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High school track and field: Doyline’s Harris dominates in Region I-B meet; Florence wins discus

by Russell Hedges

Doyline senior Izayla Harris just keeps winning with one meet left in her stellar high school career. 

Harris dominated her four specialties in the Region I-B meet Tuesday at Castor.

She won the 100 meter in 11.77 seconds, the 200 in 25.46 and the 400 in 1:01.08. She also took the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 3 inches. 

She finished 1.24 seconds ahead of Florien’s Lehr Turner in the 100, 2.42 ahead of Quitman’s Sunni Altheimer in the 200 and 4.12 ahead of Simsboro’s Bella Coon in the 400.

Her distance in the triple jump was 4-2 1/2 farther than that of Castor’s Sky McMullan.

Harris has won all three track events in the state meet two years in a row and is a two-time Class B MVP. Last year, she set class records in all three. She was also the runner-up in the triple jump.

Harris wasn’t Doyline’s only district champion. Jonas Florence won the discus with a throw of 114-1 3/4. He edged Castor’s Caden Bryant, who threw 113-4.

The top three individuals and relay teams in each event qualified for the Ochsner LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet. The Class B meet is Thursday, May 2, at LSU.

Zach Moreno finished second in the boys 3,200 in 12:21.34. Converse’s Jacob Fager won in 12:17.90.

Nadia Lara finished third in the girls 300 hurdles in 54.89. Quitman’s Kaleigh King won in 52.95.

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