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Westover boys, Shaw girls win 23rd Smith-Benson Relays


South Georgia continued its tradition of being a hot spot for high school track and field in the Peach State Saturday.

Several area high school teams traveled to Albany for the 23rd Annual Smith-Benson Relays at Hugh Mills.

Westover's boys were consistently steady all day, including wins in the 4X100 and 4X200 relays, leading to a dominant overall win.

The Shaw High girls ran away with the relays, taking home 1st place overall.

The team of Ebony Cobb, Deandrea Allen, Kareema Grier, and Breeanna Mahone swept the 4X100, 4X200, and 4X400 relays to lead the Lady Raiders to the overall girls' title.

Morning highlights included a battle between two of the state's best girls' pole vaulters.

Lee County's Holly Ebbets, a two-time defending AAAA state champ, and Tift County's Katelyn Utley, a two-time defending AAAAA state champ, went back and forth all morning.

It was Utley taking home the title though, with fewer attempts at the final height of 11'6".



  1 Shaw            112.5
  2 Valdosta       105.5
  3 Monroe            92  
  4 Westover       81.5
  5 Carrollton        72
  6 TCC                 54  
  7 Tift Co.            50  
  8 Hardaway       42  
  9 Bainbridge      16  
 10 Lee Co.          12  
 11 Albany          10.5
 12 Dougherty       8  

1 Westover        149  
2 Bainbridge      111  
3 Shaw 70.5 4 Monroe 59.3333 5 Valdosta 58 6 Northside, Col 42
7 Albany 30 8 Hardaway 29 9 Terrell Co. 28.3333
10 Dougherty 26.3333
11 Lee Co. 20 12 Tift Co. 13.5 13 TCC 13 14 Crawford Co. 6
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