SOFLO’s Rodriguez, Colmenares Shine On Day Two Of YCF Winter Classic


By Sharon Robb

December 10, 2016—Rafael Rodriguez won two more events and Juan Colmenares won another to lead South Florida Aquatic Club on the second day of competition at the YCF Winter Classic at the Orlando YMCA.

Rodriguez, 14, won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.53, dropping 1.14 seconds from his prelim time. He also won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 1:57.14, bettering his previous best of 1:59.57.

Rodriguez has scored 45 points and won five events over two days.

Colmenares, 12, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 25.16. He swam back-to-back best times in prelims and finals lowering his previous best of 26.32. It was his first win of the meet. He has scored 28 points.

Paige Lane and Kayla Cunningham led the SOFLO girls. Lane, 14, was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.81. She has scored 12 points over two days.

Cunningham, 13, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 59.09, the first time she crack 1 minute in the event. Her previous best was 1:00.29.

On Sunday prelims begin 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

The meet is an end-of-calendar year prelims and finals format meet. It was created as a replacement for the Gator meet which is not being held this year because of construction at the O’Connell Center at University of Florida.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota 2:24.10; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Kerry Cunningham 2:37.02, best time, 7. Leah Pando 2:41.81, best time; 11-12, 1. Hanani Dona, SwimMAC 2:12.19; 13-14, 1. Olivia Peoples, BSS 2:07.91; SOFLO: 14. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:15.52, best time; 15-16, 1. Luci Lozano, SYS 2:09.36; Open, 1. Peyton Palsha, SPA 2:03.63.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota 26.90; SOFLO TOP 10: 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 30.26, best time; 11-12, 1. Hanani Dona, SwimMAC 25.37; 13-14, 1. Savannah Barr, SYS 24.72; SOFLO: 2. Paige Lane 24.81; 15-16, 1. Allyson Accordino, SwimMAC 23.99; Open, 1. Victoria Pratt, HIGH 24.78.

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Addie Sauickie, Sarasota 30.47; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Kerry Cunningham 35.15; 11-12, 1. Hanani Dona, SwimMAC 27.90; SOFLO: 8. Jena Legaspi 30.21, best time.

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Claire Russell, SwimMAC 57.47; SOFLO: 2. Kayla Cunningham 59.09, best time; 15-16, 1. Mimi Filkin, YCF 58.23; Open, 1. Elena Adcock, SwimMAC 58.19.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Southwest Stars 1:57.93, 2. Sarasota 2:01.23, 3. SOFLO 2:06.15 (Kerry Cunningham, Leah Pando, Mariann Catalasan, Kaitlyn Barrios).

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Sumner Chmielewski, Sarasota 5:09.70, 13-14, 1. Laine Chmielewski, SYS 5:03.23; SOFLO: 7. Paige Lane 5:16.98, 14. Katrina Del Vecchio 5:21.81; 15-16, 1. Madison Murtagh, Unattached 4:54.56; Open, 1. Peton Palsha, SPA 4:52.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Southwest 1:57.92, 3. SOFLO A 2:06.15 (Kerry Cunningham, Leah Pando, Mariann Catalasan, Kaitlyn Barrios); 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:43.57, 10. SOFLO A 1:54.28 (Kalin Hubbard, Jena Legaspi, Mia Escudero, Emma Twombly); 13-14, 1. Bolles 1:39.22, 2. SwimMAC 1:39.56, 3. Blue Dolfins 1:41.53, 4. SOFLO 1:42.67; Open, 1. West Florida 3:41.66, 2. Sarasota YCA 3:42.29, 3. Lakeland Area 3:50.93.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 2:27.86; SOFLO TOP 10: 3. Alessandro Pereira 2:29.40, best time, 11. Javier Colmenares 2:35.84, best time; 11-12, 1. Riley Sampson, CFM 2:07.28; SOFLO: 4. Juan Colmenares 2:14.58, best time; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.14, best time; SOFLO: 8. Joseph Lee 2:06.82; 15-16, 1. Jack Wessell, BSS 1:54.72; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, SPA 1:48.57.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 27.17; SOFLO TOP 10: 9. Alessandro Pereira 29.60, best time; 11-12, 1. Juan Colmenares, SOFLO 25.16, best time; 13-14, 1. Ansen Meyer, BSS 22.52; SOFLO: 11. Lance Lesage 23.46, best time; 15-16, 1. Lucas Kravchenko, CBS 21.20; SOFLO: 7. Juan Serna 22.64; Open, 1. Thomas Heinzel, BSS 21.60; SOFLO: 6. Santiago Rivera 22.42.

