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Lady Devils take home 3rd region title in a row

WARRENTON, Ga. -- It's become a tradition at Warren County High School for the Lady Screaming Devils to win the region track meet.

They've done it again and made school history in the process by winning the title three times in a row.

"Each time, it gets a little more special," said WCHS girls' head coach Marleau Blount. "It's becoming a tradition for us and that's just fine. These girls have been together since middle school. They are a very special group."

One of the star track participants, Candice Warthen, a senior, wasn't able to compete in the Region 7-A Meet which was held in Crawfordville last Friday and Monday, according to coach Blount.

"Candice pulled a hamstring in her left leg about a week before the region track meet," said coach Blount.

Warthen, the school's best girls' basketball player ever, was injured playing basketball.

Because the Warren County girls' track team is blessed with lots of depth, Warthen's absence wasn't felt like it could have been.

Much of that was due to the outstanding performance of Tomeka Harris, a freshman, who became the alternate in the events that Warthen would have competed in had she been well.

"Tomeka came in and did a great job for us," said coach Blount. "I was real proud of the way she stepped up."

Harris captured first place in several events.

Several team members, including Harris, will be competing in the Class A State Track Meet that starts Thursday and goes through Saturday in Albany.

Region 7-A track results were as follows:

4 x 100 Relay, won by Warren County team, consisting of Tye Johnson, LaKerria Williams, Jontae Harding and Tomeka Harris;

110 Hurdles -- Tomeka Harris, first place;

200 Meter Event -- Jontae Harding;

1-mile Relay Team, won by Warren County team, consisting of Johnson, Williams, Harris and Tianca Evans;

300-meter Hurdles -- Shabria Martin, first place and Bermshia Allen, second place;

Discuss -- Tynesha Harris, first place;

Triple Jump -- LaKerria Williams, second place; and

Long Jump -- Williams, first place and Tomeka Harris, second place.

Web posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010

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