SOFLO Boys Relay Break 30-Year-Old FGC Record; SOFLO Leads After Day Three

SOFLO Boys Relay Break 30-Year-Old FGC Record; SOFLO Leads After Day Three


By Sharon Robb

November 23, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club is for real.

SOFLO continues to lead after Day Three of the 23rd annual Speedo Winter Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The highlight of the day for SOFLO swimmers was the boys’ 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay breaking a 30-year-old Florida Gold Coast record.

The relay of John Paul Handal, 10, Michael Arias, 10, Joseph Lee, 10 and Marcus Franco, 10, won the event in 2:08.78, crushing the previous record of 2:10.49 set in 1980 by Hurricane Aquatics.

The time also broke the FGC open record of 2:12.06 set by SOFLO (Marcus Franco, Rafael Rodriguez, Leonardo Mateus, Nicolas Rossi) in 2012.

“It was unique because we broke the record again with four different boys,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Swimming with both confidence and determination, SOFLO dominated the competition throughout Saturday’s prelims and finals.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 1,341, the only team in the field of 48 teams with more than 1,000 points. First-year club Azura Florida Aquatics is second with 781 and St. Andrew’s Swimming is third with 690.

SOFLO, defending girls champion, leads the girls team standings with 609 points ahead of St. Andrew’s (414) and Coral Springs Swim Club (366.50).

SOFLO boys lead with 732 points ahead of Azura (601) and Metro Aquatics (377.50).

“For sure we are real,” Anderson said. “We have a pretty good little team doing the job. Saturday was another wonderful session, the kids never let up and seem to be excited about swimming strong. I hope people are starting to figure out that we have a good team and we can really coach these kids to do some really good stuff.

“The kids are really stepping it up,” Anderson said. “They have a lot of confidence and have been battle-tested. Last year I said Winter Champs was our best meet and our clientele didn’t believe that. We have improved upon that as far as depth and overall as far as our age group and senior swimmers.

“We are a very well-balanced team from our 9-year-olds to the older senior groups and that’s why we are doing so well. We are maturing right in front of our eyes at this year’s Winter Champs. This is what we are really about.”

Other top SOFLO performances were:

SOFLO won the girls’ 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay in 2:17.37 with Kayla Cunningham, Katrina Del Vecchio, Sara Quintero and Elizabeth Chevaldova.

SOFLO won the boys’ 11-12 200-yard medley relay in 1:56.90 with Leonardo Mateus, Brandon Moran, Bryant Segui and Rafael Rodriguez.

SOFLO won the boys’ 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:55.38 with Nicolas Rossi, Marcus Franco, Joseph Lee and Michael Arias.

SOFLO won the girls’ 13-14 200-yard medley relay in 1:56.15 with Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Star Fassler and Stephanie Mlujeak.

SOFLO won the boys’ 13-14 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.22 with Juan Lucas, Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto.

SOFLO boys won the 13-14 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:33.02 with Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki, Kevin Porto and Juan Lucas.

Michael Arias and Nicolas Rossi finished 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.89 and 2:10.44.

Vanessa Mesa won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.98.

Rafael Rodriguez won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.43, 50-yard butterfly in 28.08 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:03.23.

Kathleen Golding won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.66 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:26.34.

Jessica Rodriguez won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.74.

Joseph Lee and Marcus Franco finished 1-2 in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.99 and 1:11.39.

Leonardo Mateus won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.45.

Kelley Heron won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:02.18.

Ervin Marin won the 100-yard individual medley in 55.81.

Full results and live results can be found at http://www.swimpst.com or Florida Swim Network which is also live streaming the meet which ends on Sunday.

IF YOU GO

What: 23rd annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Swimming Championships

When: Thursday-Sunday

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

Schedule: SUNDAY— Session 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:46 p.m.; 1650s, girls 1:10-2:52 p.m., boys 1:10-3:07 p.m.; Session 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:57 p.m.; 1650s, girls 1:10-2:52 p.m., boys 1:10-3:07 p.m.; Finals, 5-7:09 p.m.

Live Streaming: Florida Swim Network is broadcasting the finals live. It is the second consecutive Florida Gold Coast Winter Championships that FSN is broadcasting.

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets per session. For more information go to http://www.swimpst.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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NIKE SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Marcus Franco

NIKE SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Marcus Franco


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 11, 2012

Marcus Franco watched his older brothers Max and Mike during swim practice at Academic Village Pool and knew he was going to follow in their footsteps.

“I saw how much fun they were having,” said the third grader. “My two brothers did it and I wanted to swim for the same swim team.”

Franco, 9, started swimming when he was 3 and competing on the Comets Swim Team when he was 6.

“It’s a lot of hard work but it’s fun in the water,” said Franco, who swims five days a week.

The hard work is beginning to pay off for Franco who turned in his finest performance at the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Meet in his home team pool in Pembroke Pines.

During the meet, Franco earned four Junior Olympics qualifying cut times and made finals. He now has seven JO cut times for 10-and-unders.

For his outstanding meet and performance, Franco is the Nike Athlete of the Month. The Nike-sponsored SOFLO club award honors a swimmer for outstanding performance and improvement.

Franco gave age group coach Rose Lockie credit for his improvement in the water.

“I really trained a lot for that meet,” Franco said. “That was really a big meet for me. It was my best meet. Coach Rose helped me with every stroke. She was the reason I did so good. She helped me so much.”

Franco hopes to be as good as his older brothers.

Max Franco swam with the Comets since he was 10 and turns 22 in May. He graduates the United States Merchant Marine Academy on June 18 in Kings Point, N.Y. and plans to go on active duty with the Coast Guard.

Mike has been swimming with the Comets since he was 6 and will soon turn 18 and graduate Everglades High School on June 7. He will leave for the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, one of the most prestigious institutions in the U.S., in late July.

“It’s nice to see him follow his brothers,” said his mother Maria. “He enjoys swimming and being with his friends. He swims and plays baseball.”

Asked which brother is the best swimmer, Franco said “It has to be Mikey. He can swim really fast.”

Franco said his favorite stroke is the butterfly.

“I like it because you need to be very strong to swim the butterfly stroke,” Franco said. “You have to stretch your arms a lot to get to first place. Mikey likes the butterfly like me.”

Franco has been playing several positions on his baseball team including pitcher, catcher, first base and third base. His favorite position is pitcher. He likes school and his favorite subject is math. His favorite swimmer is Ryan Lochte who he thinks will “win lots of medals” in London this summer.

“I would like to go to the Olympics some day, I watch them on TV and it looks like fun,” Franco said. “I have to get faster. I have to work hard a few more years. I get faster and faster each year. It’s a lot of work but I like it.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Comets, Coral Springs, SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Broward County Holiday Classic

Comets, Coral Springs, SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Broward County Holiday Classic


December 3, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Nicolas Rossi was all smiles Saturday at the 8&Under Broward County Holiday Classic hosted by the Comets Swim Team at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

In a festive holiday atmosphere that featured an early visit from Santa Claus and his top elf, the Comets swimmer and his teammates took turns dominating the meet with great racing , fast times and having fun.

Rossi, 8, was third among high point leaders with 84 points and posted three career-best times and three Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic qualifying cut times.

Rossi opened the meet with a win in the 100-yard freestyle (1:09.47), took second in the 100-yard individual medley (1:25.69), two thirds in the 50-yard freestyle (32.34) and 50-yard breaststroke (48.48) and fourth in the 50-yard butterfly (43.39). He also led off the winning 100-yard freestyle relay.

On a scale of one-to-ten, Rossi rated his performance “a nine.”

“That felt very good in the water,” Rossi said after his 100-yard freestyle victory. “That was my best race of the day. I am pretty happy with it. I started sprinting in the last 50. My stroke felt pretty good. This is one of my better meets.”

Rossi, a third grader at Manatee Bay Elementary School, was coming off Winter Championships where he made team history as the first swimmer to score a point for the Comets at a major swim meet.

“That was fun, it’s nice to be remembered for that and being the first to do it,” Rossi said with a big grin.

Rossi, the younger brother of national and Florida Gold Coast age group record holder Cristian, has been swimming for five years. His dad was also a competitive swimmer. Rossi said he looks up to Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte and can’t wait to get faster.

“I always like to swim best times and get my JO cuts,” said Rossi, a former football player (quarterback) who liked swimming more and stayed with it. “Our team did great today. We were all cheering for each other. I’m pretty tired now but I can still breathe. That was a lot of racing.”

