Saturday, November 17, 2018

Prep Swimming

State swimming: Medals, but no team title for Plant girls

State swimming: Medals, but no team title for Plant girls

STUART — The Plant girls swim team once again performed extremely well at state Saturday. The trouble is that Florida’s Class 4A meet is a huge, unwieldy beast featuring some of the country’s fastest times.Nonetheless, Plant’s girls came in with ple...
Published: 11/10/18
Class 3A state swimming: Sunlake basks in the spotlight

Class 3A state swimming: Sunlake basks in the spotlight

STUART — The feeling was a little different for Sunlake’s girls at this year’s Class 3A state swim meet at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.Instead of jumping into the spotlight like they did last year, the spotlight followed them into Fr...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18
Swimming: Osceola’s annual district sweep continues

Swimming: Osceola’s annual district sweep continues

ST. PETERSBURG — Osceola came Friday morning to the North Shore Pool with a huge group of swimmers for the Class 3A, District 8 meet.At 3 p.m. the Warriors walked out with a bunch of big smiles and two big trophies, one for winning the girls team tit...
Updated one month ago
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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year ago