SOFLO Leads After Day One Of FGC Senior Championships; Mary Smutny Double Winner


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, March 22, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club took the early lead on Day One of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday night at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with a whopping 1,153 points. Azura Florida Aquatics is second with 936 and East Coast Aquatic Club is third with 781. Defending champion Metro Aquatics is eighth with 306.

SOFLO also leads the boys team standings with 637 points followed by Azura with 512 and Gulliver with 352.

East Coast Aquatic Club, led by Chade Nersicio and Anna Auld, leads the girls team standings with 736 followed by SOFLO with 516 and Azura with 424.

SOFLO’s top finisher was University of Texas-bound Mary Smutny, a double winner in the women’s open 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.24 and 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.77. She was also a member of SOFLO’s two third-place relay teams. She has 48 points in high point.

Other individual SOFLO champions were:

Lance Lesage, 15-16 200-yard backstroke, 1:50.05.

Philopatier Ibrahim, 15-16 200-yard butterfly, 1:52.90.

Four SOFLO swimmers placed in the top seven of the 15-16 boys 500-yard freestyle. They were Philopatier Ibrahim, second; Dominic Bono, fourth, Nicolas Rossi, fifth and Lance Lesage, seventh.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher, 15-16 500-yard freestyle, second, 5:00.76.

Kathleen Golding, open 500-yard freestyle, second 4:55.78; 100-yard individual medley, third 58.86.

Sarah Acevedo, 200-yard butterfly, third 2:07.55.

Molly Golding, 50-yard breaststroke, third 31.46.

Rafael Rodriguez, 200-yard butterfly, third 1:50.29; 100-yard individual medley, second, 52.91.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 27.40.

SOFLO boys took fourth and eighth places in the relays.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers competing in 350 individual events and 18 relays in 10 relay events over three days.

SOFLO is trying to make history by winning both seniors and JO titles in the same short course season for the sixth time in the team’s 19-year history. Last weekend SOFLO won the FGC Junior Olympics for the ninth consecutive year and tenth overall.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,153, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 936, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 781, 4. Gulliver Swim Club 738.5, 5. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 535, 6. TS Aquatics 389, 7, Pine Crest Swimming 378, 8. Metro Aquatics 306, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 290.5, 10. City of Hialeah Storm 262.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 637, 2. Azura 512, 3. Gulliver 352.6, 4. Pine Crest 228, 5. Metro Aquatics 221, 6. St. Andrew’s 216, 7. River City Aquatics 216, 8. TS Aquatics 166, 9. Swim Fort Lauderdale 154.5, 10. City of Hialeah 132.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. East Coast Aquatic Club 736, 2. SOFLO 516, 3. Azura 424, 4. Gulliver 386, 5. St. Andrew’s 319, 6. TS Aquatics 223, 7. Pine Crest 150, 8. Swim Fort Lauderdale 136, 9. City of Hialeah 130, 10. YMCA of South Florida 97.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 4:50.84, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:00.76, 3. Ella Martinez, ECAC 5:01.51; SOFLO: 9. Sarah Acevedo 5:15.14, 10. Lucy Smutny 5:19.60, 11. Michelle Marinheiro 5:19.62; Open 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 4:51.24, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:55.78, 3. Shauna Abair, ECAC 4:58.91.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. East Coast 1:34.88, 2. Azura 1:36.85, 3. SOFLO 1:37.16 (Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 1:42.69 (Maya Coffey, Victoria Torres, Molly Golding, Jacqueline Lugo).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 2:02.52, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:04.50, 3. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:05.99; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:07.18, 11. Jena Legaspi 2:12.14; Open, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:00.07, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:02.82, 3. Solana Capalbo, Azura 2:04.83.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Megan Murphy, ECAC 52.04, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 52.85, 3. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 52.99; SOFLO: 5. Gaby Banks 53.16, 8. Paige Lane, 53.94; Open, 1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 50.63, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 51.29, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 51.72; SOFLO: 9. Maya Coffey 54.16, 11. Kathleen Golding 52.67.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:04.03, 2. Ella Martinez, ECAC 2:06.69, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:07.55; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 2:10.00, 7. Molly Golding 2:10.91; Open, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 1:58.77, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:03.71, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:04.17.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 30.50, 2. Michaela Avedisian, ECAC 31.45, 3. Molly Golding, SOFLO 31.46; SOFLO: 7. Gaby Banks 32.17; Open, 1. Chad Nersicio, ECAC 29.51, 2. Patricia Casella, Azura 29.57, 3. Evita Leter, MAC 30.09.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 59.14, 2. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 59.50, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:00.33; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:01.51, 9. Gaby Banks 1:03.77; Open, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 57.10, 2. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 58.56, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 58.86; SOFLO: 10. Maya Coffey 1:05.09.

400-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. East Coast 3:29.83, 2. Azura 3:31.34, 3. SOFLO A 3:32.69 (Mary Smutny, Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.71 (Maya Coffey, Jacqueline Lugo, Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding).

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 4:28.10, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:40.36, 3. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:43.05; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 4:44.20, 5. Nicolas Rossi 4:44.95, 7. Lance Lesage 4:46.64; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 4:31.69, 2. Daniel Seabaugh, RCA 4:36.96, 3. Rodolfo Falcon, Azura 4:37.85; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 4:38.43, 9. Sebastian Lares 4:51.05.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Open, 1. Azura 1:23.72, 2. Gulliver 1:26.35, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:26.70, 8. SOFLO A 1:29.25 (Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias, Robert Wilson, Lance Lesage), 12. SOFLO B 1:30.78 (Juan Pablo Pineda, Juan Colmenares, Nicolas Rossi, Juan Serna).

