Thursday, September 11, 2014

From the Tampa Bay Times: Berkeley Prep swimmers aim for golden finish to high school careers

Berkeley Prep swimmers aim for golden finish to high school careers

By Steve Lee, Times Correspondent


TAMPA — Berkeley Prep's return to last weekend's City Relays — and subsequent victory after an eight-year absence — marked the beginning of what five seniors destined for lifelong friendships hope to be a memorable end to their high school careers.

From left, Berkeley Prep coach Kevin Rosepapa has coached seniors Harrison Keane, Keating Mosher, Delton Gunn, Graham Olney and Ryan Franzese for several years.
Courtesy of Robert Nally
From left, Berkeley Prep coach Kevin Rosepapa has coached seniors Harrison Keane, Keating Mosher, Delton Gunn, Graham Olney and Ryan Franzese for several years.

"Ideally, as seniors we'd all like that top five finish at states and to get on the podium," said Graham Olney, whose eighth-place finish at state in the 100-yard backstroke as a sophomore is the best of the bunch. "That's something we've been looking forward to since we were kids."
Olney, Ryan Franzese, Delton Gunn and Keating Mosher have been swimming together at Berkeley Prep since the third grade when Olney jokingly said that their parents did not want to pick them up too early after school.
"We're all just the biggest group of goofballs," Olney said.


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