Rodriguez Leads SOFLO In Final Session Of FGC Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

February 10, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers ended on a good note in the third and final session Saturday of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:15.63. He was also sixth in the 100-meter butterfly in 59.53. He finished with 20 points.

SOFLO’s “A” relay was second in the 200-meter mixed freestyle relay in 1:47.64, losing by just 6/100ths of a second with members Juan Colmenares, Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny and Robert Wilson.

At 13, SOFLO’s Alexis Christensen of NSU University School was the youngest finisher in the 1500-meter freestyle, placing fourth in 19:35.12.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, had another time drop, this time in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.60.

Sebastian Lares, 14, also had two more time drops in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:18.54 and 100-meter butterfly in 59.53.

Nicholas Chaimowicz, 16, was sixth in the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:20.2 ahead of teammate Christian Tijero, seventh in 19:13.68.

In addition to SOFLO and Canada, among teams that competed were Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatic, Foxjets, Hammerhead Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Mako Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team and TS Aquatics.

SATURDAY SESSION III RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter mixed freestyle relay:
1. PAQ 1:47.58, 2. SOFLO A 1:47.64 (Juan Colmenares, Kathleen Golding, Mary Smutny, Robert Wilson), 3. SOFLO B 1:47.87, , 10. SOFLO D 1:53.71.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Alexsandra Maslova, Unattached 2:23.48, 2. Paige MacEachern, ECAC 2:26.19, 3. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:28.85; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 2:32.16, 14. Olivia Dinehart 2:34.86.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 57.98, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:00.36, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 1:00.93; SOFLO: 8. Kathleen Golding 1:01.58, 9. Mary Smutny 1:01.65, 12. Mallory Schleicher 1:02.00.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Corinne Davenport, SFTL 1:03.41, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:04.97, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 1:06.46, 8. Mary Smutny 1:08.45, 11. Molly Golding 1:08.88, time drop, 15. Mallory Schleicher 1:09.60, time drop.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 4:37.88, 2. Avery Lambert, Bolles 4:40.47, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4Z:42.16.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:44.86, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:47.64, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JDST 2:50.62.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:06.65, 2. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:07.98, 3. Chloe Skogg, FOXJ 1:08.19.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 35.86, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 36.01, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, MAC 37.05.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Lydia Lanahan, TSA 18:31.20, 2. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 18:31.39, 3. Olivia Wieber, SF 19:06.29; SOFLO: 4. Alexis Christensen 19:35.12.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:13.05, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2;15.63, 3. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:16.54; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 2:18.54, time drop.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Ben Mayes, HAFL 51.29, 2. Runar Borgen, PAQ 52.82, 3. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 53.22; SOFLO: 15. Robert Wilson 56.27, 16. Rafael Rodriguez 56.50.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 55.87, 2. Steven Aimable, Unattached 56.24, 3. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 57.97; SOFLO: 6. Rafael Rodriguez 59.53, 12. Miguel Sierra 1:02.61, 13. Sebastian Lares 1:02.78, time drop, 16. Juan Colmenares 1:03.74.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, TSA 4:16.68, 2. Cristian Tortola, Azura 4:17.83, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 4:17.98.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:28.12, 2. Carlos Nava, MAC 2:33.07, 3. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 2:33.37.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Marco Cabrera, Unattached 1:01.08, 2. Hernan Gonzalez, Unattached 1:02.21, 3. Davante Carey, MAC 1:02.47.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Cameron Brown, Azura 31.55, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 32.16, 3. Erald Thompson III 32.30.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Andres Vargas, MAC 17:06.95, 2. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 17:51.69, 3. Cristian Tortola, Azura 18:15.27; SOFLO: 6. Nicholas Chaimowicz 18:20.02, 7. Christian Tijero 19:13.68.

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

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SOFLO’s Rafael Rodriguez Wins First Event Of Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

February 8, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated the opening event of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, won the 800-meter freestyle in 8:51.45. Teammate Philopatier Ibrahim, 16, was fifth in 9:08.15.

Top seed Kathleen Golding, 18, was the first girls finisher in a best time 9:08.15, bettering her previous best of 9:16.69. She was also sixth overall.

