With Josh Smith accounting for 40.5 points by himself the Booneville Bearcat track team won Bearcat Relays last week by 59 points over second place Waldron in the 10-school meet.
The meet had originally been scheduled for March 6 but was pushed back due to weather conditions and was instead conducted in almost perfect weather.
Smith won the long jump, the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles. He was second in the 300-meter hurdles and also ran a leg of the 4x100-meter relay.
Smith’s winning leap in the long jump covered 20’ 10"; he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.33 and the 110-meter hurdles in 16.43. He ran the 300-meter hurdles in 44.46. The 4-100-meter team covered the lap in 45.58.
The Bearcat’s owned the field events. In addition to Smith’s win in the long jump, the Bearcats also had Dalton Gray win both the shot at 45’ 8.5" and the discus with a toss of 115’, Landon Vance take the high jump at 6 feet and Grant Wiggins win the pole vault at 13 feet.
Vance also added points by placing second in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. The Bearcats also had a second relay win in the 4x400-meters. The 4x800-meter relay unit finished fifth.
Also logging points for the Bearcats were Justin Shackleford finishing third in the discus and seventh in both the 400- and 100-meter dash; Cody Harrel third in the high jump and triple jump and fourth in the long jump; Matt Berry second in the triple jump and 400-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash; Tripp Williams fifth in the 800-meter run; Jimmy Scott third in the pole vault; Cole Inklebarger fifth in the 300-meter hurdles; and Dalton Herrera fifth in the 1600-meter run.
The Lady Bearcats finished fifth in their field and were led by Allie Vaught winning the discus with a throw of 95’ 1/2". Vaught was also second in the shot put.
Other placements for the Lady Bearcats were thirds by the 4x100-meter relay team and Paige Joyce in the 200-meter dash; fourths by the 4x400-meter relay team and Logan Lyle in the 200-meter dash; sixths by Joyce in the 100-meter dash and triple jump, and Riley Taylor in both the 800- and the 1600-meter runs; sevenths by Virdiana Vazquez in the triple jump; and eighth by Vazquez in the 100-meter dash.