St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Central girls, boys enjoy strong races

By RICHARD BURTON
© St. Petersburg Times
published November 10, 2002

BELLEVIEW -- Almost everyone agreed that the race for the girls district title was wide open.

And Flagler Palm Coast took advantage, sneaking into the top spot and edging Central 60-62 to win the title Saturday at Belleview High.

"We had a good race," Bears coach Juliann Davila said. "We had some injuries, but I am pleased with the way the girls ran."

Roxanne Ceccarelli placed sixth for Central in 21 minutes, 42 seconds, and teammates Magen Loew (seventh, 21:44) and Kerri Costanzo (ninth, 21:53) also placed in the top 10.

Loew and Costanzo put pressure on Ocala Vanguard freshman Kelly Parrish and Mainland's Sarah Cambiener throughout the race, but it was Ceccarelli who had the top spot for the Bears.

"This was a tough course," Davila said. "Lots of hills and rocks, cross country-type things."

Parrish edged Cambiener by 11 seconds to win the individual title.

"I saw (Cambiener) was slowing up and I knew I had to make a move," Parrish said. "So I decided to pick it up from further out than I normally do."

Lake Howell, Vanguard, Belleview and Mainland joined Flagler Palm Coast and Central in advancing to the Class 3A, Region 2 meet next week at Belleview.

Springstead placed 12th out of 13 teams.

In the boys race, Central had a tough climb to advance.

With defending Class 3A individual champion Steven Hassen of Ocala Vanguard and defending team champion Flagler Palm Coast in their district, the Bears knew they would need an excellent effort, and they got it. Central placed fifth to qualify for next week's region meet.

The Bears finished with 155 points, 21 out of fourth place behind host Belleview.

Hassen and Flagler Palm Coast had their usual excellent performances.

The Vanguard star ran away from the pack to win in 16:04 while the Bulldogs had four of the top six individual finishers to win the team title.

"I am happy with the way I did," Hassen said. "To be honest, I thought (Flagler Palm Coast) would have a guy push me, but they held back, which is smart here at the end of the season."

Flagler Palm Coast won with 32 points, 20 better than Vanguard.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk
  • Stewart's team cooks winner under pressure
  • Refreshed Capriati reaches WTA semis
  • Highs & lows
  • Rain cancels NHRA qualifying
  • Biffle secures Busch championship
  • Caps' Kolzig stops 43 shots in victory
  • Huggins back on court, back in form
  • Slap shots
  • Pacers nip Raptors
  • Louis Vuitton series sailing into quarterfinals this week
  • Sorenstam takes lead in seeking 10th title
  • Plant cruises to second title
  • Not much of a homecoming
  • Group effort leads Chargers
  • Fifth runner lifts Keswick
  • Central girls, boys enjoy strong races
  • Central girls, boys enjoy strong races
  • Crystal River girls run off with title
  • Gainesville takes out Mustangs, Knights
  • Top-ranked team too much for Seven Rivers
  • Crusaders can't hold on to leads
  • East Lake returns to state
  • Plant looks for respect
  • Cougars headed back to state
  • Bucs wrap up crown on their home court
  • Losses piling on Holmgren
  • NFL Game Day: Week 10
  • Kidney test sidelines Cris Carter
  • Back on top
  • Gators rely on defense in squeaker
  • Defense powers 'Noles
  • A&M drops No. 1
  • Bulls survive scare from Tigers
  • Connecticut fans clash with police
  • South Florida by the numbers
  • Bulls' stand keeps game scoreless
  • Bulls keep their home streak alive
  • Florida by the numbers
  • No turnaround for UF special teams
  • Florida State by the numbers
  • Receiver gets his chance, makes play
  • Maddox carries day for Seminoles
  • Big 12: Wildcats roll past Cyclones
  • C-USA: TCU holds on to lead in league
  • Pac-10: Washington State defense stuffs the conference-leading offense
  • State: UCF strolls 45-21 behind Schneider
  • SEC: Late TD stuns Wildcats
  • Big Ten: Fourth-down TD spurs Buckeyes, keeps national title hopes alive
  • Nation: Holiday, Irish escape upset
  • McGahee setting records
  • ACC: Terrapins remain hot, keep Wolfpack reeling
  • Big East: Orange upsets Hokies in 3 OTs

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Letters
  • Out-of-state sports fan enjoys series

  • Rays
  • Piniella's focus on shortstop

  • Bucs
  • Section 132, Row X
  • It isn't all fun, games for NFL wife
  • Defense could face loss of 3 key Bucs

  • Lightning
  • Lightning gives up this season's 1st home loss
  • Feaster not yet shopping around


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts