Deerfield Windsor School won the region 3-AAA boys and girls track meet at Hugh Mills Stadium on April 12. The Knights have now won 14 straight region championships while the Lady Knights won for the 13th time.
The Knights got off to a great start in field events. John Collier Logan and Cameron McCook took first and second place finishes respectively in the shot put. The same duo were then able to take two of the top three spots in the discus with Logan again taking first, and McCook taking third. John Jacobs won both the long jump and the triple jump. Baylin Moore finished third in the long jump. In the pole vault, Jackson Tennyson finished second to Southland's Brady Shattles while Graham Edwards just outside the podium in fourth. In the high jump, Jackson Hinds took second and Oliver Davis took third.
On the track, Ethan Merritt was the high points leader contributing 25.5 points. Merritt took home first in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m, while breaking his own school record to run a 4:38 in the 1600m. Other stand out performances on the track were Porter Hill finishing second in both the 3200 and the 1600m, Evan Campbell finishing second in the 300m hurdles, Ford Bennett finishing second to Merritt in the 800m, Brynn Sammons winning the 400m and finishing third in the 200m, Reynolds Langstaff placed third in the 400m, and Garrett Jones taking third and fourth in 100m and 200m respectively.
The Lady Knights had an equally impressive start to the day with Lila Lanier winning the high jump with a height of 5-01 as well as finishing third in the 200m. Hadley Holt, who also took home the top points award for girls, won the long jump, the triple jump and the 300m hurdles as well as adding points in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Sarah Cox's pole vault height of 9-06 was enough to give her a first place finish, with Raley Holman (2nd in shot), Virginia Warrington (3rd in Discus), and Deena Willcox (2nd in pole vault) all finishing on the podium.
On the Track, the Lady Knights finished one, two in the 3200m with Camryn Bridges and Flannery Daughtry at the front of the field. Bridges also finished third in both the 800m and the 1600m. In the shorter distances, Destiny Reed finished first in the 200m and second in the 100m, while Charlotte Augenstein finished first in the 400m. Carson Chandler also contributed on the podium with second in the 300m hurdles. The 4x100 team of Holt, Reed, Cox and Anna Eakes also finished first.