Make us your home page
Instagram

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

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

Region swimming roundup: Berkeley Prep boys claim A-3 crown without any victories 11/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Red state: Yes, Bill O'Reilly is a Bucs fan

    Blogs

    TAMPA -- The question was simple enough for Bucs fans: Why is former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly wearing a red Bucs polo?

    O'Reilly was wearing the polo during a few video clips from his "No Spin News" podcast posted on his website Monday, which was exciting news for some Bucs fans and not-so-exciting …

    Former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly was sporting a red Bucs polo during his "No Spin News" video podcast Monday. An assistant said the shirt was given to him by former Bucs tight end Dave Moore.
  2. For starters: Slumping LoMo, Dickerson not in Rays lineup tonight vs LHP

    Blogs

    1B Logan Morrison and LF Corey Dickerson, two of the main slumpers in the Rays lineup, are not in tonight's lineup with the Orioles throwing LHP Wade Miley.

    Logan Morrison is 0-for-12 on this homestand.
  3. Ex-Buc Booger McFarland becomes ABC college football analyst

    Blogs

    Former Bucs defensive lineman Booger McFarland is continuing his broadcasting rise by joining ABC's studio coverage for the upcoming college football season, ESPN announced Tuesday.

    Former Bucs lineman Booger McFarland (No. 92) will become an ABC studio analyst this college football season.
  4. Rank the top 10 Bucs players? Here's what fans said

    Blogs

    We mentioned this morning that is was a fun challenge, in response to Sports Illustrated's ranking of the NFL's top 400 players, to ask fans to rank their top 10 Bucs players.

    Bucs receiver Mike Evans celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston during last year's Bucs win against the Seahawks. Evans and Winston finished 1-2 in an informal Twitter poll of fans ranking their top Bucs players.
  5. Brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn't have CTE.

    Storm

    Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday.

    This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on the brains of 202 former football players has confirmed what many feared in life -- evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. [Dr. Ann McKee | BU via AP]