Boca Raton Girls Knock Off Cypress Bay To Win Region 4-4A Meet; Cypress Bay Boys Defend Title; SOFLO’s Bono, Schleicher, Banks, Lane Win


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, November 11, 2019—Boca Raton girls team stunned defending champion Cypress Bay to capture the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at the Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

The Bobcat girls, led by double winners Ella Martinez and Paige Maceachern, two winning relays and top three diver sweep, won with 374 points. Cypress Bay was runner-up with 328. Cooper City was third with 249. The girls field featured 22 teams.

Cypress Bay defended its boys title with 266 points, just six points ahead of Miami Palmetto with 260 to top a field of 24 boys. Boca Raton was third with 237 points.

Deerfield Beach won the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay. The Bucks’ Carter Carlson won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.47 and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.91.

South Broward’s Alex Marrero won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.59.

Jacob Wienants, the son of former Fort Lauderdale Swim Team and University of Miami swimmer Kurt Wienants, led off Miami Palmetto’s winning 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:11.49 with teammates Christian Perez, Roberto Valdes and Kyle Korvick.

South Florida Aquatic Club had two individual and two relay region champions.

Coral Reef junior Dominic Bono was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.09 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:39.96.

Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.23 and was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.61.

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks led off and Paige Lane swam third leg on Cypress Bay’s winning 200-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:38.04 with teammates Jemma Kelly Lane and Nicol Bellardi.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers won the 1-meter diving title with 507.75 points, nearly a 200-point margin. Emilie Moore of Boca Raton won the girls title with 512.70 points followed by teammates Brooke Goedel and Grace Koenig.

REGION 4-4A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Boca Raton 374, 2. Cypress Bay 328, 3. Cooper City 249, 4. Miami Palmetto 212.5, 5. Coral Reef 153, 6. Douglas 137, 7. Ferguson 94, 8. Hialeah Gardens 94, 9. West Broward 89, 10. Coral Glades 78, 11. South Broward 77, 12. Braddock 75.5, 13. Miami Beach 64, 14. Monarch 60, 15. Coral Gables 57, 16. Everglades 38, 17. Western 26, 18. Spanish River 25, 19. Taravella 22, 20. Our Lady of Lourdes 15, 21. Deerfield Beach 7, 22. Coral Springs 2.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Boca Raton 1:47.54 (Ella Martinez, Paige Maceachern, Katherine Nordheim, Monika Seniuta), 2. Cypress Bay 1:49.11, 3. Cooper City 1:52.02.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Ella Martinez, BR 1:51.01, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:52.61, 3. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.45.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Paige Maceachern, BR 2:04.48, 2. Valeria Strohmeier, MP 2:06.56, 3. Molly Golding, CC 2:08.78.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Claudia Acosta, HG 24.14, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 3. Caroline Nordheim, BR 24.35.

1-meter diving:
1. Emilie Moore, BR 512.70, 2. Brooke Goedel, BR 423.65, 3. Grace Koenig, BR 421.30.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Anelis Roque, FERG 56.27, 2. Katherine Nordheim, BR 57.71, 3. Giuliana Garica, MON 58.19.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Iliana Ravelo, CG 52.51, 2. Claudia Acosta, HG 52.80, 3. Paige Lane, CB 52.84.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 4:57.23, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:05.05, 3. Paola Gonzalez, BRAD 5:08.85.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:38.04 (Gaby Banks, Jemma Kelly, Paige Lane, Nicol Bellardi), 2. Boca Raton 1:38.33, 3. Miami Palmetto 1:42.15.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ella Martinez, BR 56.77, 2. Anelis Roque, FERG 57.69, 3. Katherine Nordheim, BR 57.76.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Paige Maceachern, BR 1:04.61, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:05.59, 3. Paola Gonzalez, 1:06.51.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Boca Raton 3:33.30 (Elizabeth Sikes, Caroline Nordheim, Katherine Nordheim, Ella Martinez), 2. Cypress Bay 3:36.03, 3. Cooper City 3:41.96.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 266, 2. Miami Palmetto 260, 3. Boca Raton 237, 4. Deerfield Beach 174, 5. Cooper City 167.5, 6. Everglades 152, 7. Coral Glades 146, 8. South Broward 118, 9. Western 108, 10. Miami Beach 99.5, 11. Coral Reef 95, 12. Douglas 89, 13. Braddock 65, 14. West Broward 61, 15. Taravella 59, 16. Columbus 56, 17. Ferguson 31, 18. Coral Springs 16, 19. Hialeah Gardens 13, 20. Varela 12, 21. tie, Piper, Coral Gables 4, 23. Flanagan 2, 24. South Plantation 1.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Deerfield Beach 1:38.24 (Brian Bencie, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes, Carter Carlson), 2. Boca Raton 1:39.70, 3. Cypress Bay 1:40.02.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Kyle Korvick, MP 1:39.74, AA-C, 2. Jacob Wienants, MP 1:42.80, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:43.20.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Dominic Bono, CR 1:55.09, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:56.02, 3. Juan Colmenares, EVER 1:57.66.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Maximilian Zum Tobel, BR 21.69, 2. Samuel Jackson, EVER 21.99, 3. Tadas Seniuta, BR 22.02.

