Countdown To States Begins With District Meets This Week; SOFLO Swimmers Expected To Shine


By Sharon Robb

October 22, 2018—The road to high school state meets for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers begins this week with district meets for 3A and 4A schools.

The club will be well-represented with more than fifty SOFLO swimmers competing in high school district meets in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

All district meets are timed finals. The FHSAA will not release any final district results until the weekend when all official results are submitted to the state’s governing body.

On Tuesday, Coral Springs High School will host the District 9-4A Swimming and Diving Championship featuring defending champion St. Thomas Aquinas with SOFLO’s Lance Lesage. The meet will be held at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex at 9 a.m. for swimming and 10 a.m. for diving. Other teams competing are Douglas, Taravella, Deerfield Beach, South Plantation, Coral Glades, Monarch and Piper.

On Wednesday, Fort Lauderdale High School will host the District 11-3A meet. The Flying L’s are defending champions. The swimming begins 9 a.m. and diving at noon. The meet is expected to be more of a dual meet between Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines Charter, led by Rafael Rodriguez. Other teams are Nova, South Broward, Northeast, Ely and Dillard.

On Thursday, Hialeah Gardens, led by Jennifer Rodriguez, will host the District 11-4A meet at Miami-Dade North Aquatic Center at 9 a.m. Other teams are Miami Beach, Miami Columbus, Coral Gables, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dr. Krop, American, Miami and Hialeah. Miami Beach girls and Columbus boys are defending champions.

On Friday, Flanagan will host the District 10-4A meet at Nova High School’s pool. The swimming, which features the most SOFLO swimmers including defending state champion Kathleen Golding, Molly Golding, Mallory Schleicher and Robert Wilson of Cooper City and Paige Lane and Gaby Banks of Cypress Bay, begins 8:30 a.m. and diving at noon. Cypress Bay is defending champion. Other teams are Everglades, Flanagan, McArthur, West Broward and Western.

The top two finishers in each event from each district meet as well as the next overall best times at-large for a field of 24 from the remaining best times among top 16 finishers in the district meets will move on to regions.

For relays, the district champion advances plus the next overall best times at-large for a field of 16 from the remaining best times among eight finishers.

In diving, the top two in each district plus 18 at-large spots from the divers who placed in the top 16 in district meets. All divers must meet the minimum qualifying score of 280 points in the district meet.

The 1A and 2A teams, including NSU University School and American Heritage Plantation, both featuring SOFLO swimmers, will start qualifying at next week’s district meets throughout South Florida while the 3A-4A district qualifies advance to the region meets.

