The Crossett track teams traveled to Batesville to defend their state title last week, but this year fell to number five out of 31 teams.

The boys relay team placed third in the 4 by 100-meter relay and won top five in four individual events.

Treyveon Chatman placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.77, just tenths of a second behind a runner from Hope High School, and third in the 100-meter dash with an 11.14. Both times were recorded as season best for Chatman.

James Hampton placed second in the high jump and Dewayne Ashford placed fourth in the triple jump. In the finals Hampton tied for first place with an athlete from Star City with a jump of 6-6.0.

In the girls events, the relay team placed fourth and the girls placed top five in four individual events.

Anaya Jones placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.14 and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.61, which wasn’t even a full second behind the first place runner from Pea Ridge. Charity Watkins placed fourth in the 400-meter dash and Jaylynn Hampton placed third in the high jump.

Though they didn’t win this year’s events, Jeremy Green and Desmond Harris each broke school records in their respective events.

According to Arkasnas Mile Split, Green, a junior, ran the 800-meter run in 2:08.61, which is a record for CHS and Harris, a sophomore, ran the 1600-meter in 4:51.58, another record time. Harris also holds the CHS record for the 3,200-meter run, which was record in March when he ran the event in Prescott with a time of 11:30.04.

The state meet concluded this year’s track season for the CHS track teams, which were coached by Rodney Lawson and Shanae Govan.

This year’s departing seniors are Tyreke Caldwell, Amari Gibbs, Jaylon Brown, Quendarrius Caldwell, Jabari Holmes, Jordan Rial, DeAndre Webb, Charity Watkins, Adrienne Spencer, Timberly Moore, Daisha Hodges and Jaylah Gaston.

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