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Acorn Girls Team Earns Third in State Track Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK –

Acorn Senior Morgan Fagan competed in her last state track meet on Tuesday, May 2nd in Conway during the Class 1A/2A State Track and Field Championship, bringing home ribbons in multiple events.

Fagan, along with Faith Hill, a junior, competed in the 800-meter run, Hill taking 5th in 2:50.41 and Fagan placing 8th in 2:55.46. The pair traded places in the 1,600 meter as Fagan secured 2nd place in 6:22.41 and Hill coming in 4th in 6:30.58. In their third race of the day, the duo competed in the 3,200 meter with Fagan again taking 2nd place in 13:43.15 and Hill again in 4th in 13:58.34.

In field events, freshman Sophie Jackson showed a lot of promise in the high jump, earning 4th in the state with a 4-06.

Junior Tori Barrett grabbed 2nd in discus with 87 and 3rd in shot put with 30-03. As a team, the Acorn girls earned 3rd in the state.

On the boy’s side, Acorn’s 4×800 team took 5th in 10:03.33. Freshman Adam Hughes ran in his first state meet taking 9th in the 1,600 in 5:42.25. Another freshman, Brady Lyle took 11th in the 3,200 meter and Chadd Sutton, a sophomore, took 14th.

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