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06/26/2005.... 2005 Cross Country Preview (as provided to the Harrier Magazine)



Emily Carpenter (Carlisle, soph, Class 1/2A) .... ran 19:43 as a freshman for top honors among all classes .. had a good spring with a triple win at State in 2:27/5:26/12:07 for 800/1600/3200 ... ran sub-12 several times for 3200m

Leigh Ann Moore (Jonesboro, senior, Class 5A) ... 20:05 in 2004 and defending champ ... clocked sub-12 for 3200m several times outdoor plus sub 5:20 for 1600m  

Janie Blackmon (Russellville, senior, Class 5A) ... 20:13 and runner in 2004 ... 5:27 for 1600m  

Alyssa Potter  (Bentonville, junior, Class 5A) .... 20:18 for 3rd in 2004 .... 5:35/12:11 double at State track meet  

Tia Young (Harrison, junior, Class 4A) ... 20:23 in 2004  

Watch for:  

Melissa Pollreis (Gravette, soph, Class 3A) ... sub-12 for 3200m 

Staci Papageorge (Rogers, senior, Class 5A) .... twice All-State but hampered by shin splints in 2004 

Courtney Efurd (Rogers, freshman, Class 5A) ... cannot compete with varsity until State but ran 2:25/5:30 in spring and has sub-21 for 5K as 8th grader 

Rosie Reding (Bentonville, junior, Class 5A) .... 400/800 runner with 59/2:20 and learning to run distance  

Bentonville Girls (5A) have the strongest and deepest lineup returning with 5 of Top 17 returners plus junior high runners moving up to add depth.  If they can stay healthy, they should dominate late season meets and State.  Chile Pepper Festival in October in Fayetteville will be a good test as top Oklahoma teams come to town on a tough 5K course.  The Lady Tigers broke the long-standing 4x800 mark this spring with all four under 2:25.  

NOTE: This looks to be a strong year for the Girls in only the 2nd year to run 5K.  There are 6-8 with legitimate hopes for sub-20 times.  


Raven Fuller (Conway, senior, Class 5A) ... 16:44 in 2004 but had weak spring 

John Lagunas (DeQueen, senior, Class 3A) ... 16:53 in 2004 with a 4:33 for 1600m on the track ... tough CC runner  

Alex Bearden (Lake Hamilton, senior, Class 5A) ... All-State in 2004 plus ran 9:48 for 3200m in track  

Watch for:  

Aaron Hamilton (Fayetteville, soph, Class 5A) ... 2nd best 5A time returning 

Eric Molina (Rogers, junior, Class 5A) ... 1:59 for 800 and All-State last year in CC 

Ethan Blakely (Bryant, junior, Class 5A) ... 10:03 for 3200m and All-State in CC last year 

Josh Brewer (Lake Hamilton, junior, Class 5A) ... 10:04 for 3200m in track  

Fayetteville Boys look to be the top boys team going into the fall with six of the Top 30 returners.  

NOTE:  After several strong years with 5-6 boys each under well under 16 for 5K, the fall looks to be a little soft. The team competition should be more balanced.  The Chile Pepper Festival in Ocotber will be the first chance to see for sure what the talent pool is for the boys. 


Class 5A:  

Girls:  Bentonville-Rogers-Bryant look to be the favorites in that order. See above for Bentonville. Rogers returns an experienced crew with seven of the Top 28 returners and at least freshman who is expected to move up and may compete for All-State plus Staci Papageorge, a legitimate sub 5:20/12:00 runner when healthy. Bryant has a solid first  five back and needs their 5th to move up smartly to have any hopes of catching Rogers. Leigh Ann Moore (Jonesboro, senior) and Janie Blackmon (Russellville, junior) look to battle it out for top honors.  

Boys:  Fayettville is poised to returned to the top spot six of the Top 29 returners plus their normal corps of junior high runners moving up. After Fayetteville there will be a mad rush by Lake Hamilton and Russellvile to find solid 5th and 6th runner to go with a good returning front line. The big question is what will Rogers field this year. After three-peating last year they lost a flock of All-Staters to college and have only two of the Top 30 returners, both in the Top 10. The Mounties chances to four-peat look slim although they have two very good freshman (sub-17 as 8th graders) who should run at State. Raven Fuller (Conway, senior) is the top returner but Alex Bearden (Lake Hamilton, senior) posted a 9:48 for 3200m in track and could win it all.  

Class 4A

Girls:  Batesville is the odds-on favorite with seven of the Top 25 returners. Vilonia and Siloam Springs should fight it out for 2nd. Tia Young (Harrison, junior) has the best returning time by 30 seconds over Allana Smith (Batesville, junior). 

Boys:  Greene County Tech returns six of the Top 26 while Harrison has five.  This should be a barn-burner with Beebe in hot pursuit if they can find a 5th runner to close the gate as they return four in the Top 11. Cody Vondermehden (Harrison, senior) returns with the top time from 2004 and a solid spring. 

Class 3A

Girls: Heber Springs is loaded with four of the Top 11 returners and two others in the Top 29.  DeQueen, Lamar and Berryville  should battle for runner-up.  Kelsey Hatcher (Pulaski Academy, soph) had a terrific spring with 2:24/5:23/12:19 and may be able to carry that over this fall after running only 22:04 last fall which was 40 seconds behind returning champ, Julia Huie (Clinton, junior). Cassie Riddle (DeQueen, soph) ran 21:24 last year and put in a 5:49 for 1600m in track. Melissa Pollreis (Gravette, soph) had a dynamite spring wiht a sub-12 for 3200 and could challenge.  

Boys:  Berryville and Heber Springs each return solid squads from 2004 which should make for a great team race at State. Berryville brings back six of the Top 18 while Heber has five of the Top 28. Never count DeQueen out but they need to find a 5th. John Lagunas (DeQueen, senior) is the top returner with a 16:53 time but Justin Smith (Heber Springs, senior) and Chris Areola (Shiloh Christian) may make it a good race.  

Class 1/2A

Girls:  Genoa Central returns five of the Top 23 and should prove hard to beat. Harding Academy has a solid front line wiht two in the Top 6 but needs to find some depth to make a run for the big trophy. Emily Carpenter (Carlisle, soph) is the prohibitive favorite to repeat with the state's top 5K time from 2004 and a solid spring at 2:27/5:26/12:07 which are terrific times for the smallest classification.  

Boys: Eureka Springs and Jasper each return a solid front line but neither has an experienced 5th to secure the win.   Whoever does should win the big meet.  Acorn is always in the chase and could be this as well but needs their 4th and 5th to crack the Top 15. Charles Yeager (Jasper, senior) and Nathan Hall (Jessieville, senior) should battle it out for top honors. 


Some of the top meets are: 

Bob Gravett Invitational, Arkadelphia, hosted by Ouachita Baptist University, D-2 meet plus south and central Arkansas junior and senior high meets, 9/10/2005,   http://gotigers.obu.edu/  

Orange Crush, Conway, hosted by Hendrix College, 9/17/2005, D-2/3 college plus central Arkansas junior high and senior hgih meet 

Chile Pepper Festival, Fayetteville, 10/15/2005, 17th annual race, large regional meet featuring Arkansas Razorbacks home meet and junior and senior high teams from Arkansas and Oklahoma  http://www.chilepepperfestival.org/ 

Mountie Classic, Rogers, 10/25/2005, mostly Northwest Arkansas junior and senior high meets but typically the top Class 5A and 4A teams compete, always a good precursor of State for 4A and 5A State Meets, Hot Springs, Oaklawn Park, 11/5/2005, hosted by Lake Hamilton High School  

Arkansas-Oklahoma All-Star Meet, location TBA, 11/12/2005  

NOTE:  Berryville and Rogers each have 25 team championships going into the 2005 season. Rogers has brought home a trophy from State each year since 1980. 

5/25/2005 ... Arkansas High School Meet of Champions (Hot Springs High School): Donovan Loring(Little Rock Parkview) set a new overall best mark with a 47' 0" leap in the triple jump while the Bentonville Girls eclipsed the overall best performance in the 4x800m with a 9:39.74 clocking.  Double winners were Cathy Ebenja, Pulaski Robinson (Girls 100m/200m); Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton  (Boys 110mh/300mh); and Donovan Loring, Little Rock Parkview (LJ/TJ).

Below are the top performances from the meet.  Marks with "DS" met the DyeStat Elite standards and those with "ATB" met the standard for inclusion in the Arkansas All-Time Best Lists ( those with a "#" indicate the place on the ATB).


100m:  Cathy Ebenja, Pulaski Robinson, 12.20

200m:  Cathy Ebenja, Pulaski Robinson, 25.18

400m:  Velicia Liddell, Pine Bluff, 58.55

800m:  Brooke Higgs, Bryant, 2:14.59 (DS, ATB #3); Rosie Reding, Bentonville, 2:16.36 (ATB #6); Mary Edwards, Bryant, 2:16.65 (ATB #10) 1600m: Brittany Blackman, Russellville, 5:15.43 (ATB); Emily Carpenter, Carlisle, 5:17.91 (ATB)

3200m:  Leigh Ann Moore, Jonesboro, 11:46.89 (ATB)

100mh:  Teondra Poole, Ft. Smith Northside, 14.05 (DS, ATB #3); Kelsey Mitchell, Bryant, 14.67 (ATB); Crystal Kemp, Mansfield, 14.92 (ATB)

300mh:  Allyson Price, Spring Hill, 45.22 (ATB); Sadrina Shaw, Sylvan Hills, 45.37, (ATB)

4x100m:  Camden Fairview, 48.58 (ATB)

4x400m:  Sylvan Hills, 4:02.73

4x800m:  Bentonville, 9:39.74 (ATB #1- Alyssa Potter, Hanna Bryant, Samantha Sparks, Rosie Reding)

SP:          Shelly McRoy, Nashville, 39' 3.5"

Discus:    Jamie Fleming, Ashdown, 115' 6"

LJ:          Nyeshia Stevenson, Little Rock McClellan, 18' 3"

TJ:          India Haynes, Osceola, 36' 8.75" (ATB); Kayla Daniels, Crossett, 36' 3.5" (ATB)

HJ:          Crystal Kemp, Mansfield, 5' 7" (DS, ATB)

PV:         Stacey Yahn, Mena, 12' 0" (DS, ATB #4); Whitney Cothren, Russellville, 12'0" (DS, ATB #4); Jodie Mayes, Fayetteville, 11' 8" (DS, ATB #7)


100m:     Brandon Barnett, Texarkana, 10.79

200m:     Kris Brock, Osceola, 22.16 (Top 3 under 22.23)

400m:     Sam James, Bentonville, 49.17

800m:     Courtney Green, Camden Fairview, 1:55.75

1600m:   Quincy Googe, Little Rock Fair, 4:26.32

3200m:   Rex Hamel, DeQueen, 9:53.56

110mh:   Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 14.05 (DS, ATB)

300mh:   Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 38.02 (DS, ATB)

4x100m:  Osceola, 42.29

4x400m:  Forrest City, 3:21.61

4x800m:  Bentonville, 8:15.99

SP:          Bryant Milliner, West Memphis, 57' 2" (DS)

Discus:    Jesse Williams, Cabot, 175' 6" (DS,ATB); Walter Archie, Texarkana, 172' 7" (DS)

LJ:          Donovan Loring, Little Rock Parkview, 23' 1.75"; Jeff Henderson, Sylvan Hills, 23' 0.75" (5 others over 22')

TJ:          Donovan Loring, Little Rock Parkview, 47' 0" (ATB #1); Edward Roberts, Little Rock McClellan, 45' 9" (ATB); Charles Hayes, Little Rock Fair, 45' 2" (ATB)

HJ:         Zach Richard, Benton, 6' 6"

PV:        Jeremy Willis, Lake Hamilton, 15' 0" (DS); Blake Zuber, Bryant, 15' 0" (DS) (3 others at 14' or more)

Note:  The Meet of Champions qualifiers are the event winners from each
of the five state meets plus the next three best performances at state

Click here for complete meet results.

