Track and field: Haughton boys win 1-5A title; Airline girls runner-up

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The Haughton Buccaneers repeated as boys District 1-5A track and field champions on a cool, windy Thursday at Lee Hedges Stadium.

The Bucs, who have won three 1-5A titles since moving up to Class 5A in 2012, scored 171 points to 138 for runner-up Captain Shreve. Parkway finished third with 129.5.

Airline finished runner-up in the girls division. The Lady Vikings scored 116 points, just 16 less than Captain Shreve.

Haughton swept the individual honors in the boys division.

Sprinter Quentin Brown was named overall MVP. He won the 100 in 10.82, edging teammate Josh Lister by .06 seconds. He also won the 200 in 22.34 and the long jump with a leap of 22-8 and ran anchor on the winning 4X200 relay team (1:30.80).

Antonio Woodfork, who swept the hurdles and ran on the winning 4X200 team, was named Track MVP. Woodfork ran a 14.50 in the 110 hurdles, edging Parkway’s Juwon Johnson by .07 seconds in one of the day’s best races. He won the 300 in a school-record 39.32.

Javonte Woodard, who won the triple jump with a 43-9.25 and finished third in the long jump with a 21-4, was named Field MVP. Woodard also ran on the winning 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams.

Parkway junior Sara Funderburk turned in one of the top performances in either division. Like Brown, she was the only triple winner, taking the 800 in 2:30.45, the 1,600 in 5:27.40 and the 3,200 in 11:50.70. She also anchored the Lady Panthers’ winning 4X400 relay team (4:13.68).

The top four finishers in each event qualified for next week’s Region I-5A meet at Northwestern State University.

In the boys division, Haughton also got wins from O’Shun Smith and Zach Smith on the track. O’Shun Smith won the 400 in 51.36 and Zach Smith came from behind to take the 800 in 2:01.40.

Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher won 1,600 in 4:36.08 and finished third in the 3,200. Parkway’s Jacob Hammons finished second in the 3,200 in 10:11.00.

Parkway’s CJ Morgan finished second in the 200 in 22.83 and third in the 100.

Parkway’s Nakedrick Millsaps won the high jump with a 6-0. Woodfork also cleared 6-0 but Millsaps won on fewer misses.

Bossier Parish athletes took the top three spots in the pole vault and the top four spots in the triple jump.

Chase Grimsley captured the pole vault, battling the wind to clear 12-0. Parkway’s Stony Butler was second with an 11-6 and Haughton’s David Leitnaker third with an 11-0.

Parkway’s Juwon Johnson and Keondre Wudtee were 2-3 behind Woodard in the triple jump. Johnson went 42-11.5 and and Wudtee went 41-11. Airline’s Xavier Johnson was fourth.

Xavier Johnson finished second behind Haughton’s Brown in the long jump with a 21-10. He also was third in the 400 and the 110 hurdles..

Parkway’s Kameron Eloph continued his success in the shot put, winning with a toss of 46-6.5, an inch farther than Captain Shreve’s Grant Ingram. Airline’s Lane Williams was third.

Airline’s Jack Griffin won the discus with a toss of 136-10.5. Teammate Colton Prater was fourth.

Airline’s Tyler McCallister finished runner-up in the javelin with a 165-2. Haughton’s Colt Shankle and Will Haines finished 3-4.

Parkway’s CJ Morgan finished second in the 200 in 22.83 and third in the 100.

Parkway and Airline finished 2-3 in the 4X200 relay. The Vikings and the Panthers finished 2-3 in 4X200.

Other fourth-place finishers included Lister (200), Parkway’s Cole Billiot (1,600), Airline’s Kaleb Sahlie (3,200), Parkway’s Juwon Johnson (300 hurdles) and Haughton’s Jamarcia Banks (shot put).

GIRLS

Airline freshman Brittney Roberson had an outstanding meet. She won the 400 in 1:00.25 and finished third in the 200. She also ran on the Lady Vikings’ runner-up 4X200 relay team.

Parkway’s Miranda Scotten was second in the 400 in 1:02.27 and ran on the winning 4X400 team along with Funderburk, Claire Carlyle and Madison Brogan.

Parkway’s Celeste Cordova and Airline’s Isabelle Shamblin finished 3-4 in the 1,600. Shamblin was third in the 3,200 and Cordova fourth.

Airline’s January Ferguson and Briana Jacobs finished 2-3 in the 100 hurdles in 17.12 and 17.32, respectively. Haughton’s Genet Leist was fourth.

Haughton’s Caitlin Tibbits picked up runner-up finishes in the 300 hurdles (50.69) and the pole vault (8-6).

Airline’s Jasmine Roberson, sister of Brittney, won the high jump with an outstanding 5-2. Airline’s Alexis Moody and Parkway’s Chelsea Randle finished 3-4.

Haughton’s Chelcy Swint won the discus with a toss of 96-11.25 and finished second to teammate Inez Green in the shot put. Green won with a 36-7, a half-inch farther than Swint’s throw.

Swint’s winning toss in the discus was 96-11.2. Airline’s Tyra Kidd was second with a 95-2.25.

Airline’s Kei McCoy won the triple jump with a 36-7.5 and finished fourth in the long jump.

Airline’s Madison Rowland finished second in the javelin with a 94-2.5. Parkway’s Jesse Bonnevier and Airline’s Jamie Roberts finished 3-4. Bonnevier also finished fourth in the discus.

Other fourth-place finishers included Haughton’s Abbie Norcross (shot put), Haughton’s Jenna Blank (pole vault) and Haughton’s Mary Gladney (discus).

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com