200-yard backstroke:
15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:50.05, 2. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 1:50.65, 3. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:53.27; SOFLO: 6. Dominic Bono 1:54.59, 9. Juan Colmenares 1:58.45, 10. Miguel Sierra 1:58.90, 11. Nicolas Rossi 1:59.07; Open, 1. Jacob Bening, RCA 1:48.85, 2. Marco Cabrera, Unattached 1:52.19, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:53.29; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 1:59.27.

100-yard freestyle:
15-16, 1. Kyle Korvick, GRSC 45.42, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 46.86, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 47.16; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 47.26, 7. Robert Wilson 48.13, 10. Lance Lesage 48.60; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 45.33, 2. Steven Aimable, Azura 45.87, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 45.92.

200-yard butterfly:
15-16, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:52.90, 2. Joshua Balbi,sAS 1:52.97, 3. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 1:54.70, 9. John Paul Handal 1:59.51, 10. Javier Roman 2:00.22; Open, 1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:47.21, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:50.01, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:50.29.

50-yard breaststroke:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 26.22, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 27.40, 3. Michael Fernanez, SAS 27.45; SOFLO: 6. Javier Roman 28.75; Open, 1. Andrew Rogatinsky, PST 27.22, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 27.25, 3. Steven Aimable, Azura 27.40.

100-yard individual medley:
15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 52.70, 2. Raphael Santos, PC 52.72, 3. John Hollowell, SAS 54.76; SOFLO: 6. Philopatier Ibrahim 55.27, 10. Juan Pablo Pineda 56.32; Open, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 51.01, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 52.91, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 53.47; SOFLO: 10. Sebastian Lares 55.38.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:05.24, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:06.60, 3. Gulliver 3:07.00, 4. SOFLO A 3:12.42 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Michael Arias), 10. SOFLO B 3:16.06 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Miguel Sierra, Juan Colmenares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4 p.m.

Estimated Timelines: Saturday, prelims 8:30-11:36 a.m., finals 5-7:12 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m.-11:57 p.m., finals 4-7:08 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and will be available online at soflomeets.info/seniorchamps and on Meet Mobile. For information call the swim office, 954-538-3721.

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

SOFLO’s Smutny, Pineda, Lesage Top Finishers; SOFLO Third Among Teams At Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 11, 2019—Mary Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club finished on a good note in one of the most exciting women’s races on the final day of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

In a two-woman race, Smutny, 18, University of Texas-bound this fall, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:15.63, edging Sarasota’s Isabel Traba in 2:15.05. Smutny was also a member of SOFLO’s runner-up 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:55.27 along with Alia Atkinson, Kathleen Golding and Gaby Banks.

Smutny was SOFLO’s top finisher in high points, placing seventh with 128 points edging out teammate Alia Atkinson, eighth with 124. Rafael Rodriguez was top boys finisher in sixth place with 112 points.

SOFLO teammate Juan Pablo Pineda was second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:27.60. Berkeley’s Ryaan Hatoum won in 2:23.21.

Lance Lesage was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.84. Dan Cross of LCLA won in 2:05.74.

South Florida Aquatic Club finished third among the boys and girls teams. The girls totaled 852 and the boys had 776. Azura Florida Aquatics won the boys team title with 1,116.5 points. Sarasota YMCA won the girls team title with 1,432 points.

SOFLO had 35 qualified swimmers compete in 155 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field competed over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered were Azura Florida Aquatic, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Coral Springs Swim Club, Sunrise, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota YMCA 1,432, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,069, 3. South Florida Aquatic Cub 852, 4. Blue Dolfins 613.5, 5. Barrington Swim Club 611.5.

GIRLS HIGH POINT: 1. Talia Bates, Gator Swim Club 161; SOFLO: 7. Mary Smutny 128, 8. Alia Atkinson, 124, 10. Mallory Schleicher 109, 47. Kathleen Golding 49, 62. Molly Golding 38, 74. Olivia Dinehart 29.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,116.5, 2. Sarasota YMCA 861, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 776, 4. Colorado Stars 735, 5. Gator Swim Club 472.

BOYS HIGH POINT: 1. Gabriel Arraya, Unattached 167; SOFLO: 6. Rafael Rodriguez 112, 31. Lance Lesage 69, 41. Juan Pablo Pineda 60, 61. Philopatier Ibrahim 39, 81. Dominic Bono 25, 90. tie, Javier Roman 20, Leonardo Mateus, 20.

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:15.05, 2. Isabel Traba, SYS 2:51.63, 3. Abigail Gibbons, Bolles 2:18.55; SOFLO: 25. Sarah Acevedo 2:26.01.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Marie Wattel, LCLA 55.21, 2. Emily Crane, LCLA 57.03, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 57.05; SOFLO: 9. Mary Smutny 58.26, 12. Kathleen Golding 59.25.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:38.22, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GRSC 2:40.39, 3. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:42.64; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 2:44.64, 20. Kathleen Golding 2:51.43.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:13.77, 2. Charlotte Evans, LCLA 2:16.88, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:17.66.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Laker Swim 3:20.18, 2. SOFLO 3:55.27 (Alia Atkinson, Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 3. Sarasota YMCA 3:55.84, 17. SOFLO B 4:11.43.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 8:55.35, 2. Christina Cianciolo, SYS 8:55.43, 3. Nikki Miller, Unattached 8:58.20; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 9:13.37.

