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Northside Christian girls win their invitational

ST. PETERSBURG — At first glance, Northside Christian's girls track team appeared to be in dire straights this season. The Mustangs were stripped of their depth, losing four state medal winners to graduation, three of whom are running in college.

That seemed to spell doom, and many wondered how Northside Christian would do without them.

The answer: just as well.

Thursday, the Mustangs won their invitational meet for the third time in the past four seasons, scoring 142 points to beat Keswick Christian by 28. The feat was even more impressive considering it came two days after Northside took second at the Ed Wells/Kiwanis Invitational.

"We're a lot younger this year," Mustangs coach Jeff Goodwin said. "I knew we had the talent. We just didn't have the leadership. But that's coming along."

Asia Olds was a point-scoring machine for Northside, winning the 100 (13.29 seconds) and 200 (27.53) meters, finishing first in the long jump (16 feet, 11 inches) and running the first leg of the 4x400 relay team that took first in 4:17.

Teammate Katelyn Greenleaf was the champion in the 3,200 (11:59) and anchored the winning 4x800 relay team (10:26). Greenleaf would have been the favorite to win the 1,600 as well, but Goodwin decided to hold her out after she set the meet record at the Ed Wells Invitational on Tuesday.

"I was slightly concerned running two big meets so close together," Goodwin said. "But the girls were focused, especially after they saw the awards that were given out."

Jemica Mullins was the Mustangs other champion, taking the high jump at 5-4.

Admiral Farragut's Destini Ogelsby joined Olds as the county's only athletes to win multiple titles in individual events. Ogelsby won the discus (106-9) and shot put (32-5).

Tampa Catholic won the boys team title with 99 points, 31 more than Calvary Christian.

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