SOFLO’s Mary Smutny Finishes Third On Final Day Of Speedo Winter Junior National East Meet; SOFLO Finishes 15th


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 8, 2018–Mary Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club wrapped up an outstanding meet on the fourth and final day of the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championship Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Smutny, 18, after finishing first and second in the last two days, finished third in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:56.69. Her time drop was 0.24. She went out in 56.19 and came home in 1:00.50. She was the fifth fastest in prelims in 1:58.36. She was seeded fifth in the 1:56.93.

South Florida Aquatic Club finished 15th among 70 teams in the women’s field. Smutny scored 53 of her team’s points.

Mason Manta Rays won the combined and men’s team titles and Nashville Aquatic Club won the women’s title.

One meet record was broken on the final day.

Alex Walsh, 17, of Nashville Aquatic Club won the 200-yard breaststroke in a meet record and best time 2:06.02. The previous mark was 2:07.44. Walsh finished with 73 points.

Her sister, Gretchen Walsh, the fastest 15-year-old 100 freestyler in history, won the sprint event in 47.79. Defending champion Kelly Pash was fourth. Walsh is now second all-time fastest in the 15-16 age group behind Simone Manuel’s 47.73 in 2013.

Swim Atlanta’s Jake Magahey, winner of the 500 freestyle, also won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 14:51.54, the only swimmer to crack 15 minutes.

Carson Foster, 17, wrapped up an outstanding meet with a win the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 1:41.20. He dropped 4/10ths of a second off his previous best. He finished with 60 points while his older brother Jake, 18, finished with 80 points.

SOFLO had six swimmers qualify for the meet. They were: Gaby Banks, Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Rafael Rodriguez, Hailey Jerew and Mary Smutny.

The meet started an hour early because of bad weather.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 698, 2. SwimMAC 653.5, 3. Dynamo 433.5, 4. Carmel 340.5, 5. Michigan Lakeshore 284; FLORIDA TEAMS: 7. Gator Swim Club 242, 18. Sarasota Tsunami 45, 23. Bolles 19.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 537, 2. SwimMAC 313.5, 3. Dynamo 287.5, 4. Enfinity 231, 5. SwimAtlanta 208; FLORIDA TEAMS: 10. Gator Swim Club 106, 12. Episcopal AmberJax 80, 19. East Coast Aquatic Team 38, 21. Sarasota Tsunmai 32, 22. North Florida 29, 24. Gator Swim Club 22, 36. Trinity Prep 17.5, 37. Bolles 17, 67. T2 Aquatics 2, 69. Area Tallahassee 1.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Nashville Aquatic Club 393, 2. SwimMAC 340, 3. Chelsea Piers 286.5, 4. TAC Titans 277, 5. Cardinal Aquatics 165; FLORIDA TEAMS: 11. Gator Swim Club 136, 13. Laker Swim 106, 15. South Florida Aquatic Club 64, 36. Sarasota Tsunami 13, 39. Greater Tampa 11, 48. tie, Sarasota YMCA, North Palm Beach 6, 57. Blue Dolfins 4, 65. Bolles 2.

WOMEN

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Lola Mull, MMA 16:12.26, 2. Abigail McCulloh, SA 16:25.45, 3. Elizabeth Boeckman, CPAC 16:30.63; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 12. Michele Morgan, PS 16:39.95, 15. Michael Mattes, SYS 16:43.55, 21. Anna Auld, ECAC 16:49.35, 22. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 16:49.72, 30. Leah George, Bolles 16:55.78, 35. Shannon Campbell, LA 17:07.35, 40. Alix Roy, HIGH 17:24.20.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Claire Curzan, TAC 1:53.09, 2. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 1:53.89, 3. Kathryn Ackerman, MLA 1:54.37; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 5. Talia Bates, GSC 1:55.73, 13. Summer Stanfield, STRM 1:58.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gretchen Walsh, NAC 47.79, 2. Isabel Ivey, LAKR 48.32, 3. Kate Douglass, CPAC 48.81; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 11. Talia Bates, GSC 49.97, 19. Ryley Ober, SRQ 50.52, 20. Olivia Taylor, YCF 50.68; SOFLO: 20. Kathleen Golding 50.68, finals; 50.39 prelims, 129. Hailey Jerew 54.27.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Alex Walsh, NAC 2:06.02, 2. Abby Arens, MOR 2:08.46, 3. Ella Nelson, NAC 2:09.30; SOFLO: 95. Molly Golding 2:23.47.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Charlotte Hook, TAC 1:55.67, 2. Grace Sheble, NOVA 1:56.25, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 1:56.69; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 11. Sara Stotler 1:59.61, 23. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:01.64; SOFLO: Kathleen Golding, NS.

