May 4, 2011 Edition

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Members of the boys and girls senior high track teams include (front) Eric Huff; (first row, from left) Cason McQuay, Dylan Smith, Logan Brady, Jodie Reithemeyer, Hannah Massey, Gage Ditto, Caroline Kelley, Ashley Baker, Anna Fender, Kyle Johnson, Preston Matthews, Hunter Yates, Doug Sosbee; (back) Hunter Ingram, Edward Harthorn, Matt Cox, Alex Williams, Dallin Ginn and Cody Brady.

Bobcats earn district track title

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Walnut Ridge High School is fielding a track team for the first time in over 20 years in 2011. The Bobcats made their return to competition a successful one with a strong showing at the 2A-3 senior high district track meet on Friday at Paragould.

Senior boys

The senior boys captured the district championship with 116 points. Marmaduke was runner-up, with 93 points. Riverside finished third, followed by Buffalo Island Central and Maynard.

The Bobcats' Eric Huff earned high-point honors in the boys division. Huff recorded first-place finishes in the triple jump and long jump. He was runner-up in the high jump and 110-meter hurdles, and third in 300-meter low hurdles.

Other individual results for Walnut Ridge included:

Cody Brady - first in the 100-meter dash and first in the 200-meter dash.

Alex Williams - first in the discus throw.

Dallin Ginn - second in the shot put.

Shawn Seagraves - fifth in the long jump.

Hunter Ingram - third in the discus.

Cason McQuay - fourth in the discus.

Kyle Johnson - fifth in the 400-meter dash.

Doug Sosbee - third in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth in the 300-meter low hurdles.

Matt Cox - fifth in the high jump.

Edward Harthorn - third in the 800-meter run.

Hunter Yates - second in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100-meter dash.

Preston Matthews - fourth in the 200-meter dash.

In addition, Bobcat senior boys relay teams finished first in the 4x100-meter relay and second in both the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

Senior girls

The Walnut Ridge senior girls team finished fourth at the district meet. The Riverside girls won the event, followed by Marmaduke and BIC. Maynard was fifth.

Individual results for the Lady Bobcats included:

Anna Fender - third in the 200-meter dash, fourth in the long jump and third in the 100-meter dash.

Jodie Reithemeyer - first in the discus throw and fourth in the shot put.

Daniel Vaughn - fifth in the discus and fourth in the shot put.

Caroline Kelley - second in the 300-meter low hurdles, third in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the high jump.

Hannah Massey - fourth in the 1,600-meter run.

The Lady Bobcat relay team placed second in the 4x400-meter relay.

The teams are coached by Larry Treadway.

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