The Braden River and Lakewood Ranch High boys and girls track teams ran and jumped to first-place finishes at the Manatee County Championships March 31 at Manatee High.
The Lady Mustangs scored 220.5 points to win the girls title while the Lady Pirates finished third (95.5). The Lakewood boys team finished second (128) and the Braden River boys finished fourth (103).
Kristin Zarrella led the way for Lakewood, winning the 400 (in a school record 1:00.81) and the 800 (2:23.36), along with running a leg of the winning 4x400 team. Olivia Ortiz won the 1600 (5:01.17) and Devin McDermott won the 3200 (11:15.08). The Lady Mustangs also won the 4x800. Alex Latham won the high jump with a jump of four feet, eight inches and Rheya Jackson won the triple jump 30-06.5.
Braden Riverâ€™s Bridget Lanier was a double winner, posting victories in the pole vault (9 feet) and long jump (15-05.5).
Across the track, Lakewoodâ€™s Joshua Napier won the 800 (2:07.22) and Lennie Twenty won the high jump (5-10). Braden Riverâ€™s Austin Fox won the pole vault (11-06).