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Bryan Alvarez, BELEN 2:05.63, 2. Alexander Gusev, SYS 2:05.97, 3. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 2:06.08; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 2:07.25, 10. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:10.85, 17. Miguel Sierra 2:16.58, 19. John Paul Handal 2:18.29.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriel Araya, Unattachd 51.80, 2. Kent Olsen-Stavrakas, STAR 51.93, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 51.97; SOFLO: 19. Robert Wilson 54.85.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Ryaan Hatoum, BERK 2:23.21, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:27.60, 11. Javier Roman 2:29.38.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Dan Cross, LCLA 2:05.74, 2. Griffin O’Leary, BSC 2:09.09, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:09.84; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 2:15.26, 26. Juan Colmenares 2:22.95.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:32.68, 2. Colorado Stars 3:35.67, 3. Spartan Aquatic Club 3:36.30, 4. SOFLO A 3:38.59 (Michael Arias, Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage),
14. SOFLO B 3:48.61.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Zachary Szmania, SYS 16:12.99, 2. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 16:13.51, 3. Neal Wolfram, RACE 16:32.10; SOFLO: 9. Dominic Bono 16:51.80, 14. Leonardo Mateus 17:08.15.

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

SOFLO’s Atkinson Double Winner; SOFLO Third Among Teams On Day Two Of Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 8, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club men’s and women’s teams are third after Day Two of the of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The women’s team is third with 393 points. Sarasota YMCA leads with 630 and East Coast Aquatic Club is second with 461 points.

The men’s team is also third with 355 points. Azura Florida Aquatics is first with 485 and Sarasota YMCA is second with 370.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian and world short course record holder Alia Atkinson, 30, won two events. Atkinson won her signature event 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.79. She also won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.38 just ahead of Talia Bates of Gator Swim Club in 1:01.42. Atkinson has 64 points in high point.

Mary Smutny, 18, finished third in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:04.16. She was third fastest in morning prelims in 2:05.48. Smutny has 42 points in high point.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, finished fourth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:39.27. He was second fastest in morning prelims in 4:39.05. He has 65 points in high points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, posted back-to-back best times in the 200-meter freestyle. Seeded 2:11.74, she went 2:10.64 in morning prelims and 2:07.69 in finals for a 4.05 time drop.

Schleicher also has back-to-back best times in the 400-meter individual medley. She went 5:06.74 in morning prelims and came back at night in 5:04.62. She was seeded in 5:07.59. Schleicher has 49 points in high points.

Robert Wilson, 16, swam back-to-back best times in the 200-meter freestyle. Seeded 2:01.18, he went 2:00.61 in prelims and 2:00.22 in finals for an 0.96 time drop. He has four points in high point.

Lance Lesage, 16, broke 2 minutes in the 200-meter freestyle and had back-to-back best times. Seeded 2:02.67, he lowered it first in morning prelims in 2:01.18 and broke 2 minutes in finals in 1:59.78 for a total time drop of 2.89. Lesage has 20 points in high point.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 16, had back-to-back best times in the 100-meter breaststroke. Seeded in 1:08.50, he lowered it in morning prelims in 1:08.50 and bettered in finals in 1:07.92 for an 0.77 time drop. He has 15 points in high point.

Javier Roman, 15, has back-to-back best times in the 400-meter individual medley. Seeded 4:56.25, he went 4:54.75 in morning prelims and bettered it in 4:52.33 for a 3.92 time drop. He has four points in high point.

SOFLO has 35 qualified swimmers compete in 155 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field is competing over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatic, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Coral Springs Swim Club, Sunrise, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team. Bolles, Sarasota and Pensacola are top Florida teams.

The four-day meet continues Saturday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota YMCA 630, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 461.5, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 393, 4. Barrington Swim Club 334.5, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 285.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 485, 2. Sarasota YMCA 370, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 355, 4. Metro Aquatics 272, 5. Colorado Stars 269.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:01.97, 2. Nikki Miller, Unattached 2:03.38, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.16; SOFLO: 25. Mallory Schleicher 2:07.69, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:08.79, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:13.99, 3. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:15.60; SOFLO: 12. Molly Golding 1:16.85.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 28.92, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 30.16, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 30.22.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:01.38, 2. Talia Bates, GSC 1:01.42, 3. Abigail Gibbons, BD 1:01.47; SOFLO: 12. Mary Smutny 1:05.12.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Sumner Chmielweski, SYS 4:55.06, 2. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:56.36, 3. Michelle Morgan, PS 4:56.69; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 5:04.62, time drop, 6. Kathleen Golding 5:06.96.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Sarasota YMCA A 8:27.30, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 8:36.35, 3. Sarasota YMCA B 8:40.73, 5. SOFLO A 8:42.62 (Mary Smutny, Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart, Kathleen Golding), 14. SOFLO B 9:05.32 (Sarah Acevedo, Sara Quintero, Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Santiago Corredor, GSC 1:52.33, 2. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:53.62, 3. Julian Hill, GSC 1:53.79; SOFLO: 21. Robert Wilson 2:00.22, time drop, 25. Lance Lesage 1:59.78, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Ryaan Hatoum, BERK 1:05.20, 2. Lukas Macek, Unattached 1:05.29, 3. Hector Rodriguez, BD 1:06.54; SOFLO: 12. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:07.92, time drop.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 27.16, 2. Payton Plumb, SUSA 27.50, 3. Matheo Mateos, Azura 27.58; SOFLO: 9. Lance Lesage 27.88, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 55.63, 2. Kamarl Muhammad, Unattached 55.63, 3. Blake Wilton, STAR 55.82; SOFLO: 11. Rafael Rodriguez 57.71.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Alexander Gusev, SYS 4:30.94, 2. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 4:39.01, 3. Matheo Mateos, Azura 4:39.13; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 4:39.27, 18. Leonardo Mateus 4:49.78, 20. Dominc Bono 4:50.46, 21. Javier Roman 4:52.33.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 7:58.36 (Matheo Mateos, Franco Lupoli, Sidrell Williams, Juan Zapata), 2. Sarasota YMCA 7:59.40, 3. Metro Aquatics 8:01.45, 4. SOFLO A 8:02.50 (Rafael Rodriguez, Robert Wilson, Philopatier Ibrahim, Lance Lesage), 12. SOFLO B 8:19.80 (Nicolas Rossi, Michael Arias, Leonardo Mateus, Dominic Bono).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Of note: Admission is $5. For more information call 954-452-2526.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Successful During Session II Of Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

