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Track: Lady Pointers finish 3rd

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Alma’s Brittany Griffin throws the discus during the Pointer Relays at Van Buren on April 12, 2013. Griffin’s throw of 96-11 took second place.</p>

photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD

Alma’s Brittany Griffin throws the discus during the Pointer Relays at Van Buren on April 12, 2013. Griffin’s throw of 96-11 took second place.

Van Buren hosted the Pointer Relays on Friday with Bentonville running away with both the men’s and women’s titles.

The Tigers finished ahead of Heritage and Rogers. Alma placed fourth and the Pointers took sixth.

In the women’s division, the Lady Tigers scored 219 points while runner-up Southside finished with 98.5 points. The Lady Pointers was third and Alma finished sixth.

The Lady Pointers posted a couple of wins as Rebekah Gibbons won the 3,200 (11 minutes, 50.32 seconds) and was second in the 1,600 (5:25.08).

Maria Santillana took first in the discus with a throw of 100 feet, 1 inch, and was also second in the shot put (35-7).

Lady Pointers

Maria Valente finished third in both the 1,600 (5:40.78) and the 3,200 (12:11.21).

Serena Shores placed third in the 100-meter hurdles (17.19 seconds), fourth in the 100 (13.34) and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (48.80).

Bailey Gossett was third in the shot put (32-2.25) and fifth in the discus (91-0)

Logan Edwards clinched fourth in the 1,600 (5:48.52) and sixth in the 3,200 (12:47.36)

Lady Airedales

Hannah Alexander, Jennifer Dean, Alex Short and Rachel Ray each ran a leg of the 3,200-meter relay which placed second (10:59.91).

Brittany Griffin finished second (96-11) in the discus.

Alex Short took third in the 400 (58.89) and fourth in the 200 (26.73).

Holly Coombes, Renee Fletcher, Molly Slate and Kate Shepherd ran in the 400-meter relay and finished fourth (54.99).

Coombes ran with Ray, Alex Short and Taylor Short to clinch fifth in the 1,600-meter relay (4:26.2).

Ray nabbed sixth in the 200 (27.98) and Cadi Morrison was sixth in the pole vault (7-0).

Katie Brown tied for eighth in the high jump (4-6), while Hannah Murphy seized eighth in the shot up (29-0.75).

Lady ’Jackets

Kelsey Marvin took second in the high jump (5-1) and seventh in the long jump (15-1.5).

Pointers

Jacob Eason grabbed second in the triple jump (44-7.5), third in the 300-meter hurdles (41.29) and fourth in the long jump (20-2.25).

Tyler Jensen clinched third in the 800 (2:05.63).

Jensen teamed up with Clarke Henson, Julio Ibarra and Joey Walker) and took fifth in the 3,200-meter relay (8:53.26).

The Pointers had three place seventh at the meet, including Marcus Baker (200, 24.16 seconds), Austen Diaz, (400, 56.69) and Sean Bricker (long jump, 19-7.5).

John Barton clinched eighth in the 400 (56.73).

Airedales

Michael Nicholson grabbed second in the discus (138-9) and eighth in the shot put (42-1.5).

Tim Pearson seized fourth in both the 110-meter hurdles (16.12) and the 300-meter hurdles (41.41).

Will Mauldin, Sam Moffett, Jamee Montoya and Mason Sims teamed up to finish fourth in the 3,200-meter relay (8:52.8).

Tres Rowland clinched fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (41.74) and eighth in the long jump (19-6.5).

Rowland and Pearson joined up with Nick Wilbanks, and Weston Rhoads to take sixth in the 400 (45.58). Cody Sallee was fifth in the high jump (5-8) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (16.78).

Brad Hurst took fifth in the shot put (42-10.75) while Mac Croff was fifth in the discus (130-0).

Pearson, Rowland, Wilbanks and Montoya each ran a leg for Alma and was sixth in the 1,600-meter relay (3:39.64).

Moffett placed sixth in the 1,600 (5:00.52), and Landon Houge tied for sixth in the high jump (5-8).

The Airedales had four athletes place seventh, including Skylar Combes (1,600, 5:02.12), Jacob Sayavong (pole vault, 12-0), Jake Marrs, seventh in the triple jump (40-6), and Brooks Langdon (shot put, 42-1.5).

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