Dominating in the throws and the jumps, Mansfield’s junior girls took down all teams at the Booneville Bearcats Junior Relays on March 5.
With 64 of their 137.5 points coming out of the shot, discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault, Mansfield took the early lead. Staying steady with plenty of hurdle and relay points, the team continued to control most of the meet.
Waldron behind the strength of distance points kept it close but could only climb to 110 points for the runner-up trophy.
Skylynn Harris, the 2020 class 3A state indoor shot put champion for the high school team, dropped back down to the junior high ranks and won both the shot and discus. Harris won each throw by large margins for a quick 20 points to the team total.
Madelen Jones won the girls 100m hurdles in the narrowest of margins for another Tigers’ first place award. The Tiger freshman who also competed up on the state indoor team ran the 100m highs in 17.62.
Jadelynn Wood took the team’s only other individual first place win by besting all runners over the 300m intermediate hurdles. The freshman was clocked at 55.66 seconds.
Wood, Natalie Allison, Trinity Triska, and Kynslee Ward ran away with the 4x400m relay for the team’s only relay first place award. The combination of two freshmen, one eighth grader, and a seventh grader rounded the 4 laps in 4:48.87.
Wood and Allison, the two freshmen, were point producer for the state indoor team.
Jones, Wood, Harlie Fuller, and Kynslee Ward all pointed in fine fashion for the Lady Tiger hurdle squad. Jones, Ward, Wood, and Natalie Allison gave high value from the vertical or horizontal jumps.
The junior boys had their moments at Booneville but lack of depth hurt their overall chances. The squad was still competitive with an eighth place finish in the team rankings.
Tommy Phang did well in the 300m hurdles. The freshman crossed in 48.00 seconds for fourth place. He was also the lead leg in the fifth place 4x400m relay team. That group ran hard to finish in 4:19.34. The group consisted of Phang, Austin Quinalty, Ashton Hinkle, and Austin Ruiz.
Tyler Turnipseed and Trey Powell were the fastest Tigers along the 100m and 200m sprints. Peyton Martin was the best Tiger pole vaulter clearing 9 feet for fourth place.