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Albany honors two champions

June 3, 2004

Albany- The city of Albany has been the home for the girls state track meet for two decades.

After the performance of Westover and Monroe at this year's meet, it looks like Albany is the home for girls high school track.

 The city of Albany honoring the AAA state team champion Westover Patriots and the Monroe Lady Tornadoes who finished second to Westover at the state track meet.

Westover won the meet with 108 points while Monroe, who had won three straight team titles, was second with 80 points.

The two schools both put on dominating performance at the Hugh Mills track.

 Of the 16 events, Westover and Monroe combined to win ten of them and the two schools finished first and second in four individual events, first and third in the long jump and Westover placed first and second in the triple jump.

The rivalry between these two schools added a little fuel to their performances as well as the fact they practiced together.

Westover coach Lewis Smith "Yes it was a big advantage to be on the same track with them and train with those kind of athletes that they have over there."

Monroe coach Octavia Jones "You can get alot of postive things out of a rivalries. I think our rivalry with Westover was very helpful because we pushed each other and we made each other better."

After the ceremony was another ceremony where Westover's Brittany Brown on the left and Meyosha Davis both signed college scholarships.

Brittany Brown, a two-time state champion in the triple jump is going to Georgia Sotuhern.

Meyosha Davis, who ran relays and was third in the 300 meter hurdles, is going to Albany State.

That is four members off the Westover girls track to team to sign college scholarships.

posted at 10:25pm by roberth@walb.com