Central Arkansas Christian’s track and field teams will compete in the 2-4A Conference Track Meet at Heber Springs on Wednesday.
Coach Chris Morse said several Mustangs and Lady Mustangs had already qualified for the Class 4A State Meet at Pocahontas on May 2, but they are wanting more.
First- and second-place finishers in each event at the conference meet will automatically qualify for state.
“We have a chance to qualify in several events,” Morse said. “Kyvin Carroll has already qualified for state in shot put with a 46-10 throw last week. He has a good chance to do so in discus if he performs well in conference. Seth Crews has a chance to qualify in the 400.
“The girls have quite a few opportunities to score several points in conference and qualify for state. Senior Amalie Gunn has already qualified in the 100, 200 and 400. Senior Jenna Horton has a great chance to qualify in the 800, and senior Sydney Hughes does in the 1,600 and 3,200.”
The junior Lady Mustangs won their second straight River City Conference title last week. Morse said he thought that was the 15th CAC title in the last 18 or 19 years. The junior Mustangs finished second.
Now that the junior high season is over, Morse will move up several freshmen to add depth to the Lady Mustang varsity.
Freshmen Kylie Hall, Kelly Chism, Tessa Spears and Kya Carroll will allow CAC to compete in the 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
“I feel like we will be very competitive in the relays and could qualify in both,” Morse said. “Kylie Hall has a chance to qualify in the high jump. Her personal record is 5-0. Spears will give us a chance to qualify in the 3,200 relay along with Horton, Hughes and Olivia Evens. Chism and Hall will compete in the 1,600 relay along with Gunn and Horton.
He said Gunn had enjoyed “a great senior year.”
“Amalie will run track in college and plans on making a decision soon,” Morse said. “I am very proud of both boys and girls teams. All of their hard work has paid off. The future looks great on Mustang Mountain.”