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Track: Lakewood girls, boys fare well at 2A-11

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Sat. April 12, 2014 | Bob Putnam | Email

Lakewood, despite losing the bulk of its star power from last year’s state champion boys team, won its third straight district title, scoring 172 points at the 2A-11 meet to beat Gibbs by 68 at Sarasota Booker.

The Spartans used nine runners in various lineups to sweep the 4x100-meter relay (43.47), 4x400 (3:32.56) and 4x800 (8:39.11).

Lakewood’s other champions were Devontae Persha in the 800 (1:59.66) and Jahaven Haye in the 200 (22.07).

Dunedin’s Ahmad Middleton won the long jump (22 feet, 8 inches), 110 hurdles (14.55) and 300 hurdles (37.98).

The Spartans girls finished second with 140 points, one fewer than Wauchula Hardee. Lakewood’s only title was the 4x400 (4:29.50).

Gibbs’ Jerosan Fletcher won the long jump (17-4), 200 (25.86) and 400 (58.88). She was favored in the 100 but was disqualified after a false start in the final.

Dunedin’s Olivia Welsh took first in the pole vault (9-0) and 100 hurdles (15.26).

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