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992905 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2009-04-17 03:58:13.0 UTC 2009-04-16T23:58:13.000-04:00 a-11-track-afa-boys-win-9th-straight-title-shorecrest-girls-defend-title Published 2009-04-17 04:21:21.0 UTC 2009-04-17T00:21:21.000-04:00 sports/tranckandfieldpreps DTI 49976728 ST. PETERSBURG — Josh Burch propelled himself through the air in the long and triple jump. Donovan Erbe soared in the pole vault. And David Dang twisted sideways while launching himself in the high jump. Name a field event at the Class A, District 11, and there was a pretty good bet a Blue Jacket athlete was competing in it. And winning. Admiral Farragut relied on its strength in the field events to secure its ninth straight boys district title Thursday. The Blue Jackets scored 222 points, 125 in the field events, to get off to a fast start and beat runnerup Sarasota Out of Door Academy by 81. Burch, the defending state champion in the long jump, won his signature event by leaping 20 feet, 5 inches. He also took first in the triple jump (41-8). Other AFA winners in the field events were Dang in the high jump (5-8), Erbe in the pole vault (11-0) and Noah Silverberg in the discus (135-2). The Blue Jackets also had champions in the running events. Blake Arnold won the 1,600 (4 minutes, 54.64 seconds) and the 3,200 (11:00.64). Rod Robinson won the 400 (54.88) and the 4x100 relay team of Sebastian Gillespie, Rayshawn Jenkins, Burch and Robert Goddard won the 4x100 (47.11). Shorecrest's girls outscored Keswick 196-167 to defend its district title. The Chargers were led by Samantha Specht, who dominated her four events. Specht won the long jump (16-21/4), triple jump (33-51/2), 200 (27.15) and 400 (1:04.46). By Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer Preps,Pinellas,Sports A-11 track: AFA boys win 9th straight title; Shorecrest girls defend title TJOHNSONN 0STC Sports 0 Star dhvns6epb07r dhvns AFA boys take control, take 9th straight title Pinellas 9 pin_A11track041709 AFA boys take control, take 9th straight title 2009-04-17 04:00:00.0 UTC 2009-04-17T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2009/04/16/49976728-a-11-track-afa-boys-win-9th-straight-title-shorecrest-girls-defend-title StaffArticle sports,prepsHigh School SportsST. PETERSBURG — Josh Burch propelled himself through the air in the long and triple jump. Donovan Erbe soared in the pole vault. And David Dang twisted sideways while launching himself in the high jump.Preps,Pinellas,SportsPreps,Pinellas,SportsBob Putnam 380281 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:21.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:21.000-04:00 bob-putnam published 2015-08-05 17:17:13.0 UTC 2015-08-05T13:17:13.000-04:00 Bob Putnam <p>Bob Putnam has covered high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times as a staff writer since 1996. He is a fourth-generation Floridian who graduated from Dixie Hollins High School and wrote for the student newspapers at St. Petersburg College and USF. He has covered the high school careers of football stars Riley Cooper (CCC/Florida/Philadelphia Eagles), Dante Fowler (Lakewood/Florida/Jacksonville Jaguars), Leonard Johnson (Largo/Iowa State/Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Dexter McCluster (Largo, Mississippi/Tennessee Titans), among others.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745471 Bob Putnam has covered high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times as a staff writer since 1996. He is a fourth-generation Floridian who graduated from Dixie Hollins High School and wrote for the student newspapers at St. Petersburg College and USF. He has covered the high school careers of football stars Riley Cooper (CCC/Florida/Philadelphia Eagles), Dante Fowler (Lakewood/Florida/Jacksonville Jaguars), Leonard Johnson (Largo/Iowa State/Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Dexter McCluster (Largo, Mississippi/Tennessee Titans), among others. <p>Phone: (727) 580-4395</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:bputnam@tampabay.com ">bputnam@tampabay.com</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Putnam_Bob_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745471-bob-putnam AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:21.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:21.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BOB PUTNAM</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2284530 2016-07-08 11:47:21.0 UTC 2 Months Ago burk-greyhounds-wins-another-derby-lane-kennel-title sports/parimutuels Burk Greyhounds wins third straight Derby Lane kennel title StaffArticle 2281327 2016-06-12 01:43:21.0 UTC 2 Months Ago florida-gators-win-third-ncaa-mens-outdoor-track-title sports/colleges Florida Gators win third NCAA men's outdoor track title StaffArticle 2285766 2016-07-18 02:34:10.0 UTC 1 Month Ago lydia-ko-wins-marathon-classic-playoff-for-14th-lpga-title sports/golf Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic playoff for 14th LPGA title StaffArticle <p>ST. PETERSBURG — Josh Burch propelled himself through the air in the long and triple jump. Donovan Erbe soared in the pole vault. And David Dang twisted sideways while launching himself in the high jump.</p> <p>Name a field event at the Class A, District 11, and there was a pretty good bet a Blue Jacket athlete was competing in it.</p> <p>And winning.</p> <p>Admiral Farragut relied on its strength in the field events to secure its ninth straight boys district title Thursday.</p> <p>The Blue Jackets scored 222 points, 125 in the field events, to get off to a fast start and beat runnerup Sarasota Out of Door Academy by 81.</p> <p>Burch, the defending state champion in the long jump, won his signature event by leaping 20 feet, 5 inches. He also took first in the triple jump (41-8). Other AFA winners in the field events were Dang in the high jump (5-8), Erbe in the pole vault (11-0) and Noah Silverberg in the discus (135-2).</p> <p>The Blue Jackets also had champions in the running events. Blake Arnold won the 1,600 (4 minutes, 54.64 seconds) and the 3,200 (11:00.64). Rod Robinson won the 400 (54.88) and the 4x100 relay team of Sebastian Gillespie, Rayshawn Jenkins, Burch and Robert Goddard won the 4x100 (47.11).</p> <p>Shorecrest's girls outscored Keswick 196-167 to defend its district title.</p> <p>The Chargers were led by Samantha Specht, who dominated her four events.</p> <p>Specht won the long jump (16-21/4), triple jump (33-51/2), 200 (27.15) and 400 (1:04.46).</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:38:59