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Middle school track and field: Cope takes girls division, Benton sweeps boys in season’s second meet

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Cope won the girls division and Benton swept the boys divisions in the second Bossier Parish middle school meet Tuesday at Benton’s Tiger Stadium.

The winners were the same as last week’s first meet.

Cope scored 133 in the girls division. Benton was second with 119 and Elm Grove third with 99.

Benton scored 122.3 in the 8th-grade boys division. Greenacres was second with 75, one point ahead of Cope. Elm Grove finished fourth with 67.3.

Benton scored 100 in the 6th-7th-grade boys division. Cope and Haughton tied for second with 72. Elm Grove was fourth with 69.

Elm Grove’s Makenzie Marshall had a big day in the girls division.

She won the 100-meter dash in 13.96 seconds, the 200 in 27.80 and the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 inches.

Marshall also ran on the Lady Eagles’ winning 4X100 relay team with Zara Baker, Kennedi Williams and Kenadie Loche. They ran a 53.38.

Cope’s Ke’Zyriah Sykes won the 100 hurdles in 17.95. She also ran on the Lady Cougars’ winning 4X200 relay team with Karliyah Woodard, Zerri Jones and Cartayva’ Butler.

Sykes, Butler, Woodard and Jones also finished second in the 4X100 in 54.40.

Benton’s Claire Allen took the 1,600 in 5:56.22 and finished second in the 800 in 2:46.60. Cope’s Taylor Pellonari captured the 800 in 2:46.19. 

Pellonari also ran on the Lady Cougars’ winning 4X400 relay team with Sarah Catherine Tauzin, Antaija Davis and Abbigail Bryant. They ran a 4:43.35

Elm Grove’s Zaniyah Carter won the discus with a throw of 78-9 and finished second in the shot put with a 28-8. Benton’s Tameara Player won with a 29-8.

Other individual winners were Haughton’s Skylar Branch (400, 1:07.31) and Cope’s Shelby Ledet (high jump, 4-8).

The Benton foursome of Taylor Martinez, Tati Saulter, Dominique Coore and Kryshna Bostic finished second in the 4X200 in 1:59.73.

Benton’s team of Emerie Tanner, Danielle Smart, Claire Allen and Eryn Flowers took second in the 4X400 in 1:47.90.

Cope’s Tauzin also finished second in the 400 in 1:08.70 and long jump with a 14-2 1/2.

Other runners-up in individual events were Elm Grove’s Baker (100, 14.15), Benton’s Coore (200, 29.30), Benton’s Flowers (1,600, 5:57.44), Elm Grove’s Jalissa Toussaint (discus, 76-7) and Cope’s Laila Clinton (high jump, 4-6).

Greenacres Amari Fielding swept the 100 and 200 in the 8th-grade boys division.

He ran a 12.18 in the 100, edging Benton’s Shamarion Player by .02. 

Fielding ran a 25.70 in the 200. Greenacres’ Kenny Darby was second in 25.86.

Fielding also ran on the Mustangs’ winning 4X100 team with Jameriea Gardner, Braylon Bryant, and Jeremiah Epps. They ran a 48.75.

Benton’s Brody Hutchison won the 800 in 2:20.16 and the 1,600 in 5:03.50.

Cope’s Lathon Woodland took the 400 in 57.58. He also ran on the Cougars’ runner-up 4X400 relay team with Jadon Mobley,  Ian Sims and Leo Heng. They ran a 4:08.40.

The Benton foursome of Case Austin, Chris Brown, Beckett Moore and Jackson Sullivant won the 4X400 in 4:02.70.

Benton also won the 4X200 relay. Luis Gomez, Davion Eason, Austin and Kannon Greer won in 1:41.70. The Greenacres team of Darby, Fielding, Epps and Bryant finished second in 1:44.20.

Benton’s Cason Herndon won the 100 hurdles in 15.46. 

Benton’s Player had one of the day’s top performances, taking the long jump with a leap of 18-5. 

Player also ran on the Tigers’ runner-up 4X100 team with Greg Chambers, Gomez and Vaggio Green.

Elm Grove’s Patrick Gray won the shot put with a throw of 39-5, one inch farther than Cope’s Yadreakous Davis.

Haughton’s Clayton Zahm won the discus with a throw of 122-1.

Elm Grove’s Avery Price took the high jump with a leap of 5-2. Benton’s Herndon, Elm Grove’s 

Jackson Draylon and Cope’s Woodland all cleared 5-0 and tied for second.

Other runner-up finishers in individual events were Benton’s Moore (400, 58.99), Benton’s Mason Hicks (800, 2:23.40), Elm Grove’s Benjamin Ruliffson (1,600, 5:10.53), Greenacres’ Epps (100 hurdles, 15.84), Haughton’s Cameron James (long jump, 16-3) and Cope’s Liam McGee (discus, 111-6).

Benton’s Malachi Zeiglar was the only double winner in the 6th-7th-grade boys division.

He won the 100 hurdles in 17.54 and the high jump with a leap of 5-0.

Zeiglar also ran on the Tigers’ winning 4X100 relay team with Davion Young, Hayden Millen and Jaylon Holloway. They ran a 50.00. The Haughton team of Kyron Turner, Kendell Hargrove, Ethan Johnson and Jayden Hicks was second in 50.86.

Zeiglar was also second in the long jump with a leap of 16-4. Greenacres’ Brandon Craig won with a 16-7.

Like the 8th-grade race, the 100 in the 6th-7th-grade boys division was close. Haughton’s Xavier McDuffy and his teammate Turner finished 1-2 in 12.83 and 12.86, respectively.

McDuffy also finished second in the 200 in 26.70. Cope’s Abram Coats won in 25.90.

Other winners in individual events were Benton’s Drake Emerson (400, 1:02.30), Benton’s AJ Robinson (800, 2:22.30), Elm Grove’s Brennan Robin (1,600, 5:16.49), Elm Grove’s JD Hardy (shot put, 31-10) and Benton’s Nathan Sprankle (discus, 103-0).

The Greenacres foursome of  Terrance Hayes, Jenalious Johnson, Craig and Jimarion Arthur won the 4X200 relay in 1:43.80. The Cope team of Pierre Watson, Bennett Morgan, Coats and Noah Dollar was second in 1:49.44.

The Rusheon foursome of Montrevell Lewis, Jerry Murray, Emmanuel Edwards and Quinten Hodge took the 4X400 relay in 4:23.50. The Benton team of Aiden Reynolds, Robinson, Jacob Coleman and Wesley Hollowell finished second in 4:24.30.

Other runner-up finishers in individual events were Rusheon’s Jacory Gorsey (400, 1:03.00), Cope’s Austin Bonney (800, 2:26.90), Elm Grove’s Aiden O’Nishea (1,600, 5:25.17), Greenacres’ Joseph Thrash (shot put, 30-11), Greenacres’ Cameron Boyd (discus, 85-5) and Cope’s Preston Hughes (high jump, 4-8).

Benton’s Kameron Fuller also cleared 4-8 in the high jump but Hughes took second on fewer misses.

O’Nishea also posted third-place finishes in the 400 and 800.

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