4×100-yard freestyle relay: 1. Nashville Aquatic Club 3:18.63, 2. Swim MAC 3:19.56, 3. Chelsea Piers 3:20.59; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 10. Laker Swim 3:25.19, 17. Blue Dolfins 3:27.87, 22. St. Andrew’s 3:29.69. 24. East Coast Aquatic Club 3:30.54, 25. Bolles 3:30.64, 28. Greater Tampa 3:31.24, 31. Storm 3:32.40, 36. Loggerhead 3:35.00, 37. Highlander 3:25.05, 38. SOFLO 3:36.53 (Mary Smutny, Molly Golding, Hailey Jerew, Gaby Banks).

MEN

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Magahey, SA 14:51.54, 2. Arik Katz, SRQ 15:01.92, 3. Jake Mitchell, SC 15:09.39; SOFLO: Rafael Rodriguez, DFS; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 8. Jack Vandeusen, Bolles 15:20.58, 22. Brendan Peacock, SWIM 15:37.68, 28. Chance Conde, Bolles 15:45.43, 31. Wesley Hyde, CFM 15:47.28, 36. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 15:52.53, 44. James Kim, EAJ 15:58.56, 54. Zachary Brewer, FSLA 16:12.08, 55. Riley Sampson, CFM 16:12.58, 57. Rafael Ponce De Leon, Bolles 16:24.05

200-yard backstroke: 1. Carson Foster, RAYS 1:41.20, 2. Wyatt Davis, CSC 1:43.84, 3. Noah Young, RAYS 1:44.34; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 16. Ethan McCloud, TCSC 1:49.00, 17. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 1:46.77.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jack Alexy, SHY 43.44, 2. Adam Chaney, RAYS 43.67, 3. Kimani Gregory, RXA 43.95; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 7. Luke Uttley, TPA 44.64, 10. Julian Hill, GSC 44.55, 12. Jan Collazo Torres, TPA 44.75.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Josh Matheny, PEAQ 1:55.27, 2. Jake Foster, RAYS 1:56.01, 3. Paul Degrado, EAJ 1:57.55.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Jean-Pierre Khouzam, DR 1:44.41, 2. Sterling Crane, EAJ 1:45.62, 3. Noah Henderson, STAR 1:46.10; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 4. Tyler Watson 1:46.74, 10. Jace Crawford 1:47.46, 15. Mason Laur, T2 1:49.47, 18. Peyton Warner, GSC 1:49.49, 21. Nick Rogers, STRM 1:50.48; SOFLO: 66. Rafael Rodriguez 1:52.44.

4×100-yard freestyle relay: 1. Dynamo 2:59.08, 2. Mason Manta Rays 2:59.21, 3. SwimMAC 3:01.23; FLORIDA SWIMMERS: 16. Gator Swim Club 3:06.30, 24. Patriot Aquatics 3:10.27, 25. Bolles 3:10.73, 25. Bolles 3:10.73, 26. Sarasota Tsunami 3:11.31.

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

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Relays Kick Off Speedo Winter Junior Nationals-East Meet With National Age Group, Meet Records; SOFLO Competes In First Relay


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 5, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club got its first race under its belt Wednesday at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championship at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The foursome of Kathleen and Molly Golding, Mary Smutny and Gaby Banks competed in the 4×200-yard freestyle relay and finished in 7:39.25 and was the top Florida Gold Coast finisher.

Nashville Aquatic Club swept the women’s 4×50-yard medley relay and 4×200-yard freestyle relay with the same foursome of Alex Walsh, Ella Nelson, Lauren Hurt and Gretchen Walsh. The 4×50 won in 1:38.32 and 4×200 won in 7:11.69.

In the men’s relay competition, the Mason Manta Rays broke the 15-18 national age group record in the 4×200-yard freestyle by nearly seven seconds in 6:23.97 with brothers Carson and Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald and Adam Chaney. The previous record was 6:28.25.

The Mason Manta Rays also won the 50-yard medley relay in a meet record 1:26.52 with the same foursome. The previous record was 1:27.11.

