Having already tabulated trophy times a week earlier, the Mansfield seventh grade girls built upon that team runner-up status earned at Booneville as momentum when they headed to Mena four days later. In only their second track meet of their young career, the Tiger Cubs found victory at the Mena Invitational.
Behind Kynslee Ward’s second consecutive high point performance, Mansfield tallied 153.5 points in route to the team championship. Mansfield’s seventh-grade boys pushed for top honors as well but fell short with 110.5 points for the third place overall prize. Tiger talent Tyler Turnipseed earned his first high point award in the process.
This is the first time in several years that Mansfield individuals came away with high point trophies in both gender divisions at the same meet. Ward produced her medalist honor with wins in the long jump, high jump, 300m hurdles, and 4x400m relay. She was also a second place member of the 4x100m relay team along with being an individual fourth in the 100m hurdles.
Turnipseed carried home blue ribbons in the boys long jump, 100m dash, and 200m dash. He was also part of the two third-place relays teams as anchor to the 4x100m and 4x400m relay squads. Collectively, the Tigers earned eleven first place awards across both divisions. Peyton Martin earned top honors in the pole vault. Dakota Langford won the discus. Rachel Johnson took the shot put prize. Katelyn Corson ran away with the 400m dash to go along with Ward’s four wins and Turnipseed’s three.
Harlie Fuller fueled the Lady Tiger scoring with high marks across five different events. Individually, she was second in the pole vault, third in the 300m hurdles, and fifth in the 100m hurdles. As a partner in two relays, she got a second place ribbon in the 4x100m relay and a first place jewel in the 4x400m relay. Fuller, Corson, Ward, and Eden Mounts were teamed for the winning 4x400m.
Mounts, Raine Hecox, Kadence Mathisen, Emile Nelson, Kadynce Robinson, Trinity Scott, and Kalie Sysakayavong all had individual scores for the Tiger girls. Mounts was third in the 100m dash and fifth in the high jump. Hecox placed fourth in the triple jump and seventh in the 1600m run. Mathisen was silver medalist in the discus and seventh in the shot.
Nelson took bronze in the triple jump and fourth in the 400m dash. Robinson scored fifth place in the discus. Scott was seventh in the 800m run. Sysakayavong crossed fourth in the 200m dash, seventh in the 100m dash, and landed third in the long jump. She was also on the red ribbon sprint relay team with Mounts, Fuller, and Ward. Nelson and Hecox joined Scott and Charity Crowe for the third place in the 4x800m relay team.
Martin earned stripes for the men with scoring marks in four events. He was third in the 110m high hurdles and sixth in the high jump to go along with his pole vault win. He was also the lead leg in the second place 4x100m relay. Zach Hayslip, Jonathon Norris, Dylan Sensinger, Donovan Walker, Ethan Walker, and Turner Wright all placed in the top eight for the Tigers.
Hayslip earned a pair of thirds through the triple jump and 4x400m relay. Norris knocked out a pair of fourth places in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles. He was also fifth in the 200m dash. Sensinger and Wright scored in the throws. Wright went long in the discus with a
The Walker twins formed half of two different award-winning relay teams. They joined Martin and Turnipseed for bronze crossings in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Ethan Walker was also fifth in the 400m dash. Next up for the Tigers is the Mansfield Ribbon Run on March 25.