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Parkway athletes shine in Junior Olympic meet

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Parkway’s Alison Ringle and Hayden Kingfisher qualified for nationals with their performances in the USATF Region 6 Junior Olympic qualifier last weekend in Natchez, Miss.

Ringle, a rising senior, won the 17-18 women’s 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs, setting meet records in both.

She ran the 1,500 in 4:48.91. The previous record was 4:50.65. Byrd’s Ja’Nesha Strong finished a distant second in 5:37.29.

Ringle’s time converts to a 5:10 in the 1,600, which would be a personal record by three seconds.

Ringle’s time in the 3,000 was 10:38.21, about 30 seconds better than runner-up Sierra Millsaps of Alabama. The previous record was 11:09.60.

Ringle’s time converts to an 11:22 3,200, another personal record.

Ringle is the reigning state Division I indoor champion in the 1,600 and Class 5A outdoor champion the 3,200.

She was named Outstanding Track Performer on The Press-Tribune’s All-Bossier Parish girls track and field team.

Kingfisher, a rising junior, won the 15-16 boys division 1,500 in 4:12.87, a second off the meet record.

His time converts to a 4:31 1,600, a personal record.

Kingfisher was also a member of the All-Parish track and field team.

Ringle qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in both the 1,500 and 3,200. Kingfisher qualified in the 1,500.

The meet is July 25-28 in Greensboro, N.C.

 

 

Jere Grice/Press-Tribune Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher won the 15-16 boys 1,500 in the USATF Region 6 Junior Olympic qual-ifier last weekend.
Jere Grice/Press-Tribune
Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher won the 15-16 boys 1,500 in the USATF Region 6 Junior Olympic qual-ifier last weekend.