04/21/2005 .... Lake Hamilton Classic (Lake Hamilton High School, 4/15/2005): In spite of a malfunctioning timer, the speedsters put on a show at the Lake Hamilton Classic with 136 2005 Best Performances, 13 Arkansas All-Time Best Lists marks and five DyeStat marks. The highlight of the day, among many, was Donavan Loring of Little Rock Parkview soaring 46' 11.25" in the TJ to set a new Arkansas All-Time Best. 

In team results, the Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals tallied 92 points by Karen Thomas and ShaQuita Porchia to slip by Little Rock Central and Texarkana 138-128-117 in a 12 team meet. Thomas scored 48.5 points on wins in the 100mm(12.36), 200m (24.99) and 400m (59.31), anchoring the winning 4x1 team and 2nds in the LJ (17' 0.5") and TJ (34' 8").  Teammate Porchia posted 43.5 points with wins in the LJ (17' 5") and the TJ (35' 9.75"), a leg on the winning 4x1 relay and 2nds in the 100m (12.53) and 200m (25.97).

Camden Fairview also won the Boys meet with a 100-93-84 win over Texarkana and Little Rock Parkview in a 13 team meet.  The Cardinals scored 90 points in only seven events with wins in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x4 relay, 4x8 relay and SP. 

Notable performances were:

G100m:  Karen Thomas, Camden Fairview, 12.26
G200m:  Karen Thomas, Camden Fairview, 24.99 (13th on All-Time Best List)
G400m:  Karen Thomas, Camden Fairview, 59.31
G3200M: Ashley Williams, Mount St. Mary's, 11:14.07 (8th on All-Time Best List)
B100m:   Brandon Barnett, Texarkana, 10.61 (All-Time Best List/DyeStat Elite)
B200m:  Brandon Barnett, Texarkana, 22.13
B3200m: Rex Hamel, DeQueen, 9:44.27
B110mh:  Evan VanDolah, Mountain Home, 14.13 (All-Time Best List/DyeStat Elite)
B300mh:  Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 37.68 (7th on All-Time Best List; DyeStat Elite)
B4x1:     Arkansas High - Texarkana, 41.62 (6th on All-Time Best List; DyeStat Elite)
BPV:     Spencer McCorkle, Bryant, 15' 6" (All-Time Best List; DyeStat Elite): Blake Zuber, Bryant, 15' 0"; Jeremy Willis, Lake Hamilton, 14' 0"
BTJ:      Donavan Loring, Little Rock Parkview, 46' 11.25" ( NEW Arkansas All-Tine Best)
Click here for complete results
Mountie Relays (Rogers High School, Gates Stadium, 4/15/2005): Fayetteville took home two championship trophies in the battle of the Northwest with a 134.5-124-101.5 win over Rogers and Neosho, MO in a nine team Boys meet and with a 140-122-166.5 over Rogers and Bentonville in an eight team Girls meet. The meet saw 93 2005 Best Performances marks.    Aaron Batey of Van Buren took double wins with a hard fought 4:23.01 1600m victory over Juan Becerra of Neosho who led with 230m to go and ran stride for stride until the final 50m.  Batey also won the 3200m in a comfortable 9:56.68. Jodie Mayes of Fayetteville posted an All-Time Best List mark of 11' 6" in the Girls PV. 

Other notable marks were:

B4x8: Rogers, 8:13.29
B400m:  Sam James, Bentonville, 49.95
B200m:  David White, Rogers, 22.77
B4x4:   Bentonville, 3:28.00
BPV:  Chad Faulkner, Fayetteville, 14' 6"; Chad Burnett, FS Southside, 14' 0"
G800m:  Rosie Reding, Bentonville, 2:24.03
G3200m:  Melissa Pollries, Gravette, 11:49.34
GPV:      Jodie Mayes, Fayetteville, 11' 6" (All-Tine Best List; DyeStat Elite); Ashley Feijeh, Rogers, 9' 6" (All-Time Best List)

Besides Batey, double winners were:


Sergio Soriano, Bentonville - SP (47' 4.75") and Discus (149' 5") 


Brooke Campbell, Fayetteville - 100m (13.06) and 200m (27.34)
Rosie Reding, Bentonville - 400m (60.17) and 800m (2:24.03)
Emily Mardanlou, Van Buren - Discus (107' 3.75") and SP (36' 5.25")

Heber Springs Panthers Senior High Relays (Heber Springs High School, 4/8/05):  In the Girls meet, Heber Springs won by 192-181.5-109.5 over Batesville and Mount St. Mary in a seven team meet. The Heber Springs Boys won easily over Batesville and Mayflower by 226-163.5-120 in a seven team meet.  Ashley Williams of Mount St. Mary's took a double win in the 1660m (5:52.89) and in the 3200m with an All-Time Best List mark of 11:19.64.  Josh Bruno of Heber Springs was a double-winner in the 800m (2:09) and the 1600m (4:46.50) and ran legs on the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.  Heber Springs swept all six relays. 

Click here for complete meet results.

Panther Relays (Siloam Springs High School, 4/1/05): Springdale took the Boys meet win by 135-130 over Bentonville in a 14 team meet while Bentonville's Girls cruised to a 138-96-86 win over Springdale and Berryville in a nine team meet. Melissa Pollreis of Gravette tallied a double win in the Girls 1600m (5:42.09) and 3200m (12:16.52) as did Rosie Reding of Bentonville in the 200m (28.60) and the 400m (63.13). Ferriel of Bentonville won the Boys 1600m (4:56) and the 3200m (10:36).

Former Arkansas High Schoolers Roundup:  This time we highlight some athletes competing in NCAA D-2 and D-3:

Julie Coats (Hendrix College/Conway) took the early D-3 national leader spot in the 3000m steeplechase with a 11:06 clocking at the 3/26/05 Rhodes College Open in Memphis which is a NCAA provisional mark.  Coats also posted a nice 4:41.72 for 1500m at Rhodes (sub-5:00 mile pace) and on 4/2/05 at the Washington University Invite in St. Louis she recorded 18:28.41 for 5K.

On 4/1-2/05 at the Missouri Southern Festival in Joplin, Brandon Wheeler (Missouri Southern/FS Northside) won the 1500m in 4:09.88.

At the 4/9/05 Rhodes College 6-Way Meet in Memphis, Lizzie Phillips (Rhodes/Mount St. Mary's) tallied a 5:07.61 for 1500m and also placed in the open 800m.  Jake Conley (Harding/Rogers) took 3rd in the 5K at 15:59 and completed his first steeplechase while younger brother Jordan Conley (Harding/Rogers) placed in the open 800, at 1:59.63.

We are always interested in hearing about former Arkansas high schoolers... please drop us a note at arkansastrackstats@sbcglobal.net.

4/11/2005..... Outdoor season is off to a good start with many performances meeting the Best Performances standards and a good number of marks meeting the Arkansas All-Time Bets List standards plus a few DyeStat Elite marks.  

COACHES: We will post any meet results received in a common format including Hytek Meet Manager, Microsoft Word or Excel or html formats.  If you do not have in an electronic format please send to us for use in findings qualifying marks. We only include performances that are included in published meet results or that we receive directly from a coach. Email meet results to: arkansastrackstats@sbcglobal.net

Now for a rundown of meets for which we have results:

Hornet Relays at Bryant High School  (3/17/2005): 

Camden Fairview Boys won 121-107-81 over Conway and Little Rock McClellan in an eleven team meet while the Bryant Girls ran away with their home meet by 161-123-108 over Conway and Camden Fairview.  In the Boys meet, Camden Fairview scored in 15 events while winning only two.  The Lady Hornets scored in 14 events with wins in seven. The distance crew scored a whopping 87 points with a win in the 4x8, a 1-2-3 sweep in both the 800m and 1600m and  2-3-4 finish in the 3200m. The meets saw 72 2005 Best Performances marks (33 Girls and 39 Boys), five Arkansas All-Time Best List marks ("ATB") and two DyeStat Elite ("DSE")  marks.  

Top individual marks were:


TJ: Roberts, Little Rock McClellan, 43' 2.5" (ATB)
Discus: Williams, Cabot, 172' 0" (DSE/ATB)
SP:  Williams, Cabot, 54' 2"
HJ:  Richard, Benton, 6' 6"
PV: Spencer McCorkle, Bryant, 15' 0"
200m: Coleman, Camden Fairview, 22.55; Smith, Camden Fairview, 22.90
1600M: Eric Harris, Conway, 4:35.61
3200M: Eric Harris, Conway, 9:51.46
High Point:  Danny Harris, Marion (23)


TJ: Norris, Bryant, 32' 7" (ATB); Porchia, Camden Fairview, 32' 2" (ATB)
HJ: Stevenson, McClellan, 5' 8" (DSE/ATB)
LJ: Stevenson, McClellan, 17' 9"
100m hurdles: Mitchell, Bryant, 15.21 (near miss for ATB)
1600m: Brooke Higgs, Bryant, 5:22.50
3200m: Ashley Williams, Mount St. Mary's, 11:33.20 (ATB)
High Point:  Nyeshia Stevenson, McClellan (39)

Click here for complete results.

50th Annual Cyclone Relays at Russellville High School (4/1/2005):  

Camden Fairview Boys continued their win streak with a 134-100-52-50 victory over Lake Hamilton, Russellville and Rogers in a 16 team meet while the Ft. Smith Northside Lady Bears took a closer than expected win by 129-108-79.5-70 over Russellville, Lake Hamilton and Fayetteville in a 15 team meet. The Fairview Boys scored in 15 events with wins in six.  The Lady Bears scored in 12 events with wins in seven.  In total there were 122 marks that met the 2005 Best Performances standards (59 for Girls and 63 for Boys) and 16 that met the Arkansas All-Time Best List ("ATB") standards. 

