Raiders gear up for state track meet

It’s a perfect spring morning on the track, complete with sunshine and blue skies, and here on this final day of April there is a feeling of finality.

Track season will end this weekend and a handful of athletes from Navarre are busy preparing for the 3A State Meet at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium.

Abigail Pantlitz is among the athletes, qualifying in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

The 400 relay team is also headed to state, though there is a twist of uncertainly to its journey. Dante Wright strained his hamstring at the district meet last month but there is a good chance he will still run at state as it’s only a little tight now. The squad also includes Xavier Allen, Saturn Wagner and Jaylen Shropshire. Evan Gourley is the alternate.

Khiara Newton is the other state qualifier, making it in the pole vault for the third consecutive year.

Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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