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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Decatur's Desi Meek pushes past another runner on the home stretch of the girls 400-meter run during the Arkansas High School Indoor Track Meet held at the Tyson Indoor Track Complex in Fayetteville Feb. 23.

FAYETTEVILLE -- With rain coming down in buckets over much of northwest Arkansas on Friday, athletes, coaches, families and friends gathered in the Randall Tyson Indoor Track Complex at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for the Arkansas Coaches Association's 2018 Arkansas High School Indoor Track Meet.

Under warm, dry conditions, more than 300 athletes from 54 Arkansas high schools gathered for the 1A-4A track event. Included in those gathered at the Tyson facility were athletes from Gravette, Decatur and Gentry. Several athletes from those local schools brought home medals in 26 events.

Both Chastery Fuamatu and Mason Clark (2017 4A state champions) from Gentry took first place gold in the shot put, while Heidi Vinson took home a fifth-place medal in the pole vault. The Gentry 4x800 relay team earned a third-place bronze medal and finished in the 10th position in the 4x400-meter relay.

Gravette's Aiden Patton finished in second place behind Mason in the shot put, with a throw of 48-00.25.

Decatur had four athletes earning medals during this meet. Desi Meek, one of the Bulldogs' top female athletes, earned second place in the 400-meter dash, third in the 60-meter hurdles and fifth in the 200-meter dash. Taylor Haisman, one of Decatur's top male athletes, earned a third-place medal in the 800-meter run. Jimmy Mendoza earned a fourth-place medal in the high jump.

Other Gravette, Decatur and Gentry athletes participating in events included:

Boys

• 60-meter hurdles: 7. Atwood-Gentry 9.49, 17. Brown-Gravette 10.00, 21. Rachel-Gravette 10.15, 28. Bingham-Decatur 10.64, 37. Gore-Gentry 11.56.

• 60-meter dash: 36. Mendoza-Decatur 7.72, 40. White-Gravette 7.76, 42. Wood-Gravette 7.81, 43. Faulkenberry-Gentry 7.81, 50. Barrios-Gravette 7.99.

• 200 meters: 27. Huntsman-Gravette 24.84, 31. Woodall-Gravette 25.01, 34. Mendoza-Decatur 25.10, 38. Cain-Gentry 25.63, 39. White-Gravette 25.66.

• 400 meters: 11. Brandon-Decatur 55.21, 14. Barrios-Gravette 55.69, 25. Rachel-Gravette 57.35, 38. Huntsman-Gravette 58.58, 42. Bingham-Decatur 1:00.98, Royer Hernandez-Decatur 1:02.36.

• 4x400 relay: 10. Gentry 3:55.18,

• 4x800 relay: 3. Gentry 9:03.33, 9. Decatur 9:26.16.

• 800 meters: 3. Haisman-Decatur 2:07.82, 15. Santiago-Gentry 2:18.59.

• 3,200 meters: 10. Truman-Gentry 11:15.47, 16. Frazier-Gentry 11:49.80.

• High jump: 4. Mendoza-Decatur 5-10.00, 18. Wilkinson-Gentry 5-06.00.

• Pole vault: Xiong-Gentry 10-06.

• Shot put: 1. Mason-Gentry 49-03.50, 2. Patton-Gravette 48-00.25, Ruzek-Gentry 40-08.00.

• Triple jump: 10. Mendoza-Decatur 39-00.00, 19. Wilkinson-Gentry 37-03.00.

Girls

• 60-meter hurdles: 3. Meek-Decatur 10.17, 15. Vinson-Gentry 11.16, 21. Rollo-Gravette 11.31, 22. Mejia-Decatur 11.45, 26. Vann-Decatur 11.76.

60-meter dash: 8. Meek-Decatur 8.39, 34 Rollo-Gravette 9.55, 37 Rubi-Decatur 9.65, 48. Berger-Gravette 20.36.

200-meter dash: 5. Meek-Decatur 27.43, 27. Berger-Gravette 30.64, 43. Shaffer-Decatur 32.23, Lizzie Haisman-Decatur 35.96.

400-meter: 2. Meek-Decatur 1:01.96, 9. G. Berger-Gravette 1:06.29, 12. Bird-Gravette 1:06.93, 26. T. Berger-Gravette 1:11.43, Sandoval-Decatur 1:12.60, Skaggs-Decatur 1:13.55.

800-meter: 6. G. Berger-Gravette 2:46.22, 8. Bird-Gravette 2:49.85, 20. Larson-Gravette 3:01.83, 24. Fuentes-Decatur 3:08.58, 34. Rubi-Decatur 3:31.93.

1600-meter: 28. Maberry-Gravette 6:49.90.

High Jump: 6. Mejia-Decatur 4-10.00, 21. Bird-Gravette 4-04.00.

Pole Vault: 5. Vinson-Gentry 8-00.00.

Shot Put: 1. Chastery Fuamatu-Gentry 42-08.50, 7. Verner-Gravette 29-11.50, 13. Berry-Decatur 28-04.00, 14. Owens-Gravette 27-06.00.

Long Jump: 11. Vann-Decatur 13-09.00, 13. Vinson-Gentry 13-08.25.

Triple Jump: 7. Meek-Decatur 31-01.00, 16. Mejia-Decatur 28-09.50.

Sports on 02/28/2018

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