On Wednesday, October, 21st, the Waldron Cross Country teams showcased their running powers at the Tom Stuthard SW Regional Top 25 Championship in Mena. The Sr High Lady Bulldogs team, who finished their last regular season meet with a score of 28, and the Jr High Bulldogs team, beat out 14 other schools to place first. “Sophomore, Maria Grano, has run her personal record this season with a 20:05 and is working hard to break 20:00,” expressed coach, Angie Bailey.
“Senior, Ryleigh Anschutz, has also run her personal record with 21:32. Senior, Constance Richmond, has been consistent with the hope of breaking 22:00 for the season. Junior, McKenzi Stidman, has run her beat this year and hopes to also break 22:00. Constance and McKenzi are great partners who consistently push each other. Senior, Star Spence, is our number 5 and her pr was run this season and is looking to break 24:00. We have come in 1st or runner-up at every meet and this was up against many schools bigger than us. State won’t be easy. West Fork is a great team and our runners match up perfectly with theirs. It’ll literally come down to who wants it more that day. State is going to be held on November 5 at Oaklawn in Hot Springs.”
With a score of 27, the Jr Bulldogs team consisted of Johnny Williams at 3rd, Keegan Lynch at 4th, Cole Bailey at 5th, Landon Defoor at 6th, Kylon Fielding at 9th, Caden Hunt at 14th, and Gabe Nevills at 15th. The Jr High Lady Bulldogs team placed 4th with the help of Ashadan Poor who took 12th, Karis Pritchard at 14th, and Karli Anschutz with 15th. And the Sr High Bulldogs who consist of Bladyn Mays, Ambrose Poor, Sam Slater, Sean Frayer, Marvin Velazquez, Mitchell Wright, and Drake Carnley, took home a 6th place team win.