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TRACK AND FIELD: Anna LeCave's school record highlighted a busy week for the Tigers
Anna LeCave runs during her 800-meter race on Thursday, March 23, where she broke her own school record time at 2:25.1. - photo by Rio White

Last week proved to be eventful for Dawson County’s varsity track and field program, with the Tigers hosting two meets after taking part in a 13-school invitational at Greater Atlanta Christian the previous weekend.

Some notable results during the week included a new school record time of 2:25.1 by Anna LeCave in the 800-meter race, a personal best height of 11 feet even by Luke Lowe in the pole vault, and a big win for Troupe Ford in the boys 100-meter dash.

Here are some of the scores and accomplishments from this week’s action.

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Placers at GAC Invitational (3/18)

Addison Smith: 2nd in 3200-meter and 9th/10th grade 1600-meter

Luke Lowe: 2nd in Pole Vault

Emily Kurtz: 2nd in Pole Vault

Girls 4x800 relay: 2nd (Addison Smith, Katie Gloeckner, Jules Phillips, Anna LeCave)

Aaric Muilenburg: 3rd in 400-meter

Jaden Horner: 3rd in 9th/10th grade 100-meter

Girls 4x400 relay: 3rd (Lauren Kurtz, LeCave, Gloeckner, Emily Kurtz)

Boys 4x400 relay: 3rd (Luke Gloeckner, Alston Muilenburg, Aaric Muilenburg, Will Kurtz)

Boys 4x800 relay: 3rd (Cael Hand, Tyler Tangel, Alston Muilenburg, Emory Lail)

Dawson County Tri-Meet vs. Johnson and East Hall (3/21)

The big boys came to compete at Tuesday’s breezy home meet, setting a school record time of 51.7 in the Throwers Relay (Walker Strickland, Collin Robinson, Colton Land, Hunter Stroup).

Several Tigers ran well in the short-distance races, with Troupe Ford winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.98 while Jaden Horner finished in second at 12.26. Will Kurtz won the 200-meter with a time of 23.60.

Dawson swept the top three places in the boys 400-meter, with Aaric Muilenburg winning the race while Luke Gloeckner and Alston Muilenburg followed behind in second and third. 

Emory Lail picked up a pair of wins in the 800 and 1600-meter races while fellow long-distance specialist Tyler Tangel won the 3200. 

After freshman Zamar Everett won the 300-meter hurdles, the boys relay teams swept all of their races.

On the girls team, Lauren Kurtz won both the 100 and 200-meter races while her sister Emily won the 400-meter event. 

The dynamic duo of Anna LeCave and Jules Phillips would go first and second in the 800-meter race while Addison Smith won both distance events.

Ema Bliss won two hurdles events before the girls 4x800 relay team won their race.

In the field events, Luke Lowe and Emily Kurtz finished first in the pole vault events, with Lowe setting a new personal record height of 11 feet even. 

Phillips launched herself into victory in the long jump while Amari Paige did the same in the boys event. Elizabeth Knight won the girls high jump. 

Tri-Meet vs. Chestatee and Fannin County

LeCave broke her own school record time in the girls 800-meter event, beating out her previous time by 0.3 seconds.

Ford had a successful day, winning the 100-meter event and playing an important part in the 4x100 and 4x200 relay races.

Emily Kurtz won the 400-meter race while Will Kurtz won the 200-meter event.

Ema Bliss won the 100-meter high hurdle race with a time of 18.29, her best so far this season. 

The defending region champion girls 4x400 relay team had their best time of the season —just six seconds off their school record time of 4:10.86.