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EA wins varsity boys state track championship

The Escambia Academy boys track team won the AISA Class AAA championship Thursday in Selma. Shown are: front row, left to right, Darius Brooks, Kharles Brown, Fred Flavors, Ryan Johnson, Kainoa Gumapac, Kevin Gumapac, Jamey Vaughn and Jackson Bonner; back row, left to right, Kris Brown, Coach David Walker, Bradley Campbell, Maleek Salter, Coach Hugh Fountain, Auden Lassitter, Tim Finklea, Trey McGhee, Garrett Nesmith, Scott Brantley, J.P. Sawyer, Gary Campbell, Coach Marty Long and Gordon Brooks.|Photo by Ditto Gorme, For The Advance

The Escambia Academy boys track team won the AISA Class AAA championship Thursday in Selma. Shown are: front row, left to right, Darius Brooks, Kharles Brown, Fred Flavors, Ryan Johnson, Kainoa Gumapac, Kevin Gumapac, Jamey Vaughn and Jackson Bonner; back row, left to right, Kris Brown, Coach David Walker, Bradley Campbell, Maleek Salter, Coach Hugh Fountain, Auden Lassitter, Tim Finklea, Trey McGhee, Garrett Nesmith, Scott Brantley, J.P. Sawyer, Gary Campbell, Coach Marty Long and Gordon Brooks.|Photo by Ditto Gorme, For The Advance

Escambia Academy’s athletics programs continued their outstanding year, as the EA boys track team won the AISA Class AAA state championship in Selma last week.

It was the third varsity championship of the year for EA, which also won titles in football and weightlifting. The Cougars finished with 158 points, well ahead of second-place Lee-Scott Academy’s 95 points.

EA’s girls team finished in fourth place, with 50 points. Lee-Scott won the girls championship with 130 points, followed by second-place Tuscaloosa Academy with 94.

The AISA state championship track meet was held at Ralph “Shug” Jordan Memorial Stadium, from Wednesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 16.

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, April 22, edition of The Atmore Advance.