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Haughton boys, Parkway girls claim parish track titles

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Russell Hedges
rhedges@bossierpress.com

The Haughton Buccaneers and Parkway Lady Panthers swept the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Bossier Parish Championships track and field meet Thursday at Parkway.
The Bucs won by the slimmest of margins, edging runner-up Parkway 163-162.
Airline finished third with 157.5 and Bossier fourth with 58.5.
The Lady Panthers had a little more breathing room, totaling 190 to 161.5 for runner-up Haughton. Airline finished third with 117.5, Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing fourth with 34 and Bossier fifth with 32.
The meet was rescheduled from Tuesday. Benton did not compete because the Tigers and Lady Tigers are in a meet at West Ouachita today.
Airline’s Cameron Rice was named Outstanding Field Performer and Parkway’s Cory Hamilton Outstanding Track in the boys’ division.
Airline’s Jasmyn Carswell was named Outstanding Field Performer and Parkway’s Alison Ringle Outstanding Track in the girls’ division.
Rice, the reigning Class 5A state  champ in the triple jump,won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 8 inches, only two inches under his personal best. He also finished second in the triple jump with a 45-5 and the long jump with a 21-2.
Hamilton breezed to victory in the 200- and 400-meter dashes in 22.35 and 48.40, respectively.  He also finished third in the 100 in 10.83.
Carswell won the triple jump with a 35-5.5 and the high jump with a 5-0. She also finished second in the long jump with a 16-7.5.
Ringle, the reigning Class 5A state champion in the 3,200, won the 1,600 in 5:37.30 and the 800 in 2:23.20.
She also ran on the winning 4X400 relay team with Sara Funderburk, Shania Perez and Jessica McGuffee.
Elsewhere, Haughton’s Jacorius Jeter was a double winner in the boys’ division, taking the long jump with a 21-7.5 and the triple jump with a 46-6.5.
Airline’s Jack Wilkes was also a double winner, taking the 800 in 2:04 and the 1,600 in 4:26.
Haughton senior Micah Larkins and freshman Josh Lister finished 1-2 in the 100 in 10.78 and 10.81, respectively. Lister also had a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles.
Other parish champions in the boys’ division were Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher (3,200, 10:42.62), Haughton’s Antonio Woodfork (110 hurdles, 14.98), Parkway’s Juwon Johnson (300 hurdles, 40.34), Airline’s OJ Smith (shot put, 49-2 1/2), Airline’s Colton Prater (discus, 131-4), Haughton’s Jesus Santos (javelin, 150-8) and Haughton’s Cody Hinson (pole vault, 10-6).
Parkway won the 4X100 relay in 42.60, Haughton took the 4X200 in 1:29.30 and Bossier won the 4X400 in 3:25.75.
Other parish champions in the girls’ division in the track events were Bossier’s Kylie Mills (100, 13.27), Parkway’s Ayana Williams (200, 28.99), Parkway’s Sara Funderburk (800, 1:02.70), Parkway’s Destiny McGaffey (3,200, 12:54.04), Airline’s January Ferguson (100 hurdles, 18.60) and Haughton’s Caitlyn Tibbs (300 hurdles, 53.64).
Parkway won the 4X100 relay in 51.63 and the 4X400 in 4:20.28. Haughton took the 4X200 in 1:49.80.
Other parish champions in the  girls’ field events were New Tech’s Teauna Perry (long jump, 17-7 1/4), Haughton’s Inez Green (shot put, 35-7 1/2), Haughton’s Mattie McCoy (discus, 100-2), Haughton’s Haley Krumpelbeck (javelin, 90-3) and Parkway’s Julie Anderson (pole vault, 9-0).

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