Lady Rebels capture District title
Brianna Driver and Kailey Holt combined for 11 medals to lead the Riverside Lady Rebels to their second straight senior girls District Track Championship May 7 on the campus of Greene County Tech in Paragould, qualifying Riverside for the state track championships.
Driver was the meet's individual high point winner. The junior took home first place in the 300 meter hurdles while finishing second in the 3200 meter run. Driver garnered third place finishes in the triple jump and shot put while finishing fifth in the 110 meter hurdles.
Holt picked up a pair of first place finishes, winning the high jump as well as the 1600 meter run. Holt also captured third place in the 300 meter hurdles as well as a pair of fourth place finishes in the triple jump and the 110 meter hurdles.
Riverside sent 12 athletes to the district meet, and watched all 12 medal.
Kayleigh Wilson won the 3200 meter run and came away with a pair of second place finishes. Wilson was runner-up in the 1600 meter run and teamed with Morgan Emery, Kyley Campbell and Michelle Cobb for a second place finish in the 3200 meter relay event.
Emery finished third in the 1600 meter run and had a fourth place finish in the 200 meter dash.
Holly Dudley boosted Riverside's point total with a first place finish in the triple jump.
Other Lady Rebel medalists were Cobb with a third place finish in the 800 meter run, Kendra Staggs, who captured third place in the discus throw, Christy Ward, who was third in the 800 meter run, and Ashley Calvert, who placed fourth in the discus.
Kelsey Boatman finished third in the 3200 meter event, fourth in the 800 meter run, and fifth in the 400 meters.
Riverside's 1600 meter relay team came away with a third place finish. The team was composed of Calvert, Cobb, Dudley and Taylor Boness. Riverside's 400 meter relay team also finished third. The squad consisted of Boness, Campbell, Cobb and Dudley.
Riverside's senior boys came away with a third place finish in district competition.
Earl Frazier was the Rebel's top finisher, gaining a second place spot in the 200 meter dash. Frazier also came away with a fifth place finish in the 400 meters.
Josh Anderson picked up three medals. The freshman was third in the triple jump, fourth in the high jump and fourth in the long jump.
Tyler Warhurst came away with a fourth place finish in the 1600 meters while also finishing fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump.
Sam Elam was fourth in the shot put while Cody O'Guinn and Luke Moyer finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Daniel McCormick was a fifth place finisher in the long jump. Nathan Eldridge took the fifth spot in the 3200 meter run while Nathan Adkinson took sixth in the 400 meters.
Riverside saw three of their relay teams come away with third place finishes. The 3200 meter relay team of Warhurst, McCormick, Chris Hood and Bryan Poe took third. Warhurst, Hood and Poe came back to team with Frazier to finish third in the 1600 meter relay while Warhurst, Hood, Frazier and Adkinson took home the bronze in the 400 meter relay.
Bradley Fletcher also competed for the Rebels.