McGinnis, Muldoon excel at Double Dip Invitational, earn POW honors

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28 teams participated in The Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational at Marist High School over the weekend. Dawson County was one of those programs, and Ben McGinnis and Frankie Muldoon represented the Dawson squad with solid finishes, and in turn are named BLITZ Players of the Week.

BEN MCGINNIS

Ben McGinnis - Dawson

Ben McGinnis finished third among a stacked field, posting a season-best 17:04, about 20 seconds ahead of 11th place finisher and teammate Cody Wood.

McGinnis, a junior, also ran a sixth-place, 17:32 meet at the War Eagle Invitational at Chestatee to open the season, and has a PR of 16:44.

FRANKIE MULDOON

Frankie Muldoon - Dawson

Crump Tall GIF 2018Frankie Muldoon was runner-up on the girls side with a season-best time of 19:52. The senior, who is the reigning back-to-back BLITZ Cross Country Runner of the Year, has been a monumental part of the cross country program at Dawson County in her four years.

The Lady Tigers are currently ranked #8 in the state in Class 3A, and are poised to be podium contenders once again come November. Her career PR is 18:48. The second-place finish at this giant meet comes on the heels of a first-place finish in the season-opening War Eagle Invitational at Chestatee, where she ran a 20:23.

Muldoon, along with her two Runner of the Year awards, now has three Player of the Week awards to her credit as well, which — with five awards in total — is now one of just 13 athletes in BLITZ history to receive five or more awards.

Feature Photo by Wendy McGinnis

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