Tiger Stripes Earned By Young Track Team


Mansfield's seventh grade girls show the Runner-Up plaque from the Waldron track meet.

Mansfield rolled into Waldron on April 8
with a small crew of seventh grade track athletes. They cruised out with the
individual high point award, a runner-up plaque, and a backpack full of

Kynslee Ward, Mansfield’s most dominate
seventh grader this season, ran away with the high point award in the girls
division. The high jumper, long jumper, hurdler, and relay anchor scored 44
points for her third such award this season.

High point winner Kynslee Ward

Harlie Fuller, another Lady Tiger
stalwart, continued the point parade for Mansfield with 28 points. The second
leading scorer for Mansfield throughout most of the year earned her high marks
in the pole vault, hurdles, and relays.

Collectively the total team effort by
Mansfield accumulated 167 points to nab the runner-up plaque at the Waldron
Bulldog Seventh Grade Relays. Mena squeaked by the Tigers with 172.5 points for
the team win.

Ward won the both the 100m hurdles
(18.55) and 300m hurdles (55.36). She also placed first in the high jump (4-4)
and long jump (14-5). She anchored second place finishes in both the 4x100m and
4x400m relays.

Fuller won the pole vault (6-0) and
placed second in the 300m hurdles (57.34). She was third in the 100m hurdles
(19.32) and was part of both sprint relays.

Mansfield’s scoring got another boost
from Eden Mounts. The multi-talented runner tallied 27 points through two
sprint races, high jump, long jump, and one relay.

Katelyn Corson took the tough points
with a second place mark in both the 400m dash (1:12.35) and 4x400m relay. She
also placed modest marks in the shot, discus, and 100m dash.

Alexis Chestine, Raine Hecox, Rachel
Johnson, Taryn Lunsford, Kadence Mathisen, and Emile Nelson rounded out the
scoring for the MMS prep team.

For the boys, Peyton Martin led the team
with a pole vault win (7-6) and solid marks in the hurdles and two sprint

Zach Hayslip, Donovan Walker, and Ethan
Walker covered the sprint points for the Tiger boys. Sammy Sellers, Dakota
Langford, and Turner Wright placed in the throws.

The Mansfield men were short handed as
injury and illness handcuffed their normal production.

The Waldron meet was the last prep match
for the Mansfield seventh grade this season.

Mansfield seventh grade boys track members pose after the Waldron meet.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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