Track and field: Benton sweeps Cedar Creek event


Russell Hedges


Benton swept the boys and girls titles in the Cedar Creek Relays on Friday in Ruston.

The Tigers dominated the boys division with 156 points to 85 for runner-up Cedar Creek.

The Lady Tigers won by an even wider margin, rolling up 178 points to 97 for runner-up Homer.

Benton’s Keon Coleman was the boys high-point winner. Coleman swept the hurdles, winning the 110-meter event in 15.42 and the 300 in 43.2.

He also ran on the Tigers’ winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams.

Dorsavion Williams swept the sprints, taking the 100 in 10.69 and the 200 in 22.15.

He also ran on the relay teams and was named track MVP. Other relay team members were KD Thomas and Pat Edmonds.

Garrett Gipson was first in the 1,600 in 4:46.8 and second in the 800 in 2:09.6. Stephen Singleton won the 3,200 in 10:27.

Jordan Travis (discus) and Alex Whittington (3,200) also earned runner-up finishes. Third-place finishers were Gage Carroway (discus), Andre’ Dean (pole vault) and Ryan Campbell (400).

Brittany Black was named the track MVP in the girls division. She won the 100 in 11.98 and the 200 in 25.84.

She also ran on the winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams. Other relay team members were Makaila Dillard, Shelby Plunkett, Jill Anderson (100 only) and J’Erica Carr (200 only).

Quinci Middlebrooks had a big day, finishing first in the 1,600 in 5:40, second in the 800 and third in the 400.

Destiny Wallace won the shot put with a toss of 32-7, nine inches farther than teammate Yakina Manning. Shelby Letsinger finished second in the pole vault.

Katie McKay and Jenna Key were 2-3 in the 3,200. Other third-place finishers were KeKe West (long jump) and Rachel Paine (800).