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Macejewski, Walker dominate in Mena Senior Relays

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online
MENA – Peyton Macejewski of Mount Ida and Jaxon Walker of Caddo Hills put up near flawless performances at the Mena Senior Relays held Thursday, March 17. Both competitors won multiple events at the meet.

Peyton Macejewski (left) leads the pack from start to finish in the 1600M Run at the Mena Relays. The 1600M Run was one of three races she competed in and won last Thursday. Photo by Dewayne Holloway

Peyton Macejewski passed on the two mile event and tried her hand at the 400M dash while also running the 800M and 1600M races. She won all three events with limited time between races. Her times in the 1600M Run (5:57.77) and 400M Dash (1:04.99) were good enough to qualify her for the 1A State Meet. However, her winning time in the 800M Dash (2:48.20) was just shy of a state qualifier.
Jaxon Walker continued his domination of the throwing events with wins in the Shot Put and Discus Throw. He set a personal record in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet seven inches. He went on to win the discus throw with a throw of 150 feet.
Mena Senior Relays
Girls
Mount Ida (5th, 38 points); Caddo Hills (8th, 16 points)
100M Hurdles: Skylin Sliger (CH) (5th, :22.79)
100M Dash: Pahola Morales (CH) (9th, :17.29)
1600M Run: Peyton Macejewski (MI) (1st, 5:57.77)
400M Dash: Peyton Macejewski (MI) (1st, 1:04.99); Skylin Sliger (CH) (7th, 1:12.88); Nohelia Morales (CH) (11th, 1:35.18)
800M Run: Peyton Macejewski (MI) (1st, 2:48.20); Skylin Sliger (CH) (6th, 3:12.50); Keira Ray (MI) (9th, 3:45.50)
200M Dash: Pahola Morales (CH) (8th, :35.53)

Shot Put: Mikayla Ellison (MI) (6th, 23-11); Keira Ray (MI) (10th, 19-08)
Discus Throw: Mikayla Ellison (MI) (5th, 60-08); Keira Ray (MI) (8th, 48-09)
Pole Vault: Skylin Sliger (CH) (3rd, 7-06)

A group of competitors watch in awe as Jaxon Walker warms up in the shot put pit. Jaxon threw a personal best in the shot put to win the event last Thursday. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway

Boys

Caddo Hills (4th, 59 points)
4x800M Relay: Juan Velazquez, Chayanne Hernandez, Lane Naney, Daniel Cruz (CH) (3rd, 10:06.33)
110M Hurdles: Jesus Lopez (CH) (3rd, 21.71)
100M Dash: Damian Vallez (CH) (10th, :13.65)
1600M Run: Christian Hernandez (CH) (4th, 5:28.82); Tony Ruiz (CH) (8th, 6:08.13); Landon Scott (MI) (10th, 6:51.51)
400M Dash: Daniel Cruz (CH) (9th, 1:07.72); Landon Scott (MI) (11th, 1:24.69)
300M Hurdles: Jesus Lopez (CH) (3rd, :53.92)
800M Run: Christian Hernandez (CH) (5th, 2:26.90); Tony Ruiz (CH) (7th, 2:35.10); Lane Naney (CH) (8th, 2:37.20)
200M Dash: Damian Vallez (CH) (8th, :29.06)
3200M Run: Christian Hernandez (CH) (4th, 12:20.00); David Castillo (CH) (7th, 14.20.00)
Shot Put: Jaxon Walker (CH) (1st, 48-07); Christian O’Neal (CH) (9th, 34-03)
Discus Throw: Jaxon Walker (CH) (1st, 150-00); Gunner Bour (CH) (10th, 65-09)

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