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High school track and field: Parkway athletes fare well in Captain Shreve meet

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Several Parkway athletes fared well Thursday in the Captain Shreve Gator Relays at Lee Hedges Stadium.

The meet was shortened to 13 events in the boys and girls divisions because of lightning and rain.

Jayla James, Aja Tellis and Chloe Larry won individual events in the girls division.

James took the shot put with a toss of 35 feet, 2 inches. North DeSoto’s Kendall Odums was second with a 33-1.5.

Tellis won the triple jump with a 31-3, six inches farther than Byrd’s Ella Grieder.

Larry captured the javelin with a 108-3. Huntington’s Chasity Taylor finished second with a 103-10.

Kyla Williams and Maya Jackson finished second in their respective events.

Williams ran a 12.96 in the 100. Byrd’s Nicole Flowers won in 12.65.

Jackson went 14-10 in the long jump. Huntington’s Samantha Taylor won with a 16-3.5.

Third-place finishers were Natalia Brown (high jump) and Amoree Williams (shot put).

Williams and Jackson teamed with Kaiden Taylor and Jillian Walton for a fourth-place finish in a very close 4X200 relay. 

The Lady Panthers ran a 1:49.30. Huntington won in 1:48.08 followed by Captain Shreve in 1:48.16 and Byrd in 1:48.91.

Parkway was second in the team competition when the storms rolled in with 86 points. North DeSoto was first with 113.

In the boys division, Devon Oliver won the discus with a throw of 140-10 and finished second in the shot put with a 44-8.

The latter event was tight with Captain Shreve’s Kaleb McHenry winning with a 44-10 and Parkway’s Jake Morton taking third with a 44-2. Morton also finished third in the discus.

The Panthers foursome of Camaro Mayo, Greg Chitman, Will Achee and Jayson Williams won the 4X200 relay in 1:32.49. Huntington was second in 1:34.08.

In his first meet of the season, Parkway junior Jaylan white finished third in the 100 in 11.56. Captain Shreve’s Marquez Stevenson win in 11:21 and Red River’s Jakius Palmer was second in 11:40.

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