September 10th, 2014
ARKADELPHIA â€“ The Benton Cross Country Team had a strong showing at the Bob Gravett Invitational Cross Country meet in Arkadelphia. The cross country team competed in its first 5K of the year at Ouachita Baptist University on Saturday.
Hope Ernhart was the leader for the Benton girls with a time of 24:56, followed by Carolyn Johnson with at 26:57, Maddie Bailey with a 30:54, and Amber Heath with a 32:24.
The Benton boys ranked third overall with an average time of 19:47, with all team members completing the 5K in 22 minutes or less.
Bryant High School will host an anti-bullying program Thursday, Sept. 11.
The program is based on the diaries of Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School.
The intent of the program is to make a positive change at the school.
"Rachel's personal acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for the most life-changing school program in America," said Devin Sherrill, Bryant School District communications director.
Experienced runners and beginners alike are encouraged to join the Saline County Striders and begin the Little Rock Marathon training programs.
Little Rock Marathon race officials announced Tuesday that Saline County residents will have the opportunity to learn more about running or walking a marathon during an informational meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Community Center, 3505 Boone Road in Benton.
The Little Rock Marathon offers a free training program for individuals planning to participate in the 2015 race.