Tribe Competes in Wellman Relays

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Junior Lady Mohawk distance runner Emma Shaw shows-off her form during the 1600 meter race at Pocahontas.
TD photo/Tim Blair

Pocahontas High School hosted the annual Wellman Relays last week, with both the senior and junior meets held. The senior meet was moved back to Wednesday due to approaching bad weather, while the junior meet was held under sunny skies on Thursday. Both Mohawk teams were on hand for their respective events.

Senior Meet

The senior high meet was backed-up to Wednesday due to the approaching bad weather, with teams from across the region in action. On the day, the Mohawks got eight points to finish 17th among the 22 schools competing, as they edged Melbourne and Paragould. First place went to Batesville, while the host Redskins took second.

The Lady Mohawks were paced by Willow Lewis with a third in the 1600, while sophomore standout Taylor Seal took third in the 100 meter hurdles; fifth in the 100 meter dash and ninth in the 200 meters. Meanwhile, Makayla Allman was ninth in the 1600; Shi Higdon was 14th in the 400 and Bailey Davis was 19th in the 100 meter hurdles.

Scoring all eight points for the Mohawk boys team was senior Nate Mallard, as he took second place in the shot put. Mallard had what would be considred an off day, putting the shot just 43 feet and seven inches. Another PHS senior, Cade Harrell, was 20th.

Just out of the points for the Tribe in the 100 meter dash was Gunner Shaw, as he was 10th while Sky Wright was 20th. Thomas Dixon and Zac Gilbee also made the 400 meter finals, but were out of the points.

Junior Meet

The Mohawk boys and girls junior track teams took part in the Wellman Relays at PCH on Thursday, with Emma Shaw earning the only points on the day. Shaw generated six points for the girls team, as she took a strong third place in the 1600 meter run. A number of other Mohawk athletes also participated, but were out of the points. Among those was Kyson Conley with a ninth in the shot; the 4x100 relay team of Brandon Seal, Logan Ralph, Ethan Ralph and Joe Carpenter with a 12th and Michael Parker with 13th in the 200 meter run and 18th in the 100 meter dash. Annalee Massey also posted a 10th place finish in the girls shot put.

Micha Harrell competed in the 100 and 200, finishing 21st and 24th, and seventh grader Alyssa Blair competed in the 400 meter race, earning a 19th place finish.

Also competing for the boys, but out of the points, were Nicky Risner, Ethan Ralph, Logan Ralph, Trent Stephens and Hayden Emerson.

On the day the host Pocahontas boys took first place while the Greene County Tech girls prevailed.

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