Marcus Franco, 8, of the Comets Swim Team won the boys’ 8-and-under High Point Award with 97 points. He captured four first places in the 50-yard freestyle (31.75), 50-yard butterfly (38.38), 50-yard backstroke (38.41) and 100-yard individual medley (1:23.84) and was second in the 100-yard freestyle (1:10.11). Franco also anchored the winning 100-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:02.98 and posted four FGC cut times.

Among other high point leaders, Joshua Hanks, 8, swimming unattached for SOFLO, finished with 48 points; John Paul Handal, 8, of SOFLO had 23 points and Fabio Savino, 8, was the top Coral Springs Swim Club finisher with 17 points.

SOFLO’s top girls high point leader was Sarah Schimansky, 8, who finished fifth with 73 points. Pine Crest Swimming’s Hanna Smith won top honors with 96 points. Sarah Quintero, 8, was the top Comets finisher with 57 points and Cara Virgin, 8, of Coral Springs Swim Club finished with 55 points.

Schimansky won the 100-yard freestyle in a lifetime-best 1:16.71, bettering her previous best of 1:20.18. She also won the 50-yard breaststroke in 47.57, another best time. Her previous best was 49.63. She was second in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:38.17 and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 35.56.

Alejandro Mateus, 6, of the Comets Swim Team won the 25-yard butterfly in a lifetime best 28.84, bettering his previous best of 29.50. He was third in the 25-yard breaststroke, third in the 25-yard freestyle and fourth in the 25-yard backstroke.

At age 5, Noelle Crichton was the youngest Comet in the meet. She did well, scoring 36 points with a fifth place in the 25-yard butterfly, sixth in the 25-yard breaststroke and nine in the 25-yard freestyle.

Meet director Luis Soler was pleased with the meet.

“There were smiles, lots of smiles because of the holidays, Santa walking around and the kids seeing him,” Soler said.

“I think this is a really good swim meet for these eight-and-unders. I actually look forward to this Sizzler out of all the Sizzlers. I think everyone feels we run pretty much one of the best Sizzlers around. I think it’s because we take it seriously. Just because they are eight-and-unders doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pay attention to them and make sure they have a good swim meet.”

Soler was pleased with the team’s overall racing after coming off Winter Championships.

“I think we have a lot of really good eight-and-unders that shined today,” Soler said. “One of our kids actually got high point so I am pretty happy about that.

“We were not only competitive with other teams but we were competitive with ourselves.

“The kids always end on a pretty good note. They know this is the last meet before the New Year.”

The well-organized meet from head officials dressed in Santa hats,  volunteer timers and support staff to the Booster Club, parents and volunteers, attracted ten teams. They were the Comets Swim Team, Cooper City Cyclones, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale Aquatics, Heritage Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Piranhas, SOFLO, New England and YMCA of Broward County.

Next December the Comets will host the Santa Claus 8-and-Under meet on Dec. 7 and County Sprint Championships, Dec. 8-9.

SOFLO’s Rojas Swims Best Time In Gainesville

Marc Rojas of the South Florida Aquatic Club turned in a lifetime-best time Saturday night in the 200-yard individual medley at the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic in Gainesville.

Rojas, 17, swam his fastest time of 1:56.17 in the 200-yard individual medley.

On Friday night, he finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.05. He went out in 27.40 for the first 50 yards.

On Sunday, the third and final day of the meet, Rojas will try and get his junior national cut time in the 200-yard breaststroke.

HOLIDAY CLASSIC HIGH POINT LEADERS

GIRLS: 1. Hanna Smith, Pine Crest 96; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Schimansky 73; COMETS: 9. Sara Quintero 57, 13. Katrina Del Vecchio 53, 20. Noelle Crichton 36, 27. Gretchen Montgomery 18, 31. Jena Legaspi 14, 38. Isabella Lizarazo 2, 38. Analucia Raimont 2; CCSC: 11. Cara Virgin 55, 12. Olivia Mason 54, 19. Emma Gomez 40, 29. Molly Mason 16, 30. Victoria Grimaldi 15, 31. Reese Christopher 14.

