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Track: Seven records fall as Wharton girls, Ely boys win Charles Johnson Jr. Invitational

TAMPA — On a record-setting day at the 15th annual Charles Johnson Jr. Invitational on Saturday, two teams separated themselves from the rest of the 21-team field.

Wharton finished with 126 points, 35 ahead of second-place Tampa Bay Tech.

Meanwhile, Pompano Beach Ely dominated on the boys side, finishing with 131 points, 37 ahead of second-place Hillsborough.

Also, seven meet records were broken — or shattered.

The most impressive record of the day might have been set by Plant's Brian Baird. He had a pole vault of 14 feet, 6 inches, smashing the previous record by 2 feet.

Chamberlain's Mark Parrish was named the top male athlete for winning the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. His time of 4 minutes, 27.71 seconds in the 1,600 was a meet record.

The Chiefs swept the top three spots in the 3,200 meters as Max Del Monte and Jake Covington finished second and third, respectively.

As expected, Hillsborough's Terrence Mitchell also had a big day. He set a meet record in the long jump (22-4). The future South Florida Bull also placed first in the 100 meters and helped the Terriers to a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay.

Tampa Catholic's Maddi Schmidt took home the outstanding female award for breaking the meet record in the triple jump (35-7), finishing second in the 100 meters and winning the long jump.

Tampa Bay Tech's LeRia Jenrette also had a strong showing with wins in the shot put and discus.

Other records broken:

• Tampa Bay Tech's LaShae White, 57.28 in the 400 meters.

• Wharton's Abby Ritter, 5:29.38 in the 1,600 meters.

• Ely's Cyrus Johnson, 14.92 in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Hillsborough's boys finished with 94 points, and Armwood took third with 57.

For the girls, the Titans finished with 91 points, and Steinbrenner placed third with 62.

Track: Seven records fall as Wharton girls, Ely boys win Charles Johnson Jr. Invitational 03/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 13, 2010 11:12pm]
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