ST. PETERSBURG — Northside Christian's track and field trophies continue to pile up at a rapid pace inside the Mustangs' track room. Northside coach Jeff Goodwin took a look around the room and noticed they may need an extra rack to stack awards on.
And after Thursday's dominating performance at the Mustang Invitational, there's no reason to believe the Mustangs should not invest in an extra rack, as both boys and girls squads took first-place honors with 150 and 158.5 points, respectively.
"We just had a big meet on Tuesday, the Ed Wells Invitational, and we just mixed it up today," Goodwin said. "We showed our versatility and we showed our depth.
"A meet like Ed Wells, we didn't show our depth, we showed our firepower, and a meet like tonight we get to show our depth."
Northside's girls, who finished second Tuesday at Ed Wells and edged out Keswick Christian by 75 points Thursday, had several athletes who could excel in different events, including junior Asia Olds, who won the 100 meters (12.93), 400 (1:02.13) and long jump (5.22 meters).
On the boys side, the Mustangs edged the Crusaders by 60 points and had a similar array of athletes do well, with jumper Jeffrey Golden taking first in the long jump (5.78 meters) and triple jump (12.57).
"Jeffrey Golden came through for us in the jumps," Goodwin said. "Kyle Riffe did well in the discus, and nobody really knows who he is. I just need someone big, strong, and we're getting better in that area."
Admiral Farragut's Rayshawn Jenkins continued his successful season by easily taking the 100 (11.59) and 200 (23.48), and Tampa Prep's Yuri Costa won the 1600 (4:55.09) and 3200 (10:41).