LITTLE ROCK — Conway’s boys emphatically made it a decade of dominance in 7A Central track on Thursday.
The Wampus Cats breezed to victory in winning their 10th straight conference track title. Conway accumulated 196 points. Second-place Little Rock Central finished second with 86, just ahead of Little Rock Catholic, 85, North Little Rock, 84.5 and Cabot, 80.5.
Cabot won the girls title with 158 point. Conway was fifth at 78.6.
"We told our kids all season and all week last week to just do their job and not press to do anything they can’t do," said CHS boys coach Johnny Kennedy. "The kids really have taken winning our cnference meet to heart; you can tell in the way they work everyday to get better."
The state meet will be next week at Rogers.
"We will be heading to Rogers with unfinished business," Kennedy said. "The kids have a goal to win the 7A state title. Everything will have to fall into place and we will have to do our job and just see what happens. We will take one of our biggest teams in recent years to the state meet. To win the title, you need to score in all of your events and have some quality points in the events you have multiple entries.
The Cats’ Andrew Nance, DJ Alven, Jimmal Burgess and Brandon Cox won the 4x400 relay. The team of Alven, Elvis Stewart, Corven Alexander and Cox were second in the 4x100 relay. Conway was sixth in the 4x800.
Tanner Blumhorst won the 110 hurdles and Nance took the 300 hurdles. Burgess took the high jump, Tyler Garretson the pole vault and Stewart the long jump.
Second-place finishes for Conway were Cox (100), Burgess (110 and 300 hurdles), Parker West (pole vault), Cox (long jump), Marquis Rogers (shot put) and Jerrell Credit (discus. Finishing third were Stewart (400 and triple jump) and Brannon Kotch (shot and discus).
Other finishes for the Cats were: Cox (6th, 200 and triple jump), Alven (5h, 400), Credit (4th, 110 hurdles, and 5th high jump, 7th shot put), Blumhorst, 5th, 300 hurdles and 4th, high jump), Alexander (6th, high jump), Alven (7th, pole vault), Ra’Shad Shepherd (4th, triple jump) and EJ Robinson (8th, discus).
Elizabeth Early was the only winner for the Conway girls taking the shot put at 34-4. She was third in the discus at 98-6.
Results for Conway girls were: