Several Winder-Barrow High School and Apalachee High School track athletes excelled individually during the recent Region 8-AAAAA competition and will now advance to state sectionals.
Winder-Barrow’s William Wright won the 1,600-meter run (4:40.93) and the 800-meter run (2:01.88). Justin Thompson won the region title in the long jump for the second consecutive year, turning in a mark of 11-6.
For the WBHS Lady Bulldoggs, freshman Micah Weathers won the 1,600-meter run (5:33.87) and the 3,200-meter run (11:54.25.) Weathers had been a long distance running standout throughout her freshman year as she also won the region cross country meet during the fall.
Brianna Sims won the discus with a throw of 114-4 and also won the shot put event with a mark of 37-7.