NSU University School Sharks Sweep American Heritage, Chaminade-Madonna


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, October 2, 2019—With one regular season meet remaining before districts, NSU University School Sharks got in some fine tuning Wednesday in their wins over American Heritage Plantation and Chaminade-Madonna.

NSU University School swept American Heritage Plantation and Chaminade-Madonna girls and boys teams.

The Shark girls defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 152-21, and American Heritage Plantation, 120-62. In the other girls matchup, American Heritage Plantation defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 120-26.

Mariangela Cincotti and Amanda Kopas were double winners for the Sharks. The Sharks won the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Cincotti won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.88 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.01.

Kopas won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.85 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.52.

The Shark boys topped American Heritage Plantation, 102-67 and Chaminade Madonna, 137-20. In the other competition, American Heritage Plantation defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 123-25.

The Sharks won the boys’ 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Daniel Escobar, Cameron Brown and Sebastian Lares each won two events.

Brown won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.31 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.01. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

Escobar won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.38 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.07.

Lares won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.85 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.65.

The Sharks host Westminster Academy and David Posnack on Thursday, Oct. 10, before it hosts its district meet on Oct. 25.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES
NSU University School 152, Chaminade-Madonna 21
NSU University School 120, American Heritage Plantation 62
American Heritage Plantation 120, Chaminade-Madonna 26

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. NSU University School A 1:54.67 (Olivia Flack, Rafaella Araujo, Amanda Kopas, Mariangela Cincotti), 2. American Heritage Plantatuon 1:59.73, 3. NSU University School B 2:10.01.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 1:59.88, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 2:06.69, 3. Emily Robertson, AHP 2:08.58.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Amanda Kopas, NSU 2:13.85, 2. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 2:15.72, 3. Emme Ham, AHP 2:22.88.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, AHP 25.42, 2. Olivia Flack, NSU 25.73, 3. Jennifer Langone, NSU 27.01.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Ashley Shechtman, NSU 189.90, 2. Alexia Lara, NSU 156.45, 4. Ella Farris, NSU 130.87.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Amanda Kopas, NSU 1:00.52, 2. Emily Robertson, AHP 1:03.91, 3. Calissa Page, NSU 1:09.41.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Flack, NSU 55.19, 2. Olivia Mason, AHP 56.74, 3. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 59.48.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 5:16.01, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:36.69, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 5:46.24.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation 1:46.28 (Eva Pierre-Antoine, Emme Ham, Christina Prado, Olivia Mason), 2. NSU University School A 1:46.60, 3. NSU University School B 1:55.65.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Siera Leete, NSU 1:10.23, 2. Kaiana Kibler, NSU 1:12.63, 3. Jamie Annis, AHP 1:16.09.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:09.06, 2. Emme Ham, AHP 1:13.27, 3. Amari Porter, AHP 1:18.66.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 3:47.52 (Amanda Kopas, Olivia Flack, Sofia Sarros, Mariangela Cincotti), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:57.32, 3. NSU University School B 4:09.69.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
NSU University School 137, Chaminade-Madonna 20
NSU University School 102, American Heritage Plantation 67
American Heritage Plantation 123, Chaminade-Madonna 25

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:45.54 (Daniel Escobar, Jiehoon Lee, Sebastian Lares, Benjamin Gomez del Campo), 2. NSU University School A 1:46.01, 3. NSU University School B 2:01.63.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Pedro Pavao, NSU 1:47.43, 2. Max Fermayer, NSU 1:50.13, 3. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 1:52.70.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Daniel Escobar, AHP 2:06.38, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:08.16, 3. Renato Franchi Filho 2:17.60.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Cameron Brown, NSU 23.31, 2. Arie Sternberg, NSU 24.97, 3. Jakob Kustin, NSU 25.55.

