The Haughton Buccaneers and Parkway Lady Panthers won the boys and girls team titles, respectively, in the Don Millen Bossier Bearkat Relays on Thursday at Airline.
It was the second week in a row the Bucs and Lady Panthers went home with the championship trophies in a Bossier Parish meet. Airline was also the runner-up in both divisions for the second week in a row.
Haughton scored 114.5 points in the boys division to Airline’s 85. Northwood was third with 60.5 and Parkway fourth with 48.
The girls division was closer among the top two teams. Parkway scored 128.5 points to 124.5 for Airline. Haughton was third with 82.5.
Windy conditions made for some impressive times and distances in some events.
Haughton senior sprinter Josh Lister ran a 10.09 hand-timed 100 with the wind, winning for the third week in a row.
Minden’s Patrick Heard was second in 10.46, just .02 ahead of Haughton’s Kynan Hayes.
Lister also ran on the Bucs’ winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams along with Lavonta Gipson, Hayes and Emile Cole.
Haughton ran a 42.24 in the 4X100. The Airline foursome of Patrick Dixon, Jamal Johnson, Brian Marshall and Brandon Marshall finished second in 44.07. The Bucs ran a 1:29.71 in the 4X200, just over a second faster than runner-up Northwood.
Haughton also won the 4X400 relay. Kason Green, Nathan Merrill, Greg Phil and Clyde English ran a 3:34.23.
Rayville’s Loftin Keys, the 2016 Class 2A runner-up in the 110 hurdles and the champion in the 300, won the 110 in 14.49.
Airline’s Tommy Williams won the 300 hurdles in 41.43. The 300 was run against the wind for about the first 200 meters.
Parkway’s Chase Creamer and Airline’s Will Dart finished 1-2 in the 800. Creamer ran a 2:08.29 and Dart a 2:09.20.
Airline’s Taejon Morris won the 1,600 in 4:43.65 with a strong final 100 meters. Parkway’s Andrew Robinson finished second in 4:44.28 and Airline’s Xavier Wilson third in 4:50.13.
Airline’s Seth Papineau and Nate Godeaux and Parkway’s Tyler Kruithof finished first, second and third, respectively, in the 3,200. Papineau ran a 9:59.82. Godeaux finished in 10:41.90, about two seconds faster than Kruifhof.
Haughton’s Montoya Bonapart won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches. Airline’s Nate Fullilove took third with a 6-2.
Haughton’s David Leitnaker cleared 11 feet to win the pole vault. The Benton duo of Conner Toms and Hunter Hartman finished second and third, respectively. Toms cleared 10-6 and Hartman 10-0.
Haughton’s Colt Shankle was runner-up in the javelin with a toss of 173-10. Loyola’s Luke Jackson won with a 189-5.
Haughton’s English was runner-up in the 400 in 51.44.
In the girls division, Parkway athletes finished 1-2 in the 1,600 and 3,200.
Lindsey Hutcheson won both, taking the 1,600 in 5:50.06 and the 3,200 in 12:55.06. Jazz Rasouliyan finished second in the 1,600 in 5:51.18. Keely Reed was second in the 3,200 in 13:02.75.
Airline’s Bethanie Dunn and Avery Meeks finished third in the the 1,600 and 3,200, respectively.
Hutcheson also ran on Parkway’s runner-up 4X400 relay team along with Claire Carlyle, Niaya Fant and Malia Morton.
The Roberson sisters of Airline had another very good meet.
Brittany Roberson was a triple winner, taking the 200 in 25.83, the 400 in 1:00.23 and the long jump with a leap of 16-1 1/2. She also ran on Airline’s winning 4X400 relay team.
Jasmine Roberson won the 300 hurdles in 50.36 and finished second in the high jump with a 4-10. She also ran on the 4X400 relay team and the winning 4X200 team.
The other members of Airline’s 4X200 relay team were Lauren Daley, Hannah Brooks and Keiarra McCoy. They ran a 1:49.06. The other members of the 4X400 team were Morgan Randle and Ashlyn O’Glee. They ran a 4:17.83.
Randle also won the 800 in 2:39.36 in a tight race where the top four runners were separated by just .22 seconds.
She was followed by Haughton’s Hannah Robinson in 2:39.53, Airline’s O’Glee in 2:36.56 and Loyola’s Eliza Drummond in 2:39.58.
Haughton’s Genet Leist and Savannah O’Neal finished 1-2 in the 100 hurdles. Leist ran a 15.72 and O’Neal a 16.62.
O’Neal had her best throw of the season in the javelin with a winning toss of 121-4. She was the 5A runner-up in the event last season.
Bossier’s Navia Johnson took the shot put with a 34-3. Haughton’s Mary Gladney won the discus with a 102-5 1/2.
Haughton’s Jenna Blank continued her winning ways in the pole vault, clearing 8-6. Parkway’s Victoria Morris was second with a vault of 8-0.
Parkway’s Jordan Dukes and Fant finished runner-up in the 200 and 400, respectively. Dukes ran a 26.39 and Fant a 1:02.59.
Parkway got 14 points in the triple jump with a 2-3 finish by Angene Tellis and Carlyle. Tellis was also runner-up in the 300 hurdles.
Haughton’s Tatyana McClindon, Kaycee Hernandez, Aleesha Hardman and Stephanie Cleveland combined for a runner-up finish in the 4X200.
Airline’s Ladayjah Means, Daley, Brooks and McCoy teamed for a second-place finish in the 4X100.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org