The Baylor girls' track team won its seven straight region championship, sweeping Thursday's running finals at McCallie. The Raiders have now won 11 of the last 12 region crowns. The Baylor boys finished second. This year's region meet was basically a dual meet, with Baylor teams running against GPS and McCallie only.
Baylor Girls 90, GPS 56. For the Baylor girls, junior Makayla Packer, defending state champion in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, led a Baylor 1-2-3 finish in those events to win two region championships. Other Raider region champions were Evie Culbreath (100 meter hurdles), Autumn Seymour (300 meter hurdles), Maddie Sims (400 meter), Hannah Rosser (800 meter), Emmy Davis (1600 meter), Ally Craig (high jump), and Ruthie Burnette (pole vault). Baylor also swept the relay championships, winning the 4 X 100 meter (Aliya Cooper, Culbreath, Miah Flanagan, Packer), the 4 X 200 meter (Baker Young, Hannah Ford, Cooper, Sims), the 4 X 400 meter (Seymour, Culbreath, Young, Rosser), and the 4 X 800 meter (Grace Pippen, Helen Webb, Emrick Garrett, Belle Wilson).
McCallie 89, Baylor Boys 57. The Baylor boys were runner-up, led by three-event winner sophomore Riley Jenne, to McCallie. Jenne was crowned champion in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes as well as the long jump. Wiley Pippenger won two individual titles, taking the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles.
Other region champs for Baylor were Destin Morrison (400 meter), Jackson Collette (800 meter), and Jack Holcombe (pole vault). Baylor also won the 4 X 200 meter relay (Dakota Wagner, Morrison, Patton Ford, Beyuan Hendricks) and the 4 X 400 meter relay (Sam MacMillan, Collette, Pippenger, Morrison).
All region champs qualify for the state championships with other qualifiers to be announced later.