The Buford Middle School girls track and field team has won a state championship for the first time in the program’s history.

This has been a special season for our girls,” said head coach Ryan Woodworth. “Our eighth graders were the heart and soul of our team and really pushed the rest of the team to be great.”

Buford Middle School’s 4×100 and 4×400 both finished first out of all the middle schools competing at the state meet Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, and the 4×800 team finished fourth.

“We had a lot of good performers at the state meet, but our relay teams are what put us over the top,” Woodworth said.

All three of those relay teams have also broken school records this season.

After finishing third in the state last year, this marks the first time the BMS girls track and field team has won a state championship.

“That is part of the legacy that these girls are leaving behind,” Woodworth said.

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