High school track and field: Parish athletes set to compete in state indoor meet


Several Bossier Parish athletes will be looking for high finishes in the LHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at LSU.

Haughton’s Josh Lister has the fastest qualifying time in the Division I boys 60-meter dash at 6.83 seconds. Last spring, he had the top qualifying time in the Class 5A 100 at the state outdoor meet, but a false start cost him a chance at the title.

Lister, Emile Cola, Kynan Hayes and Lavonta Gipson will also be competing in the 4X200 relay.

Parkway’s Adrianna Wilder has the top qualifying time in the Division I girls 3,200 at 11:35.09. Parkway’s Cole Billiot has the second-fastest qualifying time in boys 3,200 at 9:50.88.

The Airline foursome of Will Dart, Joshua Burns, Taejon Morris and Seth Papineau have the third-fastest qualifying time in the 4X800 relay.

Benton’s Taylor Davis has the second-best qualifying height in the Division I girls high jump at 5 feet, 6 inches. Benton’s KeKe West has the fourth-best qualifying distance in the long jump at 34-6.75.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com