Class 3A, Region 2
When/where: today, 1 p.m. Gaither
Local teams: Alonso, Bloomingdale, Chamberlain, Durant, East Bay, Gaither, Plant City, Riverview, Sickles
Athletes to watch: Kara Buono, Bloomingdale (800); Iesha Campbell, Alonso (discus, shot put); Chauncy Edwards, Riverview (triple jump); Dentarius Locke, Chamberlain (100, 200, 400); Francisco Llanos, Chamberlain (long jump); Rikka Lovely, Gaither (100, 200, triple jump); John Mitchell, Durant (800); Aaron Overton, Gaither (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, high jump); Yesenia Perez, Gaither (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles); Jasmine Pope, Plant City (100, 200, long jump); Morgan Scherschel, Gaither (pole vault); Grace VanDerGrift, Durant (1,600, 3,200); Daniel Wehunt, Sickles (800); Derek Wehunt, Sickles (1,600); Lauren Verbosky, East Bay (400); Boys 4x800, Sickles; Girls 4x100, Chamberlain; Girls 4x400, Gaither
When: Class A, Friday; Class 2A, Saturday
Where: Showalter Field, Winter Park
Local qualifiers: A – Thomas Coverson, Tampa Prep (discus, shot put); Chris Friedrich, Tampa Prep (800); Tahire Robertson, Cambridge (high jump), Stephen Warner, Tampa Prep (1,600); boys 4x800, Tampa Prep. 2A – Matt Altimari, Robinson (1,600); Olivia D'Angelo, Berkeley Prep (3,200); Richard Blake, Berkeley Prep (1,600, 3,200); Darrin Gibson, Robinson (800); Allison Higbee, Berkeley Prep (pole vault); Shakea Kindred, Spoto (shot put); Charles Klug, Berkeley Prep (pole vault); Mari Ostrenko, Tampa Catholic (pole vault); Page Price, Berkeley Prep (800, 1,600); Connor Revord, Jesuit (800, 1,600); Jordan Schilit, Jesuit (3,200); Logan Trimble, Jesuit (800); Girls 4x800, Berkeley Prep; boys 4x800, Robinson; boys 4x800, Jesuit
Athletes to watch (with their best events):
Matt Altimari, Robinson (1,600): Fourth at regionals, but wasn't far behind winner.
Richard Blake, Berkeley Prep (1,600, 3,200): Good in both; better in the 3,200.
Thomas Coverson, Tampa Prep (discus, shot): A medal contender in both events.
Darrin Gibson, Robinson (800): Top-five finish — and maybe better — is possible.
Allison Higbee, Berkeley Prep (pole vault): Has the potential to earn a medal.
Page Price, Berkeley Prep (800, 1600): Miami Hurricane recruit is starting to peak.
Connor Revord, Jesuit (800, 1,600): Has championship ability in two events.
Boys 4x800, Robinson: Powerful group edged Jesuit at regionals.
Boys 4x800, Jesuit: To win state, must first get past Robinson.
Girls 4x800, Berkeley Prep: Posted solid effort (9:59.54) at regionals.
Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer