Karate

Showing off their trophies and medals, from left, are karate students Trista Oberly, Taylin Oberly, Jenna Runkle and Jordan Runkle.

Four athletes from El Dorado Springs representing Team Heartland and Next Level Sport Karate competed Saturday, March 30, in Russellville, Arkansas.

Taylin Oberly competed in the 12-13 advanced division, finishing first in girls point sparring, traditional forms and traditional weapons. She was third in team sparring. Taylin also won in the 12-14 girls open weight sparring, where she won a pair of custom sparring gloves.

Trista Oberly competed in the 8-9 beginner division, taking first place in point sparring and third in flag sparring. This was Trista's first tournament in a few years.

Jenna Runkle competed in the 10-11 intermediate division, finishing the day in fourth place for traditional weapons and second in sparring.

Jordan Runkle competed in the 8-9 advanced division and the 11-and-younger boys open weight sparring division. Jordan was the only competitor less than age 10. Jordan finished third in the division out of eight kids, with a fourth in traditional forms, second in traditional weapons and second in point sparring.

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