The Union Grove girls and Dutchdown boys took the team titles in the Region 4-AAAAA Track and Field Championships at Stockbridge.
Union Grove (154.5 points) held off Stockbridge for the girls title, while Woodland (third, 88) and Dutchtown (fourth, 71) also finished in the top four. Dutchtown (104) narrowly edged Union Grove (100) and Ola (99) for the boys championship, and Eagle’s Landing was a close fourth with 93.
Gabby Parsons was the star for the Union Grove girls with victories in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 21.43 seconds) and the 1,600 (5:18.87). Bianca Parsons was second in the 800 and the 1,600, and Carson Brantley was third in the 800 to give her team a 1-2-3 finish. Teammate Lauren Jackson was region champion in the 100 hurdles (15.78).
Woodland’s Jasmine Gryne was a double-winner in the 400 (57.39) and 300 hurdles (43.98), and Dutchtown’s Ansley Guy won the 200 (24.91) and was runner-up in the 100 (12.28). Eagle’s Landing won the 400 relay (48.55) and got an individual win from Jada Day in the 100 (12.28).
Ola’s Ansley Mask was the girls pole vault champion at 8-0, and Stockbridge’s girls took the 1,600 relay in 3:59.39.
In the boys meet, champion Dutchtown won the 400 relay (42.08) and got an individual title from Malik Smith in the 110 hurdles (14.96). Runner-up Union Grove got a 1-2-3 finish in the pole vault from Christian Troy (10-0), Garren Groover (9-6) and Keshu Khara (9-0).
Other locals who won individual region championships were Woodland’s Caden Jackson (800, 2:02.03), Locust Grove’s Daniel Townsend (1,600, 4:31.66) and Eagle’s Landing’s Jonathan Meadows (300 hurdles, 40.32). Eagle’s Landing’s boys also won the 1,600 relay in 3:22.45.