Pine Crest’s Podkoscielny Double Winner, SOFLO’s Dinehart Seventh On Final Day Of USA Swimming Futures Championships


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., August 4, 2019—Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming made a lasting impression at the USA Swimming Futures Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The 14-year-old won two events on Sunday, the final night of competition. Podkoscielny won the 200-meter backstroke in a lifetime-best 2:15.07 with a total time drop of 5.25. She was the top seed after prelims in 2:18.21, shaving 2.11 off her previous best.

Podkoscielny also won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:18.24, another lifetime-best with a 1.47 drop.

Her double victories came on the heels of her winning the 400-meter individual medley by nearly three seconds with an Olympic Trials qualifying standard time of 4:50.42, an 11-second drop from her previous best of 5:01.34. The qualifying standard is 4:51.79.

It was the first time the talented swimmer flew to a competition, competed in an indoor meet and raced at a national level meet. She swam a total of eight individual and relay events.

Swimming DNA runs in the family. Her father, Pine Crest coach Mariusz Podkoscielny is a two-time Olympian for Poland. He finished fifth in both the 1500 and 400-meter freestyles at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He set the Olympic record in the 400 prelims. He also competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was also a successful collegiate swimmer at University of Arizona.

Pine Crest Swimming was the top Florida Gold Coast team placing sixth among 55 girls teams with 115.5 points. Podkoscielny scored 76 of those points.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart, 14, was seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:23.56. Teammate Mallory Schleicher was 15th in 17:43.09.

South Florida Aquatic Club boys’ 4×100-meter medley relay finished sixth in 4:01.53 with Dominic Bono, Juan Pablo Pineda, Miguel Sierra and Robert Wilson.

South Florida Aquatic Club girls finished 13th with 78 points.

TAC Titans won the men’s team title with 236 points to top a field of 69 teams. Lake Lytal Lightning was the top Florida Gold Coast boys finisher placing 20th with 43 points. Sarasota Sharks won the women’s team title with 267 points.

SUNDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS
: 1. TAC Titans 236, 2. Marlins of Raleigh 228, 3. Nashville 125, 4. Academy Aquatic 124, 5. Sarasota Tsunami 113.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 267, 2. Blue Dolfins 235, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 228, 4. TAC Titans 173.5, 5. Dynamo 119, 6. Pine Crest 115.5, 9. North Palm Beach 88, 13. South Florida Aquatic Club 78.

GIRLS

100-meter freestyle:
1. Sophie Housey, GPG 57.24, 2. Savannah Barr, SYS 57.82, 3. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 58.06; SOFLO: 65. Paige Lane 1:00.76, 74. Gaby Banks 1:01.25.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 2:15.07, 2. Morgan Jones, EAC 2:16.81, 3. Alaina Skellett, CANE 2:16.98; SOFLO: 45. Elena Dinehart 2:25.53

200-meter individual medley:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 2:18.24, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:20.27, 3. Hannah Holman, TNAQ 2:20.33; SOFLO: 46. Molly Golding 2:27.70, 50. Olivia Dinehart 2:27.98, 77. Mallory Schleicher 2:31.63.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Madison Murtagh, FSLA 17:05.56, 2. Adrianna Cera, MOR 17:11.24, 3. Polina Rukosuev, FSLA 17:12.71; SOFLO: 7. Olivia Dinehart 17:23.56, 15. Mallory Schleicher 17:43.09.

4×100-meter medley relay:
1. TAC Titans 4:20.45, 2. Sarasota Sharks 4:21.38, 3. Marlins of Raleigh 4:21.94, 24. South Florida Aquatic Club 4:34.76 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks).

BOYS

100-meter freestyle:
SOFLO: 46. Miguel Sierra 54.36, time drop 1.53, 51. Robert Wilson 54.50, 73. Juan Mora 55.11, 96. Juan Pablo Pineda 56.98, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Braeden Haughey, TAC 2:02.17, 2. Erek Nelson, FINS 2:04.82, 3. Lance Norris, Unattached 2:05.17.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Phillip Meffert, MMA 2:07.06, 2. Bryar Long, ACAC 2:07.15, 3. Evan Petty, NAC 2:08.08.

800-meter freestyle:
1. Grant Davis, GOLD 8:17.79, 2. Riley Sampson, CFM 8:19.94, 3. Andrew Jordan, CMSA 8:20.03; SOFLO: 40. Dominic Bono 8:45.35, time drop 7:52.71.

4×100-meter medley relay:
1. Mid Michigan Aquatics 3:54.93, 2. Waves of Wilmington 3:57.77, 3. TAC Titans 3:58.48, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 4:01.53 (Dominic Bono, Juan Pablo Pineda, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson).

