Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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."