Top individual marks were:


LJ: Teondra Poole, Ft. Smith Northside, 17' 0"
PV: Whitney Cothren, Russellville, 10' 8" (ATB; new meet record); Hannah Henson, Lake Hamilton, 9' 4" (ATB); Mallory Lawrence, 9' 0" (ATB); Ashely Fejleh, Rogers, 9' 0" (ATB); Tara Wright, Benton, 8' 6" (ATB)
TJ: Ashley Bolton, West Memphis, 34' 7.75" (ATB); Teondra Poole, FS Northside, 33' 7.5" (ATB); Laniece King, Lake Hamilton, 32' 9" (ATB); Natalia Blagikh, Fayetteville, 32' 7.75" (ATB); Hillary McChristian, 
Fayetteville, 32' 7.5" (ATB)
800m: Mary Edwards, Bryant, 2:23.36
1600m: Brooke Higgs, Bryant 5:18.32 (ATB)
3200m: Emily Rideout, FS Northside, 12:01.22; Emily Carpenter, Carlisle, 12:01.49


Discus: Buke Mardanlou, Van Buren, 160' 2"
PV: Spencer McCorkle, Bryant, 15' 0"; Jeremy Willis, Lake Hamilton, 14' 6"
SP: Buke Mardanlou, Van Buren, 56' 9.25"
TJ: Vincent Patterson, Camden Fairview, 42' 8.5" (ATB); Nathan Christy, Fayetteville, 42' 7.25" (ATB); Justin Sanders, Morrilton, 41' 8" (ATB); Craig Gallaway, Rogers, 41' 7" (ATB); Jamar Logan, Fayetteville, 40' 9" (ATB); A. Darden, Camden Fairview, 40' 8.25" (ATB)
200m: Justin McKinney, FS Northside, 22.64; Brandon Dodd, Atkins, 22.81; Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 22.91
3200m:  Aaron Batey, Van Buren, 9:44.17
110m hurdles:  Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 14.44
300m hurdles:  Casey Canada, Lake Hamilton, 38.69
4x400m: Camden Fairview, 3:27.17

Click here for complete results.

Bulldog Relays at Fayetteville High School (4/8/2005): 

Fayetteville Boys won 144.5-101.5-10.5 over Rogers and Ft. Smith Northside in an eleven team meet while the Russellville Lady Cyclones won in a close meet by 135-130-100 over FS Northside and Fayetteville in a ten team affair. The Bulldogs won only five events and the Lady Cyclones won only three.  The meet saw 114 Best Performances marks (50 for the Girls and 64 for the Boys) and 12 Arkansas All-Time Best List ("ATB") marks. Melissa Pollreis of Class 3A Gravette won an impressive double in the G1600/3200m at 5:24 and 11:59. 

Top individual marks were:


PV: Chad Faulkner, Fayetteville, 14' 2"
110m hurdles: Brent Phillips, Fayetteville, 14.79
4x800: Bentonville, 8:16.03; Rogers, 8:16.56
200m: Justin McKinney, FS Northside, 22.51
800m: Alex Johnson, Bentonville, 2:02.07; Eric Molina, Rogers, 2:02.09
400m: Sam James, Bentonville, 50.02
SP: Buke Mardanlou, Van Buren, 55' ')
TJ: Nathan Christy, Fayetteville, 40' 9.25" (ATB); Kodi Burns, FS Northside, 40' 2.25" (ATB)


1600m: Melissa Pollreis, Gravette, 5:24.60
4x100m: FS Northside, 49.96
4x800m: Bentonville, 9:59.70 (ATB)
110m hurdles: Teondra Poole, FS Northside, 15.43
400m: Daliesha Taylor, FS Northside, 59.73
300m hurdles: Emily Miles, Russellville, 49.17
3200m: Melissa Pollreis, Gravette, 11:59.44
LJ: Sadae Thomas, FS Northside, 17' 1.75"
4x400m: FS Northside, 4:12.70
TJ: Julie Santos, FS Northside, 33' 3" (ATB); Teondra Poole, FS Northside, 32' 7.5" (ATB); Hillary McChristian, Fayetteville, 32 '4.5" (ATB); Sarah Johnson, Rogers, 32' 3" (ATB); Natalie Blugikh, Fayetteville, 31' 10.25" (ATB); Cassandra Taylor, Russellville, 31' 6" (ATB); Latoya Foster, Russellville, 31' 5" (ATB)
PV:  Jodie Mayes, Fayetteville, 11' 6.75" (ATB); Whitney Cothren, Russellville, 11' 6.5" (ATB); Mallory Lawrence, Russellville, 9' 6"
(ATB); Ashely Feljeh, Rogers, 9' 6" (ATB); Carolina Nardi, FS Southside, 9' 0" (ATB); Stacy Rahat, Fayetteville, 8' 65" (ATB)

University Roundup: 

Michael Tinsley (Jackson State/Pulaski Robinson) won the University Men's 400m hurdles at the 78th Texas Relays at Austin (4/7-9) to lead former Arkansas high schoolers at this prestigious event. Tinlsey time of 49.51 easily beat the NCAA D-1 Regional Qualifiying standard of 52.51. Tinsley holds the 6th best time on the Arkansas All-Time Best List in the Boys 300m hurdles.  Cory Oldham (Arkansas/Bentonville) took 9th in the Men's HJ with a leap of 6' 6.75".  Antwon Hicks (Ole Miss/Hot Springs) put in two NCAA Regional marks in the 100m hurdles to take a step toward another NCAA hurdle title. Chris Johnson (UALR/El Dorado) grabbed two speedy 2nds at the Mississippi Invitational with both meeting the NCAA Regional standards. 

Others recent marks of note are:

Ole Miss Invitational (4/2-3/2005):

Women's 100m: Sydney Scarborough, Arkansas/Fayetteville, 12.07
Women's PV:  Stepahine Irwin, Arkansas/Fayetteville, 12' 5.5" (Regional mark)
Women's LJ: Marquita Aldridge, Ole Miss/West Memphis, 19' 9.5" (Regional mark); Amber Bledsoe, Ole Miss, Turrell, 18' 10.5"

Men's 110m hurdles: Antwon Hicks, Ole MIss/Hot Springs, 13.90 (Regional mark)
Men's 400m hurldles: Michael Tinsley, Jackson State/Pulaski Robinson, 50.88 (Regional mark)

Mississippi Invitational  (4/9/2005):

Women's LJ: Marquita Aldridge, Ole Miss/West Memphis, 19' 10.25" (Regional mark); Latoya McBride, Ole Miss/Watson Chapel, 18' 9.75"
Women's HJ: Latoya McBride, Ole Miss/Watson Chapel, 5' 8.75" (Regional mark)
Women's 100m: Marquita Aldridge, Ole Miss/West Memphis, 12.04

Men's 110m hurdles: Antwon Hicks, Ole Miss/Hot Springs, 13.68 (Regional mark)
Men's 100m: Chris Johnson, UALR/El Dorado, 10.36 (Regional mark)
Men's 200m: Chris Johnson, UALR/El Dorado, 20.62 (Regional mark)

These two meets had lots of former Arkanasas highs choolers from Ole MIss, Arkansas State and UALR. Complete meet results for both are at www.cfpitiming.com.

3/12/2005 .... Former Arkansas High Schoolers Earn All-American at NCAA Indoor Meets:  In the Division 1 meet (3/11-12,2005; Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas), local product Wallace Spearmon (Arkansas/Fayetteville) set a new American indoor record in prelims of the NCAA Division at 20.21 and reset the record in the finals in a blazing 20.10 clocking. Spearmon also anchored the Arkansas 4x400 team that took 8th overall. Antwon Hicks (Mississippi/Hot Springs) successfully defended his 60m hurdles title with a clear win in 7.64.  Paige Farrell (Arkansas/Springdale) ran the 800m leg  in 2:08 on the LadyBacks 8th place DMR team. Farrell also ran in the open 800m but did not advance to the finals. Chris Johnson (Arkansas-Little Rock/El Dorado) missed by less than .01 seconds making the finals of the 60m dash and was 15th in the 200m. Marquita Aldridge (Mississippi/West Memphis) ) finished 12th in the LJ at 6.04m. Scott Swearengin (Western State-Colorado/Rogers) ran the 1200m leg as the Mountaineers took 8th place in the DMR at the Division 2 Indoor at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

3/5/2005 ....Class 4-5A Combined State Indoor Track and Field Meet (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas):  The Ft. Smith Northside Lady Bears put on an impressive display in winning by 85-70-65-64 over Camden Fairview, Bryant and Russellville in a 26-team meet.  Lady Bear Teondra Poole won the battle over Camden Fairview's Karen Thomas by 48.5 to 42.5 in a sparkling display of talent. Poole took victories in the 55m (7.32 - 8th on All-Time List), 55m hurdles (8.50 - 2nd on All-Time List), LJ (17' 4 - DyeStat Elite) and TJ (35' 6.25"), ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay and took 3rd in the 200m (26.11). Although outscored, Thomas posted two DyeStat Elite marks by winning the 400m (58.04) and 3rd in the LJ (17' 3.5") in addition to 2nd in the 55m (7.36 - 11th on All-Time List), 2nd in the 200m (25.89), 3rd in TJ (35' 3.5" - 15th on All-Time List)) and a leg on the 3rd place 4x400 relay team.  Brooke Higgs (Bryant) doubled up by winning the 800m (2:23.61) and 1600m (5:24.16) in addition to the opening leg on the 5th place 4x400 relay and the anchor leg on the winning 4x800 relay team (10:00.49). Kelsey Mitchell (8.59, Bryant) added a DyeStat Elite mark with a 2nd place finish in the 55m hurdles good enough for 3rd on the All-Time List. Micaela Cully (5' 4", Mountain Home) cleared a Dye Stat Elite mark in the HJ.   Last, but certainly not least, the meet highlight was a superb 12' 0" vault (11th on DyeStat Elite list) by Lake Hamilton's Stephanie Foreman.

