Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Region swimming roundup: Berkeley Prep boys claim A-3 crown without any victories

SARASOTA — Tampa Prep and Shorecrest had the star power among the boys teams at Saturday's Class A, Region 3 swim meet, collecting multiple individual titles. But neither team could match the collective depth of Berkeley Prep.

The Buccaneers put their numbers to good use to win their fourth straight region team title, scoring 356 to beat Shorecrest (326.5) and Tampa Prep (296).

"We just have a really full and strong team," Berkeley Prep coach Kevin Rosepapa said. "We're about as deep a team as there is. And every one of my kids had their best time of the season. That's all you can ask for."

Despite not having a champion in individual events or relays, the Buccaneers gobbled up points by having multiple swimmers place in just about every event.

Tampa Prep's Rasmus Skjaerpe won the 200 free (1 minute, 45.28 seconds) and 100 fly (51.74). He also swam legs on the winning 200 free relay (1:32.36) and 400 free relay (3:18.86).

Tampa Prep won the girls team title with 351 points, outscoring Berkeley Prep (230).

The Terrapins' 200 medley relay of Anne Myers, Savannah Savitt, Carylyn Waite and Caroline Alexander won in 1:53. Alexander and Waite teamed with Caroline Brown and Hannah Fredlake to win the 200 free (1:42.81). Fredlake, Myers, Brown and Savitt won the 400 free (3:42.51).

Berkeley Prep's Stephanie Punzak won the diving (424.55).

2A-3: AHN girls, Jesuit boys coast to victories

ST. PETERSBURG — Academy of the Holy Names and Jesuit share a pool during practice and home meets. And now the teams boast Class 2A, Region 3 titles.

Holy Names won the girls meet with 442 points, 87 ahead of second-place Osceola. Jesuit won the boys meet with 320 points, 63 ahead of Lakewood Ranch.

Clare Fleming of AHN set a school record in the 50 free with her finish in 24.49. Teammate Alex Nuyianes also set a school record in the 200 IM, at 2:12.01. Jesuit's Austin Sellers broke a 26-year-old school record in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.58).

"Our kids just swam out of their minds today," said Bill Shaffer, who coaches both AHN and Jesuit. "We have a lot of kids who are going to go to the state meet. We're excited to be moving on."

For the AHN girls, it was their third straight region title, and for the Jesuit boys it was their fourth in a row. Winners of each event are guaranteed a spot at next week's state meet. After that, the next 20 best times from the four regions earn a state meet spot.

AHN's 200 freestyle relay of Tori Litschgi, Julia Cogdill, Konner Brewer and Fleming won in 1:40.26. AHN's Margret Shumake won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.57) and AHN's 400 freestyle relay of Litschgi, Olivia Kirkpatrick, Brewer and Fleming won in a time of 3:38.22.

On the boys side, Robinson's John Nolte was a double winner, taking the 50 free (21.55) and the 100 free (47.87).

Robinson had two relay wins. In the 200 freestyle relay, Ross Brown, Alex Sparks, Connor Brown and Nolte won in 1:29.71. In the 400 freestyle relay, the same foursome won in 3:17.77.

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

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