Here are some boys track and field athletes to watch during the upcoming season (coaches in parentheses):
Admiral Farragut (Philip Barnhill): Chris Wade, sprints; Andre Fernandez, high jump, sprints; Joshua Gulliver, shot; Paul Rosas, pole vault; Luis Delfin, distance. Boca Ciega (Ruben Mayes): Ray Vega, long jump, triple jump, hurdles relays; Rod Hudson, sprints; Chad Allwardt, sprints. Clearwater (Rick Rodriguez): Kenny Watts, shot put; John Hovle, shot put; Chris Daniels, pole vault; Pete Boozalis, pole vault; Tyson Prater, 800; Jamal Lyles, hurdles, sprints; Donnell Pendang, sprints; Toby Kosieska, 800, 400. Countryside (Pete Just): Mike Kilgore, shot, discus; Aaron Apostolico, pole vault; Clarence Brewton, sprints; Paul Curry, mile; Darin Clift, mile; Willie Frazier, 200, 400; Todd Reese, hurdles; Detric Jones, sprints. Dixie Hollins (John Patrick): Leroy Stewart, triple jump, 100, relays; Nate Bradley, long jump, 200, relays; Joe Pierce, sprint, relays; Chris Schmidt, distances; John Hope, distances.
East Lake (Rob Jenkins): Mike Stout, high jump; Walt Tighe, shot put; Pat Shanahan, distance; Jason St. John, 400; Jon Stepan, shot; Keeno Childs, hurdles; Thorosten Ledel, distance. Dunedin (Randy Lighfoot): Brian Williams, sprints, long jump, triple jump; Trevor Scrivens, hurdles; Paul Mack, sprints; Jeff Macey, distance; Steve Bowerfind, distance; Jeff Russell, shot, discus; Derek Hall, sprints; Antone Ham, sprints, long jump, triple jump. Largo (John Demko): Padray Jones, long jump; Michael Badder, pole vault; Dante Bryant, high hurdles; Jacob Zammito, distance; Lee Spielberger, distance, Chris Bruns, distance; Bill Ceglar, distance.
Northside Christian (Lisa Jones): Jonathan Villacampa, jumps, relays; Mike Johnson, pole vault, relays; John Perry, pole vault; Ryan Klinger, shot, discus; Matt Seymour, shot, discus; Todd Clarks, sprints; Ryan Moulds, sprints, Phil Cason, shot, discus. St. Petersburg Catholic (Al McRoberts): Mark Emmanuele, sprints, relays; Miles English, mile, 800, 400. Shorecrest Prep (David Field): Chris Ritch, shot, discus; Matt Field, discus, long jump; Brian Bokar, sprints; Adam Berry, shot put, discus, Jason Block, shot put, discus.