February 9, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing against a competitive field during Saturday’s Session II of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

South Florida Aquatic Club won the 200-meter mixed medley relay in 1:58.92 ahead of St. Andrew’s in 1:59.65 and Metro Aquatics in 2:01.09. Winning relay members were Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Kathleen Golding and Mary Smutny.

SOFLO had three other relays in the Top 10. Smutny and Golding also won individual events.

Smutny, 18, won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:08.92. She was also second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:24.04.

Golding, 18, won the 400-meter individual medley in 5:06.45.

Gaby Banks, 16, was second in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.73.

Sebastian Lares, 14, was second in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:57.95. Dominic Bono was fourth in 5:00.53.

Lance Lesage, 16, was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:14.86 and was fifth in the 50-meter backstroke in 29.13.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, swam a lifetime-best in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:28.12, shaving 0.66 seconds off her previous best of 2:28.78 and finished fourth. She was also ninth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:31.83.

Molly Golding was fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:17.23.

In addition to SOFLO and Canada, among teams that competed were Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatic, Foxjets, Hammerhead Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Mako Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team and TS Aquatics.

SATURDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter mixed medley relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:58.92 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:59.65, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:01.09, 5. SOFLO B 2:04.86, 8. SOFLO C 2:06.66, 10. SOFLO D 2:06.72.

200-meter freestyle:
1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:08.92, 2. Emily Trieschman, SAS 2:11.59, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:11.96.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:06.45, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 5:08.86, 3. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 5:10.36; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 5:18.78, 8. Olivia Dinehart 5:22.73, 9. Maddie Smutny 5:25.70.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Aleksandra Maslova, Unattached 2:19.91, 2. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:24.04, 3. Mallory Miller, FOX 2:27.15; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:28.12, time drop, 8. Sarah Acevedo 2:34.66; SOFLO: 12. Maddie Smutny 2:39.70.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 26.06, 2. Gaby Banks, SOFLO 27.73, 3. Solana Capablso, Azura 27.75; SOFLO: 7. Kathleen Golding 28.06.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 2:20.40, 2. Hanna Henderson, Canada 2:21.36, 3. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:22.76; SOFLO: 9. Mallory Schleicher 2:31.83.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Kayla Sanchez, Canada 1:13.64, 2. Kierra Smith, Canada 1:14.08, 3. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:16.43; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:17.23, 7. Olivia Dinehart 1:19.36.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Hanna Henderson, Canada 28.40, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 29.03, 3. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 29.13; SOFLO: 6. Kathleen Golding 30.41, 10. Gaby Banks 31.44.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Celina Marquez, Azura 30.56, 2. Keianna Moss, MAC 31.53, 3. Solana Capalbo, Azura 32.04.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:57.03, 2. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:57.95, 3. Runar Borgen, PAQ 1:58.39.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 4:48.72, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:57.95, 3. Max Wilson, STSA 4:59.29; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 5:00.53, 9. Leonardo Mateus 5:04.49.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mack Darragh, Canada 2:04.86, 2. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 2:10.02, 3. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:10.06; SOFLO: 6. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:16.35, 8. Javier Roman 2:21.25, time drop.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Ben Mayes, HAFL 22.69, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, Unattached 23.94, 3. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 23.96; SOFLO: 12. Robert Wilson 25.67.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:08.97, 2. Yuri Kisil, Canada 2:09.49, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:14.86; SOFLO: 12. Dominic Bono 2:21.05, 16. Sebastian Lares 2:23.57, time drop, 17. Leonardo Mateus 2:26.36, 20. Miguel Sierra 2:27.73.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Mack Darragh, Canada 1:06.75, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 1:09.11, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:10.06; SOFLO: 5. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:10.37, 11. Javier Roman 1:12.59, 14. Juan Mora 1:14.09.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 25.28, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, Unattached 25.70, 3. Yuri Kisil, Canada 25.83.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 27.73, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 28.13, 3. Hernan Gonzlez, Unattached 28.34; SOFLO: 5. Lance Lesage 29.13, 14. Juan Colmenares 30.69, time drop.

