High school track and field: Haughton, Benton boys finish 1-2 Northwood meet

1988

The Haughton Buccaneers won the boys title Friday in the the Jerry Burton Battle on the Red track and field meet at Northwood’s Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium.

Haughton scored 139 points. Benton finished second with 86.5. Parkway was third with 73.

Benton finished third in the girls division with 96 points. Byrd won with 124 and Captain Shreve was second with 105. Parkway finished fourth with 89.

With district meets set for the week after next, several Bossier Parish athletes had their best times and distances this season.

Haughton dominated the boys sprints and the relays, something the Bucs have done all season.

Josh Lister won the 100-meter dash in 10.75 seconds against the wind. Kynan Hayes was second in 11.07.

Hayes won the 200 in 22.10, beating his Bossier Parish-best this season time of 22.15.

Haughton’s Clyde English and Emile Cola finished 1-2 in the 400 in 50.22 and 51.17, respectively.

Benton’s John Westmoreland won the 110 hurdles in 15.69. He was second in the 300 in 43.49.

Lister, Hayes and Cola teamed with Lavonta Gipson to win the 4X100 relay in 41.61. They improved their parish-best time by .27 seconds. Haughton is the defending Class 5A state champ in the event.

Parkway’s Chase Creamer, Justin Rogers, Darius Bradford and Terrace Marshall Jr. finished second in 42.79, their best time this season by .19 seconds.

Lister, Hayes, Cola and Gipson won the 4X200 in 1:28.13. They cut 1.21 seconds off their parish-best time.

English combined with Kason Green, Greg Phil and Nate Merrill to win the 4X400 relay in 3:29.66. That was also their best time this season by .31 seconds.

Also on the track, Benton’s Sean Loftin finished second in the 800 in 2:05.64. Parkway’s Andrew Robinson was the runner-up in the 1,600 in 4:42.76.

Three parish athletes won field events.

Parkway’s Marshall took the high jump with a leap of 6 feet.

Haughton’s Montoya Bonapart and Cola and Benton’s Xavier Perry all cleared 5-10. Bonapart got the runner-up spot on fewer misses.

Phil won the long jump with a 20-9.5.

Benton’s Johntavious Johnson (triple jump, 40-2.25) and Haughton’s Colt Shankle (javelin, 161-6.5) posted runner-up finishes.

Parkway’s Adrianna Wilder continued her winning ways in the girls division. Wilder won the 800 in 2:28.24 and the 1,600 in 5:20.82. She sliced 4.53 seconds off her best time this season in the 800 and 5.10 seconds off her best in the 1,600.

Benton’s KeKe West was also a double winner, taking the triple jump with a leap of 36-8.25, her best this season, and the long jump with a 16-8.

Parkway’s Carly Hanson captured the 3,200 in 12:41, her best time this season by about eight seconds.

Benton’s Peyton Reeder finished second in the 100 hurdles in 16.39, her best time this season. Reigning 5A state champ Kyah Lloyd of Byrd won in 14.70.

Haughton’s Savannah O’Neal, the Class 5A runner-up last season, had her best throw of the season in the javelin with a winning 123-7. Her previous best was 121-4.

Benton’s Rheagan White won the discus with a 117-11, her best throw this season by 8 feet, 4 inches. Parkway’s Abbie Norcross, who is also a softball player, finished second with a 106-1.5 and Benton’s Malorie Gill third with a 101-9. Both had their best throws this season.

Benton’s Taylor Davis won the high jump with a 5-4. She and Captain Shreve’s Kennedy Gerard both cleared the height, but Davis won on fewer misses.

Haughton’s Jenna Blank won the pole vault with a 9-8, her best this season by four inches. Parkway’s Victoria Morris and Benton’s Breanna Bundy and Georgia Carroway all cleared 8 feet. Morris got the eight second-place points because of fewer misses.

The meet was billed as the Battle on the Red with Bossier Parish schools Haughton, Benton and Parkway competing against schools from Caddo Parish. Bossier won the boys 304-262, and Caddo won the girls 304-246.

The annual Haughton Buccaneer Relays meet is Thursday.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com