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 32.29; SOFLO TOP 10: 7. Alessandro Pereira 34.03, best time; 11-12, 1. Brennan Muramatsu, STAR 28.77.

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Wesley Barnett, SwimMAC 53.96; SOFLO: 4. Lance Lesage 55.82, best time; 15-16, 1. Josh Fletcher, SwimMAC 51.95; Open, 1. Grant Sanders, SPA 49.33.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA 1:56.57, 2. Sarasota 2:02.74, 3. Gulf Coast 2:11.86.

500-yard freestyle: 11-12, 1. Riley Sampson, CFM 5:00.43; SOFLO TOP 10: 13. Enrique Rodriguez 5:36.89, best time, 16. Alex Golding 5:42.03, best time, 18. Alejandro Mateus 5:44.71, 22. Aldo Zepeda 5:49.02, best time, 25. Christian Tijero 5:47.45, best time, 28. Logan Gonzalez 6:01.10; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:44.53; SOFLO: 3. Nicolas Rossi 4:56.30, best time, 4. Joseph Lee 4:57.69, 16. Lance Lesage 5:06.92; 15-16, 1. Jami Rzepecki, SwimMAC 4:38.56; Open, 1. Robert Finke, SPA 4:22.82.

200-yard freestyle relay: 10-and-under, 1. Sarasota YMCA 1:56.57; 11-12, 1. SwimMAC 1:41.82, 4. SOFLO A 1:47.22 (Enrique Rodriguez, Mark Andre De Gracia, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Colmenares), 8. SOFLO B 1:55.48 (Alex Golding, Christian Tijero, Aldo Zepeda, Alejandro Mateus); 13-14, 1. SwimMAC 1:30.95, 6. SOFLO 1:34.52 (Lance Lesage, Nicolas Rossi, Joseph Lee, Rafael Rodriguez).

IF YOU GO

What: YCF Winter Classic

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

Where: YMCA of Central Florida, International Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando.

Admission: $5.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Continues To Do Well At Speedo Zone Sectional Championships

SOFLO Continues To Do Well At Speedo Zone Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

July 12, 2014—Swimming against some of the nation’s top clubs is bringing out the best in South Florida Aquatic Club at the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at the Orlando YMCA.

“We are holding our own with these very good clubs and doing a good job,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Going into the fourth and final day, SOFLO’s women’s team is fourth overall. SOFLO is seventh in the combined team standings.

Among SOFLO’s top performers on Saturday was Melissa Marinheiro.

Marinheiro, 17, posted a best time in the 100-meter backstroke during morning prelims in 1:07.98 dropping 3.58 seconds. She came back in the final dropping more time in 1:06.70, another 1.28-second drop to finish 26th overall.

Marinheiro also qualified for the “A” final of the 400-meter freestyle. She finished eighth in 4:22.25. In prelims she went 4:20.88, just off her best time of 4:20.69.

Kathleen Golding won the “C” final of the 200-meter individual medley in 2:24.41, just off her best time. She also won the “C” heat of the 400-meter freestyle in 4:26.30.

Ronald Santos made his second swim in the 400-meter freestyle and finished the “D” final in 4:12 after going 4:10.66 in prelims.

