Pembroke Pines Charter Girls Third At Region 4-3A Championship; SOFLO’s Victoria Torres Wins First Region Title


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, November 5, 2018—Freshman Victoria Torres of Pembroke Pines Charter will make her state meet debut after an impressive Region 4-3A Swimming and Diving Championship performance.

Torres, one of the youngest swimmers in the meet, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.71, knocking off Stephanie Suarez of Doral and Samantha Trodick of Nova.

Torres was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.49. She was a member of the Jaguars’ second place 200-yard medley relay and fourth place 200-yard freestyle relay.

Pembroke Pines Charter freshman Jena Legaspi, also of SOFLO, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.01. She also led off the Jaguars second place 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:55.21 with teammates Torres, Valentina Terry and Gabriella Terry.

Pembroke Pines Charter girls finished third among the 17-team field with 237 points.

Pembroke Pines Charter junior Rafael Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.31 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.63. He also anchored the fifth place 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Pembroke Pines Charter seventh grader Lucas Porven, the youngest swimmer in the meet picking up valuable experience for the future, was 18th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.57 and 18th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:37.71. He was also a member of the Jaguars’ ninth place 200-yard medley relay with Martin Berti, Gabriel Ferdinand and Christian Vasquez that finished in 1:54.22.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Martin County 394, 2. Doral Academy 269, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 237, 4. West Boca Raton 206, 5. Terra Institute 192, 6. Jensen Beach 183, 7. Fort Lauderdale 144, 8. Nova 136, 9. Mater Academy 114, 10. South Broward 92, 11. Hialeah Miami Lakes 80, 12. tie, Dwyer, South Fork 65, 14. Okeechobee 37, 15. Olympic Heights 28, 16. Westland Hialeah 20, 17. Northeast 3.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral Academy 1:54.48 (Isabella Alvarez, Stephanie Suarez, Sophia Diaz, Madeleine Peraza), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:55.21 (Jena Legaspi, Victoria Torres, Valentina Terry, Gabriella Terry), 3. Martin County 1:56.80.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 1:51.47, 2. Emily Miller, JB 1:57.12, 3. Emily Cronin, DWY 2:03.52, 10. Vanessa Mesa, MA 2:11.48, 12. Daniela Barreto, PPC 2:14.79

200-yard individual medley: 1. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 2:15.49, 2. Caroline Rodriguez, TI 2:17.25, 3. Victoria Torres, PPC 2:23.49, 7. Julinna Villarta, PPC 2:26.51.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Delaney Simpkins, MC 24.60, 2. Olivia Johnson, FTL 25.73, 3. Dorian Fejzuli, MC 25.97, 6. Valentina Terry, PPC 26.67, 8. Gabriella Terry, PPC 27.21, 18. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 29.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Amelia Lehel, WBR 463.70, 2. Ava Koessick, MC 371.60, 3. Alexia French, MC 368.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, HML 59.58, 2. Gabby Johnson, MC 59.72, 3. Stephanie Suarez, DOR 1:00.32, 12. Julinna Villarta, PPC 1:07.55, 13. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:07.82.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 52.28, 2. Delaney Simpkins, MC 53.09, 3. Emily Miller, JB 55.19, 12. Maria Herne, PPC 1:01.05.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Caroline Rodriguez, TI 5:24.27, 2. Isabella Farias, TI 5:27.88, 3. Madeleine Peraza, DOR 5:30.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jensen Beach 1:42.76 (Madeline Kohs, Naiya Sawtelle, Emily Miller, Blair Stoneburg), 2. Doral 1:44.78, 3. Terra Institute 1:47.09, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:47.20 (Victoria Torres, Maria Herne, Gabriella Terry, Valentina Terry).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, HML 1:01.33, 2. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:02.01, 3. Ana Kondratovitch, MA 1:02.47, 11. Valentina Terry, PPC 1:10.44

