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<p>Jamie Mitchell Times Record - Greenwood’s Bailee McCorkle clears 11’-6” to claim the 2014 McDonald’s Relays Girls Pole Vault title, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Southside.</p>Buy Photo

Jamie Mitchell Times Record - Greenwood’s Bailee McCorkle clears 11’-6” to claim the 2014 McDonald’s Relays Girls Pole Vault title, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Southside.

<p>Jamie Mitchell Times Record - Greenwood’s Bailee McCorkle clears 11’-6” to claim the 2014 McDonald’s Relays Girls Pole Vault title, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Southside.</p>Buy Photo

Jamie Mitchell Times Record - Greenwood’s Bailee McCorkle clears 11’-6” to claim the 2014 McDonald’s Relays Girls Pole Vault title, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Southside.

Southside’s Hannah Rankins won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 4inches at Friday’s 44th McDonald’s Relays. Teammate Drew Jones was second.

For Rankins, Friday’s leap of 5-4 was a personal record.

“I got 5-2 at the last Alma meet, and once I got that, I knew I could get it again,” Rankins said. “I think being at our home pit made it a lot easier to do.”

Rankins made all of her jumps until the bar was raised to 5-5.

“It was pretty frustrating, because on my first try, everything was over except my leg barely hit it (bar) and made it fall off,” Rankins said. “It’s kind of frustrating, but I made it as far as I did, so I can’t really get mad at that.”

Rankins and the Lady Rebels’ mile relay team took third (4:23.37). The squad consisted of Rankins, Audra Beneux, Kasandra Stephens and Nikki Parrish.

Southside finished second overall in the team standings with 100 points — a distant 33 points behind winner Bentonville.

The Lady Rebels’ Aaliyah Grant broke the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 36-6. Grant said she was thinking about her 4-month-old daughter, Aaliana, when she took her first jump.

“My daughter inspired me,” Grant said. “I want to get back into shape and still do it.”

On any other day, runnerup Laurel Yeager might have won with a leap of 35-6 3/4. Friday, that was good enough for second. Southside’s Jordan Rainwater was fourth (34-9).

Greenwood’s Bailee McCorkle remained steady in the pole vault, taking first with a leap of 11-6.

Northside track coach Jeff Lewis feels like the Grizzlies have found a good mix in the 400 meter relay. The combination he had Friday sure held up big.

Daija Feimster, Melda Adjei, Madeline Hanna and Kyonda Thomas flew past Southside to win the 400 relay with a time of 49.65.

“That was their best time,” Lewis said. “It’s been kind of back and forth. We’ve had some different girls on there throughout the season, but this group seems to be a different group. I think we finally dialed in on the right mix.”

Har-Ber standout Payton Stumbaugh, who came into the McDonald’s Relays with the best overall time in the 100 hurdles, didn’t disappoint. She did even better, in fact, by setting a meet record with a time 14.11 — blowing past runnerup Logan Morton of Bentonville (15.04).

Stumbaugh set meet records in three events — the 100 hurdles and the 100 and 200 meters.

Alma’s Rachel Ray, who finished third (16.08) in the 100, won the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.11, with Shores taking second (47.56) and Greenwood’s Callie Harmon third (48.04).

Stumbaugh won the 100 meters with a time of 11.89. Southside’s Grant placed third (12.43) and Van Buren’s Serena Shores was fourth (12.74).

Grant was second (17-4) in the girls long jump.

The Lady Rebels’ Lani Meares placed second (1:01.49) in the open 400, about a second behind Bentonville’s Morgan Norvell. Stumbaugh won the 200 meters (24.36), with Grant and Meares finishing second and third, respectively.

Van Buren senior Maria Santillana won the girls shot put with a throw of 38-4 1/2.

“She’s had a real consistent year,” Van Buren track coach Hays Lemley said. “She’s been over 37 (feet) at every meet and she hit 40 at our meet. We’re hoping she’ll be back over 40 at the conference meet.”

Bentonville won the overall boys title with 96 points. Sallisaw was a surprising fifth overall with 54 points, with Northside and Alma placing sixth and eighth, respectively.