1-meter springboard diving:
None

100-yard butterfly:
1. Sebastian Lares, AHP 55.85, 2. Angelo Martinez, NSU 55.95, 3. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:00.74.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Max Fermayer, NSU 50.49, 2. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 50.90, 3. Daniel Watson, AHP 55.72.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Escobar, AHP 4:49.07, 2. Pedro Pavao, NSU 4:49.12, 3. Jiehoon Lee, AHP 5:04.89.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 1:35.72 (Max Fermayer, Cameron Brown, Marcelo Carrion, Pedro Pavao), 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:40.80, 3. NSU University School B 1:43.25.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Sebastian Lares, AHP 58.65, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:04.35, 3. Arie Sternberg, NSU 1:06.18.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Cameron Brown, NSU 1:03.01, 2. Jiehoon Lee, AHP 1:03.40, 3. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:07.15.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School A 3:21.78 (Max Fermayer, Angelo Martinez, Marcelo Carrion, Pedro Pavao), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:22.06, 3. NSU University School B 3:52.61.

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

American Heritage Plantation Girls, Boys Defeat Archbishop McCarthy In Tuneup For Saturday Woodson Invite


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 26, 2019–American Heritage Plantation boys and girls teams swept Archbishop McCarthy on Wednesday in a tuneup meet for Saturday’s prestigious Woodson Invite at Pine Crest.

The girls team won, 111-59, and boys team won, 97-58.

The girls swept all three relays and won all eight individual events.

Emme Ham, Olivia Mason and Emily Robertson were double winners for the Patriots.

Ham won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.16 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.60.

Mason swept the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events in 26.12 and 58.62.

Robertson won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.31 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:45.43.

The boys’ team was just as dominant as the girls, also sweeping all three relays and winning all eight individual events.

Daniel Escobar, Jiehoon Lee and Sebastian Lares each won two events for the Patriots.

Escobar won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.97 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.41.

Lee won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.13 and 100-yard breaststroke.

Lares won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.28 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.19.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
American Heritage Plantation 208, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 117.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
American Heritage Plantation 111, Archbishop McCarthy 59

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 2:00.18 (Amari Porter, Emme Ham, Emily Robertson, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:10.78, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:21.44.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 2:11.53, 2. Christina Prado, AHP 2:14.59, 3. Mia Escudero, ARCH 2:26.78.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Emme Ham, AHP 2:23.16, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 2:31.19, 3. Gillian Leon, AHP 2:46.82.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, AHP 26.12, 2. Syven Walker, ARCH 26.43, 3. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AHP 26.56.

1-meter diving:
None

100-yard butterfly:
1. Emily Robertson, AHP 1:04.31, 2. Mia Escudero, ARCH 1:15.25, 3. Shana Xia, AHP 1:16.75.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, AHP 58.62, 2. Syven Walker, ARCH 1:00.69, 3. Ashley Green, ARCH 1:01.28.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Robertson, AHP 5:45.43, 2. Christina Prado, AHP 6:21.97, 3. Cynthia Chamoun, ARCH 7:25.59.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:51.25 (Olivia Mason, Emme Ham, Claire Lipman, Christina Prado), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:09.90, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 2:26.53.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jamie Annis, AHP 1:15.00, 2. Jordan Jones, ARCH 1:17.21, 3. Shana Xia, AHP 1:17.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Emme Ham, AHP 1:12.60, 2. Amari Porter, AHP 1:19.10, 3. Samantha Solis, ARCH 1:22.62.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:57.97 (Olivia Mason, Emily Robertson, Amari Porter, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:23.21, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 4:47.19.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
American Heritage Plantation 97, Archbishop McCarthy 58

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:51.31 (Sebastian Lares, Evan Wang, Jiehoon Lee, Benjamin Gomez del Campo), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 2:00.34, 3. Archbishop McCarthy B 2:10.56.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Escobar, AHP 1:52.97, 2. Benjamin Gomez del Campo, AHP 2:01.60, 3. Jacob Johnson, ARCH 2:11.84.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Jiehoon Lee, AHP 2:06.13, 2. Odin Farkas, AHP 2:27.50, 3. Gabriel Cruz, ARCH 2:50.18.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Ziv Bitton, AHP 25.62, 2. Evan Wang, AHP 25.97, 3. Nicholas Cackett, ARCH 26.43.

