SOFLO Swimmers Clean Up At MACM Invitational; Lane, Lesage Win Five Events


By Sharon Robb

May 3, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated this past weekendโ€™s Metro Aquatic Club of Miami (MACM) Invitational at Tamiami Aquatic Center.

The three-day Florida Gold Coast long course meet featured teams mostly from Dade. SOFLO was the top Broward team.

Among SOFLOโ€™s individual winners were:

Paige Lane won five events in the 13-14 age group division. She won the 50-meter butterfly, 30.84; 100-meter butterfly, 1:11.98; 50-meter freestyle, 28.95; 400-meter freestyle, 4:50.19; and 200-meter freestyle, 2:16.79

Fiorella DiSalvo won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in 1:35.77.

Isabella DiSalvo won the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.23.

Mia Escudero won the 11-12 100-meter breaststroke in 1:31.33.

Katrina Del Vecchio won the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in 2:39.17.

Lance Lesage led the boys team winning five events in the 13-14. He won the 50-meter backstroke, 30.57; 50-meter freestyle, 27.24; 200-meter individual medley, 2:28.84; 400-meter freestyle, 4:35.71; and 200-meter freestyle, 2:11.49.

Javier Colmenares won three 10-and-under events. He won the 100-meter butterfly, 1:22.54; 100-meter backstroke, 1:27.12; and 200-meter freestyle 2:33.34

SOFLO showed off its depth with several other swimmers finishing in the Top 10 including two event sweeps and several top three finishes.

MACM INVITATIONAL SOFLO TOP 10 RESULTS

GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 30.84, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 31.24, 4. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 32.24, 8. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 36.85; 15-and-over, 2. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 32.41, 8. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 35.42.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:11.98, 2. Isabella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:14.52.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 2. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:35.81, 3. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:59.24.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 36.51, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 37.12, 5. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 38.95; 15-and-over, 5. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 38.39.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:35.77; 13-14, 1. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:17.23, 2. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO1:22.43, 7. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 1:35.19.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:44.74.

50-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 6. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 44.43; 15-and-over, 9. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 45.40.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, SOFLO 1:49.44, 9. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 2:01.36; 11-12, 1. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:31.33; 13-14, 7. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 1:43.44.

50-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 28.95, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 29.68, 4. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 31.37, 6. Fabiana Avendano, SOFLO 32.46, 11. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 33.38, 12. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 33.74, 13. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 33.84; 15-and-over, 6. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 32.22, 13. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 33.75.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 6:00.90.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 3:47.59; 11-12, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 2:55.93; 13-14, 1. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:39.17, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:41.20, 4. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:46.15, 5. Isabella DiSalvo, SOFLO 2:47.03, 6. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:52.52, 7. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 2:53.94, 8. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 2:57.57, 11. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 3:10.08, 12. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 3:16.38; 15-and-over, 4. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 2:53.44.

400-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 4:50.19, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 4:58.22, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 5:11.98, 8. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 5:41.19, 9. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 5:43.39.

200-meter freestyle:

11-12, 2. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 2:38.11; 13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:16.79, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 2:19.97, 3. Daniela Curbelo, SOFLO 2:24.98, 6. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:37.43, 8. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 2:38.31, 13. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 2:48.75; 15-and-over, 5. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 2:31.24.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 3. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:24.06, 5. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:30.64; 11-12, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:14.68; 13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:02.63, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOFLO 1:03.37, 3. Kalin Hubbard, SOFLO 1:08.87, 4. Emma Twombly, SOFLO 1:10.74, 6. Michelle Ordonez, SOFLO 1:12.38, 7. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 1:12.44; 15-and-over, 3. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 1:09.67.

BOYS

50-meter butterfly:

13-14, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 30.74, 4. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 30.84.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:22.54; 13-14, 4. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 1:09.29, 10. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 1:15.55.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 30.57, 4. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 33.98, 5. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 34.21.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:27.12; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:06.40, 4. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:18.42; 15-and-over, 9. Gabriel Quiros, SOFLO 1:17.61.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 2. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 2:40.78.

50-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 3. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 37.90, 4. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 37.95, 6. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 38.61.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 4. Mark Andre De Gracia, SOFLO 1:24.54.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 3. Juan Colmenares SOFLO 3:02.18.