SOFLO has six swimmers competing in the four-day meet. Gaby Banks, Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Rafael Rodriguez head the contingent. Hailey Jerew and Mary Smutny will swim unattached for SOFLO.

Swimmers competing in the winter junior championship are competing at the specific location (East or West) as determined by the LSC in which they are registered with USA Swimming.

The West meet is being hosted at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin.

The East meet, both prelims and finals, are being webcast live at usaswimming.org. On Thursday and Friday prelims are 9.m. and finals 5 p.m. On Saturday prelims are 9 a.m., 1,650-yard freestyle at 2 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMac 192, 2. Mason Manta Rays 166, 3. Dynamo 124, 4. SwimAtlanta 65, 5. Michigan Lakeshore 66; Florida Teams: 7. Gator Swim Club 48, 9. Bolles 8.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Mason Manta Rays 112, 2. Dynamo 84, 3. SwimMAC 80, 4. SwimAtlanta 46, 5. Dayton Raiders 42; Florida Teams: 10. Gator Swim Club 30, 13. Sarasota Tsunami 10, 16. Bolles 6.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SwimMAC 112, 2. Nashville Aquatic Club 80, 3. Mason Manta Rays 54, 4. Dynamo 40, 5. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics 36; Florida Teams: 14. Gator Swim Club 18, 19. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 4, 20. Bolles 2.

WOMEN

4×50-yard medley relay:
1. Nashville Aquatic Club 1:38.32 (Alex Walsh, Ella Nelson, Lauren Hurt, Gretchen Walsh), 2. TAC Titans 1:39.53, 3. Chelsea Piers 1:39.53, 19. Bolles B 1:44.00, 22. Blue Dolfins 1:44.34, 27. Greater Tampa 1:44.72, 30. East Coast Aquatic Club (Megan Murphy, Paige Maceachern, Madison Cummings, Chade Nersicio), 35. St. Andrew’s 1:46.16 (Aspen Gersper, Shayna Fetes, Emily Trieschmann, Lucy Miller).

4×200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Nashville Aquatic Club 7:11.69 (Gretchen Walsh, Ella Nelson, Lauren Hurt, Alex Walsh), 2. SwimMAC B 7:16.42, 3. SwimMAC 7:16.59, 15. Sarasota YMCA 7:28.38, 16. Bolles 7:28.40, 17. Gator Swim Club 7:28.89, 31. Greater Tampa 7:38.05, 32. SOFLO Unattached 7:39.25 (Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny, Gaby Banks), 36. East Coast Aquatic Club 7:43.56 (Ella Martinez, Madison Cummings, Paige Maceachern, Anna Auld).

MEN

4×50-yard medley relay: 1. Mason Manta Rays 1:26.52 (Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, Adam Chaney), 2. Enfinity Aquatic Club 1:29.06, 3. Michigan Lakeshore 1:29.88; Florida Teams: 16. Gator Swim Club 1:32.46, 24. Bolles 1:34.12, 31. Blue Dolfins 1:35.80, 33. Bolles B 1:36.42

4×200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mason Manta Rays 6:23.97, 2. Carmel Swim Club 6:30.94, 3. SwimMAC 5:35.02; Florida Teams: 5. Gator Swim Club 6:37.19, 12. Sarasota Tsunami 6:45.38, 14. Bolles A 6:46.36, 27. Bolles B 7:00.83.

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

Men’s and women’s 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle, 4×100-yard medley relay.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Ready To Race At Speedo Winter Junior Nationals-East Meet


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., December 4, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championship Wednesday through Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

SOFLO has qualified six swimmers for the four-day meet.

Gaby Banks, Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Rafael Rodriguez head the contingent. Hailey Jerew and Mary Smutny will swim unattached for SOFLO.

Kathleen Golding, 18, is seeded sixth in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:12.46. Golding is entered in six events. In addition to the 400 IM, she will also swim the 200 IM (seeded 11th in 1:58.58), 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle (seeded 11th in 49.38) and 200 butterfly.

Rafael Rodriguez is qualified in five events: 500 freestyle, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle and 200 butterfly.

Molly Golding is entered in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Gaby Banks will swim the 50 freestyle.

Smutny, 18, seeded first in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:42.80. She is seeded third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.36 and 15th in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.48. She will also swim the 100 (seeded 12th in 53.81) and 200 butterfly (seeded fifth in 1:56.93) events.