1-meter diving:
None

100-yard butterfly:
1. Daniel Escobar, AHP 1:00.41, 2. Matthew Mackenzie, ARCH 1:02.93, 3. Luca Molaro, ARCH 1:10.59.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Sebastian Lares, AHP 52.28, 2. Ziv Bitton, AHP 57.31, 3. Jacob Johnson, ARCH 57.50.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 5:16.25, 2. Benjamin Gomez del Campo, AHP 5:33.62, 3. Carson Hernandez, ARCH 7:32.62.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:38.56, 2. American Heritage Plantation B 1:49.97, 3. Archbishop McCarthy A 1:53.78.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Sebastian Lares, AHP 58.19, 2. Dennis Dale, ARCH 1:07.62, 3. Odin Farkas, AHP 1:13.88.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Jiehoon Lee, AHP 1:02.94, 2. Nicholas Cackett, ARCH 1:09.56, 3. Evan Wang, AHP 1:14.50.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:37.53 (Sebastian Lares, Nicolas Rossi, Jiehoon Lee, Daniel Escobar), 2. Archbishop McCarthy A 4:07.71, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 4:09.88.

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

American Heritage Plantation Wins Season-Opener Against Posnack; Next Up: Saturday’s Shark Invite At Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 13, 2019–American Heritage Plantation opened its 2019 season on a successful note Wednesday at the Patriots’ pool.

The girls’ team defeated David Posnack School, 129-22, and the boys’ team won, 126-32.

The girls swept all three relays and all eight individual events.

Emily Robertson, Emme Ham and Olivia Mason were double winners and all members of the winning relays.

Robertson won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.06 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.78.

Ham won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.05 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.63.

Mason won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.72 and 100-yard freestyle in 58.84.

The boys team was led by double winners Sebastian Lares and Daniel Escobar.

Lares won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.24 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.72.

Escobar won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.15 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.57.

Nicolas Rossi won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.66.

American Heritage Plantation will be among a field of 15 teams and 349 swimmers for the Shark Invite set for all day on Saturday.

COMBINED
American Heritage Plantation 255, David Posnack School 54
GIRLS
American Heritage Plantation 129, David Posnack School 22

200-yard medley relay:
1. American Heritage A 2:00.87 (Amari Porter, Emme Ham, Emily Robertson, Eva Pierre-Antoine), 2. American Heritage B 2:21.10, 3. Posnack 2:39.96.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Robertson, AH 2:08.06, 2. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AH 2:19.22, 3. Darlene Mizrahi, POS 2:25.09.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Emme Ham, AH 2:23.05, 2. Felicia Taylor, AH 2:23.88, 3. Amari Porter, AH 2:28.75.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, AH 26.72, 2. Eva Pierre-Antoine, AH 27.25, 3. Christina Prado, AH 27.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Emily Robertson, AH 1:03.78, 2. Felicia Taylor, AH 1:06.31.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, AH 58.84, 2. Christina Prado, AH 1:02.65, 3. Claire Lipman, AH 1:04.93.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Amari Porter, AH 5:43.53, 2. Darlene Mizrahi, POS 6:22.68.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage A 1:49.56 (Christina Prado, Eva Pierre-Antoine, Felicia Taylor, Olivia Mason), 2. American Heritage B 2:09.02, 3. Posnack B 2:18.34.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jamie Annis, AH 1:15.69, 2. Shana Xia, AH 1:22.68, 3. Treasure D’Souza, AH 1:24.09.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Emme Ham, AH 1:12.63, 2. Amari Porter, AH 1:18.63, 3. Gillian Leon, AH 1:29.15.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage A 4:21.03 (Emily Robertson, Christina Prado, Felicia Taylor, Olivia Mason), 2. American Heritage B 4:36.90.

