Tanner Manasco

Tanner Manasco clears the final hurdle in his winning run in the 300 intermediates at the Meet of Champs.

Bee photos/Doug Dunson

Tanner Manasco claimed a spot among the highest echelon of Leopard athletics May 12 at Lake Hamilton. The senior hurdler won his event at the Meet of Champs.

The senior hurdler clocked 38.92 to take first place in the 300 meter intermediates, well ahead of second place Adrian Block of Prescott who finished in 39.25.

Manasco is only the fourth De Queen athlete to win at the end of the track season meet. The first was Corinna Soto, the second Rex Hamel. Both won the 3200 meter run. Maurice Moore won the discus at last year’s meet to become the third.

In addition to his first in the intermediates, Manasco also placed fourth in the 110 meter highs with a time of 15.10.

Junior Hector Hernandez placed fourth in the 800 meters in a personal best of 1:58.46, the second best time ever by a Leopard.

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Hector Hernandez

Hector Hernandez leads a group of runner in the early stages of the 800 meters at the Meet of Champs.

Sophomore Marquez Ester finished ninth in the 100 meters in 11.48.

Also ninth was Malik Beasley with a throw of 128-05.00 in the discus.

The lone entry for the Lady Leopards was the 4X800 relay team of Heidy Galvan, Abby Dykes, Ashley Dykes and Ashlyn Chambers who clocked 10:29 to place seventh.

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