The Airline Vikings and Parkway Lady Panthers won the boys and girls titles, respectively, in the Bossier Parish Championships track and field meet on a very windy and warm Thursday at Parkway.
Slim margins separated the top teams in the boys and girls divisions.
In the boys division, Airline scored 158 points, just two more than Haughton. Benton finished third with 109 and Parkway fourth with 92.
In the girls division, Parkway scored 146.83 points to 140 for runner-up Benton. Airline finished third with 136.5 and Haughton fourth with 92.33.
Parkway’s Adrianna Wilder was a triple winner, taking the 800-meter run in 2:32.77, the 1,600 in 5:40 and the 3,200 in 12:17.86.
Airline’s Brittany Roberson was a double winner. She won the 200 in 27.17 and the 400 in 58.66.
Roberson also ran on the Lady Vikings’ winning 4X400 relay team. Wilder was a member of the Lady Panthers’ runner-up foursome.
Benton’s KeKe West was a double winner in the field events, taking the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 11 inches and the triple jump with a 36-8.
Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry, the reigning Class 1A state champion in both events, was second in the long jump with a 17-5 1/4 and triple with a 35-2.
Benton’s Taylor Davis, one of the state’s best in her specialty, had her best jump of the season with a winning 5-6 in the high jump.
Haughton’s Savannah O’Neal had her second-best throw in javelin with a 117-5 1/2. O’Neal finished second to teammate Genet Leist in the 100 hurdles. Leist ran a 16.08, .11 faster than O’Neal.
Airline’s Jasmine Roberson won the 300 hurdles in 50.45. She also finished second in the high jump with a 5-0.
Other parish individual champions in the girls division were Airline’s Lauren Daley (100, 13.18), Parkway’s Abbie Norcross (shot put, 34-2), Haughton’s Mary Gladney (discus, 101-1/2) and Parkway’s Victoria Morris (pole vault, 8-6).
Haughton’s Jenna Blank also cleared 8-6.
Benton’s Shayla Lee, Haley Smith, Adriana Howard and West combined to win the 4X100 relay in 50.37.
Airline’s Hannah Brooks, Kei McCoy, Jasmine Roberson and Daley teamed to win the 4X200 in 1:48.23. Jasmine Roberson, McCoy and Morgan Randle joined Brittany Roberson on the winning 4X400 team. They ran a 4:18.18.
Parkway’s Niaya Fant was runner-up in the 200 and 400.
Other parish runners-up in the girls division were Benton’s Smith (200), Airline’s Randle (800), Parkway’s Carly Hanson (1,600), Airline’s Bethanie Dunn (3,200), Parkway’s Angene Tellis (300 hurdles), Parkway’s Akiyra Jefferson (shot put), Benton’s Rheagan White (discus) and Benton’s Malorie Gill (javelin).
Airline (Ladayjah Means, Brooks, McCoy, Daley) finished second in the 4X100. Benton (Lee, Smith, Georgia Carroway, Breanna Bundy) was runner-up in the 4X200. Parkway (Lindsey Hutcheson, Claire Carlyle, Malia Morton, Wilder) was second in the 4X400.
Third-place finishers in individual events were Haughton’s Kaycee Hernandez (100), Airline’s Means (200), Benton’s Qua Chambers (400), Parkway’s Hutcheson (800, 3,200), Airline’s Avery Meeks (1,600), Benton’s Peyton Reeder (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Airline’s Brittany Roberson (long jump), Airline’s Keondra Marshall (shot put), Benton’s Hannah Parker (discus), Benton’s Davis (triple jump), Benton’s Abbie Wynn (javelin) and Haughton’s Hannah Robinson (high jump).
Benton’s Carroway and Bundy tied for third in the pole vault.
Airline’s Malik Britt was the lone double winner in the boys division, sweeping the hurdles. He won the 110 in 15.01 and the 300 in 41.43.
Benton’s John Westmoreland was runner-up in both in 15.28 and 42.24, respectively.
Haughton’s Josh Lister won his specialty, the 100. Running against the fierce wind, he ran a 10.82. His teammate Kynan Hayes finished second in 11.10.
Hayes and Lister finished 1-2 in the 200 with Hayes running a 22.59 and Lister a 22.75.
Both ran on the Bucs’ winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams with Lavonta Gipson and Emile Cole. Haughton ran a 42.57 in the former and a 1:29.34 in the latter.
Haughton swept the relays with the foursome of Nathan Merrill, Çlyde English, Greg Phil and Kason Green winning the 4X400 in 3:29.97.
Parkway’s Cole Billiot won the 3,200 in 9:59.96 and finished runner-up in the 800 in 2:03.95.
Airline’s other parish champions in individual events were Taejon Morris (800, 2:03.65), Seth Papineau (1,600, 4:41.17) and Dylan Nash (shot put, 41-2).
Haughton’s other individual winners were English (400, 49.96), Colt Shankle (javelin, 166-3) and Montoya Bonapart (high jump, 6-2).
Benton had three parish champions in the field events — Conner Toms (pole vault, 11-6), Michael Schoth (triple jump, 38-0 1/4) and Jake Maranto (discus, 115-0).
Parkway’s Justin Rogers won the long jump with a 20-5 1/2, a half-inch farther than Haughton’s Phil.
Airline freshman Will Dart was runner-up in the 1,600 and 3,200. He finished only 1.15 seconds behind Papineau in the 1,600. Another Airline freshman, Joshua Burns, was third in the 3,200.
Other parish individual runners-up in the boys division were Parkway’s Brian Feaster (400), Haughton’s Matthew White (shot put), Haughton’s Josh Cooper (discus), Haughton’s Derrick Frazier (triple jump), Bossier’s Cedric James (javelin), Airline’s Nate Fullilove (high jump) and Parkway’s Joey Feaster (pole vault).
Parkway (EJ Williams, Rogers, Darius Bradford, Terrace Marshall Jr.) was second in the 4X100. Airline (Brian Marshall, D’Kameron White, Britt, Patrick Dixon) finished runner-up in the 4X200. Airline (Brandon Marshall, Brandon Rayburn, Brian Feaster, Morris) was second in the 4X400.
Other third-place finishers in individual events were Bossier’s Quinton Smith (100), Airline’s Dixon (200), Parkway’s Kaybian Smallwood (400), Parkway’s Andrew Robinson (800), Parkway’s Scott Perez (1,600), Airline’s Tommy Williams (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Benton’s Kahleem Amos (long jump), Haughton’s Cooper (shot put), Airline’s Josh Smith (discus), Parkway’s Malcolm Banks (triple jump), Benton’s Titus Stowe (javelin), Benton’s Xavier Perry (high jump) and Benton’s Hunter Hartman (pole vault).