Track season opened a couple of weeks later than planned. After two senior high meets were cancelled due to weather, De Queen’s Cub Relays became the area’s first meet.
The Cubs themselves got the season off to a good start. The De Queen girls claimed first place and the boys second.
In the girls meet De Queen scored 134.5 points. Nashville had 115 with the other seven schools lagging behind.
De Queen won two events, one in the field and one on the track.
Elise Dean was first in the high jump with 4-6. Belle Lindsey tied for third at 4-2.
Emma Vance placed third in the pole vault with 6-0.
Jera Cotten was third in the triple jump with 28-10 and fifth with 12-8 in the long jump. Karla Castro threw 31-8 for fifth in the shot put.
Laura Figueroa went 27-1.5 for sixth in the triple jump.
Genevee Rojas was seventh with a distance of 59-7.5 in the discus.
De Queen was second in the 4X800 relay with Sydney Casteel, Figueroa, Emily Garcia and Joselin Sanchez running 11:12.20.
Lindsey finished second in both the 100 meter high hurdles, 17.82, and in the 300 intermediates, 54.11.
Cotten took third in both with times of 18.00 and 55.88.
Abigail Barker ran 6:12.43 for second in the 1600 meters. Figueroa was fourth in 6:24.71 and Marlen Perez fifth in 6:26.14.
Dean placed third in the 400 meters in 1:12.13 with Nevaeh Martin fourth in 1:12.81.
In the 800 Casteel was fourth in 2:53.84, Joselin Sanchez fifth in 2:57.19 and Jacklyn Sanchez sixth in 2:58.46.
Dean placed seventh in the 100 meters with a 15.10 clocking.
Kyla Ferguson ran 31.87 for eighth in the 200 meters.
Lindsey, Cotten, Jacklyn Sanchez and Dean won the 4X400 relay in 4:50.96.
De Queen finished fourth in the 4X100 in 1:00.68 with legs by Allison Dockins, Wendy Victoriano, Britney Ferretiz and Kyla Ferguson.
De Queen finished second to Prescott in the boys division. The Cubs scored 113.5 points while the Curley Wolves had 149. Also in contention were Nashville with 108.5 and Ashdown with 104. The remaining four schools trailed far back.
The Cubs took two first places. Seanghay Chhang cleared 9-0 to win the pole vault. Johnny Sanchez won the 1600 meters in 5:08.51.
Dominic Moore placed second in the high jump with 5-2. Damontre Grant was second in the triple jump with 37-5.
Chhang took third in the long jump at 17-0.
Donyea Whitmore was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 39-2. John McRae threw 101-4 for sixth in the discus.
Axel Lima cleared 7-6 for sixth in the vault. Moore went 15-11 for sixth in the long jump. Manny Hernandez tied for sixth in the triple jump with 32-7.
On the track Sanchez clocked 2:23.93 for second in the 800.
Edwin Garcia ran 49.24 for third in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. Whitmore was third in the 110 highs in 19.25.
Moore was fourth in both races with 19.30 and 49.29. Carlos Aguilar ran 5:31.86 to place fifth in the 1600.
Jonathan Perez was seventh in the 400 in 1:01.61.
Colton Wages ran 26.70 for seventh in the 200 with Enrique Hernandez eighth in 27.38. Jesus Marrufo was eighth with 13.01 in the 100.
In the relays the Cubs were second in the 4X800 with a time of 9:38.31, fifth in the 4X100 in 50.61 and fifth in the 4X400 in 4:34.62.