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Countryside shines at region meet

Times Staff Writer
Published October 30, 2004

TAMPA - Freshman James Taddeo won the 100-yard backstroke and was a member of the 200 medley relay, helping Countryside to two of the three firsts the Cougars took at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet.

The other win came in the girls 200 medley relay. In that event, Kimberly Iaquinto, Katie Kastes, Megan Lawrence, and Kylie Kastes finished in 1 minute, 53 seconds for the win.

Taddeo won his individual race in 56.81 seconds. He was joined in the relay by David Donovan, Tommy Lombardo and Mathew Reder, who clocked a 1:43.84.

Largo's Keith Coghlan also picked up a win. The sophomore swam a 54.48 in the 100 butterfly.

All advance to next week's state meet in Gainesville.

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