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HIGH SCHOOL MEET OF THE WEEK 2

University School Wins Home Opener, Twelve SOFLO Swimmers Compete For Three Teams

September 15, 2010

DAVIE---The future looks bright for University School.

Despite being young and inexperienced, the Suns swimming and diving team successfully opened their dual meet season on Wednesday with victories over Coral Springs Charter and South Florida HEAT at the Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

The girls team, led by sisters Emily and Allison Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Carson Knaby, Rebecca Basch, Larissa Bedley and Wallace Stage edged Coral Springs Charter, 90-85 and South Florida HEAT, 94-80. Coral Springs Charter topped the HEAT, 102-67.

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High School Sports Participation On The Rise, Swimming Ranks In Top 10

 

Basketball takes the number one among popular High School among boys For the 21st consecutive school year, participation in high school sports increased in 2009-10, eclipsing the 7.6 million mark for the first time in history despite the economy and school cutbacks.

Based on figures from the 50 state high school athletic and activity associations that are members of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), participation for the 2009-10 school year reached a record-breaking total of 7,628,377 participants, according to the 2009-10 High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the NFHS.

Boys and girls participation figures also reached respective all-time highs with 4,455,740 boys and 3,172,637 girls participating in 2009-10. Boys participation increased by 33,078 this year, while the girls figure increased by 58,546.

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HIGH SCHOOL MEET OF THE WEEK 1

American Heritage Wins Season Opener, SOFLO’s McKnight, Torres, Armstrong Victorious

Lindsey McKnight competing at Junior NationalsPLANTATION---With a good balance of veteran and young athletes, American Heritage successfully opened its 2010 high school swimming and diving season on Wednesday.

American Heritage swept Archbishop McCarthy, 128-52 to win the girls competition and 108-72 to win the boys competition. South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Lindsey McKnight, Kaitlin Armstrong and Luke Torres won four individual events, five relays, took one second and a pair of thirds.

McKnight, two-time High School Swimmer of the Year, made her debut for her new American Heritage High School team with victories in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.08) and 100-yard freestyle (53.68) and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays. 

“I really like it here, everyone is so nice and welcoming,” McKnight said. “Today I mainly tried to work on my stroke which is what these meets are most helpful for. I felt pretty good, maybe a little tired from getting back into shape, but I was happy.”

Torres won the 100-yard butterfly (53.34) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.05) and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

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