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Van Buren hasn't been able to host a meet since 2015 because of its track's condition, but that has all changed this year.

The school's track facility has a new surface and has been renovated, and the sport returns in a big way over the next few weeks. Van Buren brings back the Pointer Relays on Friday, then it will be the host for the 6A-West Conference meet on April 25.

Northwest Arkansas’ Best Track Performances

BOYS

100

Tyheem Procise FS Northside 10.94

Drake Stanton Fayetteville 11.05

Ricardo Savoy FS Southside 11.10

Christian Morrow Van Buren 11.14

J.P. Rutherford Providence 11.16

Colby Ried Bentonville 11.17

Connor Escajeda Pea Ridge 11.20

Cole Joyce Bentonville 11.23

200

Isaiah Sategna Fayetteville 22.27

Tyheem Procise FS Northside 22.54

J.P. Rutherford Providence 22.72

Christian Morrow Van Buren 22.75

Colby Ried Bentonville 22.83

Drake Stanton Fayetteville 22.87

Max Vickery Greenwood 22.93

Cole Joyce Bentonville 22.99

400

Jadon Bartholomew Har-Ber 50.45

Connor Escajeda Pea Ridge 50.48

Devin Dougherty Bentonville 51.41

Garrett Chrisman Rogers 51.77

Wayne Narcisso Fayetteville 51.78

Sam Cobbs Heritage 51.90

Julius Byrd Paris 52.20

Gavin Cantrell Harrison 52.25

800

Camren Fischer Fayetteville 1:57.41

Carter Quandt Bentonville 1:59.53

Ethan Carney Har-Ber 1:59.93

Colin Conway Bentonville 2:00.28

Jadon Pruitt Rogers 2:00.29

Garrett Clifford Bentonville 2:00.45

Jadon Bartholomew Har-Ber 2:01.02

Coleman Wilson Bentonville 2:01.15

1,600

Coleman Wilson Bentonville 4:22.52

Daniel Graham Bentonville 4:31.02

Dawson Mayberry Bentonville 4:31.38

Reuben Reina Har-Ber 4:31.50

Dylan Mayberry Bentonville 4:33.77

Jack Williams Fayetteville 4:33.78

Bryant Pelkey Har-Ber 4:34.18

Braden Sell Rogers 4:34.41

3,200

Camren Fischer Fayetteville 9:13.22

Reuben Reina Har-Ber 9:28.34

Jack Williams Fayetteville 9:29.61

Lukas Pabst Bentonville 9:32.84

Dylan Mayberry Bentonville 9:41.58

Coleman Wilson Bentonville 9:45.44

Daniel Graham Bentonville 9:54.90

Jack Kees Har-Ber 10:03.07

110 Hurdles

Isaiah Sategna Fayetteville 14.63

AJ Moss Bentonville 15.02

Solomon Evans Fayetteville 15.26

Raytel Rone FS Northside 15.51

Sebastian Frazier Springdale 15.83

Caedmon Johnson Alma 15.94

Cole Altes FS Southside 16.04

Clay Workman Rogers 16.04

300 Hurdles

Isaiah Sategna Fayetteville 38.32

DuVuiry Robinson Rogers 40.19

Sebastian Frazier Springdale 40.59

Daniel Lestina B’ville West 40.88

AJ Moss Bentonville 41.22

Solomon Evans Fayetteville 41.59

Daniel Lestina, B’ville West 42.43

Cole Altes FS Southside 42.53

4x100 Relay

Fayetteville 42.77

(Conner Flannigan, Drake Stanton, Byron Marks, Isaiah Sategna)

FS Southside 43.08

Bentonville 43.41

Van Buren 43.81

Bentonville West 43.96

FS Northside 44.07

Rogers 44.24

Rogers Heritage 44.44

4x400 Relay

Springdale Har-Ber 3:23.55

(Alec Kriesel, Jaime Calderon, Jadon Bartholomew, Ethan Carney)

