PUNTA GORDA — Terrence Mitchell handled the field events, Lindsey Lamar handled the sprints and Hillsborough handled the boys field at the Class 3A, Region 3 meet.
The Terriers, thanks to a few individual standout performances, beat host Punta Gorda Charlotte 96-71.5 Thursday to win their third straight region title.
"We've been crunching numbers for a while and knew we had a chance," Hillsborough coach Joey Sipp said. "We had some guys come through with big wins."
Mitchell won the long jump (24 feet, 2½ inches) and triple jump (47-8¾). He also took second in the 300 hurdles. Lamar, a USF recruit, defended his region titles in the 100 and 200. He beat Northeast's Juarez Wynn in the 100 with a time of 10.69. In the 200, Lamar won in 21.85, beating Charlotte's Mike Bellamy by .012 seconds. Lamar also added a title in the 400.
Ron Washington was the Terriers' other champion in the high jump (6-4).
"Lindsey was big time, but so were Terrence and Ron," Sipp said. "Those titles gave us a lot of points."
Other county champions were: Wharton's John Grellner in the 1,600 (4:27), Sean Obinwa in the 800 (1:56.84) and the Wildcats' 4x800 team (10:69), Plant's John Wilkins in the 3,200 (9:49.01) and Nick Bergin in the discus (149-1), Freedom's Trent Wiseman in the pole vault (14-0), Brandon's Desmond McGill in the 300 hurdles (38.49), and Armwood's 4x400 relay team (3:20.40).
On the girls side, Wharton overwhelmed the competition, scoring 115 points to beat Palmetto by 66.
Amani Bryant led the Wildcats with dominating victories in the 100 (14.88) and 300 hurdles (43.39). She also anchored Wharton's winning 4x400 relay team.
The Wildcats' Alyssa Franks won the 1,600 (5:16) and finished second in the 3,200, and London Enos took first in the pole vault (11-0). Wharton's 4x800 relay also won in 9:40.
Other county girls champions were Newsome's Ilana Armati in the discus (103-2) and Jessica Sykes in the high jump (5-2), Armwood's Corlissa Pope in the shot put (35-7) and Tampa Bay Tech's LaShae White (56.24).