2015 NEWS & RESULTS
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8th ANNUAL JACK FROST 1/3/15
The theme of this meet seemed to be PR's with 15 of the 26 competitors leaving with a personal best! Cabot seniors, Lexi and Tori Weeks, set overall Arkansas marks and vaulted to the top of the U.S. list at 14'00.5". Lake Hamilton junior, Nick Johnson upped his PR to win the young men's division with 15'08". Other PR's included Isabella Thew (7'06"), Annalee Buso (7'00"), Stockard King (6'06"), Hunter Johnson (7'00"), Ethan Hoffman (8'06"), Heather Ward (8'00"), Haze Farmer (11'00"), Katie Welch (10'00"), Lauren Sutherland (9'06"), Madison Shinn (11'03"), Sarah Michael (11'07") and Jay Laiyanan (12'06.75").
ARKANSAS INDOOR INVITE 1/17/15
Lexi Weeks set a new meet record with 13'08". Bryant senior, Justin Combs, PR'd with a leap of 14'04" and Lake Hamilton sophomore, Madison Shinn, reached new heights with a PR of 11'06".
ASU INDOOR TEAM CHALLENGE 1/17/15
Lexi and Tori Weeks tie for the win with a jump-off height of 13'09". Searcy Sr., Cameron Stalnaker, wins the boys division with a seasonal best 15'00".
1A-4A INDOOR STATE 2/06/15
Caddo Hills Sophomore, Matthew Standridge, takes home the silver with 14'06" while another Caddo Hills Sophomore, Kayla Torbett, PR's to win the girls division with 11'00".
5A-7A INDOOR STATE 2/07/15
Lake Hamilton JR, Nick Johnson, gets his first indoor title with a winning jump of 15'06". Cameron Stalnaker, Searcy SR, finished 2nd with 15'00". Cabot seniors, Tori and Lexi Weeks, broke the meet record with 13'06". Tori wins with fewer misses and goes on to win the meet MVP.
INDOOR PV CHAMPIONSHIPS 2/21/15
Several athletes set new personal records and took their skills to another level but the highlight of the meet was a NEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS INDOOR NATIONAL RECORD set by Lexi Weeks, Cabot senior. Lexi vaulted 14'03.25" to eclipse the previous mark of 14'02.75" set last year by Texas native, Desiree Freier. Lexi became the first Arkansas female track and field athlete to set a national record.
To add to the excitement of the day, 9 other athletes broke new ground and PR'd:
*Madison Shinn, Lake Hamilton sophomore, jumped 11'09.75"
*Searcy senior, Cameron Stalnaker, went 15'01"
*Celest Pinkerton, Beebe 8th grader, leaped 6'03" in her first meet ever
*Mt. Ida 7th grader, Kirsten Gibbs, increased her PR with a mark of 8'09"
*Haze Farmer, Lake Hamilton 8th grader, upped his best to 11'09"
*Batesville 8th grader, Payne Moser, PR'd with 10'09"
*Lake Hamilton junior, Victoria Anderson, set a new best of 9'03"
*Lauren Sutherland, Ft. Smith freshman, went 9'09" for a new PR
*Caddo Hills sophomore, Kayla Torbett, PR'd for the 2nd meet in a row at 11'01"