Westover wins region track and field title

GHSA's 4A-1 and 5A-1 regional track meet finals were held on Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium.

The Westover Patriots swept the 4A team titles for the boys and girls, with Monroe finishing second. In 5A, the Bainbridge boys and Northside Columbus girls came away with region championships.

The top four finishers in each of the individual and regional events qualified for sectionals next week. The top two finishers in the sectionals move on to state.

This is not the last meet Hugh Mills is hosting this season. The girls' state meet comes to Albany during the first week of May, and it requires plenty of help.

"We probably have 75 or 80 volunteers who work the meet," said Dougherty County Director of Athletics Johnny Seabrooks. "It's all volunteer work and they come out and do a great job."