The meet saw 7 DyeStat Elite marks, 79 Arkansas All-Time Best List mark and 191 ArkansasTrackStats 2005 Best Performances marks. Additional top marks that met the Arkansas All-Time Best standards were:

55m:  Sadae Thomas (7.37, 12th, Ft. Smith Northside)
3200m:  Ashley Williams (11:35.57, 21st, Mount St. Mary's)
55m hurdles:  Hillary McChristian (8.92, 15th, Fayetteville)
4x800m:  Bryant (10:00.49, 20th)
PV:  Whitney Cothren  (10' 6", Russellville)
TJ: Teondra Poole (35' 6.25", 7th, Ft. Smith Northside); Kayla Daniels (35' 4", 13th, Crossett); Shaquita Porchia (35' 1.25", 16th, Camden Fairview); Whitney Jones (34' 9.25", 17th, Searcy); Jessica Norris (34' 8", 19th, Bryant); Ashley Bolton (34' 7", 20th, West Memphis)

Little Rock McClellan won the Boys meet 48.25-41.75 over 5A South rival Lake Hamilton in a hard fought competition with each team scoring in eight events.  The meet featured 26 DyeStat Elite marks led by Spencer McCorkle's (Bryant) 16' 1" vault (3rd on DyeStat, 4th on All-Time List)), Buke Mardanlou's (Van Buren) SP throw of 60' 4" (4th on DyeStat, 6th on All-Time List) and Sylvester Stewart's (Class 4A Pulaski  Robinson) 7.46 in the 55m hurdles. Evan VanDolah (Mountain Home) sped over the 55m hurdles in 7.50 (7th on DyeStat) while Avery Taylor (Jonesboro) leaped 23' 6" in the LJ (6th on DyeStat).  Aaron Batey (Van Buren) won the distance double over Eric Harris (Conway) in 4:28.71 for 1600m and 9:33.16 (DyeStat mark) in the 3200m as Harris (9:37.80) missed the DyeStat mark in the 3200m by only .20 seconds.  Other DyeStat marks were:

200m: Brandon Barnett (Arkansas High-Texarkana, 22.57); Kenneth Hunter (Little Rock McClellan, 22.57); Eric Walker (Forrest City, 22.61); and Robert Alexander (Little Rock McClellan, 22.72)
400m: Robert Alexander (Little Rock McClellan, 50.24); Eric Walker (Forrest City, 50.44); and Sam James (Bentonville, 50.46)
55m hurdles: Casey Canada (Lake Hamilton, 7.68, 22nd)
4x400: Forrest City (3:29.86)
LJ: Donavan Loring (Little Rock Parkview, 22' 2.5"); K. J. Esau (Hot Springs, 22' 1"); Eric Walker (Forrest City, 22' 0")
TJ: Avery Taylor (Jonesboro, 46' 2", 21st, 4th on All-Time List); Donavan Loring (Little Rock Parkview, 45' 6", 9th on All-Time List); Edward Roberts (Little Rock McClellan, 45' 2", 12th on All-Time List); Paul Webber (Little Rock Parkview, 44' .75")
PV: Brian Prackett (West Memphis, 14' 0")
SP:  Bryant Milliner (West Memphis, 57' 10"); Jesse Williams (Cabot, 56' 6"); and Reginal Arnold (Little Rock McClellan, 53' 7.5")

The meet saw 25 DyeStat Elite marks, 70 Arkansas All-Time Best List mark and 205 ArkansasTrackStats 2005 Best Performances marks. Additional top marks that met the Arkansas All-Time Best standards were:

55m:  Shane Scott (6.57, Arkansas High-Texarkana); Kelby Moore (6.59, Crossett); Chris McAlpine (6.59, Lake Hamilton)
200m:  Martin Richards (22.82, Pine Bluff); Casey Canada (22.86, Lake Hamilton)
55m hurdles:  Courtney Alexander (7.82, 22nd, Helena-West Helena); Michael Thomas (7.84, Lake Hamilton)
TJ:  Kelby Moore (42' .75", Crossett)

Click here for complete meet results.

3/4/2005 ....Class 1-2-3A Combined State Indoor Track and Field Meet (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas):  The DeQueen Girls (Class 3A) won the 4x400 relay to edge ahead of Mansfield (Class 3A) to take a 68-66 win in a 25-team meet. Crystal Kemp (Mansfield) scored 48 points by winning the 55m (7.55), the 55m hurdles (8.64), the HJ (5' 3"), the LJ (17' .5") and 2nd in the 200m (26.95).  Emily Carpenter (Carlisle) swept the distance races with solid runs of 2:29.70 for 800m, 5:34.62 for 1600m and 12:09.75 for 3200 plus a leg on the 4x800 relay.  Sophomore Stacey Yahn (Mena) won the PV with a 11' 9.5" vault. Kemp's LJ and Yahn's vault met the DyeStat Elite standard.

In the Boys meet, Ashdown (Class 3A) cruised to a 76-63-62 win over Nashville (Class 3A) and Lafayette County (Class 3A) scoring in 10 events with four firsts.  Three DyeStat Elite marks were set as Tim Appleget (Batesville Southside) leaped 6'6" in the HJ, Michael Polk (DeQueen) cleared 6' 4" in the HJ and Robbie Buckner (Ashdown) sailed 22' 0" in the LJ.  Rex Hamel (DeQueen) was a double winner with a 4:37.62 for 1600m and 10:11.00 for 3200m.

The meets saw 199 performances that met the 2005 ArkansasTrackStats Best Performances standards and 57 of those were new additions to the Arkansas All-Time Best List.  The best of the new All-Time List marks not listed above were:

55m: Traci Gillard (7.57, Lafayette County); Jessica Jones (7.60, Lonoke)
55m hurdles: Jennifer Carr (9.07, 20th, Mountain View)
PV:  Tessa Ray (10' 0", Nashville)
LJ:  Traci Gillard (17' 4.5", Lafayette County)
TJ:  Traci Gillard (33' 8", Lafayette County); Lori Garside (33' 5.5", Gentry)

55m:  C. J. Chaten (6.60, Dardanelle)
55m hurdles:  Shane McClellan (7.97, Lafayette County)
TJ:  Landon Williams (41' 6.25", Ashdown); A. J. Whitmore (41' 6.25", Nashville)

Click here for complete meet results.

03/01/2005 ...  Last weekend saw lots of former Arkansas high schoolers in action in conference indoor meets ... State Indoor Championships this weekend in Fayetteville should see plenty of great performances if he All-Comers Meet is any indication... NCAAs are coming up quickly .... top conference meet performances are below:

Wallace Spearman (Arkansas/Fayetteville) stole the show at the SEC Meet in Fayetteville, AR on 2/25-27/05 with two blistering 20.35s for 200m in the prelims and finals good enough for the 2005 world best, a new SEC Meet record and, of course, a NCAA automatic qualifying time. Spearman also took 2nd in the 60m with a 6.72 clocking for a NCAA provisional time.  He added his third All-SEC performance with a strong 46 or so leg on the Hog's 4x400 team. 

Antwon Hicks (Ole Miss/Hot Springs) won another SEC hurdle title with a 7.64 flight in the 60m hurdles. Hick's time is a NCAA automatic qualifying time.  Marquita Aldridge (Ole Miss/West Memphis) tallied an All-SEC performance with a NCAA provisional LJ of 6.29m (20' 7.75") good enough for 4th place and teammate Latoya McBride (Ole Miss/Watson Chapel) grabbed 4th in the heptathlon with 3852 total points. McBride won the Hep LJ in 5.97m (19' 7") for 840 points and scored 937 in the 60m hurdles (8.87) and 867 in the SP with a heave of 10.59m (34' 9") and also competed in the HJ and LJ.

Paige Farrell (Arkansas/Springdale) posted a PR in the 800m with an NCAA provisional time of 2:07.08 for an All-SEC 5th place finish. Farrell ran splits of 30.42-33.90-31.71-32.82 for the 5th best prelim time of 2:08.85 and 29.61-31.57-33.10-31.80 in the finals. Farrell ended the day with a solid lead-off leg on the LadyBack's 4x400 team. Stephanie Irwin (Arkansas/Mt. Ida) vaulted 3.99m (13' 1") for an All-SEC 5th place and a NCAA provisional mark. Cory Oldham (Arkansas/Bentonville) took 4th for an All-SEC mark of 2.12m (6' 11.50") in the men's HJ.

At the Big East Meet in 2/20/05 in Syracuse, NY Tiffany Gunn (Notre Dame/LR McClellan) led the entire race and won her first individual conference title with a 1:13.44 clocking in the 500m dash.  Meanwhile, at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Meet in Kearney, NE on 2/26-27/05 Scott Swearengin (Western State of Colorado/Rogers) took double All-Conference honors with a 5th place in the 3000m (8:46.43) and 6th in the mile (4:19.66) to help him team to a 2nd place team finish. Lauren Hagans (Baylor/LR Christian) garnered an All-Big 12 performance with a 6th place finish in the 1000m at 2:53.25 and Brandon Hodges (Kansas/Hot Springs) ran a leg on the Jayhawks 4th place DMR team. Hodges also posted a 1:51.81 in the 800 prelims but did not advance to finals. At the Western Athletic Conference Meet  on 2/23-26/05 in Boise, ID Funmi Jimoh (Rice/Fayetteville) earned three All-WAC performances with a 2nd in the LJ at 6.17m (20' 3"), tie for 2nd in the HJ at 1.75m (5' 8.75") and 5th in the 60m hurdles at 8.84. 

Chris Johnson (UALR/El Dorado) kept up his winning ways with a double victory in the 60m and 200m at the Sunbelt Conference Meet on 2/26-27/05 in Jonesboro, AR. Johnson posted a NCAA provisional time in each with a 6.24 and a 21.29. Isaiah Rucker (Arkansas State/Camden Fairview) also earned double All-Sunbelt honors with a 3rd place in the SP at 15.82m (51' 11") toss and 6th in the Weight Throw with a 15.54m (51' 0") mark. 

Others in action were:

Amber Bledsoe (Ole Miss/Turrell), SEC Meet, LJ
Antisha Anderson (Ole Miss/Pulaski Robinson), SEC Meet, 200m/60m hurdles/HJ
Brandie Plyler (Ole Miss/Centerpoint), SEC Meet, PV
Brent Rosson (Arkansas/Harrison), SEC Meet, HJ
Brittney Leftwich (Arkansas State/Greenwood), Sunbelt Meet, 55m hurdles/HJ/LJ/TJ
Candice James (Arkansas State/Bryant), Sunbelt Meet, 800/mile/DMR
Hayley Hames (Arkansas State/Rogers), Sunbelt Meet, 3000m/5000m
Jessi Barnes (Baylor/Bentonville), Big 12 Meet, mile
Kazmere Hill (Arkansas State/ LR Parkview), Sunbelt Meet, 55m hurdles
Lindsey Lavender (UALR/Lonoke), Sunbelt Meet, HJ
Maggie Cox (UALR/Highland), Sunbelt Meet, 5000m
Matt Vining (Arkansas State/Lake Hamilton), Sunbelt Meet, HJ/PV
Maricia Daniels (Arkansas State/Monticello), Sunbelt Meet, 55m/200m/4x400
Mychael Stewart (Arkansas/Bentonville), SEC Meet, HJ/TJ
Peter Marston (UALR/Mt. Home), Sunbelt Meet, mile/3000m/DMR
Rebecca Gosnell (UALR/Russellville), Sunbelt Meet, SP/Weight Throw
Ryan Garvin (UALR/Lake Hamilton), Sunbelt Meet, 800m/4x400/DMR
Sarah Mardanlou (Arkansas State/Van Buren), Sunbelt Meet, SP/Weight Throw
Sherie Jones (Arkansas State/West Helena Central), Sunbelt Meet, LJ/TJ
Sunnie Butcher (UALR/Hot Springs), Sunbelt Meet, 5000m
Sydney Scarborough (Arkansas/Fayetteville), SEC Meet, HJ/4x400
Whitney Anderson (Arkansas/Russellville), SEC Meet, Heptathlon

Click on meet for results ........ 

