Williamsburg swept both Class A, Region 6 track titles on Thursday at the University of the Cumberlands.
The Lady Jackets rolled to the championship in the girls division with 201 points, well ahead of Model and its 127 points. Somerset was third with 53 points, followed by Harlan with 40 points, Middlesboro with 30, Pineville with 23, Red Bird with 17, Berea with 10, Oneida Baptist with eight and Lynn Camp with one.
Williamsburg finished with 119 points in the boys division, 22 points ahead of Oneida Baptist and its 97 points. Model was third with 95 points, followed by Somerset with 84, Harlan with 83, Middlesboro with 25, Red Bird with 23, Berea with 10, Lynn Camp with four and Pineville with one.
Harlan had several strong individual and group efforts as eight members of the team advanced to the Class A state meet next weekend in Lexington.
“It was a good night with eight earning a trip to the state meet,” Harlan coach J.B. Donahue said. “Our kids worked really hard around rainy weather. We hope to perform well at the state meet.”
Emma Bianchi, a junior, claimed the only individual regional title for the Lady Dragons as she won the high jump with a leap of 5-2. Bianchi also had strong showings in other events, placing fourth in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash.
Mackenzie King, a sophomore, qualified in two events, placing second in both the shot put and discus.
Mason Miller, a junior, led the Harlan boys team as he won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:19.75 and finished second in the 1,600-meter run.
Noah Busroe, a junior, also had a big day for the Dragons as he placed second in the 100-meter dash. He finished third in the 200-meter dash.
Thomas Morgan, a junior, also qualified for the state meet as he placed second in the shot put. He finished fifth in the discus.
Trent McKenzie placed third in the high jump and could still qualify for the state meet, depending on the numbers in other regions around the state.
The 4×200 relay team of Busroe and freshmen Kilian Ledford, Caleb Adkins and John Brady Brock placed second and also qualified for the state meet. The same foursome placed third in the 4×100 relay.