Three-time Olympian Alia Atkinson swam the breaststroke in the 50-meter freestyle event to work on her stroke count in the sprint event. It is one of three events she will be swimming in the Commonwealth Games later this month and it was an opportunity to get in another fine tuning race.

With the men’s team winning four of five events including the final relay, the Gator Swim Club is pulling away in the combined teams race.

On the third day of action, the Gator Swim Club leads with 682 points ahead of first-day leader Scarlet Aquatics of New Jersey with 472 and St. Andrew’s Swimming with 366.

South Florida Aquatic Club is seventh overall with 223 points.

The Gator Swim Club has all but clinched the men’s team title with 468 points. Scarlet Aquatics is a distant third with 198 and Club Seminole is third with 180. Scarlet Aquatics leads the women’s team standings with 274 just 60 points ahead of Gator Swim Club. St. Andrew’s Swimming is third with 207.

Sebastien Rousseau, 23, Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 20, and Dan Wallace, 21, won individual events for the Gator Swim Club.

Rousseau won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 55.33, lowering his previous best of 57.49.

Solaeche-Gomez won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.74.

Wallace won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:53.03 ahead of teammates Andrea D’Arrigo, 19, in 3:53.40.

Jian Wang, Solaeche-Gomez, Marcin Cieslak and Pawel Werner combined to win the 400-meter medley relay in 3:44.44.

Florida Gold Coast’s top finisher was Clara Smiddy of AquaKids Sharks winning the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.69, just off her best time of 1:00.51 and ahead of two-time Olympian Katie Hoff, 25, of Hurricanes Swimming in 1:02.50.

Other individual winners were:

Justine Bowker, 27, of T2 Aquatics won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:15.70 finishing ahead of Olympian Elizabeth Beisel, 21, of Bluefish in 2:16.35.

Natalie Hinds, 20, the 2013 SEC Female Freshman of the Year at University of Florida from City of Midland Swim Team won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.42. Katie Hoff was third in a best time 26.21, bettering her previous best of 27.11.

Florida alum Bradley deBorde, 22, of Patriot Aquatics won the 50-meter freestyle in 22.98.

Stephanie Peacock, 22, of SWIM won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:12 just ahead of Jessica Thielman, 20, of Gator Swim Club in 4:12.09.

The four-day meet concludes on Sunday. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 4 p.m.

Sunday’s events are the women’s 800-meter freestyle, men’s 1500-meter freestyle, 200-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter backstroke and 400-meter freestyle relays.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 682, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 472, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 366, 4. T2 Aquatics 314, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 288, 6. Club Seminole 282, 7. South Florida Aquatic Club 223, 8. Swim Florida 205, 9. Metro Aquatics 192, 10. Tampa Bay Aquatics 185.

MEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 468, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 198, 3. Club Seminole 180, 4. Blue Dolfins 166, 5. St. Andrew’s Swimming 159, 25. SOFLO 19.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 274, 2. Gator Swim Club 214, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 207, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 204, 5. T2 Aquatics 191.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

100-meter backstroke:

1.Clara Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 1:01.69, 2. Katie Hoff, Hurricanes 1:02.50, 3. Sviatlana Khakhlova 1:02.51; SOFLO: 26. Melissa Marinheiro 1:06.70, best time, 27. Marcella Marinheiro 1:07.54, 65. Kelley Heron 1:10.31, 71. Amber Hunter 1:10.56, 112. Jessica Rodriguez 1:13.37, 119. Maria Lopez 1:13.84, 131. Carly Swanson 1:15.83, 133. Liz Travieso 1:16.50.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Justin Bowker, T2 Aquatics 2:15.70, 2. Elizabeth Beisel, Bluefish 2:16.35, 3. Lindsey McKnight, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:17.63; SOFLO: 19. Kathleen Golding 2:24.41, 54. Jessica Rodriguez 2:30.58, 67. Kelley Heron 2:32.60, 91. Olivia Katcher 2:36.18.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Natalie Hinds, COM 25.68, 2. Sviatlana Khakhlova, Club Seminole 25.99, 3. Katie Hoff, Hurricanes 26.35; SOFLO: 68. Maria Lopez 28.36, 76. Amber Hunter 28.52, 128. Marcella Marinheiro 29.34, 159. Liz Travieso 30.25, 161. Carly Swanson 30.46, 164. Alia Atkinson 31.34.

