FHS, PG Ath­letes Solid At Tiger Re­lays

CAR­DI­NALS BOYS FIN­ISH 7TH IN OVER­ALL TEAM STAND­INGS

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS WEEK - By Mike Cap­shaw

Ath­letes from Farm­ing­ton and Prairie Grove per­formed well while com­pet­ing against larger schools dur­ing the Ben­tonville Tiger Re­lays on March 17.

Out of 11 teams, Farm­ing­ton’s boys had solid show­ings by its re­lay teams and sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als to fin­ish sev­enth with 20 to­tal points while Prairie Grove came in ninth with nine points in the boys’ over­all team stand­ings.

Prairie Grove’s girls scored six points to tie Pea Ridge for ninth and Farm­ing­ton’s 3 points was 11th over­all in the girls team stand­ings.

The top in­di­vid­ual finisher from west Wash­ing­ton County was Prairie Grove’s Syd­ney Walker, who only ran one race while fight­ing through ill­ness. Still, Walker man­aged a third-place fin­ish in the 100-me­ter dash with a state-qual­i­fy­ing time of 11.3 sec­onds.

Farm­ing­ton’s re­lay team of Jus­tice Hobbs, Xavier Will­banks, Caleb Wil­liams and Josh Wil­liams fin­ished fourth in the 4x100.

Josh Wil­liams also checked in at sixth in the 400-me­ter dash.

The Car­di­nals’ re­lay team of Josh Ball, Alex Gar­ri­son, Martin Gomez and Javin Jow­ers came in sixth in the 4x800.

Gar­ri­son added to Farm­ing­ton’s team to­tal by ty­ing for fifth in high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches.

Char­lie Wood scored sixth place in the dis­cus for Farm­ing­ton with a throw of 111-09.

Prairie Grove’s Coty Hoskins came in sixth in the 300-me­ter hur­dles, just ahead of Dakota Si­mon’s sev­enth-place fin­ish for Farm­ing­ton.

Prairie Grove’s Bekah Bos­tian ran a 5:35.41 in the 1,600-me­ter run and nar­rowly missed adding to the Lady Tigers’ team to­tal with a 10th place fin­ish in the 3,200.

Farm­ing­ton’s re­lay team of Trin­ity Gon­za­les, Ta­tum Holt, Elle Trudell and Des­tiny Se­gur turned in a sixth place fin­ish in the 4x100.

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Prairie Grove’s Bekah Bos­tian is hav­ing a strong spring com­pet­ing in dis­tance-run­ning events for the Lady Tigers. She fin­ished fifth in the 1,600- and 10th in the 3,200 dur­ing the Ben­tonville Tiger Re­lays at the Tiger Ath­letic Com­plex on March 17. in both races, Bos­tian was only de­feated by run­ners from Class 7A schools.

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