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Region swimming: Not-so-deep Pinellas teams focus on securing slots in state meet

ST. PETERSBURG — After sweeping the team titles at the district meet last week, Osceola's depth thinned out at Saturday's Class 2A, Region 3 meet at the North Shore Pool, so much that the Warriors focused on individual titles and state berths rather than overall championships.

The Osceola girls were the runnersup with 366.5 points, nearly 100 behind defending champion Academy of the Holy Names. Osceola's boys were sixth with 145.5 points.

"It was going to be tough to win, especially among the boys because we lost so many strong swimmers from last year," Warriors coach Karen Smalley said. "But I thought we still swam well and had some great times."

The top finisher in each swimming event at each region meet, as well as the next-best overall times among the four region meets for a field of 24, qualify for the state meet Nov. 12 at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando.

Osceola's Calvin Bryant won the 200 free in 1:47.67 and the 500 free (4:42.76). He set a school record in the 500 free with his time in the preliminaries.

On the girls side, the Warriors' 200 medley relay of Alexandria Wittman, Nicole Koda, Ashley Wiser and Rose O'Connell won in 1:54.59. Wiser also took first in the 100 fly in a personal-best 59.58 seconds.

Lakewood's Madalyn Golightly won diving (434.05 points) and Rebecca Halfast won the 100 back (1:00.81).

Tarpon Springs' Kelsey Buckley, the defending champion in the 200 individual medley, won the event in 2:09.20 and took first in the 100 free in 52.36.

Jesuit defended its boys title with 348 points. The Tigers had just two individual winners: Chris Swanson in the 200 individual medley (1:59.97) and Thompson Marston in the 100 back (56.01). But Jesuit gobbled up points with plenty of top-eight finishes in each event. They also had each relay place in the top four.

Academy of the Holy Names won the girls title on the strength of its relays, though Clare Fleming won the 50 free (24.56) and Margret Shumake won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.63).

Class 2A, Region 3 at North Shore Pool

Girls team scores: Academy of the Holy Names 466, Osceola 346.5, Lakewood Ranch 265, Tarpon Springs 163, Sickles 156, Harmony 134, Hillsborough 88, Lemon Bay 82, Lakewood 76, King 59, Winter Haven 58, Strawberry Crest 51, Dunedin 50.5, Largo 50, Lakeland 44, Sebring 43, Robinson 39, Spoto 34, Lake Region 32, St. Cloud 31, Boca Ciega 20, Tenoroc 15, Haines City 6, Lennard 4.

Results: 200 medley relay - Osceola (Wittman, Koda, Wiser, O'Connell) 1:54.59, Lakewood Ranch (Panzarino, Baker, Sauer, Vogel) 1:55.08, Academy of the Holy Names (Litschgi, Shumake, Timmons, Cogdill) 1:56.13, Tarpon Springs (Buckley, Shirley, Veheyheweyhen, Fleming) 2:01.69; 200 free - Valley (LR) 1:51.87, Wittman (Osc) 1:55.82, Gallastegui (SC) 1:58.84, Dawson (AHN) 2:02.08; 200 IM - Buckley (TS) 2:09.20, Nuyianes (AHN) 2:14.15, Koda (Osc) 2:16.12, Birk (King) 2:19.94; 50 free - Fleming (AHN) 24.56, Graves (Spo) 24.73, Cattermole (LB) 25.05, Green (AHN) 25.19; Diving - Golightly (Lw) 434.05, Iannello (Osc) 377.70, Emery (357.20, Crall (AHN) 350.05; 100 fly - Wiser (Osc) 59.58, Sauer (LR) 59.68, O'Connell (Osc) 59.92, Vogel (LR) 1:01.36; 100 free - Buckley (TS) 52.36, Graves (Spo) 53.11, Fleming (AHN) 53.61, Litschgi (AHN) 54.14; 500 free - Valley (LR) 4:54.48, Wittman (Osc) 5:07.44, Gallastegui (SC) 5:09.57, Nuyianes (AHN) 5:23.09; 200 free relay - Academy of the Holy Names (Green, Brewer, Cogdill, Fleming) 1:40.92, Lakewood Ranch (Vogel, Sauer, Baker, Valley) 1:42.37, Sickles (Krems, Ocampo, Johnson, Rose) 1:47.53, Tarpon Springs (Buckley, Shirley, Fleming, Veyeyheweyhen) 1:48.92; 100 back - Halfast (Lw) 1:00.81, Litschgi (AHN) 1:02.14, Birk (Ki) 1:02.32, Panzarino (LR) 1:04.85; 100 breast - Shumake (AHN) 1:08.63, Koda (Osc) 1:09.07, Cogdill (AHN) 1:10.67, Baker (LR) 1:10.76; 400 free relay - Academy of Holy Names (Green, Brewer, Litschgi, Fleming) 3:39.50, Lakewood Ranch (Valley, Vogel, Sauer, Baker) 3:43.49, Osceola (Wittman, Wiser, Nesto, Koda) 3:43.49, Harmony (Saute, Missigman, Watson, Davis) 4:06.46.

