Trio of area runners

finish in state’s top-15Three area cross country runners competed in state meets Saturday in Tallahassee and all of them managed top-15 finishes.

Port Charlotte’s Tyler Wadsworth and Charlotte’s Aleecia Collins competed in the Class 3A meet, the day’s first event. Wadsworth finished 6th while Collins finished 14th. Wadsworth completed the Apalachee Regional Park course in 15:55.8. Collins covered it in 19:14.3.

Later in the morning, Venice runner Alberto Treijelo finished 11th in the Class 4A meet with a time of 16:09.5.

Lemon Bay competes in the Class 2A meet Sunday morning.


Mantas make big splash at stateWith just four boys and one girl, the Lemon Bay swim team made its mark at the Class 2A state championships on Saturday in Stuart.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Joey Sacco, Victor Fazler, Trey Scott and Beckett Koss finished fourth with a time of 1:31.63, less than four seconds behind the event’s winning team. The same foursome finished 14th in the 200 medley relay.

In the individual events, Koss finished 12th in the 100 free and 16th in the 200 medley. Scott was 10th in the 500 free and Sacco came in 15th in the 200 free.

Meghan Brown placed in a pair of events in the girls’ competition, finishing 10th in the 100 free and 15th in the 100 backstroke.

Despite having just four swimmers, Lemon Bay’s boys amassed 50 team points, good for 14th out of 40 schools.

Staff report

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