The Airline Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers won the boys and girls titles, respectively, in the Shamocus Patton Mem-orial Benton Tiger Relays Thursday at Benton.
The meet, sponsored by Bossier Federal Credit Union, was the first outdoor meet of the situation. Athletes had to deal with windy and chilly conditions.
Airline scored 108.50 points in the boys division. Haughton finished second with 68 and Benton was third with 59.33.
Benton scored 72.5 points in the girls division, 6.5 better than runner-up West Monroe.
Airline’s Cameron Rice won the triple jump and high jump in the boys’ division. He went 44 feet, 1 inch in the triple jump and 5-10 in the high jump.
Other Vikings winning events in the boys’ division were Jack Wilkes (1,600-meter run, 4:42.25), Ja’Qavis Hart (400, 51.28) and Gus Boniao (300 hurdles, 42.38).
The Vikings also won the 4X400 relay in 3:33.90 and finished second in the 4X800 in 8:48.94.
Airline’s Cameron Robinson finished second in the shot put with a toss of 47-0.
Haughton’s Jermichael Bell and Javonte Woodard finished 1-2 in the 110 hurdles in 15.33 and 15.69, respectively.
In perhaps the best race of the day, Lakeside’s Chris Lewis edged Haughton’s Micah Larkins in the 100-meter dash in a duel between two of the state’s top sprinters. Lewis ran a 10.57 and Larkins a 10.59.
Other parish winners in the boys’ division were Benton’s LeAaron Alexander (discus, 141-5.5), Haughton’s Ty Shilling (javelin, 169-4), Benton’s Alex Martin (pole vault, 11-6) and Parkway’s Corey Hamilton (200, 21.93)
Haughton won the 4X100 (43.32) and 4X200 (1:32.77) relays.
Other parish second-place finishers were Kevin Flattmann (javelin, 164-6) and Haughton’s Nakia Deveraux (triple jump, 41-2.75).
Benton finished third in all three relays. Airline’s Nick Housely was third in the 200.
Airline’s Jasmyn Carswell had a big day in the girls’ division. She won the triple jump (35-0) and high jump (4-10) and finished second in the long jump (16-4).
Parkway’s Alison Ringle, the state indoor champ in the 1,600, ran only the 3,200. She lapped half the field and won in 11:49.12. Ringle was the 5A state runner-up in the 3,200 last year.
Parkway’s Adrienne Rogers won the 300 hurdles in 40.29. The Lady Panthers won the 4X800 relay in 10:34.53.
Benton got a first-place finish from Quinci Middlebrooks in the 1,600 (5:49.73).
Madi Sessions finished second in the both the discus (99-8) and the javelin (108-1.5). Brittany Black was runner-up in the 100 in 12.80.
Benton’s relay teams were also key to the victory. The Lady Tigers finished second in the 4X200 and the 4X800 and third in the 4X100.
Other parish second-place finishers were Parkway’s Haley Sepulvado (shot put, 31-1), Bossier’s Simmone Small (400, 1:05.93), Bossier’s Darshay Johnson (200, 28.0) and Haughton’s Chelsea Smith (discus, 94-0).
Bossier finished second in the 4X100 relay in 52.20 and third in the 4X200 in 1:51.33.
Other parish third-place finishers were Haughton’s Inez Green (shot put, 30-9) and Benton’s Katie McKay (1,600, 12:43.86).