Fayetteville 3:25.62

Bentonville West 3:28.51

Rogers 3:29.43

Bentonville 3:31:09

Pea Ridge 3:33.69

Rogers Heritage 3:36.84

FS Southside 3.37.65

4x800 Relay

Springdale Har-Ber 8:13.79

(Jack Kees, Reuben Reina, Jadon Bartholomew, Ethan Carney)

Bentonville 8:14.67

Fayetteville 8:24.84

Rogers 8:28.62

Pea Ridge 8:42.18

FS Southside 8:50.21

Rogers Heritage 8:50.10

Bentonville West 9:01.93

Discus

Bryant Parlin Bentonville 167-5

Aidan Patton Gravette 148-6

Luke Lane Western Grove 143-0

Kerlose Ruzek, Gentry 141-11

Garrett Standifird Van Buren 139-11

Jack Gilbreath Rogers 137-6

Trinton Davis B’ville West 133-9

Noah Vining Har-Ber 132-10

High Jump

Paxton Barnett Elkins 6-5

Vincent Mason Springdale 6-4

Sam Hurley Fayetteville 6-4

Chase Gibson Magazine 6-3

Isaiah Sategna Fayetteville 6-2

Keystan Durning Ozark 6-2

Solomon Evans Fayetteville 6-2

Blake Wilkinson Gentry 6-1

Long Jump

Isaiah Sategna Fayetteville 23-3

Vincent Mason Springdale 22-5

Clay Workman Rogers 21-4

Greg Washington FS Northside 21-1.5

Link Lindsey Fayetteville 21-1.5

Micah Seawood Har-Ber 21-0.75

Cole Hastings Fayetteville 21-0.25

Bryson Bailey Waldron 21-0

Evan Schlinker Booneville 20-11.5

Pole vault

Ryan Roark Fayetteville 15-0

Sean Gouvion B’ville West 14-6

Ty Graser Heritage 14-3

Christian Schaefer Greenwood 13-6

Trace South Farmington 13-0

Stan Storkov Rogers 13-0

Zach Woods Pea Ridge 13-0

Sam Hurley Fayetteville 13-0

Shot Put

Bryant Parlin Bentonville 63-9.75

Aidan Patton Gravette 52-11

Keondre Westbrook Siloam Springs 51-7

Michael Powell Clarksville 50-8

Garrett Standifird Van Buren 50-1.5

Hayden Vanderpool Harrison 48-5.75

Easton Mongold Van Buren 47-1.5

Kerlose Ruzek Gentry 46-3.75

Triple Jump

Cole Garza Har-Ber 43-2

Vincent Mason Springdale 43-1.5

Zac Jarnagan Gentry 42-11

Sebastian Frazier Springdale 42-8

Greg Washington FS Northside 42-7

Tony Mayo Farmington 42-5.5

Chas Nimrod Bentonville 42-4

Ryan Bowen Fayetteville 42-2.5

GIRLS

100

Grace Posey B’ville West 12.50

Callie Pixley Van Buren 12.89

Isabelle Engledow Bentonville 12.94

Tamia Knauls FS Northside 12.95

Ashtan Swanson Paris 12.97

Blakelee Winn Pea Ridge 12.99

Tayonna Wilson Heritage 12.99

Ashlyn Hall Fayetteville 13.00

200

Kessiah Bemis Fayetteville 26.39

Blakelee Winn Pea Ridge 26.57

