SOFLO Sharks Shine With Wins, Time Drops On Opening Day Of LCM BB Silvers South Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, July 13, 2019–South Florida Aquatic Club turned in a strong opening day at the Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM South Championships Friday at Sunrise Civic Center.

The Sharks had some impressive wins and time drops during timed finals.

Among SOFLO’s individual champions were:

Ava Kuznik, 13, 200-meter freestyle, 2:23.99, time drop 17.51.

Alexandra Strong, 10, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.23.

Sophia Grubbs, 14, 200-meter individual medley, 2:38.68, time drop 5.78.

Leeann Ranalli, 16, 200-meter individual medley, 2:50.25. She was also second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:07.93.

Among other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Sarah Vasquez, 11, second, 400-meter freestyle, 5:19.36, time drop 3.37.

Alessio Mazzi, 12, second, 200-meter freestyle, 2:29.06, time drop, 8.68.

Mariann Catalasan, 13, third, 200-meter individual medley, 2:43.09, time drop 9.48.

Leah Pando, 13, third, 400-meter freestyle, 5:12.16, time drop 6.63.

Ryan Harries, 10, third, 200-meter individual medley, 3:20.40, time drop 7.38.

Christian Vasquez, 15, third, 200-meter indivudual medley, 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 219 individual events and 12 relays over three days.

Among other FGC teams are Azura, Hurricanes Swimming, Florida Keys Swim Club, SwimFast, North Miami, Olympus, Cooper City Cyclones, Hialeah, Miami Country Day and Ransom Everglades.

The FGC LCM BB Silvers Championships North meet is being hosted by the Pompano Beach Piranhas at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:54.59; SOFLO TOP 10: 5. Mikhel Martin 3:05.13, 9. Shelby Evans 3:07.14, time drop 4.53, 10. Jemma Baldwin 3:09.15; 11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:30.24; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.38, time drop 1.87, 10. Genesis Escobar 2:39.10, time drop 0.58; 13-14, 1. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 2:23.99, time drop 17.51; 15-18, 1. Sofia Avellaneda, SUN 2:24.48; SOFLO: 7. Maria Herne 2:34.80, time drop 1.01.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Alexandra Strong, SOFLO 3:20.23; SOFLO: 4. Alessandra Gendarmi 3:26.26, time drop, 5.61, 5. Saree Young 3:27.55, 7. Shelby Evans 3:30.99, time drop 4.99, 8. Jemma Baldwin 3:32.33; 11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 2:49.27, 9. Elise Dinehart 3:18.05; 13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:38.68, time drop 5.78; SOFLO: 3. Mariann Catalasan 2:43.09, time drop 9.48; 15-18, 1. Leeann Ranalli, SOFLO 2:50.25; SOFLO: 4. Maria Herne 2:56.85, 5. Alana Deo 2:57.94.

400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Natalia Ladha, SF 5:18.42; SOFLO: 2. Sarah Vasquez 5:19.36, time drop 3.37, 6. Genesis Escobar 5:34.95, time drop 11.95; 13-14, 1. Teresa Landron, SUN 4:51.36; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 5:12.16, time drop 6.63; 15-18, 1. Brooke Mundy, MCDA 5:02.23; SOFLO: 2. Leeann Ranalli 5:07.93, 7. Alana Deo 5:38.46.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 5:56.72; 13-14, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 5:49.17.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Emihlio Reveron, Unattached 2:42.03; SOFLO: 4. Ryan Harries 2:57.47, time drop 9.62; 11-12, 1. Mathias Esteves, GRSC 2:27.58; SOFLO: 2. Alessio Mazzi 2:29.06, time drop 8.68, 4. Nicholas Pelaez 2:31.06, time drop 2.65, 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:32.98, time drop 3.08; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 2:11.04; SOFLO: 4. Aldo Zepeda 2:14.55, time drop 4.40, 6. Adrian Hernandez 2:15.67, time drop 0.90; 15-18, 1. John Fanjul, GRSC 2:13.99; SOFLO: 5. Ryan Alfonso 2:16.77.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Jake Kotz-Agramonte, Unattached 3:17.13; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Harries 3:20.40, time drop 7.38; 11-12, 1. Kaideng Zhao, SUN 2:39.54; 13-14, 1. Reinel Lorenzo, MAC 2:35.38; 15-18, 1. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:29.74, time drop 9.88; SOFLO: 3. Christian Vasquez 2:34.71, time drop 2.24.

