Friday, April 25, 2014

SPORTS STORY >> Badgers second at Sheridan

Leader sports editor

The Beebe boys’ track team put up a season-high in total points Tuesday at the Yellowjacket Relays in Sheridan, but it was only good enough for second place. Camden Fairview won the meet with 163 points while the Badgers piled up 120. Benton finished third with 95 while Parkview and Maumelle finished a distant fourth and fifth with 68 and 61 points.

Sophomores Connor Patrom and Keishaun Davidson were fourth and fifth respectively in the 200-meter dash, an event won by Fairview’s Keyondre Jones. Patrom later won the 400-meter race for the second consecutive meet with a time of 50.69. Patrom has been inching closer to the state qualifying time of 50.56, and has the 5A-East Conference meet still left to achieve that goal. He also finished seventh in the pole vault to add another point to Beebe’s total.

Race Payne won the shot put for the second-straight meet as Beebe racked 17 points in that event. Payne earned 10 points by throwing 48-3.25. Dusty Skinner placed fourth and Dusty Grier took seventh for the Badgers. Payne is less than three inches from a state-qualifying throw.

Jesse Crisco was going for a second-straight win in the discus throw, but had to settle for second after Fairview’s Elliot Jordan tossed 144-8.

The Badgers won the 4x400-meter relay by a little more than a second over Little Rock Hall with a time of 3:36.14. Beebe was fifth in the 4x800 and sixth in the 4x100.

Senior Badger John Diaz took second in the 800m while sophomore Logan Brown was sixth and junior Tyler Childress finished eighth. Childress and Marshall Wooten both cleared 5-foot-4 in the high jump to tie for fifth place.

Three Badgers also placed in the mile, with Allen Kirk and Diaz finishing second and third, and sophomore John Paul Savage finishing fifth.

Benton’s Morgan Reese won the mile and two mile races, while Kirk and Savage took fifth and sixth in the two-mile race.

A pair of seniors scored points for Beebe in the hurdle events. William Peterson took fourth in the 300m hurdles and fifth in the 110m. while Marcus Burns was fifth in the 300m.

The 5A East meet is schedule for May 1 at Beebe.