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Local Masters top 34 teams in swim meet

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 4, 2001

ST. PETERSBURG -- The St. Petersburg Masters swim team won its own short-course championship meet last weekend, swamping 34 other teams in retiring coach George Bole's last home event.

St. Petersburg Masters, with 65 swimmers competing, scored 2,676 points to second-place Team Orlando's 1,122. Tampa Bay Aquatics was third with 662.

High scorers for SPM were Elaine Bromwich (97 points) and Bob Atwood (81). Bromwich swims in the 55- to 59-year-old group, Atwood in the 80-84 group. They were among eight St. Petersburg swimmers to win high-point age group awards.

Others included Rebecca Trompke (24-under), Emily Farris (25-29), Charlotte Petersen (35-39), JoAnn Harrelson (45-49), Bill Specht (40-44) and Fred Walbolt (85-89).

Second-place finishers in age group high-point competition included Allison Beebe (24-under), Sandy Steer (60-64), Barbara Atwood (65-69), Michael Harris (25-29), Stuart Barton (30-34), John Gallowa (35-39), Kern Davis (45-49), Peter Betzer (55-59) and Richard Avery (75-79).

Third-place winners were Jacquelyn Piper (60-64), Tim Kennedy (40-44), Gary Bastie (50-54) and Ned Allen (70-74).

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