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Last Updated: Aug 4th, 2017 - 10:31:10


Girls track runners-up at state meet
By GLENN MYERS
May 10, 2017, 09:18

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The Crossett senior girls finished second in the Arkansas State High School Championships in Pocahontas Tuesday.

The Eagles got a good start from Jaylynn Hampton in the high jump, finishing first overall with a jump of 5-feet-1-inch.

Cleondra Cooks finished seventh in the long jump with a jump of 15-feet-16.5-inches.

Cooks also placed fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 34-feet-inches.
Hampton also placed for the Lady Eagles on the triple jump with a sixth place jump of 34-feet-8.75-inches.

Cooks likewise placed third in the pole vault with a jump of nine feet. Kirsten Thurman finished fifth in the event to end the scoring for the Lady Eagles in the field events.

In running events, the Lady Eagles also did very well, with Jaylah Gaston finishing fourt in the 100 meter dash 12.55. Nakari Thrower also placed eighth with a time of 13.34

Gaston finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.04 seconds, while Nakari Thrower finished fifth with a time of 27.11.
In the 400 meter dash, Cooks finished in third with a time of 1:02.92.

The Lady Eagles had three place in the 300 meter hurdles. Khalia Williams took second with a time of 1:02.92; Charity Watkins was seventh with a time of 52.33; and Shekirra Gavin placed eighth with a time of 53.18.
Crossett also finished first in the 400 and the 1600 meter relays, and seventh in the 3200 meter relay.

All of the girls who finished first will run, jump or throw in the Meet of Champions in Russellville next week.

“This was a big meet for us, and I am very proud of the way our athletes performed,” Coach Sirl Wright said. “Any time your team walks away from the state meet with a championship or runner-up your team has done a heck of a job. I as so proud of the girls; also I was extremely proud of Jaylynn Hampton for winning the high jump as a freshman. Our senior girls, they will always remember this team, as I will also.”