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1A State Track Meet
Crowley's Ridge Academy's Audrey Jane Hicks (left) of Walnut Ridge crosses the finish line to record a third-place finish for the Lady Falcons in the 4 x 800 meter relay.
Submitted Photos ~ Myleea Hill
Hillcrest's Hunter Nunnally placed eighth in the high jump at the Class 1A State Track Meet with a jump of five feet, four inches.
The senior high track teams from Sloan-Hendrix and Hillcrest high schools, as well as several Lawrence County residents who attend Crowley's Ridge Academy, competed in the 1A State Track Meet on Thursday at Prescott.
Results including local athletes include the following:
400-meter dash: Ashlyn Abbott (CRA) finished 10th with a time of 1:08.33.
800-meter run: Eunita Ames (S-H) was fifth (2:41.99).
1,600-meter run: Audrey Jane Hicks (CRA) placed fifth (6:10.80); Robin Buckwalter (S-H), ninth (6:45.72); Kara DeShazo (S-H), 12th (7:08.55).
3,200-meter run: Hicks (CRA), fifth (13:21.72); Robin Buckwalter (S-H), 12th (15:26.29).
4 x 400-meter relay: Ashlyn Abbott was a member of the CRA team that finished eighth with a time of 4:47.94.
4 x 800-meter relay: Hicks was a member of the CRA team that finished third with a time of 11:33.20. The Sloan-Hendrix team of Ames, Ashley Ward, DeShazo and Robin Buckwalter finished eighth with a time of 12:02.73.
High jump: Ward (S-H), ninth (4'6").
Long jump: Abbott (CRA), 10th (13'10.5").
Abbott also competed in the 100-meter dash.
Final team standings: CRA placed 14th, while the Sloan-Hendrix team finished 20th.
200-meter dash: Larry Holbird (S-H), sixth (24.26).
400-meter dash: Holbird (S-H), second (53.75).
800-meter run: Sully Bigger (CRA), third (2:06.88); Daniel Rowsey (S-H), 16th (2:29.28).
1,600-meter run: Zach Brown (S-H), ninth (5:11.12).
3,200-meter run: Sully Bigger (CRA), sixth (10:58.50); Brown (S-H), 10th (11:22.87).
4 x 400-meter relay: Jake Bigger was a member of the CRA team that placed third with a time of 3:47.21. The Hillcrest team of Zach Doyle, Hunter Nunnally, Jared Richey and Ethan Holder finished 11th with a time of 4:06.65.
4 x 800-meter relay: Sully Bigger was a member of the CRA team that won the event with a time of 8:43.65. The Sloan-Hendrix team of Tyler Booth, Rowsey, Blake Bennett and Zach Anderson finished 10th with a time of 10:04.85.
High jump: Nunnally (Hillcrest), eighth (5'4"); Booth (S-H), ninth (5'4").
Long jump: Nunnally (Hillcrest), 11th (18 feet).
Triple jump: Matt Wall (CRA), 10th (36'8"); Holder (Hillcrest), 12th (34'7").
Shot put: Garrett Brooks (Hillcrest), 10th (35 feet).
For Hillcrest, Nunnally also competed in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Holder competed in the 110-meter hurdles.
Teams from Hillcrest and CRA also competed in the 4 x 100-meter relay.
Final team standings: CRA finished in sixth place, Sloan-Hendrix was 16, and Hillcrest finished 25th.
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