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Wolves repeat as region champs

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

FAIRBURN -- Wesleyan won its third girls region track and field championship in a row on Tuesday at Landmark Christian -- barely.

The Wolves tied with First Presbyterian Day with 102 points to claim the Region 5-A title.

"We're really proud of the whole team," Wesleyan coach Candler Baxley said. "It's a big win for what some call the toughest region in single A."

Wesleyan held a one-point lead going into the final race of the day, the 1,600-meter relay. First Presbyterian won the race, but Wesleyan took second and had a 'B' team finish eighth for the tying team points.

The runner-up team of Brittany Stevens, Grace Leah Baughn, Erika Ramsey and Emily Howell qualified for state with a school-record time of 4 minutes, 8.43 seconds.

Ramsey also qualified in the 800 on Tuesday with a school-record time of 2:20.25.

"We had a lot of great individual performances," Baxley said. "We got a lot of points from other finishers."