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MAGENTA BLACK 9B 1 Ed MO THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2008 9B Seymore, Dwyer shine at 3A meet Several area teams will send members to next week's state finals. By DAVE MONTROSE Special to The Palm Beach Post CAPE CORAL Dwyer senior Leonardo Seymore was looking for a sweep. He won the 100-meter dash Friday night, and ensured a win in the 4x100 relay with a strong anchor leg. But in the 200, a bad start limited him to a second-place finish. Overall, it was a solid day for Seymore, who is the defending state champion in both the 100 and the 200. He's set to defend both titles and maybe take a stab at a relay title in the 4x100 if the team doesn't sub for him next Friday at the FHSAA Finals in Winter Park. "I had a pretty good performance," Seymore said. "That 4x100 killed me, though." Dwyer had a strong day in sprint events, finishing third, the best among area teams at the Region 4-3A meet at Baker High School. Seymore had a strong start in the 100, finishing in 10.42. He generated some excitement in the 4x100, taking the lead on the final leg. "I'm thinking that my teammates need this, so I did my best," Seymore said. Reshaw Exilien, another defending state champion, took first place in the 400 with a time of 48.16 after holding off Miami-Washington's Dedric Dukes. "I knew (Dukes) is fast," Exilien said. "My coach told me, 'Make them work hard to get you.'" Dwyer was second in the 4x400 relay with Roger Ro-zanski, Sean Brands, Urgent Daily and Exilien. Junior Cadet was third in the 100 hurdles. Marcus Hicks won the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 8.5 inches, while Robert Clark was second in the long jump. Okeechobee's qualifiers for state are Bryan Suarez, who was third in the mile, and Ricky Nieto, third in the high jump. Martin County's Jordan Brown (long jump) and Boynton Beach's Andre Fray (triple jump) also qualified. Martin County's Bethany Holden won the girls pole vault by clearing 10-5. Olympic Heights' Monique Williams was first in the long jump at 18 feet, 3.25 inches. Other qualifiers included Fort Pierce Central's Whitney Kelley (100), Fort Pierce Westwood's Diamond Lee (200), South Fork's Hillary Diffee (high jump) and Dwyer's LaShay Lettingham (high jump and long jump) . King's Mercurio wins state The senior overcomes a disqualification in the discus. By STEVE D0RSEY Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WINTER PARK The final meet of Vincent Mercurio's high-school career started on a sour note Friday but ended with a gold medal draped around the neck of the King's Academy senior. Mercurio was disqualified in the boys discus because of a uniform rules infraction, but overcame that disappointment and won the shot put for the second consecutive year at the Class 1A state championships at Showalter Field's Bob Mosher Track. Mercurio's winning heave of 55 feet, 7 inches in the shot put is a personal and school record, and eclipsed his winning mark at last year's state meet by more than 2 feet. His final attempt appeared to beat his winning toss, but Mercurio fouled on the attempt, which was not measured. "I just lost my balance and fell out of the circle," said Mercurio, whose winning toss came on his first attempt in the finals. "I knew everybody was going to be gunning for me this