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

Schleicher, Dinehart Top SOFLO Finishers On Day Three Of USA Swimming Futures Championships


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., August 3, 2019—Mallory Schleicher and Olivia Dinehart were among Top 10 finishers on Day Three of the USA Swimming Futures Championships Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers each finished ninth. Schleicher was ninth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:22.92, dropping an impressive 5.17 and just missing a junior national cut.

Dinehart was ninth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:39.93.

Headed into the fourth and final day of racing, TAC Titans lead the men’s and Sarasota Sharks lead the women’s team standings. SOFLO is tenth among women’s teams.

SATURDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS:
1. TAC Titans 132, 2. Marlins of Raleigh 115, 3. Sarasota Tsunami 92, 4. Academy Aquatics 88, 5. Avon Community 73.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 166, 2. Blue Dolfins 162, 3. Marlins of Ralegh 117, 4. TAC Titans 114.5, 5. Laker Swim 76, 10. South Florida Aquatic Club 46.

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Ashley Worden, MOR 2:14.57.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Gabrielle Vanbrunt, GCAT 26.12; SOFLO: 19. Gaby Banks 26.97,

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Genevieve Joyce, MOR 2:33.72; SOFLO: 9. Olivia Dinehart 2:39.93, 23. Molly Golding 2:45.83.

100-meter backstoke:
1. Anna Freed, SRQ 1:02.71.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Adrianna Cera, MOR 4:20.65; SOFLO: 9. Mallory Schleicher 4:22.92, time drop 5.17, 35. Olivia Dinehart 4:32.23, time drop 27.04.

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Elliot Cooper, ACST 2:03.11; SOFLO: 41. Miguel Sierra 2:14.16.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Spencer Jyawook, NAC 23.43; SOFLO: 72. Robert Wilson 24.99, 78. Juan Mora 25.08, time drop 0.77.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Bryar Long, ACAC 2:18.65; SOFLO: 19. Juan Pablo Pineda 2:26.41. time drop 1.19.

100-meter backstoke:
1. Erek Nelson, FINS 56.33.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Braeden Haughey, TAC 3:56.42.

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

SOFLO’s Mallory Schleicher Fifth On Day Two Of USA Swimming Futures Championships; Podkoscielny Gets First U.S. Olympic Trials Cut


By Sharon Robb

GREENSBORO, N.C., August 2, 2019—Mallory Schleicher was top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club at the USA Swimming Futures Championships Friday at Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Against a fast field, Schleicher, 15, was fifth in the 400-meter individual medley in a lifetime-best 4:58.69 with a time drop of 4.21 seconds. She qualified eighth in morning prelims in 5:04.45.

It was the first time Schleicher cracked the 5-minute barrier in the 400 IM.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny, 14, won the 400 IM in 4:50.42, also a best time with a 4.52 time drop, another 5-minute cracked barrier and even more impressive, her first U.S. Olympic Trials cut.

Schleicher was also a member of SOFLO’s eighth place women’s 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:59.94 with teammates Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks and Paige Lane.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Savannah Barr, SYS 2:02.61, 2. Sophie Housey, GPG 2:03.65, 3. Blair Stoneburg, TCA 2:04.37; SOFLO: 38. Mallory Schleicher 2:09.82, 67. Paige Lane 2:12.97, 68. Elena Dinehart 2:13.26.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Masy Folcik, ROCK 1:11.54, 2. Genevieve Joyce, MOR 1:12.81, 3. Gracie Weyant, SYS 1:13.14; SOFLO: 18. Olivia Dinehart 1:14.95, 21. Molly Golding 1:15.54, 23. Olivia Dinehart 1:15.96, 73. Gaby Banks 1:27.29.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Gabrielle Vanbrunt, GCAT 1:00.49, 2. Addison Reese, LAKR 1:02.00, 3. Lydia Hanlon, ATAC 1:02.17; SOFLO: 65. Paige Lane 1:05.70.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:50.42, 2. Anna Freed, SRQ 4:53.08, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, Unattached 4:56.84; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 4:58.69, time drop 4.21.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Blue Dolfins 3:54.33, 2. Sarasota Sharks 3:55.76, 3. TAC Titans 3:57.78, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 3:59.94 (Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks, Mallory Schleicher, Paige Lane), 9. Pine Crest 4:00.12.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Robert Cecil, AAC 1:52.43, 2. Wesley Kephart, SKY 1:53.90, 3. Michael Cotter, TAC 1:54.09; SOFLO: 64. Robert Wilson 2:00.63.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Jackson Skigen, NFS 1:04.36, 2. Connor Dalbo, MOR 1:05.26, 3. Bode Ringenbach, MOR 1:05.83; SOFLO: 30. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:07.37, time drop 0.17, 75. Juan Mora 1:10.07, time drop 4.02.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Spencer Jyawook, NAC 55.39, 2. Tucker Burhans, EAC 55.81, 3. Jesse Ssengonzi, MOR 56.22; SOFLO: 35. Miguel Sierra 58.08.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Lance Norris, Unattached 4:27.23, 2. Tyler Watson, NFS 4:27.65, 3. Alexander Gusev, SYS 4:30.44; SOFLO: 33. Dominic Bono 4:44.23.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Academy Aquatic Club 3:31.44, 2. Marlins of Raleigh 3:32.21, 3. Enfinity 3:32.33, 18. South Florida Aquatic Club 3:39.39 (Robert Wilson, Juan Mora, Juan Pablo Pineda, Miguel Sierra).