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

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BROWARD SWIMMING & DIVING HONOR ROLL: WEEK FIVE, OCTOBER 8, 2018


GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:49.47, 2. Cooper City 1:50.82, 3. Cypress Bay 1:53.70, 4. Somerset 1:54.06, 5. South Broward 1:54.09, 6. Coral Springs Charter 1:54.42, 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:54.57, 8. American Heritage Plantation 1:56.40, 9. Deerfield Beach 1:57.90, 10. Calvary Christian 1:57.94; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:46.38.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:50.39, 2. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.00, 3. Andrea Santander, PC 1:54.58, 4. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:54.97, 5. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:55.29, 6. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:55.48, 7. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUUS 1:55.72, 8. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:58.10, 9. Ellie Koch, CB 1:58.21, 10. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:58.28, 11. Kasey Jordan, STA 1:59.17, 12. Riley Botting, PC 2:00.04, 13. Isabella Taylor, AH 2:00.10, 14. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:00.29; 2017 TOP TIME: Andrea Santander, Pine Crest 1:47.02.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:03.35, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:05.67, 3. Amanda Kopas, NSUUS 2:09.99, 4. Molly Golding, CC 2:11.08, 5. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:12.19, 6. Riley Botting, PC 2:12.37, 7. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:12.74, 8. Isabella Taylor, AH 2:13.06, 9. Daniela Kim, CB 2:14.64, 10. Lara Jones, PC 2:15.40, 11. Amber Candido, CSC 2:15.48, 12. Rachel Contich, CALV 2:15.86, 13. Samantha Trodick, NOV 2:16.16, 14. Hanna Smith, PC 2:16.53; 2017 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 1:59.72.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 23.97, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 24.05, 3. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.24, 4. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.36, 5. Rachel Botting, PC 24.56, 6. Matea Smith, TAR 24.99, 7. Hanna Smith, PC 25.01, 8. Kasey Jordan, STA 25.26, 9. Olivia Mason, AH 25.41, 10. Riley McCormick, CSC 25.49, 11. Olivia Flack, NSUUS 25.52, 12. Emily Lopez-Diaz, CB 25.59 and Summer Schulte, PB 25.59, 14. JoJo Richter, WA 25.60, 15. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.81, 16. Simone Vale, PC 25.82, 17. Esther Lin, PC 25.84, 18. Emily Rosa, DOUG 25.90, 19. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 25.97, 20. Sofia Sarros, NSUUS 25.99, 21. Daniela Munoz, PC 26.02, 22. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 26.08, 23. Marianna Serrao, CB 26.08 and Kate Kaplan, CC 26.08, 25. Ellie Koch, CB 26.12, 26. Jennifer Langone, NSUUS 26.14, 27. Emily Chen, DB 26.15; 2017 TOP TIME: Cathy Cooper, American Heritage Plantation 23.53.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUUS 473.85, 2. Christina Hilton, PB 236.90, 3. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 224.05, 4. Sarah Souza, CALV 383.65, 5. Sophia Souza, CALV 383.65, 6. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 339.45, 7. Emma Murray, STA 322.25, 8. Ava Andersen, PC 297.25, 9. Ashley Shechtman, NSUUS 288.25, 10. Chiara Motta, STA 245.15, 11. Hannah Hardy, CALV 244.20, 12. Tiffany Escobar, CALV 239.25, 13. Ishani Singh, PC 232.50, 14. Sarah Ghadiali, PC 225.95, 15. Kerrigan McGreevy, STA 216.75, 16. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 211.40; 2017 TOP POINTS: Maia Goldstein, NSU University School 529.85.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUUS 57.43, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 57.57, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 58.08, 4. Esther Lin, PC 59.34, 5. Giulianna Garcia, MON 59.36, 6. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.50, 7. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:00.86, 8. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:00.95, 9. Molly Golding, CC 1:01.17, 10. Hanna Smith, PC 1:01.39, 11. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 1:01.53, 12. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:01.71, 13. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:01.81, 14. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:01.83, 15. Maya Coffey, WB 1:01.94 and Victoria Bruno, SB 1:01.94, 16. Molly See, PC 1:02.15, 17. Simone Vale, PC 1:02.48, 18. Victoria Bruno, CC 1:02.89; 2017 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 53.39.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 51.19, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.21, 3. Paige Lane, CB 52.53, 4. Isabella Chambers, STA 52.71, 5. Delaney Biro, CSC 53.17 and Gaby Banks, CB 53.17, 7. Kathleen Golding, CC 53.41, 8. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 54.03, 9. Hanna Smith, PC 54.26, 10. Rachel Botting, PC 54.46, 11. Rachel Contich, CALV 54.59, 12. Kasey Jordan, STA 55.31, 13. Matea Smith, TAR 55.39, 14. Olivia Mason, AH 55.76, 15. Hannah Virgin, PC 55.78, 16. Isabella Taylor, AH 55.89, 17. Lalainie Bannister, STA 56.01, 18. Riley Botting, PC 56.17, 19. Marianna Serrao, CB 56.27, 20. Sofia Sarros, NSUUS 56.34, 21. Olivia Johnson, FTL 56.41, 22. Robyn Patton, CALV 56.63, 23. Thais Carrion, NSUUS 56.73; 2017 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 49.79.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUUS 5:07.59, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:09.56, 3. Rachel Contich, CALV 5:12.75, 4. Riley Botting, PC 5:12.96, 5. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 5:14.72, 6. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 5:19.23, 7. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:19.30, 8. Lara Jones, PC 5:20.99, 9. Giulianna Garcia, MON 5:21.19, 10. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:21.91, 11. Summer Schulte, PB 5:22.68, 12. Michelle Marinheiro, WB 5:23.05, 13. Amber Candido, CSC 5:23.06, 14. Sara Quintero, SAGE 5:23.55, 15. Paige Lane, CB 5:23.69, 16. Delaney Biro, CSC 5:24.03, 17. Faith Fowler, CSC 5:24.22, 18. Adrianna Barone, SFH 5:25.76, 19. Isabella Taylor, AHP 5:25.80, 20. Julie Mason, AH 5:25.91, 21. JoJo Richter, 5:28.48, 22. Megan Smith, STA 5:29.03, 23. Lydia Lanahan, SFH 5:29.13, 24. Victoria Torres, PPC 5:29.15, 25. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:29.30; 2017 TOP TIME: Rachel Contich, Calvary Christian 5:00.83.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:38.07, 2. NSU University School 1:41.38, 3. Cypress Bay 1:41.95, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.20, 5. Calvary Christian 1:44.59, 6. American Heritage Plantation 1:45.73, 7. Cooper City 1:46.27, 8. Deerfield Beach 1:48.19, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter, 1:50.46, 10. Douglas 1:50.66; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:34.70.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:00.22, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:00.93, 3. Emily Chen, DB 1:01.32, 4. JoJo Richter, WA 1:01.59, 5. Simone Vale, PC 1:01.72, 6. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:01.76, 7. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:01.80, 8. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:01.96, 9. Olivia Flack, NSUUS 1:02.46, 10. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:03.06, 11. Riley Botting, PC 1:03.23, 12. Faith Fowler, CSC 1:03.69, 13. LeeAnn Ranalli, CC 1:04.09, 14. Andrea Toledano, CB 1:04.20, 15. Victoria Abad, SP 1:04.32, 16. Esther Lin, PC 1:04.58, 17. Julier Mason, AHP 1:04.71, 18. Giuliana Galetto, NSUUS 1:05.00, 19. Sarah Souza, CALV 1:05.12, 20. Emily Lopez-Diaz, CB 1:05.26; 2017 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 55.10.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.35, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.66, 3. Riley Botting, PC 1:07.81, 4. Daniela Kim, CB 1:07.88, 5. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:08.55, 6. Emme Ham, AH 1:08.95, 7. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:09.24, 8. Isabella Taylor, AH 1:09.55, 9. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:09.64, 10. Esther Lin, PC 1:09.91, 11. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:09.94, 12. Thea Mckenna, AH 1:10.09, 13. Patricia Perdomo, CB 1:10.13, 14. Samantha Trodick, NOV 1:10.25, 15. Emily Rosa, DOUG 1:10.38, 16. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:10.70, 17. Abigail Bush, STA 1:10.82, 18. Lara Jones, PC 1:11.06, 19. Rayanna Young, DOUG 1:11.12, 20. Sally Golding, CC 1:11.15; 2017 TOP TIME: Hannah Virgin, Pine Crest 1:03.89.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:34.71, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:37.60, 3. NSU University School 3:38.01, 4. Cypress Bay 3:38.30, 5. Cooper City 3:38.49, 6. American Heritage Plantation 3:45.18, 7. Coral Springs Charter 3:47.33, 8. South Florida Heat 3:54.02, 9. West Broward 4:00.89; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:27.85.

