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TEAMS: Alonso, Countryside, East Lake, Largo, Mitchell, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Sickles.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): Countryside's Ian Evans placed ninth at state in the shot put last season and did well in the discus. Palm Harbor University's Matt Brown (300 hurdles) and Alex Gonzalez (1600) both set school records in their events. St. Petersburg's Johnny Poole could shine in the sprints.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): St. Petersburg's Kerry Allen finished fifth in the 3,200 and seventh in the 1,600 last season. Pinellas Park's Jalisa Foster is a force in the field events. PHU has balance with Madison McNary in the sprints and a strong group of distance runners led by Sarah Wilkerson, Jackie Sullivan, Laura Levin and Stephanie Rancich. Countryside will be led by Danielle Biaso in the discus and Tiffany Blum in the high jump.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): With Jason Harris gone, this district doesn't have many individuals returning who stood out in the postseason last year.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): Clearwater's Amy Kolba was a conference champion in the shot put and threw the discus 110-7 at state. Tarpon Springs' Sarah Long is a two-time state qualifier in the 100 and 200.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): Boca Ciega's Jamar Newsome took third at state in both the long and triple jumps. Teammate Andre LeShore also is strong in both events. Gibbs' Kevin Williams can leap and sprint with the best of them. Northeast will be strong in the distance events with Jon and Matt Mott. Seminole's cross country runners will challenge the Motts for county supremacy.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): The spotlight will be on Boca Ciega's Neidra Covington, who finished first in the long jump, second in the triple jump and ran anchor legs on the 4x100 relay team that finished third and the 4x400 relay team that was fifth. Lakewood's Jazmyn Shorter, also a basketball standout, will be counted on in the 200. Seminole's Heather Nicolosi and Lakewood's Alli Crabb will be the ones to watch in the distance races.
CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 11
TEAMS: Arcadia Desoto County, Bradenton Braden River, Clearwater Central Catholic, Englewood Lemon Bay, Newsome, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, St. Petersburg Catholic, Wauchula Hardee.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): St. Petersburg's Kevin Harley, a distance runner, is the top boy in a district that has been hurt by graduation the past few seasons. Still, watch out for Clearwater Central Catholic's Micah Poole, a newcomer in the sprints.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): SPC's Elizabeth Baker is a sprinter who ran a school record 12.85 seconds in the 100 last season. Clearwater Central Catholic's Kathleen Hunter was an all-county second-team selection in the 800.
CLASS A, DISTRICT 9
TEAMS: Calvary Christian, Cambridge, Indian Rocks Christian, Northside Christian, Seven Rivers Christian, Tampa Baptist, Tampa Prep.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): Northside Christian's Zach Cole is ranked second in the pole vault in Class A by flrunners.com. Teammate Ryan Walker is fourth in the shot put. Indian Rocks Christian's Zach Rousonelos is ranked fourth in the 800. Calvary Christian's Charlie Robinson is fourth in the triple jump.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): Indian Rocks Christian will have to rely on distance runners such as Kelsey Evans and Sarah Maybelen, especially if Melissa Kotchman doesn't come back strong after numerous injuries.
KEY RETURNERS (BOYS): Admiral Farragut Academy's Bernard Scott is ranked fourth in the long jump by flrunners.com. Keswick will be led by jumper Tony Anderson and distance runner Ryan Shadowens.
KEY RETURNERS (GIRLS): Shorecrest's Sarah Specht is Class A's top-ranked runner in the 400, according to flrunners.com. The Chargers also are loaded with young distance runners who helped the cross country team win district and region titles.