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Makes First Summer Jr. National Cut; SOFLO Leads After Day Three Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 20, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club moved into all three category leads headed into the fourth and final day of the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympics Saturday at Sailfish Splash Water Park.

The defending champion leads the combined (392.50), girls (214) and boys 178.50) team standings among a field of 32 Florida Gold Coast teams.

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart is leaving a lasting impression in her final 14&Under JOs.

Dinehart, 14, won the 200-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best 2:38.00 to make her first Summer Junior national qualifying standard. She trimmed 4.91 off her previous best (2:42.91) to break 2:40 for the first time to make her cut.

Dinehart was also a member of the third place 400-meter medley relay that finished in 4:38.43 along with Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny and Hartley Pitters-Hinds.

Dinehart is third in girls’ high point with 30 points behind Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest (45) and Aspen Gersper of St. Andrew’s (41).

Fiorella Di Salvo was third in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.50 with a time drop of 4.05.

Elena Dinehart was third in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:06.26 with a time frop of 1.73.

SOFLO boys won two 10-and-under relays with a dynamic foursome and had one individual champion.

Alejandro Mateus won the 13-14 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:02.30, dropping 12.39.

SOFLO boys won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:34.70 with Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana and Connor Jimenez.

SOFLO boys also won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 2:16.23 again with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov and Juan Vallmitjana.

Juan Colmenares was second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:05.19 with a time drop of 10.91.

Christopher Hau was third in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:40.50 with a time drop of 8.52.

Connor Jimenez was third in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.58 and time drop of 6.73.

The four-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims and finals.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat to captrure its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 392.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 335, 3. Jupiter Dragons 274, 4. Metro Aquatics 262.50, 5. Azura 218, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 201, 7. Gulliver 191, 8. Pine Crest 181, 9. Midtown Weston 178, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 165.

BOYS TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 178.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 170, 3. tie, Metro Aquatics 150, Jupiter Dragons 150, 5. Azura 148, 6. City of Hialeah 114, 7. Sunrise 84, 8. Wahoos of Wellington 60, 9. FAST 57, 10. TS Aquatics 56.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 214, 2. Gulliver 167.50, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. Pine Crest 144, 5. Coral Springs Swim Club 142, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 141, 7. Midtown Weston 136, 8. Jupiter Dragons 124, 9. Metro Aquatics 112.5, 10. North Palm Beach 94.

GIRLS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Jupiter 2:31.09; 5. SOFLO A 2:39.67 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 11. SOFLO B 2:54.28 (Alexandra Strong, Alessandra Gendarmi, Francesca Perry, Sophia Avila).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, GRSC 2:49.51; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:38.00, time drop 4.91.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 2:27.81; SOFLO: 10. Sofia Lugo 2:41.33; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 2:13.33; SOFLO: 5. Isabelle Wilson 2:20.00, time drop 1.52, 7. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.20, time drop 2.58; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.28; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 2:11.35, time drop 3.22; 6. Madeline Smutny 2:11.41.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.83; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.48; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 29.03; SOFLO: 7. Madeline Smutny 30.53.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:19.86; 11-12, 1. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 1:12.08; SOFLO: 3. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:14.50, time drop 4.05, 8. Anastasia Lutz 1:17.22; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:04.60; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:06.26, time drop 1.73.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:13.01; 5. SOFLO A 2:23.97 (Alessandra Gendarmi, Isabella Perry, Sophia Avila, Sofia Lugo), 10. SOFLO B 2:32.67 (Lydia Smutny, Francesca Perry, Shelby Evans, Alexandra Strong).

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 4:57.71; 4. SOFLO A 5:07.84 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Anastasia Lutz, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson), 15. SOFLO B 5:27.98 (Sarah Vasquez, Dahila Hirsch, Mariana Pinto, Genesis Escobar); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:30.43; 3. SOFLO A 4:38.43 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 5:17.27; SOFLO: 8. Isabelle Wilson 5:48.00, time drop 3.55, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:48.94, time drop 1.46, 10. Mariana Pinto 5:49.16, time drop 8.11; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 5:19.55; SOFLO: 14. Sabrina Osorio 5:46.37.

BOYS
200-meter medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:34.70 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Ryan Harries, Juan Vallmitjana, Connor Jimenez); 11-12, 1. Azura 2:12.69, 6. SOFLO A 2:17.98 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 10. SOFLO B 2:25.20 (Alessio Mazzi, Benjamin Kim, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:55.38; 4. SOFLO A 2:00.26 (Alejandro Mateus, Logan Gonzalez, Diego Nazario-Vasquez, Zackary Harris), 9. SOFLO B 2:04.35 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Samuel Bullen, Nathaniel Garrick).

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:41.96; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:29.45; SOFLO: 3. Christopher Hau 2:40.50, time drop 8.52, 4. Javier Colmenares 2:40.53, time drop 5.48, 5. Logan Gonzalez 2:43.17.

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:21.24; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 2:29.21, time drop 1.86, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:40.46, time drop 9.96; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 2:09.35; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 2:16.59, time drop 3.79, 7. Kevin Moya 2:17.19, time drop 7.67; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.58.

50-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 32.88; SOFLO: 9. Connor Jimenez 36.07, time drop 3.12, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 36.62, time drop 0.72; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 30.22; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 26.45.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:18.65; SOFLO: 3. Connor Jimenez 1:19.58, time drop 6.73, 10. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:27.54, time drop 3.70; 11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:10.39; 13-14, 1. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:01.13.

200-meter freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:16.23 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Oleksii Viazmetinov, Juan Vallmitjana).

400-meter individual medley.
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 5:08.32; SOFLO: 4. Ethan McPeek 5:41.35, time drop 17.16, 9. Stefano Mazzi 5:51.27, time drop 10.91, 11. Felix Gonzalez 5:53.33, time drop 10.94; 13-14, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 5:02.30, time drop 12.39; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 5:05.19, time drop 10.91.

400-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Azura 4:49.57, 4. SOFLO A 5:04.53 (Ethan McPeek, Alexander Miller, Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. Hialeah 4:19.60, 4. SOFLO A 4:25.59 (Logan Gonzalez, Christopher Hau, Alejandro Mateus, Zackary Harris), 5. SOFLO B 4:29.96 (Aldo Zepeda, Javier Colmenares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Nathaniel Garrick).

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

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

SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart, Girls Relay Win; SOFLO Girls Lead After Day Two Of Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

STUART, July 19, 2019—Despite a few interruptions from Mother Nature, South Florida Aquatic Club was in championship form Friday at the Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Long Course Summer Junior Olympics at Sailfish Splash Water Park.

There were two rain delays during the day-long meet. The morning session were designated as timed finals. Meet officials completed Friday night what events they did not finish in the morning. The only results posted were on Meet Mobile.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, won the 13-14 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:13.87 with a time drop of 3.00. She was third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:29.46, another best time with a time drop of 6.02.

Dinehart was also a member of SOFLO’s third place 800-meter freestyle with Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny and Alexis Christensen that finished in 8:57.73.

SOFLO’s 400-meter freestyle relay won the 11-12 title in 4:22.04 with Gabriela Avila, Mariano Pinto, Isabelle Wilson and Anastasia Lutz.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Elena Dinehart, second, 200-meter backstroke, 2:24.79, time drop 1.05; third, 100-meter butterfly.

Anastasia Lutz, third, 50-meter freestyle, 29.53, time drop 0.47.

Madeline Smutny, second, 100-meter butterfly, 1:06.33, time drop.

Isabelle Wilson, third, 400-meter freestyle, 4:52.59.

SOFLO boys 800-meter freestyle relay was third in 8:41.66 with Javier Colmenares, Christian Tijero, Alejandro Mateus and Nathaniel Garrick.

The four-day meet continues Saturday with prelims and finals, weather permitting.

According to results posted on Meet Mobile, the City of Hialeah and St. Andrew’s are tied for first in the boys team standings with 73 points. South Florida Aquatic Club is sixth with 51.5 points.

SOFLO leads the girls team standings with 113 points. St. Andrew’s is second with 88 points.

SOFLO is going after its tenth consecutive JO long course team title and 11th overall in club history. SOFLO has also won back-to-back short and long course JO titles six times.

In March, SOFLO won the FGC 14&Under Short Course JOs for a record tenth overall combined in the club’s 19-year history. SOFLO won the boys title with 524 points ahead of runnerup FAST (401). SOFLO girls finished runnerup by just 18 points behind Pine Crest.

Among top teams in the meet are Pine Crest, Azura, FAST, Jupiter, Hialeah, Swim Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise.

FRIDAY RESULTS

BOYS TEAM RESULTS: 1. St. Andrew’s 84, 2. Hialeah 73, 3. Metro Aquatics 71, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 67, 5. Jupiter 66, 6. South Florida Aquatic Club 51.50, 7. Sunrise Swimming 41, 8. TS Aquatics 36, 9. East Coast Aquatic Club 26, 10. tie, Midtown Weston, Wahoos of Wellington 25.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 113, 2. St. Andrew’s 88, 3. Midtown Weston 79, 4. Gulliver 76.50, 5. Pine Crest 64, 6. Wahoos of Wellington 63, 7. Jupiter 53, 8. Metro Aquatics 45.50, 9. Coral Springs Swim Club 35, 10. Azura 34.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 1:50.65, 6. SOFLO A 1:55.57 (Elena Dinehart, Alexis Christensen, Madeline Smutny, Olivia Dinehart), 17. SOFLO B 2:00.30 (Sophia Grubbs, Ava Kuznik, Natalia Sibug, Hartley Pitters-Hinds).

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:31.53; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:38.88, time drop 4.15; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:20.32; SOFLO: 2. Elena Dinehart 2:24.79, time drop 1.05.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 30.06; SOFLO: 12. Sofia Lugo 34.01; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 28.90; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 29.53, time drop 0.47, 10. Gabriela Avila 30.66, time drop 1.11; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.99.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, JUP 1:25.48; 11-12, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:20.75; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:13.87, time drop 3.00; SOFLO: 10. Sophia Grubbs 1:18.62, time drop 1.58.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:13.25; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 1:25.75, time drop 11.06; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 1:08.41; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 1:04.19; SOFLO: 2. Madeline Smutny 1:06.33, time drop 5.22, 3. Elena Dinehart 1:06.37, time drop 1.59.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Madison Abinuman, WOW 5:13.11; SOFLO: 8. Alessandra Gendarmi 5:46.87, time drop 17.19; 11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JUP 4:42.03; SOFLO: 3. Isabelle Wilson 4:52.59, 4. Mariana Pinto 4:54.71, time drop 2.11, 11. Anastasia Lutz 5:01.51, time drop 12.74; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:25.98; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 4:29.46, time drop, 6.02, 6. Madeline Smutny 4:34.45, time drop 12.80.

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 4:22.04 (Gabriela Avila, Mariana Pinto, Isabelle Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 12. SOFLO B 4:43.09 (Sarah Vasquez, Genesis Escobar, Dahlia Hirsh, Fiorella Di Salvo).

800-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. St. Andrew’s 8:50.10, 3. SOFLO A 8:57.73 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Alexis Christensen).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. City of Hialeah 1:44.28, 7. SOFLO A 1:49.47 (Nathaniel Garrick, Samuel Bullen, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Zackary Harris), 10. SOFLO B 1:50.70 (Christian Tijero, Logan Gonzalez, Adrian Hernandez, Alejandro Mateus).

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Andy Serrano-Peia, CM 2:33.47; SOFLO: 8. Hashan Ekanayake 2:36.93, time drop 9.79, 9. Ethan McPeek 2:39.61, time drop 16.43; 13-14, 1. Wisthon Rendon Sequera, Unattached 2:15.59; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:24.20, time drop 3.88, 13. Aldo Zepeda 2:27.78, time drop 0.97, 14. Logan Gonzalez 2:28.88, time drop 6.88.

50-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 30.33; SOFLO: 8. Juan Vallmitjana 32.63, time drop 0.34, 10. Connor Jimenez 32.80, time drop 0.19; 11-12, 1. Riley Brisco, LLL 27.66; SOFLO: 11. Kevin Moya 29.54; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 26.07.

100-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Jared Berke, PCS 1:29.98; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Harries 1:37.82, time drop 3.43; 11-12, 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 1:16.31; 13-14, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 1:09.17; SOFLO: 7. Logan Gonzalez 1:15.36, time drop 1.54, 8. Christopher Hau 1:15.75, time drop 2.17, 9. Javier Colmenares 1:15.99, time drop 2.89, 10. Samuel Bullen 1:16.18, time drop 1.69, 11. Zackary Harris 1:16.27, time drop 2.28.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:13.09; 11-12, 1. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 1:08.54; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 58.66; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:03.34, time drop 1.35.

