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SPRINGDALE -- The junior Blackhawks were doing well in the Springdale Junior High Invitational among the big schools before inclement weather shorted the competition.

Less than half the events were in the books before the meet ended. The 'Hawks, however, had time to capture first in three events, while taking a second and two thirds in others.

The first champion was in the pole vault where Lauren Wright soared 8'0" to win the girls' division. The freshman athlete competed in the high school indoor state meet last month where she claimed a silver medal.

Ninth-grader Patrick Elliot raced to a first place in the 100-meter, running a sparkling time of 11.54. The other first place was in the girls 4x800-meter relay, the only non-6A school to place. The team of Liz Vasquez, Wright, Madison Smith and Dallice White ran the eight-lap relay in 11:25.2.

Others placers in the girls events were: Smith, fourth in long jump (13'6") and sixth in the triple jump (29'8"); Mikayla Humphrey, fifth in the long jump (13'5") and sixth in the triple jump (29'8"), and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (20.07); and White, sixth in the shot put (29'11").

Other scorers in the boys division: Caleb Neil, second in the pole vault (10'6"); Drake Wolfenden, third in the pole vault (10'0"); Elliot, third in the long jump (17'4"); and Jared Brown, sixth in the high jump (5'0"), and seventh in the 110-meter hurdles (19.94).

Sports on 03/13/2019

Print Headline: Jr. 'Hawks compete well in weather-shortened meet

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