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

SOFLO Leads Combined, Boys Team Points, Pine Crest Leads Girls After Day Three Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 16, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club has all but clinched the combined and boys team titles after Day Three action at the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads combined with 1,507 points followed by Pine Crest Swim Team will 1,195 and St. Andrew’s Aquatics with 954 and leads the boys field with 810 followed by Pine Crest with 482 and St. Andrew’s 408.5.

Still up for grabs is the girls team title with Pine Crest (712.5) leading SOFLO (697) going down to the wire.

SOFLO continued to dominate the meet buoyed by both talent and depth. Among SOFLO winners were:

Kathleen Golding, 200-yard backstroke, 2:04.31, time drop.

Lance Lesage, 200-yard backstroke, 1:54.00.

SOFLO won the 11-12 boys 400-yard medley relay in 4:16.83.

SOFLO relied on its depth with several swimmers placing among the Top 10 in their events including runners-up Mary Smutny, Olivia Dinehart, Javier Colmenares, Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Dominic Bono and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,507, 2. Pine Crest 1,195, 3. St. Andrew’s 954, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 843.5, 5. East Coast Aquatic Club 755.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 810, 2. Pine Crest 482.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 408.5, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 390, 5. Jupiter Dragons 376.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 712.5, 2. SOFLO 697, 3. St. Andrew’s 545.5. 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 494, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 453.5.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:17.30, 2. SOFLO 2:20.58 (Caterina Fogli, Elise Dinehart, Giada Porven, Sarah Vasquez), 3. Metro Aquatics 2:21.11; 11-12, 1. Pine Crest 4:18.29, 2. Azura 4:27.64, 3. SOFLO 4:31.40 (no relay names submitted), 8. SOFLO B 4:40.42 (Gabriela Avila, Leah Pando, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz).

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:55.49, 2. SOFLO A 4:02.36 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Victoria Torres), 3. St. Andrew’s 4:06.07, 6. SOFLO B 4:13.85 (Jena Legaspi, Sabrina Osorio, Sally Golding, JennaMarie Brames); Open, 1. East Coast 3:52.09, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:53.72, 3. Azura 3:56.34, 4. SOFLO A 3:57.52 (Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny, Gaby Banks), 13. SOFLO B 4:13.50 (Lucy Smutny, Michelle Marinheiro, Jacqueline Lugo, Maya Coffey).

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 2:05.35; SOFLO: 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:23.25, time drop;

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.91; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 1:17.60, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:08.01; SOFLO: 6. Leah Pando 2:26.82, 8. Mariann Catalasan 2:27.20; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:03.04; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 2:06.90, time drop, 9. Jena Legaspi 2:17.70; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:03.27; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:08.44, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:04.31, time drop, 4. Mary Smutny 2:07.89.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Leilani Bermudez, JDST 35.90; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 30.36; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 34.39, time drop; 13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 30.40; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 31.25; 15-and-over, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 29.64; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 31.58; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 29.61.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 59.51; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Vasquez 1:06.65, time drop; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 52.83; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 51.43; 15-16, 1. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 51.69; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 51.36; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 51.68.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, Unattached 2:26.85; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Vasquez 2:38.89, dropped time, 10. Pilar Duranti 3:02.60.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 4:39.23; SOFLO: 9. Marianna Catalasan 5:23.48, time drop; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:27.40; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 4:30.18, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:21.37; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 4:32.58, time drop, 4. Molly Golding 4:34.49, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 4:38.12, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 4:39.56.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 30.94; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.53; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 25.93; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 25.36; SOFLO: 6. Gaby Banks 26.99; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 24.92; SOFLO: 3. Mary Smutny 25.75, 4. Kathleen Golding 25.83.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2;18.81, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:20.38, 3. North Palm Beach 2:25.64, 6. SOFLO 2:27.46 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi, Juan Vallmitjana); 11-12, 1. SOFLO 4:16.83 (no names submitted), 2. Metro Aquatics 4:23.22, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:26.20.

400-yard medley relay:
13-14, 1. East Coast 3:48.30, 2. SOFLO A 3:49.67 (Sebastian Lares, Juan Mora, Brennan Binder, Zackary Harris), 3. Hialeah 3:50.96, 7. SOFLO B 3:56.29 (Logan Gonzalez, Yannai Michael, Alejandro Mateus, Alex Golding); Open, 1. Pine Crest 3:27.53, 2. Azura 3:29.27, 3. SOFLO A 3:31.28 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael Arias), 13. SOFLO B 3:44.29 (Leonardo Mateus, Javier Roman, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson).

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas DaSilva, WOW 2:10.27; SOFO: 9. Juan Vallmitjana 2:27.05.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:04.79.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:03.71; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 2:24.28, time drop, 9. Ethan McPeek 2:29.90; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:56.92; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 1:59.57, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 2:05.94, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.91; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:54.00; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:59.09, 7. Miguel Sierra 2:02.01, 8. Juan Colmenares 2:02.11; 17-and-over, 1. Jose Diaz, PC 1:54.14, 6. Rafael Rodriguez 1:57.46, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.97.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Amorim, BMSC 37.77; SOFLO: 9. Stefano Mazzi 41.76; 11-12, 1. Braynsly Dirksz, Unattached 31.77; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 31.99, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 28.26; SOFLO: 2. Juan Mora 29.06, time drop, 8. Yannai Michael 30.22; 15-16, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 26.82; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 27.32, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Christian March, PAQ 26.27.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 59.35; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:07.32; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 51.67; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 53.25, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 48.44; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 48.89, time drop, 8. Juan Mora 50.93; 15-16, 1. Raphael Santos, PC 47.22; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 48.39, 7. Miguel Sierra 48.80, 8. Robert Wilson 48.81; 17-and-over, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 44.48; SOFLO: 9. Rafael Rodriguez 48.58.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:34.87; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 2:42.26.

