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Young leads Lady Knights to third straight state title

Lady Knights have won 4 of the last 5 AAA state titles (Source: WALB) Lady Knights have won 4 of the last 5 AAA state titles (Source: WALB)
Tarah Young had yards to spare on the 4 by 4 finish (Source: WALB) Tarah Young had yards to spare on the 4 by 4 finish (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Lady knights entered this weekend state meet as the favorites, and they didn't disappoint the home crowd at Hugh-Mills Stadium.

The Deerfield-Windsor girls won their third straight Class-AAA track and field state championship.

Tarah Young dominated the final day of the GISA state meet, also earning the individual girls trophy with a total of 35 points.

Young is the 2016 state champion at the 100 Meter, 200 Meter and 400 meter dashes. 

She also anchored the first place 4 by 4 team, and 4 by 1 team, propelling the lady knights to a dominating win.

In fact, in the 4 by 4 Young ran with three 8th graders. As the veteran, she had some positive words for the girls who gave her just enough to win with plenty of space to spare.

"There's a strategy to this, and we just have to go by the game plan," said Young. "And plus this is my last one, I really wanted to win it, so let's just go out there and run hard, and they did more than I could even ask for, I really wasn't even expecting that."

"A lot of that has to do with the seniors," said head coach Allen Lowe. "Even though for example, Virginia Moore couldn't run, she was over there helping get those girls ready to go and it's just been a great ride. It's been a great three days and I'm proud of the girls for what they did."

The Deerfield-Windsor boys placed third. For full results, click here.

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