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  • Lakewood's Tim Holmes helps 4x400 relay team become nation's best

    Lakewood’s boys 4x400 relay team, the reigning Class 2A state champions, have not been challenged this season, cruising to wins by whopping margins in nearly every major meet. The biggest test came this past weekend at the Florida Relays, where the Spartans faced the fastest teams in the state, regardless ...
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    Sun. April 07, 2013 at 10:04 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sweet 16: Some of the other top performances from the 83rd West Coast Invitational

    Sweet 16: Some of the other top performances from the 83rd West Coast Invitational I didn't get to every good thing about last night's West Coast Invitational, or should we call it the West Cold Invitational, so here's a few performances that merit additional mentions: 1. One last shoutout for the Gibbs 4x100 team, because that's always a big event, especially between the Gladiators ...
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    Thu. March 07, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: 'That Deal' proving he's the real thing

    ST. PETERSBURG — If Trayvon Bromell needs a nickname, he might want to consider “That Deal.” Wednesday at the West Coast Invitational at Lakewood, the Gibbs star sprinter was referred to as “that deal” a handful of times that I heard, and likely dozens of other times that I didn’t. ...
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    Thu. March 07, 2013 at 12:03 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Track: Lakewood's depth secures title at Richard Allen Relays

    Track: Lakewood's depth secures title at Richard Allen Relays ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood boys track coach Anthony Snead knows how precarious relay meets can be. There are a number of things that can go wrong. A hurdler could fall. A jumper could scratch. It all happened to the Spartans on Friday night. In the 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay, Lakewood ...
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    Fri. March 01, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track and field: Lakewood boys 4x400 team delivers shivers

    ST. PETERSBURG — Through 16 events, Lakewood’s boys electrified the crowd at the St. Petersburg Championship meet by sprinting or leaping past their competitors. But the Spartans might have outdone themselves in the 17th and final event, the 4x400 relay. Lakewood’s four runners — Shaquill Griffin, Rodney Adams, Shaquem Griffin ...
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    Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:07 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Times' all-Pinellas County boys and girls track teams

    Times' all-Pinellas County boys and girls track teams Boys Athlete of the year: Shaquem Griffin, Jr., Lakewood Why we picked him: No one dominated the triple jump in the county quite like Shaquem Griffin, who won his signature event at nearly every major meet. At the 2A state meet, he leaped past competitors to win his first state ...
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    Wed. May 30, 2012 at 8:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas, state track: Griffins carry Lakewood boys to fifth

    JACKSONVILLE — Lakewood's Shaquem Griffin left the runway much like he has done in every other triple jump performance this season: with an aura of invincibility.Griffin, who entered Saturday's Class 2A state track meet with the top mark in his signature event, left the rest of his competitors behind after ...
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    Sat. April 28, 2012 at 8:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region track roundup: Twin brothers pace Lakewood

    TITUSVILLE — Ravin Gilbert knew exactly what she was up against as she got into the blocks for the 100 meters. “I was seeded second, so I knew I had to push hard,” the Wesley Chapel senior said. “And I knew my competitors from last year. I knew I had ...
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    Fri. April 20, 2012 at 12:14 a.m. | Carl Kotala

  • Pinellas track: Calvary squads finish strong, take district titles

    CLEARWATER — Cavalry Christian defended its home track Thursday by taking the girls team title and runnerup for the boys in Class A, District 8. Indian Rocks Christian’s girls team grappled with Cavalry early, but once seniors Jessica Maggio and Logan Theil got to their events, the Warriors pulled away. ...
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    Fri. April 13, 2012 at 12:33 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Track: Osceola girls gain revenge in winning Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet

    CLEARWATER — Osceola's Alexis Irwin was already spent after running, and winning, the 800- and 1,600-meter races at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet on Wednesday.Still, there was another race to go.Irwin's last race was the most grueling: the 3,200. Through eight laps around the track, Irwin staggered. She wilted. ...
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    Wed. April 04, 2012 at 8:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track: Northside girls break through at Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational

    Track: Northside girls break through at Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational CLEARWATER — After two years of frustrating finishes, Northside Christian won the girls team title Tuesday at the 50th Ed Wells Kiwanis Invitational, scoring 101 points to end Lakewood’s two-year reign. The Mustangs, thanks to superior depth, had more than enough to beat Largo and Osceola, who each scored 66. ...
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    Wed. March 21, 2012 at 12:41 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas County: Tuesday's hotshots

    HomeTeam Hotshots Standout performances from Tuesday night Nate Montano, East Lake: The Eagles live on pitching and defense, and Montano provided the pitching Tuesday night. He held Palm Harbor University to five hits and one run in a 3-1 win. Logan Peel, Northeast: The senior right-hander lost to Osceola 4-1, ...
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    Wed. March 21, 2012 at 12:38 a.m. | Times Staff

  • USF/Steinbrenner Invitational preview

    In terms of participation and prestige, the USF/George M. Steinbrenner Invitational has evolved into the area’s biggest regular-season meet in three short seasons. Today, roughly 70 schools from west central Florida (and a bit beyond) converge at the USF Track & Field Stadium for what stands as a midseason gauge ...
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    Fri. March 16, 2012 at 8:43 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Track and field: Lakewood boys foil Bogie again; Osceola girls earn narrow win

    ST. PETERSBURG — Another week, another team title for Lakewood’s boys track team. The host Spartans, who dominated the relays and the field events, won the title at the West Coast Invitational, outscoring Boca Ciega 133-106 Wednesday. Lakewood won the St. Petersburg City championships and the Richard Allen Relays the ...
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    Wed. March 07, 2012 at 11:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Track: Miscue gives Lakewood boys edge at Richard Allen Relays

    PINELLAS PARK — A week after winning the St. Petersburg City championships, Lakewood’s boys track team came through again with a team title Friday at the Richard Allen Relays. Much like the previous week, the Spartans’ toughest competition came from Boca Ciega. The Pirates, who won four events to Lakewood’s ...
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    Sat. March 03, 2012 at 12:20 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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