The area track season is well underway with both the Lakeside Warriors and Minden Crimson Tide beginning to hit their stride.
Last week, both schools took part in area competitons, putting on admirable performances in both the sprints, distance races, jumps, and field events.
Here are the results.
It was a busy week for the Lakeside track teams running split squads in three meets.
The teams ran at Weston, Red River, and Haynesville.
The distance runners ran at Weston on Thursday. Alissa Lander won the 800 (2:41) and the 1600 (5:54).
Eric Greene won the 800 with a personal best of 2:12 and the 1600 (4:49).
Cody Robinson ran a personal best 2:15 in the 800 for second and also placed second in the 1600 (5:01).
Highlight of the Thursday Red River Meet was a 48′ 6″ shot put mark by Frankie Miles which was a personal best by five feet.
Miles also won the high jump at 5′ 8″.
DJ Harrison won the javelin at 144′ and Zach Valdivar was third (116′ 9″). Destiny Thornton won the girl’s javelin at 87′ 0″. Darryl Moore jumped
a personal best 40′ 8″ to win the triple jump.
Moore also won the long jump at 19′ 4”. Austin Moss took first in the 800 (2:21).
The Haynesville meet saw the emergence of eighth grader Kelly Willis who threw 91′ 7″ for third in the javelin. Destiny Thornton placed fourth at
In the field, Ty Callendar lead the guys with a second in the shot (39′ 9″) and fourth in the discus (94′ 0″).
In the pole vault Adam Petty placed third at 7′ 6″ and Austin Moss was fifth (7′ 0″). DJ Harrison was fourth in the javelin (123′ 0″).
On the track for the ladies, Ky Esparza was the top point getter with second in the 1600 (6:34) and third in the 800 (2:48). Destinee Joiner took
fifth in the 100 (13.17).
Tyler Davis and J.R. Mueller garnered points on the track. Davis placed third in the 3200 (11:25) and fourth in the 1600 (5:18). Mueller took
fifth in the 1600 (5:22) and fourth in the 3200 (12:38).
Next action for the Warriors will be Thursday, April 2nd, as they host the eight team Warrior Relays.
Minden Crimson Tide
The Haynesville Relays featured outstanding sprinters from several schools.
Crimson Tide Sprinters were in the mix on the cold, windy day. The Lady Tiders and Tide boys showed much improvement.
Hurdlers April Wright and Brooke Ensminger lead the way for the ladies.
Wright placed second in the 100 hurdles (19.08) and second in the 300 hurdles (56.54). Esminger placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (19.84) and third in the 300 hurdles (58.36). In the 400 Phylessia Lewis took third at 1:07 and Siera Murrell was fourth at 1:08. Tamija Rice placed sixth in the 100 (13.40). Ensminger, Wright, Murrell, and Lewis made up the fifth place 1600 relay (4:49).
Patrick Heard lead the Tide in the field with a 19′ 0″ long jump for fifth place. Jemontell Washington took 6th in the javelin (119′ 6″).
L’Jarius Sneed made his 1st start in the 100 finishing 5th at 10.87. Heard won the 2nd heat at 11.10. Tavarius Edwards placed 3rd in the 200 with a personal best of 23.78. Antonio Rivette also clocked a personal best of 44.14 for 3rd in the 300 hurdles. The 400 relay composed of Edwards, Heard, Francis, and Sneed ran a 44.05 for 3rd place. The 1600 relay of Kenneth Francis, Eron Rice, Dameon Fisher, and Teararian Mitchell placed 5th (3:51).
Next action for the Tide will be the Lakeside Relays on Thursday, April 2nd.