year. I had to win or I couldn't have lived with myself. It feels great. I think later on, it will all sink in." King's Academy coach Bob Silva said he encouraged Mercurio during practices this week to try to relax at the state meet and not put so much pressure on himself to defend his title. "I could tell he was feeling the pressure at the district and regional meets the past two weeks," Silva said. "Physically, he has everything. He did the work and he dedicated himself." Mercurio's day, however, did not begin as joyous as it ended. He checked in for the discus competition, which began at 1 p.m. about two hours before the shot put competition wearing his uniform shorts inside out While waiting for the competition to begin, a meet official noticed the shorts and told Mercurio that it was not acceptable according to meet rules. Mercurio, who said he wore the same shorts the same way last year when he won the state title in the shot put, did not heed the warning, believing he already had been cleared to compete by the discus competition head official. As the discus competition was about to begin, Mercurio, who placed seventh in the event at last year's state meet, was informed that he was in violation of uniform rules and was disqualified in the discus. PHIL SEARSThe Assoicated Press King's Academy Vincent Mercurio wins the shot put with a personal-heave of 55 feet, 7 inches at the state championships in Winter Park. and school-record Mercurio thought the situation was "blown out of proportion," but was cleared to compete in the shot put after reversing his shorts. He was all smiles later as he admired his gold medal. King's Academy also collected the only other gold medals earned by local athletes. The Lions' 1,600-meter relay team of Ian Williams, Bryan Carpenter, Henry Cabrera and Burk Hedrick clocked 3:24.99 to win the final race of the meet. It's the foursome's fastest time this season and enabled King's to place fourth in the final team standings with 32 points, Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy won the boys title with 63 points. Hedrick was the silver medalist in the 400-meter dash and Cabrera placed fifth in the 200-meter sprint. Ashley Raymond of Benjamin cleared 5-2 and earned a silver medal for her second-place finish in the girls high jump, with teammate Nancy Anderson placing fourth. Andrew Jarriel of Berean Christian earned the bronze medal in the boys 3,200-meter run. Mel-anie Gillum of King's Academy took the bronze medal in the girls discus throw. Josh Thornton of Glades Day was fourth in the 400 meters and Gabriella Garcia of Benjamin took fourth in the girls 400. Cory Chaplin of Benjamin placed sixth in the boys 800-meter run, Meredith Anderson of Benjamin was seventh in the girls 1,600 meters and Glades Day's boys 400-meter relay took seventh. Rebecca Hilliard of King's was eighth in the girls shot put, and Charlie Schooley of Benjamin tied for eighth in the boys high jump. Raiders girls look for return to glory days Glades Central is set to challenge for another state title. By STEVE D0RSEY Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WINTER PARK Glades Central has won 10 girls track and field state championships, more than any other program in the state. However, it has been 12 years since the Raiders claimed their last title. The drought might not end today at the