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Terps, Bucs tune up for conference meet

By DON JENSEN

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 23, 2002


TAMPA -- With Bay Conference and district meets on the horizon, Berkeley Prep and Tampa Prep got to see what each other had Tuesday. Both teams came away impressed.

TAMPA -- With Bay Conference and district meets on the horizon, Berkeley Prep and Tampa Prep got to see what each other had Tuesday. Both teams came away impressed.

Three pool records were set and several swimmers set personal bests as the Tampa Prep boys and Berkeley Prep girls prevailed at Tampa Prep.

The Terrapin boys won 171-139 and the Buccaneer girls posted a 180-134 victory.

"Whenever our two schools get together, it's really a lot of fun," Tampa Prep diving coach Jennifer Frankowiak said. "They know each other so well."

With both schools preparing for Friday's eight-team Bay Conference meet at Tampa Prep, Will Reynolds of Berkeley Prep put his name on two pool records en route to a four-win showing.

Reynolds, a senior, set new pool standards in the 50-yard freestyle (23.80 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.50). He also was part of two winning 200 relay teams (free and medley).

Tampa Prep's 400 free relay team posted the third pool record in 3:38.89. The team members were Barrett Eubanks, Marc Mayes, Greg Mayes and Jeff Mueller.

"We're all looking forward to (conference) now," Tampa Prep coach Joe Solak said. "Historically, it's been either (Berkeley Prep) or us winning conference. We've had good teams; they've had good teams. We've had state champions; they've had state champions. We definitely go way back."

Tampa Prep's girls didn't shy away from the spotlight either as Anne Tucker and Chelsea Nauta each posted four victories. Tucker took the 50 free (26.12), 100 free (57.13) and was part of winning 200 free and medley relay teams. Nauta finished first in the 200 free (1:55.20), 500 free (5:16.20) and swam on the 200 and 400 free relay teams.

Meanwhile, Berkeley Prep's divers contributed four personal-best efforts.

Stacia Cantonis won the girls competition with a score of 236.40, followed by teammate Caitlin Karnisky (232.25). In the boys event, Berkeley Prep's Kyle Dent was second at 189.80 and Aaron Levy third at 180.25. All four scores were personal bests as Tampa Prep All-American Chris Colwill dominated with 390.50.

"Chris is a very talented individual," Berkeley Prep diving coach Jay Goldstein said. "It's always a pleasure to see him compete. But I can't say enough about what my team did. Four personal bests in diving -- that's not too bad."

Colwill also swam in two events, but failed to win.

"I have a lot of fun swimming, especially against Berkeley Prep because we know each other so well," Colwill said. "But when it comes to diving, I take it seriously."

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