Northside’s Jarek Turner won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.08, nipping North Little Rock’s Ed’Zemien Lyons (15.15).

Alma’s Tres Rowland, who was placed third (15.43) in the 110, took first in the 300 with a time of 39.79. Sallisaw’s Layne Benge was third (41.13).

Keondre Thomas of Northside won the 100 meters with a time of 10.83.

Alma’s Michael Nicholson won the discus with a throw of 148-5, easily blowing past runnerup Jeffrey Rogers (136-2) of Catholic.

“There’s going to be some competition state-wide, for sure,” Alma coach Tom McMurray said. “He’s just had a great year; he’s improved at just about every meet he’s gone to.”

Nicholson’s Alma teammate, Landon Hogue, won the high jump with a leap of 6-4. Northside’s Jace Richardson and Darrian Mays finished with matching jumps of 6-2.

Salliasaw long distance standout Zack Black gave Bentonville’s Joshua Kruse all he could handle in the mile. Kruse held on with a time of 4:33.06, with Black finishing second at 4:33.46.

The Black Diamonds’ Skyler Oren won the long jump with a leap of 23-1. Oren was second (22.01) in the 200 meters, with Northside’s Thomas placing third (22.11).

Union Christian’s Dillon McBride was second (14-0) in the pole vault, with Southside’s Sam Haraway taking third (13-6).

44th McDonald’s Relays

Girls Results

1. Bentonville, 133, 2. Southside, 100, 3. Har-Ber, 90, 4. Van Buren, 57, 5. Springdale, 46, 6. Greenwood, 40, 7. Rogers, 32 1/2, 8. Fayetteville, 31, 9. Northside, 25, 10. Mount St. Mary, 21, 13. Greenland, 13, 14. Russellville, 11, 15. Mansfield 9, 16. Southside JV, 7, 17. Waldron 5, 18. Union Christian, 4, 19. Cedarville, 2, 19. Sallisaw, 2, 21. Dardanelle, 1 1/2.