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:06.71, 2. Stephanie Suarez, DOR 1:07.23, 3. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:09.90, 8. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 1:19.79, 10. Kathia Jaramillo, PPC 1:21.18.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Martin County 3:42.40 (Dorian Fejzuli, Gabby Johnson, Kylie Eaker, Delaney Simpkins), 2. Jensen Beach 3:43.12, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:57.99, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:06.34 (Julinna Villarta, Maria Herne, Daniela Barreto, Mackenzie Ahearn).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Doral Academy 435.5, 2. Martin County 315, 3. Fort Lauderdale 245, 4. Belen Jesuit 176, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 168, 6. South Broward 164, 7. West Boca Raton 136, 8. tie, Mater Academy, Terra Institute 132, 10. Nova 100, 11. Northeast 69, 12. South Fork 67.5, 13. Hialeah Miami Lakes 41, 14. Olympic Heights 22, 15. Dwyer 20, 16. Jensen Beach 18, 17. Dillard 10, 18. Westland 6.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 1:36.61 (Nestor Montero, Aaron Rodriguez, Adrian Aguilar, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Martin County 1:41.07, 3. South Broward 1:42.15, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:54.22 (Martin Berti, Gabriel Ferdinand, Lucas Porvn, Christian Vasquez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Wong, BJ 1:41.47, 2. Neil Picon, DOR 1:46.51, 3. Kenax Sweeting, FTL 1:46.69, 5. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 1:50.63.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:56.27, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:58.31, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 2:00.76, 18. Julian Villarta, PPC 2:23.13.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Michael Fernandez, WBR 22.07, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DOR 22.09, 3. David Montano, DOR 22.34

1-meter diving: 1. Blake Shaw, NE 536.40, 2. Dillon Kadish, NOV 440.25, 3. Benjamin Loy-Combs, NOV 359.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 50.19, 2. Anthony Martinez, MA 54.04, 3. Luis Salazar, HML 54.63, 12. Christian Vasquez, PPC 1:00.04, 17. Ryan Alfonso, PPC 1:03.41, 18. Lucas Porven, PPC 1:03.57.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Wong, BJ 46.77, 2. Aaron Rodriguez, DOR 48.07, 3. Ralph Meadows, FTL 50.11, 9. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 51.02.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 4:32.28, 2. Hector Paz, BJ 4:44.21, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:44.63, 9. Nick Chaimowicz, PPC 5:05.82, 14. Ryan Alfonso, PPC 5:29.01, 18. Lucas Porven, PPC 5:37.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:27.94 (David Montana, Aaron Rodriguez, Nestor Montero, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Martin County 1:32.28, 3. South Broward 1:33.08, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:35.66 (Sebastian Sevilla, Ryan Alfonso, Christian Vasquez, Rafael Rodriguez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nestor Montero, DOR 53.06, 2. Alex Marrero, SB 53.99, 3. Christian Martinez, MC 55.54, 7. Martin Berti, PPC 1:01.58, 15. Matthew Kim, PPC 1:05.98, 17. Tanner Gibson, PC 1:06.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 59.66, 2. Jon Skarie, MC 59.68, 3. Michael Fernandez, WBR 59.87, 16. Gabriel Ferdinand, PPC 1:10.69, 22. Julian Villarta, PPC 1:14.60.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 3:11.60 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, Nestor Montero, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Fort Lauderdale 3:18.60, 3. Belen Jesuit 3:22.97, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:24.89 (Sebastian Sevilla, Nick Chaimowicz, Ryan Alfonso, Rafael Rodriguez).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO Shines At Pompano Beach Piranhas Open Water Extreme Race


By Sharon Robb

September 4, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club was well-represented at the Sept. 2 Pompano Beach Piranhas Open Water Extreme Race that featured 5K, one mile, 500-meter and 100-meter swims off Pompano Beach.

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher continued her winning ways by placing first in the women’s 5-mile 14-and-under category and second overall with a time of 1:21:47.483.

The race was swum in one direction and the entire 5K was against the current. That is part of the challenge of open water racing and what makes it interesting, according to SOFLO coach George Mersinger.

In the 1-mile race, SOFLO swimmers Lucas Porven and his sister Giada both made their open water debut and had amazing results.

Lucas Porven placed fourth among 11-year- olds and 15th in the 14-and-under age group with a time of 24:06.023.

Giada Porven was the youngest competitor in the mile swim at 9 years old and placed first among 10-and-under girls and 14th in the 14- and-under category with a time of 26:34.533.

SOFLO coach George Mersinger also swam the mile and finished in 32:02.477 that placed him fifth in the 60-69 age group and 93rd overall for males.

5K RESULTS

WOMEN OVERALL: 1. Kensey McMahon 1:17:36, 2. Mallory Schleicher 1:21:47, 3. Blair Stoneburg 1:23:55.

14-and-under, 1. Isabella Taylor 1:29:48, 2. Gaby Chambers 1:30:11, 3. Sarah Acevedo 1:32:06.

15-18, 1. Barbara Bernal 1:27.56, 2. Abigail Bush 1:28.58, 3. Adriana Rodriguez 1:33:52.

19-29: 1. Monica Sita 2:10:42.

30-39: 1. Julie Corpe 1:43:20, 2. Lynda Micheletti 2:24:02.

40-49: 1. Suzanne Dearworth 1:38:04, 2. Lisa Devona 2:09:10, 3. Debra Robenhymer 2:12:53.

50-59: 1. Karl Kolb 1:50:21, 2. Daniel Messinger 1:54:15, 3. Kathleen Casey 2:02:12.

60-69: 1. Cathy Mancino 1:59:58, 2. Karen Lewin 2:15:20.

MEN OVERALL: 1. Ricardo Valdivia 1:14:35, 2. Mattheus Santos 1:14:40, 3. Tyler Zuyus 1:18:01.

14-and-under, 1. Steven Grady 1:25:14, 2. Emilio Barrantes 1:28:23.

15-18, 1. Andres Lares 1:18:10, 2. Andy Rogatinsky 1:24:08, 3. Alex Marquez 1:25:32.

19-29, 1. Cecilio Moreta 1:19:01, 2. Felipe Gomez 1:22.22, 3. Jeffrey Colarusso 1:33:39.

30-39, 1. Francisco Ramos 1:35:20, 2. Edmund Haskins 1:58:30.

40-49, 1. Rob Abcug 1:32:16, 2. Eddie Ames 1:43:30, 3. Matt Sabo 1:52:01.

50-59, 1. David Boudreau 1:34:59, 2. John Adair 1:49:45, 3. Richard Schoenborn 2:06:10.

60-69, 1. Carlos Lloreda 1:38:03, 2. John Peck 1:42:15, 3. Steve Vosilla 1:57:59.

MILE: MEN OVERALL: 1. Raphael Santos 18:47, 2. Santiago Gomez 18:50, 3. Eisner Barberena 19:23; WOMEN OVERALL: 1. Adriana Gooding 21:19, 2. Anabela Shearer 21:23, 3, Nicole Sowell 21:28.

500-METER: MEN OVERALL: 1. Max Fermayer 7:59, 2. Isiah Reilly 8:07, 3. Renzo Nuzzi 8:47; WOMEN OVERALL: 1. Breanna Gonzalez 9:24, 2. Breanna Wood 9:35, 3. Amy Torres 11:31.

100-METER: MEN OVERALL: 1. Liam Fothergill 1:42.177, 2. Benjamin Orna 1:42.327, 3. Christian Baltar 1:55; WOMEN OVERALL: 1. Lexy Bennett 1:32.77, 2. Violette Bennett 1:33.92, 3. Shelby Evans 1:43.00.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Vank Triple Winner On Final Day Of Jesse Vassallo Invitational


By Sharon Robb

May 23, 2016—Valerie Vank of South Florida Aquatic Club was the big winner on the final day of the Jesse Vassallo Invitational Sunday at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Vank, 10, finished with 27 points after winning the 50-meter backstroke in 38.30; 50-meter breaststroke in 41.30 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:14.05.

All three times were lifetime-bests.

Christian Tijero, 10, led the SOFLO boys with a win in the 50-meter backstroke in 38.83. He finished with 16 points in the meet. Juan Colmenares, 12, won the 11-12 100-meter butterfly in a best time 1:11.56 and finished with 12 points.

Lucas Porven, 10, won the 200-meter butterfly in 3:17.79.

SOFLO had 57 swimmers entered in the meet. They are: Alana Acevedo, 14; Sarah Acevedo, 12; Madison Adkins, 9; Daniela Barreto, 12; Fernando Barreto, 10; Kaitlyn Barrios, 10; Shayna Blitz, 11; Samuel Bullen, 11; Mariann Catalasan, 10; Alexis Christensen, 10; Javier Colmenares, 9; Juan Colmenares, 12; Mark Andre De Gracia, 12; Luna Delgado, 10; Kyle Dorn, 10; Matthew Escudero, 9; Mia Escudero, 11; Celeste Estrada, 10; Odin Farkas, 12; Valeria Garcia, 12; Logan Gonzalez, 11; Kalin Hubbard, 12; Danniell Hughes, 12; Aliya Khan, 12; Benjamin Kim, 8; Matthew Kim, 11; Jena Legaspi, 12; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 9; Molly Masson, 12; Yannai Michael, 12; Abigail Natino, 9; Joseph-Blake Natino, 7; Judith-Alison Natino, 10; Jacob Navarro, 10; Sebastian Navarro, 12; Leah Pando, 10; Alessandro Pereira, 9; Giada Porven, 8; Lucas Porven, 10; Enrique Rodriguez, 11; Mary Sawyer, 9; Steve Sawyer, 10; Carleigh Schleicher, 10; Mallory Schleicher, 12; Annie Schulze, 9; Natalia Sibug, 10; Lily Sines, 13; Kailey Smith, 11; Owen Smith, 9; Samantha Solia, 11; Christian Tijero, 10; Emma Twombly, 12; Valerie Vank, 10; Christian Vasquez, 12; Sarah Vasquez, 8; and Nicole Vignali, 10.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Maddie Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 3:06.65; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 3:24.38, 8. Mariann Catalasan 3:31.73, 11. Giada Porven 3:36.90, best time, 16. Mary Sawyer 3:48.70, 18. Alexis Christensen 3:57.06; 11-12, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:44.46; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Acevedo 2:55.26, 19. Shayna Blitz 3:31.58, best time; 13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 2:39.35; SOFLO: 21. Lily Sines 2:56.98, 22. Alana Acevedo 2:57.05, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Tiffany Korb, SD 2:35.85.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 38.30, best time; SOFLO: 5. Leah Pardo 43.25, best time, 6. Mariann Catalasan 45.60, best time, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 45.82, 15. Giada Porven 48.09, 18. Anastasia Lutz 49.48, best time; 11-12, 1. Lalainie Bannister, Unatatched 34.92; SOFLO: 3. Jena Legaspi 36.41, best time, 17. Emma Twombly 40.87, 18. Daniela Barreto 41.22, best time, 21. Sarah Acevedo 41.84, best time, 23. Valeria Garcia 43.11, 24. Mia Escudero 43.26.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 1:10.64; 13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 1:12.58; 15-and-over, 1. Abigail Fossas, Unattached 1:13.15.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 41.30, best time; SOFLO: 8. Mariann Catalasan 49.26, best time, 10. Leah Pando 49.50, 13. Natalia Sibug 52.88, 18. Anastasia Lutz 55.57, best time; 11-12, 1. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 37.66; SOFLO: 9. Valeria Garcia 44.06, 10. Mia Escudero 44.34, best time, 12. Kalin Hubbard 45.34, best time, 13. Daniela Barreto, 45.43, 14. Emma Twombly 47.22, best time, 22. Shayna Blitz 51.79, 23. Samantha Solis 51.90, best time.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Victoria Landron, SUN 1:32.52; 13-14, 1. Emme Ham, Unattached 1:22.90; SOFLO: 10. Lily Sines 1:36.27, best time, 17. Alana Acevedo 1:43.77, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Pamela Garcia, Blue Marlins 1:22.34.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:14.05, best time; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:17.78, best time, 12. Giada Porven 1:25.97, best time, 19. Mary Sawyer 1:31.09, best time, 20. Anastasia Lutz 1:32.06, best time; 11-12, 1. Lalainie Bannister, Unattached 1:04.60; SOFLO: 7. Sarah Acevedo 1:09.54, best time, 9. Emma Twombly 1:10.16, best time, 12. Daniela Barreto 1:12.07, best time, 16. Valeria Garcia 1:13.17, 20. Jena Legaspi 1:14.06, best time; 13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 1:01.19; SOFLO: 25. Alana Acevedo 1:11.65, 28. Lily Sines 1:12.58, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Sloan Sizemore, PB 1:02.50.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Casey Perez, Blue Marlins 1:20.13; SOFLO: 7. Leah Pando 1:43.99; 11-12, 1. Melissa Gonzalez, Blue Marlins 1:19.96; SOFLO: 2. Jena Legaspi 1:21.25, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 2:31.92; 13-14, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 2:30.60; 15-and-over, 1. Angelina Roque, MAC 2:29.21.

