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Deep lineup, wide victory margin

Seminole girls have no need for several individual champs to take the team title.

By BOB PUTNAM
Published April 13, 2007


SEMINOLE - Seminole's girls took first in just three events at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet.

It didn't matter.

The Warhawks have few holes in their lineup and were represented by a team of considerable depth.

Seminole put its numbers to good use, finishing in the top four in 12 events to beat Lakewood 116-79.

"We knew we were in position to score a lot of points," Warhawks coach Bruce Calhoun said. "We did well in the field events and that got things going for us."

Seminole had a field day in the field events with Allison Salas clearing 5 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump and Janita Truitt leaping 37-43/4 to win the triple jump. The Warhawks also won the 4x800 relay.

Palm Harbor University's Madison McNary and Lakewood's Ali Crabb each won multiple events. McNary took first in the 100 12 seconds and 200 meters (24.58). Crabb was a champion in the 1,600 (5:12.99) and 3,200 (11:15.50).

On the boys side, Countryside won its second straight title, scoring 115 points to beat Lakewood by 31.

The Cougars' winners were Ryan Messmore in the 200 (22.37) and Josh Crawford in the high jump (6-4).

Seminole's Aaron Thomas was the only boys athlete to win multiple events, taking first in the 800 (1:59.73) and 1,600 (4:28.22).

Bob Putnam can be reached at putnam@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4169.