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Ladies named runners-up
Haberkam tops in shot put and discus
Girls Track pic
Sadie Hardesty strides over a hurdle at the Region 7-AAA meet last week in Dawsonville. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

Lady Tiger Savannah Haberkam captured the Region 7-AAA title in the shot put (34'2.5") and discus (103'7") to help lead Dawson County to a second place finish at the region meet in Dawsonville last week.

Haberkam, along with several of her teammates, will move on to the state sectionals Saturday at East Jackson High School in Commerce.

Coach Arron Haynes' team earned 122 team points at the meet to outdistance third place West Hall with 99 points.

Capturing the region title was Banks County with 156 total points.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the sectionals.

In the region finals finishing as runners-up in their events were: Bailey Cotter (800-meters), Cassidy Lecours (3,200-meters), Katelynn Simpson (300-hurdles), and the 4x400 relay team of Ansley Costley, Camryn Geiger, Sydney McGinnis and Katelynn Simpson.

Alternates on the 4x400 relay team will be Dana Little and Katie Gayoso.

Taking the third place medal were: Cotter (1,600-meters) and Sadie Hardesty in the 100-meter hurdles.

Coming in with fourth place finishes were: Melanie Rimawi (1,600-meters), Costley (400-meters) and Simpson (100-hurdles).

Alternates in the sectionals, fifth place finishers, will be Nicole Chumbley (long jump), 4x400 relay team of Heather Brady, Rimawi, Cotter and Camryn Geiger, Hardesty (300-hurdles), Taylor Grindstaff (3,200-meters), Geiger (100 and 200-meters), McGinnis (400-meters) and Rimawi (800-meters).