BOYS: 1. Marcus Franco, Comets 97; COMETS: 3. Nicolas Rossi 84, 4. Nicolas Drolet 74, 6. Joseph Lee 70, 9. Alejandro Mateus 67,  11. Gabriel Blandin 60, 13. Sebastian Lares 53, 21. Akira Huang 26, 28. Christopher Perera 9, 29. Ryan Heron 8, 30. Tanner Gibson 6, 32. Zackary Harris 4; SOFLO: 15. Joshua Hanks 48, 22. John Paul Handal 23; CSSC: 25. Fabio Savino 17, 27. Brian Gonzalez 15.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-YARD FREESTYLE:

7-8: 1. Sarah Schimansky, SOFLO 1:16.71, best time; CSSC: 5. Cara Virgin 1:24.76, best time; 6. Olivia Mason 1:25.58, best time; 14. Victoria Grimaldi 1:39.15; COMETS: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:27.70, best time; 9. Sara Quintero 1:29.21 best time; 19. Gretchen Montgomery 1:46.84, best time; 21. Isabella Lizarazi 1:48.34, best time; 22. Jena Legaspi 1:51.86, best time; 27. Daniela Barreto 1:55.75; 29. Kyle McIntosh 1:57.34, best time; 32. Marli Crichton 2:04.24; 35. Analucia Raimont 2:17.50; SOFLO: 24. Morgan Cavanagh 1:53.81.

25-YARD FREESTYLE:

6-and-under: 1. Mariavictoria Perez, FLA 19.28; COMETS: 9. Noelle Crichton 30.21; CORAL SPRINGS: 12. Reese Christopher 32.63.

50-YARD FREESTYLE:

7-8: 1. Hanna Smith, Pine Crest 34.88; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Schimansky 35.56; 31. Gisele Girones 51.49, best time; 39. Morgan Cavanagh 53.52; CSSC: 5. Olivia Mason 37.69, best time; 6. Cara Virgin 37.80, best time; 10. Emma Gomez 39.59, best time; 17. Victoria Grimaldi 44.75, best time; 27. Molly Mason 49.52; 29. Ashley Nagy 50.62; 33. Faith Newby 51.80; 41. Isabel Zahalsky 55.00; 42. Amber Candido 56.39; 44. Sara Laplant 57.82; 50. Memphis Christopher 1:03.87; COMETS: 9. Katrina Del Vecchio 39.56, best time; 20. Gretchen Montgomery 47.86, best time; 28. Daniela Barreto 49.91, best time; 32. Isabella Lizarazo 51.53; 35. Jena Legaspi 52.19, best time; 37. Kylie McIntosh 52.98, best time; 47. Analucia Raimont 1:00.94, best time.  

25-YARD BUTTERFLY:

6-and-under: 1. Mariavictoria Perez, FLA 23.86; COMETS: 5. Noelle Crichton 32.31. 

50-YARD BUTTERFLY:

7-8: 1. Hanna Smith, Pine Crest Swimming 40.01; COMETS: 4. Katrina Del Vecchio 48.38; 11. Sara Quintero 56.51; 18. Jena Legaspi 1:02.49; 22. Isabella Lizarazo 1:08.84; 23. Analucia Raimont 1:11.53; CSSC: 8. Emma Gomez 52.04, best time; 13. Molly Mason 58.29; 15. Victoria Grimaldi 58.59; 27. Ashley Nagy 1:13.81; 28. Faith Newby 1:14.40; SOFLO: 19. Gisele Girones 1:02.95.

25-YARD BREASTSTROKE:

6-and-under: 1. Marlo Hibler, FLA 30.96; COMETS: 6. Noelle Crichton 33.62.

50-YARD BREASTSTROKE:

7-8: 1. Sarah Schimansky, SOFLO 47.57, best time; CSSC: 4. Olivia Mason 50.49, best time; 5. Cara Virgin 52.28; 10. Molly Mason 56.33; 14. Victoria Grimaldi 58.24, best time; 19. Emma Gomez 1:01.58; 21. Faith Newby 1:03.96; 28. Ashley Nagy 1:14.47; 29. Amber Candido 1:14.49; 33. Isabel Zahalsky 1:18.80; COMETS: 6. Sara Quintero 52.99; 9. Gretchen Montgomery 55.48, best time; 11. Katrina Del Vecchio 56.53, best time; 25. Analucia Raimont 1:11.99; 27. Isabella Lizarazo 1:13.08; 32. Kylie McIntosh 1:17.04; 36. Jena Legaspi 1:28.69; SOFLO: 24. Morgan Cavanagh 1:11.86.