Field Events

High Jump

1. Rankins, Southside, 5-4, 2. Jones, Southside, 5-4, 3. Teague, Bentonville, 4-10.

Shot Put

1. Santillana, Van Buren, 38-4 1/2, 2. Montgomery, Har-Ber, 34-5 1/2, 3. Davis, Springdale, 33-11.

Discus

1. Goodsell, Springdale, 124-0, 2. Montgomery, Har-Ber, 100-09, 3. Sysavanh, Springdale, 96-05.

Long Jump

1. Morton, Bentonville, 18-5, 2. Grant, Southside, 17-4, 3. Dixon, Bentonville, 17-2.

Triple Jump

1. Grant, Southside, 36-6 (school record), 2. Yeager, Greenwood, 35-6 3/4, 3. Dixon, Bentonville, 35-5.

Pole Vault

1. McCorkle, Greenwood, 11-6, 2. Neal, Bentonville, 10-6, 3. Hathcoate, Russellville, 10-6.

Running Events

100 Meters

1. Stumbaugh, Har-Ber, 11.89, 2. Knight, Bentonville, 12.24, 3. Grant, Southside, 12.43.

200 Meters

1. Stumbaugh, Har-Ber, 24.36, 2. Grant, Southside, 25.86, 3. Meares, Southside, 26.73.

400 Meters

1. Norvell, Bentonville, 1:00.48, 2. Meares, Southside, 1:01.49, 3. Arnold, Har-Ber, 1:04.43.

100 Hurdles

1. Stumbaugh, Har-Ber, 14.11 (meet record), 2. Morton, Bentonville, 15.04, 3. Ray, Alma, 16.08.

300 Hurdles

1. Ray, Alma, 47.11, 2. Shores, Van Buren, 47.56, 3. Harmon, Greenwood, 48.04.

800 Meters

1. Agana, Fayetteville, 2:11.13, 2. Dillon, Har-Ber, 2:12.19, 3. Quandt, Bentonville, 2:23.54.

1,600 Meters

1. Ritchey, MSM, 5:14.48, 2. Mitchell, Bentonville, 5:17.08, 3. Sales, Springdale, 5:31.64.

3,200 Meters

1. Page, Fayetteville, 11:51.68, 2. Salas, Springdale, 12:14.72, 3. Chitwood, Van Buren, 12:22.83.

400 Relay

1. Northside, 49.65, 2. Southside, 50.21, 3. Greenwood, 53.27.

1,600 Relay

1. Har-Ber, 4:06.84, 2. Bentonville, 4:15.78, 3. Southside, 4:23.37.

3,200 Relay

1. Bentonville, 9:58.86, 2. Har-Ber, 10:32.26, 3. Van Buren, 10:32.45.

Boys Results

1. Bentonville, 96, 2. North Little Rock, 82, 3. Heritage, 67, 4. Har-Ber, 56, 5. Sallisaw 54, 6. Northside, 51, 7. Fayetteville, 44, 8. Alma, 42, 9. Catholic, 40, 10. Rogers, 36, 11. Southside, 34, 12. Russellville, 14, 13. Springdale, 13, 14. Union Christian, 8. 15. Gravette, 6, 16. Van Buren 5, 16. Cedarville, 5, 18. Dardanelle, 4, 19. Ozark, 3, 20. Greenwood, 2, 21. Southside JV, 1.

Field Events

High Jump

1. Hogue, Alma, 6-4, 2. Richardson, Northside, 6-2, 3. Mays, Northside, 6-2.

Long Jump

1. Oren, Sallisaw, 23-1, 2. Little, Bentonville, 21-7 1/2, 3. Collier, Bentonville, 20-11.

Triple Jump

1. Payton, Bentonville, 44-6, 2. Patrick, Bentonville, 44-4, 3. Jones, Southside, 43-3.

Shot Put

1. Young, Fayetteville, 52-3, 2. Rogers, Catholic, 49-6, 3. Frazier, Har-Ber, 46-8.

Discus

1. Nicholson, Alma, 148-05, 2. Rogers, Catholic, 136-02, 3. Tidwell, North Little Rock, 132-0.

Pole Vault

1. Spickes, Heritage, 15-6, 2. McBride, Union Christian, 14-0, 3. Haraway, Southside, 13-6.

Running Events

100 Meters

1. K. Thomas, Northside, 10.83, 2. Saucier, Heritage, 10.86, 3. Louden, North Little Rock, 10.91.

200 Meters

1. Alexander, North Little Rock, 21.99, 2. Oren, Sallisaw, 22.01, 3. K. Thomas, Northside, 22.11.

400 Meters

1. Sain-Thomas, Har-Ber, 48.22, 2. Campos, Rogers, 50.56, 3. Powell, Har-Ber, 50.99.

800 Meters

1. Tully, Catholic, 1:59.50, 2. Bryant, Rogers, 1:59.70, 3. Camp, Har-Ber, 2:00.70.

110 Hurdles

1. Turner, Northside, 15.08, 2. Lyons, North Little Rock, 15.15, 3. Rowland, Alma, 15.43.

300 Hurdles

1. Rowland, Alma, 39.79, 2. Cole, Heritage, 40.81, 3. Benge, Sallisaw, 41.13.

1,600 Meters

1. Kruse, Bentonville, 4:33.06, 2. Black, Sallisaw, 4:33.46, 3. Galindo, Springdale, 4:33.64.

3,200 Meters

1. Graziani, Bentonville, 9:58.96, 2. Pilkington, Fayetteville, 10:02.15, 3. Galindo, Springdale, 10:03.05.

400 Meters

1. Bentonville, 42.42, 2. North Little Rock, 42.52, 3. Heritage, 42.61.

1,600 Relay

1. Har-Ber, 3:23.76, 2. North Little Rock, 3:25.66, 3. Bentonville, 3:31.13.

3,200 Relay

1. Catholic, 8:04.95, 2. Rogers, 8:10.38, 3. Har-Ber, 8:11.03.

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