BY MELANIE BUCK –
Mena High School’s Track Team has made progress by leaps and bounds this year, bringing home their first boys track trophy last month, and sending eleven athletes to the Arkansas Class 4A State Track Meet on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Heber Springs by way of the District Meet held in Nashville on April 30. The boys team placed 4th overall and the girls tied for 3rd with Arkadelphia.
Zach Jewell placed 1st in all of his district events sending him to state in the 100m dash, 200m dash, long jump, and triple jump, and he also won High Point Individual at Nashville.
Clint Buck placed in the 1600m and the 3200m, earning a spot at state, as well as in the 4x800m relay along with teammates, Landon Stidman, Cody Reid, and Anthony Kennedy.
The girls 4x800m relay team also qualified for state with Evelyn Smith, Abbie Smith, Samantha England, and Taylor Harper. Abbie Smith also qualified in the 800m and 1600m.
Sara Hamalainen qualified in 400m dash and Brooke Hastey qualified in the 300m hurdles.
MHS Track is coached by Aaron Pennington, Lance Castleman, and Chad Frost.
Go to MyPulseNews.com for updates on the State Meet results.