Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Priced to Win

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Priced to Win

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CLASS 4A-REGION 2: He rebounds from slow prelims to win 100; North Port boys wins 3rd title in row

TAMPA -- Due to the hot weather conditions, Kavious Price wanted to save himself.

In the prelims the Manatee High sprinter coasted at the final of the prelims of the 100-meter dash.

Price may have coasted a little too much.

"In prelims I didn't do so well," he said. "I came out and tried to get the top three to qualify, but at the end I just fell apart, not on purpose either. I just cruised through. I tried to hold it just to qualify, but I cruised way too much."

Relegated to lane 8 for the finals, Price had plenty in the tank to win from the far outside lane. His time of 10.77 seconds was good enough for the top spot in the 100 at the Class 4A-Region 2 meet Wednesday at Wharton High School.

"I came back stronger in the finals," he said.

The North Port High boys were strong throughout, using its quality depth to win its third straight regional title. The Bobcats scored 75 points to out-distance runner-up Tampa Newsome.

"If you had asked me four years ago if we were going to win the next three, I would have been, like, you're crazy," North Port coach Tony Miller said. "It's a good feeling."

Even though he did not top his personal best of 10.70 set last week at the district meet at IMG Academy, Price had a better feeling after winning the 100.

He also anchored the Hurricanes' 4x100 relay team to a winning time of 41.42 and finished third in the 200 in 21.75. The top four finishers in each event advance to the 4A State Championships on May 2 at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida.

"Run my best race ever," Price said about competing at the state meet. "I just look to run fast and do great at states."

William Glesge got the Bobcats off to a good start with a victory in the discus with a heave of 154 feet, 8 inches. …

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