Prep swimming | Saint Stephen's Ellie Berdusco seeded second at state

HERALD STAFF REPORTNovember 4, 2013 

Saint Stephen's swimmer Ellie Berdusco seeded second at state

Saint Stephen's star Ellie Berdusco is seeded second for the Class 1A state meet in the 500-yard freestyle, the event she won last year as a sophomore.

Berdusco won a region title in the 500 and 200 freestyle events Saturday to earn return trips to state. Her time of 4 minutes, 56.57 seconds in the 500 freestyle was two seconds slower than the region time recorded by Lake Highlands Prep junior Katie Duggan. Duggan finished fifth behind Berdusco last year at the state meet but was the closest underclassman.

Berdusco's region-winning time of 1:52.35 in the 200 freestyle is good for a fifth seed.

In Class 3A, the region meet will be held Saturday at St. Petersburg with a bevy of Lakewood Ranch and Braden River swimmers competing. The Lakewood Ranch boys 200 medley relay and Mustang Eric Erlenmeyer (100 backstroke) will enter the region with top seeds. Braden River's Ryan Walker is the top seed in the 50 freestyle.AREA STATE PREP SWIMMING QUALIFIERSWith state seeding, region and time

at Stuart

Class 2A

Saturday

Boys

200 individual medley -- 13. Theodore Smith (Bayshore) 2:03.06.

500 freestyle -- 6. Smith 4:45.68.Class 1A

Friday

Boys200 medley relay -- 12. Cardinal Mooney 1:43.05.

200 freestyle -- 20. Matthew Garcia (Cardinal Mooney) 1:46.69.

50 freestyle -- 19. Joe Plechy (Out-of-Door Academy) 22.92.

500 freestyle -- 8. Austin Katz (Cardinal Mooney) 4:37.51.

100 backstroke -- 12. Katz 53.46.

100 breaststroke -- 13. Garcia 53.64.

400 freestyle relay -- 10. Cardinal Mooney 3:20.15.Girls200 freestyle -- 5. Ellie Berdusco (Saint Stephen's) 1:52.35.

500 freestyle -- 2. Berdusco 4:56.57, 22. Joie Eckhard (Out-of-Door Academy) 5:16.29, 24. Paiton Krebs (Cardinal Mooney) 5:20.01.

200 freestyle relay -- 11. Saint Stephen's 1:42.75.Area region qualifiersWITH REGION SEEDING, DISTRICT TIME

Class 3A-Region 3

Saturday

at St. Petersburg

Boys200 medley relay -- 1. Lakewood Ranch 1:41.99, 4. Braden River 1:45.19.

200 freestyle -- 4. Luke Hanner (Lakewood Ranch) 1:46.74, 8. Daniel Erlenmeyer (Lakewood Ranch) 1:48.60, 11. Kevin Berkenbusch (Lakewood Ranch) 1:52.78, 22. Max Morris (Braden River) 1:58.72.

200 individual medley -- 5. Sang Cho (Lakewood Ranch) 2:02.90, 15. Luke Morris (Braden River) 2:09.79, 22. Morris 2:18.72, 24. Lyle Hanner (Lakewood Ranch) 2:22.49.

50 freestyle -- 1. Ryan Walker (Braden River) 22.20, 2. Eric Erlenmeyer (Lakewood Ranch) 22.24, 15. Jonathan Chaires (Lakewood Ranch) 24.09, 17. Jon Graves (Braden River) 24.15.

100 butterfly -- 3. Luke Hanner 55.05, 11. Chaires 56.91, 18. Giancarlo DiBenedetto (Braden River) 1:01.16.

100 freestyle -- 2. Walker 49.48, 7. Kevin Berkenbusch (Lakewood Ranch) 51.42, 17. Michael Troubeev (Braden River) 53.19.

500 freestyle -- 3. Daniel Erlenmeyer 4:43.33.

200 freestyle relay -- 2. Lakewood Ranch 1:32.62, 4. Braden River 1:33.17.

100 backstroke -- 1. Eric Erlenmeyer 54.69, 6. Morris 58.42, 17. Wesley Desouza (Lakewood Ranch) 1:05.64, 22. Jacob Krieg (Lakewood Ranch) 1:08.47.

100 breaststroke -- 4. Cho 1:02.38, 8. Troubeev 1:05.55, 14. Logan Knutson (Lakewood Ranch) 1:10.65.

400 freestyle relay -- 2. Lakewood Ranch 3:20.66, 14. Braden River 3:50.71.Girls200 medley relay -- 7. Lakewood Ranch 1:59.74.

200 freestyle -- 15. Paige Lewandrowski (Braden River) 2:04.24, 18. Malorie Schuerman (Lakewood Ranch) 2:06.73.

200 individual medley -- 22. Camille Gonzales (Lakewood Ranch) 2:29.44.

50 freestyle -- 24. Gabriella Photos (Lakewood Ranch) 27.73.

100 butterfly -- 3. Madison Jean (Lakewood Ranch) 58.31, 15. Hannah Grant (Lakewood Ranch) 1:06.40, 21. Courtney Lancaster (Lakewood Ranch) 1:10.40.

100 freestyle -- 2. Sydney Panzarino (Lakewood Ranch) 55.39, 7. Courtney Chapin (Lakewood Ranch) 56.92.

500 freestyle -- 15. Lewandrowski 5:28.70, 24. Schuerman 5:40.89.

200 freestyle -- 11. Lakewood Ranch 1:50.82, 13. Braden River 1:54.60.

100 backstroke -- 3. Jean 1:00.39, 4. Chapin 1:01.43, 10. Panzarino 1:03.86, 23. Gonzales 1:10.32.

100 breaststroke -- 14. Zaya Pelusi (Lakewood Ranch) 1:20.72, 23. Courtney Lancaster (Lakewood Ranch) 1:23.36.

400 freestyle relay -- 5. Lakewood Ranch 3:45.14, 13. Braden River 4:22.85.

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