Two defending state champions were among three DeKalb County schools to win region track titles recently.
Class AAAA defending girls’ state champion Southwest DeKalb won the Region 6-AAAA championship April 16-18 at Panthersville Stadium, and defending Class AA girls’ state champ Decatur won the Region 6-AA title April 19-21 in Atlanta. The Dunwoody boys, along with the Southwest girls, repeated as Region 6-AAAA champions.
In the 6-AAAA girls’ meet, Southwest won seven events. Shunika Jarrells and Demetria Dickens each won two events. Jarrells, who ran at Avondale last year, won the 100 and 200 meters, while Dickens finished first in the shot put and discus. Kenya Wheeler of Southwest finished second to Wheeler in the shot put and discus.
Southwest finished with 138 points followed by second-place Dunwoody with 93.
Redan’s India Hammond also won two events, placing first in the 100 and 300 hurdles.