The Haughton Buccaneers and Airline Lady Vikings took the boys and girls titles in the Bossier Parish Championships track and field meet on a chilly and windy Thursday at Parkway.
Haughton scored 146 points to 132 for runner-up Parkway in the boys division. Airline finished third with 100, Benton fourth with 87 and Bossier fifth with 54.
Airline scored 151 points to 138 for runner-up Benton in the girls division. Parkway finished third with 128.5 followed by Haughton (32.5), Bossier (27) and Plain Dealing (20).
Haughton swept the individual honors in the boys division. Quentin Brown, who won the 200 in a wind-aided 21.82 and finished second in the 100 in 10.49, was named Outstanding Track Performer.
Javonte Woodard, who won the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet and finished third in the long jump, was named Outstanding Field Performer. Woodard also ran the first leg on Haughton’s winning 4X100 relay team.
Airline’s Isabelle Shamblin was named Outstanding Track Performer in the girls division. She won the 3,200 in 12:32 and finished second in the 1,600.
Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry was named Outstanding Field Performer. She won the triple jump with a 33-5.5 and the long jump with a 16-3.5.
Haughton’s Josh Lister and Antonio Woodfork both had outstanding days.
Lister won the 100 in 10.47 and anchored Haughton’s winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams. Woodfork won the 300 hurdles in 40.16 and finished second in the 110 hurdles. He ran the first leg on the 4X200 team.
Haughton also won the 4X400 for a sweep of the relays.
Haughton’s Zach Smith and Baylee Rachel finished 1-2 in the 800.
Parkway’s Juwon Johnson won the 110 hurdles in 14.49 and finished second in the 300. Parkway’s Dante Williams, like Woodard a Louisiana Tech football signee, won the 400 in 51.82.
Bossier’s Kentrell Hardy and Cartavia Cook tied for first in the long jump. Both had bests of 21-11.5.
Other Bossier Parish champions in the boys division were Parkway’s Cole Billiot (1,600, 4:55.93), Benton’s Jordan White (discus, 123-11), Airline’s Tyler McCallister (javelin, 152-2), Parkway’s Kameron Eloph (shot put) and Parkway’s Nededrick Millsaps (high jump, 5-10).
Other Bossier Parish runners-up in individual events were Bossier’s Kelvin Brooks (200), Haughton’s O’Shun Smith (400), Airline’s Kaleb Sahlie (1,600), Benton’s Stephen Singleton (3,200), Airline’s Jack Griffin (discus), Parkway’s Keondre Wudtee (triple jump), Benton’s Colin Milton (javelin), Benton’s Chauncey Taylor (shot put) and Bossier’s Keyshawn Jones (high jump).
Airline sprinter Brittany Roberson was a double winner in the girls division, taking the 200 in 26.51 and the 400 in 1:02.92.
Parkway’s Sara Funderburk, the reigning Class 5A cross country state champion, was also a double winner. She won the 800 in 2:33.78 and the 1,600 in 5:46.81. Funderburk also anchored the Lady Panthers’ winning 4X400 relay team.
Bossier’s Bree Webb won the 100 in 12.91 and finished second in the 200 in 27.23.
Airline’s January Ferguson and Natalie Tripp finished 1-2 in the 110 hurdles and reversed positions in the 300 hurdles. Ferguson’s winning time in the 110 was 17.32. Tripp’s winning time in the 300 was 54.71.
Parkway swept the relays. Niaya Fant, Skylar Martignetti, Morgan Provost and Chelsea Randle won the 4X100 in 53.69. Fant, Claire Carlyle, Miranda Scotten and Madison Brogan won the 200 in 1:51.67. Scotten, Funderburk, Carlyle and Brogan took the 4X400 in 4:21.89. Scotten also finished second in the 400.
Benton athletes won four of the six field events — shot put (Yakina Manning, 32-10), discus (Rheagan White, 91-5.5), javelin (Somer Miller, 107-8.5) and high jump (Mary Ella Robinson, 4-6).
Other Bossier Parish runners-up were Airline’s G. Clark (100), Benton’s Quinci Middlebrooks (800), Parkway’s Celeste Cordova (3,200), Benton’s KeKe West (long jump), Benton’s Lozario Lloyd (shot put), Parkway’s Jesse Bonnevier (discus), Airline’s Kei McCoy (triple jump), Airline’s Madison Rowland (javelin) and Airline’s Jasmine Roberson (high jump).
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com