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A-9 track: Northside Christian boys, girls claim titles

LARGO — During the past few seasons, the Class 1A, District 9 girls track meet has become as repetitive as those airport announcements reminding travelers the white zone is for loading and unloading only.

Front-runner status is for Northside Christian only. Season after season, the Mustangs are installed as the favorite.

This year was no different as Northside Christian won by a whopping margin, scoring 242 points to beat Indian Rocks Christian by 114.

How dominant were the Mustangs? They won 13 of the 17 events and placed in the top four in every one.

"We expected to do well among the girls," Northside Christian coach Jeff Goodwin said.

What was not as expected was the boys results. Northside Christian, which entered as an underdog to host Indian Rocks Christian, held off its rival to sweep the team titles. Entering the final two boys events, the Mustangs had a seven-point lead.

But Northside was able to pull away, with Matthew Montanari winning the 3,200 meters and the 4x400 relay taking first.

"We knew we were going to have to pick up points where we can," Goodwin said. "It was going to be close. But the guys did a great job."

The Mustangs' Victoria Goodwin won the triple, 100 and 300 hurdles. Goodwin received a scare when she strained her hip flexor while running the 100 hurdles. She came back, though, to finish the meet.

Teammate Katelyn Greenleaf won the 1,600, 3,200 and anchored the winning 4x800 relay.

The big winner for Northside's boys was Will Scott, who took first in the high jump and 200 and ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay.

"It was a good meet for the program," Goodwin said. "The girls have been on top, but the guys are now hungry to get there, too."

CLASS A, DISTRICT 9

Boys team scores: Northside Chr. 171, Indian Rocks Chr. 158, Calvary Chr. 86, Tampa Prep 67, Seven Rivers Chr. 43, Carrollwood Day 40, Seffner Chr. 35, Bishop McLaughlin 25, Cambridge Chr. 18, Tampa Bay Chr. 4

Girls team scores: 1. Northside Chr. 242; 2. Indian Rocks Chr. 128; 3. Tampa Prep 69; 4. Seven Rivers Chr. 44; 5. Carrollwood 43; 6. Calvary Chr. 42; 7. Bishop McLaughlin 29; 8. Seffner Chr. 25; 9. Tampa Bay Chr. 4

Boys individual results: High jump- 1. Scott (NC) 6-0; Pole vault- 1. Grant (NC) 12-06; Long jump- 1. Bing (CDS) 20-08.5; 1. Triple jump- Golden (NC) 40-03; Discus- 1. Sineus (SRC) 142-02; Shot put- 1. Sineus (SRC) 43-09.5; 4x800- Northside Chr. 8:45.85; 110 hurdles- 1. Hutcheson (CC) 16.92; 100- 1. Ostheim (IRC) 12.07; 1600- Ojeda (NC) 4:58.16; 4x100- Indian Rocks Chr. 45.70; 400- VanDeilen (NC) 53.25; 300 hurdles- Hutcheson (CC) 43.00; 800- Montzka (IRC) 2:06.02; 200- Scott (NC) 24.33; 3200- Montanari (NC) 11:03.70; 4x400- Northside Chr. 3:40.00.

Girls individual results: High jump - Mullins (Northside) 5-0; Pole vault - Kelshaw (Northside_ 6-0; Long jump - O'Quinn (Seven Rivers) 16-2; Triple jump-Goodwin (Northside) 33-1; Discus-Harris (Bishop McL) 102-1; Shot put - Miele (Seven Rivers) 32-9; 4x800 - Northside Chr. 10:40.84; 100 hurdles - Goodwin (Northside) 17.39; 100 - Knott (Carrollwood) 13.68; 1600 - Greenleaf (Northside) 5:32.70; 4x100 - Indian Rocks Chr. 52.86; 400 - Schultz (Northside) 1:04.93; 300 hurdles - Goodwin (Northside) 51.73; 800 - Konstantinovic (Northside) 2:38.91; 200 - Olds (Northside) 27.45; 3200 - Greenleaf (Northside) 11:47.69; 4x400 - Northside Chr. 4:26.32

A-9 track: Northside Christian boys, girls claim titles 04/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:30am]
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