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Performers of the week


© St. Petersburg Times, published November 1, 2000

Lauren Gaffney

Citrus cross country/swimming

She is Ms. Versatile in Citrus County. A runner and swimmer, Gaffney is a threat to win every time she enters a race or dives into a pool.

Gaffney pulled double-duty Saturday, and had one of her finest days.

In the morning, she captured second in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference cross country meet in Brooksville with a school-record time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds. Gaffney broke the previous Citrus mark by two seconds after finishing four seconds out of first.

In the afternoon, she took first in the 200-yard freestyle in the GCAC swimming and diving meet in Spring Hill.

Honorable mention

CROSS COUNTRY Bryan Holcomb of Lecanto clocked in at 15:44 and took third in the GCAC meet.

Tony Lyons, a sophomore at Citrus, finished second in the GCAC meet with a time of 15:39.

Amber Presnick of Citrus was fourth in the GCAC meet, 20:12.

FOOTBALL: Citrus quarterback Sam McLain ran for a touchdown, passed for another and completed 6 of 10 attempts for 70 yards in a 34-0 win against Lake Weir.

Jarvis Patterson of Lecanto returned a kickoff 82 yards for a TD against Dunnellon.

Clayton Trenary, a quarterback/safety for Crystal River, returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and returned a fumble 92 yards for another score against Belleview.

GOLF: Morgan Owen of Crystal River was the top public school golfer in the girls' Class A, District 5 Tournament. She carded an 86 to finish fifth.

Chris Roth of Seven Rivers Christian fired a 5-over-par 77 in the Class A, District 5 Tournament to earn a spot in the regional.

Later that day, he had an assist for the Seven Rivers Christian soccer team.

D.J. Wheat of Lecanto shot a 76 in district tourney -- the lowest score among Citrus County golfers.

SOCCER: Austin Roth of Seven Rivers scored a goal in the Warriors' district championship win against Montverde, and he recorded three in a semifinal victory over Mount Dora Bible.

SWIMMING: Jim Baker of Citrus broke the conference record by nearly two seconds in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58:44 in the GCAC meet. He also won the 50 free.

Adam Branson of Citrus captured the GCAC diving title with 181.55 points.

Cherokee Boose of Crystal River placed first in the GCAC's 200 individual medley.

Alison Brundage of Lecanto took GCAC titles in the 50 and 100 free.

Tara Gayheart of Lecanto won the GCAC girls' diving competition.

Chris Grillo and Ash Preston of Crystal River captured GCAC titles in the 100 and 500 free, respectively.

Megan St. Clair of Citrus won the 500 free in the GCAC meet.

VOLLEYBALL: Vanessa Albaum of Citrus served nine consecutive points in the opening game of the Hurricanes' district semifinal loss to Wesley Chapel.

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