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Great start to day two of our running events. For Chilton it was their second consecutive year to make the 4x100 relay. Also to watch is the defending silver medalist Bremond along with the defending bronze medalist team from Shiner. Refugio came into the state meet with the fastest regional time of 49.17.
Refugio wanted that gold medal and ran away with it coming in at 48.16. Bremond came in second with a time of 48.40 and Valley Mills finished with a time of 49.07 for the bronze medal.
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Shelbyville entered with a 1:44.02 seed time to lead the field, but Panhandle wasn't far behind with a 1:44.07. The two teams finished second and third last year in reverse order, so the race was destined to be interesting.
Shelbyville handed off first, but the Panhandle second leg went berserk and handed off with a three way tie between them, Shelbyville, and Stamford.
In lane five it was Shelbyville's third leg who gave them a clear lead back; but the anchor leg carry was another story
Panhandle ran to the front coming off the final curve, but they were unable to hold of Stamford's anchor leg who powered home to the finish in 1:42.93.
Panhandle held on for second in 1:43.43 and Shelbyville finished third again.
Panhandle and San Augustine each entered the 2A Girls 4x400m Relay knowing that if they won the race they would win the 2A Girls team title. Mason entered the meet as the top seed and they led early with San Augustine through the first lap. On the second lap, Panhandle's Leah Land made a big move to put them in the lead.
Over the final two laps it was Panhandle holding tight to a small lead over Mason. Panhandle's Sydney Adee to the stick first on the final exchange but was closely hounded by Mason's Eliza Cope. Adee was unable to pull away from Cope and it was Cope who uncorked a final kick in the last 100 meters to win the race in 3:58.74. Panhandle finished in second with a 4:01.07 while Stamford captured the bronze with a time of 4:02.88.The 16 points put Panhandle in a tie with Refugio for the team title with 32 points.