Eleven Central Arkansas Christian athletes were to compete Tuesday in the Class 4A State Track and Field Championships at Paragould.


“We have a chance to score a lot of points at state,” CAC coach Chris Morse said.


The state meet was moved to Paragould from Pocahontas because of flooding.


“It will be a long trip but well worth the opportunity to compete against the best in 4A,” Morse said Monday.


The Mustangs and Lady Mustangs finished third last week in their respective 2-4A conference meets at Heber Springs.


Amalie Gunn, who has signed to run for Missouri State next year, won the 100 and 200 at conference and joined Jenna Horton, Kelly Chism and Kylie Hall on the winning 4x400 relay team. She had previously qualified automatically in the 400.


“We chose not to run Amalie in the 400 (since she had already qualified),” Morse said. “She will run all four events at state.”


The 4x800 relay (Horton, Sydney Hughes, Olivia Evans and Tessa Spears) finished second at


conference to qualify for state.


“Both relays will be very competitive at state,” Morse said.


Hall took first in the high jump and second in the triple jump. Horton finished second in the 800. Hughes qualified in the 3,200. Chism was second in the 400. Spears was third in the 800.


“Chism, Spears and Hall are ninth graders who were moved up from junior high for the conference meet,” Morse said.


Kyvin Carroll threw a personal-best 47 feet, 8.75 inches to finish third in the shot put at the conference meet.


“He will be competing at state and is one of the top throwers in the state,” Morse said. “Kyvin has improved in every meet and has a great chance to win with a good showing.”


Carroll will also compete in the 4x100 relay along with Krashaun Watson, Samuel Games and Seth Crews.