Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

District track: Spongers, Marauder earn individual titles

TAMPA — The shadow looming over the Class 3A, District 9 championships at Jefferson on Thursday was that of the Hillsborough Terriers.

Ferocious and hungry, they claimed ownership of the track for one afternoon en route to what they hope is a state title run.

But Pinellas County individuals would not be denied a few titles of their own to advance to next week's region meet.

Among the winners were Tarpon Springs' Richard Seifried with a discus throw of 141-6, Clearwater's Ryan Cheney with a winning pole vault of 13 feet and for the girls it was Tarpon Springs' Maryah Finch with a winning time of 2:25.71 in the 800.

Clearwater girls had the best team finish among Pinellas schools, taking third, while Dunedin's sixth-place finish was best among boys.

Of course, it was hard to overlook the dominance of Hillsborough, which coach Joey Sipp believes has a legitimate chance to win a state title.

That has been his mantra all season and it was hard to argue as the boys and girls claimed team titles.

"We won regions two years in a row," Sipp said of the boys. "We want to go win it again and we want to win state."

One question dogging the Terriers is the status of sprinter Lindsey Lamar, who has been hobbled by a hamstring injury. Lamar ran for the first time since the county championships and looked impressive, taking wins in the 100 (10.99), 200 (22.65) and placing fourth in the 400 (50.76).

Plant dominated both boys and girls distance events, taking 13 of 16 spots to advance to region in the 1,600 and 3,200. Winners in the 1,600 were Lizzie Goodwin (5:39.80) and Didier Barjon (4:42.06), and in the 3,200 it was Michaela Kennedy (12:18.08) and John Wilkins (10:19.01).

For the girls, Blake's Marissa McEleveen was stellar winning the long jump (19-13/4), triple jump (37-41/4), 100 (12.82) and 200 (26.34).

Agate goes here.

District track: Spongers, Marauder earn individual titles 04/23/09 [Last modified: Friday, April 24, 2009 12:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Morning after off day: Rays ready for slumping O's

    Blogs

     

  2. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh

    Soccer

    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  3. LSU's Paul Mainieri defends FSU's Mike Martin; Gators play Friday

    College

    OMAHA, Neb. — LSU coach Paul Mainieri says whether Florida State's Mike Martin ever wins a national championship should have no bearing on how his long career in college baseball is judged.

    MADE IT: Josh Watson beats the tag of Louisville catcher Colby Fitch during TCU’s 4-3 win in the College World Series.
  4. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  5. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman also has top-9 wing on his wish list

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Much has been made about the Lightning's interest in bolstering its blue line, even after last week's acquisition of defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev.

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures as he speaks to the media about recent trades during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning, over the past few days, have traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings, forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Valtteri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA101