Crossett’s high school track program is looking forward to a busy April that will end with the Conference 8-4A championship meet at CHS.
The conference championships will be held April 28 and May 1 and both Crossett track teams are expected to challenge for top honors.
Before spring break, Crossett’s teams held serve at the annual Crossett Relays.
The Eagles outscored second-place Junction City 144-121 for top honors. There were seven schools in the boys’ division.
The Lady Eagles, coming off a win at the Monticello Relays, hammered Monticello 273-80 in the girls’ division. There were six schools in the girls’ division.
Crossett runners dominated all sprint and hurdles races.
Leading the charge in those events were Kelsey Herman (12.38, first in 100-meters; 26.36, first in 200-meters; 15.41, first in 100-meter hurdles), Kyelah Hodges (first in 400-meters; second in 100-meters), Iesha Couser (first in 300-meter hurdles; fourth in 100-meters), Courtney Williams (second in 400-meters; third in 200-meters), Destiny Bowman (third, 400-meters; fourth in 200-meters) and Mara Neal (third in 100-meter hurdles).
Neal also scored points in the 300-meter hurdles race for Crossett, as did Raquel Walter.
Eagles rout McGehee; Lady Eagles fall to El Dorado
The 5-6 Crossett High softball Lady Eagles returned to action Monday afternoon after a spring break vacation and fell to El Dorado 5-2 at the Union County Recreational Complex in El Dorado.
Crossett had four hits, with sophomore Avery Barnett driving in both runs.
Aubrey Head scored a run after tripling down the right field line in the sixth inning and, earlier in the game, Haleigh Schlesier walked and scored on a base hit by Barnett.
El Dorado scored a run in the first inning and three runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. The Lady Eagles were unable to get key hits when they were needed as the early El Dorado lead held up.
Local riders remain in state rodeo points contention
Kaitlyn Pennington and DeAndre Jackson, both of Crossett, scored points with Top-10 finishes at a recent AHSRA competition in Searcy.
Pennington had two Top-10 finishes in pole bending for seven points and she finished in sixth place overall with her combined time of 45.140.
Jackson did well in roping, team roping and steer wrestling and scored well enough to remain in the race for the AHSRA season championship.
Jackson had the fastest roping time (14.057) during the first day of the two-day rodeo and left Searcy with 10 points for the event, which enabled Jackson to remain in third place with 90 points for the season.
Malvern’s Tatum Miller (115 points) and Britt Driggers of Pearcy (104) are holding down the top two positions in the 2013-14 season standings.
Jackson earned 10 points in steer wrestling and seven points in team roping in Searcy.