1-meter diving:
1. Tyler Flowers, CC 507.75, 2. Spencer Johnson, BR 315.20, 3. Wyatt Johnson, BR 314.65.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Jose Hermida, CR 51.51, 2. Gregory Nordheim, BR 53.12, 3. Yesh Mandava, CB 53.88.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Kyle Korvick, MP 45.61, AA-C, 2. Carter Carlson, DB 46.91, 3. Jacob Wienants, MP 47.39.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Dominic Bono, CR 4:39.96, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:42.01, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:45.74.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Deerfield Beach 1:27.98, 2. Miami Palmetto 1:28.21, 3. Boca Raton 1:28.26.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Alex Marrero, SB 52.59, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.65, 3. Gregory Nordheim, BR 53.54.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Carter Carlson, DB 58.47, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 58.68, 3. Jose Hermida, CR 59.59.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Miami Palmetto 3:11.49 (Jacob Wienants, Christian Perez, Roberto Valdes, Kyle Korvick), 2. Cypress Bay 3:12.92, 3. Coral Glades 3:19.22.

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

Cypress Bay Sweeps Everglades, Pompano Beach, Finishes Dual Meet Season Undefeated, Ready For Districts


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, October 11, 2019–Cypress Bay is more than ready for the post-season after finishing the regular season undefeated after Thursday wins over Pompano Beach and Everglades.

The Lightning girls defeated Pompano Beach, 132-53, and Everglades, 136-41. In the other matchup, Pompano Beach topped Everglades, 111-58.

Cypress Bay swept all three girls relays and won four individual events including Paige Lane in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.68.

Everglades had three individual winners including Sarah Acevedo in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.84.

The Lightning boys defeated Pompano Beach, 107-63, and Everglades, 102-65. Pompano Beach edged Everglades, 85-84, in the other matchup.

Cypress Bay won two boys relays and had three individual winners including Philopatier Ibrahim in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.69.

Among winners for Everglades were Juan Colmenares and Alejandro Mateus.

Christina Hilton of Pompano Beach won the 1-meter diving with 225.85 points. Double winner Rafael Santos, Alexandro Marquez and Lorelei Bennett led the Tornadoes with wins.

With plenty of talent and depth, Cypress Bay will now fine tune to try and defend its title at the Oct. 29 District 10-4A at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Michael Lohberg School of Champions.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 132, Pompano Beach 53
Cypress Bay 136, Everglades 41
Pompano Beach 111, Everglades 58

