Hornets close out regular season with best team performance

CABOT — The Bryant Hornets turned in their strongest performance of the season Tuesday[more] night, earning a runner-up finish to Conway in the Cabot Panther Relays. The Hornets scored a total of 128 points, to finish behind Conway's winning total of 146. There were a total of 10 teams in the meet.

Brenden Young led the way for the Hornets, taking victories in both the 110 meter high hurdles (15.52) and the 300 meter hurdles (42.41). Also earning a first place finish was the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Young, Steven Murdock, Darien Jarrett, and John Winn. Their winning time of 3:27.71 was a state qualifying time. John Winn also earned a first place finish in the 400 meter dash (50.80).

"This was by far our strongest meet of the season,” stated Hornets coach Steve Oury. “We were missing Spencer Sullivan and Tyler Purtle, who are both dealing with some injury issues, but I thought we had some guys really step up.

“Brenden Young ran a great race in the high hurdles, and John Winn popped a strong time in the 400,” he noted. “The 4 x 400 team ran a tremendous race. They are creeping up on the school record, so I know that is a goal they are chasing.”

Other scorers for the Hornets were:

1600 meter run: Clifton Hampton, second, 4:39.9; Connor Wilson, fifth, 5:02.6

100 meter dash: Makiya Hunter, seventh, 11:58

200 meter dash: Steven Murdock, third, 23.05; Brushawn Hunter, fourth, 23.12

400 meter dash: Darien Jarrett, fourth, 52.45

800 meter run: Clifton Hampton, third, 2:08.8

3200 meter run: Nicholas Schmidt, fourth, 11:05.21; Dru Wen, fifth, 11:44

4 x 100m relay: Jalen Bell, Makiya Hunter, Steven Murdock, Brenden Young, 44.36

4 x 800 meter relay: Austin Masters, Spencer Adami, Jim Dellorto, Damian Kropp, 9:18.08

High Jump: Darrien Jarrett, third, 5' 11"

Pole Vault: Justin Combs, second, 13' 0"

Long Jump: Darrien Jarrett, sixth, 20' 5"; Makiya Hunter, seventh, 20' 2"

Jump: Brushawn Hunter, fourth, 41' 1"; Makiya Hunter, sixth, 40' 6"

Discus: Connor Chapdelaine, sixth, 113' 7"

“Clifton Hampton ran a huge personal record in the 1600 meter run, and Connor Chapdelaine stepped up and got us some points in the discus,” Oury pointed out. “I know our throwers are working hard with coach John Orr, so it was nice to see one of them get a ribbon. The Hunter brothers, along with Darien Jarrett, had a nice day in the jumping events. Coach Brad Stroud is doing a great job with them.

“This was a good way to end the regular season, so now we are going to focus on preparing for the 7A West Conference Meet in Van Buren on May 25th," the coach said.

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