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Track team honored for successful season
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Award winners from the track banquet pose with their trophies last week. - photo by For the Dawson County News

The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records.

The students were honored last week during the team's annual banquet.

"Both the boys and girls had great state meets, with almost everyone getting personal records and moving up the ladder in placement," said Head Coach Arron Haynes. "We were very excited and proud of their effort."

The girls' team won the Region 7-AAA championship and had multiple athletes qualify for state championships in Albany, May 5-7.

Marley Hamby took the seventh spot in the state with a time of 12 minutes 14 seconds in the 3200 meter. Hamby also finished 10th in the 1600 with a time of 5:47.

Melanie Rimawi ran the 3200 as well, taking the ninth spot overall at 12:26.

Senior runner Faith Sinclair competed in the 800 and the 1600 and took ninth place in both. In the 800 she set a new school record at 2:27.26 and completed the 1600 in 5:34.

Bailey Cotter was 13th in the 800 at 2:34; Abby Cotter was 14th in the 400 at 64.29 and Camryn Geiger took 14th in the 300 low hurdle at 52.17.

Senior Dana Little qualified and took the 16th spot in the pole vault.

During the track banquet, Hamby and Sinclair were named MVPs of the track team.

Abby Cotter was deemed best runner and Ashton Abbott received the award for best in field.

The coach's award went to Alyssa Garcia.

The boys competed in Jefferson at Jefferson Memorial Stadium on May 12-14.

Jacob Poston set multiple school records. He took the fourth spot in the state in the 800 with a school record time of 1:57.87 besting his previous school record of 1:59.46 that he set during the finals.

Poston was sixth in the 1600 where he set another school record at 4:22.24.

Also competing in the 1600 was Christopher Shelp who achieved a personal record at 4:43 which earned him the 14th spot.

Duncan Kobor was 11th overall in the discus with a throw of 118 feet 8 inches.

During the end of the year awards banquet, Poston was named MVP.

Shelp was honored as best runner, while Jake Satterfield won best in field.

The coach's award for the boys went to Brenden Capps.