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Benton athletes Milton, Saintignan make college choices

Former Benton track and field standout Collin Milton and current softball star Hallie Saintignan have made their college choices.

Milton, a member of the Class of 2016, has signed with Northwestern State. Saintignan, a rising senior, committed to LSU-Alexandria on Wednesday.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune
Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune

After helping Benton win the District 1-4A football championship as a wide receiver, Milton missed most of his senior track and field season with an injury.

As a junior, Milton finished second in the District 1-4A meet and won the Region I-4A title in the javelin. He finished third in the Class 4A state meet with a toss of 165 feet, 1 inch. Milton won the District 1-4A and Region I-4A javelin titles as a sophomore.

Saintignan was named an All-Parish outfielder last season after batting .447 with 18 RBI and six doubles. She helped the Lady Tigers finish runner-up in their District 1-4A division to eventual state champion North DeSoto. Benton made it to the second round of the playoffs as the No. 21 seed and almost pulled off an upset of No. 5 Neville.

Robert Summerlin/Special to the Times/File Photo Benton's Collin Milton, who recently signed with Northwestern State, finished third in the Class 4A state meet in the javelin in 2015.
Robert Summerlin/Special to the Times/File Photo
Benton’s Collin Milton, who recently signed with Northwestern State, finished third in the Class 4A state meet in the javelin in 2015.

— Russell Hedges, Press-Tribune

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