SEC:  www.flashresults.com
Sunbelt:  http://www.sunbeltsports.org/
Big 12:  http://big12sports.collegesports.com/
Big East: http://www.bigeast.org/
Rocky Mountain:  http://www.rmacsports.org/
WAC:  http://www.wacsports.com/

2/19/2005 ... ATCA All-Comers Meet (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas):  

The Northside Lady Bears smashed a 26-team field with  a 112-74-58 victory over Bryant and Russellville while Lake Hamilton cruised to a win in the 28-team Boys meet by a score of 64-43-43 over Fayetteville and Conway.  Teondra Poole (Northside)  posted four 2005 Best Performances (55m,200m,55mh and LJ), two Arkansas All-Time Bests List marks (55m and 55mh) and one 2005 DyeStat Elite mark (LJ).  Crystal Kemp (Mansfield) showed the Class 3A colors with four Best Performances (55m, 200m, HJ and LJ), two All-Time Best Lists marks (55m and 55mh) and two DyeStat Elite marks (HJ and LJ). Evan Van Dolah (Mountain Home) posted three each Best Performances marks and All-Time Best List marks (55m, 55mh and TJ) while Casey Canada (Lake Hamilton) tallied three Best Performance marks (55mh, 400m and 4x4 relay) and one All-Time Best List mark (55mh). Eric Harris (Conway) just missed a DyeStat Elite mark in winning the 1600m while Sam James (Bentonville) was just .1 seconds off the 400m DyeStat mark. 

Once again the pole vaulters put on a show as Spencer McCorkle (Bryant) led seven boys over 13' with a superb 16' 0" vault which is good enough for a tie for 4th on the Arkansas All-Time Best List and a 2005 DyeStat Elite mark (5th best in US). Blake Zuber (Bryant) and Jeremy Willis (Lake Hamilton) each cleared 14' 6" for All-Time Best List marks. In the Girls PV, Stacey Yahn (Mena) and Stephanie Foreman (Lake Hamilton) each cleared 11' 6" and Jodie Mayes (Fayetteville) cleared 11' 0", all  2005 DyeStat Elite marks. Yahn and Foreman's marks qualify for 5th on the Arkansas All-Time Best List. 

DyeStat Elite marks are as follows:

GHJ: Jordan Twedt(LR Lutheran), 5' 4"

GPV: Stacey Yahn(Mena) and Stephanie Foreman(Lake Hamilton), 11' 6",  Jodie Mayes(Fayetteville), 11' 0"

GLJ:  Teondra Poole(FS Northside), 17' 9", Crystal Kemp(Mansfield), 17' 8.25"

B55m: Chris McAlpine(Lake Hamilton), 6.52

BHJ:   John Mooney (Lonoke), 6' 4"

BPV:  Spencer McCorkle(Bryant), 16' 0" Blake Zuber (Bryant) and Jeremy Willis(Lake Hamilton), 14' 6"

BSP:  Buke Mardanlou(Van Buren),  57' 5.5"

In all there were 223 marks for the 2005 Best Performance Lists (103 Girls/120 Boys), 51 for the All-Time Best Lists (29 Girls/22 Boys) and 13 DyeStat Elite marks (6 Girls/7 Boys).

*COACHES: We do not report marks to DyeStat but you may report the mark and use ArkansasTrackStats.com as the source.

*Next up are NCAA Division 1 indoor meets this weekend, including the SEC Meet in Fayetteville.  The SEC Meet gets underway 4:30 p.m. Friday with Pentathlon and Heptathlon events continuing on Saturday and Sunday with field events starting at 10am each day and running events at 2:10pm on Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday.

02/16/2005 ... Lots of results for former Arkansas high schoolers
...some of the top performances are as follows:

Wallace Spearmon(Arkansas/Fayetteville), Tyson Invitational, 2/11/05, M200m, 1st 20.44, NCAA auto

Antwon Hicks(Ole Miss/Hot Springs), Iowa State Classic, 2/12/05, M60mh, 1st 7.65, NCAA auto and nation's best

Chris Johnson(UA-Little Rock/El Dorado), Iowa State Classic, 2/12/05, M60m, 3rd 6.73, NCAA provisional

Marquita Aldridge(Ole Miss/West Memphis ), Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame, 2/5/05, WLJ, 3rd 6.09m/19' 11.75", .1m off NCAA provisional

Tiffany Gunn(Notre Dame/LR McClellan ), Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame, 2/5/05, W400m, 3rd 54.29, NCAA provisional

Others in action recently include:

1/14: Razorback Invitational ./.. all from University of Arkansas including Paige Farrell(Springdale), Cory Oldham(Bentonville),
Brent Rosson(Harrison), Mychael Stewart(Bentonville) and Stephanie Irwin(Mt. Ida) PLUS Jake Conley and Jordan Conley, both of Harding/Rogers... www.flashresults.com

1/22: Kansas State Triangular /... Brandon Hodges(Kansas/Hot Springs); Patrick McGowan(Kansas/Springdale) ...www.k-statesports.com

/1/22: Texas Tech Invitational /... Lauren Hagans(Baylor/LR Christian) and Jessi Barnes(Baylor/Bentonville) ... texastech.collegesports.com

/1/22/05: Saluki Booster Invitational at Southern Illinois ./... all from UA-Little Rock including Rebecca Gosnell(Russellville), Maggie
Cox (Highland), Chris Johnson(El Dorado) wins Men's 60m in 6.24, Peter Marston(Mt. Home), Sunnie Butcher(Hot Springs) and Ryan Garvin(Lake Hamilton) PLUS all from Arkansas State including Sarah Mardanlou(Van Buren), Matt Vining(Lake Hamilton), Brittney Leftwich(Greenwood), Isaiah Rucker(Camden Fairview), Hayley Hames(Rogers), Maricia Daniels(Monticello), Kazmere Hill(LR Parkview) and Candice James(Bryant)  ....siusalukis.collegesports.com

2/5/05: Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame ./..all from Ole Miss including Latoya McBride(Watson Chapel), Amber Bledsoe(Turrell), Brandi Plyler(Centerpoint), Allyson Robertson(Watson Chapel), Antisha Anderson(Pulaski Robinson) ... www.nd.edu

2/5/05: Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at Lincoln, NE/ ...Lauren Hagans(Baylor/LR Christian) and Brandon Hodges(Kansas/Hot Springs) ... www.huskers.com

2/12/05: Iowa State Classic /...all from Arkansas State including Isaiah Rucker(Camden Fairview ), Kazmere Hill(LR Parkview ),
Matt Vining(Lake Hamilton), Brittney Leftwich(Greenwood), Brandi Plyler(Centerpoint), Sarah Mardanlou(Van Buren), Maricia Daniels(Monticello ) and Candice James(Bryant) PLUS the Ole Miss crew including Camilia Pittman(LR Parkview ) PLUS Funmi Jimoh(Rice/Fayetteville) ... www.iastate.edu

2/12/05: Tyson Invitational /... Katya Kostetskaya (Texas State/Jonesboro) PLUS Lauren Hagans (Baylor/LR Christian) PLUS the
crew from the University of Arkansas ... www.flashresults.com

Scott Swearengin (Western State of Colorado/Rogers) auto qualifed for the NCAA D-2 running a leg on  the DMR at the University of Washington Invitational in Seattle on 1/30/05 and added a NCAA provisional time in the mile with a 4:13.90 clocking ... he also picked up another NCAA provisional time in the 5K at the Tyson Invitational with a 14:27.95 ...

Lots of local indoor track coming up at the Randal Tyson Track Center
in Fayetteville: 

2/19/05: ATCA Classic at Fayetteville
2/25-27/05: SEC Conference Championships at Fayetteville
3/4-5/05: Arkansas High School State Indoor
3/11-2/05: NCAA D-1 Championships

Contact the Razorback Ticket Center for SEC and NCAA tickets. Go to
ATCA website for more info on the ATCA and State meets.

Check out www.coachmcdonnell.com for lots of good info on the
Razorback track program and legendary Coach John McDonnell. Trivia ....
Where did Coach Mc run in college?

1/21-22/2005 .... 15th Pole Vault Summit (Reno, Nevada): The Arkansas Vault Club was well represented at the prestigious Pole Vault Summit with Bryant sophomore Spencer McCorkle winning Section 4 of the High School Boys event with a vault of 15"4 ". McCorkle's vault was good enough for tie for 5th among 291 competitors and ties him for 8th on the Arkansas All-Time Best List.  Staci Yahn (Mena freshman) was 10th in Section 2 of the Girls HS event with a nice vault of 10' 8" (15th on Arkansas All-Time Best List) while Jodie Mayes (Fayetteville) cleared 10" 6" in Section 1.  Olympic Gold Medalist Stacy Dragila won the Women's Elite event at 4.55m while Brad Walker won a star-studded Elite Men's field at 5.83m. Morry Sanders, ranked first on the Arkansas All-Time best List at 16' 8" set in 1988 while competing for Lake Hamilton, tied for 7th in Section 2 of the Men's Open event at 4.50m. For complete results go to www.polevaultsummit.com.

Razorback Invitational (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, AR): Wallace Spearman (Fayetteville/UA-Fayetteville) won the Men's 200m in a sparking 20.36 to gain an NCAA Indoor automatic qualifying time as Antwon Hicks (Hot Springs/Ole Miss) won the Men's 60m hurdles in 7.73 but did not improve on his prior NCAA auto time.  Marquita Aldridge  (West Memphis/Ole Miss) won the Women's Long Jump at 20' 5" but did not improve on her prior NCAA provisional mark. Aldridge also was 4th in the Women's 60m prelims at 7.64  and 5th in the finals. Other notable performances by former Arkansas high schoolers were: Michael Tinsley (Pulaski Robinson/Jackson State) took 2nd in the Men's 60m hurdles at 7.94 ad 4th in the Men's 200m at 21.56; Cory Oldham (Bentonville/UA-Arkansas), Brent Rosson (Harrison/UA-Arkansas) and Mychael Stewart (Bentonville/unattached) placed 1-2-3 in the Men's High Jump at 6' 10.75" and a tie at 6' 8.75"; Latoya McBride (Watson Chapel/Ole Miss) was 3rd in the Women's Pentathlon with 3,756 only 71 points behind the winner; Stephanie Irwin (Mt. Ida/UA-Fayetteville) was 4th in the Women's PV at 12' .5 as Brandi Plyler (Centerpoint/Ole Miss) took 6th in 11' 7.75"; Paige Farrell (Springdale/UA-Fayetteville) was 4th in the Women's 400m at 54.97; Amber Bledsoe (Turrell/Ole Miss) was 4th in the Women's Long Jump at 19' 7". Complete results are posted at www.FlashResults.com.

1/15/2002 ... Arkansas High School Invitational (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, AR): Teondra Poole (Ft. Smith Northside) posted a mark of 35' 7.5" to win the Girls Triple Jump.  Poole's mark was good enough for 9th on the Arkansas All-Time Best List.  Spencer McCorkle (Bryant) won the Boys Pole Vault with a solid 15' 0" mark while Jodi
Mayes (Fayetteville) won the Girls PV with a 10' 6" performance. Buke Mardanlou (Van Buren) heaved the shot 57' 4.5" to win the Boys while Poole also took 2nd in the Girls 60m hurdles at 9.18.   Aaron Batey (Van Buren) won the Boys Mile in 4:31.63.  Complete results are posted on www.FlashResults.com.

1/14/2005 ... Arkansas Invitational (Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, AR): Antwon Hicks (Hot Springs/Ole Miss) led former Arkansas high schoolers by posting an NCAA Indoor automatic qualifying time as he won the Men's 60m hurdles in 7.65.  Wallace Spearman (Fayetteville/UA-Fayetteville) posted a NCAA provisional time in winning his first collegiate 400m in 46.16, only .11 seconds off the NCAA auto standard. Marquita Aldridge (West Memphis/Ole Miss) won the Women's Long Jump with a leap of 20' 10.5" for a NCAA provisional mark and won the Women's 60m in 7.53.  Paige Farrell (Springdale/UA-Fayetteville) won the Women's 400m in 54.95 while Cory Oldham (Bentonville/UA-Fayetteville) won the Men's High Jump at 6' 6.5". Other former Arkansas high schoolers  competing included Eric Gross (Mt. Home/Arkansas), Jake Conley (Rogers/Harding). Jordan Conley (Rogers/Harding), Allyson Robertson (Watson Chapel/Ole Miss),  Latoya McBride (Watson Chapel/Ole Miss), Sydney Scarborough (Fayetteville/Arkansas), Whitney Anderson (Russellville/Arkansas), Antisha Anderson (Pulaski Robinson/Ole Miss), Erin Dalby (Rogers/Oklahoma State), Stephanie Irwin (Mt. Ida/Arkansas) and Brandi Plyler (Centerpoint/Ole Miss). Complete meet results are posted on www.FlashResults.com.

1/11/2005 ... Final Cross Country Best Performances now posted including all results reported including the State Meets, All-Star and FootLocker South.  Over 160 girls met the 24 minute standard while 109 boys clocked times less than 18 minutes. Click here for Girls and for Boys.

Mark your calendars for the two best university indoor track meets of the 2005 season to be held at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. The SEC Indoor Championships will be on February 25-27, 2005 and the NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships on March 11-12, 2005. Contact the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-4647 for tickets to these great meets.

Coaches Note: Neosho, MO is looking for track meets in Arkansas this spring. Contact us at arkansastrackstats@sbcglobal.net if you wish to contact Coach Lineberry and we will be glad to relay your message.

12/22/2004 .... University of Arkansas Track & Field Officials Meeting .... The UA Track Officials Association will have an educational meeting following the ATCA Track Coaches Clinic from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m on January 8, 2005 at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. The meeting is free and dinner will be provided. Rules of all field events will be discussed and each participant will have the opportunity to take the test to become a USATF official (the cost of this will be $15.00). For more
information email Mike Armstrong at michTarm@yahoo.com

The annual Arkansas Track Coaches Association meeting and clinic will be held on January 7-8, 2005 in Fayetteville. For more information visit the ATCA website at www.angelfire.com/ar/atca.

Mark your calendars for the two best university indoor track meets of the 2005 season to be held at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. The SEC Indoor Championships will be on February 25-27, 2005 and the NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships on March 11-12, 2005. Contact the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-4647 for tickets to these great meets.

Be sure to add to your address book our new email address:  ArkansasTrackStats@sbcglobal.net.

11/29/2004 .... Footlocker South Cross Country Meet (11/27/2004 at McAlphine Park, Charlotte, NC): Overcast and mid 40 temp set the scene for the 2004 Footlocker South Regional.  Top Arkansas finishers were:

Seeded Boys: Aaron Batey, Van Buren (16:33, 130th); Michael McCullough, Rogers (16:45, 146th)
Seeded Girls: Leigh Ann Moore, Jonesboro (19:09, 69th); Ashley Williams, Mount St. Mary's (19:16, 78th); Cassie Riddle, DeQueen (20:34, 131st)
Junior/Senior Girls: Laura Broederdorf, Mountain Home (20:01, 39th); Danielle Cummins, Rogers (21:13, 97th); Amanda Arnold, Rogers (21:13, 98th)
Freshman/Sophonore Girls: Ellen Heimbach, Rogers (21:10, 89th)
Freshman Boys: Taylor Surly, Rogers Elmwood (17:34, 37th)

For complete meet results, check out www.footlockercc.com.

Note: The Footlocker nationals will be run in San Diego on 12/11/04. The course record record was set in 1985 at a  swift 14:36 by now Springdale CC coach and former Razorback, Rueben Reina.

Also, former Rogers Mountie Scott Swearengin placed 16th at the NCAA Division 2 National Championship Meet in Evansville, Indiana earning All-American status. Scott posted a 32:41 for 10K as his team, Western State (Colorado), won the team championship.

11/13/2004 .... Arkansas/Oklahoma All-Star Meet (Veterans Park, Rogers, Arkansas): Oklahoma raced to a double win for the second straight year in the Annual Arkansas/Oklahoma All-Stars CC Meet with a  81-134 win in the Girls 4K race and a 78-135 win in the Boys 5K race.  The Sooner State harriers took the first three places in each race. The meet is scored with the first ten runners from each team and two blockers.
Ina Ables (Tulsa Union junior) took a narrow 15:34-15:39 win over fellow Sooner, Kristen Radcliff (Forgan soph). Freshman Emily Anderson (Carlisle) was the first girl across from the Natural State in 15:46 just ahead of  teammate Leigh Ann Moore (Jonesboro junior) at 15:39.
Oklahoma was paced by a pair sophomores, as Kevin Schwab (Mustang) ran away from the field to win in 15:39 with Kendall Robbins (Owasso) in 2nd at 15:58.  Schwab won the Chile Pepper Festival earlier this fall in Fayetteville.  Arkansas was led by Luis Flores (Rogers senior) running on his home course in 4th at 16:11 as Quincy Googe (Little Rock Fair) was 5th in 16:24.

Click here for complete meet results.

10/16/2004 .... Chile Pepper Festival Cross Country Meet ( Agri Park, Fayetteville , AR): The nationally-ranked #3 The Woodlands (TX) overpowered the field at the 16th Chile Pepper Festival Cross Country Meet (10/16/04)  in Fayetteville, Arkansas taking a 28-97-133 win over Potosi R-3 (MO) and Rogers in a 35 team meet.  Other top Arkansas finishers in the Senior Boys Invitational 5K were Fayetteville (7th), Russellville (8th) and Van Buren (10th).

On a beautiful fall day with ideal running conditions, the senior boys took good advantage with the Top 22 in the Senior Boys Invitational all under 16 minutes for 5K.  Kevin Schwab (Mustang, OK) cruised to the win in a speedy 14:44.8.  The Woodlands placed 1-2-5-9-11  in the team competition and had a first five spread of only 29 seconds. Potosi posted a spread of 53 seconds while Rogers finished with 1:23. The Top 10 Arkansas boys were:

6. Michael McCullough, Rogers,15:11.40
9. Aaron Batey, Van Buren, 15:19.6
13. Quincy Googe, LR Fair, 15:34.2
15. Ethan Blakley, Bryant, 15:35.3
16. Luis Flores, Rogers, 15:37.3
17. Raven Fuller, Conway, 15:38.5
19. Aaron Hamilton, Fayetteville, 15:43.0
24. John Lagunas, DeQueen, 15:50.6
33. Stefan Mueller, Rogers, 16:08.5
37, Erick Molina, Rogers, 16:13.9

In the Senior Girls Invitational 4K, Ruston (LA) won 38-72-83 over Bryant and Guthrie (OK) in a 24 team meet.  The individual race featured Emily Carpenter (Carlisle) racing Ashley Williams (Mount St. Mary's) virtually stride for stride the entire way as Carpenter won as both clocked identical times of  14:44.0. Ruston won the team race with places of 2-3-9-11-13-(31)-(54) and a first five spread of 52 seconds. Bryant achieved an excellent spread of only 30 seconds while Guthrie posted a solid 45 seconds. The Top 10 Arkansas girls were:

1. Emily Carpenter, Carlisle (AR), 14:44.0
2. Ashley Williams, Mount St. Mary's (AR), 14:44.0
9. Tia Young, Harrison (AR), 15:27.8
10. Leigh Ann Moore, Jonesboro (AR), 15:28.2
11. Nicole Darland, Bryant, 15:30.3
12. Hanna Bryant, Bentonville, 15:31.5
17. Laura Broderdorf, Mt. Home, 15:50.7
20. Brooke Higgs, Bryant, 15:53.3
21. Jessica Sowell, Bryant, 15:55.1
23. Mary Edwards, Bryant, 15:57.2

In other Chile Pepper races:

Senior Boys Open 5K: The Woodlands "B" won with a perfect score as the individual race was won by Daniel Gates of West Monroe (LA) in 15:59.1. Rogers "B" was the top placing Arkansas team with a 7th place finish. The Top 3 Arkansas boys were:

20. Chris Clark, LR Lutheran, 17:11.7
29. Jerrod Posey, Acorn, 17:30.9
31. Aaron Edwards, Berryville, 17:33.4

Senior Girls Open 4K: Bishop McGuinness (OK) won the team race 52-70-120 over Pulaski Academy and LR Lutheran. Kelsey Hatcher of Pulaski Academy took honors in 15:27.3 as teammate Abby Bloom was 2nd in 16:10.2. Amber Westbrook of Bryant was 10th in 17:16.3.

