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Bay Conference meet: Northside girls dominate; Shorecrest boys come through

ST. PETERSBURG — Natasha and Victoria Goodwin handled the field events and relays, Katelyn Greenleaf handled the distance races, and Northside Christian handled the girls field at the Bay Conference meet.

The Mustangs' top three athletes combined to either win or finish second in eight of the 17 events Thursday. That was more than enough as Northside Christian scored 215 to beat Keswick Christian by 52.

"It was just a real solid, consistent performance from our girls," Mustangs coach Jeff Goodwin said.

Natasha Goodwin had one of the biggest upsets, beating state place-winner Samantha Specht of Shorecrest in the long jump. Goodwin also won the 100 hurdles, ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay and finished second to Specht in the triple jump.

Victoria Goodwin was on the winning 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams. The highlight came in the 4x400 when Goodwin took the baton on the second leg. She was nearly 60 meters behind the leader and made up the distance.

Greenleaf, the Times' 2008 cross country runner of the year, dominated her signature races, winning the 1,600 and 3,200.

So superior was Northside's depth that it won easily without Melissa Tomlinson, who was ill.

The Mustangs won 10 events and scored in the top three in all but two.

Specht won the triple jump, 200 and 400 meters.

On the boys side, Shorecrest beat Indian Rocks Christian 161.5-149.5.

The difference came in the relays, where the Chargers won the 4x400 and 4x800 and took third in the 4x100.

The Golden Eagles' Josh Johnson was the only county boys athlete to win multiple events, taking first in the 1,600 and 3,200 races.

Bay Conference meet: Northside girls dominate; Shorecrest boys come through 03/13/09 [Last modified: Friday, March 13, 2009 12:10am]
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