BOYS
American Heritage Plantation 126, David Posnack School 32

200-yard medley relay:
1. American Heritage A 1:48.00 (Sebastian Lares, Daniel Watson, Jiehoon Lee, Evans Wang), 2. American Heritage B 2:02.91, 3. Posnack 2:13.06.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Escobar, AH 1:54.15, 2. Nicholas Rossi, AH 1:58.22, 3. Benjamin Gomez del Campo, AH 2:00.75.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Sebastian Lares, AH 2:02.24, 2. Jiehoon Lee, AH 2:06.75, 3. Evan Wang, AH 2:27.81.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Odin Farkas, AH 25.06, 2. Ziv Bitton, AH 26.69, 3. Eitan Horowitz, POS 27.71.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Jiehoon Lee, AH 56.75, 2. Daniel Watson, AH 1:01.21.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Nicolas Rossi, AH 54.66, 2. Ziv Bitton, AH 1:00.44, 3. Jonah Lindenbaum, POS 1:08.25.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Escobar, AH 4:57.57, 2. Benjamin Gomez del Campo, AH 5:25.76, 3. Isaac Tawil, POS 6:40.37.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage A 1:40.35 (Daniel Watson, Benjamin Gomez del Campo, Nicolas Rossi, Daniel Escobar), 2. Posnack B 1:50.34, 3. American Heritage B 2:05.10.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Sebastian Lares, AH 57.72, 2. Odin Farkas, AH 1:10.81, 3. Elias Levy, AH 1:26.90.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Daniel Watson, AH 1:07.44, 2. Evan Wang, AH 1:15.02, 3. Dylan Gordon, POS 1:16.87.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. American Heritage A 3:32.34 (Sebastian Lares, Nicolas Rossi, Jiehoon Lee, Daniel Escobar), 2. American Heritage B 4:22.16, 3. Posnack A 5:38.53.

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

Tjon A Joe Wins Second Gold Medal, Neckles Breaks FINA Masters World Record On Final Day Of CCCAN Swimming Championships In Barbados


By Sharon Robb

CHRISTCHURCH, BARBADOS, July 3, 2019—Renzo Tjon A Joe of Suriname swept the freestyle events on the fifth and final day of the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] Tuesday at National Aquatic Centre.

The Olympian and national record holder won the 50-meter freestyle in 22.70. He was top seed after prelims in 22.78. The day before he won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.35 after going 50.18 in the morning.

SOFLO’s Diego Nazario, 12, of Puerto Rico finished his successful week with a second-place finish as a member of the 4×100-meter medley relay in 4:31.79. His butterfly split was 1:04.98. He was 14th in his final individual event, 50-meter freestyle in 28.06. He finished with 11 points.

SOFLO teammate Sebastian Lares, 14, of Panama was a member of the fourth place 4×100-meter medley relay in 4:20.28. His breaststroke split was 1:14.10. He was 12th in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:23.00 with a time drop of 0.57. He finished with seven points.

Jamaica’s Gaby Banks of SOFLO and Nicholas Vale are shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

At age 40, Nicky Neckles of Barbados broke the FINA Masters world record in the 40-44 age group in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.08 and won the event, beating swimmers more than half his age. The previous record was 2:10.57.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are competed. Several participants were attempting to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries were represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories.

TUESDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Diana Paola Gomez Ruiz, MEX 4:39.43; 13-14, 1. Maria Yegres, VEN 4:28.53; 15-17, 1. Michelle Ramiez, HON 4:30.57; 18-and-over, 1. Silvia Garza Castro, MEX 4:31.59.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Amari Ash, TTO 28.37; 13-14, 1. Miriam Sheehan, PUR 26.74; 15-17, 1. Elizabeth Timmer, ARU 26.92; 3. Gaby Banks, JAM 27.13/27.17; 18-and-over, 1. Cherelle Thompson, TTO 26.08. 3. Cathy Cooper, PAN 26.87/26.94, 7. Lauren Hew, CAY 27.57/27.87.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Kokolo Foster, JAM 1:19.01; 13-14, 1. Emily Santos, PAN 1:13.40; 15-17, 1. Elisa Alejandra Funes, ESA 1:16.90, Gaby Banks, JAM, scratch; 18-and-under, 1. Anahi Schreuders, ARU 1:14.57.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Elizabeth Jimenez Garrido, DOM 2:26.39; 13-14, 1. Camila Rodriguez Suriano, MEX 2:27.37; 15-17, 1. Danielle Titus, BAR 2:19.38, 11. Simone Vale, JAM 2:34.88; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 2:16.06.

4×100 meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:43.15, 2. Bermuda 4:52.75, 3. Dominican Republic 4:56.59; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:31.62, 2. Puerto Rico 4:34.07, 3. Jamaica 4:38.16; 15-17, 1. Mexico 4:29.18, 2. Barbados 4:38.48, 3. Honduras 4:38.94; 18-and-over, 1. Mexico 4:34.55, 2. Panama 4:51.05.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Luis Eduardo Corona Martinez, MEX 4:18.73; 13-14, 1. Josean Massucco, PUR 4:06.85; 15-17, 1. Chance Conde, PUR 4:04.33; 7. Nicholas Vale, JAM 4:18.82/4:18.57; 18-and-over, 1. Alex Sobers, BAR 3:59.74.