Ashlyn Hall Fayetteville 26.85

Isabelle Engledow Bentonville 27.03

Tayonna Wilson Heritage 27.14

Alyssa Baker Bentonville 27.26

Sydney Suggs Bentonville 27.30

Ashtan Swanson Paris 27.30

400

Alexa Wright Rogers 59.62

Sydney Suggs Bentonville 1:01.13

Lauren Hill Fayetteville 1:01.34

Danna Sanchez Springdale 1:01.73

Chloe McGooden Siloam Springs 1:01.74

Emily Robinson Bentonville 1:01.77

Savannah Carrigan Providence 1:01.94

Kaitlyn Craft Heritage 1:01.94

800

Lainey Quandt Bentonville 2:15.69

Emily Robinson Bentonville 2:16.41

Anna Jeffcoat Rogers 2:22.13

Tori Willis Bentonville 2:24.72

Grace Litzinger Fayetteville 2:26.22

Lauren Hill Fayetteville 2:29.37

Danna Sanchez Springdale 2:29.42

Aubrey Campos Greenland 2:29.59

1,600

Lainey Quandt Bentonville 4:59.95

Anna Jeffcoat Rogers 5:08.16

Hailey Day Rogers 5:10.21

Ali Nachtigal Rogers 5:10.62

Emily Robinson Bentonville 5:13.38

Tori Willis Bentonville 5:17.07

Grace Litzinger Fayetteville 5:24.49

Elizabeth Heffernan Bentonville 5:21.73

3,200

Anabelle Bradley Bentonville 11:31.95

Kaitlyn Heffernan Bentonville 11:41.69

Tori Willis Bentonville 11:40.45

Julia Clark Van Buren 11:41.92

Ali Nachtigal Rogers 11:42.23

Kendall Hays West Fork 11:47.00

Hailey Day Rogers 11:57.14

Grace Litzinger Fayetteville 11:57.45

100 Hurdles

Georgia Brain Rogers 15.44

Chesnee Ellifrits Alma 15.84

Fiona Wilson Greenland 16.14

Ashlyne Silcott Rogers 16.23

Hannah Smith Magazine 16.24

Blakelee Winn Pea Ridge 16.30

Kessiah Bemis Fayetteville 16.37

Desi Meek Decatur 16.43

300 Hurdles

Lydia Pehlman Bentonville 47.19

Ashlyne Silcott Rogers 47.44

Avery Hughes Bentonville 47.86

Kessiah Bemis Fayetteville 48.13

Blakelee Winn Pea Ridge 48.24

Callie Pixley Van Buren 48.30

Desi Meek Decatur 48.68

Shelby Dunlap Pea Ridge 48.83

4x100 Relay

Bentonville West 49.15

(Ashley Lestina, Grace Posey, Chloe Mahone, Jada Curtis)

Fayetteville 50.12

Bentonville 50.33

Pea Ridge 50.82

Van Buren 51.33

Rogers 51.93

Har-Ber 51.98

4x400 Relay

Fayetteville 4:05.47

(Danielle Shaw, Auriana Johnson, Taylor Dozier, Kanisius Harding)

Bentonville 4:09.12

Rogers 4:11.15

Bentonville West 4:12.61

Pea Ridge 4:20.50

Farmington 4:24.16

Springdale 4:25.77

Siloam Springs 4:27.81

4x800 Relay

Rogers 10:24.74

(Anna Jeffcoat, Hailey Day, Kate Nachtigal, Ali Nachtigal)

