By BOB PUTNAM, Times Staff Writer
Published October 9, 2005
ST. PETERSBURG - In two jaw-dropping months, Megan Romano has established herself as the most versatile and dominant swimmer in Pinellas County. She owns the county's top mark in all but one event and has set a record at every big meet.
But the Northeast freshmen will not be able to conquer the high school swimming world much longer.
Romano, 14, is a member of the U.S. Junior National Team and has to attend a mandatory camp at the Olympic Training Complex at Colorado Springs, Col. on Oct. 27-29.
That coincides with the region meet, which she needs to attend to qualify for individual events at the state meet.
"Megan's season, as far as individual events, is over after the district meet," Vikings coach Bill Burrows said. "It's tough, but I can't deny her the opportunity to be on the national team."
Romano can compete in relay events as long as her teammates qualify for the high school state meet.