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:57.72 (Ellie Koch, Patricia Perdomo, Elizabeth Riley, Jemma Kelly), 2. Cypress Bay C 2:06.34, 3. Pompano Beach A 2:07.34.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Nicole Bellardi, CB 1:59.50, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 2:03.19, 3. Lorelei Bennett, PB 2:09.72.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Ana Villamil, CB 2:16.00, 2. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 2:19.84, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 2:21.78.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Isabelle Hastings, EVER 25.22, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.25, 3. Paige Lane, CB 26.07.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Christina Hilton, PB 225.85, 2. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 200.95, 3. Virginia Peralta, CB 182.62.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Nishat Daulatana, EVER 54.85, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 1:02.94, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:05.78.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Paige Lane, CB 55.68, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 56.47, 3. Jacque Lugo, CB 57.25.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Lorelei Bennett, PB 5:39.25, 2. Emma Twombly, CB 5:44.32, 3. Sofia Jackson, EVER 6:06.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:41.81 (Paige Lane, Jemma Kelly, Nicole Ballardi, Gaby Banks), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:48.90, 3 Pompano Beach 1:56.50.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:06.84, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 1:08.66, 3. Juliana Fronimakis-Liu, CB 1:11.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:11.12, 2. Nicole Bellardi, CB 1:14.81, 3. Victoria Zlateva, PB 1:17.13.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:50.18 (Gaby Banks, Elizabeth Riley, Nicole Bellardi, Paige Lane), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:57.50, 3. Pompano Beach A 4:04.76.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
Cypress Bay 107, Pompano Beach 63
Cypress Bay 102, Everglades 65
Pompano Beach 85, Everglades 84

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Everglades A 1:45.03 (Juan Colmenares, Leonardo Mateus, Alejandro Mateus, Samuel Jackson), 2. Cypress Bay A 1:46.06, 3. Pompano Beach A 1:46.34.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Juan Colmenares, EVER 1:49.28, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 1:53.56, 3. Diego Machado, CB 1:54.84.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:00.69, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:02.69, 3. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 2:04.69.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.62, 2. Samuel Jackson, EVER 21.91, 3. Ethan Arias, PB 23.00.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Yesh Mandava, CB 56.78, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 57.59, 3. Steven Gary, PB 59.43.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 48.16, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 49.22, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 50.72.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Alejandro Mateus, EVER 5:09.78, 2. Steven Gary, PB 5:16.88, 3. Ricardo Salas, CB 5:18.53.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 1:32.91 (Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro, Yesh Mandava, Santiago Homes), 2. Cypress Bay B 1:33.12, 3. Everglades 1:33.91.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Alexandro Marquez, PB 56.62, 2. Jack D’Avi, CB 59.47, 3. Aldo Zepeda, EVER 1:02.95.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Santiago Homes, CB 1:05.75, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:06.47, 3. Manuel Melendez, EVER 1:06.97.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay A 3:20.90 (Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Diego Machado), 2. Cypress Bay B 3:39.72, 3. Pompano Beach A 3:44.36.

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

Cypress Bay Dominates Season Opener With Impressive Wins


By Sharon Robb

WESTON, August 29, 2019—-Cypress Bay, the most dominant Broward County public high school swim program last season, took up where it left off in its season opener.

With talent and depth, Cypress Bay girls defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 170-110, and Coral Glades, 191-77.

Cypress Bay boys were just as impressive defeating St. Thomas Aquinas, 173-97, and Coral Glades, 163.50-100.50.

The girls swept all three relays and won every individual event except one.

SOFLO’s Paige Lane was the only double winner capturing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.94 and 100-yard freestyle in 57.33.

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks, coming off the FINA World Junior Championships for Jamaica, won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.35.

Jack D’Avi led the Cypress Bay boys with two wins in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.88 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.50.

SOFLO’s Philopatier Ibrahim won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.02 for Cypress Bay.

SOFLO’s Lance Lesage was St. Thomas Aquinas only individual winner in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.80. Lesage was coming off the Speedo Junior Championships.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Cypress Bay 343, St. Thomas Aquinas 216
Cypress Bay 354.50, Coral Glades, 177.50
St. Thomas Aquinas 300, Coral Glades 206

GIRLS
Cypress Bay 170, St. Thomas Aquinas 119
Cypress Bay 191, Coral Glades 77
St. Thomas Aquinas 183, Coral Glades 83

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:53.11, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:56.43, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 2:02.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:59.94, 2. Chambers, STA 2:04.18, 3. Elizabth Riley, CB 2:05.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Bellardi, CB 2:16.25, 2. Villamil, CB 2:17.54, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 2:19.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.35, 2. Kelly, CB 26.42, 3. Gonzalez, CB 27.98.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.36, 2. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:03.87, 3. T. Landron, STA 1:04.05.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 57.33, 2. Bannister, STA 57.33, 3. J. Kelly, CB 58.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. C. Hartung, CGL 5:08.75, 2. Bellardi, CB 5:28.61, 3. G. Chambers, STA 5:33.19.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:46.70, 2. Cypress Bay B 1:48.26, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:48.68.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.17, 2. Bannister, STA 1:06.06, 3. Flynn, CGL 1:07.92.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Villamil, CB 1:11.15, 2. Fimiano, STA 1:11.82, 3. Nigro, STA 1:15.23.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:50.37, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:53.21, 3. Cypress Bay B 4:13.98.