Fayetteville 10:00.28

Bentonville 10:01.79

Springdale 10:40.00

Siloam Springs 10:46.65

Pea Ridge 10:48.96

Green Forest 10:57.11

FS Northside 11:04.58

Discus

Amber Covington Rogers 110-0

Molly Odell Bentonville 103-11

Kelsey Ross Bentonville 102-3

Mackinzie Callahan Waldron 97-6

Brooke Wright Mansfield 96-4

Ariel Towns-Robinson Alma 96-2

Meredith Mitchell Pea Ridge 95-9.75

Bronwyn Berry Decatur 95-7

High Jump

Sydney Billington Bentonville 5-5

Rachel Wilson B’ville West* 5-3

Lexi Matlock Bentonville 5-2

Ashlyn Hall Fayetteville 5-2

Gabby Couch Fayetteville 5-2

Ella Brandt Harrison 5-2

Jaden Kirdendoll Waldron 5-1

Kynley Burton Pea Ridge 5-1

Long Jump

Sydney Suggs Bentonville 18-0

Georgia Brain Rogers 17-10.75

Ashlyne Silcott Rogers 17-3.5

Winnie Spurlock B’ville West 17-1.75

Alex Hill Alpena 17-1

Ashtan Swanson Paris 17-1

Jael Harried Siloam Springs 16-11.25

Blakelee Winn Pea Ridge 16-11

Pole Vault

Cassidy Mooneyhan Pea Ridge 12-0

Emily Roberts Har-Ber 11-8

Jules Velliquette Har-Ber 10-6

Isabel Garton Fayetteville 10-0

Kristen Gibbs Fayetteville 10-0

Annalee Buso Greenwood 9-6

Holly Robinson Gravette 9-6

Brooklyn Zarlingo Booneville 9-0

Shot Put

Shonyea Lind Bentonville 40-8.25

Amber Covington Rogers 33-11.75

Kaia Tennis B’ville West 33-4.5

Kelsey Ross Bentonville 33-1.25

Shelby Little Eureka Springs 33-1

Marion Groberg Harrison 32-7.5

Kate Powell Berryville 32-6.75

Ariel Towns-Robinson Alma 32-6

Triple Jump

Georgia Brain Rogers 36-3

Alexis Roach Farmington 34-10.5

Jael Harried Siloam Springs 34-9

Shelby Dunlap Pea Ridge 34-5

Ashtan Swanson Paris 34-3

Sydney Suggs Bentonville 34-1.5

Avery Hughes Bentonville 33-8.5

Gracie Carter Van Buren 33-8

*— was done during a junior high meet

At A Glance

THIS WEEK ON THE TRACK

Lion Invitational

WHEN 2 p.m. today

WHERE Gravette

TEAMS Decatur, Elkins, Gentry, Gravette, Haas Hall-Fayetteville, Lincoln, Pea Ridge, Providence Academy, West Fork.

Goblins Rosson Invitational

WHEN 3:30 p.m. today

WHERE Harrison

TEAMS Alpena, Branson (Mo.), Clinton, Cotter, Deer, Eureka Springs, Flippin, Green Forest, Harrison, Huntsville, Kingston, Marshall, Omaha, Reeds Spring (Mo.), Siloam Springs, Valley Springs, Western Grove, Yellville-Summit.

Gaile Hainley Relays

WHEN 4 p.m. today

WHERE Waldron

TEAMS Acorn, Alma, Booneville, Clarksville, Cossatot River, Hackett, Heavener (Okla.), Johnson County Westside, Lavaca, Magazine, Mansfield, Mena, St. Paul, Subiaco, Two Rivers, Union Christian, Waldron.

Bulldog Relays

WHEN 3:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Fayetteville (Ramay Junior High)

TEAMS Bentonville High, Bryant, Danville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith Southside, Greenland, Haas Hall-Bentonville, Haas Hall-Fayetteville, Haas Hall-Rogers, Harrison, Lincoln, Little Rock Parkview, North Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, Pea Ridge, Prism Education Center, Providence Academy, Rogers Heritage, Rogers High, Shiloh Christian, Springdale Har-Ber, Tahlequah (Okla.), The New School.

Pointer Relays

WHEN 4 p.m. Friday

WHERE Van Buren

TEAMS Alma, Bentonville High, Fort Smith Northside, Greenwood, Mansfield, Rogers Heritage, Rogers High, Russellville, Springdale High, Van Buren.

"It feels good to be back," Van Buren coach Hays Lemley said. "We're glad to be able to host meets again and have athletes come to our facility. It's been quite a renovation because our track was in disrepair -- just old, not damaged. The previous surface had been installed in 2001 and wore out."

Lemley said the new track surface is very similar to the one Bentonville High installed in the Tiger Athletic Complex last year, and the facility has been restructured to look and feel more like a collegiate track facility. All of the field events can be held inside the facility, which leads to better viewing, and Lemley also noted the facility has added new restrooms and concession stands.