400-meter freestyle:

1.Stephanie Peacock, SWIM 4:12.00, 2. Jessica Thielman, Gator Swim Club 4:12.09, 3. Andreina Pinto, Gator Swim Club 4:14.05; SOFLO: 8. Melissa Marinheiro 4:22.25 (4:20.88 prelims), 17. Kathleen Golding 4:26.30, best time, 57. Olivia Katcher, SOFLO 4:41.43.

400-meter medley relay:

1.T2 Aquatics 4:16.19, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 4:19.25, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:19.92, 9. South Florida Aquatic Club “A” 4:28.66 (Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Maria Lopez, Kathleen Golding), 13. SOFLO “B” 4:36.26 (Marcella Marinheiro, Kelley Heron, Amber Hunter, Olivia Katcher).

MEN’S RESULTS

100-meter backstroke:

1.Sebastien Rousseau, Gator Swim Club 55.33, 2. Pavel Sankovich, Club Seminole 55.68, 3. Tristan Sanders, PYP 56.39; SOFLO: 62. Juan Lucas 1:04.58, 62. Esteban Diaz-Velasco 1:04.58, best time, 76. Gustavo Valery 1:05.19, 85. Alfredo Mesa 1:05.73, 91. Ryan Capote 1:06.06.

200-meter individual medley:

1.Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, Gator Swim Club 2:00.74, 2. Diago Decarvalho, Gator Swim Club 2:02.58, 3. Carlos Omana, Metro Aquatics 2:03.36; SOFLO: 78. Ervin Marin 2:18.46, 80. Marc Rojas 2:18.55, 95. Jordan Colon 2:20.40, 110. Matthew Gonzalez 2:22.29, 113. Jonathan Strod 2:22.75.

50-meter freestyle:

1.Bradley Deborde, PA 22.98, 2. Jason McCormick, Boca Raton 23.05, 3. Logan Lassley, Westminster Academy 23.19; SOFLO: 69. Ryan Capote 25.19, 85. Marc Rojas 25.58, 135. Ervin Marin 26.47.

400-meter freestyle:

1.Dan Wallace, Gator Swim Club 3:53.03, 2. Andrea D’Arrigo, Gator Swim Club 3:53.40, 3. Nicholas Alexiou, SPA 3:57.66; SOFLO: 31. Ronald Santos 4:12.

400-meter medley relay:

1.Gator Swim Club 3:44.44, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:53.72, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 3:55.06, 19. South Florida Aquatic Club “A” 4:09.98 (Juan Lucas, Marc Rojas, Matthew Gonzalez, Ryan Capote), 21. SOFLO “B” 4:16.16 (Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Jordan Colon, Ronald Santos, Gustavo Valery).

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

SOFLO’s Golding, Marinheiro Get Junior National Cuts; Atkinson Wins, Breaks Records At Speedo Zone Sectionals

SOFLO’s Golding, Marinheiro Get Junior National Cuts; Atkinson Wins, Breaks Records At Speedo Zone Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

July 11, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club teenager Kathleen Golding qualified for her first Junior Nationals Friday night on the second day of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at the Orlando YMCA.

Against an impressive field, Golding, 13, won the “B” final of the 400-meter individual medley cracking the 5-minute mark in a best time 4:57.67, dropping nearly six seconds from her previous best of 5:02.19.

Golding is the club’s first swimmer to crack the 5-minute barrier in the individual medley event.