SOFLO had 11 swimmers finish among the Top 20.

SOFLO has 49 swimmers (24 girls and 25 boys) competing in 192 individual events and two relay events.

Canada, led by 18-year-old Penny Oleksiak, heads one of the most competitive fields for the meet. Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Philippe Marcoux, 19, is on college break and heads the boys field.

In addition to SOFLO and Canada, among teams competing are Azura, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, AquaKids Sharks, East Coast Aquatic, Foxjets, Hammerhead Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Mako Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team and TS Aquatics.

FRIDAY RESULTS
Mixed 800-meter freestyle:

1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 8:51.45; 2. Pace Edwards, FAST 9:03.10, 3. Cristian Tortola, Azura 9:03.31, 4. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 9:05.11, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 9:08.12, 6. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 9:08.15, 7. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 9:08.78, 8. Robert Wilson, SOFLO 9:09.42, 9. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 9:10.94, 10. Matthew Gocke, SFTL 9:12.54; SOFLO: 11. Dominic Bono 9:21.95, 12. Leonardo Mateus 9:24.22, 14. Olivia Dinehart 9:37.40, 15. Nicolas Rossi 9:40.37, 16. Maddie Smutny 9:45.14, 17. Avery Lambert, Bolles 9:46.09, 18. John Trieu, FAST 9:47.82, 19. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 9:48.94, 20. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 9:50.11; SOFLO: 22. Lucy Smutny 9:56.45, 24. Elena Dinehart 9:58.19, 29. Alexis Christensen 10:16.06.

IF YOU GO

What: FGC Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier

When: Saturday

Schedule: Saturday, Session II, 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., Session III, 3:45 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street, Plantation

Of note: Admission is $5 per person, per session. All sessions passes are available. Heat sheets will be posted online and Meet Mobile. For more information, call 954-452-2526.

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

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


By Sharon Robb

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

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

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

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

One meet record was broken on the final day.

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

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

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

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

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

The meet started an hour early because of bad weather.

SATURDAY RESULTS

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

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

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

WOMEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


By Sharon Robb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOFLO will also compete in five relay events.

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

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

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

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

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

Creekside Girls, Venice Boys Win State 3A Team Titles; South Broward’s Andy Rogatinsky Top Broward Finisher


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 9, 2018—St. John’s Creekside and Venice won the girls and boys team titles at the FHSAA State 3A Swimming and Diving Championship Friday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

St. John’s Creekside captured the girls team title with 241 points. Bartram Trail was second with 237 and Tallahassee Chiles was third with 208.

Creekside won only one event, the 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.03 with Jennifer Bird, Madison Koutavas, Grace Gavin and Emma Chestang. Creekside also took third in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:32.37 and third in the 200-yard freestyle with Shannon Campbell in 1:50.69.

Venice won the boys team title with 230 points. Bartram Trail was second with 202 and Creekside was third with 195. Fort Lauderdale was the top Broward team placing 14th with 53 points. South Broward was 16th with 45 points.

Venice won the 400-yard freestyle relay and two individual events. The relay won in 3:05.85 with Chasen Dubs, Rene Stezenicky, Wesley Kephart and Ian Brann. Kephart also won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.74 and Arik Katz won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:23.32.

South Broward Andy Rogatinsky was Broward County’s top state finisher placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a season-best 57.67, just behind Charlotte senior Dylan Hacker in 57.63. He had the second fastest time in prelims in 58.16 and lowered it in finals. His previous best was 59.66.

Rogatinsky was also tenth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.26, breaking 2 minutes for the second time. His previous best was 2:00.76. He was ninth in prelims in 1:57.33. He was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished 11th in 1:41.16. He finished with 24 points.

South Broward boys 200-yard medley relay of Alex Marrero, Andy Rogatinsky, Roni Sobora and Sebastian Santiago turned in its fastest time of the season in prelims in 1:40.90, bettering their previous best of 1:42.15. The foursome finished 11th in 1:41.16.

Fort Lauderdale’s Kevin DeGrijze was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.85. He was also fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.16.

