TEAMS: Belleview, Brooksville Central, Inverness Citrus, Land O' Lakes, Lecanto, Mitchell, River Ridge, Spring Hill Springstead, Sunlake, Wiregrass Ranch, Zephyrhills.
OUTLOOK: 3A-6 is the only district that features any Pasco County track and field programs. That said, this district shapes up to be one of the most competitive in the Tampa Bay area, with returning district champions Land O' Lakes (boys) and Wiregrass Ranch (girls) leading the way. The Gators have several athletes looking to earn district titles, including distance runner Tyler Stahl (1,600 meter), Jamel Clark (400 meters) and Isaac Cabrera (200 meters). Also on the boys side, Sunlake's Travis Manecke (discus throw, shot put), Eddie Burgos (long jump, 100 meters) and Wiregrass Ranch's Thor Alastre (800 meters) are worth watching. ... On the girls side, the Bulls will likely be dominant in the distance running events behind senior Nikita Shah (1,600, 3,200 meters). Mitchell's Claudia Cancello will be Shah's top competition in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, as the two ran close at the Sunshine Athletic Conference meet. Others looking to take home district crowns are Land O' Lakes' Hallie Grimes (200, 400 meters), Mitchell's Emily Kerns (800 meters) and Zephyrhills' Kara Young (100 meters).
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