State sports briefs
LITTLE ROCK UA sprinter faces multiple charges
Arkansas All-America sprinter Regina George was arrested Sunday and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental operations in Fayetteville.
George, 21, was booked in the Washington County jail at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and later released on $2,000 bail.
According to the arrest report provided by Fayetteville police, George was arrested when an officer responded to a welfare check for an intoxicated woman who had been discharged from Washington Regional Medical Center and left the hospital on foot without shoes. George was found walking south on Gregg Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. with bloodshot and watery eyes, the report said.
George told the officer she was walking to The Greens apartment complex, located on Gregg Avenue, but denied having been at the hospital. She told the officer her name was Briyanna Thomas, according to the report, and refused to show the name printed on the emergency room wristband she was wearing.
The report said George “became upset and attempted to walk away” while the officer tried to confirm her identity and “actively resisted arrest and began shouting” when put in handcuffs.
The report did not say why George had been in the emergency room.
George, a senior, is a 13-time All-American and five-time SEC champion. This summer the Chicago native competed for Nigeria as a 400-meter sprinter in the Olympics.
- Matt Jones
Conque to speak at LR Touchdown Club
Central Arkansas Coach Clint Conque will be the guest speaker at today’s Little Rock Touchdown Club luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.
Conque, who is 97-53 in 13 seasons at UCA, has led the Bears to an 8-2 record and a share of the Southland Conference championship this season. The Bears will play in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the second consecutive season.
The cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for those who want to attend but not eat. Club memberships are $50. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.
Ouachita Baptist falls in title game
Southwestern Oklahoma State scored two goals in a three minute span of the second half to beat Ouachita Baptist 2-1 in Sunday’s Great American Conference Tournament championship game in Weatherford, Okla.
Kelsey Visor tied the game at 1-1 for the Bulldogs (19-0-1) in the 84th minute, before Jessica Carbonara scored in the 87th minute from 25 yards out.
Ouachita Baptist (10-8-1) took a 1-0 lead on Abby Emanuel’s goal in the 79th minute after a scramble in front of the net.
Carbonara earned tournament MVP honors, while Ouachita Baptist’s Mary Whisenhunt, Lauren Hatch and Carrie Lieblong were named to the all-tournament team.
Sports, Pages 18 on 11/05/2012