St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Plant, Durant win conference titles

By ERICA STEEBER

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 15, 2000


TAMPA -- Durant and Plant outclassed the competition at the Western Conference Championships at the Bobby Hicks Pool on Saturday.

Durant won the boys title with 392 points -- with Plant second at 314 -- while Plant won the girls title with 374 points -- with Durant second at 355.

Durant started well with victories in the boys and girls 200-yard medley relays. Senior Carrie Ellis anchored the girls team and won the 50 free and 100 free. Plant's girls were led by Christine Anseeuw and Allison Kirkwood, who were part of Plant's winning 200-yard freestyle relay and second-place 400 free relay team. Plant coach Gil Gonzalez said he was pleased with his team's performance.

"I am thrilled with the results today." Gonzalez said. "Our girls had a huge 400-yard freestyle race even though they took second."

The 400 free relay was the nail-biting event of the day as it concluded the girls competition. Plant took an early lead over Durant. By the final leg, Durant trailed by 15 yards. However, Ellis staged a comeback for the victory. "I knew I had to win it. I had to be at least 15 yards behind and somehow came out on top," Ellis said. Hillsborough (231), Bloomingdale (215) and Wharton (206) rounded out the top five.

Durant's boys were led by Richard McGrath, who won the 200 IM (2 minutes , 3.73 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.10) and was part of the winning 200 IM and 400 free relays.

"I surprised myself today with the wins," he said. "I just felt strong and smooth in the water today."

Plant City (196), Chamberlain (1831/2) and Gaither (178) rounded out the top five.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

Bucs

  • D falling short on its guarantee
  • An early start in Germany
  • Finding faith in himself
  • Dungy searches for answers
  • Bucs chat
  • Experiences benefit Quarles
  • Baseball

  • Clemens' 1-hit gem sends M's to brink
  • Mariners almost came south
  • Reed rocked early
  • Selig has faith in Rays
  • Showalter: Can anyone say neurotic?
  • Highs and lows for New York
  • Hubert Mizell

  • Rex gives QB-starved Gators life
  • Mizell's mailbag
  • College football

  • Rexceptional
  • FSU rolls over Duke
  • College football this week on TV
  • College football around the nation
  • College football around the state
  • Bad memory raised for Bowden
  • 4,000 miles to make a dream come true
  • FSU sideliners
  • Team defends Swamp's honor
  • UF sideliners
  • Brown finally lives up to expectations
  • Deaths noted on helmets but kept out of minds
  • Irish reign over Navy
  • Lightning

  • Lightning facing crucial test
  • Mara & Co. no pushover
  • Motorsports

  • Talledega becomes a Daytona tuneup
  • Truck series driver Roper dies after crash
  • Five to watch
  • Sports Etc.

  • St. Petersburg Open left legacy
  • Sports briefs
  • Times tosses bone to NHL fan
  • Iverson vs. Rocker: You make the call
  • Baseball briefs
  • Highs and lows
  • NHL briefs
  • Dallas coach won't dance around issue
  • Slap shots
  • Local sponsor gambled on luring PGA stop and won
  • Classic is crucial to some
  • France rid of cancer
  • Captain's corner
  • Age-old contrast shows in MLS Cup
  • Feral pigs provide a wild hunt
  • 1998 winners repeat Ironman performance
  • Citrus, Central earn wins
  • College basketball briefs
  • Class of the county
  • Tampa Bay top 10
  • Plant, Durant win conference titles
  • Olympic Heights wins tourney
  • Eagles win Lake Gibson title
  • Around the county
  • Keswick pours it on in win over IRC
  • NFL games
  • Beltway rivalry heats up a notch


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts