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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Heber runs down two more titles

  • Heber Springs won its 56th and 57th track and field conference championships on Wednesday as both the boys and girls each cruised to the 2-4A Conference title at Panther Stadium.
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  • Heber Springs won its 56th and 57th track and field conference championships on Wednesday as both the boys and girls each cruised to the 2-4A Conference title at Panther Stadium.
    The Lady Panthers have now won 27 conference titles, including 16 consecutive, while the three-time defending state champion Panthers have won six in a row and 24 of the past 25.
    Heber’s girls amassed 249 total points, topping runner-up Clinton (126) by 123 points. Heber’s boys compiled 217 points ¬ 59 points ahead of second-place Pine Bluff Dollarway (168).
    The Lady Panthers produced nine individual conference champions as Mary Simmons won the 400 (1:03.83) and 800 (2:30.99); Grace Lehfeldt won the 1600 (6:02.76) and 3200 (13:35.79); Alison Thomas won the 100 hurdles (16.92) and high jump (5’ 1”); Ashley Patchell tied for first in the pole vault (8’ 6”); Stephanie Music captured first in the triple jump (32’ 9.50”) and Christina St. John won the discus (90’ 11”).
    Notably, Madi Fires and Millie Wilson let up near the end of the 1600 and 3200 to help Lehfeldt join them at this coming Tuesday’s state meet.
    Heber’s 4x400 relay team (Erin Rezanka, Alyssa Uphoff, Patchell and Mary Simmons) placed first with a time of 4:35.17) and the Lady Panthers’ 4x800 relay team (Korl Cusick, Adrianna Simmons, Amanda Matthews and Wilson) won their race with a time of 11:15.05.
    The Panthers, who have now won 30 conference titles, produced seven individual conference champions as Austin Schmidt won the 400 (51.28); Brock Ballard won the 800 (2:04.53) and 3200 (10:33.84); Jesse Applewhite captured the 1600 (4:53.33); Chance Donaldson won the 300 hurdles (44.71); Dylan Bly won the long jump (20’ 11.5”) and Nate Hills took first in the shot put (46’ 11”).
    Notably, Ballard and Malachi Cannon let up in the 1600 to aid Applewhite in hisrun to first place and a spot at state. The top two competititors in each event qualified for the state meet.
    Heber’s 4x400 relay team (Bly, Willie Adkins, Marcus Robinson and Schmidt won their race with a time of 3:31.97 and the Panthers’ 4x800 relay team (Schmidt, Cannon, Patrick Hill and Ballard) won with a mark of 8:43.83.
    The Panthers are gunning for their fourth straight outdoor state title on Tuesday at Panther Stadium.

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