Luca Hincapie Leads SOFLO Boys On Day Two Of IMR Challenge At Sunrise


By Sharon Robb

May 1, 2017—Luca Hincapie of South Florida Aquatic Club led the boys’ team Saturday at the IMR Challenge at Sunrise Aquatic Center.

Hincapie, 10, won the 50-meter butterfly in 39.78 and 50-meter breaststroke in 48.88 and was third in 50-meter backstroke in 43.66.

Other top SOFLO boys finishers were:

Jonathan Lozano, 9, second, 50-meter butterfly, 40.52, time drop of 3.87 seconds; second in 50-meter backstroke, 44.38; and third in the 50-meter breaststroke, 50.54, time drop of 2.44 seconds.

Owen Smith, 10, third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 53.34, time drop of 6.64 seconds; and fourth in the 50-meter butterfly, 40.92, time drop of 7.94 seconds.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, third, 50-meter butterfly, 42.39; and sixth in the 50-meterbreaststroke in 55.82.

SOFLO girls were led by the Natino family.

Judith-Alison Natino, 11, was fifth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 49.25 and sixth in the 50-meter backstroke in 44.05 with a time drop of 1.36 seconds.

Abigail-Marie Natino, 10, was fifth in the 50-meter backstroke in 48.25 with a time drop of 2.72 seconds.

The third and final day of the meet is Sunday.

SOFLO swimmers are seeing how they stack up against other swimmers. Up-and-coming swimmers compete around the nation in the IMR Challenge in timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Mariana Montes, CSSC 42.72; SOFLO: 11. Pilar Duranti 55.64; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 39.04; SOFLO: 12. Abigail-Marie Natino 52.38, time drop, 15. Anvitaa Pottigari 1:02.82; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 37.33; SOFLO: 9. Judith-Alison Natino 44.51, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 33.50; SOFLO: 22. Saanvi Pottigari 58.27.

100-meter butterfly:

13-year-olds, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:10.94; 14-year-olds, 1. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Unattached 1:17.21; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:14.81; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 1:16.87; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 1:13.15.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Sammy Schoenborn, CSSC 48.91; SOFLO: 13. Pilar Duranti 1:02.48; 10-year-olds, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 44.96; SOFLO: 14. Annie Schulze 55.45, time drop, 15. Abigail-Marie Natino 56.55, time drop, 16. Anvitaa Pottigari, SOFLO 57.96; 11-year-olds, 1. Jade Renaud, SF 43.00; SOFLO: 5. Judith-Alison Natino 49.25; 12-year-olds, 1. Kate Kaplan, CCPR 36.76; SOFLO: 15. Saanvi Pottigari 49.20.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Samantha Trodick, SUN 1:24.99; 14-year-olds, 1. Victoria Martinez-Bruno, Unattached 1:35.07; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:27.44; 16-year-olds, 1. Faith Wehby, SUN 2:03.85; 17-and-over, 1. Barbara Bernal, Azura 1:36.79.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Carolyn Powell, CSSC 43.95; SOFLO: 7. Pilar Duranti 53.83; 10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 43.52; SOFLO: 5. Abigail-Marie Natino 48.25, time drop, 12. Anvitaa Pottigari 52.16, 18. Annie Schulze 54.92; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 39.83; SOFLO: 6. Judith-Alison Natino 44.05, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 37.20; SOFLO; 22. Saanvi Pottigari 48.83.

100-meter backstroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:13.38; 14-year-olds, 1. Sarah Schimansky, CSSC 1:24.30; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 1:12.01; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 1:21.29.

BOYS

50-meter butterfly:

9-and-under, 1. Rafael Landron, SUN 38.29; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 40.52, time drop, 7. Joseph-Blake Natino 50.24, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 54.41; 10-year-olds, 1. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 39.78; SOFLO: 4. Owen Smith 40.92, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Mateo Shearer, SUN 39.72; SOFLO: 3. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 42.39; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 34.85.

100-meter butterfly:

13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 1:10.64; SOFLO: 11. Mitchell Pecci 1:42.69; 14-year-olds, 1. Daniel Lilley, SFTL 1:07.99; 15-year-olds, 1. Santiago Gomez, Azura 1:03.26; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 1:03.98; 17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 57.86.

50-meter breaststroke:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 47.98; SOFLO: 3. Jonathan Lozano 50.54, time drop, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 1:00.52; 10-year-olds, 1. Luca Hincapie, SOFLO 48.88; SOFLO: 3. Owen Smith 53.34, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Tyler Arbelo, SF 51.74; SOFLO: 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 55.82; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 41.85.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-year-olds, 1. WilsonWard, CSSC 1:24.71; 14-year-olds, 1. Mikey Cline, CCPR 1:21.35; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:09.73; 16-year-olds, 1. Gianna Savino, CSSC 1:19.91; 17-and-over, 1. Alessandro Franceschini, Unattached 1:10.83.