Jerew will swim the 50 and 100 freestyles and 100 breaststroke.

SOFLO will also compete in five relay events.

In addition to SOFLO, among clubs competing are SwimMAC, Nashville Aquatics, Gator Swim Club, Pine Crest Swimming, Swim Florida, NOVA of Virginia, Dynamo, East Coast Aquatic Club, North Palm Beach and Bolles.

Swimmers competing in the winter junior championship must compete at the specific location (East or West) as determined by the LSC in which they are registered with USA Swimming.

The West meet is being hosted at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin.

The East meet, both prelims and finals, will be webcast live at usaswimming.org. On Wednesday relay action begins 6 p.m. On Thursday and Friday prelims at 9.m. and finals 5 p.m. On Saturday prelims are 9 a.m., 1,650-yard freestyle at 2 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

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

Cypress Bay Defends Region 4-4A Titles; SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big, Headed To States


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, November 5, 2018—Cypress Bay had no problem defending its girls and boys team titles for the fourth consecutive year at the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Lightning won the girls team title with 413 points. Cooper City was runnerup with 384 points and Coral Reef was third with 206.

The boys team won with 361.5 points. Miami Palmetto was second with 277 and Cooper City was third with 237.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the timed final meet at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Defending state champion Kathleen Golding of Cooper City headed the SOFLO contingent qualifying for her fourth and final state meet before heading to University of Florida next fall.

Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.97, an All-American consideration time and 100-yard freestyle in 51.81. She is seeded second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.81.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher will make her state meet debut in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She is seeded 16th in the 500 freestyle in 5:03.05 and 20th in the 200 freestyle. She won region titles in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.14 and 500 freestyle.

Everglades’ Sarah Acevedo will also make her state meet debut in the 500-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 5:11.43. She was second at regions.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane also qualified in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 24th at the state meet in 1:55.94 and also the 100-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 53.60. Lane was runnerup in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles. Lane anchored Cypress Bay’s runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay.

Molly Golding of Cooper City qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.23 and is seeded 11th and 200 IM and is seeded 13th in the 100 breaststroke. She was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM in 2:09.21.

Jennifer Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.58. She also qualified in the 200 IM and is seeded 22nd in 2:10.44. She won the 100 breaststroke and was fourth in the 200 IM at regions.

Gaby Banks of Cypress Bay is seeded 11th in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23. Cooper City’s Solana Capalbo is seeded 17th in the sprint event in 24.58. Banks won the 50-yard freestyle at regions. Capalbo was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle in 53.62.

Cooper City won the girls 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.66 with Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding and Kate Kaplan.

Cooper City also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:35.79 with Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo and Kathleen Golding.

Cypress Bay won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.01 with Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly and Paige Lane.

Cypress Bay sophomore Philopatier Ibrahim will make his state debut after qualifying in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 18th in 1:45.02 and 500-yard freestyle, seeded 23rd in 4:44.83. He was fourth in the 500 freestyle. He was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Robert Wilson of Cooper City is seeded 20th in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.48 and 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.25. Wilson won the region title in the 50 in 22.25 and was third in the 100 freestyle n 48.48.

Javier Roman of Cooper City is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.69.

Cypress Bay won the boys 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.89 with Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller and Jack D’Avi.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers is the top-seeded 4A Broward diver at fourth with 478.95 points he totaled at regions. Hannah Egert of Western won the girls diving title with 359.25.

The State 4A meet is Saturday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 413, 2. Cooper City 384, 3. Coral Reef 206, 4. Miami Palmetto 196, 5. Hialeah Gardens 162, 6. Miami Beach 109, 7. West Broward 101.5, 8. Braddock 100, 9. Western 94, 10. Ferguson 86, 11. Coral Gables 84.5, 12. Hialeah 80, 13. Everglades 60, 14. Flanagan 27, 15. tie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dr. Krop 22, 17. Miami 18, 18. Southwest Miami 11, 19. South Dade 10, 20. McArthur 9, 21. Miami Killian 6, 22. Varela 4, 23. Reagan 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:49.66 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 2. Cypress Bay 1:50.93 (Ellie Koch, Daniela Kim, Elizabeth Riley, Gaby Banks), 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:52.23 (Claudia Acosta, Jennifer Rodriguez, Daniela Curbelo, Yozenis Perez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:54.14, 2. Paige Lane, CB 1:55.94, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 1:57.95.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.97, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, PAL 2:07.81, 3. Molly Golding, CC 2:09.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.58, 3. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 24.68.