400-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Diego Diaz, BMHG 6:05.55; 11-12, 1. Alejandro Osorio, Azura 5:23.58; 13-14, 1. Santiago Lozano, GRSC 4:43.51, 6. Lucas Porven 4:58.83; 15-18, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:35.65.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Matviy Karachun, YSF 6:14.14; 13-14, 1. Rithvik Marri, MWA 5:20.52; SOFLO: 2. Adrian Hernandez 5:23.98, time drop 0.92.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast BB Silvers LCM Championships South

When: Saturday-Sunday

Where: Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise.

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m, finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Of note: The meet is co-hosted by Sunrise Swimming, Sunrise Swimming Booster Club and City of Sunrise…In addition to SOFLO and Sunrise, 34 FGC teams will compete…Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and available online and Meet Mobile…for more information call meet director Christi Woolger at 954-747-4635.

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

Sophia Grubbs Leads SOFLO In Session Three Of NPB Summer Kickoff


By Sharon Robb

June 2, 2019—Sophia Grubbs of South Florida Aquatic Club won her first event of the 11th annual North Palm Beach Long Course Summer Kickoff Sunday at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

On the second and final day of the meet, Grubbs, 14, won the 13-14 200-meter breaststroke in 2:59.02.

Grubbs was also 13th in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:45.55 and 16th in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:22.86, also held on Sunday.

Izzy Wilson, 12, was sixth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:51.93, dropping 1.31 seconds off her previous best.

Adrian Hernandez, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher. Hernandez finished the meet with two fifth places and three career-best times.

Hernandez was fifth in the 13-14 200-meter individual medley in 2:37.14, dropping 1.88 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.19, dropping 3.57.

Hernandez was also 11th in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:49.54, shaving 3.75 seconds off his previous best and cracking 4:50 minutes for the first time. His previous best was 4:53.29.

SOFLO has the largest team with 83 swimmers entered in 394 time final races.

The meet, one of the Florida Gold Coast’s top summer meets, has attracted some of the Florida Gold Coast’s top teams including Azura, Boca Raton Swim Team, SwimFast, Martin County, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Miami Swimming and hosts North Palm Beach and Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS
GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Rafaella Araujo, Azura 2:36.76; SOFLO: 13. Sophia Grubbs 2:45.55, 44. Ahana Thakur 3:29.62; 15-and-over, 1. Elizabeth Zubero, NSU 2:29.60.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Cassandra Kraft, GRSC 1:03.84; SOFLO: 53. Ahana Thakur 1:24.94; 15-and-over, 1. Mariel Mencia, Azura 59.95.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Sophia Grubbs, SOFLO 2:59.02; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:54.20.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:14.09; SOFLO: 16. Sophia Grubbs 1:22.86, 39. Ahana Thakur 1:40.94; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 1:08.90.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Meghan Perez, GRSC 2:33.83; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 2:32.90.

400-meter freestyle:
Open, 1. Catalina Galea Berraud, SFTL 4:43.25; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 4:51.93, time drop, 19. Gabriela Avila 5:21.51, 23. Sarah Vasquez 5:24.26, 32. Pilar Duranti 5:39.11, 35. Cali Harries 6:30.74.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:28.09; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 2:37.14, time drop, 9. Austin Nelson 2:43.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 2:21.42.

100-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 58.63; 15-and-over, 1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 51.60.

200-meter breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:33.43; 15-and-over, 1. Christian March, PAQ 2:38.50.

100-meter backstroke:
13-14, 1. Daniel Givskv, SFTL 1:10.10; SOFLO: 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:13.19, time drop, 7. Austin Nelson 1:16.01, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 1:02.75.

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 2:18.27; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Bernotti, BRST 2:16.62.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Patrick Doyle, SUN 4:22.66; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 4:49.54, 19. Austin Nelson 5:03.82, 23. Juan Vallmitjana 5:23.95, time drop, 26. Connor Jimenez 5:59.92, 27. Mason Jimenez 6:01.50, 28. Matthew Jimenez 6:24.61.

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