Track Eastern (New Bern) flew down to Arkansas last Friday for the 2008 Arkansas Invitational. To go along with our one of a kind Nike uniforms, we blazed the track with some amazing times all day long. Track Eastern opened their season with an outstanding display of excellence in each of there events.
Track Eastern kicked of the meet with the 400 meter dash prelims. In the first heat Andrew Hendrix blazed the track in a time of 48.15. In the tenth heat Anthony Hendrix ran a US#1 of 47.73. Malcolm Nunley of Track Eastern running unattached in the heat with Anthony Hendrix, posted a time of 50.57 setting a new personal record. All three Track Eastern runners in the 400 qualified for the finals. Fuqauwn Greene and Daishawn Styron both competed in the 60 meter dash. Greene running a 6.85 and Styron in a time of 7.06, both qualified for the finals where they would take first and second place 6.85 and 6.98. Fuqauwn Greene put on a show in the 200 meter dash prelims by posting a US#1 time of 21.39.
Fuqauwn Greene pulled out the 200 meter final, Anthony and Andrew Hendrix both scratched form the 400 meter dash finals to save them selves for the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relays. Track Eastern was going for the high school 4x200 meter record, they fell short in the process by running a time of 1:27.02. Another US#1 performance for Track Eastern and that time moved them into the #3 position all-time in the 4x200 meter relay for high school. They finished the day competing in the 4x400 meter relay. Just like the 4x2, they were also going for the national record in the 4x400 meter relay. This was a race to see. Andrew started the relay off strong on the first leg. Fuqauwn ran the second leg of the 4x4 running a strong leg until he caught a cramp on the second lap. Fuqauwn hopped all the way around the track and handed off the baton in second place. Miles Sparks ran an amazing third leg to bring Track Eastern to first and Anthony Hendrix finished the job anchoring the team. through the mist of all that, Track Eastern posted another US#1 time in the 4x400 meter dash with a time of 3:19.28. Congrats to Track Eastern on all their success in Arkansas.