SOFLO’s Wilson, Pelaez Compete On Day One Of USA Swimming Southern Zone Championships


By Sharon Robb
TUPELO, Miss., July 27, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club’s Izzy Wilson and Nicholas Pelaez, representing Florida Gold Coast, saw opening day action in the USA Swimming Southern Zone Championships.

Wilson, 14, was the Florida Gold Coast’s top finisher and only scorer placing fifth in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:27.50 and picked up four points. Wilson has the 200 and 400 freestyles, 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly left to swim.

Pelaez, 14, was 17th in the 1500-meter freestyle in 18:40.43. He is also entered in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyles, 400 IM and 200 butterfly.

SOFLO is also represented by Gabriella DeLuna, 14, who is entered in the 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke, 400 IM, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Florida Gold Coast, coached by Jennifer Gibson of Swim Fort Lauderdale and Rodrigo Mendes of Midtown Weston, is tied for 12th among a field of 12 teams with four points. Florida Swimming leads with 110 followed by North Carolina Swimming 107.

FGC’s 11-12 girls team: Alera Hurwitz, St. Andrew’s; Natalie Dufflocq, North Palm Beach; Maria Perez, Midtown Weston; and Emma Han, Wahoos of Wellington. There is no boys’ 11-12 team.

FGC’s 13-14 girls’ team: Izzy Wilson, SOFLO; Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO; Reese Andres, St. Andrew’s; Samantha Schoenborn, St. Andrew’s; Sidney Anton, Pine Crest; Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver Swim Club; Abbie Sargent, Florida Keys Swim Club; and Sara Miller, St. Andrew’s.

FGC’s 13-14 boys’ team: Nicholas Pelaez, SOFLO; Dylan Ferguson, Metro Aquatics; Nahuel Balade, Ransom Everglades; Lucas Franchak, Hurricanes; and Andy Serrano-Pena of Ransom Everglades.

The five-day meet continues Wednesday with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 110, 2. North Carolina 107, 3. Team Georgia 54, 4. South Carolina 50, 5. South Texas 49, 6. Southeastern 26, 7. North Texas 15, 8. Kentucky 9, 9. Louisiana 7, 10. Border Swimming 6, 11. Mississippi 5, 12. tie, Florida Gold Coast, West Virginia 4.


BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 39, 2. North Carolina 26, 3. Team Georgia 21.


GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Florida Swimming 35, 2. North Carolina 31, 3. South Carolina 18, 6. Florida Gold Coast 4.


GIRLS
400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Juliana Kodera, FL 4:40.36; FGC: 16. Natalie Dufflocq 5:03.47, time drop 0.32.
800-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Lilly Gault Abdella, SC 9:16.67; FGC: 5. Izzy Wilson 9:27.50.
15-18, 1. Brynn Stoneburg, FL 9:13.18.
200-meter medley relay:
11-12, 1. North Carolina 1:58.96, 2. Florida Swimming 2:00.77, 3. Southeastern Swimming 2:04.57.
13-14, 1. North Carolina 1:54.52, 2. Southeastern 1:55.37, 3. Florida Swimming 1:55.72, 9. Florida Gold Coast 2:01.72 (Dylan Ferguson, Reese Andres, Sidney Anton, Andy Serrano-Pena).
15-18, 1. South Carolina 1:54.74, 2. North Carolina 1:56.21, 3. Team Georgia 1:56.54.

BOYS
400-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. Owen Elk, FL 4:15.90.
1500-meter freestyle:
13-14, 1. Evan Prabhu, NCS 16:45.79; FGC: 12. Nahuel Balade 17:45.60, 17. Nicholas Pelaez 18:40.43.
15-18, 1. Collin Davis, NCS 16:39.53.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Lincoln Swims Career-Best On Day One Of Southern Zone Championships

SOFLO’s Lincoln Swims Career-Best On Day One Of Southern Zone Championships


July 26, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Emma Lincoln started off on a good note Tuesday at the USA Swimming Southern Zone Age Group Championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer swam a career-best in the girls’ 15-18 800-meter freestyle in 9 minutes, 34.70 seconds. Her previous best was 9:42.38.

It was only the second time Lincoln swam the 800-meter freestyle race.

Lincoln, 15, making her third appearance at the zone meet for the Florida Gold Coast all-star team, including back-to-back appearances, was pleasantly surprised at her swim which sets her up nicely for the remainder of her events including the 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday.

“I trained distance twice a week and in the past I have done 1,000 so I decided to do long course,” Lincoln said.

Lincoln finished 16th among a field of 23 elite swimmers. FGC teammate Amanda Ford, 17, was 15th in 9:33.86, off her best time of 9:23.80.

“It humbles you to be around fast people and helps you keep up your swimming,” said Lincoln, who is competing in everything from the 800 to the 50-meter freestyle.

