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Track and field: Plain Dealing’s Perry, Carper shine in 1A state meet

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Plain Dealing sophomore Teunna Perry won three events in the Class 1A girls state track and field meet Friday at LSU.

Perry won the long jump, triple jump and high jump.

Plain Dealing junior Keldrick Carper also reached the medal stand three times in the 1A boys meet. Carper finished second in the triple jump and 110-meter hurdles and took third in the long jump.

Courtesy photo Plain Dealing's Teunna Perry (left) won three events in the Class 1A girls track and field meet Friday at LSU. Plain Dealing's Keldrick Carper had two seconds and a first in the boys meet.
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Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry (left) won three events in the Class 1A girls track and field meet Friday at LSU. Plain Dealing’s Keldrick Carper had two seconds and a third in the boys meet.
Perry went 17 feet, 9 inches on her sixth and final attempt in the long jump. Her first jump of 17-8.5 would’ve easily been good enough to win it.

Haynesville freshman Erin Franklin, who won the Region I-1A meet over Perry last week, was second with a 16-9.

Perry cleared 4-10 on her second attempt in the high jump. Five other competitors cleared 4-8.

Perry went 38-4.5 on her final attempt in the triple jump, easily outdistancing runner-up Mackenzie Harris of Cedar Creek (35-11.75).

Carper leaped 44-11.75 on his fifth attempt in the triple jump. Ascension Catholic’s Kebori Hunter had only one jump that was better, but he went 45-2.75 on his fourth attempt to win it.

Carper went 20-7.75 in the long jump on his fourth attmept. Hunter won with a 21-2 and Ryan Drawsand of North Central was second in 20-11.25.

Carper ran a 15.78 in the hurdles. Tenoa Alex of Southern Lab won in 14.98.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com