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Girls track team notches fourth win heading into spring break
Vita Govorkova starts one of the relay races at the track meet against North Hall. She helped her team win multiple relays while also winning the 100-meter race. - photo by Rio White

Another set of positive results gave the Dawson County track and field teams momentum heading into spring break and the senior day that looms after that.

The girls team had the edge over opponents North Hall during the most recent meet on Thursday, March 31, improving to a 4-2 record this season. The boys team fell short to go to a 3-3 record.

“Both teams are really focused right now going into the break,” head coach Arron Haynes said. “We are seeing improvement at every meet with lots of personal best marks each meet. They will be working on their own most of spring break while keeping an eye on the region meet in two and a half weeks.”

Some of the early highlights from the girls team included a pair of top finishes in field events. Eva Bishop won the shot put at 28 feet even while Jocelyn Thompson won the long jump 14 feet 3 and one-half inches.

Later on, the running events would present more opportunities for top finishes. In the sprints, Vita Govorkova won the 100-meter race while Lauren Kurtz won the 200-meter.

The Lady Tigers would also win three of the four relay races, enough to give them a 77.5 to 66.5 win over North Hall. 

On the boys side, a strong Trojans field team pulled the momentum their way early, but there were still notable top finishes from Dawson County.

Will Kurtz runs during the 200-meter race, which he would win. - photo by Rio White

Ethan Smith continued his success this season by winning the 800-meter and 1600-meter races. 

Aaric Muelenburg won the 400-meter race while Chandler Bagley continued his winning ways in the 300-meter hurdles despite feeling under the weather.

Will Kurtz won the 200-meter race while the boys team would also win three of the four relay races. In the end, the boys team fell 86-59 to North Hall.

The DCHS track and field team will have their next meet on senior day, which will be on Tuesday, April 12.  After one additional meet, the region meet will then take place on Thursday, April 21 at Cherokee Bluff as well as Friday.