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Athlete of the Week: Lipsey leading the way
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Statesboro High School's senior sprinter Lauren Lipsey took first in the 100m at Statesboros last meet and has set personal bests in the 100m and 200m this season.

         As the Region 2-AAAA track and field meet draws closer, everyone is trying to achieve that one great run when it matters most.

            For Statesboro, sprinters will be a big part of the team’s efforts to take a region crown, and senior Lauren Lipsey is sure to lead the way.

            A transfer that ran for Screven County last season, Lipsey has brought her lightning speed to the track at Womack Field in 2010.

            Lipsey has set personal bests in the 200 meter dash (27.81 seconds) and the 100 meter dash (12.69 seconds) – the latter of which was good enough for first place in Statesboro’s last meet.

            “Things are going really well right now,” said Lipsey. “I’ve worked hard to improve in all of my events and I think that the coaches at Statesboro have helped too. We have coaches for almost every event here and they can focus more on individual things.”

            Lipsey and the rest of the Devils get a big test Friday as they host the 42nd annual Statesboro Relays. Upwards of 20 teams – some coming from as far as Atlanta – will be in attendance at one of the largest meets in the area.

            “I really love being a part of this team,” said Lipsey. “We’ve got a lot of talent, and I think we have