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Byline: Perry D. Pentz STAFF WRITER
Defending champion Charlotte, led by Elgin Hicks' four wins, captured 11 events to pace the boys track team to the Class 5A-District 12 title.
Sarasota needed wins in the final two events to edge Port Charlotte for the girls crown on Thursday at Powell-Davis Stadium in Venice.
The top four finishers in each event qualify for the Class 5A-South I Region next Thursday at George Jenkins High in Lakeland.
The Tarpons easily outdistanced runner-up Venice, 151-103, while Port Charlotte was third.
"This is two in a row for us," said Charlotte coach Eric Moore. "Winning two in a row in anything is tough. It means you are the team to beat. I'm so pleased and happy. This …