Northwestern girls’ track and field stars have gotten cozy at the top the medal stand at state track in recent years.
Barring an unforeseen series of unfortunate events, the Bulls should find a comfortable spot this weekend at the top of the state championship record book.
With one of its deepest teams in recent years, Northwestern figures to be the biggest winner among Miami-Dade County track and field competitors at the state championships that will be held Friday and Saturday at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
An 11th championship overall would give Northwestern the most of any girls team in state history.
The Bulls are aiming for a sixth consecutive state title, which would tie Lakeland Christian for the second-longest championship streak in state history and two behind the record of eight in a row set by Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Bulls have won eight of the past nine championships and have enough favorites and qualifiers to dominate Class 3A.
Senior thrower Lloydricia Cameron is vying for her fourth and fifth individual titles. Freshman Taranique Alexander enters as the favorite in the long jump and triple jump, with sophomore Briana Eskridge likely to score high in the triple jump.
Temetria Mitchell is a favorite in the hurdles, and La’Kayla Harris is expected to do well in the 200 meters. The Bulls are also strong favorites to win all three relays.
Led by sprinters Jeffery Green and Cordell Lamb, the Northwestern boys will try to make it a state title sweep — something the school has yet to accomplish.