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Palm Harbor University’s Madison McNary begins her march toward more 100 and 200 state titles this week.

WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. | Times (2007)

Palm Harbor University’s Madison McNary begins her march toward more 100 and 200 state titles this week.

Class 4A, District 5 at Palm Harbor U.

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.Admission: $5

Teams outlook
Alonso, Countryside, East Lake, Largo, Mitchell, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Sickles The Cougar boys have been the dominant program this season, winning team titles at the Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational, the Richard Allen Relays and the PCAC meet. Their streak should continue with a district title, especially since they are starting to get healthy. Largo's boys should do well in the 4x100 relay.

In the girls field, PHU's Madison McNary, the defending state champ in the 100 and 200 meters, should own both of those events. She also could take first in the long jump. Other title contenders include St. Petersburg's Nia Berthelot in the high jump and East Lake's Katherine McMeekin in the 1,600.

Class 3A, District 9 at Jefferson

When: Thursday, 1, p.m.Admission: $5

Teams outlook
Blake, Clearwater, Dunedin, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Leto, Plant, Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs' Kailand Cosgrove, a standout in the 3,200, has the best chance of winning an individual event among county athletes. Dunedin's A'Darrius Anderson is a contender in the triple jump.
Class 3A, District 11 at Gibbs

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. Admission: $5

Teams outlook
Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs, Lakewood, Northeast, Osceola, Seminole Lakewood's girls have been on a roll with team titles at the Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational, Richard Allen Relays and the PCAC meet. The Spartans are led by Kiona Anderson (100 and 300 hurdles), Brittany Jenkins (triple jump) and Kala Funderburke (400). Gibbs' Austin Rembert should be a factor in the 100 hurdles.

Class 2A, Region 3 at Titusville Astronaut

When: ThursdayAdmission: $6

county Teams outlook
Clearwater Central Catholic, St. Petersburg Catholic The Marauders have strong contenders in Micah Poole (100 and 200), Tobias Probst (800 and 1,600) and Domenica Owens (800 and 1,600), who all won district titles last week.
Class A, Region 3

at Community School of Naples

When: FridayAdmission: $6

county Teams OUTLOOK
Admiral Farragut, Calvary Christian, Indian Rocks Christian, Keswick Christian, Northside Christian, Shorecrest The Mustang boys and girls showed off their depth, each winning district titles last week with a combined 506 points.

Northside's NaTasha Goodwin won three events (long jump, triple jump and 100 hurdles) and Katelyn Greenleaf won two (1,600 and 3,200).

On the boys side, the Mustangs' David Edwards is undefeated in the 300 hurdles, and Joe Cathey was a district champion in the 1,600 and 3,200. The Blue Jacket boys also are strong, especially in the field events.

The top four place winners in each event advance to next week's region meets.

The field events start at 1 p.m. The running finals start at 7. The top four individuals or relay teams in each event advance to state. Any ties resulting in more than four qualifiers in an event will be broken by a run off, throw off or jump off.

District, region track preview 04/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2008 12:54pm]
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