Terrapin Athletics in the News
|Congratulations to the swimmers (and diver!) who excelled |
at the State Championship meet!
From Coach Jason Bowes
Recently, Tampa Prep swimmers (and a diver) competed at their final meet of the 2015 season. The top swimmers from around the state, many of whom are nationally ranked, competed in Stuart, Florida, for the Class 1A State Championships. Overall, this year’s team went down as one of the youngest and most improved teams in the school’s history. There were numerous best times and top 16 finishes. As a team, the girls came in 7th overall and the boys came in 6th overall.
Below are just a few of the highlights:
- Girls 200 Medley Relay made up of one junior, two sophmores and an eighth grader placed 13th, just shy of the school record
- Girls 200 FR – Savannah Savitt came in 5th place with a lifetime best time of 1:50.78
- Boys 200 IM – Van Cates came in 2nd place with a lifetime best of 1:51.26
- Girls 50 FR – Maureen Moore came in 13th place with a time of 24.63
- Boys 50 FR – Daniel Moore came in 8th place with a time of 21.63 along with fellow teammate, Fernando Sedano-Roman who came in 12th with a time of 21.85
- Girls 100 FR – Maureen Moore came in 7th place with a time of 53.52
- Boys 100 FR – Daniel Moore came in 7th place with a time of 47.23
- Girls 200 FR Relay – Maureen Moore, Savannah Savitt, Ava Carter and Coco Hull finished 5th
- Boys 200 FR Relay – Daniel Moore, Fernando Sedano-Roman, Van Cates and Jay Hutchinson broke the school record in a time of 1:26.03 and a third-place finish, which qualifies them for All-America Consideration
- Boys 100 BK – Van Cates came in 3rd place with a lifetime best time of 50.22 which qualifies him for All-American Consideration in that event
- Girls 100 BR – Savannah Savitt came in 4th place with a time of 1:04.63, which is an All-American Consideration time
- Girls 400 FR Relay – Maureen Moore, Savannah Savitt, Ava Carter and Madeline Panlilio took the 4th place spot with a season best time of 3:34.28
- Boys 400 FR Relay – Tyler Duic, Trey Fields, Jay Hutchinson and Jack Forsyth came in 15th place with a time of 3:27.88
- Diving – Ian Peaslee finished in 10th place
Not only did the team stand out with how they performed, but also by how they came together as a team. Way to go swimmers and divers!
|Middle School bowlers had a great time celebrating teammates' victories with ice cream!|
Coach Sarah Lonetto
The Middle School bowling team had a great end to their season. To celebrate two individual bowling achievements the teams were treated to an ice cream party! Aidan Henricksen bowled a "turkey" (three strikes in a row) and Sam Morin bowled a "hambone" (four strikes in a row) and the high score of the season with a 175! These achievements definitely deserved some celebrating! Throughout the season, the team had the opportunity to bowl three times a week, allowing them time to hone their skills. This year, the bowlers were split into two teams (Coach Lonetto's team and Coach Seary's team) in order to bowl match-ups against each other. A good time (and a whole lot of bowling) was had by all!
|Congratulations to Camille B., Morgan P., Lilly B., Katie H.
and Julie Z. for playing incredibly well at the State Finals!
By Coach Richard Veghte
The Girls Golf team wrapped up one the their finest seasons in school history with a trip to the FHSAA State Finals at Mission Inn Resort last week. Battling tough course and weather conditions, the girls responded with a top ten performance (9th overall) out of the 16-team field. Lilly Berry led the way (75, 73 - 148, T14 overall) with steady consistent play for two days. Julie Zhang (79,80-159) grinded for two days to finish T42.
Special congratulations to our three Seniors - Morgan Peterson, Camille Benson, and Katie Hochhausler - for leading our team all year, paving the way for future girl golfers. Their experience and determination to achieve our goal of returning to State after narrowly missing out last year was evident all season. The team will certainly miss their contributions and thank each of them for making the program so successful over the past five years. The Girls Golf team could not have flourished without them!
Finally, all of the members of the golf team (including Hannah Keller, Lucy Kessler, Belu Brizi and Olivia McDonald) are to be congratulated for being great representatives of the Red and Gold. Their sportsmanship and character was displayed each and every time they stepped on the course. A true example of what special girls they are! Thank you for a great season!
|Congratulations to the swimmers and divers for their success at Districts!|
This past Friday, the Tampa Prep Swim and Dive team competed in FHSAA District 7 Championships. The top 24 swimmers and Divers in each event from all the Districts in the Region will go on to compete at Class 1A Region 3 Championships this coming Saturday (October 30-31) in Sarasota.
