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RUNNING RABBID: Rabbs dominate; Lady Leopards squeeze out win

RUNNING RABBID: Rabbs dominate; Lady Leopards squeeze out win

April 21st, 2017 by Brian Tyl in Sports Prep

Liberty-Eylau's Lauren George leaps over a hurdle during the girls 300 meter hurdles at the 15-4A Area Track and Field Championships Thursday at Rabbit Stadium in Atlanta, Texas. George finished second in the event.

Photo by Jerry Habraken /Texarkana Gazette.

ATLANTA, Texas—It came down to the last race.

Liberty-Eylau's girls, who were undefeated in the 4x400, stayed perfect as Lauren George, Helensia Green, Skylier Bailey and Danielle Thomas helped bring home the Area 13-14 4A championship with a 143-142.5 win over Atlanta at Rabbit Stadium Thursday.

Going into the final 4x400 race at the track and field meet, the Lady Leopards trailed Atlanta by just 1.5 points. Once awarded 20 for first place, L-E edged Atlanta.

Atlanta's Jawan King leads the pack in the boys 100 meter dash at the 15-4A Area Track and Field Championships Thursday at Rabbit Stadium in Atlanta, Texas. King finished first in the event.

Atlanta's Jawan King leads the pack in the...

Photo by Jerry Habraken /Texarkana Gazette.

"The team did awesome," Lady Leopard head coach Clay Busby said. "We had several personal records today. They knew what was on the line, and we told them, 'Keep chipping away.' I am so proud of the girls, and they have overcome a lot and have shown a lot of heart."

Atlanta's boys outdistanced the competition with a 157.5-98 victory over runner-up Liberty-Eylau.

"First, I want to thank my assistant coaches," Rabbit head coach Nick Miller said. "They work hard to get the kids dedicated to the program. We don't worry about how much talent we have, but worry about how hard we compete. We are shooting to win regionals.

"I am proud of how the guys push themselves, how tough they are, and how they do everything they can for me and their teammates. It's an honor for me to coach these guys, and I'm having the time of my life with them. The community has supported us. I am thrilled to have won
area and district."

Atlanta's Trin Taylor was the meet's top male athlete with 33 points. Taylor won the long jump, was part of the first place 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. He took silver in the triple jump.

Taylor's teammate Jawan King won the 100 meters (11.02) and ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay. Atlanta's Josh Edwards hit double gold as he crossed the line first in both hurdle events (110 and 300).

Austin Brown was part of the Rabbits' 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.

Hannah Wicks of Atlanta was the top female athlete with 30 points.

Wicks won three events as she captured the 800, 1600 and 3200 races. Liberty-Eylau's Lamiah George tied Atlanta's Aniya King for second with 23 points apiece.

George took gold in the 200, was runner-up in the 100, and was part of the winning 4x200 relay team for the Leopards.

The Lady Rabbits' Aniya King won the 100 and was part of the winning 4x100 team.

Liberty-Eylau's Cassady Williams hit the daily double as she won the 100 hurdles and the long jump. Teammate Green was fastest in the 400 and part of the gold medal 4x400

The top four athletes in each event qualified for the regional meet, which will be held April 28-29 at Texas A&M University-Commerce Memorial Stadium.

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