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Track and field

State track capsule

State championships

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Admission: $8

Format: Field events start at 1 p.m., running finals at 7. Trophies go to the team champion and runnerup. Medallions are awarded to the top eight individuals and relay teams.

Where: Showalter Field, Winter Park

Directions: Take Interstate 275 to Interstate 4; exit at Fairbanks and head east. Follow through Winter Park (road name changes to Aloma) to light at Lakemont Avenue. Right on Lakemont, pass Winter Park Hospital and left at next light (Mizell Avenue). Right on Perth (just past Wellness Center). Follow Perth through Ward Park to Showalter parking lot at the far end on the right.

Class 3A

When: Friday

County entries: Boys — Boca Ciega: Ted Cooper (4x400), Cortez Dimodica (4x400), Julius Forte (shot put), Michael Leshore (800, 4x400), Andrew Nicholas (4x400); Gibbs: Russell Allen (300 hurdles), Sage Raphael (400), Austin Rembert (high jump, 110 hurdles); Lakewood: Frank Minton (200), Garfield Powell (400), Northeast: Matt Adkins (4x800), Jamil Cooper (4x800), Joshua Phillippi (4x800), John Zurek Jr. (4x800); Seminole: Jacob Bandoni (discus), Christian Homme (3,200)

Girls — Clearwater: Tamyscha Smith (high jump); Dunedin: Tyesha Thomas (shot put); Gibbs: JaQuel Gray (4x100), Latoya Freeman (4x100), Jessica Jones (4x100), Sturgis Shavonda (4x100), Delashey Williams (discus); Lakewood: Kiona Anderson (300 hurdles, 4x400), Brianna Forde (4x100, 4x400), Kala Funderburk (200, 400, 4x400), Breonna Jenkins (4x100), Brittany Jenkins (triple jump), Labresha Jenkins (4x100), Gincy Marcelin (4x400); Osceola: Brittany Wagoner (pole vault); Seminole: Katelin Foley (4x800), Kaitlin Homme (4x800), Rachel Jones (4x800), Megan Lawrence (800, 4x800); Tarpon Springs: Kailand Cosgrove (3,200)

Outlook: Lakewood's girls, comprised mostly of underclassmen, continue to dominate. The Spartans have won titles at the Richard Allen Relays, Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational and PCAC meet. Last week, Lakewood took third overall at regions, the highest finish among county teams. Lakewood is sending a strong contingent to state, led by Kala Funderburk, who was second in the 200 and 400 at regions. Osceola's Brittany Wagoner was the only county girl to win a region title, taking first in the pole vault. Boca Ciega's Michael Leshore was the county's only boys region champion, winning the 800. Gibbs' Austin Rembert could do well at state after placing second in the high jump and 110 hurdles at the region meet.

Class 4A

When: Saturday

County entries: Boys — Countryside: Zachary Christenson (1,600), Brenton Conley (4x400), Kosta Fotopoulos (4x800), Brian Gaputis (discus), Jake Herrmann (4x800 rely), Derrick Messmore (4x400, 4x800), Ryan Messmore (400, 4x400), AJ Nauman (4x400), Chris Ramsey (shot put), Matthew Warner (4x800), Rashard Young (100, long jump); Largo: Brynn Harvey (4x100), Leonard Johnson (4x100), Michael Lang (200, 4x100), Austin Mai (shot put, discus), Jayson Wine (4x100); Pinellas Park: Andrew Solito (pole vault); St. Petersburg: Alfredo Kiernan (4x400), Matt Miller (4x400), Brian Nguyen (4x400), Devon Papndrew (4x400), Danny Tarrell (triple jump)

Girls — Countryside: Thea Linkfield (300 hurdles), East Lake: Katherine McMeekin (1,600); Palm Harbor U.: Zoe Lombard (4x400), Madison McNary (long jump, 100, 200, 4x400), Alyssa Nelson (4x400), Alexa Ralicki (4x400); St. Petersburg: Nia Berthelot (high jump)

Outlook: PHU's Madison McNary is trying to defend her state titles in the 100 and 200 meters. She also is seeded third in the long jump. Countryside's boys have plenty of depth and could have a number of place winners, led by Ryan Messmore in the 400, Rashard Young in the long jump and Brian Gaputis in the discus.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

State track capsule 04/30/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:20pm]
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