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Mena Junior Track Starts Season with a Bang

BY MELANIE BUCK –

Mena Junior Track traveled to Ashdown on Tuesday, February 28, for their first meet of the season with several bringing ribbons home.

In the girls division, Andrea Maechler placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash in 30.38 seconds and 6th in the 100 meter dash, running a 14.65.

Alex Harper took 1st in the 800 meter run in 2:45.94. In the 1,600 meter run, Jayden Harris took 3rd in 6:20.12, while Julianna Kennedy took 8th with 7:04.57. Lauren Sikes took 8th in 100 meter hurdles in 20.03 seconds. Paige Evans grabbed 7th in 300 meter hurdles in 59.17, with Emily Wagner right behind her in 8th in 59.72 seconds. Cadie Cannon took 8th in high jump with a 4’2” jump.

The 4×100 meter relay team, consisting of Ciara Lance, Emily Wagner, Lauren Sikes, and Andrea Maechler, took 3rd in 57.14. The 4×400 meter relay team of Alex Harper, Paige Evans, Ciara Lance, and Madi Linch, took 4th in 4:55.01. The 4×800 relay team took 1st place in 11:47.89, with Julianna Kennedy, Jayden Harris, Alex Harper, and Kaitlin Titsworth each running a leg.

In the boys division, Caleb Holmes took 5th place in the 100 meter dash in 12.55 seconds, while Zane Stephens stepped in 6th, in 12.64 seconds. In the 200 meter dash, Zane Stephens grabbed 4th in 25.66, while Caleb Holmes took 5th in 26.07. Curtis Curry brought home 2nd in the 400 meter dash in 56.9 seconds, while Devin Adams brought home 7th in 59.83.

Logan Myers took 2nd in the 800 meter run with 2:20.30. Myers also took 2nd in the 1,600 meter run in 5:26.81, with Thaddaeus Nance taking 8th in 6:23.68.

In the 110 meter hurdles, Samuel Efird placed 8th in 21.76 seconds. Mark Wilson placed 8th in the 300 meter hurdles in 53.28 seconds.

The 4×100 meter relay team took 5th in 49.68 with Marc Wilson, Zane Stephens, Caleb Holmes, and Devin Adams running. In 4×400 meter relay, David Grenier, Andrew Graves, Mark Wilson, and Damon Clark, took 5th in 4:26.88. The 4×800 meter relay team with Logan Myers, Thaddaeus Nance, Devin Adams, and Curtis Curry, placed 1st in a time of 9:34.68.

Zane Stephens placed 7th in high jump with a 5’2” jump. Mark Wilson took 6th in triple jump with 35’4”. Matthew McCravens took 5th in pole vault with a 7’6” jump.

The Junior Bearcat Track Team traveled to DeQueen for a meet on Tuesday, March 7 and will travel to Paris, Ark. on March 13th, with events beginning at 4 p.m.

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