Track & Field

Look below the results for the schedule!!  

The Rattlers and Lady Rattlers entered the state championships with high expectations and a host of entries.  The Lady Rattlers fought to a 6th-place finish while the boys got off to a great start but slowly faded to 13th by the end of the night. Each was in 3rd place entering session 4 in the evening finals.  Great performances were the story for the teams.  Hannah Green is now the Class 2A State Champion having cleared a PR 9'3" on her way to breaking the school record in pole vault. Hannah Smith followed that up with an electrifying performance in the 100m hurdles for silver. Caleb Hyatt hit bronze in the discus while Matthew Smith took bronze with a PR in the high jump. The boys 4x800m relay team of Tatum Scott, Levi Wright, Javier Aparisi, and Jesse Witt finished just out of the medals with a 4th place as did Clair Curtis with a PR in the shot put. Her throw is the second-best in school history. Lauren Ryan placed 5th in the 3200m run while also scoring in the 1600m run. Hannah Smith hit 5th in pole vault and 6th in the 300m hurdles with a new PR. Jesse Witt hit 7th in the triple jump. The girls 4x800m relay team of Lauren Ryan, Michal-Ann Dobson, Carlee Parrish, and Marlene Emken took 8th place to round out the scoring. Taryn Leslie PRed in the long jump and triple jump. Hannah Green and Hannah Smith were named to the ALL STATE team and Hannah Green qualified for the Meet of Champs.  It was a great season with some great state performances.   

 

What a season!   The Rattlers came on strong at the end of the season with 3rd place finishes at Waldron and Mansfield before staging an epic comeback to take the District 2A-4 Championship narrowly edging rival Danville in Sr. Boys and in Sr. Girls!   In the senior girls' division, the nucleus of Hannah Smith, Lauren Ryan, and Hannah Green set the stage early and often. They got great effort and points from the surrounding cast as well.  Green, Smith, Carlee Parrish, and Michal-Ann Dobson started the day with a 1-2-3-4 finish in the pole vault competition; Green is ranked #1 in Class 2A while Smith is just returning from injury. Then in the high jump, Smith led Kelsey Krigbaum and Marlene Emken to a 3-5-8 finish. Clair Curtis hit some nice marks in the throws going 3-8 with Sarai Parrish in discus and 1-7 with Mary Lee in the shot put. Her put is the second longest is school history. Taryn Leslie and Smith went 2-3 in triple jump then Leslie returned to go 2-6 in the long jump with Hannah Green.  The Lady Rattlers entered the running events with a slight edge over the Lady Little Johns. Lauren Ryan, Michal-Ann Dobson, Marlene Emken, and Carlee Parrish dominated the field in the 4x800m relay. Hannah Smith set a new school record (16.69 –previous Aubrie Davis 16.96 and narrowly missing the district record of 16.61 – Avery Williams Hector) in the 100m hurdles narrowly edging Westside’s District MVP, Lauren Brasel in a great race.  Hannah Green and Kelsey Krigbaum went 4-5 in the 100m dash. Ryan won her second race of the day in the 1600m followed by Parrish in second. Krigbaum, Green, Leslie, and Emken won the 4x100m relay as well. Green PRed and took 2nd in the 400m dash while Emken and Leslie finished 6th and 7th. Smith came back to dominate the 300m hurdles in fine fashion. Ryan, Dobson, and Parrish placed 2nd, 3rd, and 5th in the 800m run to pull ahead of the Danville girls. Krigbaum, Leslie, and Salzer finished with 7 points in the event. Then Ryan, Dobson, and Parrish went 1-2-3 in the 3200m to put the battle to an end. Smith, Green, Leslie, and Emken put the icing on the championship cake by winning the mile relay in dominating by 9 seconds.   The Lady Rattlers amassed 212 points for the day.    In the boys' division, Caleb Hyatt started the day with two great performances:  43’5” and 131’2” to win shot and discus. Kobe Faughn took 7th in the shot while Xeng Yang, Kobe Faughn, and Jay Thao went 3-4-8 in discus! Next up, Jesse Witt PRed with a 40’2.5” triple jump to narrowly beat the #1 ranked Ryan Dockery from Lavaca ny 2.5 inches and qualify for state! Matthew Smith and Trevor Blake took 4th and 7th in the event.  Smith and Chase Gibson finished 1-2 in high jump; Tatum Scott, Smith, and Gibson placed 3-4-6 in the long jump. Josh Cox ended the field events with a 3rd-place finish in Pole Vault.  The Rattlers came out of the field events slightly behind arch-rival Danville.  Nate Bryan, Javier Aparisi, Josh Cox, and Levi Wright led the mighty Rattlers to the 3rd place 4x800m relay finish. Smith, Scott, Blake, and Timothy Stevens went 3-4-10-15 in the 100m dash. Wright, Aparisi, and Cox finished 3-5-6 in the 1600m run.  The 4x100m relay team of Xeng Yang, Caleb Hyatt, Jesse Witt, and Matthew Smith took 2nd.  Scott, Witt, and Hyatt went 2-3- 7 in the 400m dash. Xeng Yang took 3rd place in the 110m high hurdles and came back to finish 3rd in the 300m hurdles. The Rattlers were down double digits going into the 800m run but Aparisi, Cox, and Bryan went 3-6-7 in the 800, Smith, Scott, and Roark went 2-4-15 in the 200m, and then Wright, Aparisi, and Cox went 2-4-5 in the 3200m run to take the lead for good.  For good measure, the mile relay team of Scott, Witt, Hyatt, and Yang placed 2nd to qualify for state.  The Rattlers edged Danville 202-190. What a day!   Full results at ar.milesplit.com.  