WEEK FIVE GIRLS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. Cooper City, 5. NSU University School, Coral Springs Charter.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:39.31, 2. Cypress Bay 1:41.03, 3. Fort Lauderdale 1:42.27, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.29, 5. South Broward 1:43.53, 6. Cooper City 1:43.71, 7. Coral Glades 1:44.84, 8. Pompano Beach 1:45.12, 9. American Heritage Plantation 1:46.59, 10. Douglas 1:46.93, 11. Wesdtern 1:46.97, 12. NSU University School 1:47.23; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:33.15.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:41.81, 2. Mattheus Santos, PB 1:42.82, 3. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:42.94, 4. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:43.43, 5. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:45.17, 6. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:45.95, 7. Jose Diaz, WHS 1:46.20, 8. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:46.27, 9. Kenaz Sweeting, FTL 1:46.45, 10. Daniel Escobar, AH 1:47.13, 11. Andres McKeon, CS 1:47.27, 12. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:47.47, 13. Max Miller, CB 1:47.87, 14. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:48.43, 15. Matthew Gocke, FTL 1:48.87, 16. Lance Lesage, STA 1:49.04, 17. Jason Bonasera, CGL 1:49.86, 18. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 1:50.76, 19. Pedro Pavao, NSUUS 1:50.83; 2017 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, NSU University School 1:39.37.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:54.72, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:57.76, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:59.48, 4. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:00.17, 5. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 2:00.59, 6. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.12, 7. Jimmy Hart, PC 2:02.07, 8. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:02.50, 9. Miguel Angel Caballero, NSUUS 2:02.61, 10. Patrick Doyle, CGL 2:02.66, 11. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:02.82, 12. Greg Trimble, TAR 2:03.55, 13. Joseph Lee, AH 2:03.75, 14. Tom Liraz, CB 2:03.96, 15. John Paul Handal, CC 2:05.28, 16. Jimmy Hart, PC 2:05.36; 2017 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, NSU University School 1:49.02.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 22.00, 2. Eduardo Lopez, WHS 22.25, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 22.40, 4. Alex Marrero, SB 22.47, 5. Noah Sipowski, WA 22.78, 6. Lance Lesage, STA 22.97, 7. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 23.01, 8. Eduardo Lopez, WESD 23.15, 9. Diego Machado, CB 23.24 and Mark Zhang, CC 23.24, 10. Santiago Homes, CB 23.27 and Luis Bucaro, CB 23.27, 11. Alexio Musleh, CGL 23.29, 12. Tomas Pelaez, CB 23.30, 13. Sebastian Santiago, SB 23.31, 14. David Perez, NSUUS 23.43 and Juan Rosas, CB 23.43, 16. Emilio Barrantes, DB 23.44, 17. Shane Schulte, PB 23.63, 18. Alejandro Quinones, PB 23.66, 19. Alex Meyer, CGL 23.73, 20. Darien Hategan, CB 23.78, 21. Patrick Franzino, DOUG 23.81, 22. Max Fermayer, CB 23.85, 23. Cameron Brown, NSUUS 23.96, 24. David Garzon, STA 23.97, 25. Daniyil Kovalov, SB 24.11, 26. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUUS 24.13 and Andy Brandea, DB 24.13, 28. Ian Martinez, DB 24.22, 29. Aaron Blanco, CC 24.23, 30. Christian Barthelemy, HICHR 24.41, 31. Tomas Pelaez, CB 24.44, 32. Luc Ferrera, PC 24.54; 2017 TOP TIME: Nico Ferrara, Pine Crest 20.91.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Blake Shaw, NE 258.30, 2. Tyler Flowers, CC 249.95, 3. Allen Levitis, PC 351.20, 4. Denny Gulia-Janovski, PC 288.53, 5. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 253.75, 6. Connor Diedrick, DOUG 249.90, 7. Rocco Casale, CALV 242.85, 8. Pedro Santos Do Amaral, SB 207.90, 9. Dillon Kadish, NOV 202.85; 2017 TOP POINTS: Kevin Mendez, Pine Crest 537.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 50.72, 2. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 51.10, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 51.45, 4. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.75, 5. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.58, 6. Rafael Santos, PB 53.02, 7. Jacob Silberman, PC 53.16, 8. Matthew Petreski, PC 54.45, 9. Felipe Bravo, STA 54.93, 10. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 55.20, 11. Antony Novak, PC 55.44, 12. Jose Diaz, WES 55.83, 13. Angelo Martinez, CM 55.86, 14. Yesh Mandava, CB 55.93, 15. Max Miller, CB 55.96, 15. Tom Liraz, CB 56.05, 16. Joseph Lee, AHP 56.09, 17. Grant Aran, CGL 56.11, 18. Cristian Tortola, CM 56.25, 19. Cody Chin, DOUG 56.64, 20. Emilio Barrantes, DB 57.13, 21. Marcos Vazquez, CC 57.34; 2017 TOP TIME: Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, St. Thomas Aquinas 49.71.