BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat Track Teams traveled to DeQueen for their first meet of the season on Thursday, March 2nd. The senior boy’s 4×800 meter relay team placed 4th, with Cross Hughes, Anthony Kennedy, and Clint Buck each running a leg.
In the 400 meter dash, Cross Hughes placed 6th, running it in 55 seconds, while William Shaner placed 7th with a time of 55.16 seconds.
In senior girls, Abbie Smith took 2nd place in the girls 800 meter run in 2:36 and 5th in the 3200 meter run in 14:01.05. Jayzlee Bahr tied for 6th place in high jump, with a 4’4” jump. Bahr placed 5th in long jump with a 15’ jump.
The girls 4×800 meter relay team took 4th, with Sarah England, Breanna Sanders, Evelyn Smith, and Abbie Smith each running a leg. Kyntlie Wiles placed 7th in 100 meter hurdles in 19.02 seconds. Evelyn Smith placed 4th in the 400 meter dash in 1:09.37.
In the girls 4×400 meter relay, Mena took 6th with runners Raychel Woody, Addison Smith, Abbie Smith, and Evelyn Smith, running a 4:48.81.
The Mena Track Team will next travel to Ashdown on March 16 with events starting at 4 p.m. Mena Senior Boys Track is coached by Aaron Pennington. Mena Senior Girls Track is coached by Brad Lyle.