400-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 4:54.72; SOFLO: 5. Juan Vallmitjana 5:11.62, time drop 12.33; 11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:37.17; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 4:45.38, time drop 8.73, 8. Felix Gonzalez 5:01.03, time drop 4.01; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:13.99; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 4:29.15, time drop 7.41, 11. Zackary Harris 4:34.07, time drop 6.89, 12. Nathaniel Garrick 4:35.03, time drop 6.32;

400-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Azura 4:20.72, 11. SOFLO B 4:42.44 (Ethan McPeek, Stefano Mazzi, Nicholas Pelaez, Alessio Mazzi).

800-meter freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. City of Hialeah 8:27.03, 3. SOFLO A 8:41.66 (Javier Colmenares, Christian Tijero, Alejandro Mateus, Nathaniel Garrick).

IF YOU GO

What: 14&Under Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, prelims, 9 a.m., finals 6 p.m.

Where: Sailfish Splash Waterpark, 931 SE Ruhnke, Stuart.

Defending 2018 champions: Combined, SOFLO; Boys, FAST (Flood Aquatics Swim Team); Girls, Pine Crest.

Of note: Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold and will be available at http://www.martincountyswimming.org. Martin County Swimming and North Palm Beach Swim Club are co-hosting the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile or http://www.martincountyswimming.org. For more information call Jim McCombs, 772-485-3239.

EDITOR NOTE: Results provided by Meet Mobile and may be unofficial.

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

SOFLO’s Dinehart Sisters End On Good Note; Sarasota YMCA Sharks Sweep Team Titles At Shark Open


By Sharon Robb

SARASOTA, June 23, 2019—Olivia and Elena Dinehart led South Florida Aquatic Club on the fourth and final day of the Sarasota Shark Open Sunday at Selby Aquatic Center.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:42.91 with a time drop of 2.51 and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:01.41 with a time drop of 0.90. She finished with 43 points in high point.

Elena Dinehart, 14, was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:31.51 with a time drop of 3.84. She finished with 29 points.

LeeAnn Ranalli, 16, was fourth in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:05.38 with a time drop of 0.60.

Gabriela Avila, 12, was sixth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 44.75.

Sophia Avila, 10, was eighth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:36.77.

Paige Lane, 16, was tenth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:31.72 with a time drop of 6.22 from 2:37.94.

Felix Gonzalez, 12, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher in the 50-meter breaststroke in 45.71 with a time drop of 2.30.

Miguel Sierra, 16, was also among SOFLO’s top boys finishers placing seventh in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:13.77 with a time drop of 2.81 and and seventh in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:05.93.

Host Sarasota YMCA Sharks, early leaders since Day One, swept all three team titles with 1,157 points in combined, 442 in boys and 715 in girls team standings. The Sharks were the only team to crack the 1,000-point barrier.

With only 11 swimmers, SOFLO was eighth in combined with 87 points and seventh in the girls team standings with 77 points.

The meet format was prelims and finals for 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over and timed finals for 10-and-unders and 11-and-over who did not have qualifying times.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota Sharks 1,157, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 540, 3. Asphalt Green 375.5, 4. Gwinnett Aquatics 346.5, 5. Sky Family Hurricanes 345, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 87, 9. TS Aquatics 73.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 442, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 268, 3. Sky Family Hurricanes 262, 4. Asphalt Green 235.5, 5. Gwinnett Aquatics 225.5, 9. TS Aquatics 41, 11. SOFLO 10.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 715, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 272, 3. Tide Swimming 168, 4. Asphalt Green 140, 5. Gwinnett Aquatics 121, 7. SOFLO 77, 9. TS Aquatics 32.

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 2:22.75; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 2:31.51, time drop; Open, 1. Annika Stafford, SKY 2:35.64; Open, 1. Isabel Traba, SYS 2:20.03; SOFLO: 10. Paige Lane 2:31.72, time drop.