Pembroke Pines Charter’s three swimmers had a tough day but walked away with plenty of state meet experience for the future.

Freshman Victoria Torres was 17th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.04. She closed out an outstanding season, ranked third in Broward County in 1:06.71 with district and region titles.

Freshman Jena Legaspi was 21st in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.40, just off her best time of 1:02.01, ranked 12th in the county. She also had an outstanding season that included a district title.

Junior Rafael Rodriguez was disqualified in the 200-yard individual medley. He finished the season ranked fifth in 1:57.76.

Rodriguez bounced back and was tenth in prelims of the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.59, dropping 4.04 off his best. He finished 15th in finals in 4:41.54. Ranked fifth in 4:44.63 before states, he now moves to second in the county.

The top Broward finisher in diving was Northeast’s Blake Shaw, second with 519.55 points. Nova’s Dillon Kadish was fifth with 405 points. Leon’s Taj Cole won the title with 555.75 points. Carina Lumia of Seminole Osceola won the gils title with 479.10 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Creekside 241, 2. Bartram Trail 237, 3. Chiles 208, 4. Venice 151, 5. Nease 144, 6. Sunlake Land O’Lakes 135, 7. Barron Collier 133, 8. Freedom 127, 9. Gulf Coast 98, 10. Gainesville 91, 16. Martin County 44, 24. West Boca Raton 17, 34. Doral 6, 42. Hialeah Miami Lakes 1.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: tie, 1. Creekside 1:46.03 (Jennifer Bird, Madison Koutavas, Grace Gavin, Emma Chestang), Sunlake Land O’Lakes 1:46.03, 2. Bartram 1:46.12.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia McMurray, FM 1:48.00, 2. Blair Stoneburg, JB 1:48.29, 3. Shannon Campbell, CREE 1:50.69.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Summer Stanfield, BATR 1:59.93, 2. Olivia Peoples, NEAS 2:03.35, 3. Michelle Morgan, FRTP 2:04.88.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Chloe Grime, SUNL 23.04, 2. Ria Malhotra, NEAS 23.16, 3. Madison Feehery, BCOL 23.52.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Summer Stanfield, BATR 54.71, 2. Kristen Nutter, VEN 55.24, 3. Lydia Hanlon, CHI 55.48.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 50.00, 2. Chloe Grimme, SUN 50.43, 3. Ria Malhotra, NEAS 51.22.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia McMurray, FM 4:47.91, 2. Elise Bauer, FORE 4:48.59, 3. Michelle Morgan, FRTP 4:51.38.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Nease 1:36.95 (Olivia Peoples, Ria Malhotra, Hannah Kim, Haven Hinkle), 2. Sunlake Land O’Lakes 1:37.09, 3. Chiles 1:37.49.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lydia Hanlon, CHI 55.28, 2. Clara Williams, OSCS 56.44, 3. Kristen Nutter, VEN 57.17.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Peoples, NEAS 1:03.36, 2. Saige Kemeny, LINC 1:03.39, 3. Elise Ballash, SUN 1:03.68.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bartram Trail 3:27.95 (Summer Stanfield, Alexia Smith, Haley Harris, Nicole Sowell), 2. Chiles 3:29.20, 3. Creekside 3:32.37.