Postseason awards so far: 

District Champions Sr. Boys; District Champions Sr. Girls

Jr. Boys District Champions

Tatum Scott Jr. Boys District 2A-4 MVP High Point

Jr. Boys ALL CONFERENCE:
Ashton Droemer
Tatum Scott
Kobe Faughn
Nate Bryan
Sam Warner
Haden Littleton
Joseph Brown
Timothy Stevens

Jr. Girls ALL CONFERENCE:
Clair Curtis

Sr. Boys ALL CONFERENCE:
Chase Gibson
Caleb Hyatt
Matthew Smith
Levi Wright
Javier Aparisi
Josh Cox
Jesse Witt
Xeng Yang
Tatum Scott

Sr. Girls ALL CONFERENCE:
Clair Curtis
Hannah Green
Hannah Smith
Taryn Leslie
Lauren Ryan
Michal-Ann Dobson
Marlene Emken
Carlee Parrish
Kelsey Krigbaum

Junior Boys are District Champions!!!!  Girls finished 3rd.   Results to come....

Official results from the Mansfield Quad meet and the Gaile Hainley Relays in Waldron have really caused a buzz among Rattler Nation. PRs include Jesse Witt in triple jump 39’8”, Chase Gibson long jump 21’1” and 5’10” high jump, Josh Cox pole vault 8’6”, Caleb Hyatt discus 139’, Xeng Yang and Kobe Faughn discus as well, with Caleb winning shot put. Hannah Green took second and state-qualified in pole vault. Tatum Scott 19’8” long jump and 55 second place 400m. Taryn Leslie season best 30’8” triple jump. Sarai Parrish 8th place discus. Hannah Smith season best and second in both hurdle races. Lauren Ryan 2nd in 1600 and season best 13:51 3200. Levi Wright won the 3200 in PR 11:20. Xeng Yang placed in both hurdle races. Hannah Green PR 1:08 400, Michal-Ann Dobson, Ryan, Marlene Emken, and Carlee Parrish ran a season best relay, Dobson 3:03 800 ....and so much more as the Rattlers finished 3rd at both meets. Full results at ar.milesplit.com. District results coming soon!

