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Last Updated: Feb 28th, 2018 - 09:18:43


Ashley County runners outpace competition at indoor track meet
By VAL GAUGHT
Feb 28, 2018, 09:17

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Ashley County athletes brought home first, second and third place awards in the girls 60 meter dash, first place in the 400 meter dash, second place in the team 4 by 400 and many other indoor track awards from Fayetteville last weekend.

The Crossett and Hamburg track teams competed for the 4A Indoor Track Championships Feb. 24.

Tiana Wilson and Ciara Tucker represented Hamburg, and Wilson — a future Arkansas Razorback runner — won multiple first place trophies.

Jaylah Gaston, Nakari Thrower, Shakirra Gavin, Anaya Jones, Khalia Williams, Jaylynn Hampton, Timberly Moore, Kirsten Thurman, Lydia Burnett and Anna Burnett all competed for Crossett under the coaching of Sirl Wright.

In the 60 meter dash, Wilson won first and Crossett athletes Gaston and Thrower won second and third, respectively. Wilson also won first place in the 400 meter dash, with Jones coming in fourth and Williams eighth out of 48 athletes. Tucker came in 10th.

Wilson came in first in the 200 meter dash, with Thrower and Gaston placing in the top ten as well.

In the triple jump and in the high jump, Hampton and Jones both placed in the top five in each event.

In the shot put event, Timberly Moore and Kirsten Thurman both placed in the top five and Hampton was in the top ten in the pole vaulting event.

As a team, CHS girls placed second overall in the 4 by 400 relay.

Crossett Coach Rodney Lawson’s boys’ track team also competed over the weekend. Athletes Michael Thompson, Carlos Williams, Javonn Watson, Tanner Courson, Tyreke Caldwell, Jabari Holmes, DeAndre Webb, Jordan Rial, Freddie Charletson and S’quan Duke ran for the Eagles.

In the 200 meter dash, Thompson and Williams were in the top 10 of 63 runners. Thompson was also in the top three runners in the 60 meter dash.

--For the complete story, see the print edition.