The Airline Lady Vikings used superior depth to win the Airline Viking Relays on Friday at Airline.
The meet was the first one held on Airline’s new track and the first in Bossier Parish this season. It was postponed from Thursday because of heavy rain. Competition was held in running events only Friday because the grounds were too wet to hold the field events.
Airline scored 96 points to 69 for runner-up Marshall, Texas. Haughton finished fourth with 46.
Captain Shreve won the boys division with 80 points. Haughton was the runner-up with 76 and Airline took third with 62.
Elsewhere, Benton finished second behind host West Monroe in the Rebel Relays boys division. The Tigers rolled up 112 points, 11 behind the Rebels. The Benton girls took fourth.
At Airline, freshman Isabelle Shamblin was the Lady Vikings’ only individual winner. She won the 3,200-meter run in 12 minutes, 41 seconds. Teammate Maya Randle was second in 13:48.03.
The only other winner from a Bossier Parish school was Haughton’s Caitlin Tibbits, who captured the 300 hurdles in 51.13. Airline’s Briana Jacobs was second in 55.69.
Airline’s Brittany Roberson finished second in the 100 and 400. Jasmine Roberson was third in the 400.
Airline’s Bethanie Dunn and Rachel Yarrington were 2-3 in the 1,600. The Lady Vikings’ January Ferguson and Jacobs finished in the same positions in the 100 hurdles.
Haughton’s Hanna Logan and Airline’s Emilee Burns finished 2-3 in the 800. Haughton’s Omnia Moore was third in the 300 hurdles.
In the boys’ division, Haughton’s Josh Lister, Zach Smith and Javonte Woodard were individual winners.
Lister, who finished third in the 100 in the 5A state meet last year, won the 100 in 10.55. North Webster football star Devin White, one of the nation’s top recruits, finished second in 10.85. Haughton’s Quenten Brown was third in 11.00.
Lister also finished second in the 200 in 22.59. Marshall’s Chavis Milles won in 22.43.
Woodard, a Louisiana Tech football signee, won the 110 hurdles in 15.44. Smith won the 800 in 2:05.17. Haughton’s Baylee Rachel was third.
Haughton also won the 4X100 relay in 43.29. The Bucs are the defending state champions in that event.
Airline’s Kaleb Sahlie and Seth Papineau finished 2-3 behind Captain Shreve’s Brandon Graham in the 1,600. Sahlie and teammate Nate Godeaux were 2-3 in the 3,200 behind Graham.
The Vikings also got a third-place finish from John Davis in the 200 and Xavier Johnson in the 300 hurdles. Airline’s 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams both took third.
At West Monroe, the Tigers scored big in the distance events and hurdles in the boys division.
Stephen Singleton and Alex Whittington finished 1-2 in the 3,200 and 2-3 in the 1,600. Singleton’s winning time in the 3,200 was 10:41.38, about 11 seconds faster than Whittington.
Keon Coleman and Cody Ratliff finished 1-2 in the 110 hurdles. Coleman ran a 15.81 and Ratliff ran a 16.44. Coleman also finished third in the 300.
Chauncey Taylor won the shot put with a toss of 46-6.
The Tigers also got a second-place from Obie Spears, who cleared 11-6 in the pole vault. Ryder Miller and Austin Bowen also helped in the scoring with fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively, in the 400.
Benton finished just 11 points behind West Monroe despite not having top sprinter Dorsavion Williams. Coach Scott Carroway said Williams has been slowed by a hernia but is expected to run two events next week.
Benton’s Quinci Middlebrooks, Yakina Manning and Shelby Leninger were winners in the girls’ division.
Middlebrooks won the 800 in 2:33.49. Manning won the shot put with a toss of 34-10 and Leninger took the pole vault with an 8-0.
Somer Miller finished second in the javelin with an outstanding toss of 117-4. Katie McKay was third in the 1,600 and 3,200. Brandy Harris finished third in the long jump. Benton’s 4×400 relay team was second.
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