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:34.44; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 4:45.32, time drop; 13-14, 1. Josh Zuchowski,FAST 3:56.95; SOFLO: 4. Brennan Binder 4:26.70, time drop, 9. Alejandro Mateus 4:37.74; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 4:05.19; SOFLO: 2. Dominic Bono 4:12.90, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 4:18.10; 17-and-over, 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 4:05.06; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:18.15.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.21; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 26.38; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 26.41, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 24.15; SOFLO: 2. Juan Mora 24.30, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 22.97; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 23.76, 10. Robert Wilson 25.10; 17-and-over, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 22.44; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 23.67.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine On Day Two Of 28th FGC Speedo Winter Championships


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 14, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club continued to flex its muscles on Day Two of the 28th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Against a talented field of swimmers, SOFLO continues to lead all three team categories: combined (752), boys (382) and girls (370) team totals going into the third day of competition at the Florida Gold Coast meet. Pine Crest is second in all three categories.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 13, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:18.94, time drop. She leads 13-14 high point with 40 points.

Mary Smutny, 18, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.30. She leads 17-and-over high point with 29 points.

Lance Lesage, 16, 50-yard backstroke, 24.54, time drop. He has 19 points in high point.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard individual medley, 1:58.98, time drop. He has 27 points in high point.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, 50-yard freestyle, 24.66, time drop. He has 29 points in high point.

Javier Colmenares, 12, is second in the 11-12 high point with 37 points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 35 points.

Dominic Bono, 15, is second in the 15-16 high point with 28 points.

A field of more than 1,000 swimmers and 53 teams are competing through Sunday in the biggest holiday meet in South Florida.

SOFLO has 107 swimmers (56 boys and 51 girls) of all ages in the four-day meet. The swimmers are competing in 636 individual events and 16 relay events with 55 relay teams.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics.

In last year’s meet, Pine Crest (1,317), Azura (1,165) and St. Andrew’s (923) were the top three finishers in the combined team standings.

Azura won the men’s team title with 694 points followed by Jupiter with 451 and Pine Crest with 422. Pine Crest won the women’s team title with 895 followed by St. Andrew’s with 538 and North Palm Beach with 504.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 752, 2. Pine Crest 593, 3. St. Andrew’s 481, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 374, 5. Jupier Dragons 363.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 382, 2. Pine Crest 279, 3. Jupiter Dragons 220, 4. St. Andrew’s 218, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 180.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 370, 2. Pine Crest 314, 3. St. Andrew’s 263, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 238, 5. TS Aquatics 187.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.42; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.53; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 1:00.66, time drop, 8. Maddie Smutny 1:02.77, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.58; SOFLO: 7. Jacqueline Lugo 59.63; 17-and-over, 1. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 55.84.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:24.28; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 2:40.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:18.94, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 2:25.66, time drop, 7. Sally Golding 2:26.04, time drop, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.03, time drop; 15-16, 1. Lucy Miller, SAS 2:25.16; 17-and-over, 1. Shauna Abair, ECAC 2:24.80.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 28.72; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 33.05; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.61; 15-16, 1. Gabby Beltrano, SAS 27.05; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.64; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 26.47.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.18; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.01; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 2:14.64, time drop; 15-16, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 2:05.87; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.61, 7. Sara Quintero 2:14.08, time drop 9. Jacqueline Lugo 2:18.12; 17-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 25.30; 13-14, 1. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.47; SOFLO: 9. Victoria Torres 25.75, time drop; 15-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.75, 2. Logan Watson-Brown, WA 24.12, 3. Lucy Miller, SAS 24.48; 17-and-over, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.19; SOFLO: 2. Mary Smutny 23.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:59.42; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 5:02.80, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:13.56, time drop, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:15.85, time drop; 15-16, 1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 5:00.20; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 5:02.47, 4. Lucy Smutny 5:12.75, time drop, 6. Sara Quintero 5:13.52, time drop, 9. Sarah Acevedo 5;15.78, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 5:21.80; 17-and-over, 1. Rachel Contich, PC 5:02.56.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 56.89; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 57.94, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.52; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.07; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 53.38, time drop, 6. Brennan Binder 56.06, time drop, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 56.71, time drop; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 51.57; SOFLO: 3. Miguel Sierra 51.89, 7. Robert Wilson 53.06, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 49.21;.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Unattached 2:24.95; SOFLO: 2. Javier Colmenares 2:28.03, time drop; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:12.93; SOFLO: 2. Yannai Michael 2:17.59, 3. Juan Mora 2:18.38, time drop, 5. Alex Golding 2:22.22, time drop, 9. Logan Gonzalez 2:5.54; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:07.64; SOFLO: 2. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:09.13, time drop, 5. Javier Roman 2:11.75, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Dylan Brisco, GSC 2:02.49.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.97; SOFLO: 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 28.91, time drop; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.45; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 26.04, 7. Juan Mora 27.06, 10. Logan Gonzalez 28.01; 15-16, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 24.54, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Miguel Sierra 25.96, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.07.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.73; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:18.12; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:58.98, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:04.94, 7. Yannai Michael 2:06.15, 9. Brennan Binder 2:08.26; 15-16, 1. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:55.30; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 1:58.39, time drop, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:01.76; 17-and-over. 1. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:55.00.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 24.66, time drop; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.19; 15-16, 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 21.45; SOFLO: 8. Michael Arias 22.33, 10. Robert Wilson 22.85; 17-18, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.39.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Vitor Ballan Sega, Unattached 4:40.39; SOFLO: 7. Enrique Rodriguez 4:58.20, time drop; 15-16, 1. Daniel Escobar, TSA 4:40.49; SOFLO: 3. Lance Lesage 4:45.40, 6. Robert Wilson 4:50.23, 7. Dominic Bono 4:50.60, 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:54.75, 10. Michael Arias 4:56.26; 17-and-over, 1. Diego Machado, TSA 4:37.72.