100-meter freestyle:
11-and-over, 1. Annika Stafford, SKY 1:03.14; SOFLO: 4. LeeAnn Ranalli 1:05.38, time drop, 34. Dahlia Hirsch 1:14.14, time drop, 41. Genesis Escobar 1:16.21, time drop, 48. Elise Dinehart 1:19.96; 11-12, 1. Maeve Eckerman, SYS 1:04.43; 13-14, 1. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 58.87; SOFLO: 4. Olivia Dinehart 1:01.41, time drop, 9. Elena Dinehart 1:03.16, time drop; Open, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 59.00.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Angelina Lista, SYS 44.74; 12-and-under, 1. Alexa Paredes, TBAC 41.13; SOFLO: 6. Gabriela Avila 44.75, 10. Elise Dinehart 48.10, 11. Genesis Escobar 48.28, time drop; 11-12, 1. Riley Leach, SYS 39.12.

200-meter breaststroke:
Open, 1. Haley Burke, GA 3:11.73; SOFLO: 16. LeeAnn Ranalli 3:28.20; 13-14, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:37.99; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Dinehart 2:42.91, time drop; Open, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:40.75.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Janae Sanders, PYP 1:24.29; SOFLO: 8. Sophia Avila 1:36.77; 11-and-over, 1. Cindy Dong, SYS 1:14.11; SOFLO: 30. Gabriela Avila 1:27.62, 48. Genesis Escobar 1:33.40, 52. Elise Dinehart 1:38.57.

Mixed 400-meter freestyle:
MEN: 10-and-under, 1. Sawyer Nass, SKY 5:37.66; 11-12, 1. Turner Mitten, SYS 5:18.90; WOMEN: 10-and-under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, SYS 5:26.51; 11-12, 1. Kayla Deckers, GA 5:35.45.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kate Domian, SKY 5:00.59.

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
Open, 1. Jake Walker, SYS 2:44.27; 13-14, 1. Andrew Taylor, TBAC 2:16.57; Open, 1. Alexander Gusev, SYS 2:08.12; SOFLO: 7. Miguel Sierra 2:13.77, time drop.

100-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Wadsworth, SKY 1:08.12; 11-and-over, 1. Trey Scott, SYS 1:01.53; 11-12, 1. Baylor Stanton, GA 1:01.85; 13-14, 1. Felipe Baffico, SYS 58.15; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, UNSPA 52.11; SOFLO: 14. Miguel Sierra 56.21.

50-meter breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sawyer Nass, SKY 43.07; 12-and-undr, 1. Alex Tollit, AGUA 41.92; SOFLO: 4. Felix Gonzalez 45.71, time drop; 11-12, 1. Naoki Shibata, AGUA 37.39.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Graham Simmon, GA 2:33.87; Open, 1. Trey Scott, SYS 2:53.33; 13-14, 1. Graham Simmon, GA 2:33.87; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, UNSPA 2:15.81.

100-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Nels Angelillis, TBAC 1:18.37; 11-and-under, 1. Trey Scott, SYS 1:10.50; SOFLO: 17. Felix Gonzalez 1:25.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Denys Mialkovskyi, AGUA 1:08.19; 13-14, 1. Andrew Taylor, TBAC 1:04.58; Open, 1. Joseph Licht, TBAC 59.16; SOFLO: 7. Miguel Sierra 1:05.93.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Isaac Saenz, GA 4:47.28.

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

Elena, Olivia Dinehart Lead SOFLO On Day Three Of Shark Open In Sarasota


By Sharon Robb

SARASOTA, June 22, 2019—Sisters Elena and Olivia Dinehart were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Three of the Sarasota Shark Open Saturday at Selby Aquatic Center.

The sisters combined for five best times in six individual events.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, was third in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:17.53; fifth in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:13.00 with a time drop of 3.45; and tenth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:10.83 with a time drop of 1:07. She has 31 points in high point and has three events left.

Elena Dinehart, 14, was second in the 200-meter backstroke, 2:25.84 with a time drop of 2.96; third in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:07.96 with a time drop of 2.20, breaking 1:10 for the first time; and ninth in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:14.57 with a time drop of 4.12. She has 14 points in high point and three events remaining.

Gabriela Avila, 12, was second in the 50-meter backstroke in 38.72 with a time drop of 0.57.

LeeAnn Ranalli, 16, was fifth in the mixed 400-meter individual medley in 6:08.71. She has three events left.

SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher was Miguel Sierra, seventh in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 59.52 with a time drop of 0.61 and second time he cracked 1 minute. He swam 59.67 in prelims. He has three events left to swim.

Host Sarasota YMCA Sharks continue to lead the combined, men’s and women’s team totals and have all but clinched all three team titles after three days of competition. With only 10 swimmers, SOFLO is eighth among 16 teams in the combined standings. SOFLO girls are sixth with 49.

Prelims and finals continue at 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, the fourth and final day of the meet.

