Track and field: Haughton boys, Benton girls win Tiger Relays titles

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Haughton boys and Benton girls won team titles in the Shamocus Patton Benton Tiger Relays on Thursday at Benton.

The meet kicked off the outdoor track and field season.

The Haughton boys scored 99 points to 91 for runner-up Captain Shreve. Parkway was third with 80, Airline fourth with 62 and Benton fifth with 59.

The Benton girls scored 96 points to 77.50 for runner-up Cedar Creek. Parkway was third with 75, Haughton fourth with 71 and Airline sixth with 42.

The boys 100-meter dash featured two defending state champions — Haughton’s Micah Larkins (Class 5A) and Lakeside’s Chris Lewis (2A).

Lewis ran a 10.39 and edged Larkins by .03 of a second. Bossier’s Cartavia Cook was third in 10.71.

Parkway 1,600 state indoor champion Alison Ringle got her final outdoor season off to a good start, winning that event in 5:22.09.

In another notable performance, Haughton freshman Josh Lister, who dominated parish middle school track the last two years, won the 200 in 22.01 in his high school outdoor debut.

Airline’s Jasmyn Carswell, the state runner-up in the triple jump last year, won her specialty with a solid first-meet jump of 34 feet, 11.5 inches.

Airline’s Jack Wilkes, the state indoor 800 champ, won the 1,600 in 4:51.15. The 800 wasn’t held because the Benton meet has a 4X800 relay.

Haughton’s Chelcy Swint was named Outstanding Field Performer in the girls division. Swint won the shot put with a toss of 35-5 and the discus with a 99-0.

Parkway’s Destiny McGaffey and Jessica McGuffee finished 1-2 in the 3,200 in 12:26.21 and 12:26.37, respectively.

Benton’s Stephen Singleton and Alex Whittington did the same in the boys 3,200. Singleton ran a 10:19.78 and Whittington a 10:24.15.

Other winners from Bossier Parish in the girls division were Airline’s Brailey Vance (400, 1:07.53) and Benton’s Somer Miller (javelin, 99-2).

Benton won the 4X100 relay in 52.83, and Parkway took the 4X800 in 10:19.18.

Other winners from Bossier Parish in the boys division were Haughton’s Antonio Woodfork (110 hurdles, 14.97), Haughton’s Michael Harris (6-0, fewer misses) and Airline’s OJ Smith (shot put, 49-1).

Haughton won the 4X100 relay in 42.21 and Parkway took the 4X400 in 3:28.15 and 4X800 in 8:39.10.