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High school girls track: Parkway takes Haughton meet


Parkway won the girls division Friday in the Haughton Buccaneer Relays, a meet that saw several parish season best times and distances.

The Lady Panthers scored 112 points, edging runner-up Benton by seven. North DeSoto was third with 94 and Haughton fourth with 91.

Athletes went into the meet with next week’s district meets in mind with some changing their usual routines to be better prepared.

Benton junior Jamie Willis has dominated the hurdles this season. Thursday she added something new.

For the first time this season Willis competed in triple jump instead of the long jump. All she did was win it with a leap of 35 feet, 2 inches. That’s the best in the parish this year by almost a foot. Parkway’s Maya Jackson finished second with a 33-8.

Willis also won the the 100-meter hurdles in 15.04 seconds, just .01 off her parish best time. She did not run the 300.

Airline’s Brianna Taylor won the 100 dash in a sizzling 12.09, lowering her parish-best mark by .18. Parkway’s Jillian Walton was second in 12.59, her best this season.

Taylor also ran on the Lady Vikings’ winning 4X400 relay team with Kyla Daux, Zamiyah Kitchen and Carmen Jefferson. They ran a 4:25.29, a parish season best.

Walton and teammate Kyla Williams went 1-2 in the 200. Walton ran a 25.52 and Williams a 26.85.

Benton’s Isabelle Russell only competed in the 800, winning it in 2:30.19. That’s almost four seconds faster than her own parish-best time.

Parkway’s Chloe Larry and Mikaylah Williams had parish-best distances in their respective events.

Larry won the javelin with a toss of 116-5. Williams took the discus with a throw of 115-9.

Larry eclipsed her personal-best this season by almost seven feet. Williams’ improved hers by almost six feet.

Benton’s Sadie Hamby was second in the javelin with a 105-3.5, a personal season best.

Airline’s Jessie Frank, the parish leader, won the pole vault with a 9-6, 6 inches higher than her previous best.

Benton’s Addyson Hulett and Erykah Pepp finished 1-2 in the 400. Hulett ran a 1:01.34, and Pepp a 1:01.78.

Hulett lowered her parish-best by .37. Pepp improved her personal season best by .47.

Hulett also finished second in the pole vault with an 8-6, matching her season best.

Parkway’s Cheyenne Olson won the 1,600 in 5:45.38. She also finished second in the 800 in 2:41.46. Airline’s Daux was second in the 1,600 in 6:16.52.

Parkway’s Laila Brimmer took the 3,200 in 14:48.25.

Haughton’s Kinsley Brotherton won the 300 hurdles in 51.93 and finished second in the 100 in 16.94.  She lowered her season best 300 time by almost a second.

Airline’s Arianna Hill continued her parish domination in the high jump, winning with a 5-2, 2 inches higher than Natalie Cobb of North DeSoto.

Haughton’s Dakota Howard took the long jump with a 15-9, 3.5 inches farther than Airline’s Kyra Fite.

Howard also ran on the Lady Bucs’ winning 4X100 team with Beautiful Abney, Tykiarre Abney and Ah’Naiyah Green. They ran a 50.64, Haughton’s season best.

Howard, Beautiful Abney, Tykiarre Abney and Alliyah Hogan won the 4X200 in 1:47.34, another Haughton season best.

Benton’s Taylor Rochelle, Allie Maranto, Havyn Puckett and Pepp finished second in 1:47.49, Benton’s best this season.

The Airline foursome of Daux, Taylor, Kitchen and Jefferson took the 4×400 in 4:25.59, a parish season best. Benton’s Jamie Willis, Hulett, Jenevieve Willis and Pepp finished second in 4:25.99.

The District 1-5A meet is Thursday, April 21, at Benton.

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