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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.

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