1-meter diving: 1. Hannah Egert, WES 359.25, 2. Brianna Grave, CC 255.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Anelis Roque, FER 57.50, 2. Shan Gonzalez, HIA 59.27, 3. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 59.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.81, 2. Paige Lane, CB 53.60, 3. Solana Capalbo, CC 53.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:03.05, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:11.43, 3. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:14.39.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:40.01 (Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 2. Cooper City 1:43.16 (Imriel Coughlin, Kate Kaplan, Sally Golding, JennaMarie Brames), 3. Coral Reef 1:45.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Anelis Roque, FERG 57.47, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 1:00.14, 3. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:00.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:04.58, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.23, 3. Valeria Strohmeier, PALM 1:07.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:35.79 (Mallory Schleicher, Molly Golding, Solana Capalbo, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 3:40.92 (Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane), 3. Miami Palmetto 3:43.34.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 361.5, 2. Miami Palmetto 277, 3. Cooper City 237, 4. Coral Reef 197, 5. Columbus 148, 6. Western 134.5, 7. Miami Beach 126.5, 8. Braddock 112, 9. Varela 99, 10. Southwest Miami 90, 11. West Broward 84, 12. Ferguson 82, 13. Everglades 55, 14. Coral Gables 54, 15. Dr. Krop 43.5, 16. Hialeah Gardens 27, 17. Flanagan 20, 18. South Miami 18, 19. Reagan 14, 20. Miami Killian 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:39.89 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi), 2. Miami Palmetto 1:40.40, 3. Cooper City 1:41.58 (Michael Cline, Javier Roman, Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PAL 1:43.17, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:43.89, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:44.14, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:45.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Dominic Bono, CR 1:56.98, 2. Yender Rojas, Varela 1:59.83, 3. Tom Liraz, CB 1:59.86, 5. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.65, 6. John Paul Handal, WB 2:01.76, 8. Javier Roman, CC 2:02.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 22.25, 2. tie, Eduardo Lopez, WES 22.27 and Nicholas Fedotov, MB 22.27.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 478.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 52.55, 2. John Torres, BRAD 53.06, 3. Gabriel Velazquez, COL 53.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle Korvick, PALM 46.46, 2. Jacob Wienants, PALM 48.18, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 48.48.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Roberto Valdes, PALM 4:39.37, 2. Andres Vargas, SWM 4:41.34, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:42.33, 4. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:44.83, 8. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:52.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 1:29.92, 2. Cypress Bay 1:30.86 (Juan Rosas, Philopatier Ibrahim, Santiago Homes, Tom Liraz), 3. Coral Reef 1:30.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. John Torres, BRAD 53.14, 2. Jose Diaz, WES 53.30, 3. Jack D’Avi, CB 53.37.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jose Hermida, CR 1:00.15, 2. Javier Roman, CC 1:00.69, 3. Roberto Valdes, PALM 1:00.78, 13. John Paul Handal, WB 1:06.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Palmetto 3:12.31 (Jacob Wienants, Roberto Valdes, Christian Perez, Kyle Korvick), 2. Cypress Bay 3:14.97 (Jack D’Avi, Philopatier Ibrahim, Luis Bucaro, Max Miller), 3. Miami Beach 3:19.98.

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

Cooper City Cowboys Sweep Flanagan, McArthur


By Sharon Robb

COOPER CITY, October 3, 2018–Coming off its Top 3 finishes at last weekend’s Broward County Athletic Association Championship, Cooper City dominated Flanagan and McArthur for victories in a tri-meet Wednesday at the Cowboys’ pool.

The girls’ team, which finished third at BCAAs, defeated Flanagan, 141-31, and McArthur, 148-17. Flanagan downed McArthur, 86-39.

The Cowboys won every individual event, all three relays and had three girls double winners: sisters Kathleen and Molly Golding and Solana Capalbo.

Kathleen Golding won the 200-yard freetyle in 1:57.36 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.71.

Molly Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.06 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.00.

Solana Capalbo won the 100-yard freestyle in 57.49 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.58.