1-meter diving: 1. Carina Lumia, OSCS 479.10, 2. Amelia Lehel, WBOC 471.02, 3. Rainey Vause, CHI 463.55.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Venice 230, 2. Bartram Trail 202, 3. Creekside 195, 4. Chiles 184.5, 5. Barron Collier 166.5, 6. Doral 166, 7. Sebastian River 112, 8. Charlotte 92, 9. Windermere 86, 10. Seminole 58, 12. Belen Jesuit 54, 14. Fort Lauderdale 53, 16. South Broward 45, 20. Martin County 36, 25. Nova 23, 29. Northeast 17, 32. West Boca 15, 39. Mater Academy 6, 42. Pembroke Pines Charter 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 1:33.70 (Nestor Montero, Aaron Rodriguez, Adrian Aguilar, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Chiles 1:34.18, 3. Barron Collier 1:34.67, 11. South Broward 1:14.16 (Alex Marrero, Andy Rogatinsky, Roni Sobora, Sebastian Santiago).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Wong, BJES 1:39.02, 2. Rene Strezenicky, VEN 1:40.06, 3. Arik Katz, VEN 1:40.06.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John VanDeusen, BATR 1:49.40, 2. Ethan McCloud, SBR 1:49.49, 3. Hayden Kwan, CHI 1:52.09, 5. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:53.16, 10. Andy Rogantinsky, SB 1:57.26.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Wesley Kephart, VEN 20.74, 2. Ian Cooper, CREEK 20.92, 3. Luke Williams, BATR 20.93.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 48.32, 2. Ryland Sun, CHI 48.73, 3. Derek Ledford SBR 49.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ian Cooper, CREE 45.58, 2. Quintin Scholz, 45.61, 3. Andres Wong, BJ 45.63.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Arik Katz, VEN 4:23.32, 2. John VanDeusen, BATR 4:25.27, 3. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 4:27.41, 15. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:41.54.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bartram Trail, 1:26.09 (Christopher Sylvester, Mason Camobell, Jacob Camp, Luke Williams), 2. Creekside 1:26.53, 3. Chiles 1:26.70.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Hayden Kwan, CHI 48.98, 2. Ethan McCloud, SBR 49.53, 3. Ian Brann, VEN 51.48, 9. Alex Marrero, B 52.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Hacker, CHAR 57.63, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 57.67, 3. Andrew Garner, BCOL 58.19, 4. Kevin DeGrijze, FTL 58.85.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Venice 3:05.85 (Chasen Dubs, Rene Stezenicky, Wesley Kephart, Ian Brann), 2. Doral Academy 3:06.64, 3. Creekside 3:09.58, 7. Fort Lauderdale 3:18.53.

1-meter diving: 1. Taj Cole, LEON 555.75, 2. Blake Shaw, NE 519.55, 3. Brandon Shepherd, SF 433.70.

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

High School Swimmers Head To FHSAA State 3A, 4A And Region 1A, 2A Meets This Weekend; SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Goes For State 4A Four-Peat


By Sharon Robb

November 8, 2017—It’s show time for high school swimmers whose season kicks into high gear at the FHSAA State 3A and 4A Swimming and Diving Championships in Stuart and Region 1A and 4-2A Meets in Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers.

The FHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center with the State 3A competition featuring three talented Pembroke Pines Charter swimmers including district and region champion Victoria Torres, a freshman.

Torres, one of the youngest swimmers in the region meet, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.71 and is seeded ninth at state.

Pembroke Pines Charter freshman Jena Legaspi, also of SOFLO, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.01. She is seeded 19th at state.

Pembroke Pines Charter junior Rafael Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.31 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.63. He is seeded seventh in the 200 IM and 16th in the 500 freestyle.

The State 4A competition, featuring the bulk of Broward County teams including Cypress Bay, Cooper City and St. Thomas Aquinas, is Saturday.

Cooper City senior Kathleen Golding will close out an impressive high school career before heading to University of Florida for the next chapter of her swimming career.

Golding will be going for a four-peat in the 200-yard individual medley. She won as a freshman in 2:00.40, an All-American automatic time; as a sophomore in 2:00.34, another All-American automatic time; and as a junior in 1:59.72, also an All-American automatic time.

Golding is expected to go head-to-head with Sarasota Riverview’s Emma Weyant who finished runner-up last year in 2:02.44 and is seeded first in 2:02.67. Golding will also compete in the 100-yard freestyle. She was second last year in 49.79 to Flagler Palm Coast freshman Micayla Cronk in 49.58. Both were All-American automatic times. Golding is seeded second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 freestyle. Golding will also swim on the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

The 4A meet has several SOFLO swimmers competing including St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore Lance Lesage in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Lesage is seeded 22nd in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 100 backstroke.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swimming prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. Boys diving begins 9 a.m. and girls diving at 1:30 p.m. There is a live webcast at NFHS Network for a subscription fee.

