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Track teams place in invitationals
Muldoon beats school record in 800 meter run
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Cooper Freeman won the pole vault at the home meet last Tuesday and finished 4th at the GAC Invitational March 17. - photo by Colin Ochs

After winning several individual events, including senior Chris Shelp’s first place finishes in the boys 800 and 1600 meters, at a home meet against Chestatee, West Hall and Lumpkin County March 13, the Dawson County High School track teams traveled to Norcross on Saturday for the Greater Atlanta Christian Invitational.

The boys finished the meet in 9th place while the girls took home a 10th-place finish.

Carlos Keller was the boys high jump champion, while Frankie Muldoon won the girls 1600 meters and posted a school record in the 800 meters (2:27.19) to finish runner-up.

Dawson County’s Anna Lowe finished third in the girls shot put, and Jenna LeCours and Ben McGinnis were champions in the girls and boys 9th and 10th grade 1600 meters respectively.

Other top 10 finishers for the Lady Tigers were Mattie Grant, who finished sixth in the 9th and 10th grade 1600 meters, Avery Young who finished 10th in the 400-meter dash and Elizabeth Keys and Lauren Tow, who finished 9th and 10th in the 100-meter hurdles.

Lowe also finished 9th in girls’ discus and Bri Ray was 9th in girls’ pole vault.

On the boys’ side, other top 10 finishers were Shelp, who finished sixth in both the 800 and 1600 meters, McGinnis, who finished 10th in the 800 meters, Cody Wood and Nico Poston, who finished 5th and 9th in the 3200 meters respectively, Preston Burt, who finished 9th in the 9th and 10th grade 1600 meters and Noah Brock, who finished 10th in the 100-meter dash.

Brock also finished eighth in the long jump with teammate Zack Norris finishing one spot ahead of him in seventh place. Cooper Freeman finished tied for fourth in pole vault with Jace Erickson tying for 10th. Ethan Cameron finished fifth in triple jump and T.J. Wilson finished 10th in shot put.

The teams will travel to Fannin County March 27..