Lady Tigers Go To Gravette

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS - By Mark Humphrey

— The Prairie Grove girls track and field team placed 14th in the team stand­ings Thurs­day while com­pet­ing at the Lion In­vi­ta­tional hosted by Gravette.

The Lady Tigers com­peted against many larger schools and sev­eral 4A teams. Grove, Okla., won the meet with 112 points fol­lowed by 7A Ben­tonville West 94; 7A Rogers Her­itage 82; Pea Ridge 64; 6A Siloam Springs 45; Shiloh Chris­tian 39; 7A Van Buren 38; Jay, Okla. 34; Prov­i­dence Academy 32; 3A Green­land 29; Gravette 22.5; 5A Farm­ing­ton 18.5; West Fork 15; Prairie Grove 13; Ozark 10; Lin­coln and Gen­try 5 tied for 16th place; 3A Cedarville 3; and 3A Mans­field 2.

Bekah Bos­tian’s sec­ond place fin­ish in the 3,200 me­ter was the top place for Prairie Grove. She ran the course in 11:59.03 be­hind Hailey Day, of Rogers Her­itage, who was first in 11:33.42. Ken­dall Hays, of West Fork, placed fourth in 12:10.73.

Prairie Grove’s 4x800 re­lay team placed fourth with an 11:06.57 per­for­mance. Team mem­bers in­clude: Lar­isha Craw­ford, Lexi Madewell, Au­drey Do­er­ing, and Bos­tian.

The Lady Tiger 4x100 re­lay team of Madewell, Emily Grant, Laura Simp­son, and Meliah Hut­sell placed 10th by turn­ing in a time of 58.89.

Craw­ford missed a top-10 fin­ish in the 800-me­ter run by less than a sec­ond. She fin­ished 11th in 2:50.68 be­hind No. 10 Kim­berly Guillen, of Siloam Springs, who placed 10th in 2:49.82. Me­gan Wilk­er­son placed 29th for Prairie Grove in 3:18.21.

In the triple jump event, Jor­dan Sugg placed 21st with a dis­tance of 24-09.00; and Madewell cleared 22-06.00 to place 22nd.

In the 400-me­ter dash, Cait­lyn Starr placed 33rd in 1:21.05; and Grace Ritchey was 35th in 1:25.20.

In the 200-me­ter dash, Katie Do­er­ing fin­ished 38th in 33.21; Hut­sell ran 41st with a time of 33.63; and Simp­son placed 45th in 34.50.

Emily Tray­lor and Kaylee El­der com­peted in the dis­cus throw. El­der also threw the shot put.

Simp­son, Grant and Madewell com­peted in the long jump event.

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