And just like that, the Waldron Sr High Lady Bulldogs have added another trophy and title to their already overflowing room of accomplishments. Given yet another reason to sing the Queen song “We Are The Champions” the Lady Bulldogs set out to run down one more fete for greatness and they did! With almost 170 other schools participating in the Arkansas Cross Country State Championships, Waldron was going to have to bring their A-Game and it just so happened that they brought extra doses!
Waldron was all smiles by the end of the day and with great reason. After competing against the best of the best from all across the state, the Lady Bulldogs finished their season as the 3A Girls Cross Country State Champions. The Sr High boys placed sixth overall and All-State freshman Maria Grano came in Third Place with a time of 20:57.
Representing the Lady Bulldogs were Maria Grano, Ryleigh Anschutz, Constance Richmond, Kentucky Spence, McKenzi Stidman, Stephanie Sexton, Star Spence, Melissa Schroeder, and Sarah Byford. And making up the boys’ team was Ethan Martin, Zach Canada, Evan Ledesma, Bladyn Mays, Noah Kastl, Baldy Villarreal, Mitchell Wright, Drake Carnley, and Jordan Kerr.
“I knew we had a good shot but what these girls did today, leaves me speechless,” exclaims Coach Angie Bailey. “The best part is that we won’t be losing any seniors this year. I am beyond proud of all these kids. They did exactly what we trained for, their splits were perfect and they passed people at the finish line stretch. I cant wait to see what next year holds.”