BOYS
Cypress Bay 173, St. Thomas Aquinas 97
Cypress Bay 163.50, Coral Glades 100.50
Coral Glades 123, St. Thomas Aquinas 117

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.37, 2. Coral Glades 1:46.35, 3. Cypress Bay 1:46.38.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Bonasera, CGL 1:52.05, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:52.21, 3. Grady, STA 1:56.08.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Doyle, CGL 2:00.29, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:00.76, 3. Lance Lesage, STA 2:05.19.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jack D’Avi, CB 22.88, 2. Gonzalez, CGL 24.09, 3. Homes, CB 24.10.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 56.75, 2. Gonzalez, CGL 56.90, 3. Faulkner, STA 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jack D’Avi, CB 50.50, 2. Rosas, CB 51.64, 3. Garzon, STA 53.96.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:55.02, 2. Bonasera, CGL 5:08.95, 3. Grady, STA 5:15.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 1:36.04, 2. Cypress Bay B 1:39.12, 3. Coral Glades 1:40.32.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 52.80, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 55.43, 3. Mandava, CB 57.04.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Grant Aran, CGL 1:07.86, 2. Samuel Manrique, CB, 3. Homes, CB 1:08.73.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay A 3:23.25, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:30.13, 3. Cypress Bay B 3:50.85.

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

South Florida Aquatic Club Ends Successful Southern Zone South Sectional Championships With Highest Finish, More Time Standards


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 14, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had its most successful Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in team history at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

On Sunday, the Sharks finished third among combined teams, third (682 points) among men’s teams and fifth (576 teams) among women’s teams in the four-day, 61-team meet. South Florida Aquatic Club was the highest Florida Gold Coast finisher. Host Gator Swim Club defended its titles.

Lance Lesage, 16, picked up his second Summer Junior National qualifying standard. On Saturday, he got his first junior national cut in the 100-meter backstroke in 58.60 and on Sunday he made his 200-meter backstroke cut with a fifth-place finish in a lifetime-best time of 2:06.42, shaving 2.77 seconds off his previous best of 2:09.19. He finished with 68 points in high point.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, earned her time standard in the 200-meter backstroke to qualify for the USA Swimming Futures Championships in 2:24.54, dropping 3.30 seconds. Schleicher finished with 65 points in high point.

Kathleen Golding, 18, won the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 8:49.37, dropping 18.78 seconds. She finished with 83 points in high point.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

SOFLO’s 400-meter freestyle relay was second in 3:56.87 with Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane and Mallory Schleicher.

Mary Smutny, 18, was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:16.36. She finished with 80.5 points in high point.

Schleicher was also fifth in the 800-meter freestyle in a best time 9:08.45, dropping 4.92 off her previous best of 9:13.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, was ninth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:06.05, dropping 1.20 seconds off his previous best of 2:07.25.

Molly Golding, 16, was 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.75. She finished 31 points in high point.

Dominic Bono, 16, dropped 13.74 seconds off his 1500-meter freestyle time in 16:38.08. His previous best was 16:51.80.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered were host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

SUNDAY RESULTS
MEN TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,724, 2. Bolles 726, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 682, 4. Metro Aquatics 596, 5. St. Petersburg Aquatics 502, 8. St. Andrew’s Swimming 319.5, 12. Azura Florida Aquatics 218, 19. FAST 122, 20. TS Aquatics 116, 35. YMCA of SOuth Florida 52, 41. East Coast Aquatic Club 35, 52. Jupiter 17, 57. Wahoos of Wellington 11.

