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Eastside wins track region championship
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The Eastside High boys track team ran away with the Region 8-AAAA championship Monday at Loganville High School, scoring 96 points over the two-day span while placing first in four events.

Dacula placed second (79), while Clarke Central ended third (73).

Meanwhile, Alcovy finished seventh overall with 32 points.

In girls action, which was held one week earlier, Alcovy finished sixth overall (36.08) while Eastside was eighth (31).

For the boys, Eastside's Dominique Hubert won two individual events - the 100-meter dash (10.67 seconds) and the 200-meter dash, in which he set a school record with a time of 21.95.

"It's a good feeling," Hubert admitted. "I want to thank my coaches and my teammates for helping me out."

Charlie Jones placed first in the 800-meter run with a mark of 1:59.49.

The Eagles won the 400-meter relay with a time of 42.34, edging Clarke Central who finished second (42.96).

Other top finishers for Eastside were William White and Larry Jordan. White placed third during the 400-meter dash (52.44), while Jordan finished third in the 800-meter run (2:02.90).

Eastside earned third place in the 1,600-meter relay with an overall time of 3:29.38.

Top finishers for Alcovy were Darrius Baker and Eric Strozier. Baker placed third in both the 100-meter dash (10.95) and the 200-meter dash (22.57), while Strozier was fourth in the 200-meter dash (22.99).

The Tigers placed third in both the 400-meter relay (43.44) and the 3,200-meter relay (9:06.93).

For the girls, Alcovy's top finishers were Tahapenes Outlaw and Natasha Jackson. Outlaw placed second in the 100-meter dash (12.22), while Jackson finished third in the 200-meter dash (26.15).

Eastside's Asia Palmer won first during the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.19. Whitney Martin placed second for the Lady Eagles in the same event with a mark of 2:24.46.

The Lady Eagles placed second in the 1,600-meter relay (4:03.67), while the Lady Tigers were second in the 3,200-meter relay (11:36.00).