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)

TrackClass A, Region 3

A-3 region track: Terps set a few school marks

NAPLES — Aaron Koch passed the baton to Dan Pariseau, who passed to Stephen Warner, who handed off to Chris Friedrich.

With each leg of the 4x800-meter relay, Tampa Prep gained ground — and speed. By the time Friedrich crossed the finish, the Terrapins had won in a school-record eight minutes, 16 seconds.

That's not all. The time at Friday's region meet was 25 seconds off the relay team's personal best and vaulted Tampa Prep from 10th-best in Class A to the top.

"The guys came out of nowhere," Terrapins coach Holger Jensen said. "But I knew they had that kind of performance in them."

Thomas Coverson also set a Tampa Prep record with a throw of 136 feet, 6 ½ inches to win the discus. Friedrich was fourth in the 800.

The Terrapin boys finished eighth overall with 42 points. Naples St. John Neumann won the team title with 82.

On the girls side, the Terrapins' 4x800 relay team of Tawsha Asher, Carrie Field, Chelsea Carnes and Lauren Knocke finished sixth in a school-record 10:39.

"It was a terrific day for us," Jensen said.

Community School of Naples won the girls title with 102 points. No North Suncoast athletes advanced to state.

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

A-3 region track: Terps set a few school marks 04/18/08 [Last modified: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:21pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Steven Souza's two passions collide in charity fantasy football event

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Souza knows a thing or two about football.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston gets a hug from right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
  2. Vibe is good around Clearwater volleyball this season

    Volleyball Preps

    CLEARWATER — Katy Rice knows what a good volleyball team looks like, and the Clearwater coach believes she has a pretty good one this year. Rice was a left-side hitter on the only two teams to win a volleyball state championship at Clearwater, in 1997 and 2000.

    Clearwater High School girl's volleyball player Hailey Bosetti (OPP) plays the ball during team practice on Monday (8/14/17) at the school in Clearwater.
  3. Jameis Winston's subtle but strong moment of leadership displayed on 'Hard Knocks'


    Quarterback Jameis Winston went to each teammate in the locker room prior to the Bucs' preseason opener Friday at Cincinnati with one message: 'I got your back.'

    Then he proved it.

    Jameis Winston sarcastically tells offensive linemen James Stone and James Harrison he's glad glad they're having fun while quarterback Ryan Griffin is being attended to in the locker room by the Bucs medical staff. [HBO/NFL FILMS]
  4. Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Highlights — and fights — from Jacksonville


    Greg Auman is back home after two days of joint practices between the Bucs and Jaguars in Jacksonville. He recaps those practices — and fights — and talks about highlights from Tuesday's episode …

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kenneth Walker, right, cannot snag a pass against Bucs cornerback Ryan Smith during a joint NFL football practice Monday in Jacksonville. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union]
  5. Who's No. 2: Florida State Seminoles or Ohio State Buckeyes?


    The toughest decision in my first stint as a voter for the AP Top 25 came at the top.