The meet format is prelims and finals for 11-12, 13-14 and 15-and-over and timed finals for 10-and-unders and 11-and-over who do not have qualifying times.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota Sharks 784, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 343, 3. Gwinnett Aquatics 235.5, 4. Asphalt Green 231.5, 5. Tide Swimming 212, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 55, 9. TS Aquatics 47.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 317, 2. Sky Family Hurricanes 174, 3. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 156, 4. Gwinnett Aquatics 155.5, 5. Asphalt Green 148.5, 9. TS Aquatics 29, 11. SOFLO 6.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 467, 2. Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 187, 3. Tide Swimming 168, 4. Asphalt Green 83, 5. Gwinnett Aquatics 80, 6. SOFLO 49, 9. TS Aquatics 18.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, SYS 2:32.43; SOFLO: 7. Sophia Avila 2:53.59; 11-and-over, 1. Addy Domian, SKY 2:14.92; SOFLO: 18. Gabriela Avila 2:30.02, time drop, 43. Genesis Escobar 2:39.68, time drop, 52. Dahlia Hirsch 2:41.72, 65. Elise Dinehart 2:58.18; 11-12, 1. Maeve Eckerman, SYS 2:20.68; 13-14, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 2:05.56; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 2:13.00, time drop, 9. Elena Dinehart 2:14.57, time drop; Open, 1. Elle Caldow, TIDE 2:03.71.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Gemma Gledhill, SYS 1:22.09; 11-and-over, 1. Cindy Dong, SYS 1:08.11; SOFLO: 19. Gabriela Avila 1:20.70, 32. LeeAnn Ranalli 1:23.96, 58. Elise Dinehart 1:44.19; 11-12, 1. Maeve Eckerman, SYS 1:10.53; 13-14, 1. Summer Cardwell, TBAC 1:05.39; SOFLO: 3. Elena Dinehart 1:07.96, time drop, 10. Olivia Dinehart 1:10.83, time drop; Open, 1. Celi Guzman, TBAC 1:02.26.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Michaela Mattes, SYS 2:23.31; SOFLO: 2. Elena Dinehart 2:25.84, time drop; Open, 1. Kaylee McLester 2:36.71; Open, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:18.12.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Angelina Lista, SYS 39.12; SOFLO: 12. Sophia Avila 45.67; 12-and-under, 1. Lindsey Lloyd, TBAC 37.25; SOFLO: 2. Gabriela Avila 38.72, time drop, 12. Genesis Escobar 41.67, 15. Dahlia Hirsh 42.15, 26. Elise Dinehart 46.56; 11-12, 1. Mia Slowik, AGUA 33.72.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 5:02.74; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 5:17.53; Open, 1. Samantha Tadder, TIDE 4:55.22.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Wadsworth, SKY 2:26.54; 11-and-over, 1. Connor Smith, PCST 2:09.87; 11-12, 1. Isaac Saenz, GA 2:13.21; 13-14, 1. Andrew Taylor, TBAC 2:02.90; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, UNSPA 1:51.75; SOFLO: 16. Miguel Sierra 2:04.32.

100-meter butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Wadsworth, SKY 1:20.83; 11-and-over, 1. Max Hajduk, SYS 1:07.38; SOFLO: 14. Felix Gonzalez 1:24.71, time drop; 11-12, 1. Denys Mialkovskyi, AGUA 1:06.73; 13-14, 1. Felipe Baffico, SYS 1:02.75; Open, 1. Gavin Lamoureux, TIDE 57.57; SOFLO: 7. Miguel Sierra 59.52, time drop.

200-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Andrew Taylor, TBAC 2:17.38; Open, 1. Josh Kemp, SKY 2:36.96.

50-meter backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ryan Wadsworth, SKY 38.28; 12-and-under, 1. Alex Tollit, AGUA 38.49; SOFLO: 12. Felix Gonzalez 42.22; 11-12, 1. Denys Mialkovskyi, AGUA 32.05.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Graham Simmon, GA 4:54.98; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, UNSPA 4:25.29; SOFLO: 11. Dominic Bono 4:55.06.

Mixed 400-meter individual medley:
MEN: 1. Callum Grobler, SYS 5:29.02; WOMEN: 1. Kaylee McLester, GA 5:41.57; SOFLO: 5. LeeAnn Ranalli 6:08.71.

IF YOU GO

What: Sarasota Shark Open Invitational

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

Where: Selby Aquatic Center, 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota.

Of note: The meet is hosted by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks….There will be combined team and individual high point trophies awarded….The meet is limited to 600 swimmers…For more information call the Sarasota Sharks office 1-941-552-8206.

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