Northwestern girls, Boyd Anderson boys win Region 4-3A track titles

LIST OF COMPLETE STATE QUALIFIERS, STANDINGS FROM THE REGION 4-3A MEET

By MANNY NAVARRO
mnavarro@MiamiHerald.com

Boyd Anderson hasn't won a boys track and field state championship since 2001.

Northwestern's girls have won six in a row. 

After winning Thursday night's Region 4-3A meet at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, both will head to Jacksonville next week feeling pretty confident. 

The Lady Bulls -- maybe they should be known as the Killer T's this season -- steamrolled the field once again, winning nine individual titles, all three relays and placed nine state qualifiers in the sprints, six in the hurdles, five in the jumps, three in the 800 meters and three in the throws.

Junior Timetria Mitchell, one of three stars whose first name starts with the letter for Northwestern, won both hurdles events. After posting the fourth-fastest 100-meter hurdles time in the country last month (13.72), she won the same event Thursday in 13.80 and took home the 300-meter hurdles title in a respectable 43.77 seconds. 

"I need a scholarship," said Mitchell, who won her first individual state title last year in the 100-meter hurdles. "My whole family counts on me. I have good grades. I'm all in on track. I just have to keep going to show my little brothers and sisters if I can do it, they can do it too."

Sophomore Twanisha Terry, meanwhile, ran a career-best 11.68 in winning the 100 meters, tying her with St. Thomas Aquinas junior Khalifa St. Fort for the seventh-fastest time in the nation this year. Terry also finished second in the 200 meters (24.03) behind senior Lakayla Harris (23.60).

Sophomore Taranique Alexander posted a season-best triple jump of 39-feet, 1-inch to win that event and also took home first place with a season-best 18-9.5 to win the long jump.

Sophomore Kayla Clark doubled in the throws, posting a career-best 129-7 to win the discus and 41-11 to win the shot put.

Bulls 800-meter runner Daesha Rogers finished in 2:15.25, her fastest time of the year and among the state's top five fastest runs on the year.   

On the boys' side, first-year Boyd Anderson coach Garrett Schubert was happy to see the Cobras come away with a narrow 94-85 win over Northwestern. The Cobras finished third at state last year, but could push for the title this year.

Senior Javon Patterson, headed to Kansas State, posted the nation's 15th-fastest time in the 800 meters (1:52.49) at the Florida Relays back on April 4th. Thursday, he cruised to the regional title in 1:56.40 and anchored the 4x800-meter relay team that started the day with a victory (7:52.95).

"It was a complete team effort," Schubert said. "Phillip Lee won the high jump, won the long jump, took second in the 100 and placed in the 200. So he gave us 30-plus points. J Glenn Durosier placed in the 110 and 300 hurdles. Lenny Laguerre, took second in the triple jump and ran the first leg on the 4x400. It was a good effort overall."

Northwestern freshman Thomas Burns, the younger brother of University of Miami cornerback and track star Artie Burns, won titles in both boys' hurdles events.

Burns, already ranked among the nation's elite in the 300-meter hurdles, ran a career-best 38.22 in winning the event Thursday. The time was .11 seconds faster than what his older brother ran when he won the Class 3A state title in 2013 as a senior. 

The younger Burns won the 110-meters Thursday in 14.41 seconds. Artie Burns won three state titles in the 110 hurdles.

"I was excited that I won because not many freshman come in and win two hurdles in the region," Burns said. "Artie and I have talked about track our whole lives. Same with football. Like him, I'm just trying to make the NFL and the Olympics. If I win a state title next week I wouldn't know what to say. I would just sit there and smile." 

Region 4-3A champions

Girls - 1. Northwestern 250.5; 2. Boyd Anderson 70; 3. Palm Beach Lakes 65. 100m: 1. Terry (NW) 11.68. 200m: 1. Harris (NW) 23.60. 400m: 1. Staton (BA) 56.12. 800m: 1. Rogers (NW) 2:15.25. 1600m: 1. Allmark (SUNC) 5:09.47. 3200m: 1. Andersohn (DOR) 11:24.78. 100m hurdles: 1. Mitchell (NW) 13.80. 300m hurdles: 1. Mitchell (NW) 43.77. 400m relay: 1. Northwestern 45.92. 1600m relay: 1. Northwestern 3:48.91. 3200m relay: 1. Northwestern 9:26.08. High jump: 1. Harrison (BA) 5-2. Pole Vault: 1. Chaput (MI) 9-0. Long jump: 1. Alexander (NW) 18-9.5. Triple jump: 1. Alexander (NW) 39-1. Shot put: 1. Clark (NW) 41-11. Discus: Clark (NW) 129-7.

Boys - 1. Boyd Anderson 94; 2. Northwestern 85; 3. Archbishop McCarthy 58. 100m: 1. Walden (NW) 10.83. 200m: 1. Singh (HOM) 22.12. 400m: 1. M. Smith (CC) 48.84. 800m: 1. Patterson (BA) 1:56.40. 1600m: 1. Cross (Merritt Island) 4:18.09. 3200m: Cross (Merritt Island) 9:31.00. 110m hurdles: 1. Burns (NW) 14.41. 300m hurdles: 1. Burns (NW) 38.22. 400m relay: 1. Coconut Creek 42.57. 1600m relay: 1. Northwestern 3:20.06. 3200m relay: 1. Boyd Anderson 7:52.95. High jump: 1. Lee (BA) 6-4. Pole vault: 1. Colozzo (South Fork) 14-6. Long jump: 1. Lee (BA) 22-2.5. Triple jump: 1. Lewis (Creek) 45-7. Shot put: 1. W. Gordon (NOR) 55-9.5. Discus: 1. Hanna (CEN) 159-06.

