HOT SPRINGS — Conway’s Jimmal Burgess finished fifth in the state decathlon here Thursday.
Burgess accumulated 5,606 points. Fayetteville’s Brad Culp ran away from the field to become the event’s third two-time winner.
D.J. Alven was 19th with 4,769 points.
In the girls heptathlon, Lydian Gordon of Vilonia was 18th with 3,206 points. Payton Stumbaugh of Har-Ber won with 4,280 points. McKenzie Morris of Vilonia was 33rd and Baylee Daves of Vilonia 41st.
Senior second baseman Clark Sims and senior third baseman Kyle Raskin of Hendrix were named to d3baseball.com’s All-West Region Second and Third Teams, respectively, on Friday. Sims, of North Little Rock, ranked 15th in the country with a school-record 53 runs scored. He also ranked third in the league with a .493 on-base percentage and was first with seven triples. Sims hit .372 with 14 doubles and 16 stolen bases to earn first team All-SCAC honors. He also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.Raskin, from Simi Valley, Calif., hit .299 with 26 runs, 43 hits, 11 doubles, four triples and 28 RBI. He was named to the All-SCAC First Team. Raskin was also an Academic All-District selection.
Hendrix College senior tennis player Michael Gardner was selected to the Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America At-Large Academic All-District Team.
The St. Louis, Mo., native went 13-8 in No. 1 singles and 9-14 in No. 1 doubles to earn All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the third time in his career. Gardner went 3-0 at the 2012 SCAC Tournament, making the All-Tournament Team for the fourth time.
Gardner maintained a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in Chemistry and has been accepted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.