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Another big meet, another title for Neidra Covington.
Last weekend, the Boca Ciega senior won the triple jump at the Nike Indoor Classic at Prince George's Complex in Landover, Md.
Covington leaped 39 feet, 7 inches to beat her closest competitor and earn All-America status in the event.
But the jump took a toll.
In her next event, the long jump, Covington felt pain from an ankle sprain. That was part of the reason she finished third with a mark of 18-41/4, well off her personal best.
"The meet was fun, and I'm glad I was able to win a title," Covington said. "But the pain in my ankle was excruciating at the end."
It's enough that Covington is going to take the next few weeks off to recover. She hopes to return for the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship meet at Clearwater on April 6.
"It'll be hard to sit, but I'll still be there for my teammates," Covington said.
RELAY RESULTS: The Boca Ciega girls already know they can do well without their injured teammate.
At the Disney Relays, the Pirates were missing Covington, who was competing at the Nike Indoor Nationals. Still, they finished sixth with 40 points. Boca Ciega won the 4x100 and was second in the 4x400. Alexandra King also took second in the triple jump.
Meanwhile, the Boca Ciega boys had strong individual performances at the FAMU relays, with Jamar Newsome and Andre LeShore going 1-2 in the triple jump. Newsome also was third in the long jump.
CHECK IT OUT: The Ed Wells/Kiwanis girls and boys meet will be held this week at Clearwater.
The girls meet starts today with field events at 2:30 p.m., followed by the running finals at 7. Teams competing are Armwood, Boca Ciega, Clearwater, Clearwater Central Catholic, Countryside, Dixie Hollins, Lakewood, Largo, Gibbs, Orlando Oak Ridge, Osceola, Seminole, Sickles, St. Petersburg Catholic, Tarpon Springs, Wharton.
The starting times for the boys meet will be the same on Thursday. Teams competing are Armwood, Boca Ciega, Clearwater, CCC, Countryside, Dixie Hollins, Dunedin, Gibbs, Lakewood, Largo, Osceola, Sarasota Riverview, Seminole Sanford, Sickles, Springstead, St. Petersburg Catholic.
Individual results: Triple jump - Newsome (BC) 44-11, LeShore (BC) 45-9, Robinson (CC) 42-8; Pole vault - Hall (SP) 12-6, Cooper (BC) 11-6, Tibma (Lw) 11-0, McClenathan (Sc) 11-0; Long jump - Scott (AFA) 22-41/2, Newsome (BC) 22-3, Crawford (Cs) 21-91/2; Shot put - Bittel (EL) 46-6, Hutchcraft (Clw) 46-5, Woods (Dun) 45-5; Discus - Bittel (EL) 148-11, Williams (Osc) 140-10, Ford (Cs) 133-81/2; High jump - Anderson (Kes) 6-7, Crawford (Cs) 6-2, Young (Gi) 5-10; 100 hurdles - Mack (Gi) 15.33, Parker (Gi) 15.6, Barganier (PP) 15.89; 100 - Kent (SP) 10.4, Newsome (BC) 10.9, Coleman (Cs) 10.96; 1600 - Thomas (Sem) 4:25, Cathey (CC) 4:39.09, J. Mott (Ne) 4:45; 400 relay - Countryside 42.90, Boca Ciega 43.41, Pinellas Park 43.63; 400 - Bockman-Pederson (Sc) 52.15, Wright (BC) 52.42, Kincy (BC) 53.05; 300 hurdles - Britten (Lw) 41.2, Brown (PHU) 41.4, Parker (Gi) 41.9; 800 - DeArmas (Lar) 2:03, M. Mott (Ne) 2:06, Thomas (Sem) 2:06; 200 - Coleman (Cs) 22.17, Kent (SP) 22.26, Scott (AFA) 22.72; 3200 - Thomas (Sem) 10:05, Cathey (CC) 10:26, DeArmas (Lar) 10:33; 1600 relay - Countryside 3:32.94, Northeast 3:34.97, Boca Ciega 3:35.03; 3200 relay - Seminole 8:20, Northeast 8:31, Largo 8:32.