IF YOU GO

What: 28th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking will be free. For information call 954-452-2525.

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

Buchholz Girls Four-Peats, Oviedo Boys Win Team Title; SOFLO’s Golding, Lesage Top Finishers; St. Thomas’ Zapata Only Broward Winner At FHSAA State 4A Meet


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 10, 2018—Kathleen Golding of Cooper City and Lance Lesage of St. Thomas Aquinas were top South Florida Aquatic Club finishers Saturday at the FHSAA State 4A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

In her final state meet appearance, Golding was second in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time of 1:59.30, an automatic All-American time and fastest time in her three previous appearances as state champion. Top-seeded Emma Weyant of Riverview knocked off the defending champion in 1:58.07. Weyant also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.32, a 6-second margin of victory.

Golding, a University of Florida commit, was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 50.86, lowering her seed time of 51.81.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher, in her state debut, was tenth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:59.48 and first time under 5 minutes. Her previous best was 5:03.05. She was also 20th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.63.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane was tenth in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:52.36. She lowered her previous best of 1:55.94 twice, also in prelims in 1:53.41 and bettered it in finals.

Lesage, a sophomore, was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.55 after swimming a best time 51.50 in prelims. He went out 25.08 in his first 50. His previous best was 53.35. Lesage was also 11th in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.50.

St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Juan Zapata was the lone Broward County champin winning the 100-yard butterfly in 50.05. He was also fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.37.

Gainesville Buchholz won the girls team title for the fourth straight time with 250 points edging out Oviedo with 239.5. Buccholz qualified only seven swimmers led by Talia Bates, daughter of coach Tina Bates and University of Florida commit. The senior swimmers have been year-round Gator Swim Club swimmers since their freshman year.

“We kind of came into it, I did not envision them quite having this kind of success,” Buchholz coach Tina Bates told the Gainesville Sun. “They love high school swimming so much. They have a good, mature working relationship.

“Having such high-end swimmers, the one thing about their freshman year was their sprint ability. To have girls that have so much speed as a group is what makes them so good.”

Defending champion Talia Bates broke her own state record in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.82 and won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.45.

Oviedo, which didn’t win any events, won the boys team title with 231.5 points ahead of Seminole with 216.

Cooper City was the top Broward girls team finisher among a 40-team field placing 14th with 58 points followed by Cypress Bay 15th with 48 points.

St. Thomas Aquinas was the top Broward boys team finisher among a 46-team field placing 13th with 63 points. Cypress Ba was 21st with 27 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Buchholz 250, 2. Oviedo 239.5, 3. Riverview 230, 4. Plant 182, 5. Boca Raton 128, 6. West Orange 122, 7. Winter Park 108, 8. Sarasota 103, 9. Seminole 98, 10. Jupiter 95, 11. Forest Hill 88, 12. George Steinbrenner 87, 13. Palm Harbor 68, 14. Cooper City 58, 15. Cypress Bay 48, 16. Flagler Palm Coast 40, 17. St. Thomas Aquinas 30, 18. Atlantic 29, 19. Countryside 27, 20. Fleming Islad 26, 21. Olympia 25, 22. Durant 24, 23. Winter Springs 23, 24. Freedom 22, 25. Hialeah Gardens 18, 26. tie, Lakewood Ranch, Wellington 17, 28. tie, Lake Nona, Vero Beach 16, 30. Mandarin 15, 31. Lake Brantley 14, 32. Palm Beach Gardens 13, 33. tie, Timber Creek, Dr. Phillips 9, 35. Ferguson 7, 36. Miami Palmetto 6, 37. Park Vista 5, 38. East Ridge 4.5, 39. Palm Beach Central 4, 40. Douglas 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Tampa Plant 1:42.92 (Reagan Flynn, Ella Bathurst, Jilian Sculte, Ella Marlow), 2. Oviedo 1:43.34,3. West Orange 1:46.53, 12. Cooper City 1:50.58 (Imriel Coughlin, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:50.79 (Lalainie Bannister, Isabella Nigro, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Micayla Cronk, FLPC 1:46.68, 2. Ella Bathurst, PLAN 1:46.82, 3. Savannah Barr, RIV 1:48.83, 10. Paige Lane, CB 1:52.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emma Weyant, RIV 1:58.07, 2. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:59.30, 3. Paige Maceachern, BR 2:03.12, 16. Molly Golding, CC 2:10.71.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 22.45, 2. Alexis Mulvihill, GEO 22.83, 3. Kaitlyn Cronin, BUCH 23.16, 8. Gaby Banks, CB 23.79.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 52.82, 2. Abigail Gibbons, OVD 53.45, 3. Caitlin Brooks, BUCH 53.64.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Micayla Clark, FLPC 49.43, 2. Kaitlyn Cronin, BUCH 50.51, 3. Kathleen Golding, CC 50.86.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Weyant, RIV 4:44.32, 2. Christina Cianciolo, RIV 4:50.21, 3. Anna Auld, FH 4:50.59, 10. Mallory Schleicher, CC 4:59.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buchholz, 1:32.85 (Georgia Bates, Caitlin Brooks, Kaitlyn Cronin, Talia Bates), 2 Oviedo 1:35.15, 3. Plant 1:36.56, 9. Cypress Bay 1:37.51 (Gabrianna Banks, Paige Lane, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Ellie Koch), 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:39.77 (Kasey Jordan, Gabriella Chambers, Gina Fimiano, Isabella Chambers).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Caitlin Brooks, BUCH 52.54, 2. Gabriela Donahue, OVD 55.06, 3. Jaden Herbert, OVD 56.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ella Bathurst, PLAN 1:01.97, 2. Leah Gentry-Tuney, FR 1:04.58, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:04.69, 12. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.37.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buccholz 3:23.21 (Kaitlyn Cronin, Julia Rodriguez, Leah Reisker, Talia Bates), 2. Sarasota 3:26.81, 3. Plant 3:27.22, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:36.01 (Kasey Jordan, Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Isabella Chambers), 16. Cooper City 3:41.34 (Molly Golding, Kate Kaplan, Kathleen Golding, Mallory Schleicher).

