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Trio of track athletes make state finals
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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

Dawson County High School juniors Carlos Keller, Frankie Muldoon and sophomore Jenna Lecours will be headed to the Class AAA Track and Field State Championships thanks to their performances at the Class AAA state sectionals (Regions 2, 3, 7 and 8) on Saturday at Greater Atlanta Christian.

Keller finished second in the boys’ high jump (6’4”), while Lecours placed third in the girls’ 3200-meter run (13:01.8) and Muldoon finished third and fourth in the girls’ 1600-meter run (5:29.06) and the girls’ 800-meter run (2:30.24) respectively.

The top-four finishers in each event qualified for the state championships at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany on May 10-12. Those finishing in fifth and sixth place would be alternates.

Lecours finished fifth in the girls’ 1600-meter run (5:42.28) and junior Anna Lowe finished sixth in the girls’ shot put (32’5”). On the boys’ side, senior Christopher Shelp was fifth in the 1600-meter run (4:28.3) and junior Cody Wood was fifth in the 3200-meter run (10:15.38).

Other Tigers competing in the state sectionals were junior Noah Brock (12th in the 100-meter dash and 13th in the 200-meter dash), sophomore Ben McGinnis (9th in the 1600-meter run), junior Ethan Cameron (11th in the triple jump and 12th in the 110-meter high hurdles), junior SeVaughn Clark (14th in the high jump), junior Cooper Freeman (8th in the pole vault), junior Jace Erickson (10th in the pole vault), sophomore T.J. Wilson (10th in both the discus and the shot put) and junior Adam Maner (13th in the shot put).

Also in competition for the Lady Tigers was sophomore Bri Ray (7th in the pole vault) and sophomore Kaselyn Martin (13th in the 100-meter hurdles).

 The school record-setting boys’ 4x100-meter relay team finished in ninth place (44.55 seconds) and the 4x400-meter relay team finished 10th. For the girls, the 4x100-meter relay team finished 12th and the 4x400-meter relay team finished in seventh place.