Cougars boys, girls win state track titles

Published 4:07pm Thursday, April 19, 2012

The boys and girls varsity track team for the Escambia Academy Cougars earned state championships Thursday afternoon in Selma.

The Cougars’ boys track team earned a first-place finish in AISA Class 2A and finished third overall in the 1A-3A event, while the girls finished in a tie for first with Sparta Academy to earn a Class 2A championship.

The girls earned their tie in the final event, as they entered the event down one point to Sparta. Their team placed sixth in the relay giving them one point, while Sparta failed to earn any creating the tie.

The performance gave EA Head Track Coach David Walker something to smile about, Walker said.

“They did a tremendous job,” he said. “Our girls and boys teams both performed excellent at the meet, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

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