Patterson comes up short of track title

05/04/2014 12:01 AM

05/04/2014 12:47 AM

Boyd Anderson’s Phillip Lee finished second in the 3A boys’ high jump but his more celebrated teammate, Javon Patterson watched his hopes of a 800 meters title vanish when Chiles’ Avery Bartlett walked Patterson down in the last 10 meters to win in 1:52.27. Patterson, who came in ranked No. 7 in the nation (1:52.04) appeared on his way to victory after taking the lead with 150 meter left only to watch the long-striding Bartlett surge past him.

The Miami Northwestern girls team was never challenged in the girls 3A race to earn its 11th state title, No. 1 all time.

It was heartbreak for the South Plantation boys 400 meter relay team, which was on the brink of repeating as 4A state champions only to have its anchor leg fall down at the finish line, opening the door for Dr. Phillips to win in 41.49.

• 3A State Boys’ results – 3,200 Relay: Niceville 7:50.56; 110 Hurdles: Cromartie (Chiles) 13.97;100: Williams (Stanton)10.33; 1,600: Khosla (Leon) 4:05.96; 400 Relay: Liberty 41.33; 400: Green (MNW) 47.44; 300 Hurdles:Cachon (BC) 37.59; 800: Bartlett (Chiles) 1:52.27; 200: K. Williams (Stanton) 20.96; 3,200: Khosla (Leon) 9:05.75; 1,600 Relay: Northwestern 3:14.71; High Jump: Rogers (PF) 6-8; Shot Put: F. Jones (Central) 58-0.50; Pole Vault: Jerothe (RR) 14-0; Long Jump: Byrd (Naples) 23-7.50; Triple Jump: Lawson (Hillsborough) 47-6.75; Discus: F. Jones (Central) 58-0.50;

• 3A Boys’ top three team scores and Broward teams: Tallahassee Chiles 38, 2. Northwestern 35, 3. Boyd Anderson 29,15. Dillard 13, 62. Archbishop McCarthy 2.50, 68. Pines Charter 1.

• 3A State Girls’ results – 3,200 Relay: Northwestern 9:13.10; 100 Hurdles: Mitchell (MNW) 14.16; 100: Beasley (Lincoln) 11.78; 1,600: Harding (Sarasota) 4:51.61; 400 Relay: Northwestern 47.16; 400:Caldwell (Spoto) 55.50;300 Hurdles: Austin-Reese (Norland) 42.29; 800:Harding (Sarasota) 2:15.12; 200: Beasley (Lincoln) 24.59; 3,200: Rudman (Fort Walton) 10:55.52; 1,600 Relay:Northwestern 3:50.64; Discus: Cameron (MNW) 160-3; Long Jump: Fray (Lake Weir) 18-11; Triple Jump: Falco (LR) 38-2; Pole Vault: T. Anderson (Mitchell) 11-6; Shot Put: Cameron (MNW) 46-8; High Jump: Falco (LR) 5-6.

• 3A Girls’ top three team scores and Broward teams: 1. Miami Northwestern 154, 2. Carol City 37, 3. Lakewood Ranch 35, 30. Boyd Anderson 5, 37. Coconut Creek 3.

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