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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Lithia Springs senior LeAsia Johnson, left, is congratulated by her mother, Jamey Moore, after she set a new school record in the long jump at Lakewood Stadium.

At the Region 6-AAAAA Track and Field meet, LeAsia Johnson had a sort of coming out party.

The Lithia Springs senior won the long jump championship while setting a new school record. At Lakewood Stadium in mid-April, Johnson went 18-feet, seven inches to break the school mark in the long jump during the preliminary round. The previous record was 18-1 set in 1998 by Quan Parks.

To add to her accomplishments, earlier in the week she set a new school mark in the 100-meters event. she went 12.14 seconds in the 100 to break the mark of 12.23 set in 2002 by Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor.

She was able to accomplish both while battling shin splint injuries throughout the season. Johnson, who signed with West Georgia, placed fifth at the state meet.

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