The senior high had their best meet this season with 9 PRs turned in on the night.  Jesse Witt started it off with a 39'2" triple jump taking a top-three finish while Hannah Smith finished 5th. Caleb Hyatt finished 2nd in the shot put. Josh Cox cleared a new PR in the pole vault for 7th place and Hannah Green took 3rd with a vault of 8'. Chase Gibson followed that with a long jump PR of 20'2" for 3rd place and then 5'10" PR in the high jump for 3rd with Hannah Smith going 4'6" for 4th. The 4x800m relay took 2nd behind Jesse Witt 2:17, Levi Wright 2:21, Josh Cox 2:34, and Javier Aparisi 2:35. Hannah Smith turned in top 4 finishes in both hurdle races while Xeng Yang PRed in 18.31 and 47.06. Lauren Ryan finished top 3 in the 1600m and 3200m while placing in the 800m as well. Josh Cox PRed in 800m with a 2:33. Hannah Green and Jesse Witt each scored in the 400m dash. Levi Wright finished off the night with a big PR of 11:20 in the 3200m run good enough for 2nd place. 

Even in the 30mph winds and wind chill of 40 degrees, Rattler Pride shines bright! Tatum dominates in 400m and had the longest jump of the night*, Clair takes 2nd in shot put, Kobe takes 2nd in discus and third in shot put, relay team of Tatum, Nate, Ashton, and Sam take 3rd, along with a host of other nice performances.

Outdoor season began with some nice performances at the Bearcat Relays in Booneville. Caleb Hyatt again led the way with a second place finish in shot put and 4th in discus.  Hannah Green was second in pole vault and sixth in long jump and 7th in the 100m dash. Hannah Smith was 2nd in 300m hurdles, 4th in 100m hurdles, and 6th in high jump. Xeng Yang scored top 4 in both hurdle events and helped the sprint relays to top 8 finishes. Levi Wright and Lauren Ryan paced the distance runners with scoring finishes in 1600m and 3200m runs while Michal Ann Dobson scored in the 800m run.  Jesse Witt led the boys 4x800m relay with Javier Aparisi, Levi Wright, and Josh Cox to a 3rd place finish while the girls with Ryan, Dobson, Marlene Embken, and Haley Dorrough placed 4th. 

 

The Magazine Lady Rattlers and Rattlers had three placements in the Class 1A-4A State Indoor track meet Friday in Fayetteville, two by sophomores and another by a freshman.

Hannah Green vaulted 9 feet to finish third overall in the meet.

Also scoring for the Lady Rattlers was freshman Claire Curtis placing fourth in the shot put with a distance of 30′ 5″.

The lone Rattler to finish in the scoring was Caleb Hyatt whose 41′ 3.5 shot put was a seventh place finish.

Finishing just outside the scoring was Hannah Smith at 11th in the triple jump and in a tie for 13th in the high jump.

For the boys, Tatum Scott was 16th in the long jump, the 4x400 meter relay team was 12th and the 4x800-meter relay team was 14th.  -  Glenn Parrish

 

Rattler Track and Field 2018 schedule

Outdoor

March 5               Bearcat Relays                 Booneville

March 15/16       Bentonville/Little Rock*              

March                   Panther Relays                 Clarksville*

March 27             Mansfield Tiger Relays   Mansfield

March 30             Airedale Relays                Alma

April 5                   Sandlizard Relays           Dardanelle

April 6                   Cyclone Relays                 Russellville*

April 12               Gaile Hainley Relays         Waldron

April 16                Last Chance Meet             Mansfield

April 19                McDonalds Relays             Ft. Smith

April 23               District 2A-4 West Championships    Danville

May 2                  Class 2A State Championships Mineral Springs            

May                       Meet of Champions           Heber Springs

May                       Decathlon                             Cabot

 

Jr. High

February 27          Magazine Invitational     Magazine

March 6                 Bearkitten Relays             Booneville

March 13               Alma Relays                       Alma*

March 29              Tiger Relays                       Mansfield

April 2                    Sandlizard Relays            Dardanelle

April 10                Gaile Hainley Relays         Waldron

April 16                  District 2A-4 West Championships Danville

 