The Region 1A and 2A qualifying meets are also being held this week for next weekend’s state competition, the ultimate meet in high school swimming. The top 24 swimmers from the combined regions around the state qualified.

NSU University School will host the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championship on Friday at NSU Aquatic Complex. The meet features defending champion Pine Crest and St. Andrew’s. The diving and swimming competition begins 10 a.m.

The Region 4-2A, hosted by Cape Coral and featuring American Heritage Plantation’s Nicolas Rossi and Archbishop McCarthy’s Juan Mora, is Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatic Center. The swimming timed finals are 10:30 a.m. and diving at 11 a.m.

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

Pembroke Pines Charter Girls Third At Region 4-3A Championship; SOFLO’s Victoria Torres Wins First Region Title


By Sharon Robb

FORT MYERS, November 5, 2018—Freshman Victoria Torres of Pembroke Pines Charter will make her state meet debut after an impressive Region 4-3A Swimming and Diving Championship performance.

Torres, one of the youngest swimmers in the meet, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.71, knocking off Stephanie Suarez of Doral and Samantha Trodick of Nova.

Torres was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.49. She was a member of the Jaguars’ second place 200-yard medley relay and fourth place 200-yard freestyle relay.

Pembroke Pines Charter freshman Jena Legaspi, also of SOFLO, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.01. She also led off the Jaguars second place 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:55.21 with teammates Torres, Valentina Terry and Gabriella Terry.

Pembroke Pines Charter girls finished third among the 17-team field with 237 points.

Pembroke Pines Charter junior Rafael Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.31 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.63. He also anchored the fifth place 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Pembroke Pines Charter seventh grader Lucas Porven, the youngest swimmer in the meet picking up valuable experience for the future, was 18th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.57 and 18th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:37.71. He was also a member of the Jaguars’ ninth place 200-yard medley relay with Martin Berti, Gabriel Ferdinand and Christian Vasquez that finished in 1:54.22.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Martin County 394, 2. Doral Academy 269, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 237, 4. West Boca Raton 206, 5. Terra Institute 192, 6. Jensen Beach 183, 7. Fort Lauderdale 144, 8. Nova 136, 9. Mater Academy 114, 10. South Broward 92, 11. Hialeah Miami Lakes 80, 12. tie, Dwyer, South Fork 65, 14. Okeechobee 37, 15. Olympic Heights 28, 16. Westland Hialeah 20, 17. Northeast 3.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral Academy 1:54.48 (Isabella Alvarez, Stephanie Suarez, Sophia Diaz, Madeleine Peraza), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:55.21 (Jena Legaspi, Victoria Torres, Valentina Terry, Gabriella Terry), 3. Martin County 1:56.80.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 1:51.47, 2. Emily Miller, JB 1:57.12, 3. Emily Cronin, DWY 2:03.52, 10. Vanessa Mesa, MA 2:11.48, 12. Daniela Barreto, PPC 2:14.79

200-yard individual medley: 1. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 2:15.49, 2. Caroline Rodriguez, TI 2:17.25, 3. Victoria Torres, PPC 2:23.49, 7. Julinna Villarta, PPC 2:26.51.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Delaney Simpkins, MC 24.60, 2. Olivia Johnson, FTL 25.73, 3. Dorian Fejzuli, MC 25.97, 6. Valentina Terry, PPC 26.67, 8. Gabriella Terry, PPC 27.21, 18. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 29.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Amelia Lehel, WBR 463.70, 2. Ava Koessick, MC 371.60, 3. Alexia French, MC 368.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, HML 59.58, 2. Gabby Johnson, MC 59.72, 3. Stephanie Suarez, DOR 1:00.32, 12. Julinna Villarta, PPC 1:07.55, 13. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:07.82.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 52.28, 2. Delaney Simpkins, MC 53.09, 3. Emily Miller, JB 55.19, 12. Maria Herne, PPC 1:01.05.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Caroline Rodriguez, TI 5:24.27, 2. Isabella Farias, TI 5:27.88, 3. Madeleine Peraza, DOR 5:30.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jensen Beach 1:42.76 (Madeline Kohs, Naiya Sawtelle, Emily Miller, Blair Stoneburg), 2. Doral 1:44.78, 3. Terra Institute 1:47.09, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:47.20 (Victoria Torres, Maria Herne, Gabriella Terry, Valentina Terry).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, HML 1:01.33, 2. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:02.01, 3. Ana Kondratovitch, MA 1:02.47, 11. Valentina Terry, PPC 1:10.44

