As expected, the Lady Trojans, undefeated on the season, cruised to the girls' title. Their 133 points were nearly as many as their closest two competitors - LaFayette (77) and Heritage (64) - combined. Lakeview (46) was fourth, followed by Ringgold (37), Rossville (29), and Chattanooga Valley (20).
Meanwhile, the Trojans' margin of victory was closer, but still 10 points good enough to bring home the title. Gordon Lee finished with 97 points to 87 for second-place Ringgold. Heritage (67) was third while Chattanooga Valley (60), LaFayette (51), Lakeview (39), and Rossville (1) rounded out the field.
"I'm just proud of all of them," Gordon Lee coach Kim Towns said. "I knew the girls' team was strong, but the boys really had to pull together to win this championship. They have been around second or third in meets for most of the season, so we mixed things up a bit and they really stepped up this week."
The Lady Trojans, who won two field events on Tuesday's opening day of the meet, picked up three track wins on an overcast and sometimes damp Thursday evening.
Lyndsay Payne ran a 1:06.26 to take the 400-meter title, while the Lady Trojans' 4x100 "A" team of Payne, Avrie Weldon, Addison Whitman, and Kaylie Ownby won in a time of 55.37 seconds. The Gordon Lee 4x400 relay team of Payne, Weldon, Ownby, and Sarah Meadows tied the GLMS school record of 4:34 in winning first place.
Julianna Spradlin and Kaleigh Roper took second and third, respectively, in the 100 hurdles. Meadows was second in the 1600. Mary Kate Pritchett was third in the 400. Haley Howard was third in the 200, and Weldon was third in the 800.
LaFayette's girls did not win an event on Thursday, but had runner-up finishes from the Rachael Graham in the 400, Shayla Ludy in the 200, and the 4x100 relay team. The 4x400 relay team placed third, Ludy took fourth in the 100, and Kiki Evans was fourth in the 200.
Heritage won two events on Thursday, both by Sarah Buckler, who captured the 800 (2:33) and the 1600 (5:45). Noor Sabeeh was second in the 800, while the 4x400 relay team was also runner-up. Emilee Jones was third in the 1600, and fourth-place finishes was turned in by Jasmine Wiggins in the 100 hurdles, Katelyn Thompson in the 400, and the 4x100 relay team.
Jerriale Jackson claimed the 200 for Lakeview with a time of 29.39. Ashlee Adamson was second in the 100, Faith Clark was fourth in the 800, and the Lady Warriors 4x400 rwlay team also finished fourth.
Bethany Headrick won the 100 hurdles for Ringgold (18:53), while Katie Smith was fourth in the 1600.
Autumn Jackson took the 100 for Rossville in a time of 13.58 and the Lady Bulldogs placed third in the 4x100.
Marqulia Davis was third in the 100 for Chattanooga Valley.
The Gordon Lee boys collected more wins on Thursday. Tanner Ellis took the 1600 with a time of 5:23, the 4x100 relay team of Brandon Lewis, Drew Cobb, Makinnon Young, and Andrew Towns won in a new school-record time of 49.27 in a win, and the 4x400 relay team of Towns, Landon Lweis, Caleb Butcher, and Logan Parrish tied a school-record in a time of 4:08.
Ellis also took second in the 800 (2:25), Knox Edwards was third in the 100 hurdles (16.58), and Young was fourth in the 200 (25.95).
Ringgold locked up a runner-up finish with victories by George Willis in the 100 (11.90) and the 4x400 relay team (4:00). Willis also finished second in the 200 (24.89), Nathan Watson was second in the 100 hurdles (15.92) and the 400 (58.23), and the 4x100 relay team also placed second (49.34).
Landon Carlock was the big winner for Heritage on Thursday as he claimed victory in the 400 (58.13) and the 800 (2:20).
Jerryd Tennyson was second in the 1600 (5:25) while teammate Mason Summerlin (5:26) was just one second behind. Avery Dickinson was third in the both the 400 (58.56) and the 800 (2:26), while the 4x400 relay team took fourth (4:03).
Chattanooga Valley's Marquie Davis clocked in at 15.15 to win the 100 hurdles and he also took third in the 100 (12.56). The 4x400 relay team finished as runners-up (4:01), while Blaine Phillips was fourth in the 400 (59.03) and Markeith Montgomery was fourth in the 800 (2:27).
LaFayette got third place in the 4x100 relay (49.84), David McCurry finished fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.72), and Adam Ellisor was fourth in the 100 (12.80).
Lakeview's Corey Aggredano was first in the 200 (24.55) and second in the 100 (12.13) for the Warriors. Kane Smith was third in the 200 (25.17), the 4x400 relay team also took third (4:02), Nathan Goodale was fourth in the 1600 (5:42) and the 4x100 relay also placed fourth (49.91).