Junior Boys 5KRogers Elmwood won the team race in a 22 team meet by 72-173-183 over Bentonville Lincoln and Russellville.  Luke Allen of Harrison edged out Taylor Surly of Elmwood by 16:58.5 to 16:58.9 for top individual honors. Thomas Fancher of Russellville was 3rd in 17:12.2.

Junior Girls 4K: Rogers (AR) Elmwood won the 25 team race by 68-128-179 over Bryant and Trinity. Erika Setzler of Conway White took honors with a 15:39.4 clocking. Katie Dalton of Bentonville Washington was 2nd in 15:44.1 and Courtney Efiurd of Elmwood was 3rd in 15:50.2.

The six races  featured 1540 finishers.

For complete meet results go to www.chilepepperfestival.org.

10/14/2004 .... Click here for the current Coaches Poll

10/02/2004 .... Click here for complete results from Rogers Elementary CC Meet

10/09/2004 .... Lake Hamilton CC Invitational (Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs): Leigh Ann Moore (Jonesboro) raced to a 24 second victory over Ashley Williams (Mount St. Mary's) posting a 19:40 clocking for 5K.  Janie Blackmon (Russellville) was 3rd with the only other time under 21 minutes with a 20:28.  Meanwhile, Jessica Sowell led Bryant with a 5th place finish as the Lady Hornets won by 40-64 over Mount St. Mary's in a 14 team meet.  The Senior Boys race was just that ... a race to the finish ... as Rex Hamel (DeQueen) won by 17:01-17:02-17:03-17:04 over Raven Fuller (Conway), Ethan Blakely (Bryant) and John Lagunas (DeQueen).  Grant Marshall led Russellville with a 7th place finish as the Cyclones took 7th-10th to win by 49-88-90 over Lake Hamilton and Bryant in a 25 team meet.  Erika Setzler (Conway White) won the Junior Girls in 13:13 for 3200m as Bryant won the team championship in an 18 team meet.  DeSean Samuels (Hot Springs) edged Tommy Weidler (Mt. Home) by 12:22-12:24 in the Junior Boys for 3200m as Bryant slipped by Russellville 52-63 in a 16 team meet.  Over 700 runners finished the four races!!! Click here for complete meet results. Jr Girls  Jr Boys  Sr Girls  Sr Boys

10/07/2004 ... Pointer CC Classic (Van Buren):  Rogers Boys easily won the Senior Boys 5050m race by 35-60 over Fayetteville in a five team meet. Aaron Batey (Van Buren) took individual honors as Michael McCullough was the first of five Mounties in the Top 14.  No times were available for this race.  Hannah Bryant (Bentonville)  raced to an easy win in 20:52 for 5050m on the muddy course and led the Lady Tigers to a convincing 23-85-85 win over Rogers and Springdale in a five team meet.  Sherrie Seratt (Van Buren) was 2nd in 21:45 to lead a pack of six runners all under 22:02.  Rogers Elmwood won both Junior 3300m races over Bentonville Lincoln as the Raiders won the boys meet 26-74 in a five team meet and the Lady Raiders won 42-57 in a five team meet.  Taylor Shurly (Elmwood) narrowly won over Mikey Hammond (Bentonville Washington) by 12:08-12:10 as Katie Dalton (Washington) won the girls race in 13:01.  Over 580 runners finished the four races!!! Click here for complete meet results.

10/03/2004... Best Performances for meets reported through 10/2 now posted.... click here for Girls and Boys .

10/02/2004 .... Cowboy Jamboree (Stillwater, OK) : Rogers Boys finished in a tie for 3rd at the always tough Cowboy Jamboreee on the campus of Oklahoma State University.  Emporia, KS (97) won over Jenks,OK (129), Blue Valley, KS and Rogers (142) and Edmond (OK) Memorial (145).  Michael McCullough led the Mounties with a 15th place finish over the very hilly 5K course at 16:39 with Luis Flores (19th) at 16:45 and Aaron Jefferson (27th) at 16:59.  Rogers Girls were 15th in the Class 5A 2 mile race that was won by regional power Woodlands, TX. Amanda Arnold (45th) led the Lady Mounties at 12:37.

10/02/2004 ... Holiday Island Classic Girls and Boys (Eureka Springs): Berryville won the Boys meet 25-36 over Springdale in a four team meet. Tyler Beaver (Springdale) won the race in 16:32 as Jorge Mojica (Berryville) was 2nd at 16:59. Springdale Girls won 16-74 over Berryville as Dawn L'Heureux led the Lady Bulldogs with the win at 20:19 for 5K. Jessica Cox and Kayla Milner took 2nd and 3rd for Springdale with both clocked at 20:48. Rogers Elmwood won both the Junior Girls and Junior Boys meets as Rogers Oakdale took 2nd in the Boys meet and Bentonville Washington was runner-up in the Girls.

10/02/2004 ... Cyclone Invitational (Old Post Road Park, Russellville, AR): Quincy Googe (LR Fair) outlegged Raven Fuller (Conway) to win the Cyclone Invitational in 16:49 to 16:51 as Nathan Peters (Russellville, 17:14) in 4th led his team to a 46-51-87 win over Van Buren and Lake Hamilton in a 14 team meet. Josh Bruno (Heber Springs) tool 3rd at 17:03.  Emily Carpenter (Carlisle) took home another win  in the Girls 5K at 19:24 while Mount St. Mary's took the team title 91-102-106 over Pulaski Academy and Harrison in a nine team meet.  MSM was led by Ashley Williams in 4th at 20:41 while Van Buren's Sherrie Seratt was 3rd at 20:41. Erika Setzler (Conway White) took the Junior Girls 2 mile in 12:53 as Bryant won the team meet 57-97 over Batesville in an 18 team meet.  Austin Mitchell (Batesville) won the Junior Boys 2 mile in 11:28 as Van Buren won 48-79-83 over Russellville and Bryant in a 13 team meet. Total finishers for all four races were 600!!!

9/29/2004 .... Coaches Poll now posted.... click here to see who the coaches consider the leading teams.

9/26/2004 .... Best Performances for meets reported through 9/26 now posted.... click here for Girls and Boys ..... Based on times reported Bentonville Girls have emerged as the team to beat in Class 5A with Bryant, Mount St. Mary's, Fayetteville and Rogers battling to stay close ... Rogers Boys have seven of Top 30 times with Fayetteville and Russellville in the hunt ....

9/25/2004 .... Josh Park Memorial (Heber Springs): Heber Springs Girls won the Class 123A meet by 28-32-60 over Greers Ferry Westside and Batesville Southside as Emily Carpenter (Carlisle) won in 19:29.  Mount St. Mary's won the Class 45A meet 16-74-75 over Vilonia and Searcy as Ashley Williams (Mount St. Mary's) won in 19:48. Heber Springs boys took the first six places in the Class 123A meet to win by 15-63-72 over Greers Ferry Westside and Subiaco Academy as Josh Bruno (Heber Springs) took the indivdual title in 17:37.  Bolton (Memphis) won the Class 45A meet 25-33 over Russellville in a five team meet as Nathan Peters (Russellville) was the first Arkansas runner across the finish line to take 3rd in 17:41. Brittany Barnes (Russellville) won the Junior Girls race in 14:08 as Batesville easily won the team meet. Austin Mitchell (Batesville) won the Junior Boys race in 12:09 as Russellville raced to the team win. NOTE that the senior races were for 4800 meters (not 5K) and the junior races were 3300 meters.  Click here for complete meet results.

9/25/2004 ... Tahlequah (OK): Rogers Boys won the Senior Boys meet by 18-60 over Sequoyah, OK in a four team meet.  Michael McCullough led the Moutnies with the win in 16:47 over the twisty course as teammates Luis Flores (16:54), Aaron Jefferson and Eric Molina took 2nd thru 4th.  Rogers put their Top 5 within 45 seconds and all seven in the Top 17.  Jay, OK won the senior girls meet by 49-63 over Rogers in a four team meet as the Lady Mounties were short two of their Top 5.  Rachel Conley (Rogers) placed 3rd with a breakthrough race scurrying over the two mile course in 12:35.

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9/25/2004 .... Panther Invitational (Siloam Springs):  Hanna Bryant (20:27) led the Bentonville Lady Tigers to five of the first six places for a 19-58-92 win over Springdale and Berryville in a six team meet.  Aaron Batey (Van Buren) won narrowly over Sam James (Bentonville) in 17:22 to 17:29 as Van Buren put four in the Top 6 for a 25-66-68 win over Springdale and Bentonville in an eight team meet.  Katie Dalton (Bentonville Washington) won the Junior Girls 2 Mile in 13:13 as Bentonville Lincoln won the eleven team meet. Aaron Edwards (Berryville) nipped Daniel Walters (Ramay) 11:54 to 11:57 in the Junior Boys 2 Miles as Van Buren won the eleven team meet. Click here for complete meet results.

9/25/2004 ... UALR Open (Rebsamen Park Golf Course, Little Rock): Bryant Girls won 24-72-106 over Pulaski Academy and Cabot in a seven team meet.  Kelsey Hatcher (Pulaski Academy) pulled away after the midway point to take the individual crown in 20:20 to 20:44 over Bryant's Brooke Higgs. Bryant's Jessica Sowell and Chelsea Mansfield finished under 22:00 for 3rd and 4th.  Bryant Boys won 24-72-88 over Little Rock Catholic and Hot Springs Lakeside in a 14 team meet. Ethan Blakely (Bryant) won in 16:51 after Little Rock Fair's Quincy Googs was disqualified for missing a turn.  Erika Setzler (Conway White) won the Junior Girls 2 mile race in 13:09 over Ashlee McDonald of Hot Springs (13:12) as Bryant easily won the team race.  Dennis Fuller (Lake Hamilton) won the Junior Boys 2 mile in 11:41 nipping Bryant's Joey Fuoco (11:43) as Bryant took team honors. Go to www.ualr.edu for complete meet results.

9/18/2004 ... Bryant Invitational: Bryant Girls overwhelmed the competition by 17-120-124 over Russellville and Cabot in a twelve team meet.  The Lady Hornets took 1-2-3 with Brooke Higgs, Jessica Sowell and Chelsea Mansfield clocking 20:48-21:14-21:16. Bryant also took the Boys race by 49-71-104 over Russellville and Hot Springs Lakeside in a twelve team meet.  Quincy Googs (Little Rock Fair) won the individual race in 16:34 over Bryant's Ethan Blakely (16:36). Cammi Collier (Mena) won the Junior Girls 2 mile in 13:12 as Bryant easily won the team race. Thomas Fancher (Russellville) won the Junior Boys 2 mile in 11:31 to lead Russellville to a close 28-32 win over Bryant in an eleven team meet. Click here for complete meet results.

