Track and field: Parkway girls win Don Millen Bearkat Relays; Panthers, Bucs share boys’ title

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Parkway won the girls’ title and shared the boys’ with Haughton in the Don Millen Bearkat Relays on Thursday at Airline.

For the second week in a row, running events only were held because it was too wet from Wednesday’s heavy rain to hold the field events. Three weeks into the season, there has yet to be a full meet held in Bossier Parish.

Parkway edged runner-up Airline 72-70 in the girls’ division. Huntington finished a distant third with 48.

The Panthers and Bucs scored 74 points each in the boys’ division. Huntington was well back in third with 41.

In the boys’ division, Haughton sophomore Josh Lister won the 200-meter dash in 22.51 and anchored the Bucs’ winning 4X100 relay team. Lister, Javonte Woodard, D’Kovin Ware and Quenton Brown ran a 42.35 to 43.34 for runner-up Parkway.

Antonio Woodfork, Kei’Untre Normandin, Ware and Woodard combined to win the 4X200 in 1:29.17. Woodfork also won the 300 hurdles in 41.03

Parkway’s Juwon Johnson (14.87) edged Airline’s Xavier Johnson (15.09) in the 110 hurdles.

Bossier won the 4X400 relay in 3:30.33. The Bearkats are the defending Class 3A state champions in that event.

Parkway’s Prynceton Fant took the 800 in 2:01.94. Haughton’s Zach Smith was second in 2:04.53.

Parkway’s Jacob Hammons won the 1,600 in 4:42.47. Teammate Cole Billiot was third. Airline’s Kaleb Sahlie took third in the 3,200.

Haughton’s Brown finished second in the 100 in 10.71.

Parkway dominated the distance events in the girls’ division.

Sara Funderburk won the 800 and the 1,600. Funderburk, the reigning Class 5A state cross country champ, ran a 2:24.50 in the 800. Airline freshman Isabelle Shamblin was second in 2:37.50.

Parkway finished 1-2 in the 1,600 with Funderburk running a 5:22.31 and Celeste Cordova a 5:44.09. Parkway’s Cassidy Cummings took the 3,200 in 13:11.10, two seconds ahead of teammate C. Hanson.

Airline’s Brittany Roberson and Jasmine Roberson finished 1-2 in the 400. Brittany ran a 1:00.38 and Jasmine a 1:02.25. Parkway’s Miranda Scotten was third.

Airline’s Jasmine Roberson finished second in the 200 in 27.50.

Airline and Parkway finished second in the 4X200 and 4X400 relays, respectively.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com