MONROE -- The Lumpkin County girls put up a strong performance on the first fay of the Region 8-AAAA track and field championships, while Chestatee swept the 1,600 meter finals on Monday in Monroe.
The Lady Indians put up 51 points, including three individual winners, to move into second place as a team -- behind Lanier's 64.
Lumpkin's Emily Garner claimed the discus with a throw of 95-feet, while Syndey Kinard won the long jump 15-6.5. Kele Howerton also cleared 8-0 to win the pole vault.
Meanwhile, the War Eagles owned the mile on Monday, as Jack Carnes won the boys race, finishing in 4 minutes, 47.06 seconds and Maggee Wilson claimed the girls gold in 5:46.53. Logan Brock also finished third in the boys race (4:54.35), while Sarah Beth English was third in the girls race (5:52.72). Stephens County's Deanna Lewis was also second (5:48.65).
The 8-AAAA championships will finish up with the sprint event and 3,200 finals on Wednesday in Monroe.