Mohawk Track Teams Compete at District
The Piggott Mohawk boys and girls track teams traveled to Pocahontas last Tuesday for the 3A-3 district meet. Both squads brought home third place finishes among the conference members, both finishing behind delta powerhouses Rivercrest and Osceola—in that order.
On the day, the Tribe responded with a number of outstanding performances as a total of 19 athletes were qualified for this week's state meet.
The Mohawk boys team got several strong individual performances at the district meet, including a handful top three finishes. On the day they finished third with 113.5 points, well ahead of Hoxie's fourth place effort with 51 points and behind Rivercrest (242) and Osceola (134.5).
The Tribe made a strong showing in the relays, and Brett Burns won the 1600 meter race by some 21 seconds, then later won the 3200 by around 40 seconds over the second place runner from Hoxie. In addition, Stephan Grambling posted a fourth.
Multi-sport standout Quinton Reeves also took first place in the high jump, edging Bruce Parker of Rivercrest by a full two inches with a jump of 5-10.
The Mohawk 4x100 relay team of Justin Goding, Cade Harrell, Gunner Shaw and Jacob Scott took first with a time of 46:65, beating Rivercrest's 49:04. Meanwhile, the 4x400 team ran second to the Colts, and the 4x800 team consisting of Burns, Spencer Hardin, Matt Bowers and Brandon Wellman was fourth. Burns also finished fifth in the 800 meter run to round-out a successful day.
In the 100 meter dash Piggott's Gunner Shaw finished fifth, Goding was seventh, Scott was 12th and Harrell ran 16th. In the 200 meter dash Shaw was fourth, Lane Buchanan was 10th Scott finished 13th and Mason Tillman was 14th.
Trevon Allen finished sixth in the 110 meter hurdles, with Reegan Mayberry finishing ninth. In the 300 meter hurdles Sky Wright finished fifth, Drake Featherston was ninth and Mayberry 12th.
Goding also finished third in the 400 meter race, with Cory Fuller finishing 11th.
In addition to Reeves' first in the high jump, the Mohawks got a second place finish in the shot put by Nate Mallard, while Cade Harrell was eighth and Devyn Riley was 12th.
Also posting a second place performance was Mason Tillman in the discus, while Buchanan was seventh, Bret Fuller was 11th and Harrell finished 12th.
Hardin was 10th in the long jump, followed by Wright in 12th and Tillman in 14th. And, in the triple jump competition Shaw was seventh, Hardin was 12th, Harrell was 13th and Featherston was 15th.
The Lady Mohawks also finished third behind the Colts (208.5) and Seminoles (113) with a total of 79 points as they edged Manila's 76.5. Leading the way was freshman Taylor Seal, as she won the 100 meter, took second in the 100 meter hurdles and the 200 meter dash, and was a member of the second place 4x400 relay team with Willow Lewis, Bailey Davis and Shi Higdon.
The 4x800 meter relay team also placed second, and included Lewis, Higdon, Hannah Smart and Georgina Bautista. Lewis also finished second in the 800 meter run, with Jamara Bell finishing seventh and Jasmine Leggett finishing eighth for the Tribe.
Along with Seal's first in the 100 meter dash, Davis finished third and Abby Dutka was sixth. Davis was also third in the 200 meter dash while Jaessa Threatt ran 14th.
Makayla Allman had a third place finish in the 3200 meter run, with Bautista finishing sixth for additional points.
In the field events, Seal finished seventh in the long jump with Threatt posting a 12th place finish. Jordan Tate was 12th in the shot put, with Ashlyn Roberts 14th, McCaleh Foulk 16th and Raven Killian was 24th. Taylor Frazier was ninth in the discus, with Tate finishing 10th, Roberts 14th and Foulk 15th.
The Tribe made a good showing at Monday's state track meet at Prescott, with junior Nate Mallard bringing home the state championship in the shot put; freshman Taylor Seal finishing fourth in the 100 meter and junior Quentin Reeves notching a sixth place finish in the high jump--among other strong performances. Complete details may be found in the May 10 print and online editions of the CCTD.