Ethan McPeek, Hashan Ekanayake, Boys Relay Lead SOFLO On Final Day Of Sunrise Holiday Champs


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, December 16, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club turned in some outstanding swims on the third and final day of the Sunrise Swimming Holiday Champs Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Ethan McPeek, 13, led the boys’ team as a double winner in the 11-and-over category and earned 24 points in high point.

McPeek won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 30.19 with a time drop of 0.90. He was the fastest qualifier in morning prelims.

McPeek won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:17.05, another best time with a time drop of 2.99. He was second fastest qualifier in prelims. McPeek was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:20.43.

Hashan Ekanayake, 13, won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 18:07.81, shaving 51.59 off his previous best. He was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 56.02.

The boys 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay of Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega and Matt McVeigh won in 2:02.31.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Girls 7-10 200-yard freestyle relay, third, 2:17.06, Juliana Cavalcanti, Aanya Robinson, Cherill Royalty, Jordan Evans.

Girls 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay, third, 2:04.45, Sophia Avila, Cali Harries, Alexandra Strong, Roshini Shivakumar.

Calista Harries, 12, 200-yard breaststroke, third, 2:53.64, time drop.

Jordan Evans, 8, 50-yard breaststroke, third, 44.35, time drop.

Mason Jimenez, 11, 200-yard individual medley, third, 2:39.18.

Ethan Hall, 9, 50-yard backstroke, third, 37.28, time drop.

Luca Hincapie, 13, 50-yard backstroke, second, 31.13; 100-yard butterfly, third, 1:02.86.

Marvan Ekanayake, 13, 50-yard backstroke, third, 31.58.

Matt McVeigh, 12, 200-yard breaststroke, third, 3:04.98.

Noah Mejias, 8, 100-yard butterfly, second, 1:18.89, time drop.

Felipe Rodriguez, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 36.07, time drop.

Coral Springs Swim Club swept the combined, boys and girls team titles. SOFLO, third among the boys and fifth among the girls teams, was one of 13 teams, mostly Florida Gold Coast teams with 44 swimmers (27 boys and 17 girls) in 215 individual events and 10 relay events.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Coral Springs 872, 2. Sunrise Swimming 519, 3. Lake Lytal Lightning 437, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 289, 5. SwimFast 194.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Coral Springs 356, 2. Sunrise Swimming 293, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 201, 4. Lake Lytal Lightning 176, 5. Hurricane Aquatics 115.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Coral Springs 516, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 261, 3. Sunrise Swimming 226, 4. SwimFast 106, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 88.

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Cecilia Poll, MILEN 18:12.30; 13-14, 1. Kaitlyn Bonasera, CSSC 18:31.76; 15-and-over, 1. Amber Candido, CSSC 18:14.43; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Ware 21:24.31, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs 2:12.32, 3. SOFLO A 2:17.06 (Juliana Cavalcanti, Aanya Robinson, Cherill Royalty, Jordan Evans); 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:50.26, 3. SOFLO A 2:04.45 (Sophia Avila, Cali Harries, Alexandra Strong, Roshini Shivakumar); 13-and-over, 1. Coral Springs 1:41.93.

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Braeylyn Thorpe, CSSC 2:33.31; SOFLO: 5. Juliana Cavalcanti 3:01.59, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 2:19.36; 13-14, 1. Kaitlyn Jorgensen, SUN 2:16.11; 15-and-over, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 2:14.42.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:03.55; SOFLO: 6. Juliana Cavalcanti 1:14.82, 8. Cherill Royalty 1:17.33; 11-12, 1. Katelyn Gembicki, AJSC 59.06; SOFLO: 8. Roshini Shivakumar 1:06.89; 13-14, 1. Cassia Flynn, CSSC 55.07; 15-and-over, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 55.06.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 33.07; SOFLO: 6. Jordan Evans 41.11; 11-12, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 29.68; 13-14, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 28.25; 15-and-over, 1. Amber Candido, CSSC 29.29.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 2:33.74; SOFLO: 3. Cali Harries 2:53.64, time drop; 13-14, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 2:35.92; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:27.55.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Zoe Schnoeller, SFTL 1:15.11; 11-12, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 1:03.57; 13-14, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 1:01.97; 15-and-over, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 59.01.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Braelyn Thorpe, CSSC 37.43; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Evans 44.35, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 34.51; SOFLO: 5. Cali Harries 39.38; 13-14, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 32.71; 15-and-over, 1. Emily Rosa, SUN 32.17.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 2:16.38; 13-14, 1. Nicole Creed, CSSC 2:11.10; 15-and-over, 1. Valery Ramirez, MILEN 2:13.28.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 18:59.92; 13-14, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SOFLO 18:07.81, drop time; 15-and-over, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 16:44.09.