She will travel to the July 30-August 3 Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine, Calif. at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.

“It was a nice swim,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “When she got to the breaststroke we knew she had it, we pretty much knew it was there. Winning the “B” heat at this meet is pretty nice.”

Golding was ecstatic with her swim. She said she was less nervous in finals than she was in prelims.

“I felt okay in prelims,” she said. “I was only a second off my best time which is pretty good. I was just really nervous this morning. I wasn’t that nervous tonight.

“I went out good in the fly. My backstroke is my weakest point but I went faster than I normally do. By the time I got to the breaststroke the rest was just downhill since breaststroke and freestyle are my best.”

Golding, a former Nike Swimmer of the Month, has been improving ever since she arrived at SOFLO with her family.

“I think the biggest difference has been my dryland training,” Golding said. “I had never done that much until I got here. It’s made me a lot stronger. I was pretty confident I would make junior nationals. I’ve been training pretty hard. I am so excited.”

Golding also anchored the fourth place 800-meter freestyle relay.

Joining Golding in California will be SOFLO teammate Melissa Marinheiro, 17, who swam a best time in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:05.69 and re-qualified for junior nationals with the “B” cut time.

SOFLO three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 25, tuning up for the July 24-August 2 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, won the 100-meter breaststroke in a pool record and Speedo Champion Series meet record 1:06.86, just off her best time of 1:06.79, nearly two seconds ahead of Katie Hoff, 25, of Hurricanes Swimming, second in 1:08.60.

“As far as a tuneup swim we are right back on track again,” Andrson said of Atkinson who was coming off an illness that prevented him from swimming in the final grand prix meet in California. “I am very excited for her at the Commonwealth Games. She has set up herself up to be successful there.”

SOFLO was fourth in the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:39.64 with Melissa Marinheiro, Maria Lopez, Olivia Katcher and Kathleen Golding.

“We have depth with our women on the relays,” Anderson said

SOFLO’s Ronald Santos posted his second lifetime best during the meet in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:59.32.

SOFLO’s parents’ contingent held up a banner in the stands wishing SOFLO swimmer Delanie Perez a Happy 14th Birthday. “You are our champion,” it read.

Gator Swim Club pulled ahead of opening-day leader Scarlet Aquatics of New Jersey in the combined team standings, 379-336. South Florida Aquatic Club is fifth with 186 points.

Gator Swim Club leads the men’s team standings and Scarlet Aquatics leads the women’s team standings. SOFLO’s women’s tream is second with 167 points.

Other individual winners were:

Two-time Olympian Katie Hoff, 25, of Hurricanes Swimming, gearing up for nationals, won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 1:58.29, the only swimmer to go under 2 minutes. Her previous best was 1:58.99. It was the fourth fastest time by a U.S. swimmer this year. Olympian Elizabeth Beisel, 21, of Bluefish was second in 2:00.41 and Megan Moroney, 17, of St. Andrew’s Swimming was third in 2:02.23.

Dan Wallace, 21, of Gator Swim Club won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:49.76, just ahead of teammate Andrea D’Arrigo in 1:49.83.

Jared Pike, 23, of Club Seminole won the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:02.41, bettering his previous best of 1:02.62. Teammate Juan Sequera, 20, was second in 1:03.44.

Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue, 25, of Western Kentucky won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:00.17 ahead of Natalie Hinds, 20, in 1:00.51.

Pavel Sankovich, 24, of Club Seminole won the 100-meter butterfly in 52.88 ahead of Gator Swim Club’s Marcin Cieslak, 22, in 53.94. David Knight, 21, of North Palm Beach Swim Club was the top male Florida Gold Coast finisher placing third in 54.19.

Elizabeth Beisel, 21, of Bluefish came back to win the 400-meter individual medley in 4:35.84, a wide margin of victory over runner-up Jessica Thielmann, 20, of Gator Swim Club in 4:48.74.

Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 20, of Gator Swim Club won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:20.37 just ahead of Connor Signorin, 22, in 4:20.80

The four-day meet continues on Saturday. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5 p.m.

Saturday’s events are 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley relay.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 379, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 336, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 278, 4. T2 Aquatics 214, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 186, 6. Tampa Bay Aquatics 163, 7. Club Seminole 161, 8. Swim Florida 146, 9. Blue Dolfins 143, 10. Metro Aquatics 142.

MEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 243, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 142, 3. Blue Dolfins 139, 4. St. Andrew’s Swimming 121, 5. Tampa Bay Aquatics 120, 22. SOFLO 19.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 194, 2. SOFLO 167, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 157, 4. Gator Swim Club 136, 5. T2 Aquatics 113.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:

1.Katie Hoff, Hurricanes Swimming 1:58.29, 2. Elizabeth Beisel, Bluefish 2:00.41, 3. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:02.23. 4. Lindsey McKnight, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:03.49; SOFLO: 25. Melissa Marinheiro 2:05.69, best time, 43. Kathleen Golding 2:09.72, 91. Marcella Marinheiro 2:13.69, 96. Kylie Herman 2:14.19, 97. Olivia Katcher 2:14.26.

100-meter breaststroke:

1.Alia Atkinson, South Florida Aquatic Club 1:06.86, 2. Katie Hoff, Hurricanes 1:08.60, 3. Emily Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:10.71; SOFLO: 26. Jessica Rodriguez 1:16.51, 47. Kelley Heron 1:19.72, 71. Delanie Perez 1:22.54.

100-meter butterfly:

1.Claire Donahue, Western Kentucky 1:00.17, 2. Natalie Hinds, COM 1:00.51, 3. Chelsea Britt, Club Seminole 1:01.09; SOFLO: 29. Maria Lopez 1:05.78; SOFLO: 32. Maria Lopez 1:05.77, 68. Amber Hunter 1:07.94, 82. Marcella Marinheiro 1:08.98, 96. Kylie Herman 1:09.99, 98. Olivia Katcher 1:10.01.

400-meter individual medley:

1.Elizabeth Beisel, Bluefish 4:35.84, 2. Jessica Thielmann, Gator Swim Club 4:48.74, 3. Jordan Smith, PA 4:52.38; SOFLO: 9. Kathleen Golding 4:57.67, best time, 29. Jessica Rodriguez 5:19.38.

800-meter freestyle relay:

1.Gator Swim Club 8:28.87 (Lindsey Trematerra, Hannah Burns, Tierney Shimansky, Kahra Williams), 2. Scarlet Aquatics “B” 8:30.48, 3. Golden Panther Aquatics 8:37.60, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club “A” 8:39.64 (Melissa Marinheiro, Maria Lopez, Olivia Katcher, Kathleen Golding), 9. South Florida Aquatic Club “B” 8:46.36 (Kylie Herman, Marcella Marinheiro, Alia Atkinson, Kelley Heron).

MEN’S RESULTS

200-meter freestyle:

1.Dan Wallace, Gator Swim Club 1:49.76, 2. Andrea D’Arrigo, Gator Swim Club 1:49.83, 3. Mateo De Angulo, Club Seminole 1:51.45; SOFLO: 58. Ronald Santos 1:59.32, best time, 96. Ryan Capote 2:03.27, 103. Juan Lucas 2:03.61, 115. Matthew Gonzalez 2:04.89, 124. Gustavo Valery 2:06.09.

100-meter breaststroke:

1.Jared Pike, Club Seminole 1:02.41, 2. Juan Sequera, Club Seminole 1:03.44, 3. Jason Coombs, Blue Dolfins 1:03.63; SOFLO: 29. Marc Rojas 1:08.93, 56. Jordan Colon 1:12.17, 59. Ervin Marin 1:12.60, best time, 102. Bowie Suen 1:17.21.