Class 2A state meet at Showalter Field's Bob Mosher Track, but there are signs that the program is poised to be a state power once again. "We've scored it and I think we have an outside chance, but it's wide open," Glades Central girls coach Jemauel Calnek said. "Our work definitely is cut out for us, but to have a year like we've had this year, I can't complain, regardless what happens." Glades Central has won conference, county, district Class 2A meet at Showalter Field, Winter Park LOCAL QUALIFIERS Girls: Glades Central: Willisha Wrisper (triple jump), Deasha Everett (shot put), Nashay Joseph (shot put), Vanessa Anthony (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Vionni Brown (100, 200), Martha Jaimes (300 hurdles), 400 relay, 1,600 relay; Lincoln Park: Kayla Gam-mie (long jump), 3,200 relay, Teena Pierre (800), 1,600 relay; Jensen Beach: Saman-tha Haddad (400), 3,200 relay, Julie Holling (800), Kayla Conrad (800), 1,600 relay; John Carroll: Crystal Bell (100, 200); Pahokee: Ruth Ann Kinglocke (100), 400 relay; Pope John Paul II: Stephanie Schappert (1,600, 800), Jaybria Calcote (400, 200). Boys: Cardinal Newman: Lee Williams (100); Glades Central: Demetrius Evans (high jump), Travis Benjamin (long jump, 100), 3,200 relay, 400 relay, Brunarious McKever (300 hurdles), Rantavious Wooten (200), 1,600 relay; Jensen Beach: Cort Baysinger (triple jump), 3,200 relay; John Carroll: Justin Osking (discus, shot put); Lincoln Park Academy: Andrew Robinson (triple jump, 110 hurdles), 3,200 relay; Pahokee: Micanor Regis (shot put), 1,600 relay; Suncoast: Tony McQuay (400, 200). OUTLOOK Glades Central should challenge for a title in both the boys and girls meet. The Raiders' top competition likely will come from Jacksonville-Raines in the girls meet and defending state champion Miami-Belen and Tallahassee-Godby in the boys meet. and regional titles this season, which is reminiscent of the Raiders' glory days of 1982 through 1996, when the school won its 10 state championships and also had three runner-up finishes. Glades Central's boys program has continued to be a state power, winning eight state titles the last coming in 2005 and collecting the runner-up trophy seven times, including last year. Calnek said his team is well aware of the program's history. "They hear about the boys, and they've said, 'What about us?' I tell them, 'Well, you've got to go out and earn it, prove it,' " Calnek said. Calnek, who is in his fifth year as the Raiders' coach, said that it has been a challenge to rebuild the girls program to its once-lofty status. "We've had the numbers since I've been here, but the toughest part was to get the quality girls to come out," Calnek said, noting that some potential track standouts have opted to play flag football instead. "Girls sports have kind of gone down in recent years here. It all really starts with getting them interested (in track) in middle school, and a summer program is key, too." Glades Central qualified six girls in eight individual events for state and also has two relays competing. Senior sprinter Vionni Brown and junior hurdler Vanessa Anthony could score big points, and if triple jumper Willisha Wrisper and shot putters Deasha Everett and Nashay Joseph can earn valuable points in the field events, the Raiders could finish in the top three. "We haven't cracked the top 10 in the last five years, but I know what we have and I think we have something special," Calnek said. "They're all geared up to win it." Baseball FRIDAY'S RESULTS Trinity Christian 6, Wellington Christian 2 Wellington Christian 000 020 0 - 2 7 1 Trinity Christian 004 110 x - 6 8 0 GAMESUMMARY Goss, Roselli (4) and Lelonek. Johnson and Groez-inger. W: Johnson (7-2). L: Goss (7-2). 