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On the right track
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Dylan Forester sprints ahead in the 1,600-meters against Forsyth Central High School and Fannin County. Forester finished fifth at the GACS Invitational last Saturday in the 3,200-meters. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

The Dawson County track team picked up two huge wins last week with a tri-match against Forsyth Central and Fannin County in Dawsonville.

The Lady Tigers scored 101 points to capture first place. Central tallied 35 points and Fannin scored 25 points.

Dawson's boys team also finished first with 102 points. Forsyth Central managed 34 points and Fannin 18.

On Saturday both teams traveled to Norcross for the Greater Atlanta Christian School Invitational.

There were several great performances by Coach Arron Haynes squad.

For the girls, Kristy Martin finished second in the shot put with a throw of 32'1."

Teammate, Savannah Haberkam, came in third in the event with a throw of 31'8." Haberkam also did well in the discus with a second place finish and a toss of 95'2.75."

Lady Tiger Katelynn Simpson had a good race in the 300-meter hurdles with a fifth place outcome and a time of 51.61. Simpson also placed 10th in the high jump.

The 4x400 team of Caroline Lee, Simpson, Camryn Geiger and Brooke Duffy finished in eighth place with a time of 4:41.00.

Several Dawson County athletes performed well in their respective events.

Brooke Duffy in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint, Lee in the 400-meter race, Taylor Grindstaff in the 800-meter and 1600-meter event, Savanna Estes in the 3200-meter, Sadie Hardesty in the 100-hurdles, Anela Melton in the long jump and Tara Orr in the triple jump.

The 4x100 meter team of Moore, Geiger, Duffy and Simpson placed 10th with a time of 53.74.

The Lady Tiger team collected 27 points for a ninth place finish out of 16 teams. Capturing the team title was GACS with 93 points followed by Blessed Trinity with 76 points.

On the boys side, Dylan Forrester ran a great race in the 3,200-meters with a fifth place finish and a time of 10:25.00. Forrester also came in 10th in the 1,600-meter race.

Cory Jenkins turned in the best performance for the Tigers with a third place finish in the pole vault. Jenkins jumped 11'6."

Teammate Rhys Adams finished in sixth place with a vault of 9'6."

Top finishers for Dawson County included JP King and Cole Smith in the discus, Logan Hurst and Cole Waters in the shot put, Mason Carr-triple jump, Cory Jenkins in the long jump, Josh Litherland in the 100 and 200-meter sprint, Jesse Gee in the 400-meter, Jake Hafermalz in the 800-meters, Eric Leonard in the 110-meter high hurdles and Mason Bearden in the 300-meter high hurdles.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Cory Jenkins, Mason Carr, Forest Ehrlich and Jesse Gee finished 10th.

Dawson County amassed 11.50 team points good enough for a 12th place finish out of 17 teams.

GACS won the team title after narrowly edging Blessed Trinity, 80-77.

Up next for Dawson County will be the Amicalola Invitational beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.