Track and field: Benton sweeps 1-4A titles for fourth straight year

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Benton swept the boys and girls titles in the District 1-4A track and field meet for the fourth straight year Wednesday at Benton.

The Tigers scored 158 points to 137 for runner-up North DeSoto. Huntington finished third with 95.

The Lady Tigers scored 138 points to 114 for runner-up Huntington. Northwood took third with 81.

Benton’s Jordan White shared Field MVP honors in the boys division with Fair Park’s Jerome Wynn. White won the discus with a toss of 127 feet, nine inches, edging teammate Gage Carroway by nine inches. He also won the javelin with a 149-8. Teammate Collin Milton finished second with a 148-2.

Wynn won the long jump with a 23-1 and the triple jump with a 48-3, both outstanding performances.

Benton’s Dorsavion Williams swept the 100- and 200-meter sprints. Williams ran a 10.88 in the 100, beating Huntington’s Kavarea Applewhite by .13 seconds.

Williams’ 200 time was 22.31. Huntington’s Teryan Mays was second in 22.46.

Ryan Cambell finished second in the 800 in 2:08.35, a little less than three seconds behind North DeSoto’s Chase Slater.

Keon Coleman finished second in the 110 hurdles and third in the 300. Coleman ran a 15.09 in the 100 and a 40.49 in the 300. North DeSoto’s Christian Boyd, the defending 4A state champ in both events, won in 14.32 and 38.98, respectively. Boyd was named Track MVP.

Stephen Singleton finished third in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600. Benton was third in the 4X200 and 4X400 relays and fourth in the 4X400, qualifying for next week’s Region I-4A meet at Benton in all three.

Obie Spears won the pole vault, clearing 12-6. Chauncey Taylor took the shot put with a 46-2. Tony Davis was third in the triple jump.

In the girls’ division, Benton piled up 72 points in the field events. Shelby Leninger and Breanna Bundy were 1-2 in the pole vault with leaps of 10-0 and 8-0, respectively.

Yakina Manning and Lazaria Lloyd finished 1-2 in the shot put. Manning threw 34-10, edging Lloyd by 3.5 inches.

Rheagan White won the discus with a 94-8. Somer Miller took the javelin with a 104-0.5, 7.5 feet farther than runner-up Megan Tucker of Northwood.

KeKe West finished third in the triple jump, and Mary Ella Robison took third in the high jump.

On the track, senior Quinci Middlebrooks finished second in the 800 and 1,600. She ran a 2:32.1 in the 800 and a 5:37.19 in the 1,600. She was within three seconds of the winner in both races.

Katie McKay and Jenna Key finished 2-3 in the 3,200. The Lady Tigers took second in the 4X400 relay.

Bundy and Natalie Tripp posted third-place finishes in the 400 dash and 100 hurdles, respectively.

North DeSoto swept the individual honors. Jessica Trammel, who won the high jump with a 5-4 and finished second in the long and triple jumps with 16-4 and 34-9, respectively, was named Field MVP.

Fran Wilson was named Track MVP. She swept the hurdles, winning the 100 in 16.32 and the 300 in 51.44.

Other double winners included Huntington’s De’Asia Dixon (girls 100, 200), Woodlawn’s Victoria Walter (girls long jump, triple jump), Loyola’s Kaitlin Tanner (girls 1,600 and 3,200) and Northwood’s Dylan Oliver (boys 1,600 and 3,200).

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com