200-yard freestyle relay:
7-10, 1. Coral Springs 2:05.73; 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 2:02.31 (Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Jordan Le-Vega, Matt McVeigh); 13-and-over, 1. Coral Springs 1:29.06, 4. SOFLO A 1:46.66 (Alexander Miller, Hashan Ekanayake, Luca Hincapie).

200-yard individual medley:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cummings, AJSC 2:35.56; 11-12, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:24.14; SOFLO: 3. Mason Jimenez 2:39.18, 8. Matthew Jimenez 2:49.34; 13-14, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 2:13.09; SOFLO: 3. Ethan McPeek 2:20.43, time drop, 4. Luca Hincapie 2:21.56, 5. Alexander Miller 2:24.71, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Jason Bonasera, CSSC 2:00.55.

100-yard freestyle:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:04.31; SOFLO: 6. Ethan Hall 1:11.34, 8. Ian Barrios 1:13.47; 11-12, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 58.08; 13-14, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 51.49; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 56.02, time drop, 6. Alexander Miller 58.09, 7. Marvan Ekanayake 58.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 49.08.

50-yard backstroke:
7-10, 1. Frank Vincze, SF 35.74; SOFLO: 3. Ethan Hall 37.28, time drop, 8. Ian Barrios 45.73; 11-12, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 29.77; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Le-Vega 34.65, time drop, 7. Matthew Jimenez 36.16; 13-14, 1. Ethan McPeek, SOFLO 30.19, time drop; SOFLO: 2. Luca Hincapie 31.13, 3. Marvan Ekanayake 31.58; 15-and-over, 1. Grant Arna, CSSC 26.58.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 2:51.81, SOFLO: 3. Matt McVeigh 3:04.98; 13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:21.15; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Domecq, CSSC 2:22.87.

100-yard butterfly:
7-10, 1. Daniel Ella, SUN 1:12.68; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 1:18.89, time drop; 11-12, 1. Antoine Sharp, LLL 1:03.14; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 1:16.81, time drop; 13-14, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 58.28; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 1:02.86, 4. Hashan Ekanayake 1:03.30, time drop, 5. Marvan Ekanayake; 15-and-over, 1. Mateo Valdivieso, SUN 55.00.

50-yard breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 36.53; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Hall 42.70; 11-12, 1. Lucas Franchak, CANE 33.98; SOFLO: 2. Felipe Rodriguez 36.07, time drop, 5. Jordan Le-Vega 38.01, time drop; 13-14, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 30.00; SOFLO: 4. Alexander Miller 35.51; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Domecq, CSSC 28.94.

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 2:25.60; 13-14, 1. Ethan McPeek, SOFLO 2:17.05, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 1:55.71.

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

Bedoya, Gonzalez, Barrios, Vallmitjana, McVeigh, Harris Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of FGC Area 3 Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 15, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers continued to turn in some impressive performances on Day Two of the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Championships Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO had six individual winners. They were:

Sophia Bedoya, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:35.78.

Sofia Gonzalez, 50-meter freestyle, 32.68, time drop 5.55.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 200-meter backstroke, 2:53.47, time drop 7.19.

Juan Vallmitjana, 50-meter butterfly, 41.23, time drop 2.86.

Matt McVeigh, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:50.65.

Zackary Harris, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:20.30, time drop 3.62.

SOFLO also swept the 200-meter freestyle relays.

Other top three finishers were:

Daniela Rodriguez, 100-meter backstroke, second, 1:22.99.

Carleigh Schleicher, 50-meter butterfly, second 35.61, time drop 2.18.

