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Updated: 03/19/2018 08:30:01AM

Charlotte dominates inaugural Venice Invitational

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Emani Jefferson of North Port competed simultaneously in the high jump and long jump.

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Though he kicked the final barrier, Nicolas Torres of Port Charlotte H.S won the 110-meter hurdles.

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Charlotte High's Isabella Coogan led the 1,600 meters through the first three laps before the Manta Rays' Madison Welch took control on lap four. Coogan later won the 3,200 meters by a wide margin.

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John Perez of Port Charlotte High and Josh Lawson of Venice keep a close eye on each other during the boys mile. Perez pulled away on the final lap while Lawson easily held second.

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Charlotte's Savorion Warren takes the baton from Nycarion Harvey during the boys 4x100-meter relay at the Venice Invitational.

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Charlotte's Eunice Noel won the girls 300-meter hurdles in wire-to-wire fashion.

By STEPHEN McKAY

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VENICE — The Port Charlotte High boys and Charlotte girls helped break in a new track at Venice high School this week by claiming team victories in the first full track meet held at the school in 20 years.

In the inaugural Venice Invitational, the Pirates topped the field in the boys’ division with 113.5 points, while Sarasota was second (104.5) and Riverview third (97.5). Among the local programs, North Port was 5th (50), Charlotte 6th (44) and Lemon Bay 9th (38).

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