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Houston takes second in 400 dash
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Effingham County’s Gabriele Houston ended her high school career with a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the Class AAAA girls state track meet Saturday.

Houston finished in a time of 56.141 seconds. Starr’s Mill’s Michelle Stegall won the event with a time of 54.347.
Houston was first in her heat with a time of 56.446 seconds.

South Effingham’s Tiacara Mack took fourth in the Class AAA 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 46.525 seconds. Santerri Baker of Druid Hills won in 44.555 seconds.

Effingham County’s Sierra Goldwire was eighth in the qualifying heats in the 200-meter dash at 25.823 seconds.

The Lady Rebels’ 4x100 relay team of Houston, Goldwire, Jasmine Johnson and Brittany Griffin was sixth in its qualifying heat with a time of 49.447 seconds. Houston was seventh in her preliminary heat in the 100-meter dash at 12.65 seconds.