Thomas breaks freshman school record in long jump

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Caleb Thomas broke the Bryant freshman record in the long jump at a meet at North Little Rock on Thursday, April 23. The leap covered 21 feet, 6 ½ inches.

With a thin group of thinclads this spring, Junior Hornets coach Bart Reynolds praised his crew, saying, “This is one of those years we have so few kids, I am kind of letting the kids have more input in what they want to run simply because we want them to have fun.”

Thomas, he added, has consistently provided highlights.

“Caleb has placed in the top three in the 100 and 200 meter dashes in every meet,” Reynolds noted. “He does well in the triple jump too.”

He continued, “Tyler Potts and Nick Hughes have worked hard for me this year running the 800 and 1600. Omar Gulley, Jonathan Parks, Sam Stoops and Caleb have done consistently well in the 400 meter relays in each meet. Omar and Jonathan have also competed hard in the high jump.

“I have one thrower, Ross Ragsdale, who has worked day in and day out in the shot put and discus and, perhaps, in the future will be very good simply because of his strong work ethic.

“Jacob Powell is a kid who is an unlikely hurdler but he wanted to do it and has continued to get better every week.”

The Hornets head to the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference meet in Cabot on Tuesday, April 28.

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