CHARLESTON \u2014 For a good portion of the state Class AAA girls\u2019 4x800 meter relay, it looked as if University High had it in the bag. The Hawks extended the gap on Morgantown with the race nearing its last leg.\r\n\r\nHowever, the Mohigans were right where they wanted to be.\r\n\r\nMorgantown kicked in an extra gear during the final stage, chasing down the Hawks and storming ahead on the last lap.\u00a0The Mohigans finished with a time of 9:33.71, claiming their second straight crowd at the\u00a0West Virginia track and field championships.\r\n\r\n\u201cI feel ecstatic," Morgantown distance coach Mike Ryan said. "That was a great race by our girls. All of them ran PRs or were right at their PR. I knew they had it in them. I told them just to go do their thing, and not overthink it."\r\n\r\nThe MHS team of Tazanna Epps, Amelia Haddox, Athena Young and Lea Hatcher finished nearly 5 seconds ahead of Cabell Midland (9:38.52), which overtook University (9:41.27) for second-place.\u00a0Preston finished fourth at 9:44.96.\r\n\r\nThe come-from-behind kick was nothing unusual for the Mohigans. They captured the OVAC championship in similar fashion earlier this season. It appears Morgantown\u2019s girls would rather engage in a chase.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s a challenge,"\u00a0Ryan said. You get to look up and see someone in front of you. We\u2019re tough, and we\u2019re going to race. When they see a girl in front of them, they know to go after them."\r\n\r\n<strong>Mohigans third in two events<\/strong>\r\n\r\nIn the shuttle hurdle relay, Morgantown (1:07.50) finished third behind champion Wheeling Park (1:04.50) and Hampshire (1:06.97).\r\n\r\nIn the 100 meter hurdles, Morgantown's Angela Ejimofor (15.78) took third behind Woodrow Wilson's\u00a0Mikah Alleyne (15.21) and Wheeling Park's \u00a0Aubrey Wiethe (15.42).\r\n\r\n<strong>Runners-up Cee-Bees break school record<\/strong>\r\n\r\nIt was a bittersweet day for the Clay-Battelle girls\u2019 shuttle hurdle relay squad.\r\n\r\nThe Cee-Bees entered with hopes of defending last year\u2019s title but settled for second place.\r\n\r\nClay-Battelle's relay team broke its previous school record by two seconds, clocking in at a 1:06.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe crushed our school record, but we got beat by a better team. That\u2019s track. The goal is to get better and we did, and I\u2019m very proud of these girls,\u201d C-B coach Ted Cline said.\r\n\r\nWhile there was a feeling of slight disappointment among the girls in the Clay-Battelle camp after the race, Cline believes that the positives far outweigh the negatives for the squad.\r\n\r\n\u201cThey should be proud of their times, and they represented their school and community and family with dignity and pride. I can\u2019t ask anything more from them,\u201d he said.