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Dawson track and field teams compete in GAC invitational
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The Dawson County track and field teams competed over the weekend in the Greater Atlanta Invitational in Norcross against schools from all over the region and the boys' team took sixth overall.

"We were very pleased with the sixth place finish for the boys and are excited for the region meet," said Head Coach Arron Haynes about the results from the March 18 event.

In the field events on the boys' side, Noah Brock took the seventh spot overall in the long jump at 18 feet, 4 inches.

In the pole vault, Brandon Jones and Cooper Freeman tied for 10th when they both cleared 9' 6".

Taylor Swofford earned three points for the boys when he finished in the sixth position in shot put with a 39' 9" throw. Jeremy Whalen added another two points in the seventh spot at 38' 3 ½".

In the high jump, Carlos Keller was fourth overall at 5' 10". SeVaughn Clark was sixth at 5' 8".

Ethan Cameron picked up a point for the boys with his eighth place finish in the triple jump at 37' ½".

On the track Cody Wood ran to a sixth place finish in the 3200m at 10 minutes 22.20 seconds while Ben McGinnis finished ninth at 10:55.08.

Senior runner Jacob Poston ran to the best finish for any Dawson athlete taking the second spot in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:30.45 seconds. He picked up eight points.

Christopher Shelp was seventh in the same race at 4:46.42.

During the 1600m for ninth and 10th grade boys, Nico Poston finished at 5:03.88 to take the sixth spot.

The Dawson A team for ninth and 10th grade boys in the 4x100 m was second at 46.68.

In the 4x100m relay at the varsity level, Dawson's A team was fifth at 45.79.

During the 4x400m relay, Dawson's A squad was fifth at 3:38.46. The B squad was 10th overall with a 3:55.59 time.

Jacob Poston took the fifth spot during the 800m at a time of 2:00.52.

In the 400m, Dawson's Jakob Scoggins placed fifth with a time of 52.25 which earned four points for the team. Rusty Chester was in ninth at 53.46.

For the 110m hurdles, Rustin Howell ended in ninth place at 19.02.

On the girls' side, sophomore Anna Lowe led in field events by finishing sixth in shot put with a 29' 11" throw that earned three points.

Lowe also took 10th in the discus with a 68' 6" throw.

Other top finishers for the Lady Tigers were Bri Ray who was 10th in the pole vault at 6' 6" and runners Jenna Lecours and Marley Hamby who were ninth and 10th in the 3200m with times of 13:01.26 and 13:01.28 respectively.

Dawson County will host Fannin and Union counties beginning at 4 p.m. on March 21. The Ridge Runner Invitational will begin at 9 a.m. on March 25 at DCHS.