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Two Tigers win silver medals at state meet

By BOB PUTNAM and JAMAL THALJI

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 6, 2001


CORAL SPRINGS -- Jesuit's Eric Papp and Eric Egun won silver medals in the discus and triple jump, respectively, at Saturday's Class 2A state championships at Jim Caldwell Field.

For Papp, placing second cappeda senior season filled with disappointment.

In the summer, Papp tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee and missed the football and wrestling seasons.

Then in February, Papp again tore his meniscus and missed five weeks of track.

"I put all of my efforts into track this season," said Papp, who recorded a personal-best 149 feet, 9 inches. "I went through a lot this year, so this was sweet."

Egun, a junior, recorded a personal-best 46 feet, 4 inches in the triple jump.

"It was good and bad in some ways," Egun said. "I thought I could go 47 feet, but I got a little intimidated after the winner (Live Oak Suwanee's Michael Acree) jumped 46-10. I still have another year to go, though."

Joining the Tigers' medal winners was Eric Ballotta, who took fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.06 seconds.

Jesuit's 4x800 team of John Astrab, Chris DeClue, Justin Heinrich and Sebring Sierra finished sixth (8:16.28).

Suwanee won the boys team title, scoring 83 points. Rockledge and Riviera Beach Suncoast scored 38 to tie for second place. Jesuit finished 10th with 23. The Suncoast girls won their third consecutive title, scoring 100 points. Runner-up Alachua Santa Fe had 43.

The meet had some controversy when Jacksonville Lee's girls 4x100 team won its race (48.47) but was disqualified because one of its runners wore multicolored shorts underneath her uniform, a violation of state rules.

Instead, Jacksonville Ribault got the gold (48.71).

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