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Track and field: Airline stars shine at Haughton meet

Russell Hedges

Airline seniors Cameron Rice and Jasmyn Carswell took three of the individual honors in the Haughton Invitational track and field meet Thursday at Haughton.
Rice was both the high-point winner and Outstanding Field performer in the boys division.
Carswell earned Outstanding Field performer in the  girls division.
Rice was a triple winner. He tied his personal best in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 10 inches, just two higher than Haynesville’s Del Kingsby.
He also took the triple with with a 46-9 and the long jump with a 23-0. Rice is the reigning 5A state champ in the triple jump.
Carswell won the  triple jump by almost five feet with a 37-4. She also finished second in the long jump with a 16-3.5 and fourth in the high jump.
Carswell and three other athletes went 5-2 in the high jump, but the other three finished ahead of her because of fewer misses.
Besides Rice’s 6-10 high jump, the meet featured a couple of other notable performances.
Lakeside’s Chris Lewis, the 2013 Class 2A state champ, won his second head-to-head meeting with 5A champ Micah Larkins of Haughton.
Lewis ran a 10.44 to Larkins’ 10.73.
In the 200, Lewis sizzled to a time of 21.08, the fastest in the state this year. Natchitoches Central’s Corrieon Mosby also turned in an outstanding time of 21.17.
Ruston’s Sam Haskins went 14-8 in the pole vault but missed on three attempts at a meet record 15-1.
Haughton’s Cody Hinson set the school record in the event with a 13-0.
Ruston swept the team titles. The Bearcats won the boys division with 96.5 points to 79 for runner-up Airline. Haughton was third with 76.5, Parkway fourth with 66 and Benton fifth with 44.
The Lady Bearcats dominated the girls division with 163 points. Runner-up Natchitoches Central had 72 followed by Parkway (69), Benton (48) and Haughton (41).
Ruston’s Sunni McAllister was the high-point winner in the girls’ division. She won the 100 in 12.31, .42 seconds faster than Benton’s Brittany Black. She also won the 100 in 24.98.
Airline’s Jack Wilkes won the boys 400 in 49.04. Benton’s Drake Heinz, the reigning 4A state champ in the 3,200, came from behind on the final lap to win the 1,600 in 4:42.54.
Other parish winners in the boys division were Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher (3,200, 9:53.17), Parkway’s Juwon Johnson (300 hurdles, 40.76) and Haughton’s Josh Lister (110 hurdles, 15.10).
Parkway swept all three relays, winning the 4X100 in 42.32, the 4X200 in 1:28.98 and the 4X400 in 3:22.99.
Parkway’s Alison Ringle won the girls 1,600 in 5:13.95.
Benton won the 4X100 relay in a school record 49.45.
Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing’s Teauna Perry took the long jump with a 17-5.75.

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