MCDONOUGH -- Wesleyan girls track coach Candler Baxley didn't want to leave anything to chance even though his team had a 52.5 point-lead going into the final day of the Region 7-A track and field meet.
Baxley knew that host Eagle's Landing Christian Academy had plenty of strong runners, and he didn't want his athletes to coast on Tuesday.
In the end, the meet played out just the way Baxley expected.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy dominated the running events, but Wesleyan's cushion was too much to overcome as the Wolves won the region meet for the second consecutive year.
Wesleyan finished with 186 points, followed by Eagle's Landing (147.5) and Providence Christian Academy (75).
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy won five running events, but Wesleyan placed high in almost every race.
"I told our team that we had a great day yesterday, but things could get tight today," Baxley said. "Eagle's Landing ran great, and we knew they would be in the hunt for the region championship."
Wesleyan's Erika Ramsey won the 3,200-meter run in 11 minutes, 54.49 seconds -- which was more than 10 seconds faster than second-place finisher Elizabeth Johnson of Fellowship Christian School (12:05.40).
"It was really windy and tough," Ramsey said. "The rain definitely stung me all through the race."
Wesleyan's Grace Leah Baugh won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.75 seconds, edging teammate Erin Hall (16.77 seconds) at the finish line.
Wesleyan finished second in the 400- and 1,600-meter relays.
In the end, the first day of the meet was just the breathing room that Baxley and Wesleyan needed.
"We just put out a pretty good lead in the field events," he said.