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,562, 2. Blue Dolfins 949.5, 3. Sarasota Sharks 934.5, 4. Bolles 601, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 576, 7. East Coast Aquatic Club 310, 11. Hurricane Aquatics 231, 13. Metro Aquatics 209.5, 14. St. Andrew’s 186, 22. TS Aquatics 101, 23. Azura 97, 26. North Palm Beach 86, 27. Gulliver 76, 32. Eagle Aquatics 54, 35. Jupiter 42, 52. Golden Panthers Aquatics 15, 57. FAST 9, 60. Wahoos of Wellington 2.

WOMEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Nikki Miller, GSC 2:14.88, 2. Caroline Cooper, HIGH 2:16.22, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:16.36, 27. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 2:26.97.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny 59.04, 25. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding, SOFLO 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:11.32, 2. Rosie Zavaros, Unattached 2:14.31, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:15.84, 19. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:24.54, time drop 3.30.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:56.40, 2. SOFLO A 3:56.87 (Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Mallory Schleicher), 3. Blue Dolfins 3:57.09, 18. SOFLO B 4:18.89 (Jacqueline Lugo, Molly Golding, Sara Quintero, Sarah Acevedo).

800-meter freestyle:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 8:49.37, time drop 18.78, 2. Savanna Faulconer, GSC 8:56.06, 3. Alixandra Roy, HIGH 9:04.83, 5. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 9:08.45, time drop 4.92.

MEN’S RESULTS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Sterling Crane, EAJ 2:01.08, 2. Miguel Cancel, Unattached 2:02.71, 3. Mason Laur, T2 2:04.35, 9. Rafael Rodriguez. SOFLO 2:06.95, time drop 1.02.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 2. Micayla Cronk, BD 56.47, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 56.98, 14. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 59.04, 25. Paige Lane 1:00.13.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Vanessa Pearl, Unattached 2:32.05, 2. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:36.36, 3. Adrianna Deboer, GSC 2:37.54, 11. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:43.75, 28. Sally Golding 2:51.40, time drop 0.64.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Kiernan Smith, RA 2:02.38, 2. Brett Saunders, TEAM 2:05.05, 3. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:05.08, 5. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:06.42, time drop 2.77, 19. Marco Cabrera Duarte, SOFLO 2:10.94.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:30.43, 2. Bolles 3:32.44, 3. Metro Aquatics 3:35.64, 7. SOFLO A 3:39.07 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage, Miguel Sierra), 13. SOFLO B 3:43.53 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Juan Colmenares, Marco Cabrera Duarte).

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Nicholas Sweetser, GSC 15:30.27, 2. Arik Katz, SRQ 15:33.92, 3. Matthew Anderson, GSC 15:49.40, 16. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 16:38.08, time drop 13.74.

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

SOFLO Mixed Relay Wins; Rafael Rodriguez Drops Time; SOFLO Men Take Second On Day One Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 11, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club had a big opening night at the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Thursday at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool.

SOFLO men’s team is second with 165 points and SOFLO women’s team is tied for sixth with 104 among a field of 29 teams. SOFLO has 23 swimmers competing in the meet.

SOFLO’s mixed 200-meter medley relay team won big in 1:54.15 ahead of St. Andrew’s in 1:56.32. The relay of Lance Lesage (27.20), Juan Pablo Pineda (30.11), Kathleen Golding (29.09) and Paige Lane (27.75) dropped 0.36 seconds off its entry time of 1:54.51.

SOFLO’s men’s 200-meter medley relay was second in 1:48.17, dropping 3.79 off its entry time of 1:51.96. The relay of Lance Lesage (27.01), Juan Pablo Pineda (30.44), Miguel Sierra (26.01) and Rafael Rodriguez (24.71).

SOFLO men also finished sixth in the 200-meter freestyle relay with Robert Wilson, Lance Lesage, Rafael Rodriguez and Miguel Sierra in 1:40.35.

SOFLO women also had eighth and 12th place relay finishes.

