Thursday, January 18, 2018

Prep Swimming

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay girls swim teams

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay girls swim teams

Hillsborough County Swimmer of the Year: Morgan Tankersley, Sr., PlantTankersley defended her state title in the 500 free (4:44.75) and placed second in one of the country’s fastest 200 free races in 1:46.75, 2.07 seconds behind Buchholz junior Isa...
Updated one month ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Morgan Tankersley and Robert Finke

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Morgan Tankersley and Robert Finke

HomeTeam Hot Shots Morgan Tankersley, PlantThere was tons of pressure the past four months for Tankersley. In August, the senior was named the national female high school swimmer by Swimming World. Tankersley’s rise to the top was thanks to her per...
Updated: 2 months ago
State swimming: Chloe Grimme, Sunlake have banner day

State swimming: Chloe Grimme, Sunlake have banner day

STUART — Sophomore Chloe Grimme and four other underclassmen from Sunlake jumped into the spotlight of the Class 3A state swim meet Saturday night, then they grabbed several shiny medals, including several painted gold.Grimme led the way pretty much ...
Updated: 2 months ago
State swimming: Morgan Tankersley, Plant can’t quite catch Buchholz

State swimming: Morgan Tankersley, Plant can’t quite catch Buchholz

STUART — Plant went into Friday’s Class 4A state meet with arguably the most talented girls team ever assembled from Tampa Bay and one of the fastest and deepest teams in the country.The Panthers’s stable of talent began with senior Morgan Tankersley...
Updated: 2 months ago

Region swimming: Plant girls vault to the top

ST. PETERSBURG — Throughout Morgan Tankersley’s high school career, Plant’s swim team has made steady progress at the Class 4A, Region 2 girls meet, considered one of the strongest — and fastest — in the state. The Panthers went from sixth place thre...
Updated: 2 months ago
State swimming: Berkeley Prep best among locals in team standings

State swimming: Berkeley Prep best among locals in team standings

STUART — Berkeley Prep has again asserted itself as a state powerhouse in swimming, finishing Saturday’s Class A meet — considered the toughest of the four classifications — in fine fashion.The boys followed last year’s sparkling second-place team fi...
Updated: 2 months ago
State swimming: Jesuit breaks Hillsborough County’s team title drought

State swimming: Jesuit breaks Hillsborough County’s team title drought

STUART — Finally, after 71 years, it’s time to stand up and cheer for a historic breakthrough. For the first time since 1946 and for only the second time in 97 years, a Hillsborough County swim team has won a state title.At Friday’s Class 2A meet, Je...
Updated: 3 months ago
Plant swimmer Morgan Tankersley’s extraordinary success doesn’t water down her drive

Plant swimmer Morgan Tankersley’s extraordinary success doesn’t water down her drive

TAMPAShe steps behind the starting blocks and swirls her arms like windmills. Teammates cheer her name — "Mor-gan Tankers-ley! Mor-gan Tankers-ley!" — from around the pool. She smiles and waves and gives a high-five to a teammate. She is the same as ...
Updated: 2 months ago
No germs allowed on Lakewood swimmer Ethan Long’s state quest

No germs allowed on Lakewood swimmer Ethan Long’s state quest

ST. PETERSBURG — Rather than come home to a house full of sniffling, sneezing siblings, Ethan Long decided to stay with his grandmother this week. "I can’t afford to be sick," said Long, a Lakewood High senior. Not now. Not again. At last year’s Clas...
Updated: 3 months ago
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Bella Kirkpatrick and Sam Sands

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Bella Kirkpatrick and Sam Sands

HomeTeam Hot Shots Bella Kirkpatrick, Holy NamesTime is what mattered most to Kirkpatrick at last week’s Class 2A, Region 3 meet. The Academy of the Holy Names senior wanted to surpass — and swim close to — her best times in the 100-yard butterfly a...
Updated: 3 months ago