Mohawk Thinclads Compete in Peco Relays

Friday, March 23, 2018
Defending 3A state shot put champion Nate Mallard, of PHS, easily took first place in his event at the Peco Relays.
TD photo/Frank Staples

The Piggott Mohawk track teams made a strong showing in last Thursday's Peco Relays at Pocahontas. Led by the defending 3A state champ in the shot put, Nate Mallard, the boys team finished seventh among the 20 teams. Meanwhile, Taylor Seal racked-up points for the Lady Mohawks as they were 14th of 17 and edged several larger schools in the process.

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Mallard won the shot put by an even three feet, as he edged Thomas Darius of Jonesboro High School. The Mohawk senior put the shot 46 feet three and one-half inches, well shy of the 46-8 he recorded last spring in taking the 3A title and the 46-11 he had in the Meet of Champions. His teammate Cade Harrell was 21st.

Sophomore Taylor Seal paced the girls' team in points at the Peco Relays, and looks to have a strong spring in several events.
TD photo/Frank Staples

Senior Brett Burns had another strong meet in distance races, finishing fourth in the 1600 and fifth in the 800 to help with the point total. Billy Elder of Marmaduke also ran in the 800, finishing two spots behind Burns in sixth place. Kasen Reeves of MHS was just out of the points in ninth for the Greyhounds.

The PHS 4x400 team finished third overall, trailing only Nettleton and West Memphis. Running legs for the Tribe were Sky Wright, Spencer Hardin, Burns and Gunner Shaw.

The Piggott High School 4x100 also had a good showing as they were in the points in sixth place. Wright, Shaw, Drake Featherston and Jacob Scott all ran legs in the race and added to the PHS point total.

Also competing, but out of the points for the Mohawks, Shaw and Wright ran the 100; Featherston and Scott ran the 200; Zac Gilbee ran the 400; Brandon Wellman also competed in the 800; Corbin Midkiff and Gilbee ran the 300 meter hurdles and the 4x800 relay team ran 13th.

Lady Mohawks

Taylor Seal and Willow Lewis compiled enough points to earn the Lady Mohawks a 14th place finish in the Peco Relays, as they edged Nettleton, Highland, Brookland and Paragould.

Seal, a sophomore, was sixth in the 100; fourth in the 100 meter hurdles; eighth in the long jump; ninth in the 200 meter and 11th in the 400 meter.

Meanwhile, Lewis was seventh in the 800 meter race to add to the point total.

Also posting, but out of the points were, Makayla Allman and Hannah Smart in the 1600 along with Jordan Tate and Ashlyn Roberts in the shot put and discus.

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