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Area athletes qualify for national Junior Olympic track and field meet

Several area athletes, including three from Parkway, qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships to be held July 27-Aug. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Parkway’s Cassidy Cummings won the 17-18 girls 3,000-meter run at the Region 6 Championships in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Celeste Cordova finished second in the 17-18 girls 1,500, and Jacob Hammons was third in the 17-18 boys 1,500.

Parkway’s Lindsey Hutcheson came close to qualifying, finishing sixth in the 15-16 girls 800. The top five in each event qualified for nationals.

Benton’s Quinci Middlebrooks, running for the River Cities Track Club, qualified by finishing third in the 17-18 girls 1,500. Bossier High’s Xavier Venious qualified in the 15-16 boys 110 hurdles.

Other members of the River Cities Track Club to qualify in individual events were Kyah Loyd (15-16 100, 200, 100 hurdles), Jonathan Plaza (11-12 turbo javelin), Malik Word (9-10 turbo javelin), Antonio Shannon (400, long jump) and Antoine Shannon (400, long jump).

Arionna Garner, Zakhia Austin, Latarsha Green, Trinity Ford and I’Kendra Rushing qualified in the 9-10 4X100 relay. Paris Grenard, Dreunna Washington, Paradise Ford and DaeShawna Clay qualified in the 4X400 relay.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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