2B- TC: Johnson. WELC: Goss. 3B- TC: Kossak. Records: TC (22-5), WELC (15-5). Park Vista 4, Boca Raton 0 Boca Raton Park Vista 000 000 0 - 0 1 1 110 011 x - 4 8 1 GAMESUMMARY Carter, Vogel, Halley, Anditis and Mello. Rice and Flynn. W: Rice. L: Carter. 2B- PV: Saikal. 3B-PV: Todd. Wellington 5, Jupiter 3 Jupiter 000 010 2 - 3 5 0 Wellington 203 000 x - 5 5 0 GAMESUMMARY Armstrong, Danek, Hagan, Grangard and Davis. Stermer and Cheatham. W: Stermer. L: Armstrong. 2B- JUP: Greener. HR- JUP: Armstrong. WELL: Reumann. Softball FRIDAY'S RESULTS Lake Worth Christian 10, Berean Christian 0 Lake Worth Christian 016 020 1 - 10 15 2 Berean Christian 000 000 0 - 0 0 2 GAMESUMMARY Kuebler and L. Geesey. Johnson and Flinn. W: Kue-bler (24-0). L: Johnson (12-6). 2b: LWC - Shif-flett, A. Geesey 2, L. Geesey. 3b: LWC - Morrell. Records: LWC 24-0; BC 12-6. Palm Beach Gardens 5, Park Vista 0 Park Vista 000 000 0 - 0 1 0 Palm Beach Gardens 400 001 x - 5 6 2 GAMESUMMARY Bowles and Human. Call, Spoo (6) and O'Shea. W: Bowles (15-2). L: Call (10-3). 2B- PBG: Mann (2). 3B- PBG: Human. Records: PBG (28-4) PV (24-3). Dwyer 2, Sebastian River 1 Dwyer Sebastian River 000 010 1 010 000 0 GAMESUMMARY Wallace and Hosack. Whitington and Moore. W: Wallace L: Whitington 2B- DWY: Pizzo; SR: Moore. Glades Day 11, American Heritage 0 Glades Day 304 31 - 11 14 0 American Heritage 000 00 - 0 2 1 GAMESUMMARY Boss and Sgroi. Stevens, Wilson (4) and Wright. WP: Boss. LP: Stevens. 2B-GD: Birmingham (2), Sgroi, Martin. 3B -GD: Powell. Jensen Beach 2, Okeechobee 1 Jensen Beach 100 100 0 - 2 9 1 Okeechobee 100 000 0 - 1 1 2 GAMESUMMARY Langerand Blankenship. Huff and Throop. W: Langer (15-6). L: Huff. 2B- JB: Blankenship. HR- JB: Moon (4). Records: JB (21-6); OKE (19-6). TODAY'S MATCH Regional finals Games at 7 p.m. unless noted Class 6A Cooper City at Palm Beach Gardens Class 5A Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas at Dwyer Class 4A Pembroke Pines Charter at Jensen Beach Class 2A Miami-Westminster Christian at Glades Day Class 1A Zion Lutheran at Lake Worth Christian, 4 p.m. Boys club lacrosse FRIDAY'S RESULTS State semifinals Palm Beach Gardens 9, Parkland-Douglas 4 TODAY'S MATCH State championship Palm Beach Gardens vs. Tampa PlantNaples-Bar-ron Collier winner Boys water polo FRIDAY'S MATCHES State quarterfinals at St. Andrew's Cypress Creek 7, Deerfield Beach 6 Ransom Everglades 19, Cooper City 2 Winter Park 16, Miami Country Day 4 St. Andrew's 15, Pembroke Pines Charter 6 TODAY'S MATCHES State semifinals at St. Andrew's TNoon: Cypress Creek vs. Ransom Everglades, noon St. Andrew's vs. Winter Park, 1:30 p.m. State championship, 6 p.m. Girls water polo FRIDAY'S MATCHES State quarterfinals at St. Andrew's Orlando-Boone 23, Oakland Park-Northeast 4 Ransom-Everglades 19, Miami-Dr. Krop 4 Gulliver Prep 14, Winter Park 1 St. Andrew's 22, Pembroke Pines Charter 7 TODAY'S MATCHES State semifinals at St. Andrew's 9 a.m.: Orlando Boone vs. Ransom Everglades, 9 