Alpharetta High wasted little time in establishing itself as a top contender for the state championship.
Alpharetta, which failed to quality for last year’s finals, opened the season by scoring a school-record 110.87 points in a meet with four other teams, including defending team champion Lassiter. Alpharetta also won the Kell Invitational, with Walton and Milton rounding out the top three.
Alpharetta teammates Kelsey Kopec and Sarah Parkey placed 1-2 in all-around at both meets. Kopec, a junior, is the defending state champion in the all-around.