Martin, Pelaez Double Winners Again In Third Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 22, 2022–For the second day in a row, Erika Pelaez and Dario Martin each won two events at the FIU Spring Invite Sunday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:22.86, dropping 0.01 and 200-meter breaststroke in a best time 2:45.86, dropping 8.27.

On Saturday, she won the 100 breaststroke (1:16.54) and 200 butterfly (2:20.85). She scratched from the 400 IM and 400 freestyle.

Martin, 17, of Olympus Swim Club won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:04.01, dropping 3.34 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:25.70.

On Saturday, Martin won the 200 butterfly (2:07.15) and 400 IM (4:40.19).

SOFLO had 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in the two 12-and-under sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams that competed were Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

SOFLO also had 99 other swimmers compete in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results have not posted.

SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:22.86, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 2:26.12, 3. Eriana Temperino, GPA 2:29.05.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:10.66, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 1:11.88, 3. Hannah Webb, MCDA 1:16.82.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 58.48, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 1:00.03, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:00.15.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:45.86, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:46.68, 3. Annamarie Munroe, UN 2:59.91.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:04.24, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 1:04.38, 3. Anelis Roque, GPA 1:04.78.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Ryan Flynn, GPA 4:44.20, 2. Sophie Hampson, GPA 4:44.89, 3. Fiorella DiSalvo, EA 5:05.00.

BOYS
200-meter individual medley: 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:14.16, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:16.28, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:22.09.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:04.01, 2. Richard Navarro, MAC 1:06.25, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 1:06.57.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 54.51, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 56.30, 3. Marco Aurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 57.79.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:25.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:32.09, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:32.49.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 1:00.90, 2. Luis Salazar, HSC 1:03.35, 3. Dylan Ferguson, UN 1:03.65.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 4:29.42, 2. Robert Alvarez, MAC 4:29.49, 3. Liam Lesentier, EA 4:37.41.

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

Erika Pelaez, Dario Martin Double Winners In Opening Session Of FIU Spring LCM Invite; Second Session Begins At Noon


By Sharon Robb
NORTH MIAMI, May 21, 2022–Erika Pelaez and Dario Martin were double winners in the opening session of the FIU Spring Invite Saturday at the Biscayne Bay campus pool.

Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:16.54 and 200-meter butterfly in 2:20.85. Both were best times. She dropped 2.82 in the breaststroke and 2.29 in the fly. She has four events left to swim.

At 13, Pelaez was the youngest swimmer to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. Her 100 freestyle time of 56.03 was the youngest for any U.S. 13-year-old and faster than Missy Franklin’s 56.14 at the 2008 Trials. She is a member of USA Swimming junior national team.

Martin, 17, of Miami Beach and Olympus Swim Club, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:07.15 and 400-meter IM in 4:40.19. He has the backstroke events left to swim. Both Pelaez and Martin are home schoolers and compete for South Florida Heat during the high school season.

SOFLO’s Noah Mejias, 11, the youngest in the boys’ 400-meter individual medley field, finished in 5:53.09 in his long course event debut. He is also entered in four events in the 11-12 competition.

Action continues in the well-organzed meet with the 12-and-under session at noon. Two sessions are Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for for 13-and-over and noon for 12-and-under swimmers.

SOFLO has 59 swimmers (31 boys and 28 girls) entered in 308 individual events in four sessions.

In addition to SOFLO and host Golden Panther Aquatics, other Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Eagle Aquatics, Hialeah Swim Club, Metro Aquatics, Miami Country Day Aquatics and Olympus Swim Club.

Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are available on Meet Mobile.

SOFLO also has 99 other swimmers competing in the Canes Long Course Invite at University of Miami but official results were not posted on Friday. The meet was also lightning-delayed.

SESSION ONE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle: 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:10.05, 2. Eriana Temperino, GPA 2:12.09, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:12.41.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:16.54, 2. Kiera Rampersad, EA 1:17.86, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 1:19.75.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:20.85, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:21.93, 3. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:25.06.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 26.96, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.35, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 28.37.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:43.06, 2. Penelope Lopez-Casula, EA 2:47.97, 3. Melanie Palmira, HSC 2:51.74.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Mia Zahab, GPA 5:11.28, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:22.22, 3. Gioia Balzano, EA 5:32.03.

BOYS
200-meter freestyle: 1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 1:57.45, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:02.99, 3. Juan Abella, MAC 2:03.31.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 1:08.68, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:09.78, 3. Robert Alvarez, MAC 1:10.81.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:07.15, 2. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:14.85, 3. Dylan Ferguson, UN 2:19.80.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Marco Aurelio Lopez-Casula, EA 25.63, 2. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 25.93, 3. Michael Quintana. MAC 26.01.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Richard Navarro, MAC 2:23.93, 2. Juan Abella, MAC 2:25.75, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 2:31.52.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:40.19, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:46.92, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 4:59.31; SOFLO: 11. Noah Mejias 5:53.09.

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