Boys team scores: Jesuit 348, Harmony 272.5, Lakewood Ranch 267, Winter Haven 215.5, Lakeland 163, Osceola 162.5, King 145.5, Lemon Bay 111, Robinson 91, Lakewood 79, Hillsborough 66, Sickles 61, Tarpon Springs 59, Sebring 31, Dunedin 29, Southeast 28, Strawberry Crest 28, Haines City 27, Bayshore 21, Spoto 19, Boca Ciega 14, Gibbs 14, St. Cloud 11, Auburndale 9, Largo 8.

Results: 200 medley relay - Winter Haven (Kendall, Smons, L. Kendall, Lambert) 1:40.46, Jesuit (Marston, Sellers, Swanson, Jennings) 1:41.26, Harmony (Roberts, Graber, Steele, Howard) 1:42.27; 200 free - Bryant (Osc) 1:47.67, Mungall (Har) 1:51.54, Parker (Jes) 1:53.20, Shindel (Sic) 1:53.65; 200 IM - Swanson (Jes) 1:59.97, Maston (Jes) 2:01.42, Simons (WH) 2:04.32, Chao (King) 2:04.32; 50 free - Lambert (WH) 21.48, Kozokas (LR) 21.79, Nolte (Rob) 21.98, Roberts (Har) 22.18; Diving - Voisard (WH) 471.25, McVicker (Har) 405.15, Smith (Har) 349.90, Hutson (Jes) 344.10; 100 fly - Hanner (LR) 54.22, Chao (Ki) 54.92, Sparbel (Lak) 54.95, Czupryna (LR) 55.42; 100 free - Kazokas (LR) 46.95, Nolte (Rob) 48.20, Lambert (WH) 48.51, Cattermole (LB) 48.60; 500 free - Bryant (Osc) 4:42.76, Swanson (Jes) 4:43.49, Hanner (LR) 4:44.29, Colvin (TS) 4:45.16; 200 free relay - Lakeland (Budd, Contreras, Sparbel, Hart) 1:32.43, Lakewood Ranch (Cho, Berkenbusch, Stasiowski, Cascone) 1:32.71, Harmony (Tetreault, Howard, Kennedy, Roberts) 1:32.94, Jesuit (Herscovici, Beckman, Dwyer, Jennings) 1:33.02; 100 back - Marston (Jes) 56.01, Kendall (56.26, Hoffman (Dun) 56.84, Sparbel (Lak) 57.26; 100 breast - Simons (WH) 1:02.30, Graber (Har) 1:02.51, Sellers (Jes) 1:02.64, Rodriguez (Ki) 1:03.74; 400 free relay - Lakewood Ranch (Kazokas, Cascone, Berkenbusch, Hanner) 3:17.79, Jesuit (Marston, Beckman, Dwyer, Swanson) 3:20.59, Harmony (Roberts, Mungall, Steele, Roberts) 3:22.24, Lakeland (Hart, Tidwell, Contreras, Sparbel) 3:23.84.

Region swimming: Not-so-deep Pinellas teams focus on securing slots in state meet 11/05/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:44pm]
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