Asha Stegall was seeded as the top competitor in the GHSA Class AAAA 400 meters following the state sectionals last week.
Stegall finished the way she entered the GHSA girls state track meet: at the top.
Stegall raced away with a state championship win in the 400, clocking a 55.81 finish to beat Redans Crystal Gray by more than half a second at the meet run in Albany. Stegall also finished sixth in the 200 to give Warner Robins all of its 12 points. The Demonettes finished 17th in Class AAAA.
FPD and Washington County had the best finishes among area schools.
The Vikings finished fifth in Class A on the back of Victoria Coppage, who won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. The Vikings 4x400 relay team finished fifth, and Savannah Phillips finished third in the 300-meter hurdles.
Washington County also received a pair of wins to push it to a fifth-place finish in Class AAA.
Ashley Ivey broke the state record Friday to win the triple jump, and she followed that with an electric win over Howards Anasterasia Terrell in the 100-meter hurdles. Ivey finished the hurdles in 14.03, just ahead of Terrells 14.10. Ivey also edged Terrell in the triple jump Friday, when both athletes broke the state record.
Toombs Countys Jalisha Knight won both hurdle distances in Class AA, while Fitzgeralds Bria McCallister won the long jump.
A large number of local athletes finished second in events: Shermaine Pinkard, Jones County (Class AAAA shot put); Bhane Williams, Southwest (Class AA triple jump); Whitney Wilson, Northeast (Class AA discus and shot put); Britney Thomas, Hawkinsville (Class A long jump); and Hancock Centrals 4x100 relay team (Class A).