50-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Marvin Johnson, BAH 26.08, 14. Diego Nazario, PUR 28.06; 13-14, 1. Nathaniel Thomas, JAM 24.38; 15-17, 1. Lamar Taylor, BAH 23.33; 18-and-over, 1. Renzo Tjon A Joe, SUR 22.70/22.78, 7. Sidrell Williams, JAM 23.94/23.97.

100-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Gavin Kock, ARU 1:12.39; 13-14, 1. Ludovic Lomon, GUADE 1:07.13; 15-17, 1. Luis Ramirez, VEN 1:04.96; 18-and-over, 1. Josue Dominguez, DOM 1:02.90

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kevin Alejandro Palencia Llamas, MEX 2:24.49; 13-14, 1. Eduardo Pardo Torres, MEX 2:11.53, 12. Sebastian Lares, PAN 2:23.00; 15-17, 1. Tristian Pragnell, BAR 2:09.76; 18-and-over, 1. Nicky Neckles, BAR 2:09.08.

4×100 meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:28.06, 2. Puerto Rico 4:31.79, 3. Bermuda 4:39.62; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:03.66, 2. Trinidad & Tobago 4:13.64, 3. Jamaica 4:15.93; 15-17, 1. Venezuela 3:56.54, 2. Mexico 3:58.20, 3. Bahamas 4:00.29; 18-and-over, 1. Panama 3:49.93, 2. Mexico 3:54.24, 3. Barbados 4:00.27.

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

SOFLO’s Nazario Top Local Finisher On Day Three Of CCCAN Swimming Championships; Mexico Leads Medal Count


By Sharon Robb

CHRISTCHURCH, BARBADOS, July 1, 2019—Diego Nazario of Puerto Rico was the top local finisher on Day Three of the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] Sunday at National Aquatic Centre.

The 12-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club Silver Group swimmer was fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in 29.55.

Nazario was also a member of the second place 11-12 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in 4:02.95. Nazario’s split was 1:00.46.

SOFLO’s Sebastian Lares, 14, of Panama was sixth in the 400-meter individual medley in a career-best 4:50.52. Lares dropped 7.43 seconds off his previous best of 4:57.95.

Lares was also sixth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:02.84. Lares swam a best time of 1:02.52 in morning prelims, dropping 0.70.

Lares anchored Panama’s winning 4×100-meter freestyle that won in 3:50.51. His split was 55.69.

Laila Michel of Haiti broke the 100-meter butterfly national record in 1:08.84.

After three days of competition, Mexico is dominating the medal count with 60 (26 gold, 21 silver, 13 bronze) ahead of Venezuela with 17 and Panama, Bahamas and Puerto Rico each with 16 total medals.

Jamaica’s Gaby Banks and Nicholas Vale are shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are competing. Several participants are trying to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries are represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories. The meet ends Tuesday.

The prelims and finals are being live streamed on the meet’s official Facebook page.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Harper Barrowman, CAY 2:14.60; 13-14, 1. Elan Daley, BER 2:08.56; 15-17, 1. Logan Watson-Brown, BERAG 2:06.33; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 2:06.04, 5. Lauren Hew, CAY 2:12.96.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Saidah Brown, JAM 30.76; 13-14, 1. Miriam Sheehan, PUR 27.59; 15-17. 1. Karla Abarca, NCA 29.11, 8. Simone Vale, JAM 30.21/30.16 prelims, 11. Gaby Banks 30.37; 18-and-over, 1. Lismar Lyon, VEN 27.61.