100-meter butterfly:

1.Pavel Sankovich, Club Seminole 52.88, 2. Marcin Cieslak, Gator Swim Club 53.92, 3. David Knight, North Palm Beach 54.19; SOFLO: 106. Alfredo Mesa 1:01.58, 115. Matthew Gonzalez 1:02.27, 123. Ervin Marin 1:03.71, 126. Jonathan Strod 1:04.69.

400-meter individual medley:

1.Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, Gator Swim Club 4:20.37, 2. Connor Signorin, PAA 4:20.80, 3. Juan Sequera, Club Seminole 4:24.39; SOFLO: 65. Ervin Marin 4:54.19, 77. Jordan Colon 4:59.71, 89. Jonathan Strod 5:08.84.

800-meter freestyle relay:

1.Gator Swim Club 7:42.29 (Diego Decarvalho, True Sweetser, Eric Geunes, Marcin Cieslak), 2. Unattached Gator Swim Club 7:49.05, 3. T2 Aquatics 7:51.35; SOFLO: 11. SOFLO “A” 8:07.78 (Ronald Santos, Marc Rojas, Jordan Colon, Ryan Capote), 16. SOFLO “B” 8:13.19 (Matthew Gonzalez, Juan Lucas, Ervin Marin, Alfredo Mesa).

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

SOFLO Swimmers Take Silver, Bronze On Day One Of Speedo Zone Sectional Championships

SOFLO Swimmers Take Silver, Bronze On Day One Of Speedo Zone Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

July 10, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club took silver in a women’s relay and bronze in an individual event to finish second among the women’s field on opening night of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at the Orlando YMCA.

The 200-meter medley relay team of Marcella Marinheiro, three-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, Maria Lopez and Olivia Katcher was second in 1:59.09, just behind T2 Aquatics relay of Elise Haan, Justine Bowker, Kayla Tennant and Abigail Garner in 1:58.57.

Melissa Marinheiro, 17, was third in the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:06.27. Jessica Thielmann, 20, of Gainesville Swim Club won the event in a best time 16:15.74, bettering her previous best of 16:19.92.

SOFLO teammate Kylie Herman, 16, posted a best time of 18:18.40 in the 1500, shaving 4.01 seconds off her previous best of 18:22.41. Amber Hunter posted best times on her relay splits of 29.99 in the butterfly and 27.85 in the freestyle.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s women’s team is second with 86 points behind Scarlet Aquatics of New Jersey with 119. St. Andrew’s Swimming is third with 84.

“Our distance kids did what they needed to do to be successful, our girls relay performed well and our “B” relays were awesome,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “Kylie had a solid swim and Alfredo and Amber had some great relay splits.

“We are very happy with our overall team experiences,” Anderson said. “There are some really great clubs here and we are just going to keep working hard. I felt we were successful tonight.”

Ronald Santos, 18, was SOFLO’s top men’s finisher and only point-scorer swimming a lifetime-best 8:31.80 in the 800-meter freestyle with huge time drop of 13.21 seconds off his previous best long course time of 8:45.01.

Santos has been training with SOFLO for the past three months at the suggestion of his former Indian River State College teammate Marc Rojas.

“I was pretty much mentally ready before the race,” Santos said. “I have been training hard for three months and mentally I have been happy with my training. I was ready to go.

“I was expecting a best time but I never experienced this much of a drop in long course. I have been putting in a lot of effort in my training and it paid off. I started the race well and finished well. This definitely gives me confidence for the 200, 400 and mile.”

SOFLO teammate Alfredo Mesa posted a best 50-meter freestyle split time of 25.34 on the relay.

After Day One, Scarlet Aquatics of New Jersey leads the combined (182) and women’s (119) team totals. Blue Dolfins lead the men’s team totals with 102.

The only other individual winner was Arthur Frayler, 20, in the 800 freestyle in 8:12.70.

