Keys wins state shot put event

Sunday, March 16, 2003
Bobcat Nathan Keys, left, won the AAA-AA-A Indoor State Track Meet shot put event last weekend with a heave of 47-5. Josh Webb, at right, took second with a throw of 43-11. Both athletes are juniors. CCN/David McNeal

Berryville's Nathan Keys is the new indoor state champion in the shot put! And teammate Josh Webb is second.

Keys took the title last weekend at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in the AAA-AA-A classification with a throw of 47-5.

Webb threw 43-11, as Coach Ben Lairamore's "big guys" swept the top two spots. Both are juniors, so will be around to wreak havoc in that event this year and next.

Also competing at the meet was Elliot Ginn, who threw the shot 39-7, and Chris Schwartz and Patrick Grossman, who competed in the 3200m run.

Jerod Gott ran the 55m high hurdles in 10.04, and Adrian Armer ran them in 11.01. Sergio Gil ran the 200m dash in 26.01, plus he and Grossman long and triple jumped during the competition.

Coach Ken Krumwiede took just a handful of girls to the meet, as a number were away competing in the state basketball tournament in Prescott.

Krumwiede said Shawna Miller ran the 3200m race in 14:14, and Trista McGinley had a time of 14:32 in that event.

Rachael Reuter ran the 800m dash in 3:11, and Mary Howze long jumped 12-5, and triple jumped 24-11. Senior Kayla Phillips and Howze tried the pole vault, with Phillips clearing the 7-6 height.

The junior and senior high teams traveled to Eureka Springs on Thursday for a practice track meet.


Coach Claude Whited took some athletes to the meet, with the 3200m relay team taking fourthplace in 9:19. Jonathan Hayhurst, Trey Kerby, Caleb Hayhurst, and Vince Lazzarotto made up that team.

Jonathan Hayhurst also ran the 800m dash and was fourth in 2:09. Isaac Carpenter and Lazzarotto competed in the 3200m run, and Caleb Hayhurst and Kerby ran the 1600m race.

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