cheap ugg County track and field meet postponement weakens field
Saturday at Cardinal Newman. That date was necessary because district meets for Classes 1A and 2A begin next week. For schools in those classes, Saturday is the last day of the regular season.
But the change could take steam out of the 56th annual meet, which is held for bragging rights.
Several top competitors already planned to attend this weekend Florida Relays in Gainesville, including standouts from Suncoast, Lake Worth, King Academy and John I. Leonard.
Five girls ranked in the top 100 nationally in their events will skip the county meet: Suncoast sprinter Aluntrea Davis and hurdler Bianca Joseph; Lake Worth standouts Tatianna Etienne (400,800),
hurdler Shakira Bartley and Tiah Sanborn (200).
In addition, King Academy senior Scott Simpson (800, 1,600) will instead compete in Gainesville, along with relay teams from Suncoast, King Academy, Lake Worth and John I. Leonard.
The top name competing at the county meet is Park Vista senior Christopher Grinley, ranked fourth in the state and 24th in the nation in the 110 hurdles (14.28 seconds). He also 10th in the state,
70th nationally in the 300 hurdles (39.24).