September 06, 2011

Florida State Football Poll -Week 2


The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

Record Pts Prv

1. Miami Christopher Columbus (11) 1-0 143 1


2. Tampa Plant (2) 1-0 142 2

3. Weston Cypress Bay (2) 1-0 123 3

4. Miramar 1-0 104 4


5. Orlando Dr. Phillips (1) 1-0 96 5

6. Winter Park 1-0 80 6

7. Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge 1-0 54 7 

8. DeLand 1-0 48 9

9. Orlando Olympia 1-0 28 T10

10. Homestead South Dade 1-0 16 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Apopka 14, Tarpon Springs East Lake 12, Jacksonville Sandalwood 10, Sanford Seminole 6, Miami High 2, Miami Southridge 1, Ocoee 1,

Class 7A 

Record Pts Prv

1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (16) 1-0 160 1


2. Tallahassee Lincoln 1-0 116 6

3. Clearwater Countryside 1-0 110 4

4. Lakeland 1-0 108 5

5. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 0-1 77 2

6. Jacksonville First Coast 1-0 74 7

7. Orange Park Fleming Island 1-0 63 8

8. Bradenton Manatee 0-1 60 3

9. Lake Worth 1-0 38 10 

10. Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson 1-0 19 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Plant City 16, Orlando Oak Ridge 13, Delray Atlantic 8, Punta Gorda Charlotte 5, Oakland Park Northeast 4, Kissimmee Osceola 3, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 3, Leesburg 2, Groveland South Lake 1,

Class 6A

Record Pts Prv

1. Seffner Armwood (16) 2-0 160 1

2. Miami Northwestern 1-0 121 6

3. Miami Central 1-0 113 T3


4. Palm Bay 1-0 87 8

5. Pensacola 0-1 67 2

6. St. Johns Bartram Trail 1-0 64 9

7. St. Augustine 0-1 58 T3

8. Pensacola Pine Forest 1-0 48 10

9. Miami Belen Jesuit Prep 1-0 38 NR

10. Naples 1-0 28 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Gainesville 22, Tampa Hillsborough 16, Ocala Vanguard 11, Tampa Jefferson 9, Land O’Lakes 8, Winter Haven 8, Orange Park 8, Largo 7, Brooksville Hernando 7.

Class 5A

Record Pts Prv


1. Belle Glade Glades Central (15) 1-0 159 1 

2. Miami Norland (1) 1-0 138 2

3. Citra North Marion 1-0 129 3

4. Bradenton Southeast 1-0 101 5

5. Dade City Pasco 1-0 86 6

6. Tampa Jesuit 0-1 70 4

7. Titusville Astronaut 1-0 57 8

8. Hallandale 1-0 41 9

9. Merritt Island 1-0 32 10

10. Tampa Robinson 1-0 17 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Lake Wales 16, Baker County 8, Tallahassee Godby 8, St. Petersburg Lakewood 5, Plantation American Heritage 4, Clay 3, Miami Jackson 3, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 2, Orlando Bishop Moore 1.

Class 4A

Record Pts Prv


1. Jacksonville Bolles School (13) 1-0 155 2

2. Cocoa (2) 0-2 128 1

3. Miami Booker T. Washington (1) 1-0 127 3

4. Miami Monsignor Pace 1-0 115 4


5. Orlando Lake Highland 1-0 73 NR
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Orlando Jones 15, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest 12, Miami Gulliver Prep 9, Yulee 6.

Class 3A 

Record Pts Prv


1. Delray American Heritage (9) 1-0 149 2 

2. Davie University (5) 1-0 136 3

3. Ocala Trinity Catholic (1) 0-1 118 1

4. Jacksonville Trinity Christian 1-0 116 T4

5. Tampa Berkeley Prep (1) 1-0 88 T4
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Madison County 15, Melbourne Central Catholic 6, Jacksonville Providence 6, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 6.

Class 2A

Record Pts Prv


1. Jupiter Christian (10) 1-0 146 2 

2. S. Daytona Beach Warner Christian 1-0 128 3

3. Belle Glade Glades Day (2) 0-1 124 1 

4. Tallahassee North Florida Christian (3) 1-0 123 4

5. St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut (1) 1-0 104 5
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: St. Petersburg Carrollwood Day 9, Jacksonville University Christian 6.

Class 1A 

Record Pts Prv


1. Monticello Jefferson County (11) 1-0 145 1

2. Bratt Northview (2) 1-0 121 2

3. Lake Butler Union County (2) 1-0 100 NR

4. The Villages 1-0 80 NR

5. Bonifay Holmes County 1-0 55
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Bristol Liberty County 53, Chipley 13, Jay 12, Hawthorne 8, Wildwood 7, Baker School 6.