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Deerfield dominates: Boys and girls finish 1st in state

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It wasn't necessarily a sweep, but Deerfield-Windsor's boys and girls both claimed first place at the GISA State track and field championships.

The 3-day event finally wrapped up this afternoon at Hugh Mill stadium.

The Knights tallied 114.5 points and tied for first place with Trinity christian.

It was their first time atop the state since 2009.

the Lady Knights won first place outright with 92 total points.

That continued the Deerfield-Windsor dynasty in which the ladies have claimed four straight triple-A titles.

Head coach Allen Lowe credits the lady knight alumni for the consistency.

"They've been texting all week and they've started leaving a legacy of helping build the next generation," said Lowe. "And we hope to keep using that as a footstool that our older girls keep raising up these younger ones knowing how to compete."

This was the first time both programs finished 1st in the same year.

"We take a lot of pride in track throughout the whole school," said boy's track & field coach Craig Rhodes. "We have a lot of kids who do other sports but they're also involved in the track program. It's kind of a (school) pride thing with us and of course it shows up. The boys have won the region championship 13 years in a row and the boys 14 years in a row."

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