Oh what a night. The 3A-1W Sr High District Track Meet was held last night in Mansfield where the Lady Bulldogs took it to the top. Dominating their categories and taking no pity on their opponents paid off because the girls took overall District Champions. 12 Lady Bulldogs qualified to compete in State which will be held in Green Forest on April 30.
In the girls High Jump, Jaden Kirkendoll took first, Kentucky Spence took seventh, and Sophie Chiewtrakoon placed 10. In Long Jump, Hannah Jeffries placed first, Chenoa Burdess took third, Rheagan Sanford placed fourth, and Hailey Fletcher took sixth. For Triple Jump, Jeffries placed third, Sanford placed fourth, and Taylor Horn took seventh.
In Shot Put, Mackinzie Callahan placed fifth, Anastasia Lynch took sixth, Taylor Stacy placed 10, and Lupita Morales placed 13. In Discus, Callahan placed second, Lynch took fourth, Bayleigh Lipham made eighth, and Morales took 15. For Pole Vault, Lauren Trampp placed second, Sanford took third, and Haylee Stidman made fifth. In the 200 M Dash, Chelsea Stidman made first, Burdess took third, Kaitlin Keener earned 12, and VanDeWiele placed 15. In the 3200 M Run, Constance Richmond placed third, Spence took sixth, and Star Spence made eighth.
In the Relays, for the 4×100 the girls placed first, in the 4×400 they placed second, and in the 4×800 they took third. In the 100 M Hurdles, Erica Davis made fourth, Jeffries took sixth, Lipham placed eighth, and Bianca Hinojosa earned 14. In the 100 M Dash, Chelsea Stidman placed fourth, Burdess made fifth, Tristan VanDeWiele earned 10, and in 20 was Molly Richmond. In the 800 M Run, Stephanie Sexton earned third, Madison Patrick placed seventh, McKenzi Stidman took eighth, and Ryleigh Anschutz placed 10.
In the 1600 M Run, Constance Richmond took fourth, Spence placed seventh, and Mckenzi Stidman made ninth. In the 400 M Dash, Ryleigh Anschutz made second, Stephanie Sexton took sixth, Desiree Hunt placed seventh, and Molly Richmond made 11. In the 300 M Hurdles, Jeffries made fourth, Rena Owens earned 13, Lipham took 14, and Sarah Byford placed 15.
Track Coach of the Year, Angie Bailey had this to say about the season, “The talent and athleticism of the girls this year was amazing. I’m so proud of their work ethic and when they were pushed they kept going. Just when I think they can’t get any better they show up and get personal bests. My proudest moments have been watching Jaden Kirkendoll excel in high jump. This was her first year to ever do track and not only pre-qualified with a jump of 5-1 but also came in first at District, therefore, making her all-district. I’m excited to see what she can do at State. And, she’s just a sophomore! We are sophomore loaded this year and that is exciting!”