Rodriguez opened the meet with a best time in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:38.11, shaving 2.08 seconds off his previous best of 8:40.19. His opening split was 1:00.31 and closing split 1:03.51.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host and defending champion Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA, Azura, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

At last year’s event, SOFLO finished fifth (1,050 points) among combined teams behind host Gator Swim Club (3,007), Bolles (1,453), East Coast Aquatic Club (1,169) and Swim Florida (1,061) among 60 teams. SOFLO men finished fourth (481) and women (491) were fifth.

The Speedo Sectionals Series showcases some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

THURSDAY RESULTS

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Metro Aquatics 172, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 165, 3. Gator Swim Club 147, 4. Blue Dolfins 142, 5. Tampa Bay Aquatic 138, 6. St. Andrew’s 118, 10. TS Aquatics

WOMEN’S TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 276, 2. Blue Dolfins 241, 3. Gator Swim Club 127, 4. T2 Aquatics 111, 5. Planet Swim Aquatics 106, 6. tie, South Florida Aquatic Club and St. Andrew’s 104, 9. East Coast Aquatics 96, 10. Metro Aquatics 83, 12. TS Aquatics 48, 13. Hurricane Aquatics 46.

WOMEN’S RESULTS
1500-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 16:37.65, 2. Michaela Mattes, SYS 16:51.78, 3. Georgia Darwent, GSC 16:58.52; SOFLO: 31. Sarah Acevedo 18:26.97.

200-meter medley relay:
1. Blue Dolfins 1:58.96, 2. Gator Swim Club 1:59.29, 3. Planet Swim 2:02.09; 8. SOFLO A 2:04.01 (Kelley Heron, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane), 17. SOFLO B 2:09.91 (Mallory Schleicher, Sally Golding, Sara Quintero, Jacqueline Lugo).

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Blue Dolfins A 1:48.01, 2. Blue Dolfins B 1:48.85, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:49.90, 12. SOFLO A 1:52.67 (Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane, Kelley Heron, Mallory Schleicher), 19. SOFLO B 1:58.44 (Sara Quintero, Molly Golding, Sally Golding, Jacqueline Lugo).

MEN’S RESULTS

800-meter freestyle:
1. Kieran Smith, RA 8:00.20, 2. Brendan Driscoll, Unattached 8:14.98, 4. Matthew Anderson, GSC 8:15.19; SOFLO: 23. Rafael Rodriguez 8:38.11, time drop 2.08.

200-meter medley relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 1:46.75, 2. SOFLO A 1:48.17 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Miguel Sierra, Rafael Rodriguez), 3. St. Andrew’s 1:50.56, 11. SOFLO B 1:53.73 (Marco Cabrera Duarte, Juan Colmenares, Philopatier Ibrahim, Robert Wilson).

200-meter freestyle relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 1:37.77, 2. Gator Swim Club 1:37.99, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:38.75, 6. SOFLO A 1:40.35 (Robert Wilson, Lance Lesage, Rafael Rodriguez, Miguel Sierra), 13. SOFLO B 1:43.02 (Juan Colmenares, Marco Cabrera Duarte, Juan Pablo Pineda, Sebastian Lares).

Mixed 200-meter medley relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:54.15 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:56.32, 3. Gator Swim Club 1:57.86, SOFLO B, DNF.

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 1:41.54, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:43.01, 3. Berkeley Aquatics 1:43.27, 7. SOFLO A 1:48.75 (Paige Lane, Marco Cabrera Duarte, Mallory Schleicher, Juan Colmenares), 9. SOFLO B 1:49.22 (Robert Wilson, Jacqueline Lugo, Sara Quintero, Miguel Sierra).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championships, LCM

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday-Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, finals 4 p.m.

Where: University of Florida, Stephen O’Connell Center Pool, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. The tournament was capped at 650 swimmers. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-338-9300.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate Day One Prelims Of SOFLO Holiday Classic; Paige Lane, Nicolas Rossi Post Impressive Time Drops


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, November 30, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club dominated opening night prelim action at the SOFLO Holiday Classic Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO swept the top three places in four individual events. The girls swept the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard backstroke events. The boys swept the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke.

In the girls’ 200-yard butterfly, Alia Atkinson was top finisher in prelims in 2:05.32 just edging SOFLO teammate Paige Lane, seeded fifth in 2:11.76 who was second in a best time 2:05.41 after dropping an impressive 6.35 seconds. Kathleen Golding was third in 2:07.60.

