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Track teams place at state competition
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Sophomore Jenna Lecours took sixth place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:32 at the GHSA Track and Field Championship this past weekend in Albany. - photo by Colin Ochs

The Dawson County High School boys’ track team placed 12th and the girls’ team placed 17th at the Georgia High School Association Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Albany.

For the boys, junior Carlos Keller was named state runner-up in the boys’ high jump (6’4”); junior Cooper Freeman placed third in pole vault with a school record of 12’6”; junior Cody Wood took seventh place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:04 and senior Chris Shelp took eighth place with 4:35 in the 1600-meter run.

On the girls’ team, sophomore Jenna Lecours took sixth place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:32; junior Anna Lowe took seventh in the girls’ shot put with 34'3.25''; and junior Frankie Muldoon took eight place in both the 1600-meter run (5:36) and the 800-meter run with a school record time of 2:27.

Finalists for the state competition were Carlos Keller for the high jump, Cooper Freeman and Bri Ray for the pole vault, Frankie Muldoon, Jenna Lecours and Chris Shelp for the 1600-meter run, Jenna Lecours and Cody Wood for the 3200-meter run, Frankie Muldoon and Chris Shelp for the 800-meter run, Anna Lowe for the shot put and Micaela McClendon, Jenna Lecours, Frankie Muldoon and Avery Young for the girls 4x400-meter relay team, with Kaselynn Martin and Marley Hamby as relay alternates.