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:06.71, 2. Stephanie Suarez, DOR 1:07.23, 3. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:09.90, 8. Mackenzie Ahearn, PPC 1:19.79, 10. Kathia Jaramillo, PPC 1:21.18.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Martin County 3:42.40 (Dorian Fejzuli, Gabby Johnson, Kylie Eaker, Delaney Simpkins), 2. Jensen Beach 3:43.12, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:57.99, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:06.34 (Julinna Villarta, Maria Herne, Daniela Barreto, Mackenzie Ahearn).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Doral Academy 435.5, 2. Martin County 315, 3. Fort Lauderdale 245, 4. Belen Jesuit 176, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 168, 6. South Broward 164, 7. West Boca Raton 136, 8. tie, Mater Academy, Terra Institute 132, 10. Nova 100, 11. Northeast 69, 12. South Fork 67.5, 13. Hialeah Miami Lakes 41, 14. Olympic Heights 22, 15. Dwyer 20, 16. Jensen Beach 18, 17. Dillard 10, 18. Westland 6.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 1:36.61 (Nestor Montero, Aaron Rodriguez, Adrian Aguilar, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Martin County 1:41.07, 3. South Broward 1:42.15, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:54.22 (Martin Berti, Gabriel Ferdinand, Lucas Porvn, Christian Vasquez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Wong, BJ 1:41.47, 2. Neil Picon, DOR 1:46.51, 3. Kenax Sweeting, FTL 1:46.69, 5. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 1:50.63.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:56.27, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:58.31, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 2:00.76, 18. Julian Villarta, PPC 2:23.13.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Michael Fernandez, WBR 22.07, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DOR 22.09, 3. David Montano, DOR 22.34

1-meter diving: 1. Blake Shaw, NE 536.40, 2. Dillon Kadish, NOV 440.25, 3. Benjamin Loy-Combs, NOV 359.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 50.19, 2. Anthony Martinez, MA 54.04, 3. Luis Salazar, HML 54.63, 12. Christian Vasquez, PPC 1:00.04, 17. Ryan Alfonso, PPC 1:03.41, 18. Lucas Porven, PPC 1:03.57.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Wong, BJ 46.77, 2. Aaron Rodriguez, DOR 48.07, 3. Ralph Meadows, FTL 50.11, 9. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 51.02.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Adrian Aguilar, DOR 4:32.28, 2. Hector Paz, BJ 4:44.21, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:44.63, 9. Nick Chaimowicz, PPC 5:05.82, 14. Ryan Alfonso, PPC 5:29.01, 18. Lucas Porven, PPC 5:37.71.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:27.94 (David Montana, Aaron Rodriguez, Nestor Montero, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Martin County 1:32.28, 3. South Broward 1:33.08, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:35.66 (Sebastian Sevilla, Ryan Alfonso, Christian Vasquez, Rafael Rodriguez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nestor Montero, DOR 53.06, 2. Alex Marrero, SB 53.99, 3. Christian Martinez, MC 55.54, 7. Martin Berti, PPC 1:01.58, 15. Matthew Kim, PPC 1:05.98, 17. Tanner Gibson, PC 1:06.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 59.66, 2. Jon Skarie, MC 59.68, 3. Michael Fernandez, WBR 59.87, 16. Gabriel Ferdinand, PPC 1:10.69, 22. Julian Villarta, PPC 1:14.60.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 3:11.60 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, Nestor Montero, Vittorio Parravano), 2. Fort Lauderdale 3:18.60, 3. Belen Jesuit 3:22.97, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:24.89 (Sebastian Sevilla, Nick Chaimowicz, Ryan Alfonso, Rafael Rodriguez).

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