800-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Becca Montero, AquaKids Sharks 10:23.51; SOFLO: 2. Mallory Schleicher 10:24.19, 6. Mia Escudero 11:39.8513-14, 1. Isabella Taylor, HAT 10:12.81; 15-and-over, 1. Sloan Sizemore, PB 10:04.49.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Farouk Musa, HAT 3:07.53; SOFLO: 5. Lucas Porven 3:18.82, 6. Jonathan Lozano 3:21.10, best time, 10. Steven Sawyer 3:31.60; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 2:31.89; SOFLO: 8. Yannai Michael 2:48.10, 14. Odin Farkas 3:01.30, best time, 22. Matthew Kim 3:24.67; 13-14, 1. Michael Fernandez, Hialeah 2:21.18; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Zapata, Unattached 2:19.92.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under: 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 38.83; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 41.22, best time, 5. Jacob Navarro 42.20, best time, 19. Lucas Porven 46.78, best time, 25. Benjamin Kim 48.50; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 33.46; SOFLO: 3. Juan Colmenares 35.36, 4. Yannai Michael 37.66, 6. Mark Andre De Gracia 38.38, best time, 7. Enrique Rodriguez 38.40, best time, 8. Logan Gonzalez 38.61, best time, 10. Chris Vasquez 38.73, best time, 21. Matthew Kim 44.18.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Gabriel Landron, SUN 1:45.44; 13-14, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 1:06.99; 15-and-over, 1. Alejandro Carriazo, MAC 1:03.75.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Henry Ajo, Blue Marlins 43.20; SOFLO: 3. Alessandro Pereira 44.60, best time, 4. Jacob Navarro 45.64, best time, 9. Javier Colmenares 47.22, best time, 10. Christian Tijero 48.16, best time, 20. Steven Sawyer 53.24, best time, 23. Fernando Barreto 53.70; 11-12, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 35.69; SOFLO: 7. Mark Andre De Gracia 40.66, best time, 9. Yannai Michael 41.04, best time, 11. Odin Farkas 42.72, best time, 12. Logan Gonzalez 43.08, best time, 14. Enrique Rodriguez 43.82, best time, 25. Sebastian Navarro 51.75, best time.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, SUN 1:22.02; 13-14, 1. Michael Fernandez, Hialeah 1:15.39; 15-and-over, Shane Schulte, PB 1:16.93.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Henry Ajo, Blue Marlins 1:09.93; SOFLO: 2. Christian Tijero 1:11.82, best time, 4. Alessandro Pereira 1:15.88, best time, 6. Javier Colmenares 1:16.80, best time, 7. Jacob Navarro 1:17.27, best time, 12. Lucas Porven 1:21.80, best time, 15. Fernando Barreto 1:22.12, best time, 20. Jonathan Lozano 1:25.88, best time; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, Hialeah 1:00.59; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 1:04.84, best time, 7. Chris Vasquez 1:07.17, best time, 12. Enrique Rodriguez 1:08.81, best time, 20. Logan Gonzalez 1:11.60, best time, 22. Sebastian Navarro 1:13.95, best time, 23. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:14.00, best time, 24. Odin Farkas 1:14.26, best time; 13-14, 1. Alexander Meyer, Unattached 59.31; 15-and-over, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 56.38.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Steven Gary, PB 1:25.07; SOFLO: 5. Fernando Barreto 1:35.68, best time; 11-12, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:11.56, best time; SOFLO: 6. Chris Vasquez 1:18.07, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

1.Lucas Porven, SOFLO 3:17.79; 13-14, 1. Nestor Montero, MAC 2:18.72; 15-and-over, 1. Alejandro Carriazo, MAC 2:13.09.

