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Ladies finish first at meet

Several records set

POSTED: March 9, 2010 4:30 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News/

Long-distance star Maddie Walters crosses the finish line after winning first place in the 2-mile event at East Jackson High School on Saturday. Walters set a new school record in the event.

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Dawson County High School Head Coach Arron Haynes and his girl’s track team made a statement last Saturday at the Eagle Invitational held at East Jackson High School in Commerce.


The Lady Tigers won first place, defeating seven other schools.


Participating teams included:  Dawson County, East Jackson, Jackson County,

Habersham Central, Commerce, Banks County, Oglethorpe County and Rabun



It was the second year in a row that the Lady Tigers have won this event.


Madalyn Walters had a big day for her Dawson County team. She set a new school record in the 3,200 meters (2-miles) with a time of 12:06.


Walters also won the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:56 and was a part of the winning 4 x 400 meter relay team. Along with Morgan Bennett, Kerstin Hlinski and Tiffanie Rowan. The team won the event with a time of 4:37.


Walters wasn’t the only Lady Tiger to set a new school record.


Jade Hyde tied the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 7’0” to win first place.


The 4 x 200 meter team of Judith Hall, Hovan, Morgan Williams and Kimberly Wallace set a new school record with a time of 1:56 to capture first.


Also winning first place for the girls were Gracie Hovan in the triple jump with a leap of 31’7.”           


The 4 x 100 meter team of Hall, Hovan, Wallace and Hlinski crossed the finish line first with a time of 53.52.


Hlinski finished second in the high jump with a leap of 4’8.”


Also capturing second place was the 4 x 800 meter team of Walters, Rachel Gloeckner, Kortney Dunford and Summer Lewis with a time of 12:15.


Morgan Williams finished third in the long jump with a leap of 14’2.”


Haynes wasn’t able to attend the event and his assistants took his place.


“Coach Lundy and Coach Coker did a phenomenal job with the team in my absence. They are two of the best assistants I could ever ask for,” said Haynes.


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