Connor Jimenez, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:54.11, time drop 5.51; 50-meter freestyle, second, 35.73, time drop 2.38.

Alex Golding, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:21.50, time drop 2.28.

Leah Pando, 100-meter breaststroke, second, 1:34.46, time drop 1.65; 50-meter butterfly, third, 35.67, time drop 2.13; 50-meter freestyle, third, 33.28, time drop 2.58.

Juan Vallmitjana, 100-meter breaststroke, third, 1:54.67.

Caterina Fogli, 100-meter backstroke, third, 1:37.74.

Logan Gonzalez, 200-meter backstroke, third, 2:37.68, time drop 3.72.

Maria Herne, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:44.05; 50-meter butterfly, third, 37.76, time drop 0.29.

Twenty eight teams, including host SOFLO, are competing in the long course developmental championship meet including the AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, Florida International, Gulliver, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins and Hialeah.

SOFLO has 86 swimmers (46 girls and 40 boys) competing in 426 individual events in addition to relays over three days.

The three-day meet concludes today with two sessions. Two other Area Championships are being held simultaneously. Sunrise is hosting the Area 2 Championships and Area 1 is at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Emily Franco, MAC 2:44.96.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Lydia Smutny, AKS 1:36.92; SOFLO: 3. Caterina Fogli 1:37.74, 4. Pilar Duranti 1:38.27, time drop 1.61; 11-12, 1. Brianna Ray, MCDA 1:21.99; SOFLO: 5. Judith-Alison Natino 1:26.87, time drop 0.76, 7. Leanne Sorensen 1:28.33, time drop 1.57, 8. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:28.88, time drop, 1.37; 13-14, 1. Sophie Lamelas, Gulliver 1:17.58; SOFLO: 5. Shayna Blitz 1:23.35, time drop 2.98; 15-18, 1. Daniela Jorge, MAC 1:22.08; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Rodriguez 1:22.99, 6. Maria Herne 1:33.07, time drop 0.37.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Madison Newman, EA 40.03; SOFLO: 7. Caterina Fogli 45.16, time drop 0.68, 9. Pilar Duranti 47.20, 10. Isabella Perry 47.76; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 35.40; SOFLO: 2. Carleigh Schleicher 35.61, time drop 2.18, 3. Leah Pando 35.67, time drop 2.13, 4. Ava Kuznik 35.71, time drop 1.18, 6. Anastasia Lutz 36.37, time drop 0.86, 8. Sofia Gonzalez 37.11, time drop 4.94; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Key, MCDA 32.43; 15-18, 1. Emma Benoudiz, CANE 35.66; SOFLO: 3. Maria Herne 37.76, time drop 0.29, 4. Daniela Rodriguez 37.87.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Madison Newman, EA 1:45.25; SOFLO: 11. Anjan Andapally 2:05.01, time drop 1.60, 12. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:05.69; 11-12, 1. Ariadne Villar, CANE 1:33.29; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 1:34.46, time drop 1.65, 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:34.96, time drop 3.04, 7. Ava Kuznik 1:36.63; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 1:27.22; 15-18, 1. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 1:35.78; SOFLO: 2. Maria Herne 1:44.05.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, MCDA 34.55; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 38.14, time drop 0.22, 9. Isabella Perry 39.17. 11. Pilar Duranti 39.51; 11-12, 1. Sofia Gonzalez, SOFLO 32.68, time drop 5.55; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 33.28, time drop 2.58, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 33.71, 6. Kaitlyn Consuegra, 33.76, time drop 0.17; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 30.19; 15-18, 1. Lauren van Hemert, CANE 32.16; SOFLO: 3. Daniela Rodriguez 33.97.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 2:53.47, time drop 7.19; SOFLO: 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 3:09.36, 8. Leanne Sorensen 3:13.33, time drop 10.68; 13-14, 1. Fabiana Avendano, SDST 2:44.39; 15-18, 1. Andrea Toledano, Unattached 2:45.32.

200-meter freestyle relay:
7-18, 1. SOFLO E 2:07.44 (Victoria Torres, Samantha Solis, Shayna Blitz, Sofia Osorio), 2. SOFLO C 2:09.58 (Anastasia Lutz, Ava Kuznik, Judith-Alison Natino, Kaitlyn Barrios), 8. SOFLO D 2:22.37 (Savini Subaingha, Gabriella Lissa, Carleigh Schleicher, Kaitlyn Consuegra).