1500-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Dominic Bono, AquaKids Sharks 19:06.82; SOFLO: 2. Chris Vasquez 20:31.97, 3. Logan Gonzalez 21:52.37; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 18:04.14; 15-and-over, 1. Mattheus Santos, PB 17:28.78.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO Rocks Nine-and-Under Age Group Races In Sprint Meet


By Sharon Robb

January 25, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club’s younger swimmers got the chance to flex their swimming muscles Saturday at the Sharks & Piranhas 14-and-Under Mixed 50 Sprint Invitational at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Complex.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 9, Mariann Catalasan, 8, and Luna Delgado, 9, swept the top three places in the 50-meter butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle girls races.

SOFLO swimmers have never swept the top three spots in every event at a swim meet.

The trio also finished in the top three in high point. Barrios led with 76 points followed by Pando with 64 and Delgado with 63.

SOFLO boys nearly pulled off the same feat.

Jacob Navarro, 9, Lucas Porven, 9, and Samuel Bullen, 9, also finished in the top three in three of the four events. Bullen and Navarro finished in the top three in all four events.

Navarro, Porven and Bullen also swept the top three spots in high point. Navarro was first with 72, Porven second with 68 and Bullen third with 67.

In the age 10 group, Sebastian Navarro, 10, was third in the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events. He was third in high point with 64 points.

NSU/PST 14-AND-UNDER RESULTS

GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 50.65, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 56.71, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 57.35; 10, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 38.60, 2. Megan Smith, PST 46.28, 3. Kate Kaplan, PST 47.62; 11, 1. Giovanna Key, FLA 36.87, 2. Little Bit Arentsen, PST 40.39, 3. Amy Hernandez, PST 42.13; 12, 1. Endeara Deskin, PST 34.82, 2. Regina Rodriguez, PST 39.73, 3. Gaby Chambers, PST 40.23; 13, 1. Emily Fernandez, PST 38.69, 2. Jacqueline Gonoretzky, FLA 41.56, 3. Cayla Deitz, FLA 47.61; 14, 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PST 47.23, 2. Ashley Ross, PST 53.22.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 51.35, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 52.81, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 53.29; 10, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 38.43, 2. Megan Smith, PST 43.88, 3. Kate Kaplan, PST 48.52; 11, 1. Little Bit Arentsen, PST 42.49, 2. Giovanna Key, FLA 46.10, 3. Amy Hernandez, PST 48.67; 12, 1. Endeara Deskin, PST 40.21, 2. Gaby Chambers, PST 40.57, 3. Regina Rodriguez, PST 40.94; 13, 1. Jacqueline Gonoretzky, FLA 43.71, 2. Emily Fernandez, PST 44.25, 3. Cayla Deitz, FLA 50.72; 14, 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PST 47.23, 2. Ashley Ross, PST 47.92.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 55.64, 2. Leah Pando, SOFLO 57.66, 3. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:00.25; 10, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 42.48, 2. Kate Kaplan, PST 46.70, 3. Eva Pierre-Antoine, PST 51.64; 11, 1. Little Bit Arentsen, PST 46.30, 2. Giovanna Key, FLA 50.85, 3. Amy Hernandez, PST 52.99; 12, 1. Gaby Chambers, PST 44.11, 2. Endeara Deskin, PST 46.70, 3. Jillian Zelch, PST 51.73; 13, 1. Emily Hernandez, PST 46.97, 2. Jacqueline Gonoretzky, FLA 49.09, 3. Cayla Deitz, FLA 1:08.20; 14, 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PST 46.93, 2. Ashley Ross, PST 57.12.

50-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 40.37, 2. Leah Pando, SOFLO 45.13, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 45.75; 10, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 33.45, 2. Megan Smith, PST 36.09, 3. Kate Kaplan, PST 37.17; 11, 1. Little Bit Arentsen, PST 33.30, 2. Giovanna Key, FLA 35.61, 3. Amy Hernandez, PST 38.30; 12, 1. Endeara Deskin, PST 31.94, 2. Regina Rodriguez, PST 32.87, 3. Gaby Chambers, ST 33.12; 13, 1. Jacqueline Gonoretzky, FLA 32.18, 2. Emily Fernandez, PST 36.06, 3. Sophie Berday, FLA 36.56; 14, 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PST 36.42, 2. Ashley Ross, PST 37.98.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

