Dana Jefferson, a member of the 1986 Woodward Academy State Championship track team and the recipient of the U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete Award, is a two-time Atlanta Track Club Woman of the Year in 220 yards (1984 - 85) and the 1986 Atlanta Track Club Woman of the Year in the 400 meter race. In 1985, she placed first in 220 yards at the state meet as well as second in the 200 meter race. Ms. Jefferson also participated in the AAU Junior Olympics that year, taking first place in the 200 and 440 meter races. At the 1986 state track meet, she placed first in the 1,600 meter relay, second in the 220 yards, and third in the 440 yards. She placed first in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and mile relays at the region track meet the following year. Ms. Jefferson is currently a math teacher at Woodward Academy's Middle School and is the mother of Heyley and Jace Gatewood.
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