The meet started off strong by TPSD Divers Madelin Malec, Molly Monsour, Ian Peaslee and Joshua Vinik who all qualified for the Regional Championships! On the swimming side, things got off to a great start with wins in the 200 Medley Relay for both the Boys (Van Cates, Jay Hutchinson, Fernando Sedano-Roman and Daniel Moore) and Girls (Isabella Weinstein, Rain Siswanto, Maureen Moore and Laura Smith), which also places them as the top seeds for this week’s Region Championships.
The Terrapins continued a sweep of the Girls' relays with first-place finishes in the 200 FR (Savannah Savitt, Ava Carter, Madeline Panlilio and Coco Hull) and 400 FR Relays (Maureen Moore, Ava Carter, Madeline Panlilio and Savannah Savitt). The Boy's 200 (Daniel Moore, Jay Hutchinson, Van Cates and Fernando Sedano-Roman) and 400 FR (Tyler Duic, Trey Fields, Andrew Paquin and Jack Forsyth) relays both came in second.
The Terrapins not only swam well during relays, but also individually. Many season best times were posted throughout the day along with many top 16 finishes.
Swimmer’s who placed 1st in their individual events:
Savannah Savitt (200 FR, 100 BR)
Van Cates (200 IM, 100 BK)
Maureen Moore (50 FR, 100 FR)
Daniel Moore (50 FR)
Along with that, 27 athletes qualified in individual events for the 1A Region 3 Championships in Sarasota this coming Friday and Saturday (October 30- 31):
Coco Hull (200 FR, 100 BR)
Savannah Savitt (200 FR, 100 BR)
Hannah Golden (200 FR, 500 FR)
Nick Castro (200 FR)
Andrew Paquin (200 FR, 100 Fly)
Laura Smith (200 IM, 100 BR)
Rain Siswanto (200 IM, 100 BR)
Isabella Weinstein (200 IM, 100 BK)
Van Cates (200 IM, 100 BK)
Tyler Duic (200 IM)
Trey Fields (200 IM, 100 BR)
Maureen Moore (50 FR, 100 FR)
Ava Carter (50 FR, 100 FR)
Madeline Panlilio (50 FR, 100 FR)
Olivia Acs (50 FR)
Daniel Moore (50 FR, 100 FR)
Fernando Sedano-Roman (50 FR, 100 FR)
Jay Hutchinson (50 FR, 100 FR)
Molly Monsour (1 Mtr Diving)
Madeline Malec (1 Mtr Diving)
Ian Peaslee (1 Mtr Diving)
Joshua Vinik (1 Mtr Diving)
Arianna Golden (100 Fly, 100 BK)
Victor Garba (100 Fly)
Kim Fulton (100 FR)
Lauren Klaus (500 FR, 100 BK)
Luke Smith (100 BR)
TPSD Swimmers and Divers are already back in the pool preparing for their next big meet in their pursuit to qualify for the State Championships. Great job Terrapins!
|Congratulations to the Girls Golf Team on finishing 2nd at Regionals!|
Congratulations to the Girls Golf Team for advancing to the FHSAA State Finals with a Regional Runner-Up finish in the Region 5 tournament on Monday at East Lake Woodlands. The team played solid, consistent golf in tough, blustery conditions narrowly missing out on the Regional win to Cambridge by only 4 strokes. The girls have worked hard this season on achieving their goal of returning to the Finals for the second time in three years (4th overall) after missing out last year, eliminating the likes of rivals Berkeley, Northside Christian and Academy along the way. The Terrapins have really come together to represent the Red and Gold. Congratulations!
|Thank you to Abagail S., Jada P., Julianne H.
and Evelynn D. for stepping up and creating the
first Girls Varsity Bowling Team in four years!
|Great job to the Boys Bowling Team in their
continued quest for a State Title!
By Coach Barry Parks
Last week, the Varsity Boys Bowling team won both of their contest against Indian Rocks and Calvary Christian. The boys were led by Ben Hardin who shot a near perfect 279 with an 819 series, setting a record for highest series ever by a youth bowler at Pinarama Lanes. Trent Miller, Zac Beach, Alex Riddell, Nick Riddell, Blake Bridge and Joseph Lefler all contributed to a pair of victories! Way to go boys!
It is also exciting to announce for the first time in four years, there is a Varsity Girls Bowling team! Thank you to Abagail Sponsler, Jada Puleo, Julianne Hatton and Evelynn Drake for stepping up this year to form a team. That’s pure Tampa Prep Spirit!
Both teams will be participating at the Bowling Districts Tournament on Tuesday, October 27th at Pinchasers Midtown at 9 a.m. Come out and cheer on our teams in their quest to make it to the State Tournament!
| Congratulations to Van C., Daniel M., Fernando S., Tyler D. and Jay H.
on all of their successes so far this season!
Check out Bay News 9's great story and video on this group of junior swimmers. The segment touches on their brotherly bond both in and out of the pool. These talented swimmers are already breaking records, and we are looking forward to many more impressive races from them in the future!
