ST. PETERSBURG -- Saint Stephen's junior Ellie Berdusco won two individual events and swam on a winning relay team to lead area swimmers Saturday night in the Class 1A-District 8 meet at North Shore Pool.
Berdusco won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 53.94 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 4:56.88. She swam the opening leg of the Falcons' 200 freestyle relay team, which won in 1:44.48.
The area's only other winner was Out-of-Door Academy's Joe Plechy, who took the 50 freestyle in 22.70 seconds.
Though Cardinal Mooney didn't boast any champions, the Cougars used their depth to finish second in the team standings to St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep. Cardinal Mooney scored 247 points, well behind Shorecrest Prep's 457. Saint Stephen's was fourth at192 points.
In the boys event, Shorecrest Prep won with 466 points. Cardinal Mooney (206) was third, and ODA (204) was fourth.
The top two individuals in each event automatically advanced to Saturday's Region 3 meet at North Shore Pool. At-large berths into the region were announced Sunday.