The Haughton Buccaneers and Parkway Lady Panthers won the boys and girls divisions, respectively, in the Bossier Parish Championships on Thursday at Parkway.
The meet was held under clear but very windy conditions after a front passed through early Thursday morning.
Haughton scored 158 points in the boys division. Airline finished second with 141 and Parkway third with 135.
Parkway scored 159 points in the girls division. Airline was second with 134 and Haughton third with 128.
Haughton junior sprinter Josh Lister continued his outstanding season, sweeping the 100- and 200-meter dashes and running legs on the Bucs’ winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams.
Lister set a school record in the 100 with a 10.22, breaking two-time 5A state champ Micah Larkins’ 2014 mark. Lister ran a 21.41 in the 200.
Antonio Woodfork also played a big part in Haughton’s victory. He won the 300 hurdles in 39.10 and finished second in the 110 hurdles. He also won the high jump with a leap of 6-0 and long jump with a 22-0 1/2.
Other Haughton individual winners were Duncan Smith (400, 53.27), Colt Shankle (javelin, 149-5) and David Leitnaker (pole vault, 11-6). Leitnaker and Parkway’s Stony Butler both cleared 11-6 but Leitnaker won on fewer misses.
Lister, Kynan Hayes, Lavonta Gipson and D’Kovin Ware combined to win the the 4X200 in 1:30.59. The same foursome won the 4X100 in 42.04. Bossier’s Xavier Venious, Brandon Wells, Smith and John Langston teamed to win the 4X400 in 3:37.61.
Parkway’s Andrew Robinson and Jacob Hammons finished 1-2 in the 800. Robinson ran a 2:03.00 and Hammons a 2:06.86.
Hammons took the 1,600 in 4:45.82 and finished second in the 3,200 in 10:27.17. Hammons’ teammate Tyler Kruithof won the 3,200 in 10:25.58.
Airline’s Xavier Johnson took the 110 hurdles in 14.69 and was second in the triple jump with a 40-10 1/4.
Plain Dealing’s keldrick Carper won the triple jump with a 43-5 and was second in the long jump with a 21-1. Airline’s Tyler McCallister won the shot put with a 42-7 1/2 and finished second in the javelin with a 148-5.
Benton’s Jake Norris won the discus with a 130-4.
Other individual runners-up were Airline’s Shuncee Thomas (100 and 200), Parkway’s Robert McKnight (400), Airline’s Seth Papineau (1,600), Parkway’s Chase Hill (300 hurdles), Benton’s Timmy Anderson (shot put), Bossier’s Aaeron Smallwood (discus) and Airline’s Nate Fullilove (high jump).
In the girls division, Parkway’s Sara Funderburk, Airline’s Brittany Roberson, Haughton’s Savannah O’Neal and Inez Green, and Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry were all double winners.
Funderburk won the 800 in 2:29.03 and the 3,200 in 12:44.0.
Roberson won the 200 in 26.17 and the 400 in 1:02.27. In the latter event, she edged her sister Jasmine by less than a second.
Roberson and her sister teamed with Lauren Daley and Aiyia Johnson to win the 4X200 relay in 1:48.35. The Robersons, Daley and Ashlynn O’Glee also combined to win the 4X400 in 4:19.17, edging Parkway by less than a second.
O’Neal took the 100 hurdles in 17.07 and the javelin with a toss of 104-3.
Perry won the long jump with a 15-7 and the triple jump with a 34-0.
Green captured the shot put with a 38-5 and the discus with a 110-5.
Other parish individual champions in the girls division were Airline’s Daley (100, 12.50), Parkway’s Cassidy Cummings (1,600, 6:05.81), Parkway’s Brianna Lyle (300 hurdles, 52.69), Airline’s Jasmine Roberson (high jump, 5-0) and Haughton’s Caitlyn Tibbits (pole vault, 8-3).
Parkway’s Niaya Fant, Morgan Provost, Wisdom Watts and Chelsea Randle combined to win the 4X100 relay in 51.90.
Other individual runners-up were Haughton’s Tatyana McClindon (100), Parkway’s Fant (200), Parkway’s Celeste Cordova (1,600), Airline’s Bethanie Dunn (3,200), Airline’s Brianna Jacobs (100 hurdles), Parkway’s Angene Tellis (300 hurdles), Benton’s KeKe West (long jump), Airline’s Angelique Perry (shot put), Benton’s Rheagan White (discus), Benton’s Taylor Davis (triple jump, high jump), Haughton’s Kaylee Hernandez (javelin) and Haughton’s Jenna Blank (pole vault).
Airline won the junior varsity boys competition and Parkway won the girls.
JV boys individual winners were Benton’s Hunter Matlock (100), Airline’s Patrick Dixon (200), Parkway’s Travonte Griffith (400), Parkway’s Scott Perez (800), Parkway’s Christian Nevins (1,600), Parkway’s Cameron Rogers (3,200), Parkway’s Devon Hill (110 hurdles), Airline’s Zylon Newson (long jump), Airline’s Dylan Nash (shot put), Airline’s Terrance Stewart (discus), Benton’s Johntavious Johnson (triple jump), Parkway’s Joey Cook (javelin), Parkway’s Christian Brown (high jump) and Benton’s Reed Bearden (pole vault).
Parkway’s Justin Rogers, Tahj Horton, Jalen Hall and David Morales teamed to win the 4X100 relay. Airline’s Ian Stanfield, Brysen Dudensing, Newson and Brian Fielding teamed to win the 4X200. Bossier’s Robert Green, Easter, Keimun Daniels and Kevin Daniels teamed to win the 4X400.
JV girls individual winners were Bossier’s Shelby Jeter (100), Parkway’s Claire Carlyle (200, 400), Parkway’s Victoria Morris (800), Parkway’s Clare Raney (1,600), Parkway’s Rylie McConnell (3,200), Airline’s Casey Tonnies (100 hurdles), Parkway’s Hannah Bellotte (300 hurdles), Bossier’s Brianna West (long jump), Parkway’s Tiona Harris (shot put), Parkway’s Shana Abdeljabar (discus) and Benton’s Melanie Gill (javelin).
Bossier’s Jeter, Tyler McCoy, Jamerica Rhone and Tenasia Sharp teamed to win the 4X100 relay. Bossier’s McCoy, Jeter, Alashia Sharp and Amanda Collins teamed to win the 4X200. Parkway’s Carlyle, Bellotte, Cordova and Carly Hanson teamed to win the 4X400.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com