Mohawk Track Teams in Action

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Junior Lady Mohawk Taylor Seal continues to have a strong track season, as she has garnered the most points at three meets this year, even when competing against larger schools.(photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Mohawk junior and senior high track teams have been busy this spring, taking part in a number of meets. Both the girls and boys junior and senior squads took part in the first annual Peco Foods Relays at Pocahontas on April 4.

With Coach Walter Rau deployed to Guatemala, Paul Seegraves has taken over the coaching duties of the girl's team, while Michael Harrell continues to enjoy success with the boys.

Girls Teams

The senior Lady Mohawks finished 14th out of 26 schools registered at the Peco Relays, and the top eight finishers each brought home a ribbon.

In the shot put Molly Daffron took eighth with a put of 29 feet and 2 inches, as she and Becka Davis participated.

In the track events, the 4x400 relay team of Emily Massey, Elizabeth Hobbs, Ebonie Arriola and Denise Curry took fourth place with a time of 5:11.24, the 4x100 relay team of Jaessa Threatt, Hobbs, Arriola and Colby Crossfield took eighth place with a 57.74, Crossfield was 17th in the 100 meter dash and Massey was 17th in the 400 meter. Also participating was McCaleh Foulk in the discus.

The junior girls, led by standout eighth grader Taylor Seal, finished seventh out of the 24 schools registered. Seal also won the high point award for the meet as she scored 35.5 points, beating out over 200 other athletes.

Seal was first in the 100 meter at 13.83, with teammate Bailey Davis running seventh; she took second in the 100 meter hurdles with Lady Mohawk Shalyn Lewis running 12th, and she was second in the 200 meter dash, with teammate Claire Bellers running 12th. She also finished fourth in the 400 meter dash, with Emma Shaw finished 17th.

Seal also took sixth in the long jump, and along with Davis, Maddie Reeves and Lewis ran sixth in the 4x100 and with Lewis, Reeves, and Shaw took fifth in the 4x400 relay.

Makayla Allman also took part in the 1600, and the relay team of Jasmine Leggett, Annalee Massey, Allman and Bellers was 11th in the 4x800 relay.

Boys Teams

Mohawk shot putters Seth Lacey and Nate Mallard took second and third at the Peco Relays, and have punched their ticket for the state meet. Meanwhile, Logan Dixon ran fifth in the 100 meter dash with a 11.59, and was only beaten by runners from Jonesboro, Nettleton and Batesville, as Justin Goding finished 14th.

Caleb Welborn had a strong performance in the 1600 meter, finishing fourth with a time of 5:18.78, as Spencer Hardin finished 15th. Reegan Mayberry was 18th in the 100 meter hurdles, with Cory Fuller finished 22nd and in the 200 meter dash Hayden Lemmons was 17th. Nathan Gookin was 19th in the 300 meter hurdles, Dillon Horn was eighth in the 3200 meter and Dakota Santos and Colby Stokes were 18th and 24th in the 400 meters.

The 4x100 relay team was seventh overall, while the 4x400 team ran ninth. Brett Burns had a ninth place finish in the 800 meter, and Santos was 22nd in the long jump. Rounding out the day were 20th and 24th place finishes by Cade Harrell and Hardin in the triple jump.

Gunner Shaw had a big day for the junior boys, running fourth in the 100 meter dash while Jacob Scott was 14th, and finishing fifth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump, followed by Piggott's Trey Gossett in 14th. Meanwhile, the 4x100 relay team ran fifth and the 4x400 relay team was seventh. Sky Wright was 10th in the 110 hurdles, with Corbin Midkiff running 16th; Lane Buchanan and Konner Davidson were 12th and 16th in the 200 meter dash Wright was 11th in the 300 meter hurdles and Matt Bowers and Brandon Wellman were 16th and 20th in the 400.

Wellman Relays

Both teams returned to Pocahontas last week, taking part in the Wellman Relays.

Girls Teams

Once again Taylor Seal helped the junior girls to a strong finish, as they were seventh from among 26 teams. She also took the high point award once again, scoring 27 points--best of more than 250 athletes.

Seal was second in the 400, third in the 100 meter hurdles, fourth in the 100 meter and 200 meter and sixth in the long jump. Also taking part in the 100 was Bailey Davis with an 11th and also running in the 300 hurdles was Claire Bellers in fifth. Meanwhile, Lewis took 10th in the long jump and Ashlyn Roberts took part in the shot put. The 4x100 relay team was sixth with Davis, Macey Williams, Lewis and Reeves, the 4x400 relay team was sixth with Lewis, Reeves, Davis and Emma Shaw and the 4x800 relay team took ninth place with Leggett, Allman, Massey and Bellers.

Meanwhile, the senior squad was 15th of 30 teams competing in the event.

Molly Daffron was fifth in both the shot put and discus, and also participating were Foulk and Davis. Meanwhile, the 4x800 relay team of Cury, Emilee Seegraves, Massey and Bautista was fourth; the 4x400 relay team of Cury, Hobbs, Arriola and Bautista was ninth and the 4x100 relay team of Threatt, Hobbs, Arriola and Crossfield was eighth.

Boys Teams

The junior boys 4x100 relay team ran fifth at the Wellman Relays, while the 4x400 was eighth. Shaw finished ninth in the 200 meter and 10th in the 100 while Scott was 13th. Buchanan was 16th in the 200, Bowers was 16th in the 400 andWellman ran 22nd, Ben Holcomb was 11th in the 1600, Wrigh and Midkiff were 15th and 18th in the 110 hurdles, and Drake Featherston and Wright were 16th and 17th in the 300 hurdles.

Boys Teams

Lacey and Mallard finished one-two at the Wellman Relays as well in the shot put, while Welborn posted a third place in the 1600 meters. The 4x800 meter relay team was fourth, and Cody Crittenden finished fifth in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump.

Dixon posted a seventh place finish in the 100, with Lemmons coming in 17th. Both runners also participated in the 200, but finished 17th and 29th. Santos and Matt Williams were 17th and 27th in the 400; Burns posted a 10th in the 800 and Hardin was eight in the 1600 and fifth in the 3200, followed by Horn in seventh.

Reegan Mayberry and Ashton Edwards were 13th and 16th in the 110 hurdles, while Stokes and Mayberry were 17th and 18ths in the 300 hurdles.

Tuesday was the district junior high meet, also held at Pocahontas. The senior high conference meet is set for next Tuesday, April 26. The 3A state meet will be held May 2 to 6, and the meet of champions is set for May 21.

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