Benton swept the boys and girls titles in the Haughton Buccaneer Relays on a very windy Thursday at Haughton.
The Tigers scored 92 points in the boys’ division. Airline was runner-up with 84. Haughton finished third with 76.
The Lady Tigers scored 110 points in the girls’ division. Airline was second with 88.5 and Parkway third with 73.
Shaw Malley and Johntavious Johnson were Benton’s winners in the boys’ division. Malley won the pole vault with a personal-best 12-3 and Johnson took the triple jump with a 42-2.
The Tigers scored 18 points in the pole vault as Jeremy Hall finished second with a 10-6.
Airline’s Tommy Williams swept the hurdles, winning the 110-meter in 15.79 and the 300 in 41.39.
Haughton’s Clyde English won the 400 in 49.89 and finished second in the 200 in 22.22, just .02 behind James Henderson of North DeSoto.
Airline’s Will Dart and Joshua Burns finished 1-2 in the 1,600. Dart ran a 4:37.20 and Burns a 4:40.68.
Airline’s Steve Damian and Parkway’s Clayton Wood were 2-3 in the 1,600.
The Haughton foursome of Kason Green, Emile Cola, Lavonta Gipson and Kynan Hayes won the 4X100 in 41.90, the best time in the state this year. Haughton is the defending 5A champ in the event.
Cola, Gipson and Hayes teamed with Greg Phil to win the 4X200 in 1:28.90. Parkway was third in the 4X100 and 4X200.
The Parkway foursome of Chase Creamer, Kaybian Smallwood, Andrew Robinson and Kentravious Morris won the 4X400 in 3:32.11. Benton was second in 3:32.48.
Cola and Benton’s Xavier Perry both cleared season-bests 6-6 in the high jump. Cola won on fewer misses.
Bossier’s James Davis took the long jump with a 20-10, edging Phil by a half-inch. Johnson was third.
Parkway’s Hunter Picard and Benton’s Dylan Plunkett finished 1-2 in the javelin. Picard threw 149-0 and Plunkett 147.5.5. Parkway’s David Morales was third.
Other third-place finishers from parish schools were Haughton’s Kynan Hayes (100), Airline’s Taejon Morris (400), Airline’s Xavier Wilson (800), Airline’s Devin Bilbo (110 hurdles), Airline’s Brian Lemmons (pole vault) and Benton’s Will Cox (shot put).
Benton’s Taylor Davis was a double winner in the girls’ division. She won the high jump with a 5-6 and the triple jump with a 35-7.
Airline’s Brittney Roberson won the 200 in 25.82. Benton’s Qua Chambers took the 400 in 1:02.62.
Benton’s Peyton Reeder captured the 100 hurdles in 16.01, the best time in the parish this season.
Parish runners swept the distance events. Airline’s Bethanie Dunn won the 1,600 in 6:11.62. Haughton’s Jaden Hodge took the 3,200 in 13:35.83.
Haughton’s Madison Reichard was a close second in the 1,600 in 6:12.41. Parkway’s Victoria Morris took second in the 3,200.
Airline’s Shandria Harvey was runner-up in the 100 in 12.85. North Webster’s Dreunna Washington won in 12.62.
Airline swept the relays.
The foursome of Harvey, Megan Rapley, Keiarra McCoy and Lauren Daley won the 4X100 in 50.32. Harvey, McCoy and Daley teamed with Roberson to win the 4X200 in 4:43.59.
Daley and Roberson teamed with Morgan Randle and Elizabeth Newman for a winning time of 4:16.25 in the 4X400. Bossier was second and Benton third.
Parkway’s Abbie Norcross and Akiyra Jefferson finished 1-2 in the shot put. Norcross threw 32-11 and Jefferson 32-3.
Parkway’s Keanna Barber took the discus with an 87-5. Benton’s Kristen Glovier and Norcross were second and third, respectively.
Parkway’s Peyton Pipes won the javelin win a 119-11, the second-best performance in the parish this season.
Benton’s Breanna Bundy (9-6) and Parkway’s Victoria Morris finished 2-3 in the pole vault.
Other third-place finishers from parish schools were Parkway’s Jordan Dukes (200), Parkway’s Hope Moran (800), Airline’s Kaylen Harris (1,600), Parkway’s Virginia Strickland (3,200), Bossier’s Jasmine Ford (100 hurdles), Benton’s Chambers (high jump) and Benton’s Jada Anderson (long jump).
The meet was the final regular season one in Bossier Parish. District meets are next week.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org