In Albany, Lowndes High totaled 114 points to win the Region 1-AAAAA boys track title Wednesday.

The Vikings scored four points more than second-place Lee County's 110. Coffee was third with 93.5 points, followed by Colquitt County (68), Valdosta (57.5) and Tift County (44).

The finals of the track events were contested Tuesday night. The field-event finals were contested last Thursday at Lowndes High.

The top two finishers in each event qualify for the state meet. Lowndes will send athletes to state in eight events, while Valdosta will send athletes in three events.

The state meet will be held May 13-15 in Jefferson.

Lowndes dominated the hurdles events, with Sam Clemons winning both the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles and Michael Moore finishing second in both.

Clemons' victories were Lowndes' only victories, but the Vikings also qualified athletes for state in three other events. Robert Frazier was second in the 800 meters. Brandon Wrinkle was second in the 1600. And in the 4x400 relay, Lowndes' "A" team was second. Last week, LHS' Larry Jackson had won the high jump, while Bryan Tillman (long jump) and Everett (shot) had also qualified for state.

Valdosta High did not have a region champion, but qualified two runners for state. Cedric Hatten was second in the 100 and Martain Brown took second in the 400. Anthony Spates had qualified in the discus last week.

Valdosta also had four athletes collect points Wednesday. Tommy White (sixth in 400 and high jump), Rashad Rodgers (third in 3200), Jalill Smith (fourth in 200) and Victor Harrell (fifth in 100) all placed on Wednesday, as did the 4x100 (fourth) and 4x400 (fourth) relay teams.

Lowndes had five other athletes collect points Wednesday. Josh Abinol (fifth in 3200 and sixth in 1600), Jeff Johnson (third in 800), Octavius Everett (fifth in 200), Bryan Tillman (fifth in 400), Wrinkle (sixth in 3200) and Lynn Williams (sixth in 100) all placed, as did the 4x100 (fourth) and 4x400 B (sixth) relay teams.

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