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 46.74, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 47.66, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 48.73, 4. Robert Wilson, CC 49.04, 5. Lance Lesage, STA 49.21, 6. Joshua Hanks, PC 49.41, 7. David Blanco, CGL 49.45, 8. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 49.74, 9. Jimmy Hart, PC 49.79, 10. Matthew Gocke, FTL 49.88, 11. Mark Zhang, CC 50.16, 12. Georgy Goncharov, FTL 50.32, 13. Patrick Franzino, DOUG 50.95, 14. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 50.98, 15. Emilio Barrantes, DB 51.01, 16. Juan Rosas, CB 51.21, 17. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 51.39, 18. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 51.51, 19. Guillermo Barrios, DOUG 51.66, 20. Jacob Silberman, PC 51.67, 21. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 51.82, 22. Tomas Pelaez, CB 51.89, 23. Troy Spratley, CC 52.18, 24. Marcelo Carrion, NSUUS 52.19, 25. Shane Schulte, PB 52.34, 26. Alex Meyer, CGL 52.47, 27. Victor Faynberg, STA 52.66, 28. Cristian Tortola, CM 52.74, 29. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUUS 52.78; 2017 TOP TIME: Nico Ferrara, Pine Crest 45.60.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Escobar, AHP 4:38.96, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:40.65, 3. Mattheus Santos, PB 4:42.76, 4. Maxwell Miller, CB 4:43.19, 5. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:48.21, 6. Cristian Tortola, CM 4:48.88, 7. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:48.90, 8. Andres McKeon, CS 4:53.41, 9. Kenaz Sweeting, FTL 4:53.62, 10. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:55.60, 11. Greg Trimble, TAR 4:57.10, 12. Jason Bonasera, CGL 4:58.79, 13. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 4:59.65, 14. Sam Nimroozi, CC 5:00.12, 15. Nicolas Rossi, AH 5:00.36, 16. Antony Novak, PC 5:00.74, 17. Max Fermayer, CB 5:00.87; 2017 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, NSU University School 4:28.38.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:27.94, 2. Cypress Bay 1:30.67, 3. Deerfield Beach 1:31.68, 4. Pompano Beach 1:33.32, 5. Fort Lauderdale 1:34.55, 6. Douglas 1:34.83, 7. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:35.50, 8. NSU University School 1:36.27, 9. American Heritage Plantation 1:36.39, 10. South Broward 1:36.78, 11. Cooper City 1:36.81, 12. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.05, 13. Coral Glades 1:38.47; 2017 TOP TIME: Pompano Beach 1:27.80.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 51.78, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 53.60, 3. Lance Lesage, STA 53.74, 4. Alex Marrero, SB 54.04, 5. Jose Diaz, WHS 54.06, 6. Eduardo Lopez, WES 54.54, 7. Jack D’Avi, CB 55.12, 8. Patrick Doyle, CGL 55.36, 9. Yesh Mandava, CB 56.03, 10. Alexandro Marquez, PB 56.68, 11. Antony Novak, PC 56.97, 12. Jack Faulkner, STA 57.75, 13. Mikey Cline, CC 57.87, 14. Sebastian Lares, AH 58.61, 15. Grant Aran, CGL 58.75, 16. Sam Nimroozi, CC 58.87; 2017 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, NSU University School 50.18.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:00.22, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:00.24, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:00.27, 4. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.86, 5. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:01.08, 6. Javier Roman, CC 1:01.19, 7. Carter Carlson, DB 1:01.85, 8. Ethan Di Egidio, NBP 1:01.93, 9. Miguel Angel Caballero, NSUUS 1:02.57, 10. Cameron Brown, NSUUS 1:03.16, 11. Samuel Manrique, CB 1:03.49, 12. Kenan Kocoglu, DOUG 1:03.69, 13. Marcelo Carrion, NSUUS 1:04.09, 14. Juan Zapata, STA 1:04.12, 15. Sam McCormick, CSC 1:04.14, 16. Santiago Homes, CB 1:04.34, 17. David Blanco, CGL 1:04.45, 18. Tom Liraz, CB 1:04.64, 19. Noah Sipowski, WA 1:05.06; 2017 TOP TIME: Jacob Silberman, Pine Crest 58.16.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:13.95, 2. Pine Crest 3:16.09, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:17.56, 4. Cooper City 3:21.86, 5. Coral Glades 3:22.40, 6. Pompano Beach 3:24.67, 7. American Heritage Plantation 3:25.61, 8. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:26.74, 9. NSU University School 3:28.24, 10. Deerfield Beach 3:30.18, 11. South Broward 3:31.97, 12. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:32.22; 2017 TOP TIME: Cypress Bay 3:11.47.

WEEK FIVE BOYS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. Cooper City, 4. NSU University School, Coral Glades, 5. Fort Lauderdale.

The above times reflect results and times turned in from coaches.–Sharon Robb, South Florida Aquatic Club

Ibrahim, Golding, Rodriguez Lead SOFLO In 13-and-Over IMX (Xtreme) Challenge Final Day


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 7, 2018—Philopatier Ibrahim, Kathleen Golding and Rafael Rodriguez came up big Sunday in the second and final session of the IMX Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Ibrahim, 15, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:48.70,dropping 2.93, and was second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 1:56.57, dropping 1.84. He finished with one first, three seconds, one third, one fourth and one 12th. He totaled 107 points.

Golding, 17, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.99 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.55 and was second in the 200-yard butterfly. She had five firsts and two seconds and finished with 134 points.

Rodriguez, 16, won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:55.41 and 200-yard individual medleyin 1:57.56. He finished with five firsts, one fourth place and 115 points.

The second and final session featured swimmers 13-and-over. SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers got the opportunity to see how they stacked up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from IMR (Ready) competition which SOFLO also hosted. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

SUNDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Mary Smutny, Unattached 2:05.40, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:07.92, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:13.31; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:13.59, 5. Sara Quintero 2:14.47, 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:14.71, 10. Gaby Banks 2:19.08, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:05.99, 2. Mary Smutny, Unattached 2:12.84, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:13.90, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Molly Golding 2:15.53, 9. Paige Lane 2:17.51.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 5:09.55, 2. Mary Smutny, Unattached 5:09.74, 3. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 5:12.63; SOFLO: 6. Paige Lane 5:17.20, 12. Molly Golding 5:27.10.

BOYS

200-yard butterfly:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:55.41, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 1:56.57, time drop, 3. Anthony Martinez, HSC 1:58.78; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 2:04.90, 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.76, 9. Javier Roman 2:06.18, time drop, 10. Robert Wilson 2:06.28, 11. Enrique Rodriguez 2:07.37, 12. Juan Colmenares 2:07.44.

