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Senior Bearcat Track Travels to DeQueen for First Meet


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.

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