The UARM Men’s Cross Country team claimed the first 6 positions in the Lion’s Club Invitational held Friday in Mena. The Men’s and Ladies Bucks took on Redlands Community College, Carl Albert Junior College and Connor State. Jordan Foster took first place with a time of 28:41.8 in the 8K invitational while Cross Hughes clocked in at 29:40.8, Clint Buck at 29:49.4, Asael Sanchez with a time of 29:59.5, Mikey Tenorio at 30:10.2 and finishing off the top 6 was Robert McIntyre with a time of 30:33.7 on the day. This win was the first perfect score in the programs history.
The UARM Ladies Cross Country team took second place overall in their 5K race. Miriam Mendez took 3rd place with a time of 21:10.9, Marlenne Mendez took 4th with a time of 21:13.7, Shannan Gardner took 6th with 21:54.9 and Faith Hill at 12th with 24:49.3
$678,000 is available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Funds for these grants come from fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Programs eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, the study of general fish and wildlife conservation issues, Project WILD Workshops, Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program, Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program, Fishing in the Natural State, Arkansas Stream Team, School Yard Habitat Site Development, and specialized AGFC conservation education/educator training workshops focused on the programs above. Funds may also be used for field trips to AGFC Nature Centers, Conservation Education Centers and Wildlife Management Areas.
For a county-by-county listing of available funds and an application, www.arkansasedc.com/Rural-Services/division/grants/wildlife-education-grant.
Photo of Jordan Foster – UARM – Samantha Maechler