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North Suncoast boys track and field preview

Nature Coast’s Antwan Story was fourth at the 2A state meet at 100 meters last season.

KERI WIGINTON | Times

Nature Coast’s Antwan Story was fourth at the 2A state meet at 100 meters last season.

As good as Nature Coast sprinter Antwan Story was last year, we might not have yet seen his best.

"His focus has improved 100 percent," Sharks coach Ryan Wilson said.

That, quite frankly, is a scary proposition.

A season ago as a junior, Story unquestionably was the area's top sprinter. In the 100-meter dash, he took fourth at the Class 2A state meet (11.03 seconds). In the 200, he placed eighth (23.96).

Now, Story expects his final chapter to be a great one.

"He can do as well as he wants to," Wilson said.

Even though Story placed higher at state in the 100, Wilson thinks the 200 is his star's better event. The coach's reasoning is simple.

"With the 200, he has more time to accelerate," Wilson said. "He can run the whole 200 at full speed."

Might Story top last season's finish?

Or better yet, can he contend for a title?

"Absolutely," Wilson said. "The 200 is his race. It's all going to come down to how well he comes out of the blocks."

District assignments

3A-7: Central, Gulf, Hudson, Land O'Lakes, Mitchell, Nature Coast, Ridgewood, River Ridge, Springstead, Sunlake, Wiregrass Ranch, Zephyrhills.

2A-9: Anclote, Hernando, Pasco, Wesley Chapel.

A-9: Academy at the Lakes, Bishop McLaughlin.

Boys to watch

Jamerson Davis, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Standout in 100, 200 and sprint relays.

Bruce Federico, Sr., Nature Coast: Reached state last year in 1,600 and 4x800.

Marcus Hicks, Sr., Pasco: Returning state qualifier in the 100.

Tyler Hisamoto, Sr., Sunlake: Defending SAC champ in the discus.

Brandon Mundy, Sr., Mitchell: A standout sprinter and jumper.

Paul Robinson, Sr., Central: Arguably the area's top returnee in the 400.

Kyrie Rodriguez, So., Hudson: Had promising freshman season in the triple jump.

Matt Schwartz, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Placed 10th at state in the 3,200.

Ricky Trinidad, Jr., Mitchell: Football star is one of the area's top sprinters.

Mitch Wozniak, Sr., Pasco: Conference and district champ in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

North Suncoast boys track and field preview 02/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:08pm]
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