200-yard individual medley:
13-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.56, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 2:02.07, 3. Anthony Martinez, HSC 2:02.63; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 2:04.03, time drop, 9. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.52, 10. Juan Colmenares 2:05.78, 12. Juan Mora 2:07.07, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
13-and-over, 1. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:48.70, time drop, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:53.14, 3. Dominic Bono, Unattached 4:57.77; SOFLO: 5. tie, Lance Lesage 4:59.37 and Robert Wilson 4:59.37, 8. Leonardo Mateus 5:02.25, 9. Nicolas Munoz 5:05.10, time drop, 10. John Paul Handal 5:05.26, time drop.

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

Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Juan Vallmitjana Lead SOFLO In IMR (Ready) Challenge On Final Day


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 7, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club won three boys events on Sunday in the second and final session of the IMR (Ready) Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Diego Nazario-Vazquez was a double winner and Juan Vallmitjana won an event to lead the boys’ team.

Nazario-Vazquez, 12, won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:03.38 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.32, also a best time. He finished with two first places, one second and one sixth place. He was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:21.35 with a time drop of 13.79. He totaled 70 points.

Vallmitjana, 9, won the 50-yard breaststroke in a best time of 43.60. He also had three third places, one fourth and one eighth place and finished with 94 points.

Connor Jimenez, Leo Shee and Javier Colmenares all took second places in their events.

Luna Delgado, 12, was SOFLO girls top finisher with a second place in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.39. She finished with 31 points.

The session featured 10-and-under and 12-and-under swimmers only. The up-and-coming swimmers competed in the IMR (Ready) Challenge in timed finals.

SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers got the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

The IMR 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 IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

SUNDAY SESSION I RESULTS
GIRLS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, Hialeah 36.35, 2. Maria Perez, MWA 36.48, 3. Sabrina Schnoeller, SFTL 37.39; SOFLO: 5. Isabella Perry 39.55, time drop, 10. Sophia Bedoya 41.61, time drop, 12. Jemma Baldwin 42.10, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YSF 1:04.39, 2. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:06.48, 3. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:10.15; SOFLO: 4. Natalia Sibug 1:10.26, 5. Mariann Catalasan 1:10.29, 6. Leah Pando 1:10.69, 7. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:10.97, time drop, 10. Anastasia Lutz 1:11.52, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 37.11, 2. Isabel Viera, Unattached 40.72, 3. Elise Dinehart, Unattached 41.29; SOFLO: 8. Isabella Perry 44.50, time drop, 9. Shelby Evans 45.84, time drop.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 1:12.70, 2. Bianca Nieto, FFSC 1:15.11, 3. Jade Renaud, SF 1:16.07; SOFLO: 4. Natalia Sibug 1:16.79, 8. Leah Pando 1:21.06, time drop, 11. Mariann Catalasan 1:21.76.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 33.25, 2. Sabrina Schnoeller, SFTL 36.72, 3. Victoria Corrales, FFSC 36.73; SOFLO: 10. Isabella Perry 41.54.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YSF 1:06.15, 2. Luna Delgado, SOFLO 1:06.39, 3. Maya Sorunmu, SF 1:06.69.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 31.49, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 34.40, time drop, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 38.41, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Matthew Jimenez 39.04, time drop, 6. Mason Jimenez 39.56, 11. Ryan Harries 43.14, 12. Brandon Lozano 44.52.

100-yard backstroke:
12-and-under, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:03.38, time drop, 2. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:05.75, 3. Marcus Szabo, PB 1:06.16; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:07.56, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 43.60, time drop, 2. Leo Shee, SOFLO 43.93, time drop, 3. Ryan Harries, SOFLO 44.04, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Matthew Jimenez 48.28, time drop, 8. Brandon Lozano 49.91, time drop, 10. Martin Petkov 50.92, time drop, 11. Emiliano Cavani 51.08.

100-yard breaststroke:
12-and-under, 1. Marco Cancio, CM 1:10.32, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:11.17, time drop, 3. Samuel Jouault, CM 1:12.84; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 1:14.53, 5. Lucas Porven 1:18.91, 6. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 1:21.35, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 29.45, 2. Sebastian Guio, YSF 35.31, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 37.82; SOFLO: 6. Leo Shee 40.75.

100-yard butterfly:
12-and-under, 1. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 1:01.32, 2. Marco Cancio, CM 1:02.11, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:04.05, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Alessandro Pereira 1:04.81, 6. Lucas Porven 1:05.58.

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

Alessandro Pereira, Javier Colmenares Lead SOFLO In IMR (Ready) Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 6, 2018—Alessandro Pereira and Javier Colmenares were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club Saturday in the first session of the IMR (Ready) Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Pereira, 12, won the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 5:26.06. SOFLO boys swept the top three spots in the 11-12 500-yard freestyle with all best times.

Pereira, 12, was followed by SOFLO teammates Diego Nazario-Vazquez, 12, in 5:29.21 and Javier Colmenares, 12, in 5:31.49.

Pereira was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.75, also a best time.

Colmenares won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:17.79.

Fiorella Di Salvo was SOFLO’s girls top finisher placing second in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:21.12.

The first session featured 10-and-under and 12-and-under swimmers.

SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers are getting the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

Up-and-coming swimmers compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The IMR 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 IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

SATURDAY SESSION I RESULTS
GIRLS

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 1:12.44, 2. Katherine Voet, SFT 1:17.76, 3. Maria Perez, MWA 1:20.36.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Gabriella DeLuna, YSF 2:21.78, 2. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:25.54, 3. Maya Sorunmu, SF 2:26.35; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 2:29.94, time drop, 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 2:32.10, time drop, 7. Leah Pando 2:32.46, time drop, 9. Luna Delgado 2:34.41, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Ana Gedeon, Unattached 1:03.96, 2. Katherine Voet, SFT 1:07.26, 3. Amanda De La Osa, HSC 1:07.49; SOFLO: 5. Pilar Duranti 1:12.48, time drop, 11. Isabella Perry 1:15.26, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Tania Mantilla, YSF 2:14.63, 2. Fiorella Di Salvo, SOFLO 2:21.12, time drop, 3 Katherine Voet, SFT 2:23.89; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.95, 7. Giada Porven 2:29.78, 8. Pilar Duranti 2:33.24, time drop, 11. Caterina Fogli 2:40.38, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Izzy Wilson, Unattached 5:31.90, 2. Bianca Nieto, FFSC 5:37.49, 3. GabrielaDeLuna, YSF 5:37.72; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 5:44.79, time drop, 9. Natalia Sibug 5:54.81, time drop. 10. Kaitlyn Barrios 5:55.50, time drop, 11. Leah Pando 5:56.24, time drop, 12. Luna Delgado 6:00.64, time drop, 13. Mariann Catalasan 6:01.67, time drop.

BOYS
100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:09.78, 2. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 1:17.42, time drop, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 1:20.22; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 1:21.64, time drop, 8. Ryan Harries 1:32.14, 9. Matthew Jimenez 1:32.27, time drop, 11. Emiliano Cavani 1:35.18, time drop.

200-yard individual medley:
12-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:17.79, time drop, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:18.75, time drop, 3. Marco Cancio, CM 2:20.60; SOFLO: 4. Lucas Porven 2:23.62, 12. Jonathan Lozano 2:35.12.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 1:00.33, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 1:05.56, 3. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 1:10.03, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Juan Vallmitjana 1:11.44, time drop, 6. Mason Jimenez 1:12.68, time drop, 7. Alex Viazmetinov 1:16.16, 11. Matthew Jimenez 1:22.01, time drop.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 2:11.64, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, CM 2:18.74, 3. Sebastian Guio, YSF 2:21.53; SOFLO: 6. Stefano Mazzi 2:26.46, time drop, 7. Connor Jimenez, 2:31.87, 8. Juan Vallmitjana 2:34.50, 9. Joseph-Blake Natino 2:35.95, time drop, 11. Mason Jimenez 2:39.13.

500-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 5:26.06, time drop, 2. Diego Nazario-Vazquez, SOFLO 5:29.21, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:31.49, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Lucas Porven 5:37.28, 9. Jonathan Lozano 5:47.28, time drop, 12. Hashan Ekanayake 5:57.72, time drop.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on Meet Mobile or http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX. For information call 954-538-3721.

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

Kathleen Golding, Rafael Rodriguez Lead SOFLO In 13-and-Over IMX (Xtreme) Challenge


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, October 6, 2018—SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding went three-for-three and Rafael Rodriguez was a double winner Saturday in the second session of the SOFLO IMX-IMR Challenge at Academic Village Pool.

Golding, 17, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:09.57; 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.56; and 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.54.

Rodriguez, 16, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.57. Lance Lesage, 15, was second in 1:57.88 and Philopatier Ibrahim, 15, was third in a best time 2:01.31, dropping 13.67 off his previous best.

Rodriguez turned in an impressive win in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:11.52. Ibrahim was second in 4:20.31.

The second session featured swimmers 13-and-over.

SOFLO swimmers and other Florida Gold Coast swimmers are getting the opportunity to to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation’s age group swimmers.

