Central rolled through its eight-team division at the annual Daily Journal Relays, beating second-place West Lowndes by a robust 50 points.
“That’s the first boys win ever at this meet and we won by 50 points,” said AC Track Coach Bobby Purvis. “The boys were consistent as usual throughout the meet.”
It was the Golden Bears fourth meet championship and upped their mark to 23-0 at the time. Central continued its unbeaten season on Thursday, winning the Golden Bear Invitational at Tishomingo County High School.
The Lady Bears suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday, falling 17 points shy of perennial power Myrtle. Central, who had four athletes out with injuries or unavoidable prior plans, still led through 15 of the 18 events.
“The girls competed with a lot of heart considering the fact we were missing about 40 points,” said Purvis.
The Lady Bears had beaten Myrtle in two previous meets this season.
Central bounced back on Thursday, also winning the Golden Bear Invitational. The Lady Bears have now claimed four meet championships and finished second in the fifth.
The Division 1-3A Meet begins Monday at Tishomingo County High School with the field events and preliminary races. Action will resume on Wednesday.
The top four finishers in each event will move on to the Region Meet, which is set for Saturday, April 26 at Charleston.
The Central girls will be out for their second straight league championship. The Bears, runners-up in 2013, will be seeking their first such title.
Central’s top three finishers from the Daily Journal Relays will be presented in Sunday’s edition.