Arkansas High School Track and Field
Hallie Siems and Erin Williams return in for their sophomore campaign. As long as we have them in our battery we can beat anyone in the state," Bowman said.AR MEET OF CHAMPS 3200 Brendan 9:12.43
Track and Field Track and Field, what was once a proud tradition in Stuttgart. Unfortunately, participation numbers have dwindled in recent years in Stuttgart as well as across the rest of state.
The track team began to see that area improve with Stuttgart boasting the largest roster in the conference.
A look into Ricebird Spring Sports
According to Harrod, the improvement is due to a renewed focus on the program. We have a brand new eight-lane track and we also redid our pits this season," Harrod said. When hired, Josh Price made it very clear that he wanted an all-sports program, not just football, and that track was at the top of the list. When discussing track in Stuttgart, Harrod said that one must begin with the jumping events.
Timquorian Johnson is an elite jumper who qualified for the Meet of Champs as a sophomore. In addition to Johnson, four other jumpers qualified for the state tournament a season ago. Stuttgart will compete in eight meets this season beginning with a practice meet in Stuttgart on March 12th that will also host Dewitt and Lonoke.
The Meet of Champs will be on the campus of Arkansas Tech.
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Baseball No team this spring more deserves the title, Baby Birds, than the Stuttgart Ricebird baseball team. With only five upperclassmen making up a roster of 22 kids, the Ricebirds are very, very young. That fact is not lost on Stuttgart Manager, Kevin Youngblood.
These kids played last season a lot as well as competed against year-olds in American Legion baseball last summer," said Youngblood.
Presley-Griffin named to Lyon College Athletic Hall of Fame
The Ricebirds lost in the first round of the conference tournament to Southside,failing to make the regional tournament for the first time in several years. With 16 underclassmen making up the roster, will be a season of growth. In the State Meet, she was second in both hurdles.
At the Meet of Champs she was fifth in both. Jennifer placed fourth in the Pentathlon. For her senior year, she decided to concentrate on the In the State Meet, she was first in the with a 2: Her first lap was faster than the winner's time.
Meet of Champs @ Russellville
Griffin won the at the Meet of Champs, as well. She placed second at the Pentathlon and holds the Pentathlon State Record for the Her cross country two mile time was At that time, Arkansas high school senior girls raced two miles, rather than the 5K. In basketball, Jennifer still holds the Heber Springs Sr. Girls' Rebound Record of in a season.
In track, she ran her in 5: Jennifer would like to thank many Heber Springs coaches that helped develop her gifts, among these: She had the most supportive parents of whom any athlete could ask, Charles and Sherry Presley.