For the first time in school history, the Farmington Men's Track team finished runner-up in the 4A division of the Arkansas State Indoor Championships held at the Tyson Track Facility at the University of Arkansas last Saturday night. Nine 4A schools were represented at this event from across the state.
Mason Gansz finished 1st place in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs. He also finished 4th in the 3200 meter run. Inertia Mugethi finished 5th in the 3200 meter run. Tray Moser finished 3rd in the shot put.
The team of Taylor Michie, Blaine Chambers, Pablo Ochoa, and Jorge Cervantes finished 3rd in the 4x800 meter relay. Some other Cardinal athletes to score were Josh Blakely, Truitt Rowland, Wyatt Powell, Kris Moore, Jet Hooper, and Justin Logue. 15 out of 16 Farmington athletes scored points that contributed to the total runner-up finish.
Coach Mattingly said, "This was a tremendous start to this year's track season. We are trying to establish a culture of winning in track in Farmington. This runner-up finish will be a reminder to our kids that we can compete at the state level if we put the time and effort in."