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Tigers outlast West Hall
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Lady Tiger Camryn Geiger sprints out of the blocks during a meet against West Hall last week. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The Dawson County High School girls' track team competed in two meets last week.

On March 17 the Lady Tigers played host to West Hall and on March 21 the team competed in the prestigious Greater Atlanta Christian Invitational in Norcross.

The March 17 meet saw the team defeat the Lady Spartans by an 80-60 score.

Coach Arron Haynes' team had several athletes who finished in first place.

Winning for Dawson County were: Savannah Haberkam-discus (93'11.5"), 3,200-meters-Cassidy Lecours (14:21), 1,600-Melanie Rimawi (6:38), 400-Ansley Costley (1:08), 100-Camryn Geiger (13:63), 100 hurdles-Sadie Hardesty (17:04), 800-Bailey Cotter (2:41), 300 hurdle-Katelynn Simpson (53:34), 4x100 relay team of Costley, Geiger, Sydney McGinnis and Katelynn Simpson and the 4x400 relay team of Costley, Cotter, McGinnis and Simpson.

Finishing in second place were: shot put-Haberkam (32'4"), triple jump-McGinnis (25'4"), 800-Dana Little (2:55), 200-Geiger (30:03) and Hardesty (54:31).

Third place went to Simpson in the triple jump, Katie Gayoso in the long jump and pole vault, and Iris Delira in the 800 meters.

At GACS it was a very competitive field with 14 teams in the event.

Taking first place was Lovett with 101 team points, followed by GACS with 83. 5 points.

Also competing were Decatur, Jefferson, Gainesville, Hebron Christian, East Jackson, Winder-Barrow, Buford, Holy Innocents, Pace Academy, Providence Christian and KIPP Academy.

The Lady Tigers finished in 11th place with 23 points.

Haberkam led the Lady Tigers with a second place finish in the discus with a throw of 103'7."

Winning the event was Brianna Sims from Winder-Barrow with a toss of 112'11."

Haberkam also finished in third place in the shot put with a throw of 30'8."

Sims won the event with a throw of 37'5."

Placing in the top 10 in their events for Dawson County were: Nicole Chumbley, sixth, and Isabel Queen, ninth, in the 1,600-meters for ninth and 10th graders. Simpson-300 hurdles (ninth) and sixth in the 100-hurdles, Hardesty (fifth) in the 100-hurdles, Nicole Chumbley (eighth)-long jump, and Gayoso (eighth) pole vault.

Up next will be a track meet with Forsyth Central High School in Dawsonville tomorrow.

Field events will begin at 4 p.m.