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Dawson County track and field brings home nine state finalists
Both teams set DCHS records in GHSA Championship
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The Dawson County track and field state finalists together with Head Coach Arron Haynes on May 11 at the GHSA track and field championship in Albany.

Both teams set school records as the Dawson County track and field prgram was well represented at the GHSA state track and field championships May 11-12 in Albany as 14 Tigers and Lady Tigers combined for nine podium finishes at the highest levels of competition.

The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team continued to re-write the DCHS record book as the unit consisting of seniors Noah Brock, Cody Wood, Cooper Freeman and sophomore Collin Killgore finished with a time of 3 minutes and 26.92 seconds in the qualifying heat to break their own record set earlier this year. Unable to match their speed in qualifying, the group posted a 3:28.63 (which also would have beaten the original record) and finished on the state podium in eighth place.

Kilgore provided the boys’ team with a second DCHS record setting performance when he crossed the finish line of the 800m in fifth place with a time 1:56.84. He also captured a seventh-place finish in the 1600m to lead Dawson County with three podium finishes.

Carlos Keller rounded out the scoring for the Tigers as he cleared the bar at 6 feet and 2 inches in the high jump for the squad’s second fifth place finish of the day.

A shoeless Frankie Muldoon posted Dawson County’s highest finish of the day as she managed a third-place finish in the 3200m with a time of 11:46.76 after losing a shoe in the opening laps. Muldoon, this time with both shoes, went on to set a third DCHS record in the 1600m as she crossed the finish line with a fourth-place time of 5:19.98.

Both Dawson County pole vaulters stood atop the podium as they duo of junior Briana Ray and sophomore Emma Pelfry round out a three-way tie for eighth place with Rachel Smith of Sonoraville with all three crossing the bar at eight feet.

Senior Anna Lowe wrapped up her career with a seventh-place finish as she hurled the shot put 35 -08 to give the Lady Tigers fourth state finalist of 2019.