Crossett athlete James Hampton won the state title in the boys’ high jump last weekend at the state indoor track meet.

Hampton jumped 6-06 during the competition. His teammate Dewayne Ashford placed third behind him with a jump of 6-04. 

The Crossett boys placed third overall with a total score of 64 points, falling behind Nashville High School with a score of 95 and DeQueen, who scored 83.

In the indiviual events, Crossett had several boys and girls place in their respective events. 

Ashford placed third in the long jump with a 20-06.5.

The first place jump was a student from Nashville High School with a score of 21-04.5. 

Hampton placed sixth in the long jump.

Ashford placed second in the triple jump with a 42-09.25 while his teammate Kantrell Williams placed fourth with a 40-05.25.

In the boys’ shot put event, Crossett athlete Jayden Thurman placed third and Lamonte Gillum placed fouth. 

In the boys 60-meter dash, Willie Taylor and Treyveon Chatman both placed in the top 10. 

The relay team placed in the top 10 in the 4 by 800-meter relay and 4 by 400-meter relay. 

Desmond Harris placed in the top ten in the 1600-meter run and Chatman placed eighth in the 400-meter dash. 

Taylor and Chatman were both in the top five in the 200-meter dash event. 

In the girls’ events, Jada Thornton competed and placed in the top 10 in the girls pole vaulting event. 

The meet concluded the indoor track season for the Crossett Eagles. 

Outdoor track started on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. The Eagles traveled to Monticello for their first outodor meet of the season. 


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