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Lady Panthers finish second in 7A-Central meet

Cabot’s Jordan Burke competes in the 100-meter dash prelims during the 7A-Central track meet last week at Panther Stadium. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Cabot’s Jordan Burke competes in the 100-meter dash prelims during the 7A-Central track meet last week at Panther Stadium. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)
Cabot pole vaulter Lexi Weeks clears the bar during the 7A-Central conference track meet last week at Panther Stadium. Weeks, along with her twin sister Tori, finished tied for first at 13 feet. Both will compete in the Class 7A state track meet Thursday at Panther Stadium. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Cabot pole vaulter Lexi Weeks clears the bar during the 7A-Central conference track meet last week at Panther Stadium. Weeks, along with her twin sister Tori, finished tied for first at 13 feet. Both will compete in the Class 7A state track meet Thursday at Panther Stadium. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)
Cabot’s Tori Weeks clears a preliminary height during the pole vault at last week’s 7A-Central track meet. She, along with her twin sister Lexi, finished tied for first at 13 feet. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Cabot’s Tori Weeks clears a preliminary height during the pole vault at last week’s 7A-Central track meet. She, along with her twin sister Lexi, finished tied for first at 13 feet. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

Cabot High School hosted the 7A-Central conference track meet last week at Panther Stadium.

The Lady Panthers finished second, just behind Fort Smith Southside. The Panthers finished in fifth place, with North Little Rock taking first. Cabot’s combined score was good for first, with Southside taking second.

Lexi and Tori Weeks led the Lady Panthers, winning four events and having nine finishes in the top four between them.

Lexi won the 400-meter dash, the long jump and tied for first in the pole vault with her sister at 13 feet. She was also second in the 1000meter hurdles and fourth in the 200-meter dash. Tori was first in the 300-meter hurdles, third in the 100-meter hurdles, third in the triple jump and seventh in the high jump.

Micah Huckabee also had a big day, winning both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.

Danielle McWilliams finished second in the 400-meter dash and seventh in the 100-meter dash.

Ashley Gore finished fourth in both the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs. Gore was also seventh in the 3,200-meter run.

Ashley Odom took fifth in the 800-meter run and seventh in the pole vault. Samantha Nickell was fifth in the 3,200-meter run and seventh in the 1,600-meter run. Katie Wright had a solid day in the strength events, taking sixth in the shot put and ninth in the discus. Miranda Walker was ninth in the 400-meter dash and ninth in the triple jump.

Rachel Hall finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, Sydnie Shumate was fourth in the pole vault, Lauren Buckus took fifth in the shot put, while Seaton Howard was ninth in the 800-meter run and Taylor Godsey was ninth in the 1,600-meter run.

The Lady Panther relay teams finished second in the 400 and 3,200, and took third in the 1,600.

On the boys side, Jordan Burke had good day for the Panthers in the speed events. Burke was third in the 100-meter dash, third in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 400-meter dash. Layton Alley was sixth in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the 100-meter dash. Jake Ferguson took fourth in the 400-meter dash and 10th in the long jump.

Aaron Henry showed off his arm by finishing third in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Keith Pledger finished third in the shot put and eighth in the discus.

Hayden Richey finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles and ninth in the 110m hurdles.

Heath Pledger was fourth in the discus, while Brandon Jones was right behind with a fifth place.

Brayden Mercantel took sixth in the 1,600-meter run, Nick Davis was sixth in the 3,200-meter run, while Braxton Burton and Rocky Burke tied for sixth in the pole vault. Logan Melder finished eighth in the 300-meter hurdles, Dylan Smith was eighth in the pole vault, and Brett Brockington tied for ninth in the 110-meter hurdles.

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