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St. Petersburg Beach woman wins national triathlon title

Anne Page of St. Petersburg Beach won the national sprint triathlon championship in the women's 40-44 age group over the weekend at Islamorada.

Page, 44, completed the half-mile swim, 15-mile bicycle race and three-mile run in 1:20:24. Her time was event's fastest for a female master, including those in the elite division.

Cross country: Twenty-one schools are expected at the Largo Invitational today at Taylor Park. Leto High is favored to win the team title for the fifth consecutive year. Other bay area schools aiming for a top-three finish include Dixie Hollins, Admiral Farragut, Manatee, Seminole, Countryside and host Largo High.

The individual favorite is Dixie's Chris Schmidt. He won the St. Petersburg city championship last week and has the best 3-mile time (15:20) in the area this season.

The all-boys meet begins at 5:15 with a non-varsity race for grades 11 and 12. Non-varsity grades 9 and 10 race at 5:45. The varsity race is scheduled for 6:15.

The meet is sponsored by the West Florida Y Runners Club, which is providing the trophies and ribbons.

Soccer: The Dunedin Soccer Club under-12 girls team won its age-group championship at the Seminole Girls Festival Tournament last weekend in Longwood.

The Dunedin club played in four games, winning three and tying one. Margery Kraus scored both goals in Dunedin's 2-1 championship victory over Tallahassee in overtime.

The Dunedin Soccer Club is coached by John Maras.

Boxing: Eighteen-year-old Rudy Lunsford of St. Petersburg took third in the 119-pound (bantamweight) open division of the PAL national tournament in Marquette, Mich., last week.

Lunsford trains under Jim McLaughlin and Mike Feliu at Fourth St. Boxing Club.

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