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Pasco Tribune boys track athletes of the year

Special correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 07:12 PM

FIRST TEAM

High jump – Tony Hays, Ridgewood, Senior

Long jump – Janarion Grant, Pasco, Junior

Triple jump – Alonzo Pettiford, Anclote, Senior

Shot put – Travis Manecke, Sunlake, Junior

Discus – Evan Barhonovich, Bishop McLaughlin, Senior

Pole vault – Evan Bales, River Ridge, Junior

100 – Eddie Burgos, Sunlake, Junior

200 – Jamel Nunez, Wiregrass Ranch, Senior

400 – Max Livingstone, Ridgewood, Junior

800 – Spencer Guerette, Anclote, Junior

1600 – Argishti Gazari, Anclote, Senior

3200 – Argishti Gazari, Anclote, Senior

110 – Darin Patmon, Land O' Lakes, Senior

300 – Travis Lord, Ridgewood, Senior

4x100 relay – Sunlake (Ricardo Williams, Anthony Cowell, Mike Lopez, Eddie Brugos)

4x400 relay – Land O' Lakes (Kyle McKee, Chris Wilkinson, Henry Parrish, Jamel Clark)

4x800 relay – Wiregrass Ranch (Patrick Hill, Ermias Brieda, Thor Alastre, Tyler Mattera)

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bill Schmitz, Land O' Lakes

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Janarion Grant, Pasco: The Pirates' top performer out on the football field is almost as equally as good out on the track, as the junior was able to notch another Class 2A state crown in the long jump. Grant seemingly dominated in the long jump at every event during the spring, winning titles at the Sunshine Athletic Conference meet, districts and regionals. The junior has one more year to quite possibly make it three state titles in a row. He is receiving looks at many big time Division-I schools for football and could land a scholarship for track and field as well.

Argishti Gazari, Anclote: No one had a better year overall in distance running in Pasco County compared to Gazari. The University of South Florida signee took state gold in the 3200 meter run and also won a bronze medal in the 1600 meter run as well. The senior also was able to take regional crowns in both the 1600 and 3200. Gazari was able to live up to the high expectations going into the 2012 regular season and blossomed in the postseason and helped transform Anclote's track and field squad into a distance running-oriented squad.

Andy Villamarzo

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