Academy wins both boys and girls conference titles.
The Pointers won their second River Valley Conference track title as the Freshman Academy took both the boys and girls titles at Southside on Tuesday.
The Pointers scored 260 points in the boys’ division followed by Alma (109.5), Chaffin (79) and Darby (48.5).
“What surprises me about this bunch is how well-rounded they are. Usually, you’ll get a team which may be strong in the long distances, the medium distances, the sprints or the throws,” said coach Derek Davis. “We weren’t going to win a lot of events, but we were going to place kids in every event.”
Davis said the team worked hard throughout the season.
“These guys would set a new PR every time they went to a meet. They would look for improvement during every practice,” Davis said. “They worked hard, they’re good teammates to each other and they’re fun to be around. I’m excited about the future of the program.”
The Lady Pointers, who haven’t won a meet this season, but had a strong presence, benefited with seventh and eighth graders moving up from Northridge and Butterfield Trail. Van Buren edged Ramsey by two points (170.5-168.5) to clinch the title.
Alma was third with 85 followed by Kimmons (64).
“These are a good group of ninth graders,” said coach Tim Landers. “They’re a small bunch, but all year they’ll be right in the mix. The seventh and eighth graders really helped.”
The Pointers won 10 events, including all three relay races. The 400-meter relay team was comprised of Brayden Rivas, Colton Lloyd, Jude Bartholomew and Zach Hewett. Bartholomew also ran part of the 1,600 relay team with David Evans, Geoffrey Scott and Jantz Thompson. The 3,200 relay team was made up of Dawson Freeman, Khanh Troung, Tyler Lemley and Cody Lowry.
Hewett also won the 200-meter dash and was second in the 300-meter hurdles and sixth in the 110 hurdles. Scott placed first in the triple jump and was fifth high jump.
Lemley captured first in the 1,600-meter run and was sixth in the 800. Also nabbing first was Freeman in the 800 and Thompson in the 300 hurdles.
Isaac Carter seized first in the 400, fourth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. Cha’raun Page secured first in the discus.
The Lady Pointers won both the 1,600 and the 3,200 relays. Carlie Nguyen, Kierstin Weaver, Jazlynn Hernandez and Lauren Wilkinson comprised of the winning 1,600 relay team. Weaver ran with Bryslin Oden, Kinley Brown and Bailee Woodard for the 3,200 relay event.
The 400 relay team (Rylie Ford, Samara Camyn, Jaidee Flavier and Taylar Christensen) was fourth.
Amberline Ming was the only other winner for Van Buren as she won the 1,600 and was third in the 800.
The Lady Pointers picked up 33 points from Brooke Moore, who clinched second in both the 300 hurdles and the pole vault, third in both the 100 hurdles and long jump, and fourth in the 100.
The Airedalettes picked up a couple of wins. Ariel Towns-Robinson finished first in the shot put and was eighth in the discus. Krystal Wise took first in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.
Kevin Jones was the only individual winner for Alma as he earned first in the shot put.
Jayden Thompson nabbed second in both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. Anna Lee was also second in the discus.
Christensen finished third in the 100 and was eighth in both the 100 hurdles and long jump.
Nguyen collected third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the pole vault. Wilkinson placed third in the discus and was seventh in the 400.
Clinching third was Hernandez in the 400 and Woodard in the 1,600.
Bryslin Oden captured fourth in both the 800 and the high jump. Gracie Carter took fourth in the triple jump.
Arwen Cox seized fifth in the pole vault and Eric Sikes was sixth in the shot put.
Chole Cazzell secured seventh in both the 200 and the triple jump.
Seizing seventh was Alexi Gibson (high jump), Megan Lewison (pole vault) and Alyssa Brown (discus).
Raven King was eighth in the 400 and Emma Welborn secured eighth in the high jump.
Dylan Lawrence placed second in both the 400 and the pole vault. Bobby Themplama finished second in the 200 and was third in the 100. Eric Marcos took second in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Brayden Branch earned second in the discus and seventh in the shot put.
In the 1,600-meter run, Lowry was second and Andrew Wagoner was third.
Clinching third was Guillermo Palafox (110 hurdles), Bartholomew (triple jump) and Hayden Roark (pole vault).
Alan Hansana was fourth in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles. Evan Myers captured fourth in the 400.
Lloyd nabbed fifth in both the 100 and the 300 hurdles. Also collecting fifth was Rivas in the long jump and Kaleb Kovitch in the pole vault.
Miles Kuykendall finished fifth in the discus and sixth in the shot put.
Earning sixth was Ethan Brown (400), Trent Ball (pole vault) and Tanner Callahan (discus).
Seizing seventh was Troung (800), Kameron Chambers (long jump) and Gary Phillips (triple jump).
The 1,600 relay team clinched second while the 400 team was third and sixth in the 3,200.
Sydnee Hesson collected second in the shot put and sixth in the discus.
Tori Kilgore placed second in the 100 hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles.
Nabbing fifth was Rane Orrick (high jump), Kayla McCain (long jump) and Whitney Higgins (pole vault).
Lakin Scott took sixth in the 100 hurdles while Brooke Phenis was seventh in the 1,600.
The relay teams secured second in the 3,200 and were third in both the 1,600 and 400.
Karsten Beneux placed second in the shot put and was third in both the 400 and the discus.
Austin Cluck captured second in the 800.
Caedmon Johnson nabbed third in the long jump and fourth in the 300 hurdles.
Seizing fourth was Zachry McCoy (pole vault), Matthew Hamblin (shot put) and Heith Housewright (high jump).
Dakota Caplena secured sixth in the 200 and eighth in the 400.
Josh Davis clinched seventh in the 400 and eighth in the shot put.
Finishing seventh Logan Chronister (300 hurdles), Brayden Meinardus (pole vault) and Tyler Williams (discus).
Collecting eighth was Andrew Duncan (800), Martin Nunez (1,600) and Kaden Domerese (300 hurdles).