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Naples' Zachary Diacyznski competes in the boys shot put at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Diacyznski finished seventh. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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Naples' Zachary Diacyznski competes in the boys shot put at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Diacyznski finished seventh. Kevin Johnson/Staff

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  • Naples' Zachary Diacyznski competes in the boys shot put at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Diacyznski finished seventh. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples' Jules Dornevil soars through the air in the boys long jump at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Dornevil finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • South Fort Myers' Ben Pine competes in the boys pole vault final at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Pine was one of four pole vaulters who didn't clear the initial height of 12 feet, 6 inches. Pine was the first pole vaulter in South history reach the state finals. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Lely's Licane St. Jean soars through the air in the girls triple jump at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. St. Jean finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge's Jessica Montalvo competes in a preliminary heat in the girls 300 meter hurdles at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Montalvo qualified for the final, where she finished fifth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High's Aja Curth competes in the second leg of the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished second. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High's Katie Slater (173) carries the baton on the first leg of the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished second. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Fort Myers High's Stephanie Gemme competes in the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples High's Hannah Klopf compets in the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High's Kacy Smith takes the lead during the third leg of the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished second. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High's Kacy Smith, right, hands the baton to Megan Slater for the final leg of the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished second. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples High's Danielle Avery competes in the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High freshman Megan Slater, right, battles Lakewood Ranch senior Devin McDermott during the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished runner-up to Lakewood Ranch. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High freshman Megan Slater, right, gets a hug from her older sister and teammate Katie Slater after the girls 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • The Fort Myers High girls 4x800 relay team enjoys the medal presentation at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. From left, Courtney Russo, Stephanie Gemme, Rachel Petrik and Emily Edwards. Fort Myers finished sixth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • The Estero girls 4x800 relay team reaches the podium as state runner-up at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. From left, Megan Slater, Kacy Smith, Katie Slater and Aja Curth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge High's Josh Pelletier competes in the final leg of the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Palmetto Ridge finished 15th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples High's Herbert Gates competes in the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Naples finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge's Carlos Miranda competes in the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Palmetto Ridge finished 15th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples High's  Dieudonne hands the baton to Morgan Arnold during the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Naples finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero senior Aaron Rojas competes in his final relay as a Wildcat at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished 14th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • After receiving the baton from his teammate Jose Cartagena, Estero High's Adam Sommer sprints ahead on the secon leg of the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished 14th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero High's Steven Briner (177) receives the baton from teammate Aaron Rojas (180) during the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Estero finished 14th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples High's Matthew Martinez competes in the boys 4x800 relay at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Naples finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Lely's Lisa Nicolas (363) crosses the finish line in a girls 200 dash preliminary heat at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Nicolas finished 11th and did not qualify for the final. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Lely's Nesly Gilbrice clears six feet in the boys high jump at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Six feet was Gilbrice's best jump. He finished 14th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge's Alexis Santiago clears a hurdle in girls 300 meter hurdles preliminary heat at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Santiago finished 15th and did not qualify for the final. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Barron Collier High's Calvin Jean competes in a preliminary heat in the boys 400 dash at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Jean finished 10th and did not qualify for the final. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Gulf Coast High's Zachary Aumann clears the bar during the boys pole vault at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Aumann tied for seventh. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Gulf Coast High's Zachary Aumann punches the air in frustration as his final attempt to clear the bar fails in the boys pole vault at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Aumann tied for seventh. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge's Josh Pelletier leads the field at the halfway point of the boys 1600 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Pelletier finished third. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • The Naples High's girls 4x800 relay team waves to its fans during the medal presentation at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. From left, Kaitlyn Novak, Rebecca Rutila, Hannah Klopf and Danielle Avery. Naples finished eighth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Barron Collier High's Brooke Saurbier clears the bar in the girls pole vault at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Saurbier tied for second place. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Gulf Coast High's Caroline Barlow, right, and Estero's Kacy Smith, center, compete  in the girls 1600 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Smith finished fourth; Barlow finished fifth in a field of 16. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Fort Myers High's Kenneth Richmond clears a hurdle in the boys 300 meter hurdles final at the Class 3A state track and field finals at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville on May 4, 2012. Richmond finished eighth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge's Desmond Garcia attempts to clear the bar in the boys high jump at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Garcia finished 12th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Gulf Coast High's Caroline Barlow (256) and Estero's Kacy Smith, third from left, compete with a group of runners in the girls 1600 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Smith finished fourth; Barlow finished fifth in a field of 16. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Estero's Jose Cartagena (178) battles Archbishop McCarthy's Nathan Orfanedes near the finish line in the boys 800 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Cartagena finished ninth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples' freshman Victoria Guerra in lane one sprints to the finish line in fifth place in the girls 200 meter dash at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Guerra finished fifth. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Naples freshman Victoria Guerra stands on the podium after she finished fifth in the girls 200 meter dash at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Gulf Coast High's Caroline Barlow (256) and Estero High's Katy G. Solis, inside, compete in the girls 3200 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals on May 4, 2012 at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.  Barlow finished fourth. Solis finished 11th. Kevin Johnson/Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge senior Josh Pelletier smiles after receiving a medal following his third place finish in the boys 1600 meter run at the Class 3A state track and field finals at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville on May 4, 2012. Kevin Johnson/Staff

The University of North Florida hosted the Class 3A state track and field finals on Friday in Jacksonville.

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