The test runs have already been made as the Van Buren Running Festival was held Feb. 28, and Van Buren took its turn last month to host the James Lemley Quad City Relays, an annual meet that rotates between Van Buren, Fort Smith Southside, Greenwood and Alma. Lemley said he is hoping the new video board will be finished and ready for Friday's meet, which will include some fellow 6A-West schools.

"I know Bentonville, Rogers and Rogers Heritage are coming to get a feel for the track before the conference meet," Lemley said. "There could be more teams coming, and I do hope they come. We're expecting 10-15 teams to come to this meet."

Low numbers, high results

Bentonville High girls coach Randy Ramaker said this year's team is one of the smallest groups he has had since he's been at the school.

The Lady Tigers may be small in numbers, but they have put up some big numbers in the past two weeks en route to winning the team titles at the Border Clash in Nixa, Mo., and at the Cyclone Relays in Russellville.

"The kids we have do decent things," Ramaker said. "As far as the Nixa meet, it turned out to be a duel between Rogers and a few Missouri teams. At Russellville, we were able to run against Conway, Cabot and Bryant, which are the three strongest teams in the 6A-Central. It was nice to see that.

"We didn't load up everything that we could because these kids want to either start working on some very fast times because some have already prequalified for state. It's nice to win those meets and always nice to win a meet. But like I told our kids, we're not there yet."

One of the athletes that caught Ramaker's eye at the Cyclone Relays was freshman Anabelle Bradley, who won the 3,200 meters with a state-best time of 11 minutes, 31.95 seconds. This gives Bentonville the state's best times in all three distance events as senior Lainey Quandt leads the 800 (2:15.69) and the 1,600 (4:59.95 at Russellville).

Ramaker also liked what he saw from the Lady Tigers' 4x100 relay team, who turned in a winning time of 50.33 seconds. He also praised senior Avery Hughes, who ran the 300 hurdles in 47.86 seconds for a third-place finish after teammate Lydia Pehlman ran a personal-best 47.19 at Border Clash. Those performances helped Bentonville compile 208 points at the Russellville meet, while Bryant was a distant second at 98 points, followed by Conway with 96.

"Anabelle had been sick and under the weather a little bit," Ramaker said. "She finally started practicing and training a little better. That was one where it was like, 'OK, I didn't think you were able to do that.'

"Avery Hughes just came out of basketball, and she's had two weeks practice, max. She's an athlete, but still, you have to do it a little bit. Our 4x100 team had two bad exchanges, and that's the first time they ran together. We maybe practiced it a couple of times in practice."

Record Watch

Fayetteville senior Camren Fischer became the first Arkansas high school runner to break the 9-minute mark in the boys 3,200 meters Saturday as he competed in the Arcadia Invitational.

Fischer, a Princeton signee, turned in a time of 8 minutes, 55.04 seconds and finished 10th out of 33 runners, and beat his season-best of 9:13.22 during the Texas Distance Festival last month. Nico Young of Newbury Park, Calif., won the race in 8:40.00 as 14 runners finished before the 9:00 mark.

David Carroll of Rogers owns the Class 6A state record with his hand-held time of 9:24.8 (9:25.04 FAT equivalent) that he ran in 1997. Brian Baker of Batesville owns the overall state record with a hand-held time of 9:09.8 (9:10.04 FAT equivalent) he ran in 1989.

Meanwhile, Bentonville senior Lainey Quandt became the fourth Arkansas girl to finish the 1,600 in less than 5 minutes when she turned in a time of 4:59.95 during the Cyclone Relays in Russellville.

Quandt, who has signed with Arkansas, broke her previous best of 5:01.29 that she ran March 8 during the Springdale Invitational. Julie Jiskra of Conway currently owns the 6A and 7A state records in the girls 1,600 with her hand-held time of 5:01.8 (5:02.04 FAT equivalent) she ran in 1986.

Arkansas Activities Association guidelines only allow state records to be set during state meets or at the Meet of Champs

Sports on 04/11/2019

Print Headline: PREP TRACK NOTEBOOK: Pointer Relays returns after 4-year hiatus

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