The Bucs finished district runner-ups for the sixth consecutive year at the District 4-1A meet Friday at St. Johns Country Day.
Last year, with only a few remaining events left, host St. Johns Country Day held a slim 1.5 point lead over Branford but the Spartans pulled away to hold off the Bucs 219.50-191.00 to win its seventh consecutive district title. Hilliard was third with 102 points, Bell was fourth with 41, Hamilton County was fifth with 39, Trenton was sixth with 11.50 and Lafayette was seventh with 11.0.
With 14 of the 17 events done, Branford looked on its way to finally ending its five-year run of second place finishes.
St. Johns made their move and over took Branford again for the team title to capture its eighth straight district title.
The host Spartans won the meet with 218 points ahead of runner-up Branford 183, followed by Hilliard (72), Bell (38), Lafayette (37), Hamilton County (32) and Trenton (10).
Logan Boss was the MVP of the meet winning all four events she entered to pick up 40 points, including the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, high jump and triple jump.
Olivia Boney won the 100 dash, was third in the 200 and third in the long jump to pick up 30 points for the Bucs.
Stephanie Copeland swept the discus and shot put and finished fourth in the long jump to pick up 25 points.
Montana Bailey finished second in the 400 run, ahead of Lafayette’s Elizabeth Anderson, who finished fourth.
Ashley Horn placed second in both the 1600 and 3200 runs, to go along with a fifth place finish in the 800 run.
Branford held off Bell to finish second in the 4x400 relay and Lafayette to finish second in the 4x800 relay.
Cameron Cassube placed third in the pole vault, while teammates Sierah Goodwin, Jessica Mott and Lauren Suggs went fifth through seventh.
Typhani Whitley finished behind Boss in the triple jump, while Tricia Matthews was third in the shot put and third in the discus.