FHS, PG Athletes Solid At Tiger Relays
CARDINALS BOYS FINISH 7TH IN OVERALL TEAM STANDINGS
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.
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.