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A-9 track: Cambridge's Barnett wins discus, shot put

LARGO — With so much talent and depth at its disposal, Northside Christian's girls track team already has put a lot of ground between itself and what passes for its competition.

So it was expected the Mustangs would have no problem winning the Class A, District 9 meet Wednesday at Indian Rocks Christian.

And in one of the most anticlimactic races for a team title, Northside Christian did just that, scoring 280 points, nearly 200 points more than its closest competitor.

The Mustangs won 15 of the 17 events. They finished 1-2-3 in nearly half of them.

Yet it wasn't even their most dominating performance in terms of points at a district meet. Last year, Northside scored 313 to win the title by 223 points.

Mustangs coach Jeff Goodwin isn't too concerned with that. He has his eye trained on goals beyond districts.

"We had a great showing by our girls," Goodwin said. "We're not trying to stack the deck to embarrass the competition. We're trying to put the girls in the right spots to win regions and have a chance at state."

Cambridge's Clint Barnett (shot put, discus) and Bishop McLaughlin's Ryan Beeble (200, 400) also won multiple events.

One calculated risk Goodwin took before Wednesday's district meet was to switch distance specialist Katelyn Greenleaf from the 3,200 meters to the 800. Last season, Greenleaf took fifth at state in the 3,200.

But she appears to be just as strong in the 800, winning that event, along with the 1,600 and anchoring the winning 4x800 relay team.

NaTasha Goodwin won four events for the second straight year, taking first in the long jump, triple jump, 100 hurdles and running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay. Northside's Jennica Mullins also was a champion in multiple individual events, winning the high jump and the 100.

Bishop McLaughlin's Tori Harris won the discus.

On the boys side, Indian Rocks Christian's won the boys title. The Golden Eagles showed off their balance, winning eight events and finishing in the top three in all but two.

IRC's Isaac McMillen won the long and triple jump. The Golden Eagles also swept the relays, winning the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800.

A-9 track: Cambridge's Barnett wins discus, shot put 04/15/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:50pm]
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