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Deweyville’s Dotson a double-gold track winner

AUSTIN — It was a golden kind of season for Deweyville senior Mallory Dotson.

Dotson, who has had a tremendous run in a Lady Pirate track uniform made sure she was going to close it out with a great showing at the University Interscholastic League’s State Track & Field Championships.

On Thursday, Dotson waltzed away with the Class 3A gold medal in the girls discus.

Dotson converted a toss of 138 feet, 3 inches on her fifth toss to easily take home the ultimate medal.

Littlefield’s Kaylee Edgemon was second with a 131-0 effort while Whitesboro’s Mikayla Morris was third, also with a 131-0 effort.

Dotson was far from done as she picked up another gold by capturing the shot put Friday with an amazing effort of 43-4 ½. She did that on her fifth throw of the day.

Whitewright’s Zada Swoopes was a very close second with a distance of 43-0.

Deweyville’s Holli Shanon finished ninth in the 3A high jump as she went 4-10. Merkel’s Abigail Lally won with a 5-6 effort.