BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Tuesday, October 3rd, the local Acorn and Mena Cross-Country teams competed in a meet hosted by Mena at the Lion’s Club.
In the Junior High Girls race, DeQueen came in first place, with Waldron in second, Horatio in third, Mansfield in fourth, Acorn in fifth, Heavener in sixth, Mena in seventh, and Nashville in eighth.
The Mena Bearcats placed first in the Junior High Boys race, with Acorn in second, Nashville in third, DeQueen in fourth, Mansfield in fifth, Waldron in sixth, Heavener in seventh, and Horatio in eighth. Logan Meyers of Mena placed first overall, as Justice Neufeld of Acorn came in second, Thaddeus Nance of Mena in seventh, Brady Hair of Acorn in eighth, Matthew McCravens of Mena in ninth, and Jake Lyle of Acorn finishing off the top-ten in tenth place.
In the Senior High Girls race, DeQueen placed first again, with Heavener in second, Acorn in third, Mansfield in fourth, Nashville in fifth, Horatio in sixth, Mena in seventh, Waldron in eighth, and Mount Ida in ninth. Ashlynn Bissell of Acorn came in third overall, as teammate Faith Hill finished in fifth.
The DeQueen Leopards came in first again in the Senior High Boys race, while Acorn came in second, Waldron in third, Heavener in fourth, Horatio in fifth, Nashville in sixth, and Mena in seventh. Robert McIntyre of Mena finished third overall, as Cross Hughes of Acorn placed seventh.
Complete results for each local team:
Acorn Junior High Girls – Emily Blair 21st, Alyssa Warren 24th, Corryn Holland 25th, Kimberly Strasner 26th, Kiersten Larucci 32nd, Halli Holland 33rd, Emily Curry 34th, Reaghan Weddle 37th, Jayden Willborg 41st, Kaylee Tedder 43rd, Sarah Wallace 44th, Faith Brandon 45th, Makayla Sandoval 48th, River Rogers 49th, Jada Elder 52nd, Reese Rogers 53rd, and Alivia Harper 54th.
Acorn Junior High Boys – Justice Nuefeld 2nd, Brady Hair 8th, Jake Lyle 10th, Issac Tedder 11th, Jacob Cottman 17th, Sky Carmack 21st, Dakota Sullivan 30th, Cole Hair 31st, Tyler Lyle 45th, Andrew Watts 46th, Vince Vang 52nd, and Mark Hannaman 55th.
Acorn Senior High Girls – Ashlynn Bissell 3rd, Faith Hill 5th, Sophie Jackson 18th, Josey Webb 28th, Gracie Hill 31st, Mercedes Mowdy 39th, Ameilia Still 42nd, and Sea Putkaew 45th.
Acorn Senior High Boys – Cross Hughes 7th, Brady Lyle 11th, Matthew Chaney 14th, Aarron Baker 15th, Adam Hughes 16th, Melchiah Hicks 22nd, Jeremiah Swint 23rd, Zack Maya 28th, Chad Sutton 30th, Jack Young 36th, Josh Swint 38th, Brian Kahn 43rd, Jessie MacDonald 45th, and Jon O’donal 70th.
Mena Junior High Girls – Maddy Carty-Mauk 18th and Madison Parnell 42nd.
Mena Junior High Boys – Logan Meyers 1st, Thaddeus Nance 7th, Matthew McCravens 9th, Caleb Peters 13th, Logan Fairless 15th, Silas McIntyre 16th, Issac Clark 32nd, Bryce Fairless 35th, Alex Rocha 37th, Micah Wilson 39th, Trevin Plunkett 41st, Alessio Stumpf 43rd, Joshua Ferguson 47th, Zack Dehart 57th, and Liam Hastey 59th.
Mena Senior High Girls – Moe Nakanishi 30th, Hannah McDonald 38th, and Narisa Sukpitak 50th.
Mena Senior High Boys – Robert McIntyre 3rd and Kenny Denley 47th.