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Boardman wins Girls AAC title in last race & Fitch wins Boys Title

By Brian Dzenis-Vindicator, 05/09/18, 12:15PM EDT

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BOARDMAN

The public-address announcer let everyone in Spartan Stadium what the stakes were for the girls 4x400 relay.

Heading into the final race of the All-American Conference Red Tier Championships, it was announced that Boardman and Austintown Fitch were tied with 138 points.

“Our coaches basically said, ‘How much do you want it?’ And we were like, ‘We want it!’” Boardman runner Raegan Burkey said. “We had some pretty even matchups and we had to put our best foot forward and run with all we had because it was the last event and we knew that we had to work for it.”

With a mix of strategy and a will to win, the Spartans won a wild relay race to claim the girls title.

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

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