25-YARD BACKSTROKE:

6-and-under: 1. Marlo Hibler, FLA 25.13; CSSC: 9. Reese Christopher 38.19.

50-YARD BACKSTROKE:

7-8: 1. Hanna Smith, Pine Crest Swimming 40.13; COMETS: 3. Sara Quintero 47.03; 5. Jena Legaspi 48.91, best time; 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 49.96; 9. Gretchen Montgomery 51.57, best time; 15. Analucia Raimont 57.52, best time; 23. Kylie McIntosh 1:01.81; 34. Daniela Barreto 1:07.38; 39. Marli Crichton 1:11.14; CSSC: 8. Emma Gomez 50.20; 17. Amber Candido 58.39; 24. Faith Newby 1:02.58; 31. Ashley Nagy 1:06.03; SOFLO: 28. Gisele Girones 1:05.67, best time; 38. Morgan Cavanagh 1:11.09.

100-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY:

7-8: 1. Hanna Smith, Pine Crest Swimming 1:34.72; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Schimansky 1:38.17; CSSC: 5. Cara Virgin 1:40.68; 7. Olivia Mason 1:43.76; 8. Emma Gomez 1:49.60; 10. Victoria Grimaldi 1:57.58, best time; 12. Molly Mason 1:59.07; COMETS: 6. Sara Quintero 1:43.75; 15. Isabella Lizarazo 2:10.91.

100-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY:

8-and-under: 1. FLA 1:11.05; 2. CSSC 1:11.79 (Emma Gomez, Molly Mason, Cara Virgin, Olivia Mason), 3. Comets 1:20.30 (Katrina Del Vecchio, Isabella Lazarazo, Gretchen Montgomery, Sara Quintero); 5. CSSC 1:26.59 (Victoria Grimaldi, Ashley Nagy, Faith Newby, Amber Candido), 6. Comets 1:35.98 (Daniela Barreto, Jena Legaspi, Analucia Raimont, Kylie McIntosh).

BOYS

100-YARD FREESTYLE:

7-8: 1. Nicolas Rossi, Comets 1:09.47, FGJO, best time; COMETS: 2. Marcus Franco, Comets 1:10.11, FGJO, best time; 4. Nicolas Drolet 1:19.14; 5. Joseph Lee 1:20.42, best time; 6. Gabriel Blandin 1:24.64; 13. Christopher Perera 1:38.09; 14. Ryan Heron 1:39.80, best time; 16. Akira Huang 1:40.89; 17. Zackary Harris 1:41.64, best time; 18. Tanner Gibson 1:45.46; 19. Marcos Vazquez 1:46.38, best time; 22. Miguel Crespo 2:08.23, best time; 26. Mark Andre De Gracia 2:13.96; 27. Noah Hew 2:14.67; 28. Marcus Hernandez 2:16.93; SOFLO: 7. Joshua Hanks 1:24.65, best time; 15. John Paul Handal 1:40.43; 25. Ariel Sanchez 2:12.12; CORAL SPRINGS: 11. Brian Gonzalez 1:36.62.

25-YARD FREESTYLE:

6-and-under: 1.Seby Carter, FLA 21.36; COMETS: 3. Alejandro Mateus 27.00.

50-YARD FREESTYLE:

7-8: 1. Marcus Franco, Comets 31.75, FGJO, best time; COMETS: 3. Nicolas Rossi 32.34, FGJO, best time; 5. Nicolas Drolet 35.38, best time; 6. Joseph Lee 36.90; 7. Gabriel Blandin 36.94; 9. Sebastian Lares 38.01, best time; 19. Tanner Gibson 44.03, best time; 20. Christopher Perera 44.23, best time; 22. Zackary Harris 45.40, best time; 24. Akira Huang 46.25; 25. Ryan Heron 47.04, best time; 26. Marcos Vazquez 48.23, best time; 30. Paolo Lanaro 52.22; 35. Noah Hew 58.88; 37. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:00.81; 38. Miguel Crespo 1:01.02, best time; 41. Marcus Hernandez 1:05.93; CSSC: 13. Fabio Savino 41.80, best time; 18. Bennett Brown 44.02; 33. Andrew Fibkins 58.34; 36. Jack Fibkins 59.07; SOFLO: 16. John Paul Handal 43.15; 40. Ariel Sanchez 1:03.40.

