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Marion County High School wins
Girls Track State Championship
Faith, hard work, determination pay off
From the May 15, 2013 issue of The Journal
By RICHARD HARRIS
The Marion County High School girls track team raced into the history books last weekend by winning the Class A State Track and Field Championship at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany. The Lady Eagles racked up 84 points, which was 20 more than runner-up Gordon-Lee High School.
Coach Dwanna Carter knew her team had the potential to reach this milestone and had been pushing them toward it for more than a year.
This is truly a blessing, she said. I am proud to see the championship team that I have always seen make a public appearance. The absolute biggest key was our faith. We believed that we had the capacity to be something bigger.
Coach Carter told the girls last year that they could be champions if they would believe in themselves and work hard toward the goal. Some believed her from the start, but it took a while for the entire team to have the same mindset.
At the beginning of the season, I knew we were going to be region champs, but I never imagined that we had the talent to be state champions, said Rachel Dixon, senior. As the season progressed, we worked harder, we executed, and we exceeded.
The result was that Dixon and her teammates began to realize that Coach Carter was not ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.