By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 22, 2003
Ashlee Kidd has made her plans for next season official.
The St. Petersburg senior, who is undefeated in the 200 and 400 meters, accepted a scholarship and signed with Georgia Tech last week.
"I just liked the team and the school when I took my visit," said Kidd, who went to the Atlanta campus in November. "It was a good fit for me."
Kidd, a senior who is in the International Baccalaureate Program, also visited Central Florida, South Florida and Jacksonville. She said she will compete in the 200 and 400 meters with the Yellow Jackets.
Her signing was the second by a Pinellas girl track athlete this season. In March, Lakewood's Nadia Covington, the county leader in the long jump and triple jump, signed with Florida A&M.
Kidd's teammate, Kerry Allen, gained some ground on her quest to win a state title in the 3,200 meters.
Against Dixie Hollins last week, Allen ran the event in 11 minutes, 4 seconds. The freshman's time ranks third among all classifications according to flrunners.com.
At the state cross country meet, she finished sixth.
Check It Out
District track meets in classes A and 2A start this week.
The 2A-10 meet will be Thursday at Jesuit. Field events will start at 1 p.m. and the running finals are at 7. Last season, Jesuit won the boys title and Academy of the Holy Names won the girls title.
The A-11 meet is Friday at Shorecrest. Field events start at 3:30 p.m. and the finals are at 6. Admiral Farragut won the boys title and the host Chargers won the girls title last season.
Five To Watch
1. Heather Bailey, Seminole: The cross country runner did well last week, winning the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at a dual meet last week.
2. Rebekah Lindsey, Palm Harbor University: Although she didn't an event at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet two weeks ago, Lindsey was instrumental in helping the Hurricanes win their first conference title.
3. Sara Bass, Largo: A middle-distance specialist, Bass won the 800 meters at the West Coast Invitational three weeks ago and at a tri-meet at Tarpon Springs last week.
4. Desiree Bain, Dunedin: The conference runner-up in the 100 and 200 meters, Bain won both events in a dual meet last week.
5. Julie Bancroft, Countryside: She won the 200 and 400 at a tri-meet last week.
Triple jump -- Na. Covington (Lw) 39-91/2, Ne. Covington (BC) 37-0, Rawlings (Dun) 34-9; Long jump -- Covington (Lw) 18-7, Jacobs (PP) 17-21/4, Rawlings (Dun) 17-0; High jump -- Lacroix (PHU) 5-41/4, Jacobs (PP) 5-4, Lacroy (Osc) 5-2, Parhalo (Sem) 5-2, Harris (Lar) 5-2; Discus -- Morzenti (Clw) 114-5, Saeger (Sem) 111-9, Warren (PP) 109-5; Shot put -- Warren (PP) 38-7, Paroulek (Sem) 33-10, Scaringe (Ne) 33-61/2; Pole Vault -- Hardy (PHU) 9-9, Campion (EL) 9-0, Matthews (Lar) 8-6, Mauger (PP) 8-6; 100 hurdles -- Marshall (Clw) 15.09, Hardy (PHU) 16.09, Lecroy (Osc) 16.58; 4x800 relay -- Seminole 10:13, CC Catholic 10:21.22, Indian Rocks Christian 10:27.93; 100 -- Hensen (Lar) 12.12, Reed (Gi) 12.39, Williams (BC) 12.6, Bain (Dun) 12.6; 1,600 -- Kotchman (IRC) 5:16.29, Allen (SP) 5:18.97, Drugash (Lar) 5:25; 4x100 relay -- Boca Ciega 51.05, Largo 51.37, Gibbs 51.69; 400 -- Kidd (SP) 57.29, Covington (Lw) 59.25, Wall (CCC) 59.6; 300 hurdles -- Hardy (PHU) 48.24, Mathews (Cs) 49.19, Matthews (Lar) 49.64; 800 -- Kotchman (IRC) 2:23.43, Savery (PHU) 2:24.7, Parhalo (Sem) 2:28.87; 200 -- Kidd (SP) 25.05, Covington (Lw) 25.86, Reed (Gi) 26.01; 3,200 -- Allen (SP) 11:04, Kotchman (IRC) 11:26, Drugash (Lar) 11:54.73; 4x400 relay -- Boca Ciega 4:13, Palm Harbor University 4:13, Lakewood 4:14.