Track and field: Benton girls win Cedar Creek meet, boys runner-up


Benton won the girls’ division and finished second in the boys’ in the Cedar Creek Cougar Relays last Friday in Ruston.

Benton got wins from Quinci Middlebrooks (1,600-meter run), Shelby Leininger (pole vault), Mary Ella Robison (high jump) and Rheagan White (discus). Middlebrooks also finished third in the 400.

Lazaria Lloyd (shot put), Somer Miller (javelin) and Katie McKay (1,600) finished second in their respective events. Breanna Bundy, Middlebrooks, Meagan Rainwater and Haley McGhee combined to finish second in he 4X400 relay.

The foursome of McGhee, Brandy Harris, Bundy and Aimee Gentry took third in the 4X200.

Obie Spears was Benton’s only winner in the boys’ division. He won the pole vault.

Jordan White and Gage Carroway finished 2-3 in the discus. Keon Coleman was second in the 110 hurdles. The Tigers go third-place finishes from JT Gaydos (800) and Ryan Campbell (400).

KD Thomas, Coleman, Elijah Carr and Doyle Adams Jr. combined for a third-place finish in the 4X100 relay.

— Russell Hedges,