NASHVILLE – The Nashville Scrappers became district track champions Thursday while hosting their conference meet at Scrapper Arena, doubling the efforts of runners up Ashdown with 203 total points.
Ignacio Perez led the team with a pair of first place finishes in the 1600m and 3200m runs, winning the races in 4:51.42 and 11:09.31, respectively. Other winners included Jordan Williams, who dominated the 800m run with a 2:08.65 finish, Trey Hughes, who won the high jump with a 5’11” performance, and Trace Beene, whose 12’4” pole vault was matched only by second place finisher Nick Myers.
Further buoying the Scrappers to the overall title were the school’s 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams, which won their events in 3:34.35 and 8:53.91.
Among second place finishers, Austin Gibbs was king, taking the runner up position in both the 110m hurdles (16.72) and 300m hurdles (44.38) while Robbie Morphew earned similar placement in the 800m run (2:09.36) and Kiawan Wynn replicated their efforts in the 200m dash (23.24). The Scrappers’ 4x100m relay team and triple jumper JaCoree Walker rounded out the list of runners up with a 44.60 finish and a leap of 41’3.25”.
Coming in third were Kiawan Wynn (100m dash, 11.42), Sam Cogburn (110m hurdles, 16.94; 300m hurdles, 45.19), Jarvis Holmes (shot put, 43’) and Hughes (triple jump, 41’1”). Lower placing finishes included those of Warren May and Zach Jamison, who split the resulting points after placing fourth in the 800m run with 2:13.43, and Dillon Honea, whose 110’3” discus throw earned him a fifth place ribbon. Kirby Adcock finished one place higher in the event with a throw of 115’3” and additionally took eighth in the shot with a 41’1” effort, while Matthew Carver’s 12:18.01 finish in the 3200m run was good for fifth.
Also earning a lion’s share of lower-scoring ribbons was Jackson Beavert, who was sixth in the 400m dash (54.85) and pole vault (9’) and took fifth in the long jump with 19’5”. Adding final points to the Scrappers’ total were Jalen Jones, who finished sixth in the 100m dash with 11.71, Chas Scott, who was seventh in the 400m run with 55.11, Sam Cogburn, who placed seventh in the long jump with 19’1”, Dalton Smead, whose 8’6” pole vault earned him similar placement, and Holmes, who added a seventh place finish with a discus throw of 108’6”.
Carver and Cogburn’s eighth place finishes in the 1600m run (5:28.93) and high jump (5’6”) closed out scoring for the Nashville thinclads.
The Scrapperettes were less competitive overall, finishing last despite the efforts of Asia Munn, who led the team with four ribbons. Munn was second in the 300m hurdles (51.53) and high jump (5’), third in the triple jump (32’11.5”) and rounded out her scoring with a fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles (18.25).
Other athletes of note in the girls’ division included Ines Constante, who took fifth in the 800m run (2:49.69), Karie Porter, who placed similarly in the shot put with a 29’4” toss and Timya Sanders, who was close behind Porter with a 29’3” throw.
Jasmine Scott was the only other Scrapperette to score, finishing the 400m dash in 1:11.10 for an eighth place ribbon.