Tampa Bay Community Wins Combined Team Award at Juniors

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 14. TAMPA Bay Community Aquatics proved to be the most well-rounded and deep team at the 2006 Speedo USA Swimming Junior Nationals Championships in Irvine, Calif., last week as it claimed the combined team championship with 308 points. Overall, Tampa Bay placed third on the women’s side (197) and tied for ninth on the men’s side (111) to win the title.

Meanwhile, Arizona Desert Fox parlayed a women’s team crown (256) to nearly win the combined title with a 295-point tally. Additionally, Irvine Novaquatics (293) finished third in front of a home crowd based on a men’s team title (264).

Lakeside Swim Team (261) took fourth and the Dallas Mustangs (217) rounded out the top five.

As for the individual high-pointers, Swim Pasadena’s Samantha Vanden Berge far surpassed the rest of the women with 92 points. The closest competitors (Kerr-McGee’s Samantha Woodward and Arizona Desert Fox’s Katherine Raatz) tied for second with 70 points.

On the men’s side, Fast Swim Team’s Tyler Clary also dominated with 86 points. Cincinnati Marlin David Mosko and Dallas Mustang Matthew Thompson tied for second with 76 points.

Team Results
Combined
Place Team Points
1 Tampa Bay Community Aquatics TBAY-FL 308
2 Arizona Desert Fox AFOX-AZ 295
3 Irvine Novaquatics NOVA-CA 293
4 Lakeside Swim Team LAK-KY 261
5 Dallas Mustangs DM-NT 217

Women
Place Team Points
1 Sun Devil Aquatics SDA-AZ 256
2 Arizona Desert Fox AFOX-AZ 241
3 Tampa Bay Community Aquatics TBAY-FL 197
4 Club Wolverine CW-MI 172 . 50
5 Lakeside Swim Team LAK-KY 168

Men
Place Team Points
1 Irvine Novaquatics NOVA-CA 264
2 Dallas Mustangs DM-NT 187
3 Fast Swim Team FAST-CA 184
4 Mecklenburg Aquatic Club MAC-NC 158
5 Barracuda Swim Team CUDA-MI 145

Individual Results
Women
Place Name Age Team Points
1 Vanden Berge, Samantha 17 PASA-CA 92
2 Woodward, Samantha 15 KMSC-OK 70
2 Raatz, Katherine 17 AFOX-AZ 70
4 Nauta, Chelsea 17 TBAY-FL 56
5 Goldson, Elizabeth 17 LIAC-MR 52

Men
Place Name Age Team Points
1 Clary, Tyler 17 FAST-CA 86
2 Mosko, David 17 CM-OH 76
2 Thompson, Matthew 16 DM-NT 76
4 Dylla, Mark 17 ACES-CO 65
5 Looney, Robert 17 COSS-LA 63

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