“It’s fun to do different events,” Lincoln said. “In the beginning I felt really good and then I was getting tired obviously later. It’s fun hearing everyone cheering for you. That kept me going. I have gotten used to the nerves and I don’t get nervous for races but today I was nervous because I don’t normally swim the 800 and I didn’t know what to expect. It was a nice change.”

The swim sets Lincoln up nicely for the remainder of the week.

“I am really excited now,” Lincoln said. “I already did a best time and I felt confident. This is the meet I tapered for. At Senior Champs, I only swam the 50 free.

“I really want to go best times at this meet. I also want to have fun. It’s been really fun so far and getting a best time is a nice bonus.”

The weeklong meet continues on Wednesday with a full schedule of timed events. Florida Swimming leads both the girls and boys team standings after Day One.

TUESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Florida 94, 2. North Carolina 50, 3. Kentucky 42, 4. Georgia 38, 5. Southeastern 35, 6. South Texas 16, 7. Gulf 12, 8. North Texas, Louisiana 7, 10. South Carolina 6, 11. Florida Gold Coast 3.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

800-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Kendall Dawson, Florida Swimming, 9:01.15; 15-18, 1. Autumn Finke, Florida Swimming 8:59.13; SOFLO: 16. Emma Lincoln 9:34.70, best time; FGC: 15. Amanda Ford 9:33.86

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.Florida 165, 2. North Carolina 110, 3. Georgia 94, 4. Kentucky 71, 5. South Carolina 49, 6. South Texas 42, 7. Southeastern 37, 8. Florida Gold Coast 20, 9. Gulf 15, 10. Louisiana 10, 11. North Texas 7.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1500-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Cody Bekemeyer, Georgia 16:35.53; FGC: 12. William Pisani 17:28.71, 14. Nicolas Medina 17:30.37, 18. Fernando Bohorquez 17:56.46; 15-16, 1. Kevin Litherland, Georgia 16:19.04; FGC: 9. Derek Chait 16:48.16.

SOFLO SWIMMERS EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

Girls’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 2:21.41, Catharine Cooper, 11, 2:23.24.

Boys’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 2:04.14, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 2:13.89, Juan Lucas, 12, 2:16.83, Cristian Rossi, 12, 2:18.30.

Girls’ 15-18 200-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 2:11.71.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter breaststroke, Allison Kopas, 12, 37.48.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter breaststroke, Tristan Celestin, 12, 33.55, Cristian Rossi, 12, 37.66.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter butterfly, Allison Kopas, 12, 1:08.64, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:17.00 

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter butterfly, Julien Pinon, 12, 1:04.74.

Girls’ 15-18, 100-meter butterfly, Emma Lincoln, 15, 1:07.83.

THURSDAY

Boys’ 15-18 200-meter backstroke, Brandon Goldman, 16, 2:12.48.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter backstroke, Allison Kopas, 12, 35.01, Catharine Cooper, 11, 36.98.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter backstroke, Juan Lucas, 12, 32.54.

Girls’ 15-18 100-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 1:00.14.

Girls’ 11-12 400-meter freestyle, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 4:49.31.

Boys’ 11-12 400-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 4:28.63, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 4:36.94, Juan Lucas, 12, 4:46.01.

Boys’ 15-18 400-meter individual medley, Brandon Goldman, 16, 4:46.20.

FRIDAY

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter backstroke, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:15.74.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter backstroke, Juan Lucas, 12, 1:11.10, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 1:12.45.

Boys’ 15-18 100-meter backstroke, Brandon Goldman, 16, 1:02.07.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter breaststroke: Allison Kopas, 12, 1:19.01, 31. Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:24.78.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, Tristan Celestin, 12, 1:13.70, Cristian Rossi 1:26.47.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle, Catharine Cooper, 11, 1:03.81.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 57.28, Cristian Rossi,  12, 1:01.46, Alfredo Mesa, 12, 1:02.02, Juan Lucas, 12, 1:03.17, Tristan Celestin, 12, 1:04.11.

SATURDAY

Girls’ 11-12 200-meter individual medley, Allison Kopas, 12, 2:35.36, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 2:38.54.

Boys’ 11-12 200-meter individual medley, Juan Lucas, 12, 2:36.63, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 2:40.12.

Girls’ 15-18 200-meter individual medley, Emma Lincoln, 15, 2:37.00.

Boys’ 15-18 200-meter individual medley, Brandon Goldman, 16, 2:17.95.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter freestyle, Catharine Cooper, 11, 29.29.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 26.52, Cristian Rossi, 12, 27.14, Tristan Celestin, 12, 27.70, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 12, 29.33.

Girls’ 15-18 50-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 28.56.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter butterfly, Allison Kopas, 12, 32.09, Catharine Cooper, 11, 34.23.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter butterfly, Julien Pinon, 12, 29.36, Cristian Rossi, 12, 32.44, Tristan Celestin, 12, 32.69.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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