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ivan Grass, AKS 2:55.82; 15-18, 1. Byron Norris, CANE 2:31.09.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 1:31.94; SOFLO: 3. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:37.34, time drop 3.47, 4. Connor Jimenez 1:38.01, time drop 1.50, 5. Brandon Lozano 1:38.41, 6. Leo Shee 1:40.21, 7. Matthew Jimenez 1:41.44, time drop 0.01; 11-12, 1. Erick Collazo, BM 1:17.91; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 1:24.55, time drop 1.21; 13-14, 1. Henry Ajo, BM 1:12.00; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 1:12.49, time drop 1.35, 3. Manuel Melendez 1:12.71, time drop 0.90, 4. Christopher Hau 1:12.80, time drop, time drop 2.71, 6. Nathaniel Garrick 1:13.26, time drop 3.56, 7. Chris Vasquez 1:14.47, time drop 0.12; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 1:09.01; SOFLO: 3. Juancamilo Rivero 1:11.54, time drop 5.80.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 41.23, time drop 2.86; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 42.24, time drop 2.05, 3. Benjamin Kim 42.56, time drop 2.24, 7. Mason Jimenez 46.53, time drop 6.30, 9. Leo Shee 49.19, 10. Emiliano Cavani 49.88; 11-12, 1. Michael Baltodano, MS 33.44; SOFLO: 3. Gavin Sheyda 36.37, time drop 1.63; 13-14, 1. Samuel Arias, Gulliver 31.11; 15-18, 1. Lauro Garza, CM 29.35; SOFLO: 2. Michael Toro 31.56, time drop 2.64.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:50.65; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:54.11, time drop 5.51, 3. Juan Vallmitjana 1:54.67, 5. Mason Jimenez 1:55.73, time drop 11.78, 6. Matthew Jimenez 1:57.71, 10. Martin Petkov 2:04.58; 11-12, 1. Adrian Hernandez, AKS 1:30.16; 13-14, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.30, time drop 3.62; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 1:21.50, time drop 2.28, 8. Matthew Kim 1:27.00, time drop 1.08; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 1:18.98; SOFLO: 5. Juancamilo Rivero 1:23.65, time drop 7.21.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, Unattached 35.57; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 35.73, time drop 2.38, 4. Benjamin Kim 36.31, time drop 0.22, 11. Matt McVeigh 38.25, time drop 2.09, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 38.26, time drop 0.28; 11-12, 1. Michael Baltodano, MS 31.00; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 27.41; SOFLO: 2. Anthony Robaina 27.55, time drop 1.03, 7. Zackary Harris 29.00, time drop 0.46, 8. Manuel Melendez 29.01, time drop 0.61; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 28.31; SOFLO: 5. Michael Toro 2898, time drop 1.38.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Evan Wilson MCDA 2:53.49; SOFLO: 4. Gavin Sheyda 2:59.72; 13-14, 1. David Campos, Gulliver 2:35.62; SOFLO: 3. Logan Gonzalez 2:37.68, time drop 3.72, 4. Nathaniel Garrick 2:37.99, time drop 6.83, 6. Aldo Zepeda 2:43.62, time drop 2.05, 10. Matthew Kim 2:48.46, time drop 5.03; 15-18, 1. Ben Wilson, MCDA 2:39.77.

200-meter freestyle relay:
7-18, 1. SOFLO F 1:51.96 (Robert Wilson, Juancamilo Rivero, Michael Toro, Casey Moya), 2. SOFLO D 1:54.63 (Chris Vasquez, Manuel Melendez, Zackary Harris, Anthony Robaina), 6. SOFLO E 1:59.52 (Logan Gonzalez, Samuel Bullen, Christopher Hau, Mark Andre De Gracia).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Long Course Developmental Championships

When: Sunday

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

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet is open to 7-18 year-olds with qualifying times. Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and can be found online and Meet Mobile along with results. Parking is free. Concession stand will be available for all sessions. Team results are not being scored. For more information call 954-538-3721.

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