Gary B.: Area teams do well in track and field state tournaments; Lady Pioneers’ Griffin tallies big points

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Cave City’s boys finished second in Class 3A, being edged out by the Prescott Curly Wolves. The Cavemen finished with 62 team points to Prescott’s 78 and a half.

In the Class 2A girl’s state tournament, the Lady Bearkatz of Melbourne took the championship with 76 points — eight better than runner-up Yellville/Summit with 68.

In the Class 4A State Tournament held at Pioneer Stadium, Magnolia took the title, finishing the 17 events with 96 points with Pea Ridge coming in second with 75 points. The Pioneers finished 15th with 13 points.

Pea Ridge won the girls title, more than doubling their nearest opponent (Valley View).

The Batesville girls finished in ninth with 31 team points. It was an outstanding tournament for the Lady Pioneers’ Taylor Griffin. In four events — 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, long jump, and triple jump — Griffin tallied 21 of her team’s 31 points.

She had a second place finish, a third, a fourth, and a seventh-place finish for her 21 point total.  Congratulations to Taylor.

Lexi Edwards, Juliana Moser, Lauren Cowden, Madelyn Cunningham, and Kate Moody also did well and contributed to the team total.

Image of Taylor Griffin via Batesville School District Facebook

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