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3A-4 swimming: Newsome flaunts depth in team sweeps

TAMPA — Behind strong individual performances and key relay wins, Newsome's boys and girls teams swept the Class 3A, District 4 meet Friday.

Newsome's boys tallied 457 points to outpace Bloomingdale (341) and Wharton (278). Plant City and Lakeland George Jenkins rounded out the top five.

On the girls side, Newsome (488 points) had 141 points more than second-place Wharton, which swam well in the relay events. Bloomingdale, Gaither and Lakeland George Jenkins completed the top five among girls squads.

Although Wharton's girls had more individual wins, Newsome's depth proved invaluable as the Wolves posted four second-place finishes and three thirds.

Newsome's Kati Kyle took the 200 yard IM and 100 backstroke events and the 400 freestyle relay team (Meghan Sinning, Amy Taylor, Kati Kyle and Kylie Piche) won their event.

Wharton got wins in the 200 yard medley relay, 200 freestyle (Blair Kuethe) and 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle (Sarah Menendez in both events).

Meanwhile, it was a similar situation on the boys side where the Wolves' swimmers scored enough to hold off Bloomingdale, which had no first-place finishes, and Wharton, which had seven.

Jacob Bukaweski took the 500 freestyle event for Newsome while teammate Tim Foster won the 100 backstroke. The duo also led the first-place 200 medley relay team, which was anchored by Hayden Parker and Brendan Gagain.

Wharton was led by Patrick Gilbreath (first in the 200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Jordan Rees (first in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and Mark Sox, who won the 100 butterfly.

3A-4 swimming: Newsome flaunts depth in team sweeps 10/30/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:27am]
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