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Monroe hobbles to 8th track state championship

Jahari Williams laid it all on the line for the title (Source: WALB) Jahari Williams laid it all on the line for the title (Source: WALB)
The final standings in Class-AAAA (Source: WALB) The final standings in Class-AAAA (Source: WALB)
Tanesia Huckaby and Tamarious Whitting of Terrell County (Source: WALB) Tanesia Huckaby and Tamarious Whitting of Terrell County (Source: WALB)
Another trophy for the Monroe case (Source: WALB) Another trophy for the Monroe case (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Lady Tornadoes took both the 4 by 1 and 4 by 4 relays, among other wins, and added the program's 8th state championship.

Monroe tallied 81 points, dethroning 3-time defending champions Marist who came in 19 points behind for second place in the Class-AAAA.

This was Monroe's first state title since 2012.

In the girls 100 meter dash...there were 4 area girls who finished.

Jahari Williams of Monroe got state runner-up, Mahogany Walter of Thomas County Central got 4th place, Albany's Jakaela Dungee finished in 6thand Monroe's Kandice Clyde came in at 8th.

In the 300 meter record J'Milya Poole of Monroe added on to the Lady tornadoes lead with a second place finish.

And in Single-A, Terrell county had Tanesia Huckaby and Tamarious Whitting place 2nd and 4th in the 100 meter hurdles.

As for the Lady Tornadoes, Billy Glanton was proud of his girls' performance in front of the roaring crowd at Hugh-Mills.

"Feels great to finally wrap this one up," said Glanton. "This one was kind of touching though because we were worried about a couple of our girls that got a little nicked throughout the process but we got it done. I think our girls had full confidence they would win it, it was just a matter of how we would win it."

Much of their win can be credited Jahari Williams who among many events anchored the 4 by 4 and helped the team finish just short of the state record.

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