9-and-under, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 76, 2. Leah Pando, SOFLO 64, 3. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 63; 10, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 76, 2. Megan Smith, PST 66, 3. Kate Kaplan, PST 65; 11, 1. Little Bit Arentsen, PST 74, 2. Giovanna Key, FLA 70, 3. Amy Hernandez, PST 64; 12, 1. Endeara Deskin, PST 74, 2. Gaby Chambers, PST 68, 3. Regina Rodriguez, PST 65; 13, 1. Emily Fernandez, PST, Jacqueline Gonoretzky, FLA 72, 3. Cayla Deitz, FLA 63; 14, 1. Jennifer Zukoski, PST 76, 2. Ashley Ross, PST 68.

BOYS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 53.14, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 54.99, 3. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 59.69; 10, 1. Yannai Michael, PST 39.89, 2. Joshua Brezenski, PST 39.92, 3. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 43.70; 11, 1. Troy Spratley, PST 41.20, 2. Spence Grosso, PST 42.03, 3. Anthony Fernandez, PST 45.26; 12, 1. Robert Wilson, PST 33.95, 2. Mikey Cline, PST 36.95, 3. Jio Tapia, FLA 37.97; 13, 1. Eli Levit, FLA 38.77, 2. Chey Sirota, PST 40.66, 3. Liam Kilroy, PST 44.35; 14, 1. Aaron Blanco, PST 36.45.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 53.20, 2. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 53.33, 3. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 55.09; 10, 1. Yannai Michael, PST 43.74, 2. Joshua Brezenski, PST 46.22, 3. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 49.15; 11, 1. Troy Spratley, PST 43.71, 2. Julian Dynek, Shorewood 46.51, 3. Anthony Fernandez, PST 47.40; 12, 1. Robert Wilson, PST 37.89, 2. Mikey Cline, PST 40.44, 3. Misha Perez, FLA 43.68; 13, 1. Eli Levit, FLA 43.65, 2. Liam Kilroy, PST 44.90, 3. Chey Sirota, PST 45.28; 14, 1. Aaron Blanco, PST 42.08.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 53.04, 2. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 55.65, 3. Ryan Kibler, PST 59.48; 10, 1. Yannai Michael, PST 44.93, 2. Matthew Kim, SOFLO 56.35, 3. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 58.12; 11, 1. Wilson Ward, FLA 48.22, 2. Julian Dynek, Shorewood 49.47, 3. Troy Spratley, PST 50.15; 12, 1. Mikey Cline, PST 46.03, 2. Robert Wilson, PST 46.54, 3. Jio Tapia, FLA 48.10; 13, 1. Eli Levit, FLA 46.00, 2. Chey Sirota, PST 47.13, 3. Liam Kilroy, PST 51.01; 14, 1. Aaron Blanco, PST 46.65.

50-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 40.47, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 43.09, 3. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 46.70; 10, 1. Yannai Michael, PST 34.17, 2. Joshua Brezenski, PST 36.58, 3. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 38.91; 11, 1. Julian Dynek, Shorewood 35.93, 2. Troy Spratley, PST 36.24, 3. Anthony Fernandez, PST 36.52; 12, 1. Robert Wilson, PST 29.83, 2. Mikey Cline, PST 32.96, 3. Jio Tapia, FLA 35.32; 13, 1. Eli Levit, FLA 32.94, 2. Chey Sirota, PST 36.55, 3. Liam Kilroy, PST 37.69; 14, 1. Aaron Blanco, PST 31.45.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

9-and-under, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 72, 2. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 68, 3. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 67; 10, 1. Yannai Michael, PST 76, 2. Joshua Brezenski, PST 66, 3. Sebastian Navarro, SOFLO 64; 11, 1. Troy Spratley, PST 71, 2. Julian Dynek, Shorewood 68, 3. Anthony Fernandez, PST 63; 12, 1. Robert Wilson, PST 74, 2. Mikey Cline, PST 70, 3. Jio Tapia, FLA 62; 13, 1. Eli Levit, FLA 76, 2. Chey Sirota, PST 67, 3. Liam Kilroy, PST 65; 14, 1. Aaron Blanco, PST 76.

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