TRACK & FIELD: North Port sends two individuals to state meet

By Rick Nolte, Sports Editor

This story has been updated to correct a factual error in the lede.

KISSIMMEE — Morgan Gloster finished third in the pole vault and Alexis Francavilla finished fourth in the long jump to lead the North Port High School girls track and field team at the Region 4A-2 championships at Osceola High School in Kissimmee.

Gloster vaulted at nine feet, six inches while Francavilla jumped at 18-1.25. They were the only two individuals to advance for the Bobcats, which will also send the girls 4×800 relay team to next weekend’s state meet in Bradenton.

The finishes helped the Bobcats girls to 23 points and a tie for 11th with East Bay in the 25-team field. Lakewood Ranch won the meet with 118 points followed by Osceola with 61.

Osceola won the boys side with 92 points followed by Sarasota with 61. North Port had six points.

The Bobcats girls 4×800 team of Kaley Boethig, Nicole Raczka, Lindsay Boethig and Shelby Cutchineal took third in a time of 9:45.26.

Francavilla, a sophomore, also delivered points with a seventh in the shot put and an eighth in the triple jump, as did eighth-place 4×400 relay team of Abey Nottingham, Seale, Raczka and Cutchineal.

Armani Seale helped out with a seventh-place finish in the 200.

None of North Port’s individuals or relay teams were able to crack the top four in the boys meet. Kevin Shahan’s fifth in the high jump and a seventh by the 4×800 relay team were the Bobcats’ best finishes.

Gateway’s Kevin Ventura and Shahan each cleared six feet, but Ventura earned fourth and a spot in the state meet on a tiebreaker. The 4×800 team of Benjamin Durrant, Kevin Kapadia, Skylar Razwilavich and Juvens Delise was clocked in 8:13.54.

REGION 4A-2 CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Osceola HS, Kissimmee
GIRLS
Teams: 1. Lakewood Ranch 118; 2, Wharton 68; 3. Osceola 61; 4. Geroge M. Stenbrenner 54; 5. Geroge Jenkins 38; 6. Kathleen 31; 7. Plant 30; 8. Riverview 28; 9. Sarasota Riverview, Haines City 26; 11. North Port, East Bay 23.
Individuals
High jump: 1. Domonique Turner (OSC) 5-6; 11. Carley Lovett (NP) 4-11. Pole vault: 1. Olivia Ogles (LR), 12-1; 3. Morgan Gloster (NP) 9-6. Long jump: 1. Sophia Falco (LR), 20-1; 4. Alexis Francavilla (NP) 18-1.25. Triple jump: 1. Sophia Falco (LR) 37-0; 8. Alexis Francavilla (NP) 33-0.75. Discus: 1. Elyssa Paulding (EB) 115-01. Shot put: 1. Jacque Armer (MAN) 38-10.5; 7. Alexis Francavilla (NP) 34-0.
4×800 relay: 1. Wharton 9:33.55; 3. North Port (K. Boethig, Raczka, L. Boethig, Cutchineal) 9:45.26. 100 hurdles: 1. Dominique Turner (OSC) 14.02. 100: 1. Amuru Patterson (HC) 11.63. 1600: 1. Bailey Hertenstein (RIV) 5:06.11. 4×100  relay: 1. Osceola (Davidson, William, Pickett, Gatlin) 47.97. 400: 1. Searra Woods (WHA) 56.37; 7. Armani Seale (NP) 1:01.25. 300 hurdles: 1. Domonique Turner (OSC) 44.77. 800: 1. Bryanna Rivers (WHA), 2:18.7; 11. Lindsay Boethig (NP) 2:30.70. 200: 1. Amuru Patterson (HC) 23.85. 3200: 1. Bailey Hertenstein (RIV) 11:26.71. 4×400 relay: 1. Wharton, 3:58.6. 8. North Port (Raczka, Seale, Nottingham, Cutchineal) 4:12.2.

BOYS
Teams: 1. Osceola 92; 3. Manatee 65; 3. Sarasota 61; 4. Plant 53; 4. George M. Steinbrenner 52; 6.Lakewood Ranch 43; 7. Riverview 36; 8. Newsome 29; 9. Sarasota Riverview 27; 10. George Jenkins 26; 23. North Port 6.
Individuals
High jump: 1. Jacob Goncalves (GMS), 6-2; 5. Kevin Shahan (NP) 6-0. Pole vault: 1. Ryan Pitisci (PL) 14-00. Long jump: 1. Carlos Becker (OSC) 25-00. Triple jump: 1. Carloa Becker (OSC) 46-06.25. Discus: 1. Sam Jackson (LR) 159-01. Shot put: 1. Zach Teate (PL) 51-00.
4×800 relay: 1. Sarasota 7:51.4; 7. North Port (Dietrich, Amaya, Durrant, Delise) 8:13.54. 100 hurdles: 1. Herbert Wise (OSC) 14.11. 100: 1. Kavius Price (MAN) 10.65. 1600: 1. Quasan Markowski (PL) 4:24.42. 4×100 relay: 1. Manatee 41.62. 400: 1. Jason Owens (GATE) 48.38. 300 hurdles: 1. Herbert Wise (OSC) 38.30. 800: 1. John Rivera (LR), 1:56.98; 11. Juvens Delise (NP) 2:08.19. 200: 1. Kavious Price (MN) 21.71. 3200: 1. Adam Bradtmueller (SAR) 9:35.93. 4×400 relay: 1. Riverview 3:23.80; 15. North Port (Durrant, Kapadia, Razwilavich, Delise) 3:32.17.

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