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Track: Hillsborough boys win hot USF/Steinbrenner Invitational

USF/Steinbrenner Invitational

Girls Team Standings (top 10): Orlando Evans 56, Lake Mary 55, Kissimmee Osceola 42, Hillsborough 39, Bradenton Lakewood Ranch 28, Central 28, Miami Jackson 26, Wharton 24.5, Fort Myers 20

Girls Individuals: Discus — Chelsea Gobourne (Sarasota Riverview) 118-3; Shot put — Raqurra Ishmar (Central) 42-8.5; High jump — Tikiera Relaford (Central) 5-8; Long jump — Lloynecia Matthews (Evans) 17-0.5; Triple jump — Dejoun Dennard (Armwood) 34-4.5; Pole vault — Erica Sergeant (Lake Mary) 11-4; 110 hurdles — Ashley Favors (Riverview) 14.27; 100 — Tynia Gaither (Osceola) 11.54; 1600 — Kelli Williams (Mitchell) 5:07.15; 400 — Robin Reynolds (Jackson) 54.21; 800 — Emily Edwards (Fort Myers Canterbury) 2:18.31; 300 hurdles — Narricka Williams (Hillsborough) 44.67; 4x100 relay — Kissimmee Osceola 47.13; 200 — Tynia Gaither (Osceola) 23.17; 3200 — Olivia Ortiz (Lakewood Ranch) 11:21.81; 4x400 relay — Lake Mary 3:54.65

Boys Team Standings (top 10): Hillsborough 64, Countryside 48, Alonso 39, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley 38, Plant 30, Chamberlain 28, Jesuit 26, Newsome 25, Punta Gorda Charlotte 24, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic 22

Boys Individuals: Discus — Ike Edwards (Jesuit) 167-4; Shot put — Hunter Joyer (Wesley Chapel) 59-3.25; High jump — Gigi Petion (Alonso) 6-6; Long jump — Karee Pitts (Ocoee) 21-6.5; Triple jump — Jeremiah Green (Hillsborough) 45-9; Pole vault — Alex Kazanski (Wiregrass Ranch) 14-6; 4x800 relay — Steinbrenner 8:01.85; 100 hurdles — Rayshawn Jenkins (Admiral Farragut) 14.47; 100 — Defario Phillips (Kissimmee Osceola) 10.64; 1600 — Max del Monte (Chamberlain) 4:18.47; 400 — Franklyn Mosely (Alonso) 49.25); 800 — Otniel Teixeira (Lake Brantley) 1:55.10; 300 hurdles — Evan Jennings (Hillsborough) 38.73); 4x100 relay — Lake Brantley 42.40; 200 — Brandon Holloway (Alonso) 21.47; 3200—Tyler Cardillo (Charlotte) 9:33.99; 4x400 relay — Newsome 3:23.46

TAMPA — Hillsborough sophomore Jeremiah Green didn't bank on the spotlight searing him like a heat lamp Saturday.

"Ooh, that sun was beating me down," Green said as dusk arrived at the second annual USF/Steinbrenner Invitational. "That sun was like a hawk on your back."

Jumping, sprinting and basting (sometimes all at once), Green was, arguably, the busiest member of a Terriers team that repeated as boys champion of the 12-hour meet. Hillsborough's 64 points were 16 more than runnerup Countryside.

They were only two of 79 schools that converged on USF's campus. Meet organizer (and Steinbrenner girls coach) Ladd Baldwin said there were more than 2,000 entrants with a peak on-track temperature of 102 degrees reported.

Green won the triple jump with a personal-best 45 feet, 9 inches, placed seventh in the 200 meters, ran the 100 and did a leg of the 4x100 relay that placed fifth.

Evan Jennings was the Terriers' only other individual champ (300 hurdles).

Also enjoying a sweltering day in the sun was Chamberlain junior Max del Monte, who won the 1,600 (4 minutes, 18.47 seconds) by pulling away in the final quarter-mile after being boxed in early. del Monte's coaches hand-timed his last quarter at 59 seconds.

"I'd say for the first 800 meters, it was all over the place. There was absolutely no rhythm whatsoever," del Monte said. "There was just a lot of bumping around."

Alonso junior Brandon Holloway further cemented his status as the bay area's premier 200 specialist, winning in a personal-best 21.47. Holloway also placed fourth in the 100.

"My start was perfect," Holloway said of the 200. "That's what I was trying to do the whole time; get a good start because I knew my time would go down."

Holloway capped a sparkling day for the Ravens boys, who also got wins from Franklyn Mosely in the 400 (49.25) and Gigi Petion in the high jump (6-6) en route to a third-place finish (49 points).

Capping the meet was Newsome's boys 4x400 relay, whose 3:23.46 marked its second personal best in as many weeks. The Wolves rallied in the final lap to win last weekend's Charles Johnson Invitational.

Orlando Evans won the girls meet with 56 points. Hillsborough, in fourth with 39, was the county's top finisher.

Track: Hillsborough boys win hot USF/Steinbrenner Invitational 03/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:11pm]
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