The boys’ team, which finished runner-up to champion Cypress Bay at BCAAs, topped Flanagan, 133-41, and McArthur, 148-11. Flanagan defeated McArthur, 128-14.

The Cowboys boys team also had three double winners: Mark Zhang, Mikey Cline and Robert Wilson. The Cowboys won all three relays and all but one individual event.

Zhang won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.45 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.36.

Cline won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.08 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.92.

Wilson won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.81 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.34.

Flanagan’s Michael Toro averted the shutout for his boys team winning the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.76.

GIRLS
Cooper City 141, Flanagan 31
Cooper City 148, McArthur 17
Flanagan 86, McArthur 39

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:57.03, 2. Cooper City B 2:04.87.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:57.36, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 2:04.37.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Molly Golding 2:13.06, 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 2:23.69.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 26.68, 2. Nora Mirabal, CC 29.09.

1-meter diving: 1. Brianna Grave, CC 157.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:01.71, 2. Emiliana Munoz. FL 1:08.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 57.49, 2. Nora Mirabel, CC 1:05.24.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Sally Golding, CC 5:30.96, 2. Jeanna Marie Brames, CC 5:30.90.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:51.98, 2. Flanagan A 1:58.09.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:03.58, 2. Lee Ann Ranalli, CC 1:07.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:09.00, 2. Sally Golding, CC 1:11.96.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:58.80, 2. Cooper City B 4:20.28.

BOYS
Cooper City 133, Flanagan 41
Cooper City 148, McArthur 11
Flanagan 128, McArthur 14

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:46.23, 2. Cooper City B 1:54.65.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Zhang, CC 1:57.45, 2. Javier Roman, CC 2:09.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mikey Cline, CC 2:06.08, 2. Christopher Christakis, CC 2:08.76.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 23.81, 2. Blaize Chin Yee, FL 26.34.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 243.30.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Michael Toro, FL 1:00.76, 2. Aaron Blanco, FL 1:02.43.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Zhang, CC 54.36, 2. Troy Spratley, CC 53.13.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 5:06.34, 2. Sam Nimroozi, CC 5:13.08.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:40.78, 2. Cooper City B 1:41.20.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mikey Cline, CC 57.92, 3. Sam Nimroozi, CC 59.16.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Javier Roman, CC 1:05.10, 2. Alex Tamaroff, CC 1:08.94.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:35.67, 2. Cooper City B 4:06.09.

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

Cooper City Sweeps Taravella, West Broward In BCAA Championship Tuneup


By Sharon Robb

COOPER CITY, September 25, 2018—Cooper City, tuning up for this weekend’s Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship, had no trouble sweeping Taravella and West Broward Monday at the Cowboys’ pool.

The girls team, led by double winners Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding and Solana Capalbo, defeated West Broward, 138-35, and Taravella, 142-27.

University of Florida-bound Kathleen Golding, defending BCAA champion and record holder in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.36 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.96.

Molly Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.25 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.71.

Solana Capalbo won the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.37.

The Cowboys boys’ team, led by double winners Mark Zhang and Robert Wilson, defeated West Broward, 127-48, and Taravella, 137-35.

Zhang won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.76 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.56.

Wilson won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.14 and 100-yard butterfly in 55.96.

Cooper City will be among favorites at Saturday’s BCAA Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex. Cypress Bay is defending girls and boys champions.

GIRLS
Taravella 55, West Broward 33
Cooper City 138, West Broward 35
CCHS 142, Taravella 27

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:56.96, 2. Cooper City B B 2:03.56.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:57.36; 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 2:03.40.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Molly Golding, CC 2:14.25; 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 2:24.07.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kate Kaplan, CC 27.45, 2. N. Mirabal, CC 28.53.

1-meter diving : 1. B. Grave, CC 139.50.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:01.96, 2. Maya Coffey, WB 1:06.10.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC, no time reported by host coach, 2. J. Marmer, CC 1:07.06.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:21.94, 2. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:34.04.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:49.91, 2. Taravella 2:01.96.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:03.37, 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:06.93.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:09.71, 2. Sally Golding, CC 1:12.15.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:54.80, 2. West Broward 4:07.67.

BOYS
Taravella 61, West Broward 17
Cooper City 127, West Broward 48
Cooper City 137, Taravella 35

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:45.23, 2. Cooper City 1:53.40.

200-yard freestyle : 1. Mark Zhang, CC 1:55.76, 2. Javier Roman, CC 1:56.57.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Paul Handal, WB 2:04.09, 2. Mikey Cline, CC 2:05.30.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 23.14, 2. B. Schleicher, CC 25.26.

1-meter diving : 1. Flowers, CC 282.83.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 55.96, 2. Marcos Vazquez, WB 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Zhang, CC 50.56, 2. Jeune, TAR 52.07.

500-yard freetyle: 1. Sam Nimroozi, CC 5:12.29, 2. I. Reilly, CC 5:13.54.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 1:40.78, 2. Cooper City B 1:44.89.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mikey Cline, CC 57.92. 2. Manuel Mateo, WB 58.90.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Javier Roman, CC 1:03.91, 2. L. Jeune, TAR 1:06.71.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City A 3:36.67, 2. Taravella 3:55.30.

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

Cooper City Sweeps South Broward, West Broward; SOFLO Swimmers Play Key Role


By Sharon Robb

HOLLYWOOD, September 13, 2018—Cooper City, last season’s surprise team, swept West Broward and South Broward on Wednesday at the Bulldogs’ pool.

The girls’ team defeated West Broward, 76-18, and South Broward, 79-12. West Broward beat South Broward, 56-36.

In the boys competition, the Cowboys defeated South Broward, 63-29, and West Broward, 71-23. South Broward topped West Broward, 66-28.

The girls team was led by double winners Mallory Schleicher, Kathleen Golding, Solana Capalbo and Molly Golding, all South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

The Cowboys swept all three relays and won all eight individual events. There was no diving competition.

Schleicher, one of the state’s top open water swimmers, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.51 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:19.77.

Defending state champion and Florida commit Kathleen Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.60 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.41. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Capalbo won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.03, 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.96 and on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Molly Golding won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.17 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.22.

The boys team was led by double winner Robert Wilson, also a SOFLO swimmer, in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.95 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.28. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Other SOFLO winners for Cooper City were Javier Roman, John Paul Handal and Alex Golding.

South Broward was led by double winner Andrew Rogatinsky in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.45 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.07.

GIRLS
Cooper City 76, West Broward 18
Cooper City 79, South Broward 12
West Broward 56, South Broward 36

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City (Solana Capalbo, Sally Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan) 1:51.56.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher (CC) 2:01.51; 2. Maya Coffey (CC) 2:02.86.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding (CC) 2:06.60; 2. Imriel Coughlin (CC) 2:22.31.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo (CC) 25.03; 2. Kate Kaplan (CC) 26.56.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Molly Golding (CC) 1:01.17; 2. Victoria Bruno (CC) 1:02.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding (CC) 53.41; 2. Sally Golding (CC) 59.42.

500 Freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher (CC) 5:19.77; 2. Michelle Marinheiro (CC) 5:39.06.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Imriel Coughlin, Kate Kaplan, Sally Golding, Jeanna Marie Brames) 1:51.01.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo (CC) 1:01.96; 2. Imriel Coughlin (CC) 1:05.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding (CC) 1:08.22; 2. Sally Golding (CC) 1:11.84.

400-yard freestyle Relay: 1. Cooper City (Mallory Schleicher, Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding) 3:28.89.

BOYS
Cooper City 63, South Broward 29
Cooper City 71, West Broward 23
South Broward 66, West Broward 28

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City (Cline, Roman, Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang), 1:43.71.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Javier Roman (CC) 1:55.90; 2. Mark Zhang (CC) 1:56.29.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Paul Handal (CC) 2:05.28; 2. Mikey Cline (CC) 2:07.60.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson (CC) 22.95; 2. Aaron Blanco (CC) 24.23).

100-yard butterfly: 1. Andrew Rogatinsky (SB) 51.45; 2. Marcos Vazquez (CC) 57.34.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson (CC) 52.28; 2. Sebastain Santiago (CC) 54.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Golding (CC) 5:19.06; 2. Sam Nimroozi (CC) 5:12.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Broward (Ashola Adefunmi, Sobora, Daniyil Kovalov, Santiago), no time reported.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mikey Cline (CC) 57.87; 2. Alex Marrero (CC) 58.31.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andrew Rogatinsky (SB) 1:03.07; 2. Javier Roman (CC) 1:04.40.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang, Mikey Cline, Sam Nimroozi), no time reported.

Please note scores reported by South Broward and are unofficial.

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