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Elizabeth Jimenez Garrido, DOM 1:08.20; 13-14, 1. Camilla Rodriguez Suriano, MEX 1:07.90; 15-17, 1. Danielle Titus, BAR 1:04.64, 10. Simone Vale, JAM 1:09.96; 18-and-over, 1. Krystal Lara, DOM 1:03.77, 6. Lauren Hew, CAY 1:08.96/1:07.31.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Aide Beatriz Diaz Lugo, MEX 5:05.56; 15-17, 1. Karen Rodriguez Cardenas, MEX 5:07.67; 18-and-over, 1. Georgina Gonzalez Garcia, MEX 5:11.76.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico 4:15.56, 2. Bermuda 4:17.15, 3. Dominican 4:17.47; 13-14, 1. Mexico 4:03.40, 2. Puerto Rico 4:06.33, 3. Bermuda 4:07.44; 15-17, 1. Mexico 3:58.37, 2. Puerto Rico 4:05.11, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 4:06.85; 18-and-over, 1. Mexico 4:03.34, 2. Panama 4:06.55.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Luis Eduardo Corona Martinez, MEX 2:03.06; 13-14, 1. Rodrigo Ramos Chavez, MEX 1:57.55; 15-17, 1. Mitch Bourgeois, GUADE 1:55.67; 6. Nicholas Vale, JAM 1:58.35/1:57.81; 18-and-over, 1. Alex Sobers, BAR 1:53.30, 9. Sidrell Williams, JAM 1:59.14.

50-meter butterfly:
11-12, 1. Marvin Johnson, BAH 28.10, 4. Diego Nazario, PUR 29.55; 13-14, 1. Miguel Eduardo Rojas Newman, MEX 25.72; 15-17, 1. Jayhan Odlum-Smith, LCA 25.46, 6. Nicholas Vale 26.30/25.98; 18-and-over, 1. Cadell Lyons, TTO 24.69, 8. Sidrell Williams, JAM 26.30/26.55.

100-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kaiser Ruiz Garcia, PUR 1:07.07; 13-14, 1. Eduardo Pardo Torres, MEX 1:00.72, 6. Sebastian Lares, PAN 1:02.84/1:02.52; 15-17, 1. Davante Carey, BAH 58.81; 18-and-over, 1. Carlos Godinez Garcia, MEX 58.61.

400-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Roberto Bonilla, GUA 4:37.63, 6. Sebastian Lares, PAN 4:50.52; 15-17, 1. Tyler Chrsitianson, PAN 4:31.73; 18-and-over, 1. Carlos Kossio Mendez, MEX 4:30.23.

4×100-meter freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Mexico :56.02, 2. Puerto Rico 4:02.95, 3. Bermuda 4:06.94; 13-14, 1. Panama 3:50.51; 15-17, 1. Mexico 3:34.89, 2. Venezuela 3:36.03, 3. Trinidad & Tobago 3:36.94; 18-and-over, 1. Panama 3:28.13, 2. Trinidad & Tobago 3:28.89, 3. Mexico 3:29.50.

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

SOFLO’s Sebastian Lares, Gaby Banks, FGC Swimmers Compete In CCCAN Swimming Championships That Begin Friday In Barbados


By Sharon Robb

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, June 27, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Sebastian Lares of Panama and Gaby Banks of Jamaica will compete in the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Aquatic Championships [CCCAN] at National Aquatic Centre.

Lares, 14, will compete in four individual events and two relays. He will compete in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke, 400-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke.

Banks, 16, is seeded second in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.65. She will also swim the 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly, 50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke.

Pine Crest alum and Kenyon College-bound Nicholas Vale will represent Jamaica. He will be joined by his younger sister, Simone Vale, 15, and Sidrell Williams, another Florida Gold Coast swimmer. Renzo Tjon A Joe, 23, will represent Suriname. Cathy Cooper, 19, will compete for Panama. Lauren Hew will represent the Cayman Islands.

Banks and Vale are also shortlisted for the FINA Junior World Championship set for August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

An estimated 500 athletes from 29 countries are expected to compete in pool swimming. Several participants will try to qualify for the World Championship and Pan American Games before the July 3 deadline.

Twenty eight countries will be represented at the swimming championships including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and US Virgin Islands.

Barbados Aquatic Sports Association president Tony Selby said during the meet’s press conference that he expects a competitive meet.

“There is going to be a lot of competition in swimming,” Selby said. “I have had a look at the psych sheet and the competition is going to be stiff. Obviously, the powerhouses of the Caribbean are Trinidad and Bahamas, they will all be here as well trying to maintain glory to the English-speaking Caribbean over the Central American countries.”

