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Based on that, the excitement was expected and we got it.
Bush had the first exchange and made up ground on Forest and extended their lead on the second and thrid legs.
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Fort Bend Bush's Anchor leg celebrates a win
Photo Credit: Jamison Michaels - MileSplit TX
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Shadow Creek not only was a medalist last year, but they were feeling good about winning it all this year. They came in with the fastest time from regionals and they had a prime time lane with their lane six assignment.
Arlington Bowie got out to a strong start with the lead after the first and second exchanges.
But on the third leg, it was Shadow Creek, Skyline, and Cy Ranch making major moves.
However, Shadow Creek's regional performance was more than an indication, it was a premonition as they would run a SB 1:35.14 for the win. Bowie was second in 1:35.89 and Skyline third in 1:36.49.
Shadow Creek girls exchange the baton in the 4x200 relay
Photo Credit: Jamison Michaels
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Not only was Shadow Creek flexing in the 4x200 relay, but they were just getting warmed up.
They have a fairly young squad, but they have some experienced runners too. One thing we know is that they were a hungry group coming into the meet and they would be hard to beat with their 3:43.64 top regional time to qualify for state.
The Lady Sharks would prove to be front runners as they had the first exchange coming off of the first leg. They were followed closely by Smithson Valley and Allen as they hit the break on the second leg.
Fort Bend Elkins would make up some ground on the second leg, but it was Shadow Creek pulling away and opening up for some breathing room. Smithson Valley would continue to run in the second position.
Heading into the anchor leg, it was Shadow Creek in complete control with Smithson Valley trying to hold off Atascocita who had worked themselves into medal contention.
They would finish in that order with Shadow Creek crossing the line in 3:41.69, Smithson Valley in 3:44.59, and Atascocita closely in third with a time of 3:44.86