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Track Tigers take 21st at Class AAA state event
Poston sets school record
S-Boys Track pic
Tigers Jacob Poston, Christopher Shelp, Garrett Carlisle and Ben Umberger run a long-distance race during track season. Poston set a school record in the 800 and 1,600 meters during the state track meet last week. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The Dawson County boys track team ran at the Class AAA track meet last week at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.

Tiger Jacob Poston ran a great meet for Coach Arron Haynes' team. Poston set school records in the 800-meters and 1,600-meters.

In the 800-meters Poston broke his own record set earlier in the season.

Poston came in sixth place in the 800-meter preliminaries with a time of 2:00.98, which set the new school record.

In the finals, Poston repeated with a sixth place and a time of 2:02.98.

Winning the 800-meters was Sam Ellis from Decatur High School with a time of 1:55.91.

In the 1,600-meter finals Poston crossed the finish line with a time of 4:30.81 to take an eighth place medal.

Taking the championship was Ellis, posting a time of 4:21.03.

Also competing in the 1,600-meters for Dawson County was Christopher Shelp, who completed the race with a time of 4:58.89.

Dawson County senior pole vaulter Rhys Adams recorded a height of 12'00" to take a seventh place ribbon.

Winning the pole vault was William Stuart of the Westminster School with a height of 14'00."

In the discus, Tiger Cole Smith picked up a 14th place overall finish with a throw of 116'00."

Taking first place in the discus was Donte Wilson from Jefferson High School with a toss of 150'06."

The team championship in Class AAA was one of the closest in recent history. There were only two points separating the first place winner from fourth place.

East Jackson captured the team championship earning 30 total points barely etching out Jefferson who accrued 29.5 points. Not too far behind in third place was Central Carrollton with 29 points. In fourth place was Oconee County with 28 points.

Haynes' team finished in 21st place with three points.

The season has now ended for the boys' track team.