Check out the story and video from Bay News 9 here: Tampa Prep Junior Boys Are Making A Splash.
|Congratulations to the girl's team, the boy's team and
coaches Richard Veghte and Bruno Quattrone on great seasons!
By Boys Golf Coach Bruno Quattrone
The Boys and Girls Golf teams completed the season sweep of rival Berkeley on Tuesday. The boys won with a season-low team score of 162 for a 12-shot victory. The girls also fired a season-low round of 160 for a 45-shot win.
Both golf teams have been working hard and steadily improving as the District Tournament approaches. It is very inspiring to see the growth of these golfers throughout the season. The girl's team will finish the regular season undefeated (8-0) with the Mustang Invitational tournament win. With a record of 6-4, the boy's team has seen a large improvement this season and will continue to improve for next year! The coaches are very proud and looking forward to the post season!
|Mr. Elio Hernandez and Dr. Stone speak to student-athletes and parents
about how to prevent shoulder injuries.
This week, Tampa Prep's Athletic Department sponsored a presentation from Mr. Elio Hernandez, a nurse practitioner at Florida Orthopedic Institute (FOI), for the volleyball, swim and baseball teams. The presentation was focused on shoulder pain, specifically rotator cuff tears. To begin the presentation, students learned about the anatomy of the shoulder complex and the important muscles that athletes need to focus on to prevent injuries. Following the anatomy discussion, he showed students exercises to incorporate into their daily routines to help prevent these injuries. Students also had the opportunity to ask Dr. Stone, an orthopedic doctor at FOI, questions about preventing injury and what to do if you are injured. At the end of the presentation, students and parents were able to walk through an actual rotator cuff surgery with Dr. Stone. It was a great presentation, and we hope that our student-athletes will follow the advice of our speakers to prevent this injury. As part of our partnership with the group, this is the first of many sessions FOI will host at the School, covering various topics.
|Congratulations to the Tampa Prep Swim and Dive teams!|
By Coach Jason Bowes
TPSD had another fantastic meet in the pool and on the boards this past weekend. Tampa Prep swimmers and divers traveled across the bay on Saturday and took on the top teams from Pinellas County at the St. Petersburg Relays. Our TPSD divers were led by Ian Peaslee, Joshua Vinik, Ryan Curtis and Jacob Fuhrman, who finished 1st overall! In the pool, the boys' team showed their dominance with breaking 3 meet records (Boys 200 Free, Boys 200 Fly and Boys 100 Freestyle) and another school record! Boys on those relays are Tyler Duic, Daniel Moore, Van Cates and Fernando Sedano-Roman. TPSD also earned 1st in 9 events (Boys - Diving, 200 Free, 200 Fly, 100 Free and 100 IM and Girls - 400 IM, 100 Free, 100 IM and 200 Breaststroke), 1st in the 1A category, 2nd in the girls, 3rd in the boys and 2nd overall combined!
Congratulations to the entire TPSD team for their effort and team spirit this past weekend – it was incredible to watch the team perform. A big thank you to all the parents in the stands that cheered us on!
GO RED, GO GOLD!
|The teams celebrate their incredible victories and new records in the pool!|
|Congratulations to the Cross Country teams
for a great performance at the first two meets of the season!
By Coach Mason Cathey
The Varsity Boys and Girls Cross County teams ran in their first two meets of the season with the opening meet at Indian Rocks. In the first meet of the season, the team was excited to see Josie Garba win first place, the JV boys team finished in 5th and Jordan Payne took sixth! Check out Josie's interview after the win at Indian Rocks here: http://fl.milesplit.com/videos/96941.
The following meet was in Lakeland at Holloway Park, hosted by Seffner Christian, and featured more than 60 schools. The team had great performances at each meet. Yet again, Josie Garba finished in the Top 10 in the Elite devision. Check out her interview following this race at http://fl.milesplit.com/videos/97313. These meets are 5Ks and the results can be found at www.flrunners.com.
The Boys team is full, but the teams would love to have a few more girls so that they can get a team score. Please see Coach Snow if you are interested in joining the Cross Country team!
The next meet is in Riverview, then back to Holloway Park in Lakeland at the end of the month. It will be exciting to see how the teams are progressing. The Cross Country runners appreciate your support!
|Congratulations to the Girl's Golf team on their incredible win!|
From Coach Richard Veghte
Tampa Prep's Varsity Girl's Golf defeated many other teams with a team score of 322 to win the Team Title at the Mustang Invitational hosted by Northside Christian, just one shot ahead of second place Osceola and two shots ahead of third place St. Petersburg. Lilly Berry led the way for the Terrapins with a 75. Julie Zhang and Morgan Peterson each shot a 79. Katie Hochhausler chipped in with an 89 to round out the team title. Camille Benson and Hannah Keller each recorded season low scores to pace the Terrapins. It was the first time Tampa Prep has won this tournament in its 13-year history. The team is undefeated this season with 4 match wins. Great job, girls!