Like an album that never gets old, the Heber Springs track and field teams recorded another 2-4A conference championship on Thursday at Panther Stadium. The Junior Lady Panthers racked up 198.5 points, blowing away second-place Southside Batesville (147.5), third-place Lonoke (96.5) and the rest of the field. Heber’s Junior Panthers (147) edged Southside (139.5) and Clinton (135.5) for the title.

Skye Miller, only an eighth-grader, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.75 and placed second in the 400 (1:08.15) for 18 points while also helping two relay teams place first and runner-up. Heber’s Kelsi Davison also placed in the 100 (6th, 14.3 8) while taking second in the 200 with a time of 29.70. Mackenzie Martin (4th, 30.30) and Courtney Kendall (7th, 30.81) also accumulated points in the 200.

Following Miller in the 400, Kortney Davison placed sixth at 1:11.08 and Alysia Uphoff was eighth (1:12.38). Madelyn Fires won the 1600 with a time of 6:02.23 and placed second in the 800 (2:48.39) for 18 points in two events. Seventh grader Stephanie Music (2:53.26) and Amanda Matthews (3:00.67) also placed in the 800, while Isabella Creasey (6:20.74) and Sarah Archer (6:53.78) also placed in the 1600.

Tabetha Ridgway scored 20 points by taking first in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles. Ridgway completed the 100 in 18.18 and 300 in 54.97, nearly two seconds in front of teammate Kelli Rawls, who finished second with a time of 56.56. Kayla Thomas (3rd, 57.69) and Monica White (7th, 1:01.76) also placed in the 300. Sara Peeler placed third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.92, Rawls took fourth (19.29) and Alison Thomas was seventh (20.08).

The Junior Lady Panthers’ 4 x 100 relay team of Kelsi Davison, Martin, Kortney Davison and Miller won first place with a time of 55.32 and the 4 x 400 team of Uphoff, Kortney Davison and Miller placed second (4:55.53). Heber’s 4 x 800 relay team of Matthews, Kayla Thomas, Adrianna Simmons and Mary Simmons took first with a mark of 11:45.64. Heber scattered out several points in field events as Peeler led the way by placing third in the Pole Vault (8’) and fifth in the Long Jump (13’8”) and Triple Jump (26’8.5”), while Alison Thomas took sixth in the High Jump (4’2”).

Kelsi Davison also placed in the Pole Vault, clearing of 7’ and her sister Kortney chipped in an eight-place finish in the Long Jump with a bound 13’3.” Music gave the Junior Girls an eighth-place finish in the Triple Jump (26’5.25”).

Three athletes placed in the Discus Throw led by second-place McKenzie Cresswell, who launched the discus 67’5.” Courtney Rackley (4th, 62’ 11”) and Christina St. John (5th, 61’11.5”) also scored points in the Discus. Rounding out the Junior Lady Panthers’ whopping point total, Martin chunked the Shot Put 29’10.75” for fourth place.

For Heber’s Junior Boys, Brock Ballard and Chance Donaldson each won two events individually to pace the championship. Ballard ran the 800 in 2:12.70 and he finished the 1600 with a time of 5:01.95 Donaldson completed the 100-meter hurldes with a time of 19.46 and the 300 with a mark of 43.38 – all best times for the meet. Austin Schmidt won the 400 at 52.53 while taking second in the 800, nearly six seconds behind Ballard. Cooper Lawrence also placed in the 400 (5th, 57.54) along with Aaron McKellar (1:01.18). Meanwhile, Malakai Cannon (4th, 2:26.12) and McKellar (2:32.36) also placed in the 800 as the Junior Panthers racked up 26 points for the event.

Cannon placed second in the 1600 with a time of 5:05.31 and Alex Rubio took seventh (6:14.60). Heber’s 4 x 100 relay team of Dylan Bly, Lawrence, Logan Rolleigh and Taylor Boling took fifth at 52.29 while the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 teams claimed first place. The 4 x 400 team, consisting of Lawrence, Cannon, Ballard and Schmidt won with a time of 3:50.59 and the 4 x 800 team of McKellar, Cannon, Ballard and Schmidt won with a mark of 9:39.86. Mason Schroeder led the Junior Panthers in field events, taking first in the Discus with a throw of 110’9”. Dalton Hills (3rd, 102’2”) and Tristan Creasey (6th, 90’9”) also placed in the Discus and Hills was second in the Shot Put (41’8”).

Rolleigh captured fourth in the Pole Vault (8’) and Patrick Hill was sixth (7’). Dylan Bly finished sixth in the High Jump (5’) and seventh in the Long Jump (15’8”), while Rolleigh was eighth in the Long Jump with a bound of 15’8”.