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Track stars of the future include Rosie Poling

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Jaryn Pellant, with the baton, was pressed into action on Saturday for the 4x100 after just placing second in the discus in the Collier Country Middle School Track Championships on Saturday. Here, she is practicing the hand off before the event, because one of her teammates was injured and had to be replaced.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Jaryn Pellant, with the baton, was pressed into action on Saturday for the 4x100 after just placing second in the discus in the Collier Country Middle School Track Championships on Saturday. Here, she is practicing the hand off before the event, because one of her teammates was injured and had to be replaced.

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Charter School's Josh Wagner has the early lead, but Alejandro Ruiz, middle, of Manatee Middle School and Chad Husted, of North Naples exchanged leads several times in the 3200 run before Ruiz pulled away at the end to win in the Collier County Middle School Track Championships on Saturday at Golden Gate High.
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Marco Charter School's Josh Wagner gave his all in the 3200 meter run at the Collier County Middle School Track Championships on Saturday at Golden Gate High. The competition was so good that Wagner beat the state's best time, going 10:54, and came in second to Aeljandro Ruiz of Immokalee Middle School, who had a time of 10:51.
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Marco Charter School's Rosie Poling flies across the finish line in wining the 3200 meter run in a record time of 11:51.32 at the Collier County Middle School Track Championships on Saturday at Golden Gate High. She also won the 1600 and 800.
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Maddie Bonfitto pounds the track to score points for the Marco Island Charter Middle School in the Collier County Middle School Track Championships. The pint-size dynamo is just a sixth grader, who will be  a team leader in the future.
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Marco Charter's Julia Cartwright gets a high five from Rosie Poling after Cartwright gave her best in the 1600 meter run in the Collier County Middle School Track Championships on Saturday.
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Jaryn Pellant, with the baton, was pressed into action on Saturday for the 4x100 after just placing second in the discus in the Collier Country Middle School Track Championships on Saturday. Here, she is practicing the hand off before the event, because one of her teammates was injured and had to be replaced.
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The strain shows on Marco Island Chartrer School's Rosie Poling as she crosses the finIsh line in winning the 800 meter run. In a two-hour span she won the 3200, 1600 and lastly, the 800 meter runs at the Collier County  Middle Scool Track Championships on Saturday at Golden Gate High.

Rosie Poling, Tyler Bird and Diane Charles are names for the future in high school track.

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