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JV Lady Tigers finish second
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The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed at the West Hall Invitational meet at West Hal High School Sept. 15.

For the girls' team, Ansley Costley placed the highest with a fourth place finish and a time of 23:55.

There were 113 runners competing.

Also completing the 3.1-mile course for Dawson County were: Dana Little (sixth-24:06), Isabelle Queen (ninth-24:31), Iris Delira (10th-24:46), Louranne Branson (28:16), Caroline Collett (28:17) and Heidi Collett (28:39).

Winning the individual title was Morgan Mize from North Hall with a time of 23:18.

Runner-up went to Katherine Edwards from Gainesville with a time of 23:34.

As a team, the Lady Tigers finished in second place with 68 team points.

Gainesville won the team title with 45 points.

There were 10 girl's teams at the meet. Rounding out the field were North Hall (3rd -75), Lanier (4th-91), GACS (5th-124), Buford (6th-150), Banks County (7th-153), Union County (8th-225), Chestatee (9th-259), and West Hall (10th-276).

On the boys' side, the Tigers came in 11th place as a team with 304 points.

Winning the team title was Johnson with 63 points.

There were 17 teams in the meet.

Teams competing were: Johnson, West Hall, North Hall, Gainesville, Buford, Chestatee, White County, Banks County, Union County, North Forsyth, Lanier, Riverside Military Academy, GACS, Lakeview Academy, East Hall and St. Francis.

Jacob Sinclair finished the highest for Dawson County with a 15th place finish and a time of 19:41.

Also racing for the Tigers were Nico Poston (20:30), Nate Umberger (21:38), Andrew Hafermalz (22:12) and Ethan Burt (25:03).

Taking the championship was Devan Crow from North Hall with a time of 18:07. In second place was Javier Gonzalez from Johnson crossing the finish line at 18:10.

There were 227 runners at the meet for the boys.

"We had many personal records in the junior varsity race and I saw some positive things from a few of our younger runners," said Head Coach Charles Beusse. "Many of them are the future of the varsity program and will develop into great runners in years to come."