Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Newsome girls display depth in winning Class 2A Region 3 swim crown


Times Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG — Newsome coach Allie Davis was keeping score of the Class 2A, Region 3 swim meet on her own and figured her girls team was in second place overall heading into the final event Saturday at the North Shore Pool.

Turns out, the Wolves were ahead.

All they needed was to place in the top eight in the 400-yard freestyle relay to stay on top in the team standings.

Newsome placed fourth in that event to outscore rival Plant 300-293 for the team title.

"I knew it was going to be close and come down to the end," Davis said. "That just shows the kind of depth this team has."

Newsome's only individual champ was diver Alexa Wollach. But the Wolves placed in the top three in three other events.

Meg Anderson led the Panthers, taking first in the 100 free, second in the 50 free and swimming the first leg on the winning 200 and 400 free relays.

Seminole's Kaitlin Frehling and Northeast's Megan Romano were the only girls to win multiple titles in individual events. Frehling took first in the 50 free and 100 fly, while Romano was the champion in the 200 free and 100 back.

In the boys side, Newsome scored 264 points to take third overall, the highest placement among county teams. Seminole won the team title with 276 points.

The Wolves' Jason Taylor won the 200 and 500 free and swam a leg on the 200 medley and 400 free relays that each took second.

The Warhawks' Jordan Hawkins won the 50 free and 100 back and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay.

"We thought we had a shot at the title this year," Seminole coach Danielle Spurgeon said. "We had a lot of young guys who we knew were coming back. And they all swam well tonight."

Bob Putnam can be reached at putnam@sptimes or (727) 445-4169.

agate goes here

Newsome girls display depth in winning Class 2A Region 3 swim crown 11/08/08 [Last modified: Sunday, November 9, 2008 11:33am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Yankees game

    The Heater

    The 10 strikeouts look flashy, but RHP Chris Archer was not his sharpest Thursday. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including three straight in the two-run second and a Gary Sanchez homer in the third, and lasted only six innings, throwing 102 pitches.

  2. Rays fall to Yankees in 11 on Brett Gardner homer (w/ video)

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — The front office did its part Thursday, making two trades to bolster the roster in a push for the playoffs. But the Rays didn't follow up in a frustrating 6-5 11-inning loss to the Yankees.

    Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge stands on the mound and can only watch as the Yankees’ Brett Gardner starts to circle the bases after his walkoff home run leading off the 11th inning.
  3. Believe it! Rays are buyers, trade for reliever Dan Jennings and 1B/DH Lucas Duda

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — Dan Jennings' ability to render lefty hitters useless with a sinker that gets beaten into the ground and Lucas Duda's power to blast baseballs off and over outfield walls should make the Rays better.

    Lucas Duda
  4. Bucs' direction is decidedly up for first time in several years


    TAMPA — If you want to see a team give the Heisman Trophy stiff-arm to expectations, check out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Tight end O.J. Howard, left, the Bucs’ first-round draft pick this year, was brought in to give QB Jameis Winston another big-play option.
  5. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Friday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.