a.m. St. Andrew's vs. Gulliver Prep, 10:30 a.m. State championship, 4 p.m. Track and field FRIDAY'S MATCHES Class 1A state meet at Winter Park GIRLS TEAM RESULTS - Port St. Joe 79; Holy Trinity 57.33; Dade Christian 54; Trinity Prep 39; Shorecrest Prep 31.50; St. Johns Country Day 31; Community School 29.83; Maclay 24; Benjamin 20.33; Paxton 19; Cottondale 18; First Academy 17; Fort Meade 14; Lakeland Christian 14; North Florida Christian 14; South Florida HEAT 14; Moore Haven 13; Calvary Christian 13; Graceville 12; Providence 10; Seacrest 10; Northside Christian 10; South Walton; Oak Hall 9; Trinity Christian 8; Admiral Far-ragut Academy 8; St. Edward's 8; Coral Springs Christian 7; St John Neumann 7; King's Academy 7; Cedar Key 6; Montverde Academy 6; St Stephen's Episcopal 6; P.K. Young 5; St. Francis 5; Hilliard 5; Evangelical Christian 4; Circle Christian 4; Westminster Academy 4; Westminster Christian 3; Keswick Christia 2; First Academy 2; Florida Christian 2; Canterbury 1. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - High jump: Bowden (SEAC) 5-04; Raymond (BENJ) 5-02; Kinky (PAXT) 5-02; Anderson (BENJ) 5-00; Kraft (OAKH) 5-00. Pole vault: Register (SWTN) 11-06; Enders (HTRN) 10-06; Beckham (CKEY) 10-00; Wheatley (SOUT) 9-06; McClenathan (SHOR) 9-06. Fisher (BENJ) 8-06. Long jump: Parker (PSJ) 18-10.50; Powell (TRIN) 18-06.50; Jones (COTT) 17-10; Anderson (HIRD) 17-07; Specht (SHOR) 16-10. Triple jump: Jenije (NFCS) 39-07; Specht (SHOR) 36-01.50; Larry (PSJ) 34-10; Ruddock (SOUT) 34-08.50; Bolline (ADFA) 34-07.25. Discus throw: Walker (PAXT) 128-06; Payne (DACH) 121-00; Gillum (KNGS) 114-10; Sputo (SFRN) 111-04; Capraro, (SOUT) 111-04. Shot put: Smiley (PSJ) 37-09.75; Ward (GRAC) 37-09.50; Ndongo (MVA) 35-11.25; Okeke (DACH) 35-01.75; Gerlt (CIRO) 34-06.50; Hilliard (KNGS) 33-01.25. 800-meter relay: Holy Trinity 9:36.48; Community School 9:37.92; Maclay 9:43.56; Providence 9:47.94; Northside Christian 9:49.53; Benjamin 10:08.96. 100 hurdles: Parker (PSJ) 14.77; Enders (HTRN) 15.89; Farrar (STJN) 16.28; Hines (OAKH) 16.56; Anderson (HTRN) 16.66. 100: Parker(PSJ) 12.49; Powell (TRIN) 12.72; Lewis (MHAV) 12.85; Umoh (DACH) 12.92; Williams (GRAC) 13.07. 1600: Hale (HTRN) 5:03.68; White (LAKC) 5:11.50; Fluehr (CSNA) 5: 11.50; Papa (TRIN) 5:14.76; Woodruff (TRIN) 5: 17.40.100-meter relay Fort Meade 50.17; Dade Christian 50.24; Cottondale 50.32; Trinity Prep 50.78; Moore Haven 51.62. 400: Umoh (DACH) 56.85; Specht (SHOR) 58.65; Torres (STJC) 59.35; Garcia (BENJ) 59.49; Jackson (PKYO) 59.72. 300 hurdles: Gebben (FRST) 45.42; Johnson (PSJ) 45.48; Ness (MACL) 47.07; Enders (HTRN) 47.69; Umoh (DACH) 49.10. 800: Bane (STJC) 2:20.85; Steinke (TCAJ) 2:21.00; Pauls (CCFT) 2:21.72; Jackson (PROV) 2:22.28; Fenley (MACL) 2:22.54; Powers (JUPC) 2:27.23. 200 : Parker (PSJ) 25.68; Powell (TRIN) 25.75; Umoh (DACH) 25.92; Specht (SHOR) 26.39; Larry (PSJ) 26.48. 3200: Hale (HTRN) 10:45. 14; Thomas (STED) 11:06.82; Fluehr (CSNA) 11:06.90; Eaves (LAKC) 11:20.66; Green-leaf (NSCH) 11:23.18; Anderson (BENJ)11:44.93; Starace (KNGS) 12:11.90. 400-meter relay: St. Johns Country Day 4:01.02; Port St. Joe 4:04.07; First Academy 4:10.10; Dade Christian 4:11.95; Calvary Christian 4:12.97. Region 4-3A at Cape Coral GIRLS TEAM RESULTS - 1. Fort Lauderdale 71, 2. Melbourne-Satellite 62, 3. Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas 57.5, 4. Miami Washington 46, 5. Rockledge 42, 5. Naples 42, 7. Naples-Lely 39, 8. Miami Jackson 28, 9. Sebastian River 26, 10. Dwyer 25, 11. Titusville 24, 12. Hallandale 23, 13. Fort Myers 22, 14. Naples-Palmetto Ridge 18, 15. Coconut Creek-Monarch 16, 15. Davie-Nova 16, 17. Olympic Heights 13, 18. Martin County 13, 18. Fort Myers-Cypress Lake 13, 20. Naples-Barron Collier 11.5, 21. Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan 11, 22. South Fork 8, 22. Fort Pierce Central 8, 24. Fort Pierce Westwood 6, 25. Boca Raton 5, 26. Cape Coral-Baker 4, 26. Okeechobee 4, 28. Mer-ritt Island 2, 28. Naples-Gulf Coast 2, 28. Boynton Beach 2, 31. Treasure Coast 1. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - 100: Wilcox (ROCK) 11.96; Garricks (STRN) 12.08; Kelley (FPC) 12.19; Joseph (LELY) 12.29. 200: Joseph (LELY) 24.88; Wilcox (ROCK) 25.06; Lee (FPW) 25.15; Covington (SATE) 25.55. 400: Whittaker (WSHM) 55.86; McCoy (WSHM) 58.14; Normil (MJAC) 58.27; Patrick, (ROCK) 58.87. 800: Whittaker (WSHM) 2:20.25; Shiver (SATE) 2:20.85; Shiver (SATE) 2:21.46; Suarez (STAQ) 2:21.86. 1600: Shiver (SATE) 5: 03.76; Butler (STAQ) 5:09.16; McEachern (NAPL) 5:24.63; Imm (LELY) 5:29.49. 3200: Butler (STAQ) 11:17.17; Stern (SATE) 11:26.79; Imm (LELY) 11: 44.78; McEachern (NAPL) 11:48.38. 100 hurdles: Harris (FTL) 14.90; Cameron (MJAC) 15.36; Hall (PLMR) 15.47; Mason (HALN) 15.54. 300 hurdles: Mason (HALN) 46.15; Cameron (MJAC) 46.84; Harris (FTL) 47.09; Gutierrez (STAQ) 47.33. 100-meter relay: Fort Lauderdale 48.33; Hallandale 48.77; St. Thomas Aquinas 48.88; Titusville 49.35. 400-meter relay: Washington Miami 3:52.60; Fort Lauderdale 4:02.12; St. Thomas Aquinas 4:02.30; Rockledge 4:06.61. 800-meter relay: Satellite 9:39.54; Naples 9:51.48; Fort Lauderdale 9:51.76; Fort Myers 10:05.23. High jump: Muniz (MNRK) 5-04; Diffee (SFRK) 5-00; Lettingham (DWYR) 5-00; Tyrell (FTL) 5-00. Pole vault: Holden (MART)10-05; Dodds (SATE) 10-00; Bott (LELY) 10-00; Tom (SATE) 9-05. Long jump: Williams (OLYH) 18-03.25; Whittaker (WSHM) 17-06.75; Lettingham (DWYR) 17-03; Howard (LELY) 17-01. Triple jump: Tyrell (FTL) 36-06; Griffin (TTVL) 35-08; Lettingham (DWYR) 35-03.75; Freeman (ROCK) 34-03.75. Shot put: Warren (SBRI) 45-01; Mobley (STAQ) 40-06; Zam-pell (BCOL) 39-03; Scott (NAPL) 38-04. Discus throw: Warren (SBRI) 130-04; Scott (NAPL) 115-02; Owens (NOVA) 112-02;Mobley (STAQ) 106-11.50, (32.60m). BOYS TEAM RESULTS - 1. Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas 109, 2. Miami Washington 86, 3. Dwyer 82, 4. Rockledge 39.5, 5. Naples 36, 6. Cape Coral-Baker 33, 7. Melbourne-Satellite 31, 8. Mer-ritt Island 29, 9. Hallndale 28, 10. Oakland Park-Northeast 23, 11. Okeechobee 19, 12. Miami Jackson 15, 12. Fort Lauderdale 15, 14. Titusville 13.5, 15. Naples-Barron Collier 13, 15. Sebastian River 13, 17. Naples-Palmetto Ridge 11.5, 18. Estero 10, 19. Boca Raton 8.5, 20. Fort Myers 8, 20. Lehigh 8, 22. Naples-Lely 5, 22. Martin County 5, 22. Boynton Beach 5, 25. Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan 4, 26. West Boca Raton 3, 26. South Fork 3, 26. Davie-Nova 3. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - 100: Seymore (DWYR) 10.42; Lange (NEOP) 10.50; Pierre-Louis (STAQ) 10.51; Harvey (NAPL) 10.73. 200: Pierre-Louis, Philip (STAQ) 21.17; Seymore (DWYR) 21.37; Lange (NEOP) 21.83; Dukes (WSHM) 21.90. 