1-meter diving: 1. Jessie Creed, BR 479.35, 2. Julia Wortman, WELL 454.30, 3. Kara Holt, OLY 441.85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Oviedo 231.5, 2. Seminole 216, 3. Lake Brantley 211, 4. Buchholz 150, 5. Newsome 127, 6. Jupiter 123, 7. Riverview 110, 8. Fletcher 103, 9. Olympia 91, 10. Miami Palmetto 85, 11. St. Petersburg 84, 12. Palm Harbor 81, 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 63, 14. George Steinbrenner 58, 15. Winter Park 54, 16. Plant 46, 17. tie, Countryside, Lakewood Ranch 43, 19. Mandarin 41, 20. Fleming Island 29, 21. Cypress Bay 27, 22. West Port Ocala 24, 23. East Ridge 20, 24. Boca Raton 19, 25. tie, Coral Glades, Treasure Coast 16, 27. Cooper City 15, 28. Park Vista 14.5, 29. tie, Boone, West Orange 14, 31. tie, Apopka, Lyman, Strawberry Crest 13, 34. Vero Beach 12, 35. tie, Spanish River, Coral Reef, 10, 37. Douglas 9, 38. Deerfield Beach, Western 8, 40. Southwest Miami 7, 41. tie, Sarasota, North Port, Flagler Palm Coast 6, 44. Bloomingdale 5, 45. Cypress Creek 4, 46. Wiregrass Ranch 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Seminole 1:33.61, 2. Buccholz 1:33.70, 3. Oviedo 1:34.05, 14. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:39.14 (Lance Lesage, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez, David Garzon), 15. Cypress Bay 1:40.64 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Hill, BUCH 1:35.70, 2. Peyton Werner, BUCH 1:38.40, 3. Kyle Korvick, MPAL 1:40.50, 12. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:44.46, 14. Jose Diaz, WES 1:45.23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Garrett McGovern, NEWS 1:50.30, 2. Carlos Catagena-Diaz, OVD 1:52.03, 3. Nathaniel Boccuzzo, LBRN 1:52.08, 5. Juan Zapata, STA 1:53.37, 13. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:57.81.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SNSA 20.34, 2. Cole Parnell, LBRN 20.73, 3. Luke Carey, OLY 21.01, 15. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 50.06, 2. Sebastian Aguirre, LWRA 50.27, 3. Jhon Moncada, LBRN 50.59, 16. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 53.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SMSA 45.12, 2. Cole Parnell, LBRN 45.42, 3. Kyle Korvick, MPAL 45.66, 11. Lance Lesage, STA 47.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Hill, BUCH 4:22.35, 2. Peyton Werner, BUCH 4:27.09, 3. Chance Conde, FLET 4:30.44.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Seminole 1:24.38, 2. Lake Brantley 1:25.32, 3. Oviedo 1:26.19, 13. Deerfield Beach 1:29.21 (Carter Carlson, Ian Martinez, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jhon Moncada, LBRN 50.47, 2. Noah Evans, SMSA 50.68, 3. Carlos Cartagena-Diaz, OVD 50.74, 5. Lance Lesage, STA 51.55, 7. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.60, 12. Jose Diaz, WES 53.25.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Nathaniel Boccuzzo, LBRN 56.88, 2. Hector Rodriguez, WP 57.12, 3. Daniel Varon, TR 57.60.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Lake Brantley 3:06.26 (Sage Sungail, Jhon Moncada, Alexander Guitian, Nathaniel Boccuzzo), 2. Buchholz 3:07.30, 3. Seminole 3:10.77, 9. Cypress Bay 3:13.65 (Jack D’Avi, Max Miller, Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim).

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Coffey, JUP 516.10, 2. Brandon Wegner, OLY 502.70, 3. Will Lefebvre, JUP 500.10, 4. Tyler Flowers, CC 441.05.

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