50-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 27.24, 15. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 29.90, 16. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 29.96.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 11. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 1:06.09;15-and-over, 13. Gabriel Quiros, SOFLO 1:03.34

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 3. Yannai Michael, SOFLO 5:37.59.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:50.71; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:28.84, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:36.60, 11. Chris Vasquez, SOFLO 2:48.87

400-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 4:35.71, 6. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 4:55.38.

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:33.34; 13-14, 1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:11.49, 3. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 2:17.77, 7. Ty Lezotte, SOFLO 2:24.09.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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Busy Weekend Ahead For SOFLO Swimmers At Two Meets In Broward and Dade


By Sharon Robb

April 27, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and coaches will be busy this weekend at Florida Gold Coast meets in Sunrise and Miami.

SOFLO is sending swimmers to both the MACM Invitational at Tamiami Aquatic Center and IM Ready Challenge at Sunrise Aquatic Center. Both meets are Friday through Sunday.

The MACM Invitational, hosted by the Metro Aquatic Club of Miami, will be timed finals.

SOFLO has entered 26 swimmers in 145 individual events at the MAC meet.

SOFLO swimmers are: Fabiana Avendano, 13; Sophia Bedoya, 14; Maya Coffey, 15; Javier Colmenares, 10; Juan Colmenares, 13; Daniela Curbelo, 14; Mark Andre De Gracia, 13; Katrina Del Vecchio, 14; Isabella Di Salvo, 14; Fiorella Di Salvo, 9; Mia Escudero, 12; Kalin Hubbard, 13; Paige Lane, 14; Sebastian Lares, 12; Jie Hoon Lee, 14; Jena Legaspi, 13; Lance Lesage, 14; Kylie McIntosh, 14; Yannai Michael, 13; Michelle Ordonez, 14; Gabriel Quiros, 15; Nicolas Rossi, 14; Natasha Testa, 18; Emma Twombly, 13; Christian Vasquez, 13; and Sarah Vasquez, 9.

At the Sunrise Civic Center on Friday night, the Firecracker 400s will be held at 5:30 p.m. The girls and boys open 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley events will be held.

On Saturday, the IMR Challenge begins at 9 a.m. and features the 12-and-under 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter breaststroke and 50-meter backstroke and 13-and-over 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter backstroke.

On Sunday, the IMR Challenge begins at 9 a.m. and continues with the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle, 11-and-over 200-meter freestyle and open 200-meter individual medley.

All events are timed finals.

Twenty-three SOFLO swimmers entered in 72 individual events are: Sebastien Bourjolly, 13; Alexis Christensen, 11; Pilar Duranti, 9; Nathaniel Garrick, 12; Luca Hincapie, 10; Jonathan Lozano, 9; Anastasia Lutz, 10; Abigail-Marie Natino, 10; Joseph-Blake Natino, 8; Judith-Alison Natino, 11; Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 11; Leah Pando, 11; Mitchell Pecci, 13; Giada Porven, 9; Lucas Porven, 11; Anvitaa Pottigari, 10; Saanvi Pottigari, 12; Maximiliano Salguero, 12; Annie Schulze, 10; Kailey Smith, 12; Owen Smith, 10; Samantha Solis, 12; and Juan Vallmitjana, 8.

Up-and-coming swimmers compete in the IMR Challenge.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimmingโ€™s website.

IF YOU GO

What: Firecracker 400s & IM Ready (LCM) Pentathlon Challenge.

When: Friday-Sunday.

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9 a.m.

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Of note: Admission and heat sheets are $3 each per session. Ribbons will be awarded at Friday Night Firecracker 400s for top three places in each age group. T-shirts will be given to the top three scorers in each age group for the IMR Pentathlon Challenge. For more information call the swim office at 954-747-4635.

IF YOU GO

What: MACM Invitational.

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5 p.m.; Session II, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Session III, 8:30 a.m.; Session IV, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Session V, 9 a.m.

Where: Tamiami Aquatic Center, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami.

Of note: All events are timed finals. Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free on Meet Mobile. For more information, call the swim office at 786-255-4695.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com