5 J.P. Taravella Swimmers Shine in State Championship

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5 J.P. Taravella Swimmers Shine in State Championship

J.P. Taravella Swim Team. {JPT Swim}

By: Matt Rothman 

To top off one of the best seasons in school history, the J.P. Taravella High School swim team competed in the State Championship on Saturday.

Held at the Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart, Mason Green had the best result coming in third place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.90. He finished .04 seconds shy of second place and less than two seconds shy of a State Championship However, he did improve his time from last year in States. Green also swam individually in the 200-yard freestyle and finished ninth at 1:43:16 after making his way through preliminaries.

Miles Green competed individually in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries and finished .1 seconds from making it to the final. Miles swam in the 200-yard medley relay with Zane Samms, RJ Martin, and Mekhi Dawkins. They finished 16th overall while Mason, Martin, Miles, and Dawkins swam in the 200-yard freestyle relay. As a team, The Trojans came in 23rd out of 42 schools. 

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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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