Jr. Hornets dominate

HOT SPRINGS – The Bryant ninth-grade boys earned their second win in a row Tuesday at the Lakeside Relays in Hot Springs.  The Jr. Hornets scored a total of 155 points to dominate the field, finishing 41 points ahead of runner-up White Hall. 

Mar’Kevius Nelson won the high point award with a total of 35 points.  Nelson won the triple jump with a leap of 39’ .75”, placed second in the long jump (18’ 9”), tied for second in the high jump (5’ 4”), placed fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.10), fifth in the 200m dash (24.9) and was part of the third place 4 x 100 meter relay team with Brenden Young, Steven Murdock, and Clark Garland (45.81). 

 “Once again everybody competed very hard,” Bryant Coach John Orr said. “We knew that going into this meet without John Winn, who is recovering from a slight injury, that some others were going to have to step up and score points, and they really came through for us.”

Earning first-place finishes for the Jr. Hornets were Justin Combs in the pole vault (10’ 6”), Brenden Young in the 110m hurdles (16.08) and the 300m hurdles (43.63), Mark Winn in the 800m run (2:07.93), Drew Allen in the discus (130’), and the 4 x 800m relay team of Connor Wilson, Austin Masters, Dru Wen, and Mark Winn (9:19.58). 

Also scoring were Dalton Davis in the 300m hurdles (3rd in 45.81) and the pole vault (5th in 7’ 0”), Dru Wen (2nd in 5:06.31) and Connor Wilson (5th in 5:10.49) in the 1600m run, Wilson also in the 800m run (4th in 2:17.27), Jim Dellorto in the 1600 meter run (6th in 5:14.88), Nicholas Schmidt in the 800m run (8th in 2:23.12), Clark Garland in the 100m dash (6th in 12.34) and the 200m dash (4th in 24.53), Connor Chapdelaine in the discus (5th at 116’ 3”), Steven Murdock in the 400m dash (3rd in 55.30), and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Murdock, Davis, Nic Townsend, and Young (3rd in 3:48.93).

“Davis had a very strong showing in the 300-meter hurdles, and the discus throwers, Allen and Chapdelaine threw much better,” Orr said. “Mar’kevious continues to score lots of points for us and Brendon Young and Mark Winn continue to dominate their events.” 
The Jr. Hornets will be in action again next week at Hot Spring on April 3 and Conway on April 5.