 9-10, 1. Lilia Blanco 29:53, 2. Emma Caserta 36:58; 11-12, 1. Erin Miller 27:22, 2. Makena Kassatly 28:24, 3. Caroline Perez 29:43; 13-14, 1. Beatriz Amorim 26:57, 2. Madelyn Hebert 28:11, 3. Payton Roy 29:45; 15-19, 1. Mia Marquez 27:48, 2. Alicia Zielinski 31:41; 20-24, 1. Katie Dodge 26:23, 2. Bailey Grabenhorst 26:36, 3. Shelby Pearce 28:32; 25-29, 1. Alice McCall 28:40, 2. Kelley Baum 29:41, 3. Fallon Fitzpatrick 30:24; 30-34, 1. Christina Hitchcock 27:57, 2. Shannon Macdonald 29:21, 3. Sara Windrem 35:37; 35-39, 1. Julia Fermayer, SOFLO 34:00, 2. Paola Espitia 35:17, 3. Cristina Broche 35:22; 40-44, 1. Allison Nygren 35:05, 2. Eva Vela 37:39, 3. Jessica Vanderbrook 38:06; 45-49, 1. Suzanne Dearworth 30:13, 2. Jennifer Hulett 34:58, 3. Debra Robenhymer 35:56; 50-54, 1. Nelly Becerra 33:45, 2. Shelley Flowers 35:26, 3. Molly Ragsdale 35:39; 55-59, 1. Ann Thomas 36:00, 2. Terri Rivera, SOFLO 36:19, 3. Crystal Lewis 38:25; 60-64, 1. Darcy La Fountain 30:49, 2. Janet Siniscalchi 32:59, 3. Jo-Ann Berry 39:53; 65-69, 1. Fran Hare 30:01, 2. Elba Bates 51:37.

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

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