9/18/2004 ..... Orange Crush VI (Hendrix College, Conway): Ashley Williams (Mount St. Mary's senior) had little trouble this week in putting away upstart Emily Carpenter (Carlisle freshman) as she posted an 18:47 clocking for 5K on a hot day at the Orange Crush. Williams ran controlled and was in about 30th at the 300m mark before moving into the lead through the pine forest.  Carpenter ran a terrific 19:20 and was followed in 3rd by Leigh Ann Moore (Jonesboro) at 20:02.  Moore out kicked Michele Pitoniak of Memphis Houston over the last 150m to sneak in a half step ahead. However, Pitoniak was one of five Houston runners in the Top 9 as they easily won the meet by 27-75 over Mount St. Mary's in a 17 team meet. Raven Fuller (Conway) won the Boys race in 16:24 with Rex Hamel (DeQueen) in 2nd at 16:30 and Josh Parkey (Jonesboro) in 3rd at  16:56.  Heber Springs won the Boys race by 56-105-112 over DeQueen and Jonesboro in a 13 team meet.  Vilonia won the Junior Boys in a four team meet as Coby Sanderson (Heber Springs JH) won the 2 mile race in 11:56. Danika Sutherland (Hot Springs JH) won the Junior Girls 2 mile in 12:37 as Batesville won the 13 team meet.  Click here for junior and senior high meet results. Southern Arkansas University won the university men's meet and the University of Central Arkansas won the women's meet. Go to www.runorangecrush.com for complete results.

9/18/2004 .... Southern Stampede (Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO): Hanna Bryant (Bentonville) led Arkansas girls to the finish at 13th in this prestigious meet featuring teams from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  Bryant's 19:55 clocking for 5K led the Lady Tigers who averaged 20:31.  Fayetteville finished 16th out of 21 and Springdale placed 17th.  The Lady Bulldogs averaged 22:17 and the Lady Red Dogs came in at an average of 22:54.  In Boys action, Alex Bearden (Lake Hamilton) took 7th overall in 16:17 in a race won by Josh Erhard (Lee's Summit, MO) in a swift 15:38.  Aaron Hamilton (Fayetteville) was 12th in 16:40 and Willy Pickhardt (Fayetteville) took 17th in 16:57.  The Bulldogs finished 3rd overall in team competition behind Eureka, MO and Olathe South, KS. Go to www.mssu.edu for complete meet results.

9/14/2004 ... Monette Invitational ( Monette, MO): Rogers won its second meet in five days as both the Mounties and Lady Mounties won on a hot day on a hilly course in southern Missouri.  The Boys won 26-64-68 over Springfield Parkview and Webb City while the Girls snuck past Monette again by 46-55.  Michael McCullough took honors in the boys 5K with a  nice clocking of 16:33 with soph Eric Molina and senior Aaron Jefferson taking 5th and 7th in 17:23 and 17:34.  The Mounties placed five in the Top 9 and all seven in the Top 18. Rachel Conley took a giant step with a 4th place finish to lead the Lady Mounties in 21:31 for 5K. Danielle Cummins was 5th in 21:32 and Amanda Arnold placed 12th in 22:15.  The Boys JV took ten of the Top 14 places in the JV race with Christian Torres and Jose Portillo placing 1-2.

9/11/2004 ... People's Bank Cross Country (Watts, OK):  Siloam Springs Boys placed 2nd as Tahlequah Sequoyah 15-57 in a six team meet.  Mountainburg and Eureka Springs also competed. Wes Prado (Eureka Springs) led Arkansas runners with a 6th place finish at 19:12 for 5K followed by Scott Iiams (Siloam Springs) in 7th at 19:18.  Siloam averaged 19:55 (1:13 spread) as Tahlequah averaged 18:18 (1:00 spread). Tahlequah overwhelmed the Girls race as Siloam Springs took 5th.  Tracy Brown (Decatur) led Arkansas runners at 13th just nipping Niki Andrews (Siloam Springs).  Eureka Springs, Elkins and Siloam Springs finished 3rd-5th in the Junior Girls 1.5 mile race as Vinita, OK won easily.   In Junior Boys action, Siloam Springs, Elkins and Eureka Springs finished 2nd-4th as Tahlequah posted the team win. Nick Stowers (Elkins) was the first Arkansas junior boy across at 3rd in 9:32 for 1.5 miles with Wesley Packard (Siloam Springs) next in 5th.  Click here for complete meet results.

Zero Mountain Cross Country Meet (Ft. Smith):  Jenks (OK) swept all four races by impressive margins at the 10th Annual Zero Mountain MeetAaron Batey (Van Buren) led Arkansas finishers in the Boys Varsity 5K racing to 3rd in 16:45 with a nearly one minute spread over the next Arkansas runner. Jenks placed five in the Top 8 to win 22-58-92 over Van Buren and Russellville in a seven team meet.  Janie Blackmon (Russellville) finished 3rd in the Girls Varsity 5K at 20:55 with Sheree Seratt (Van Buren) close behind at 21:06 in 4th. Jenks put five in the Top 10 and easily won by 27-81-82-84 over Ft. Smith Southside, Van Buren and Russellville in a  four team meet. In the JV/JH meet, Jenks won an eight team meet in the Boys 5K by 15-76-115 over Van Buren and Russellville as Kevin Wald (Greenwood) led Arkansas runners in 7th at 19:31.  Brittany Barnes (Russellville) paced Arkansas runners in the Girls JV/JH meet with a 2nd place finish at 22:06 as Jenks won the eight team meet by 24-50-114 over Trinity and Russellville.  The meet saw 18 teams and 358 runners compete. Click here for complete meet results.

Berryville CC InvitationalBentonville Boys took the win 37-47-57 over Springdale and Berryville in a six team meet as the Lady Tigers won easily 25-55 over Harrison in a four team meet.  Sam James (Bentonville) took the win in 16:24 with Tyler Beaver (Springdale) in 2nd at 16:48.  Harrison's Lady Goblins took 1-2  with Kim Peek winning in 19:34 and Tia Young was 2nd at 19:42.  Laura Broderdorf (Mt. Home) was 3rd in 19:54 as Bentonville took 3rd-8th behind Hanna Bryant's 20:08 clocking. The Top12 girls were under 22 minutes. Bentonville Lincoln won the Junior Girls meet by 72-85 over Fayetteville Woodland in a nine team meet as Katie Dalton (Bentonville Washington) won in 12:32 for 2 miles.  Lincoln won the Junior Boys 2 mile easily by 59-98 over Fayetteville Ramay in an eleven team meet as Daniel Walters (Ramay) won at 11:13.

OBU Bob Gravett Invitational (Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR): Bryant captured three of four races and was runner-up in the fourth with the Lady Hornets taking a 42-54 win over Mount St. Mary's in a 14 team meet.  Ashley Williams, Mount St. Mary's, won in 18:48 for 5K with Emily Carpenter (Carlisle) in hot pursuit at 18:56.  Brooke Higgs (Bryant) took 3rd at 20:22. Bryant and MSM each averaged 21:22 for their Top 5 but Bryant won the spread with 2:08 vs. 3:56. Christian Brothers (Memphis) took the senior boys race 50-76-84 over Bryant and Lake Hamilton in a 20 team meet. Alex Bearden (lake Hamilton) won a close race over Adam Blakley (Bryant) in 16:03-16:07 with Rex Hamel (DeQueen) in 3rd with 16:28. Bryant averaged 17:39 (2:53 spread) while Lake Hamilton averaged 17:46 (3:06 spread).  Hunter Dunn (Lake Hamilton) won the junior boys 2 mile in 10:58 as Bryant won the team race 31-65 over Lake Hamilton by placing five in the Top 11.  Abby Bloom (Pulaski Academy) won the junior girls 2 mile in 12:42 with Bryant winning 38-91-94 over Pulaski Academy and Conway White. The University of Central Arkansas won both the university women's and mens' races. Thanks to OBU Athletics for meet results. 

Click here for complete junior/senior high results.

9/04/2004 .... SAU Invitational (Magnolia, AR): Alex Bearden, Lake Hamilton (5A) junior, laid back the first half of the race and let DeQueen's (3A) Rex Hamel push the early lead in what turned out to be a two person race.  Bearden took control in the middle and stretched out a nice lead in the back pasture through the pine trees before finishing strong in 15:39 for 4,786m (about 16:21 for 5K).  Hamel ran well with a 16:07 clocking while teammate John Lagunas was 3rd in 16:33.  Lake Hamilton put six in the Top 10 for an impressive season opening win over Magnolia (4A)/DeQueen (tie) and Monticello (4A) by 23-68-68-93 and three other teams.

Cassie Riddle of DeQueen (3A) won a close race over Tracy Tate of Arkadelphia (4A) and Violeta Cararillo of DeQueen before pulling away to finish in 21:32 for the 4,786m course (about 22:30 for 5K).  Tate was about 80m back at 21:46 while Cararillo was just behind in 21:49. DeQueen easily won the Girls meet  in 26-56 over Pine Bluff (5A) and three other teams.

In junior high action over the 1,944m (about 1.21 miles) course, Hunter Dunn of Lake Hamilton won the Boys by 41 seconds in 6:22 (about 5:14 per mile) while Chelsea Weaver of Monticello won a close race in 7:41(about 6:19 per mile).  Lake Hamilton won he four team meet with 22 points while Monticello snuck by Arkadelphia by 30-42 in the four team meet.

Click here for complete meet results. Thanks to SAU for meet results.

8/28/2004 ..... Lake Atalanta Eliminator Races (Rogers):  Seniors Mike McCullough and Stefan Mueller of Rogers dueled to a 1-2 finish in the 20th annual version of this challenging 5K road race run as part of the Rogers Downtown Frisco Festival that traditonally kicks off the season for the Mounties.  An early morning rain led to muddy conditions around the lake but McCullough and Mueller were out in front early and raced nearly stride for stride the final 900m as McCullough edged ahead in the last 5m to take a 17:49.98 to 17:50.19 victory.  The Mounties took seven of the Top 10 spots in the Men's 5K. Courtney Efurd, Rogers Elmwood Junior High, finished 4th overall in the Women's 5K at 22:39.93 while Danielle Cummins led the banged up and injured Lady Mounties coming in at 9th in 23:48.01.   Dani Daniels and Mollie Reiley of Rogers Oakdale Junior High took 1-2 in the Girls 2.5K race while Trey Henry set a new meet and course record in the Boys 2.5K with a 10:31.57 timing. The elementary 1K race winners were:  Girls K-2nd: Kelsey Brown, Bonnie Grimes, 3:50.50; Boys K-2nd: Jose Echeverria, Bonnie Grimes, 3:45.63; Girls 3rd-5th: Sydney Walsh, Bonnie Grimes, 3:09.37; Boys 3rd-5th: Logan Foster, Northside, 3:02.71.  Escheverria, Walsh and Foster each set new meet and course records.