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GREEN FOREST -- The Pea Ridge seventh-grade boys and girls track team won six individual events in their first competition of the season as they competed in the Green Forest Invitational last week.

Colton Neal was the 'Hawks' best athlete as he captured half of the first place awards, winning the 200-meter (28.6), the 300-meter hurdles (52.0) and the long jump (16'1"). He also took second in the 100-meter (12.47) to score a meet high 38 points.

Troy Ferguson took the other boys' first place, winning the 800-meter in 2:52.4. Ferguson also took third in the 1,600-meter (6:19.05).

A pair of Lady 'Hawks took firsts beginning with Gracie McGarrah who won the shot put with a 24'4" heave with Rylee Raines taking the other first with a fine 3:01.81 clocking in the 800-meter. McGarrah added points with her second in the discus (48'7"), with Raines adding a third in the long jump (11-2).

The boys took second in the meet, won by 6A school Mountain Home. The Bombers scored 234 with Pea Ridge taking second with 116, followed by Green Forest with 114, Decatur 61, Gentry 46, Bergman and Flippen, both 0. Mountain Home also took the girls' title with 225, with Decatur having 108, Green Forest 93, Pea Ridge 71, Gentry 53, Bergman and Flippen, both 0.

Other scorers in the boys' meet were: Rolando Hernandez, fifth in the 100-meter (14.55), fourth in the long jump (14'0"), third in the triple jump (28'3"), and second in the shot put (29'2"); Aden Williams, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (22.43), fifth in the high jump (3'10"); Hayden Gann, fifth in the long jump (13'10"), and seventh in the high jump (3'10"); Owen Harris, third in the 300-meter hurdles (1:00.7) and fourth in the 400-meter (1:09.25); Trevor Sexton, third in the 110-meter hurdles (21.67); Max Scholtes, sixth in the discus (68'8"); and Landen White, sixth in the shot put (24'8").

Other girl scorers include: Chloe Ward, fifth in the 200-meter (35.52) and fourth in the high jump (3'6"); Maddison Vincent, second in the 400-meter (1:19.2); Kiley Cruise, fourth in the 400-meter (1:26.7); Katie Jones, fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (22.86); and Natalie Graham, fifth in the shot put (21'5").

Sports on 03/13/2019

Print Headline: Blackhawk seventh-grade tracksters win six events

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