According to Selby, Mexico has not competed in CCCAN for several years, and they are coming to make a statement with a large group of 81 athletes.

CCCAN is an age group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18-and-over age categories.

The swimming will be held from Friday to July 2. The races will be swam as preliminary qualifying heats in the morning and finals at night, a similar format to CARIFTA and other four- or five-day swim meets.

The Championships, which also features synchronized swimming, open water swimming and water polo, began on Monday.

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

Lares, Pinto, Torres Lead SOFLO Swimmers, FGC All-Stars Shine; Florida Swimming Sweeps Team Titles At FGC-Florida Swimming All-Star Meet


By Sharon Robb

FORT PIERCE, April 2, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers were successful as Florida Gold Coast All-Stars in the annual dual meet against Florida Swimming at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.

Sebastian Lares, 14, had one of his finest meets in his young career. He was a member of two winning Florida Gold Coast relay teams and had six Top 6 finishes in individual events.

Lares anchored the 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:36.85 with teammates Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal and Matthew Tarafa. Lares swam third leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished first in 1:28.68 with Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez and Zuchowski.

Lares was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:59.60. It was the first time he broke 2 minutes. His No. 12 seed time was 2:06.41.

Lares was third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:13.65, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.34 and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.59, 100-yard butterfly in 55.54 and 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.07.

Mariana Pinto was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:22.39 and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.37.

Victoria Torres was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:23.15.

Natalia Sibug was fifth in the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke and Victoria Torres was also fifth in 13-14.

Javier Colmenares was third in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:00.52, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.37 and sixth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:02.33 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.25.

Stefano Mazzi was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:10.94 and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.81.

Natalia Sibug was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 33.65.

Florida Swimming swept all three team titles. Florida Swimming won the combined, 871-556; men, 403-263; and women, 406-259.

SOFLO had six boys and four girls on the team at the three-day meet that ended on Sunday morning. The boys who qualified were Sebastian Lares, Alejandro Mateus, Javier Colmenares, Kevin Moya, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana. The girls were Victoria Torres, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz and Natalia Sibug.

The top six finishers at the FGC 14&Under Short Course Junior Olympics in Coral Springs qualified for the team. Several swimmers turned down spots because of spring break vacations and other commitments.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 871, 2. Florida Gold Coast 556.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 406, 2. Florida Gold Coast 259.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 31.42; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 28.31; SOFLO: 12. Anastasia Lutz 30.42, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Sarah Evans, FL 57.09.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 59.11; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 53.22; SOFLO: 14. Anastasia Lutz 57.56, 25. Natalia Sibug 59.83.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 2:08.19; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:57.21; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 2:03.37; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 1:49.77.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 1:16.31; 11-12, 1. Bianca Nieto, FGC 1:09.65; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 1:12.60; 13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 1:05.03; SOFLO: 5. Victoria Torres 1:07.43.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:08.59; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:02.80; SOFLO: 18. Natalia Sibug 1:06.87, 21. Anastasia Lutz 1:07.33.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Lilliana Krstolic, FL 2:32.68; 11-12, 1. Ella Klyce, FL 2:14.13; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 2:23.09, 12. Mariana Pinto 2:24.72; 13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:05.10.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan FL 4:23.69.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 27.85; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 25.01; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 26.55, 18. Natalia Sibug 27.19; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 23.73; SOFLO: 18. Victoria Torres 25.84.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurwitz, FGC 1:07.72; 11-12, 1. Lillian Nesty, FL 1:00.07; SOFLO: 15. Mariana Pinto 1:06.62; 13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 55.66; SOFLO: 16. Victoria Torres 1:04.18, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 4:51.19; SOFLO: 11. Victoria Torres 5:19.61.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 1:53.14, 4. FGC B 1:59.08, 6. FGC C 2:05.44, 7. FGC D 2:07.17; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:40.68, 3. FGC B 1:46.18, 5. FGC A 1:48.23, 7. FGC D 1:52.12, 8. FGC C 1:57.46; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:35.45, 2. FGC A 1:36.94, 6. FGC B 1:44.45, 7. FGC C 1:44.56.

