Dawson boys & girls take second in Region 7-AAA; Lumpkin, Union do well (Region Recap)
Frankie Muldoon (Back-to-Back BLITZ Cross Country Runner of the Year) continued to show why she’s the top distance runner in the region and one of the best in the state. The junior took individual region honors with a top finish in the 800 meter with a 2:30 time, then did the same in the 1600 with a 5:33, ten seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Teammate Jenna Lecours was second in the 3200 and third in the 1600. Lecours and Muldoon teamed up as part of the 3rd-place 4×400 relay group that also included Avery Young as the anchor and Micaela McClendon as the lead runner.
Dawson’s Anna Lowe won the region title in shot put with a throw of 34-06.
Christopher Shelp represented the Tigers in the 1600 meter run, finishing in second by just two seconds, while long-distance teammate Cody Wood was third in the 3200.
Dawson’s boys’ 4×100 relay team was the region runner-up. Carlos Keller earned a region title as well for Dawson in the high jump with a 6-00. Cooper Freeman also won a title in the pole vault (12-00). Ethan Cameron won the Tigers’ third individual title in the triple jump (43-08.50).
In the shot put, TJ Wilson and Adam Maner took second and third, respectively.
The Dawson girls finished as region runner-up overall, scoring 105 behind GAC’s 223 and well ahead of third-place North Hall (91). The boys also finished as runner-up with a 150.5 behind GAC’s 176.
Connor Pierce stole the show for the Indians, taking the region title in the 100 meter dash (11:11), typically one of the most thrilling events of short-distance sprinting. He followed it up with another title in the 200, posting a 22.65. Pierce finished runner-up in the long jump as well.
Josiah McDonald was runner-up in the 800 meter run for the Indians, whose 4×100 relay group also took fourth place.
The Lumpkin girls scored a 58, coming in fifth in the region. The boys scored 72 to finish fourth.
Long distance runner Zoe Sanchez finished just behind Dawson’s Muldoon in the 1600, earning a runner-up finish in the event. Sanchez took the top podium spot in the 3200, however, finishing in 12:14.
Courtney Moose was the runner-up in the discus throw event.
For the boys, Riley Barrett won the 400 for an individual region championship, winning by nearly three seconds in the event. Barrett was also third in the long jump. Lance Underwood, the BLITZ Cross Country Runner of the Year, finished fourth in the 3200.
The boys’ 4×100 relay team took third place, as did the 4×400 team.
The Union girls finished sixth as a team, scoring a 47. Union’s boys scored a 63.5, good for fifth.