The De Queen junior high boys won the runner-up  title at the 7AAAA junior conference track meet.


NASHVILLE — The De Queen teams finished second and third at the 7AAAA junior high track meet April 22.

Junior Boys

The Cubs were second with 159 points to Nashville’s 192.5. Following were: Arkadelphia 108, Mena 77.5, Bauxite 58 and Fountain Lake 27.

Luke Pearce of De Queen won the high point award. Pearce had two first places and one second in individual events and ran on two winning relay teams.

Pearce won the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 46.35 and the pole vault with a height of 9-6.

Jonathan Bahena, Pearce, Noah Varela and Braden Walton won the 4 X 200 relay in 1:40.26. Walton, Ulyces Coto, Bahena and Pearce took first in the 4 X 400 with a time of 3:58.45.

Walton clocked 56.23 to win the 400 meters.

De Queen went one, two in both hurdle races. Bahena won the 

110 high hurdles with Pearce second, both timed 18.11.

Bahena was second, 47.85, in the 300 intermediates.

The other Bahena, Ramiro, was second in the discus with a throw of 111-2.

Also second was the 4 X 800 relay of Randy Rodrigues, Rodrigo Garcia, William Peppers and Adrian Martinez with a time of 9:46.95.

In the 800 meter run Rodriguez took second in 2:24.19, Peppers fourth in 2:25.03, Garcia fifth in 2:26.03 and Johnny Ortiz eighth in 2:33.32.

In the 1600 Rodrigues was third in 5:25.91, Jakrys Munoz fourth in 5:29.62 and Garcia fifth in 5:29.68.

Coto finished fourth with a height of 8-6 in the pole vault. Varela went 17-4 for fourth in the long jump.

Ramiro Bahena was fifth in the shot put with 36-3. The 4 X 100 relay was fifth in 47.65 with legs by AB Hernandez, Coto, Varela    and Jonathan Bahena.

In the discus Isauro Lopez was sixth with 102-11 and Andrew Farley eighth with 98-2.

In the high jump Walton placed sixth and Pearce seventh, both at 5-2. Walton took sixth, 34-7, and Keegan Smith eighth, 33-7.5, in the triple jump.

Varela was eighth with 25.88 in the 200 and Hernandez eighth with 1:01.79 in the 400.

Junior Girls

Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown gets airborne in the 7AAAA junior meet pole vault. Brown placed seacond in the event.

With a lot of help from seventh graders, De Queen’s girls were third with 138.5 points. Nashville scored 236.5 and Mena 183.

Most of De Queen’s points came in the field events. Peyton Blanton won the shot put with a distance of 35-6 and placed second in the discus with 76-3.

Tabitha Brown cleared 7-0 for second in the pole vault. Laura Mae Harp placed second in the triple jump with 29-10.5.

The best finishes on the track were Tegan Gallardo’s third in the 100 meter hurdles, 19.44, and Alyssa Neal’s third in the 800, 2:49.12.

Gwen Bradshaw took in third in the shot put with 30-3.5.

Harp was third in the high jump with 4-6, Monica Rivas fourth with 4-6, Landri Liggin fifth with 4-4 and Emma Chambers eighth with 4-0.

Gallardo was fourth with 14-4 in the long jump and Dayton Newberry sixth with 14-3. In the triple jump Newberry finished fifth at 29-7.25 and Chambers eighth at 27-5.5.

Bradshaw threw 72-10 for sixth in the discus with Fatima Dominguez eighth at 65-2.

Harp cleared 6-6 for sixth in the pole vault and Ava Billingsley 6-0 for eighth 

Newberry finished fourth with 19.50 in the 100 hurdles.

Katelyn Ponce was fifth in the 200 meters in 31.32.

Alexa Monroy was sixth in the 800 in 2:55.18. Gallardo ran 14.61 for sixth in the 100. Neal placed sixth with 6:12.74 in the 1600. 

In the 400 Chambers was sixth, 1:12:08, and Gallardo eighth, 1:12:46. In the 300 meter hurdles Brown was sixth, 1:00.00, and Newberry seventh, 1:00.46.

Presli Young, Newberry, Kate Lindsey and Odett Alamo ran 2:13.39 for third in the 4 X 200 relay.

Nancy Martinez, Harp, Yaquelin Elizondo and Megally Perez were third in the 4 X 400 relay in 5:22.72.   

Tegan Gallardo

Tegan Gallardo goes over the final barrier in the girls 100 meter hurdles. The seventh grader scored in four events at the junior high conference meet.

The 4 X 800 relay was third in 12:48.65 with legs by Buendia, Monroy, Young and Jaide Tatum.

In the 4 X 100 relay Odett Alamo, Yaquelin Elizondo, Evelyin Leeper and Megally Perez ran 1:03.78 for fourth.

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