25-YARD BUTTERFLY:

6-and-under: 1. Alejandro Mateus, Comets 28.84, best time.

50-YARD BUTTERFLY:

7-8: 1. Marcus Franco, Comets 38.38, best time; COMETS: 4. Nicolas Rossi 43.39; 5. Nicolas Drolet 43.71; 6. Joseph Lee 44.05, best time; 10. Sebastian Lares 49.22, best time; 15. Zackary Harris 1:01.25; SOFLO: 8. Joshua Hanks 46.69; CSSC: 13. Brian Gonzalez 57.45; 19. Bennett Brown 1:05.27.

25-YARD BREASTSTROKE:

6-and-under: 1. Jonah Talmadge, Pompano Piranhas 30.17; COMETS: 3. Alejandro Mateus 33.17. 

50-YARD BREASTSTROKE:

7-8: 1. Michael Fernandez, Unattached-New England 47.62; COMETS: 3. Nicolas Rossi 48.48, best time; 4. Sebastian Lares 50.64, best time; 8. Gabriel Blandin 51.84; 10. Akira Huang 54.42, best time; 12. Christopher Perera 56.12, best time; 13. Ryan Heron 57.76, best time; 18. Zackary Harris 1:02.80; 23. Marcos Vazquez 1:07.29, best time; 29. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:14.74; 31. Marcus Hernandez 1:26.09; 33. Miguel Crespo 1:36.13; CSSC: 6. Fabio Savino 51.34, best time; 25. Brian Gonzalez 1:11.25; 26. Bennett Brown 1:11.72; 32. Andrew Fibkins 1:26.71; SOFLO: 11. John Paul Handal 54.73; 28. Ariel Sanchez 1:13.41.

25-YARD BACKSTROKE:

6-and-under: 1. Seby Carty, FLA 29.58; COMETS: 4. Alejandro Mateus 31.28, best time.

50-YARD BACKSTROKE:

7-8: 1. Marcus Franco, Comets 38.41, FGJO, best time; COMETS: 2. Nicolas Drolet 39.75, best time; 4. Joseph Lee 40.83, best time; 6. Sebastian Lares 45.51; 7. Gabriel Blandin 45.84; 8. Akira Huang 47.04; 15. Zackary Harris 52.18; 16. Ryan Heron 52.47, best time; 17. Marcos Vazquez 52.72, best time; 18. Christopher Perera 53.14, best time; 28. Paolo Lanaro 1:04.90; 30. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:07.62; 33. Marcus Hernandez 1:12.78; 35. Miguel Crespo 1:22.76, best time; SOFLO: 5. John Paul Handal 45.04; 32. Ariel Sanchez 1:09.35; CSSC: 11. Brian Gonzalez 48.98; 21. Bennett Brown 57.29.

100-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY:

7-8: 1. Marcus Franco, Comets 1:23.84, FGJO, best time; COMETS: 2. Nicolas Rossi 1:25.69, FGJO; 4. Joseph Lee 1:32.50; 5. Nicolas Drolet 1:32.52; 7. Gabriel Blandin 1:38.19; 9. Sebastian Lares 1:43.32; 10. Akira Huang 1:47.73; 11. Tanner Gibson 1:52.30, best time; SOFLO: 6. Joshua Hanks 1:34.76, best time.

100-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY:

8-and-under, 1. Comets 1:02.98 (Nicolas Rossi, Gabriel Blandin, Joseph Lee, Marcus Franco), 2. Comets 1:20.30 (Christopher Perera, Tanner Gibson, Ryan Heron, Akira Huang), 3. CSSC 1:22.53 (Fabio Savino, Bennett Brown, Andrew Fibkins, Brian Gonzalez), 5. Comets 1:29.38 (Miguel Crespo, Sebastian Lares, Marcos Vazquez, Zackary Harris).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.

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