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TRACK: Gordon Lee girls lead in early stages of state track meet (UPDATED)

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:48 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Thu May 9, 2013.

Gordon Lee's part in the girls' Class A public school state track meet may have been small, but it may turn out to be a starring role before everything is said and done.

The Lady Trojans had athletes qualify in just four of the 16 events taking place in Albany, but the Navy-and-White simply dominated those events in Thursday's opening session.

Now all that remains for Gordon Lee is to see if the domination is enough to carry the team a state championship.

Katelyn Lee and Anna Pettigrew made history on Day 1 as they became the first two female athletes at GLHS to ever win state titles in two different events.

Lee heaved the shot put 36-feet, 2 3/4-inches on her first attempt to win the state title. She later blew away the field in the discus with a throw of 120-2.

Pettigrew began her day by winning the pole vault with a height of 8-6, and she later cleared 5-2 in the high jump. The mark tied her with Treutlen's Tasya Burns, but Pettigrew won the tiebreaker, clearing the height in the fewest attempts.

The duo also won state championships in basketball earlier this year.

The Lady Trojans also added to their point total with a pair of second-place finishes. Madelyn Lee was second to her older sister in the discus with a mark of 97-feet, while Shae Wooten added eight more points with a runner-up finish in the shot put (35-3).

Kalei Kimbrell picked up 5.5 points after tying for third place in the high jump with a height of 4-10.

Gordon Lee's 61.5 points has them firmly in the lead in the overall team standings, although a dozen events still remain of the course of the weekend, and the Lady Trojans did not qualify any athletes in any other events.

However, if last week's boys' state meets are any indication, it just might be enough.

Commerce High School won the Class A public school team state championship with 58 points. McIntosh won the Class AAAAA title with just 40 points, and Mill Creek's 59 points were enough to win the state title in Class AAAAAA.

Schedule

Date Time Game Sports
Aug 22 7:30 pm Gordon Lee @Trion Men's Football
Aug 29 7:30 pm Lakeview-Ft Oglethorpe @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Aug 29 7:30 pm LFO @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Sep 5 7:30 pm LaFayette @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Sep 12 7:30 pm Gordon Lee @Christian Heritage Men's Football
Sep 26 7:30 pm Gordon Lee @Darlington Men's Football
Oct 3 7:30 pm Armuchee @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Oct 10 7:30 pm Gordon Lee @Coosa Men's Football
Oct 17 7:30 pm Chattooga @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Oct 31 7:30 pm Gordon Lee @Model Men's Football
Nov 7 7:30 pm Dade County @Gordon Lee Men's Football

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