400: Dukes (WSHM) 48.61; Exilien (DWYR) 49.00; Orelus, (NEOP) 50.10; James (ROCK) 51.29. 400: Exilien (DWYR) 48.16; Dukes (WSHM) 48.46; Sainvil (HALN) 49.77; Orelus (NEOP) 50.00. 800: (BAKE) 1:56.78; Hyppolite (WSHM) 1:56.88; Chung (STAQ) 1:58.38; Harris (WSHM) 1:59.11. 1600: Culver (MISL) 4:30.91; Marvel, (NAPL) 4:31.88; Suarez (OKEE) 4:33.84; Artz (SATE) 4:34.31. 3200: Montoya (ESTO) 9:42.01; Brooks (FTMY) 9: 46.96; Hebel (NAPL) 10:00.30; Stern (SATE) 10: 01.97. 110 hurdles: Grant (STAQ) 14.36; McDonald (WSHM) 14.39; Cadet (DWYR) 14.56; Byrd (STAQ) 14.63. 300 hurdles: Grant (STAQ) 36.74; Riggs (STAQ) 39.08; Thompson (MJAC) 39.39; Clements (WSHM) 39.84. 100-meter relay: Dwyer 41.75; Hallandale 41.81; Naples 42.18; Titusville 42.42. 400-meter relay: Washington Miami 3: 17.14; Dwyer 3:21.57; Miami Jackson 3:23.02; St. Thomas Aquinas 3:23.09. 800-meter relay: Washington Miami 8:02.52; Baker 8: 09.65; Barron Collier 8:15.40; Satellite 8:21.42. High jump: Hammond (HALN) 6-04; Hughes (ROCK) 6-02; Nieto (OKEE) 6-00; Trail (WSHM) 5-10. Pole vault: Egan (STAQ) 15-06; Vani (MISL) 14-06; Hall (STAQ) 14-00; Moon (STAQ) 13-00. Long jump: Riggs (STAQ) 22-05; Clark (DWYR) 22-04; Clements (WSHM) 21-08; Brown (MART) 21-03. Triple jump: Harvey (NAPL) 44-03.5; Thomas (ROCK) 43-03.5; Byrd (STAQ) 43-02.25; Fray (BOYN) 43-01.75. Shot Put: Hicks (DWYR) 54-08.50; Wells (LEHI) 51-04; Datko (STAQ) 49-10; Pound (SBRI) 49-05. Discus throw: Woolfolk (SATE) 157-07.50; Carrington (FTL) 153-07; Pound (SBRI) 147-09.50; Chapman (ROCK) 147-09. Boca Prep duo fall in final part of the game." After struggling throughout the first game and into the second, Chen and Ka-mono rallied from a 4-2 deficit to take a 5-4 lead. Behind two aces by Austin, Ransom regained control and captured the title. "Their return game is very good and I had no chance on some of them today," said Chen, a sophomore. Fabara said he was pleased with Chen and Kamono's individual doubles title and sees a bright future for the duo. "Sometimes the other pair plays better, that's tennis, but, God willing, they will be right back here next year," Fabara said. By COLIN BRADY Special to The Palm Beach Post ALTAMONTE SPRINGS An impressive state tournament run by the Boca Prep doubles team of Guanchua Chen and Keith Kamono ended Friday with a loss in the Class 1A Overall Doubles championship match. Chen and Kamono who had teamed up only 10 times before state fell 6-2, 7-5 to Miami-Ransom Everglades' Anson McCook and Gonzales Austin. "I thought we played some of our best matches the past few days," said Kamono, a ninth-grader at Boca Prep as well as a full-time student at the Evert Tennis Academy west of Boca Raton. On Thursday, Chen and Kamono won the 1A Individual Doubles title, but unforced errors were their undoing Friday. "They are perfectionists out there," Boca Prep coach Patricio Fabara said. "They don't want to let themselves make any mistakes, but sometimes the other players force you to make mistakes. That's Boys state club lacrosse Palm Beach Gardens 9, Parkland-Douglas 4: Goalkeeper Jimmy Difresco had 22 saves and the Gators (19-0) defeated the Eagles in the state semifinals in Naples. Anthony Curra, Joey Bauer, Trey Darby and John Slate each scored two goals for the Gators, who advance to today's championship match.

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