Sports & recreation
A look at some notable accomplishments
By Times Staff Writer
Published July 1, 2005
Marc McCoy, Brandon
Marc, 9, qualified early in four events to earn a berth in the AAU state championships. He secured his berth during a district qualifier meet May 21-22 in Orlando. The Mintz Elementary fourth-grade student qualified in the long jump, high jump, shot put and triathlon events. He finished second in the triathalon and third in the high jump at the AAU championships June 25-26 in Gainesville. Marc has qualified for the Junior Olympics in New Orleans in late July. He also pitches and plays second base for the Minor League Cardinals, coached by Tony Saladino.
Mia McCoy, Brandon
Mia, 7, captured a gold medal on Memorial Day weekend, competing in the Bay Area Youth Track and Field Classic at the University of South Florida. She qualified for the state AAU meet in the long jump, plus the 100- and 200-meter races. Mia took third place in the long jump at the state AAU championship in Gainesville June 25-26. Mia has qualified for the Junior Olympics in New Orleans in late July. In the fall, she will be a second-grader at Phillip Shores Magnet School in Ybor City.
Andrea Bridges, Riverview
Andrea, 15, won gold in the long jump event during competition in the Bay Area Youth Track and Field Classic over the Memorial Day weekend at the University of South Florida. She won with a leap of 17 feet, 6 inches. She took first place in the pentathalon and second in the long jump at the state AAU championship in Gainesville June 25-26. In the fall, she will be a sophomore at Tampa Bay Tech, where she is enrolled in the licensed practical nurse program. She also plays basketball in both high school and with an AAU team and works as a volunteer at Tampa General Hospital.
- Snapshots honors achievements in sports and recreation by local residents. It can be any sport, from Little League to kayaking, and by people of any age, from 5 to 105. Send nominations to email@example.com
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