7th grade

February 27             Magazine

March 8                  Booneville

March 26                Mansfield

April 16                     District 2A-4 West Championships Danville

Track results

The Rattler track season ended with a 6th place finish at the state championships. That came on the heels of a great day at the district championships where the Rattlers gave defending 1A State Champions Jacksonville Lighthouse a great run and the Lady Rattlers pushed State Champions Quitman for most of the day. Individual highlights included Aubrie Davis medaling in the pole vault and turning in the 3rd fastest hurdle time at state. The 4x800m relay team of Lauren Ryan, Marley Littleton, Kia Yang, and Michal-Ann Dobson placed 4th at state and Lauren Ryan took 4th in the 3200m run. Caleb Hyatt placed 10th in the discus while Davis, Racheal Phillips, and Hannah Smith all scored in pole vault "vaulting" the Rattlers into first place for the time being. They remained in first or second for much of the day. Reagon Pickartz continued the scoring with 7th in discus. Smith also scored in triple jump. Finally, the 4x400m relay team of Davis, Littleton, Taryn Leslie, and Hannah Green took 4th place.

Tradition

Magazine has a storied tradition of success built upon the hard work, determination, desire, and dedication of its athletes. State championships, state records, and collegiate athletes are found within this story.  From Emmitt Cleveland in the 30s to Brittney Bryan in 2014; from Billy Wallace in the 80s to Roy Carey in the early 2000s; from Jeremy Wortham in the 90s to Katy Carter in 2012; this is a great story of the journey of some very special athletes.    Emmitt Cleveland set the state record in pole vault with 11'8" in 1938; the record stood for 18 years.  Roy Carey tied the indoor state all-time best with a 6.52 55m dash at Fayetteville's All-Comer Meet in 2003 finishing 4th overall with all stars from all surrounding states including a win over future Olympic medalist Wallace Spearmon. Carey is one of three Magazine athletes named to the All Arkansas Track and Field Team - Roy Carey, Courtney Bryan, and Brittney Bryan.  Brittney Bryan was Class 2A State MVP.

 

The teams have been ultimately successful having won 2 State Championships, 2 State Runners-ups, six 3rd place finishes at state, 37 District Championships, and Invitational meets at Greenwood, Booneville, Paris, Clarksville, Danville, Dardanelle, Waldron, and Magazine to name a few. The 2009 Jr. Girls went undefeated winning every meet that season.  

 

Track and Field Team consistency since 1996:
 
2-Time State Champions 2012, 2014
2-time State Runner-up 2010, 2011
 
6-time 3rd place at State: 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012
3-time 4th place at State: 2000, 2004, 2011 (9-time semifinalists)
 
8-time top 8 at State: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2018 (8-time quarterfinalists)
 
21 total top 8 STATE finishes in past 22 years. Rattler Pride!

 

 

We begin with the field events.

 

Magazine has a long and storied tradition in Track and Field.

 

Rattler track and field has been around for close to 100 years. The last two decades have been very successful including 2 State

Championships, 2 state runners-up, and 6 third place state finishes plus 37 conference titles. In the last few years the Rattlers have produced

multiple collegiate athletes: Brittney Bryan (UCA), Katy Carter (UAFS), Shelby Gordon (UCA), Travis Williams (UAFS), Churxa Yang (UAFS),

Allan Fairbanks (UCA), Keith Runyan (CBC), and Roy Carey (Coffeyville/Kansas)

 

The first recorded State Champion was Emmitt Cleveland who accomplished the feat 3 times in the late 30s and early 40s. (Pole vault)

Jeremy Wortham was the first modern-day State Champion in 1993 (High Jump).

Courtney Bryan was the first female athlete winning the state championship in 2011. (Discus)

 

Rattler Track and Field and Cross Country have won a combined 54 Conference Championships

(37 T&F/17 CC); 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS; 2 State Runners-up, 60 State Champions, and

114 All State awards since 1993. 

A History and Tradition of Excellence in Rattler Track and Field

 

Track & Field Album

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