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

Up-and-coming swimmers compete in the IMR (Ready) Challenge. All sessions are timed finals.

The IMR 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 IM Ready event at least once in an official meet, swimmers and parents can check their rankings on USA Swimming’s website.

The IMX (Xtreme) Challenge is the next step-up from the IMR competition. It includes a series of five or six events. Once swimmers complete the IMX program they can also see where their score ranks nationally, among their local LSC and own swim club.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the 10-and-under and 12-and-under events are 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly. The 13-and-over events begin at noon and include the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 500 freestyle.

SATURDAY SESSION II RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:
13-and-over, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:09.47, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 2:14.60, 3. Elena Dinehart, Unattached 2:15.29; SOFLO: 6. Sara Dinehart 2:17.07, time drop, 8. Molly Golding 2:17.87, 9. Paige Lane 2:17.97, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:25.56, 2. Olivia Dinehart, Unattached 2:27.04, 3. Michelle Fernandez, Hialeah 2:27.53; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:27.84, 5. Sally Golding 2:33.39, time drop, 7. Sara Quintero 2:36.83, time drop, 8. Mallory Schleicher 2:37.98, 10. Sabrina Osorio 2:39.69, 11. Daniela Curbelo 2:39.63, time drop.

400-yard individual medley:
1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:29.54, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:41.79, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 4:43.87; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 4:47.89, 7. Sara Quintero 4:49.22, 8. Paige Lane 4:52.14, time drop, 10. Sarah Acevedo 4:54.45, 11. Sally Golding 4:55.58.

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:56.57, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:57.88, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 2:01.31, time drop; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateu 2:04.38, 8. Juan Colmenares 2:05.43, 9. Nicolas Munoz 2:05.74, 11. Juan Mora 2:06.73, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 2:14.07, 2. Anthony Martinez, Hialeah 2:16.39, 3. Javier Roman, SOFLO 2:17.23; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 2:17.36, 6. Yannai Michael 2:23.08, 8. John Paul Handal 2:26.56, 9. Juan Colmenares 2:26.66.

400-yard individual medley:
1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:11.52, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 4:20.31, 3. Anthony Martinez, Hialeah 4:22.12; SOFLO: 4. Lance Lesage 4:26.81, time drop, 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:27.12, 7. Javier Roman 4:27.88, 11. John Paul Handal 4:31.16.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO IMX/IMR Challenge

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available on Meet Mobile or http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX. For information call 954-538-3721.

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

Jamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Short Course Meter World Record At FINA World Cup


By Sharon Robb

October 6, 2018—In a fast pool at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club came up with her second career short course meter world record on the final day of the FINA World Cup Series’ second cluster.

On Saturday, Atkinson, 29, broke her own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.56 and picked up $10,000 in world record bonus money. It was one of three world records broken in the 25-meter pool format.

“Well this happened!” Atkinson posted on Facebook. “God you never cease to amaze me. From struggling at Commonwealth to a World Record 5 months later. Thank you Budapest, the fans, pool, the city, the volunteers and competition was amazing.”

The veteran swimmer’s previous record was 28.64 set in 2016 during the World Cup circuit stop in Tokyo. It is the eighth time Atkinson has dipped under 29 seconds in the event.

Atkinson is the only swimmer in Jamaican history to break world records.

The top four finishers were all under 30 seconds. Russian Yulia Efimova was second in 29.22, American Molly Hannis was third in 29.51 and Aussie Emily Seebohm was fourth in 29.96.

China’s Wang Jianjiahe broke the world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle (3:53.97) and Brazil’s Nicholas Santos broke the 50-meter butterfly (21.75) world record.

Atkinson was the best performer in Budapest with 108 points, one point ahead of China’s Jianjahe Wang. The top three women’s overall ranking after the Budapest stop are Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, 204; Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, 162; and Russia’s Yulia Efimova, 153.

After a rollercoaster year, it was Atkinson’s third gold of the series. On Friday she won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:02.80. She also won gold in the 50-meter breaststroke During the Netherlands stop. It was her seventh short course series gold medal.

Atkinson, who turns 30 on Dec. 11, competed in her first Olympics at age 16. Her best long course times, swum in 2015, are 30.11 for the 50 breaststroke and 1:05.93 in the 100 breaststroke.

Hometown hero Katinka Hosszu left with four victories and Aussie Mitch Larkin won three gold medals. China’s Wang Jianjiahe and Russia’s Vladimir Morozov won the second cluster.

The third cluster of the Swimming World Cup will resume Nov. 2-4 in Beijing, Nov. 9-11 in Tokyo and Nov. 15-17 in Singapore.

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