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Hillsborough County girls track preview

Wharton’s London Enos, whose personal best is 11 feet, wants to go to 12.

WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. | Times

Wharton’s London Enos, whose personal best is 11 feet, wants to go to 12.

According to her coach, the best part about London Enos' effort at last year's Class 3A state meet might not have been her championship showing in the pole vault but the fact that the Wharton standout still didn't meet her full potential.

"She is capable of doing better," Wildcats coach Wes Newton said.

Her opponents won't be happy to hear that.

In winning the 3A title, Enos vaulted 11 feet, a personal best.

This spring, the senior's goal is to go a foot higher.

"I'd love to see her get it," Newton said.

Former Wharton pole vaulter Natalie Moser, who later became a star at Florida, is assisting Newton this season, and that is likely to further aid Enos' development:

"She was an All-American," Newton said.

Enos, who was state runnerup in the 10th grade, is being recruited by schools such as Central Florida, Florida and Georgia State. UCF, in fact, "wants her pretty bad," Newton said.

To her credit, Enos isn't resting on her laurels.

"She's not content at all," Newton said. "She's actually nervous because of the pressure of repeating."

Girls to watch

Aliscia Buford, Jr., Jefferson: Shot put star placed sixth in state a year ago.

Erin Kocher, So., Wharton: Had standout sprint season as a freshman.

Erika Kolakowski, Sr., Plant City: Eighth at state as a junior in the 800.

Katie Lutton, Hillsborough, So.; Was second-team all-county in the 3,200.

Abby Ritter, Jr., Wharton: State potential in 1,600 and 3,200.

Ashley McBride, Jr., King: Back after top-10 showing at state in the long jump.

Tanesha Maxwell, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech; Standout sprinter shines in the 100.

Shannon Meggs, Sr., Wharton: 800 and relay standout is state meet vet.

Maddi Schmidt, Sr., Tampa Catholic: Has top-five potential in the triple jump.

LaShae White, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech: Fourth-place showing at 3A meet in the 400.

Hillsborough County girls track preview 02/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2010 6:59pm]
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