On Monday, April 26, Waldron hosted the 3A-4 Sr District Track Tournament. Competing along with Waldron was Booneville, Cedarville, Charleston, Danville, Hackett, and Paris. Each event provided the opportunity for the top 2 individuals to qualify for the State Meet on May 4 in Prescott. With a total of 18 events, both Waldron teams walked away as the Champions while both Booneville teams took Runner-Up. With a second-place notch in the 400 Meter Dash and the only Hornet to move on, headed to State from Hackett is Tori Blanton. Tori finished with a time of 1:05.
Out of the 19 Pirates and Lady Pirates that participated for Cedarville, six earned a spot at State. From the boys’ team was Hayden Partain who won first place in Shot Put with a throw of 43-4. And representing the Lady Pirates will be Chloe Morrow who snagged second place in Triple Jump at 32.8.5, and the 4 x400 Relay Team, comprised of Emily Mizell, Katelyn Oden, Jordan Hightower, and Katie McBroom, who earned second place with a time of 4:41.
The Waldron Bulldogs not only have 13 athletes representing them in next week’s State Meet but they also qualified all four of their relay teams, who took first place standings in each race. Bryson Barker got two second-place earnings in the 100 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash. Gabino Grano got first place in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 23.05. Caden Fuller and Tyler Wright made first and second place respectively in the 400 Meter Dash. In the 800 Meter Run, Montana Wesley and Lane Metcalf picked up a first and second-place showing. Baldy Villarreal picked up the first place spot in the 1600 Meter Run while teammate Bladyn Mays followed up with the second place setting. Mays also earned second place in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 12:02.
Drake Carnley and Kason Davis took the top two spots in the 110 Meter Hurdles while Davis also earned first place in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 43.77. Brycen Hattabaugh placed first in Pole Vault with a height of 11-4. And rounding out the Bulldog roster to State is Isaac “The Real” Villarreal and Bryson Bailey. The Waldron Lady Bulldogs qualified 16 girls to go to State. Included, is also all four relay teams. McKenzi Stidman earned first in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 1:05. For the 800 Meter Run, Ryleigh Anschutz and Maria Grano took the top two spots. Grano and Constance Richmond earned first and second in the 1600 Meter Run with Richmond also securing second in the 3200 Meter Run.
Erica Davis and Hannah Jeffries took control of the 100 Meter Hurdles while Erika Gabel and Davis dominated the 300 Meter Hurdles. With a new PR in Long Jump was Rheagan Sanford who took first place with a jump of 16-1. Davis picked up second in Long Jump. And with a throw of 82-5 in Discus and placing second was Madison Goff.
Photos courtesy of Malinda Mizell and Waldron Track