7 Records Fall Or Tied At The Arkansas Indoor Championships

Arkansas Indoor HS Championships


The indoor season comes and it even sometimes goes with athletes and teams not being completely ready to compete. It's even part of the design for it to be used as a transition to the outdoor season and fitness builder.

Try telling that to the many champions from this past weekend. Even more, the seven total girls and boys who either tied or broke state records.

View the list below to see who put their names in the record books.

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Sloan Jones (Fayetteville) - 60mH

Jones was on our watch list and justifiably so; he was a busy body on Saturday and as expected he was a star. He competed over several events and left Randall Tyson with several medals.

One to note specifically was his run of 8.01 towards his state title in the 60-meter hurdles was a meet record. 

Braeden Bell (White Hall) - 60m

Sometimes, we should just expect the unexpected. The situation wasn't the most conducive for a performance like what we saw, but in the end it didn't matter.

Despite a couple of restarts and the his disconnection from the rest of the field with his lane one assignment, White Hall junior Braeden Bell was able to sprint his way into the record books. He dropped a swift 6.78 for a new indoor state meet record.

Julian Carter II (Marion) - 800m

Carter had the luxury of the inside position as well as the courtesy of the other runners. They seemed content on letting him get out to the early lead without contest.

That eventually led to him generating a good cushion of a lead before the halfway mark. He led with a 55.02 quartermile split followed by a 58.08 on the back end for a 1:53.10 meet record.

Amarion Pulliam (West Memphis) -  Triple Jump

The West Memphis leaper got off to a late start, but cashed in with his last jump. A foul on jump one and a 45-3 on the second jump was enough to have him in second place going into his final attempt.

That is when he timely blasted a 47-7 to get the win and the meet record all in three jumps.

Haley Loewe (Bentonville) - 3,200m

Loewe was recently awarded her second Gatorade Girls XC POY for Arkansas thanks to her season long reign in the fall. She now has an additional reason to celebrate after winning the indoor championship and a meet record.

A winning time of 11:04.78 happened due to a ferocious final half of the race. Thanks to a push from Rogers' Lilly Beshears, mile two was impressively negative splitted. The first lap of the second mile was faster than the first lap of the first mile, the second lap of the second mile was faster than the second lap of the first mile, and so on, with the last lap being the fastest lap of the entire race. 

Solara Koser (Fayetteville) - 60H tied

We highlighted Fayetteville junior Solara Koser as one of our athletes to watch and she did her part in coming through.

In the 60-meter hurdles Koser had to overcome a not-so-good start. By the third hurdle she was in the lead and pushing hard for the finish line. Her recovery not only secured the win, but her winning time of 8.85 was fast enough to tie the meet record set by Payton Stumbuagh (Har-ber) in 2014.

Paisley Hight (Bentonville) - High Jump tied

Hight was able to clear the most important bar at the most important time of the competition. She was in the midst of an intense battle with Fayetteville senior Ava Goetz at the 5-7 bar and was down to her last attempt.

After missing at 5-4, Hight was sitting behind Goetz' lead. However, she stayed composed and was able to bounce back to clear 5-7 on her last attempt for the win. That ties Hanna Martin's (Rogers) mark set back in 2017.