There is no question, barring injury, that the state champion should be Becca Beard from Maumelle Charter School. She has run right around the 20 minute mark in every race including a 19:30 PR at the Cyclone Invitational. The fight will be for runner-up between Haley Gentry of West Side and Kiley Webb of Melbourne. They both ran within 6 seconds of each other on the state meet course just a few weeks ago. Kiley has a faster PR and could go after Becca if the pace is right.
Arkansas MileSplit is picking Becca Beard for the win!
Melbourne HS, led by Kiley Webb, has a top 5 that should be inside every other teams top 4. With strong 6th and 7th runners they should take the team title easily. The runner-up trophy is up for grabs between Quitman HS and Haas Hall Academy. Look for a close 2nd place finish!
Arkansas MileSplit is picking Melbourne for the win!