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story.lead_photo.caption TIMES file photograph by Annette Beard Lance Nunley was one of the three top men's pole vaulters in the 4A-1 District meet in Pea Ridge in May 2019. They are, fom left, Nunley with a third place clearing 11'6"; Zach Woods in second place clearing 13'6"; and Trace South, Farmington, clearing 14'.


Lance Nunley

• SCHOOL Pea Ridge High School

• PARENTS Renee and James Nunley

• SIBLINGS Katie Estes


• FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY Going to clinicals to get my CNA license

• PLANS AFTER GRADUATION I plan on joining the National Guard and going to college to get my nursing degree.


• FAVORITE MOVIE All Star Wars movies

• FAVORITE FOOD deer steak

• TWITTER HANDLE Don't have one.

• ROLE MODEL Both of my grandmas

• INFLUENTIAL COACH Coach Poteete, he's always doing things for me and he respects me more than if I was just another athlete. Coach Neal, he's always trying to impact my day in any way he can. He tries to make the day easier, and he's always showing love.

• FAVORITE SUBJECT AND TEACHER Anatomy/physiology with coach Smith.

• WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS Hopefully in 10 years I'll be a year or two out of graduate school for physical therapy. I'll still be in the National Guard, and I'll have a family of my own.

• IN YOUR WORDS, HOW HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED YOU Covid-19 has really just affected my social and athletic life. It's kinda thrown me out of my set schedule. It feels like summer started but I just have a few things to do school wise a day.

• WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST FROM THIS SEASON Mainly just the camaraderie with my buddies and my coach, but also the competition.

In Their Words focused on northwest Arkansas senior athletes who participate in spring sports, which have been affected by the covid-19 outbreak. This feature allowed seniors to say, in their own words, how the pandemic affected them in their final year of high school sports.

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