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Tribune’s All-Pasco County track teams

Long jump Janarion Grant, Sr., Pasco: Grant took silver after a second-place finish at states. Triple jump Tim Bennett, Sr., Ridgewood: Placed 11th at Class 2A-Region 2 meet. Shot put Ronald S. Scaife, Sr., Pasco: Placed third at the Class 2A-Region 2 meet and finished 12th at states.
Discus Elijah Boston, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: District champ who placed second at Class 3A-Region 2 meet and qualified for state meet. Pole vault Evan Bales, Sr., River Ridge: Placed third at states in Class 3A and finished second at regionals. 100 Jordan Roberts, Jr., Zephyrhills: Placed fifth at Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 200 Nicholas Smith, Jr., Pasco: Qualified for region meet. 400 Michael Tancreti, Sr., Mitchell: Qualified for the 3A state finals and placed second in the Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 800 Ethan Weilant, So., Land O' Lakes: Placed sixth at Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 1,600 Spencer Guerette, Sr., Anclote: Placed third in Class 2A state finals and second at the Class 2A-Region 3 meet. 3,200 Tyler Stahl, Jr., Land O' Lakes: Qualified for the Class 3A state finals and placed fourth in regionals. 110 hurdles Jamaree Ried, Jr., Anclote: Finished eighth at regions 300 hurdles Jamaree Ried, Jr., Anclote: Placed second at regions and qualified for the Class 2A state meet. 4x100 relay Pasco (Nicholas Smith, Demarius Wilson, Dominick Graham, Janarion Grant): Qualified for the Class 2A state meet and placed second at regions. 4x400 meter relay Ridgewood (Raymond Berger, Donta Hudson, Cristian Saldiver, Max Livingstone): Placed seventh at Class 2A-Region 2 meet. 4x800 relay Gulf (Wesley Best, Nick Buliga, James Raymond, Amer Redd): Placed eighth at Class 2A-Region 2 meet. Coach of the Year Bill Schmitz, Land O' Lakes: Land O' Lakes' boys track and field has taken a full transformation in two seasons under Schmitz, while the Gators have won two Sunshine Athletic Conference championships in as many years. Schmitz has also coached a host of individual state qualifiers. Second team High jump Brent Dawson, Fr., Pasco Long jump Tim Bennett, Sr., Ridgewood Triple jump James Jackson, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch Shot put Justin Forchion, Sr., Land O' Lakes Discus Chris Branfield, Jr., Ridgewood Pole vault Devon Jerothe, Jr., River Ridge 100 Eddie Burgos, Sr., Sunlake 200 Dominick Graham, So., Pasco 400 Jamel Clark, Jr., Land O' Lakes 800 Ermias Bireda, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch 1,600 Tyler Stahl, Jr., Land O' Lakes 3,200 Nick Buliga, Sr., Gulf 110 hurdles Jamel Clark, Jr., Land O' Lakes 300 hurdles Michael Guash, Sr., Mitchell 4x100 relay Wiregrass Ranch (Devon Chavarria, Leon Tilman, James Jackson, John Harris-Scott) 4x400 meter relay Land O' Lakes (Ethan Weilant, Cole McCreery, Tuma Kanyinda, Jamel Clark) 4x800 relay Ridgewood (John Eckles, Parker Roach-Reasor, Cristian Saldiver, Max Livingstone) Honorable mention Anclote: Spencer Guerette, Andrew Janus, Devonte Luis, Jonte Scott, Jamaree Ried. Fivay: Kenneth Walker. Gulf: Wesley Best, Nick Buliga. Hudson: Brett Balsey. Land O' Lakes: Isaac Cabrera, Jake Poore, Austin McGuire, Harrison Wood, Dylan Mohamed, Elysjin Marsh, Tuma Kanyinda, Cole McCreery, Daniel Price, Andy Dowler, Colin Defant. Mitchell: Troy Shea, Jeremy Guash, Matt Fair, Koehler Machlus, Cory Hansen. Pasco: Dominick Graham, Kevin Hernandez, Nicholas Smith. Ridgewood: Tim Bennett, Brian Swanson, Eylas Muniz, Thomas Kernan, Donta Hudson. Sunlake: Mosi Davis, Carlos Portillo-Boyer, Jonuel Martinez, Eddie Burgos. Wiregrass Ranch: Thor Alastre, Patrick Hill, Khalil Phelan, Devin Duckette, Mark Hutchinson, Ryan Ludwig, Jate Miner. Zephyrhills: Jordan Roberts, Dominic Viera, Loren Parker, Malik Mutcherson. Long jump Ashley Dugan, Jr., Hudson: Qualified for the Class 2A state meet and placed second at regions. Triple jump Camille Baumrucker, Sr., Bishop McLaughlin: Took eighth place at the Class 1A state meet and also placed at states in the long jump. Shot put Brittany O'Leary, Sr., River Ridge: Placed sixth at Class 3A state finals meet and was second at regions. Discus Lanashia Pope, Fr., Pasco: Placed 10th at the Class 2A state finals meet. Pole vault Casey Chitty, So., Wiregrass Ranch: Placed sixth at state in Class 3A and second at the 3A-Region 2 meet. 100 Alfreda Steele, Fr., Pasco: Placed fourth at the Class 2A state meet and took second at regions. 