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All-Pinellas County boys track and field

Juarez Wynn’s 100 time was tops in the state for a few weeks. He’s taking his shot at college football in the fall.


Juarez Wynn’s 100 time was tops in the state for a few weeks. He’s taking his shot at college football in the fall.

Track athlete of the Year Juarez Wynn, Sr., Northeast

Wynn, a running back and defensive back for the Vikings, made his mark on the track. Early this season he ran the 100 in 10.53 seconds, which stood as the state's top time for weeks. He continued to impress, winning running MVP honors at the Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational and talking gold in the 100 and 200 at the district meet.

Most impressive accomplishment: At the Class 3A-11 district meet, Wynn ran past his toughest rival, Lakewood's Frank Minton, to win the 100 and 200. Wynn went on to qualify in both events the following week at regionals.

Did you know? Wynn signed to play football at Butler Community College in Kansas, where he'll be roommates with former Northeast star Javonta Boyd.

First team

High jump, Sharrod Harriell, So., Dunedin: State qualifier in 3A.

Pole vault, Anthony Lombardo, Jr., Countryside: Fifth at 4A state meet.

Long jump, Josh Burch, Jr., Admiral Farragut: Third place at Class A state meet.

Triple jump, Burch: Seventh at Class A state meet.

Discus, Austin Mai, Jr., Largo: County's top mark at regions.

Shot put, Darryl Evans, Sr., Lakewood: Third at Class 3A state meet.

4x800, Countryside (Kosta Fotopolous, Ricy Brown, Jake Herr­mann, Zach Christenson): State qualifier in 4A.

100, Wynn: One of the fastest times in the state.

110 hurdles, Kelvin White, Jr., Lakewood: Third at 3A state meet.

1,600, Zach Christenson, Jr. Countryside: Conference champion.

4x100 relay, St. Petersburg (Kevin Robinson, Marques Sumbry, Deonte Barfield, Stevie Murph): Conference and district champion.

400, Bruce Blackshear, Sr., Lakewood: Top time in postseason.

300 hurdles, Russell Allen, Sr., Gibbs: Sixth at 3A state meet.

800, Kosta Fotopolous, Jr., Countryside: State qualifier in 4A.

200, Frank Minton, Sr., Lakewood: County's fastest time in regular season.

3,200, Wes Reynolds, Sr., St. Petersburg: County's most consistent runner.

4x400 relay, Countryside (Derek Messmore, Herrmann, Wylan Bernitt, Dawrence Roberts): Conference, district champion.

Second team

High jump: James Ham, Sr., Gibbs

Pole vault: Paul Polgar, Jr., Countryside

Long jump: Marquis Glenn, Sr., Seminole

Triple jump: Jordan Phillips, Sr., St. Petersburg

Discus: Richard Seifried, Sr., Tarpon Springs

Shot put: Richard Shockley, Sr., Countryside

4x800: Largo (Gabe Ramos, Thomas McGrath, Micah Levine, Rick Pluta)

100: Minton

100 hurdles: Jamari Boatwright, Jr., Largo

1,600: Kevin Siesel, Sr., Seminole

4x100 relay: Lakewood (Minton, Garrett Dennis, White, Theodore West)

400: Derek Messmore, So., Countryside

300 hurdles: Pierce Hutchinson, Jr., Calvary Chr.

800: Jake Herrmann, Jr., Countryside

200: Wynn

3,200: Josh Lakotia, So., Seminole

4x400 relay: Lakewood (Dana Hudson, Blackshear, Marcus Jackson, Osha White)

Honorable mention

Admiral Farragut: Donovan Erbe, Robert Goddard, Rashawn Jenkins, Christian McFarland, Noah Silverberg; Calvary Christian: Ryan Peters; Countryside: Wylan Burnitt; Indian Rocks Chr: Josh Johnson, Buddy Kaufman, Isaac McMillen, 4x100, 4x400; Keswick Christian: Daniel Darden; Largo: Ryan Eppes; Northeast: Justin Matthews; Northside Christian: Grant Rideout, Will Scott; Shore­crest: Philip Tylman; St. Petersburg: Calvin Robinson

Coach of the Year Eileen Givens, Countryside

Graduation took most of her top sprinters and jumpers. Still, Givens found a way to put the pieces in place to win the Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational, as well as conference, district and region titles.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

All-Pinellas County boys track and field 06/03/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:52pm]
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