Florida Gold Coast teams won three of the four relays.

Westminster Academy swept the men’s 200-meter medley (Daniel Robbins, Gregory Penny, Anthony Barbar, Logan Lassley) and 200-meter freestyle relays (Daniel Robbins, Logan Lassley, Anthony Barbar, Andrew Halliburton).

St. Andrew’s Swimming won the women’s 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:47.37 with Mckenna Keith, Brenna Ruth, Darby Goodwin and Megan Moroney.

Weather played havoc with the Central Florida meet. A major thunderstorm affected power and the meet was put on hold for 60 minutes.

The four-day meet continues on Friday. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5 p.m. Friday’s events are 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly, 400-meter individual medley and 800-meter freestyle relay.

Florida Swim Network will be unable to live-stream the meet because there is no hard-wire Internet at the YMCA venue.

THURSDAY TIMED FINALS RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 182, 2. St. Andrew’s Swimming 174, 3. T2 Aquatics 125, 4. Tampa Bay Aquatics 116, 5. Blue Dolfins 106, 6. Gator Swim Club 92, 7. South Florida Aquatic Club 91, 8. Westminster Academy 88, 9. Swim Florida 68, 10. Dominican Republic 60.

MEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 102, 2. St. Andrew’s Swimming 90, 3. tie, Westminster Academy , Tampa Bay Aquatics 80, 5. Scarlet Aquatics 63, 20. SOFLO 5.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Scarlet Aquatics 119, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 86, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 84, 4. T2 Aquatics 66, 5. Golden Panther Aquatics 58.

WOMEN

1500-meter freestyle:

1. Jessica Thielmann, GSC 16:15.74, 2. Ariel Finke, SPA 16:51.86, 3. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 17:06.27; SOFLO: 18. Kylie Herman 18:18.40, best time, 24. Kelley Heron 18:39.15.

200-meter medley relay:

1.T2 Aquatics 1:58.57, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:59.09 (Marcella Marinheiro, Alia Atkinson, Maria Lopez, Olivia Katcher), 3. Trinity Prep Aquatics 1:59.47; 14. SOFLO “B” 2:07.05 (Kelley Heron,Jessica Rodriguez, Amber Hunter, Kathleen Golding).

200-meter freestyle relay:

1.St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:47.37, 2. Scarlet Aquatics 1:48.64, 3. Golden Panther Aquatics 1:48.91; 7. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:50.03 (Kathleen Golding, Alia Atkinson, Maria Lopez, Olivia Katcher), 14. South Florida Aquatic Club “B” 1:53.58 (Melissa Marinheiro, Marcella Marinheiro, Kelley Heron, Amber Hunter).

MEN

800-meter freestyle:

1.Arthur Frayler, GAAC 8:12.70, 2. Ryan Rosenbaum, Swim Fort Lauderdale 8:16.64, 3. Eric Stobbe, Scarlet Knights 8:19.75; SOFLO: 12. Ronald Santos 8:31.80, best time.

200-meter medley relay:

1.Westminster Academy Swimming 1:43.77, 2. Blue Dolfins 1:44.83, 3. St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:45.62, 18. South Florida Aquatic Club “A” 1:53.54 (Juan Lucas, Marc Rojas, Matthew Gonzalez, Ryan Capote), 25. South Florida Aquatic Club “B” 1:56.28 (Gustavo Valery, Jordan Colon, Ronald Santos, Ervin Marin).

200-meter freestyle relay:

1.Westminster Academy 1:33.80, 2. St. Andrew’s Swimming 1:33.93, 3. Blue Dolfins 1:35.24, 19. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:42.22 (Ryan Capote, Marc Rojas, Ronald Santos, Matthew Gonzalez); 22. South Florida Aquatic Club 1:44.08 (Gustavo Valery, Juan Lucas, Alfredo Mesa, Jordan Colon).

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