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TrackClass A, Region 3

A-3 region track: Terrapins set a few school records

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: Terrapins set a few school records 04/18/08 [Last modified: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:21pm]
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