200 Bayle Lewandowski, Jr., River Ridge: Qualified for the Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 400 Hallie Grimes, Jr., Land O' Lakes: Placed third at Class 3A state finals and third at the Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 800 Emily Kerns, So., Mitchell: Placed fifth at the Class 3A-Region 2 meet. 1,600 Emily Kerns, So., Mitchell: Placed 10th at the Class 3A state finals and third at regions. 3,200 Nikita Shah, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Though she did not compete in the Class 3A meet due to injury, placed second at the 3A-Region 2 meet and won titles at SAC and districts. 100 hurdles Tayler Jenkins, Sr., Ridgewood: Qualified for regions. 300 hurdles Savanna Martinson, Sr., Pasco: Placed fifth at regions. 4x100 relay Zephyrhills (Aaliyah McKenzie, JaKayla Jones, Tyrhonda Mathis, Kara Young): Placed sixth at the Class 3A state finals and third at regions. 4x400 relay Ridgewood (Michelle Gorski, Courtney Vail, Sandra Nelson, Kimberly Mendoza): Placed eighth at Class 2A-Region 2 region meet. 4x800 relay Mitchell (Elaina Cancello, Claudia Cancello, Emily Kerns, Amy Murry): Placed eighth at Class 3A state meet and won a region title in Class 3A-Region 2. Coach of the Year Don Howard, Wiregrass Ranch: In Howard's last season as track and field coach, he was able to lead the Bulls to another Sunshine Athletic Conference title and a district championship. Howard resigned after the season. Second team High jump Emily Gauvey, Fr., Anclote Long jump Hannah Eder, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch Triple jump Hannah Eder, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch Shot put Kelsey Mckee, Sr., Land O' Lakes Discus Alani Alexander, So., Mitchell Pole vault Alyssa Worsham, Sr., Ridgewood 100 JaKayla Jones, Fr., Zephyrhills 200 Brianna Rossi, Jr., Gulf 400 Bayle Lewandowski, Jr., River Ridge 800 Mia Savino, So., Gulf 1,600 Madison Conway, Fr., Wiregrass Ranch 3,200 Claudia Cancello, Sr., Mitchell 100 hurdles Rachel Bradley, Jr., Fivay 300 hurdles Tayler Jenkins, Sr., Ridgewood 4x100 relay Pasco (Alfreda Steele, Savanna Martinson, Brianca Roberts, Jade Roberts) 4x400 meter relay Land O' Lakes (Christa Haran, Lindsey Weilant, Makenzie Fish, Hallie Grimes) 4x800 relay Gulf (Katie Buckman, Mia Savino, Renee Patnode, Eliza Gazda) Honorable mention Anclote: Andrea Ferguson, Courtney Paine, Kaylyn Kingsley, Elianna Blow, Emily Gauvey, Moriah Sipizki, Mia Lockhart, Jenna Byrne. Fivay: Alli Hudson. Gulf: Catie Greene, Jasmine Jackson, Jaylin Banks, Antonia Longworth, Brianna Rossi, Renee Patnode, Mia Savino, Abigail Raymond, Eliza Gazda. Land O' Lakes: Molly Grahs, Makenzie Fish, Christa Haran, Amaris Hill, Cheyenne Herron, Presley Plummer, Lindsey Weilant, Lacy Nasello, Kassidy Wallace, Alexis Harris. Mitchell: Alina Merceron, Ansley Phillion, Alani Alexander. Pasco: Eunique Byrd, Alfreda Steele, Savanna Martinson. Ridgewood: Kimberly Mendoza, Jada Wilks, Theresa Gardynik, Sandra Nelson, Tayler Jenkins, Samantha Williams, Olivia Jacobs, Michelle Gorski, Fatima Baterna, Cynthia Negron, Samantha Martinez, Lindsay Morris, Helynn Brown, Courtney Vail. River Ridge: Darien Davis, LaQuenta Bastian, Kayla Rodriguez, Aeriale Lumpkin. Wiregrass Ranch: Sarah Cornwell, Gelisa Jenkins, Nikita Shah, Alyssa Woodard, Camille King, Taysha Kuhn, Kayla Thornton, Berlin Waters, Elise Cedre, Alisha Henry. Zephyrhills: Scarlett Lawhorne, Bayle Lewandowski, Tyrhonda Mathis, Kara Young. About the teams The Pasco Tribune all-county track & field team was selected by correspondent Andy Villamarzo, based on regular-season and postseason performances. He can be reached at andyvillamarzo@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @andyvillamarzo. The player of the year will be named at a later date.