Atkinson, 29, fine tuning for the upcoming FINA World Short Course Championships, also was top finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.36.

Molly Golding was top finisher in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:14.71, dropping 2.21 followed by Jena Legaspi in 2:20.05 and JennaMarie Brames in 2:20.79.

Robert Wilson was top finisher inthe 50-yard freestyle in 22.28 followed by teammates Rafael Rodriguez in 22.67 and Juan Pablo Pineda in a best time 22.78.

Lance Lesage was top finisher in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 1:52.56, dropping 1.09 seconds. Nicolas Rossi was second in 2:06.28, also a best time, dropping an impressive 8.86 seconds and Leonardo Mateus was third in 2:07.72.

Several swimmers were coming off outstanding high school seasons.

The meet continues Saturday with two sessions, prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

DAY ONE PRELIMS RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:
1. Lydia Lanahan, TSA 2:00.60, 2. Maya Coffey, SOFLO 2:013.12, 3. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:03.35, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Alexis Christensen 2:03.97, 6. JennaMarie Brames 2:05.20, 10. Victoria Torres 2:06.63, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 2:05.32, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 2:05.41, time drop, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.60; SOFLO: 5. Sarah Acevedo 2:17.17, 7. Luna Delgado 2:20.99.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Sabrina Cronin, BR 25.72, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 26.10, time drop, 3. Robyn Patton, TSA 26.20; SOFLO: 4. Maya Coffey 26.26, 6. Jacqueline Lugo 26.62, 7. Victoria Torres 26.66, time drop, 8. JennaMarie Brames 27.08, time drop, 10. Sarah Acevedo 27.27, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:14.71, time drop, 2. Jena Legaspi, SOFLO 2:20.05, 3. JennaMarie Brames, SOFLO 2:20.79, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Alexis Christensen 2:22.42, 9. Mariana Pinto 2:30.22, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:05.36, 2. Stephanie Monroy, CM 1:10.94, 3. Lorena Lazo, CM 1:13.39; SOFLO: 7. Natalia Sibug 1:14.67, time drop, 8. Sara Quintero 1:14.80, time drop.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 4:47.99, 2. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 4:53.84, 3. Lindsay Potts, BRST 5:10.14; SOFLO: 6. Fiorella Di Salvo 5:22.27, 7. Anastasia Lutz 5:26.81, 8. Reagan Lowe 5:33.40, 9. Kaitlyn Consuegra 5:37.99.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle:
1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 1:45.24, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:46.05, 3. Robert Wilson, SOFLO 1:46.74, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Michael Arias 1:46.82, time drop, 5. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:49.52, time drop, 8. Brennan Binder 1:51.79, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:55.67, time drop; 2. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:02.93, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 2:03.06; SOFLO: 4. Brennan Binder 2:04.56, 5. Juan Colmenares 2:07.63, 9. Christian Tijero 2:16.57, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Robert Wilson, SOFLO 22.28, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 22.67, 3. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 22.78, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Michael Arias 23.20, 6. Juan Mora 23.63, time drop.

200-yard backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:52.56, time drop, 2. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 2:06.28, time drop, 3. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:07.72; SOFLO: 5. Nicolas Munoz 2:09.84, 6. Javier Roman 2:13.54, time drop, 7. Nathaniel Garrick 2:16.92, time drop, 9. Juancamilo Rivero 2:17.84.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 1:01.68, 2. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:02.16, 3. David Blanco, TSA 1:04.26; SOFLO: 6. Juan Colmenares 1:06.99, 9. Manuel Melendez 1:08.94.

400-yard individual medley: 1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 4:08.87, 2. Chuli Martin, OSC 4:23.47, 3. Gregory Trimble, TSA 4:29.11; SOFLO: 6. Logan Gonzalez 4:48.00, 10. Chris Vasquez 5:04.15.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: SOFLO Holiday Classic

WHEN: Saturday

SCHEDULE: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals.

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

OF NOTE: The meet is hosted by SOFLO and Comets Swim Team Booster Club…Admission is $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or http://www.soflomeets.info/holiday classic…For more information call the pool office at 954-538-3721.

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