So that meant the Berryville, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest senior high teams were busy on Tuesday taking advantage of warm, windy weather to compete in the Pioneer Relays.
When the dust settled, the Bobcats had won the meet, and the Lady Bobcats had finished second, with the Green Forest boys finishing in third place. An estimated 17 teams competed at the meet.
HIGH POINT HONORS
Berryville's Chris Donahue earned High Point honors in spite of an injury at the meet.
"He sprained his ankle early in the long jump, but we taped him up and he just went on," Lairamore said. "He scored 30-1/2 points."
SENIOR PIONEER RELAYS
Boys- 1- Berryville- 108; 2- Siloam Springs- 93; 3- Green Forest- 46; 4- Huntsville- 43; 5- Gravette- 41; 6- Prairie Grove- 40.
Girls- 1- Siloam Springs- 102; 2- Berryville- 73; 3- Decatur- 61; 4- Huntsville- 50; 5- Gentry- 44; 6- Gravette- 27. GF- 12; ES- 7.
Boys- Coach Claude Whited's Tigers were a small group, but they took three firsts, two third, and a fourth to edge out Huntsville, Gravette and Prairie Grove by a couple of points.
"Third was tremendous for us. I was pleased," Coach Whited said.
800m dash- Jonathan Hayhurst- 1st- 2:10; Ryan Watson- 3rd- 2:22.
1600m run- Vince Lazzarotto- 1st- 5:24; Isaac Carpenter ran this.
3200m run- Lazzarotto- 3rd- 11:40; Carpenter ran this.
400m dash- Kevin Hartsell- 4th- 56.35.
3200m relay- 1st- 9:11- Hayhurst, Hartsell, Watson, Lazzarotto.
Girls- Maribeth Waters was the only Lady Tiger to compete. She took second in the 1600m run, and fourth in the 800 dash.
Coach Hassell Bell took six girls and four boys to the meet, with the girls scoring seven points, while the boys didn't scratch.
Girls- 400m relay- 3rd- Becca Wallis, Brittany Wright, Nicole Base, Jessica Parsons.
1600m run- Ashley Smith- 6th- 6:48.
Boys- Jake McMorrow- Long jump- 17-8; Justin Peek- 300m hurdles- 49.12; Jann Sorriano- 400m dash- 68.12; Phillip Peek- 800m dash- 2:36 & 1600m dash- 6:11.
Boys- Coach Lairamore said winning the meet came down to the last event, the 1600m relay. They won the race over Siloam Springs, and won the meet.
The team recorded five first-place finishes, including a big one in the shot by Josh Webb, who threw 46-1-1/2. He was also third in the discus at 129-7.
3200m relay- 3rd- 9:38- Brandon Smith, Eric Hill, Patrick Grossman, Chris Schultz.
110m hurdles- Corey Roberts- 19.11; Jonathan Rylee- 18.63.
100m dash- Donahue- 3rd- 11.74; Joesph Harris- 11.95.
1600m run- Patrick Grossman- 3rd- 5:29; Aaron Killingsworth- 5:57.
400m relay- 1st- 46.50- Harris, Micheal Johnson, Josh Jackson, Donahue.
400m dash- Donahue- 1st- 54.6; Eric Hill- 56.03.
300m hurdles- Jared Gott- 48.14; Justin Summers- 51.23.
800m run- Casey Eastwood- 5th- 2:25.
200m dash- Donahue- 2nd- 23.87; Jackson- 4th- 24.25.
3200m run- Schultz- 2nd- 11:32; Brandon Smith- 4th- 11:40.
1600m relay- 1st- 3:54.93- Summers, Eastwood, Grossman, Hill.
High jump- T.R. Jamar- 6th- 5-2.
Long jump- Jackson- 4th- 19-6; Donahue- 19-0.
Discus- Josh Webb- 3rd- 129-7; Nathan Keys- 5th- 122-7; Elliott Ginn- 109-8.
Shot put- Webb- 1st- 46-1-1/2; Keys- 6th- 42-0; ginn- 37-10.
Pole vault- Cody McEnaney- 4th- 10-0.
Girls- Coach Ken Krumwiede's sharp eyes earned the team a second-place finish instead of a tie when he spotted a Decatur runner entering her fifth race of the day for the 1600m relay, the last event.
Runners are allowed just four running events and two field events this year, so the runner was illegally competing, according to AAA rules. Krumwiede stood his ground after the race, Decatur was disqualified, and the Lady Bobcats took second instead of tying with Decatur.
"There was a four-way battle for second," Krumwiede said. "It was close between us, Huntsville, Decatur, and Gentry. Decatur outran us by about two yards on the final relay, but was disqualified.
"Kayla Phillips won the pole vault, and set a new school record at 8-6. And Trista McGinley ran her best two-mile in two years and finished third. Danyaile Hagler also had a good day in the sprints and relays."
3200m relay- 3rd- 11:41- Lindsey Moore, Rachael Reuter, McGinley, Lauren Ellis.
100m dash- Hagler- 4th- 13.79; Lora Spurgin- 15.08.
1600m run- Ellis- 4th- 6:42; McGinley- 5th- 6:46.
400m relay- 2nd- 57.29- Emily Taylor, Moore, Hagler, Spurgin.
400m dash- Moore- 4th- 67.64.
200m dash- Hagler- 4th- 28.70; Taylor- 30.07.
3200m run- McGinley- 3rd- 14:13.
1600m relay- 1st- 4:45- Taylor, Hagler, Reuter, Moore.
Shot put- Grace Howze- 2nd- 30-9; Johnson- 6th- 21-6.
Discus- Sarah Wilson- 4th- 77-9.
Long jump- Hagler- 5th- 14-8; Taylor- 14-1.
Pole Vault- Phillips- 1st- 8-6 (New BHS record).