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Bobcats claim title

May 15, 2004

 (Jefferson-AP) -- A dynasty ended today in the Georgia boys high school track and field championships. Landmark Christian, winner of seven straight Class A championships, saw its streak ended by host Jefferson, which won the team title for the first time since 1983.

Landmark Christian came to the final event, the four-by-400-meter relay, with a chance to at least tie Jefferson with a fourth-place finish, but the Eagles failed to score in the event.

Jenkins County also had a chance to overtake Jefferson, which failed to qualify for the relay finals, but finished third in the race, needing a second or better.

The most valuable performer of the day for the Dragons was hurdler Travis Reed. He came out of the blocks on Jefferson's winning four-by-100 relay and placed second in both hurdles races, accounting for 18-and-one-half points by himself. Four of five classes came to the final relay with the team titles in doubt.

Only Redan in Five-A clinched before the mile relay. Early County won Class Double A, their first ever while Mary Persons won in Triple-A, and Chapel Hill in Quad-A.

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