BY MELANIE BUCK –
Arkansas’ State Cross Country meet was held at Oaklawn Race Track in Hot Springs last Saturday and runners from Acorn and Mena participated.
Acorn was up first in the Class A-AA division.
Sophomore Faith Hill led the Lady Tigers to the State Runner-Up title and a 7th overall placing for Hill. Morgan Fagan came in 8th. Both Hill and Fagan qualified for the All-State Team. Freshman Kendra Branson was 14th, with Brittany Wilhite and Elzibeth Still rounding out Acorn’s top five runners. Breanna Jones, was Acorn’s 6th runner, followed by Harley Dearing, Josey Webb and Rachel Wallace.
In the last 8 years the Lady Tigers have been State Champions four times and Runner-Up four times.
In the senior boys division, Kenny Denley was Acorn’s top runner. Acorn finished 9th in team title. Nathan Chaney was 2nd for Acorn, followed by Troy Cearley, Logan Frost, Aaron Bissell, Dylyn Hayner and Mason Stout.