50-meter backstroke:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 42.00; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Lozano 44.38, 13. Juan Vallmitjana 54.92; 10-year-olds, 1. Hashan Ekanayake, SF 42.16; SOFLO: 3. Luca Hincapie 43.66, 4. Owen Smith 45.62, time drop; 11-year-olds, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, SDST 41.85; SOFLO: 4. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 47.15; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 34.24.

100-meter backstroke:

13-year-olds, 1. Troy Spratley, CCPR 1:12.94; SOFLO: 12. Mitchell Pecci 1:38.39, 16. Sebastien Bourjolly 1:49.37; 14-year-olds, 1. Mikey Cline, CCPR 1:10.78; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:08.29; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 1:05.68; 17-and-over, 1. Gabriel Politi, Azura 1:01.90.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Porven Siblings, Christensen, Smith Win During Firecracker 400s On Day One Of Sunrise Meet


By Sharon Robb

April 29, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won four individual titles, had one second and two thirds in the Firecracker 400s Friday night at the Sunrise Aquatic Center.

The opening night action was part of the three-day IM Ready Challenge.

Brother and sister Lucas and Giada Porven won their events and both turned in time drops.

Porven, 9, won the 400-meter freestyle in a best tie 5:44.79 with an impressive time drop of 21.72. Her previous time was 6:06.51.

Lucas Porven, 11, also won the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:23.17 with a time drop of 11.17. His previous best was 5:34.34.

Giada Porven, 9 and under, 400 free, first 5:44.79, time drop

Alexis Christensen, 11, won the 400-meter freestyle in 5:27.73.

Owen Smith, 10, won the 400-meter freestyle in 5:55.62.

Nathanial Garrick, 12, was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:16.65.

Leah Pando, 11, was third in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:37.51, a time drop of 3.06.

Anastasia Lutz, 10, was third in the 400-meter freestyle in 6:03.14.

Up-and-coming swimmers compete around the nation in the IMR Challenge in timed finals.

The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet is a fun, motivational meet to help young swimmers reach the next level in their swimming careers.

The IM (Ready) Challenge allows swimmers to see how they compare to other swimmers around the nation in their age group. Swimmers must compete in all the events required for their age group to establish a score.

Once a swimmer competes in each IMR Challenge event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 5:44.79, time drop; 10-year-olds, 1. Cecilia Mirones, SUN 5:42.80; SOFLO: 3. Anastasia Lutz 6:03.14; 11-year-olds, 1. Alexis Christensen, SOFLO 5:27.73; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 5:37.51, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Anabela Shearer, SUN 5:06.50; SOFLO: 11. Kailey Smith 5:43.46, time drop; 13-year-old, 1. Adriana Goodwin, Azura 4:53.47; 14-year-olds, 1. Gaby Chambers, PST 4:54.63; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 4:44.99; 16-year-olds, 1. Zoe Abovitz, Azura 5:02.57; 17-and-over, 1. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 4:44.15.

400-meter individual medley:

10-year-olds, 1. Sara Levin, SF 6:47.28; 11-year-olds, 1. Maya Sorunmu, SF 6:28.04; 12-year-olds, 1. Nakai Chinogwenya, SF 6:09.16; 13-year-olds, 1. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 5:30.35; 14-year-olds, 1. Gina Fimiano, PST 6:00.11; 15-year-olds, 1. Solana Capalbo, Azura 5:27.45; 16-year-olds, 1. Ally Drucker, PST 6:38.70; 17-and-over, 1. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 5:35.57.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Ares Rilo, SUN 5:56.64; 10-year-olds, 1. Owen Smith, SOFLO 5:55.62; 11-year-olds, 1. Lucas Porven, SOFLO 5:23.17, time drop; 12-year-olds, 1. Joshua Justin, PST 5:10.83, SOFLO: 2. Nathaniel Garrick 5:16.65; 13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 4:34.70; 14-year-olds, 1. Jason Bonasera, CSSC 4:46.61; 15-year-olds, 1. Cristian Tortola, Azura 4:23.54; 16-year-olds, 1. Jose Diaz, Azura 4:32.31; 17-and-over, 1. Franco Lupoli, Azura 4:02.64.

400-meter individual medley:

12-year-olds, 1. Julian Villarta, SF 6:30.44; 13-year-olds, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 5:21.13; 14-year-olds, 1. Connor Marks, CSSC 5:26.57; 15-year-olds, 1. Brandon Moran, Azura 4:57.71; 16-year-olds, 1. Gianni Savino, CSSC 5:40.69; 17-and-over, 1. Julian Enrique Iturbe, Azura 4:51.61.

IF YOU GO

What: Firecracker 400s & IM Ready (LCM) Pentathlon Challenge.

When: Friday-Sunday.

Schedule: Friday, Session I, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Session II, 9 a.m.; Sunday, Session III, 9 a.m.

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

Of note: Admission and heat sheets are $3 each per session. Ribbons were awarded at Friday Night Firecracker 400s for top three places in each age group. T-shirts will be given to the top three scorers in each age group for the IMR Pentathlon Challenge. For more information call the swim office at 954-747-4635.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http:///www.swim4soflo.com