Florida 3A-4A State Meet
May 7-8, 2004 at U. of Florida, Gainesville FL


by Ricky Quintana

The Florida State Track and Field Finals will be held at the University of
Florida's Percy Beard Track on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, 2004. The
state meet event schedule is located at
http://www.fhsaa.org/programs/sports/tr/state_schedule.htm. Please copy and
bring a copy with you as copies may not be available at the meet.

State meet records, all-time records, and national records will be threatened
as one of the greatest group of high school athletes in Florida history
gather for track and field finals. If you like track and field or any sport
for that matter, this may be one of the finest events you ever attend. I

Individual records that will be threatened are:

  • 100m Roosevelt McCall Ocala Forest 10.38(1993)
  • 200m Xavier Carter's ( he returns this year) 20.69 last year
  • 400m Geno White Jacksonvile Wolfson 45.94(1998).
  • Westley Stockbarger's discus throw of 202-08 set last year. He also returns this
  • Viktoria Andonova's (she returns this year) record in the HJ set last
    year(6-00) and she may be able to get the TJ record 41’7 1/2” set by Shannell
    McMiller, Miami Northwestern, 1998 (6A). Andonova jumped 41-5.50 last year to
    just miss the record. She is the daughter of former world record holder,
    Lyudmila Andonova of Bulgaria.

Ones to watch in this year's races for state record and national purposes.


Xavier Carter “ X-Man” Palm Bay(100m, 200m, and 400m) If he wins, he
becomes the first to win 4 straight 400m titles. If he triples, he becomes
the second person since Hernando Pearson from Brooksville won the 100 yard
dash, the 220 and the 440 in 1915 and 1917. Pearson also won the shot put in
1915. No one has completed the triple two consecutive years. If he wins all,
Carter will have 9 individual titles which will tie him for first all-time
with E. Newcome, Ocala, 1925-27 and Houston McTear, Baker, 1973-76. He is
also the national indoor 200m record holder with his 20.69 at the NSIC meet
March 13, 2004 and the state meet record holder with a time of 20.69 set
last year.

Westley Stockbarger Charlotte( Discus and SP) He broke the discus record by
Dock Luckie set in 1977 with his 202-08 last year. He has a chance to break
it again and he also has a chance at the oldest standing record on the state
meet record books Dock Luckie Ft. Pierce Central 65-04 1977

Ricardo Chambers Dwyer (400m), defending 4 A state 400m champion, has run
46.27 for the 400m this year. He could beat Carter though last week Carter
beat him by 2 seconds after he(Carter) took him out fast.

Tim Harris Booker T. Washington (1600m and 800m) He will try and double.
He's the 6th fastest Florida all-time in the 800m with his 1:50.36 this


Walter Dix, Coral Springs has run 10.28, 20.56 this year. He has run
10.45, 10.32 and 10.36 against no competition in successive weeks. He has
also run under 21 seconds in the 200 several times this year. His best, 20.56 is a
national leader. He also has a chance a Houston McTear’s Florida all-time
record of 10.16 set in 1976.

Jennifer Barringer Oviedo (1600m and 3200m) Barringer owns the 2nd fastest
FL all-time 3200m with her 10:18.84. Her best in the 1600m this season is
4:50.33 at regions last week. She is aiming for a sub 4:50 which would break
Hillary White's (Buchholz) record 4:54.65 set in 2000. She could also beat
the best mark in the 3200m 10:41.59, Kara Scanlin, Episcopal (Jacksonville),
2002. Barringer was the only high school athlete to make the USA World
Junior Cross Country Championships team that competed March 20, 2004 in
Brussels, Belgium. She placed 35th there. She was also 3rd at the Foot
Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego in December. The
placing was the highest ever by a Florida, boy or girl, in the 25 year
history of the meet.

Lauren Austin Oak Ridge (100m, 200m, and 400m) could pull a pretty rare
triple. She is ranked #1 in the 100m and 200m and her best from last year,
53.61 is the best of the field. She was also a member of the 4 x 400m relay
team that won the World Youth Championships gold in Sherbrooke, Canada.

Pavielle James Miami Northwestern 100m H She had the state meet record,
13.69 until last week's 13.53 by Shantrell Moss of Pompano Beach. She could
get the record. She finished 6th in the 100m hurdles at the World Youth
Championships last summer in Sherbrooke, Canada.

Oak Ridge's 4 x100m, 4 x 400m set the record last year and set the all-time
record of 3:41.34 in California this year. They will be running without Austin though in both relays.

3A Girls Team breakdown

St. Thomas Aquinas comes out on top in the mock team scoring. Their 54.25
points outdistances Bishop Kinney's 41. The remaining teams of interest
Wolfson 38, Rockeldge 36,EdWhite 35.5 and Ft. Lauderdale 24.
If they win, it will be their 7th title in school history and will move them
to #3 all-time for number of team championships. They will also move to #1
for the most consecutive titles for a girl's team in track and field

3A Boys breakdown

In mock team scoring Wolfson comes out ahead with 57 points. Washington is a
close second with 53. The remaining teams: Palm Bay 44, Chiles 41, and Ft.
Lauderdale 38. Wolfson has two previous titles in 1996 and 1997. Washington has never won a
state title.

4A girls team breakdown

In a mock team scoring based on regional performances, Oak Ridge scored a
whopping 105.05 points to Miami Northwestern's 66. Other teams scores: Palm
Beach lakes 35, Orlando Boone 34.5 and Lake Mary 30.5.
It's been 6 years since any school outside of Miami has won the girl's team
title. It's been 15 years since someone outside of South Florida has won.
Oak Ridge (Orlando), which has five titles (1981, 1982, 1983,1985, 1988, all
under current coach Bill Stamper) and three runners-up (1984, 1986 and 1987
under Stamper).

Miami Northwestern, which has two state titles (1999 and 2001, both under
current coach Carmen Jackson) and five runners-up (1978, 1997, 2000, 2002,
2003, the last four of which are Jackson's)

4A boys team breakdown

Buchholz edges out Winter Park 56 to 53 in a mock scoring based on regional
performances. A very slim margin. The remaining teams scores:Northwestern
37, Carol City 28,Olympia 26, Boyton Beach 26 Orlando Boone 25.
Buchholz claimed 3 straight titles under now UF Head T&F coach, Mike
Holloway. Now head coach, Ron Norris has won a state championship (girls 3A
while at Newberry) in 1995.

Winter Park tied for the championship in 1962, won in 1964 and were
runner-ups in 1975 and 1982. If they win, it will be their first championship
in 40 years and the first title for head coach, Mike Hill.

If Miami Northwesern wins, they will claim their 6th state championship in
school history. That will place them in a tie for 7th all-time.
It's been 9 years since a "Northern" team (Winter Haven 1994) has won
the large school classification on the boys side.

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