CABOT — Brenden Young set a new Bryant Junior High record in the [more]300 meter hurdles to lead the Bryant Blue Hornets eighth grade track team of Bethel Middle School to a third-place finish at the Wal-Mart Invitational track and field meet on Tuesday.
Young’s time of 42.94 won the event. He was also second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.28.The Hornets finished with 75 points trailing only North Little Rock (121) and Heber Springs (80) at the meet.
“I was very impressed with our athletes’ times especially since they have not been to a meet for three weeks,” stated Hornets coach Bobby Winn. “All of them improved their times from the Bryant meet which shows they have worked exceptionally hard, even over spring break.”
In addition to Young’s efforts, John Winn continued his assault on the record book, coming just short of school marks in the 400 and the 200. In finishing second in the 400, Winn ran a 52.65. The record is 52.4. In the 200, he was third with a time of 23.29. The record is 23.1.
“I believe he has a shot to set one of those records if not both at Lake Hamilton,” Winn mentioned.
The Hornets run at Lake Hamilton on Tuesday, April 19.
Winn was also second in the 100 meter dash, finishing in 11.37.
Mark Winn contributed fourth-place points in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:19 while Brushawn Hunter finished sixth in the long jump (17-8.5) and the triple jump (34-2). Bryce Hardin finished sixth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.87 while Houston Clifton added an eighth-place finish in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:21. Clark Garland was eighth in the 200 with a time of 25.03.
In the relays, the Hornets finished second in the 4×400 with Nick Townsend, Young, Hunter and John Winn teaming up on a 3:50.69 clocking. In the 4×100, Young, Garland, Hardin and Hunter turned in a 48.38 which garnered third-place points. The 4×800 team of Clifton, Micah Holdman, Dylan Wolf and Mark Winn finished fourth in 9:50.8.
Finishing just out of the top 8 (scoring) positions in the long jump were John Winn (15-6) and Hardin (15-0); in the triple jumper, Hardin (31-9.5) and Clifton (32-11). Hunter ran a 12.32 in the 100 and Townsend finish the 400 in 59.46. In the 800, Clifton finished in 2:30 and Holdman in 2:33 while Wolf turned in a 5:26 in the 1600.
In the field events, Drew Allen was Bryant’s top performer in both the discus and shot. Young also competed in the discus while Caleb McElyea and Garland contended in the shot.