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. FGC A 2:07.37, 4. FGC B 2:13.70; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:53.17, 3. FGC A 1:57.19; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:46.11, 2. FGC A 1:46.79, 6. FGC B 1:51.41, 7. FGC C 2:00.42.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 30.46; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 26.02; SOFLO: 10. Kevin Moya 29.79, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 48.83; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.59, 13. Alejandro Mateus 58.32.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 58.52; SOFLO: 16. Juan Vallmitjana 1:07.70; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 52.61; SOFLO: 17. Kevin Moya 56.42.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 2:06.64; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 2:27.29; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:53.64; 13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:44.66.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Declan Costello, FL 1:16.95; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:26.82, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 1:33.54; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 1:03.05; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:07.20; 13-14, 1. Parker Rosenthal, FGC 1:01.30.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Owen Ekk, FL 1:08.05; SOFLO: 10. Stefano Mazzi 1:14.56; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 57.48; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:02.33, 20. Kevin Moya 1:07.70, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 2:26.91; SOFLO: 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:37.81; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 2:07.55; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:12.37; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:51.17; SOFLO: 4. Sebastian Lares 2:00.34, 11. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 4:00.87; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 4:13.65, 11. Alejandro Mateus 4:32.88.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 26.65; SOFLO: 11. Juan Vallmitjana 29.65; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 23.87; SOFLO: 19. Kevin Moya 26.13; 13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 21.98.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Gonzalez, FL 1:07.33; SOFLO: 13. Stefano Mazzi 1:16.51; 11-12, 1. Jeffrey Wolfe, FL 59.79; SOFLO: 3. Javier Colmenares 1:00.52, time drop, 21. Kevin Moya 1:11.41; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 49.80; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 55.54, 17. Alejandro Mateus 58.36, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mason Edmund, FL 4:45.90.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:48.08, 2. FGC A 1:53.08; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:36.10, 2FGC A 1:39.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:28.68 (Matthew Tarafa, Agustin Rodriguez, Sebastian Lares, Joshua Zuchowski).

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 2:02.48, 2. FGC A 2:09.80, 3. FGC B 2:10.81; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:45.93, 2. FGC A 1:47.84; 13-14, 1. FGC A 1:36.85 (Joshua Zuchowski, Parker Rosenthal, Matthew Tarafa, Sebastian Lares), 2. Florida Swimming 1:39.59, 3. FGC B 1:43.11.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 1:07.24; 11-12, 1. Elia Klyce, FL 1:01.50; SOFLO: 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:05.93, 15. Mariana Pinto 1:07.87.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Morgan, FL 2:04.99.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, FGC 5:21.34; SOFLO: 2. Mariana Pinto 5:22.39.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 50.55; SOFLO: 20. Victoria Torres 55.60, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, FGC 35.55; 11-12, 1. Ekaterina Baranova, FL 30.90; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 33.65.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Riley Botting, FGC 2:22.25; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Torres 2:23.15, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Blakely Hammel, FL 30.29; 11-12, 1. Anna Gavin, FL 26.81; SOFLO: 17. Natalia Sibug 29.76.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Blair Stoneburg, FL 2:03.13.

200-yard freestyle relay:
Mixed 10-and-under, 1. Florida Swimming 1:50.16, 3. FGC A 1:51.11; 11-12, 1. Florida Swimming 1:37.86, 3. FGC A 1:40.13; 13-14, 1. Florida Swimming 1:30.88, 2. FGC 1:31.24.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Joseph Campagnola, FL 1:06.61; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 1:10.94; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, FGC 56.55.

200-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 1:48.57; SOFLO: 6. Sebastian Lares 2:03.07, 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.45.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 5:04.30; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 5:13.25.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Andrew Billitto, FL 47.48.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Liam Roberts, FL 34.49; SOFLO: 12. Juan Vallmitjana 43.09; 11-12, 1. Wyatt Porch, FL 29.72; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 32.10.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14. 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FGC 2:04.57.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Cole Herbet, FL 30.29; SOFLO: 18. Stefano Mazzi 32.96, time drop; 11-12, 1. Dylan Ducut, FL 25.49; SOFLO: 9. Kevin Moya 29.88.

200-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ryan Reynolds, FL 1:55.84; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 1:59.60, time drop, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:06.80, time drop.

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