Lakeside Warriors speed to impressive finish in district

With one event left, the boys’ 1-2A district track meet was tied with Lakeside and Red River having 103 points each. In that last event, the 1600 relay, Red River finished second while Lakeside took third, giving the Bulldogs a 109 to 107 victory over the Warriors. Jonesboro took third with Lakeview fourth and North Caddo fifth. The girls’ meet ended with Jonesboro on top followed by Red River and Lakeside third with 96 points.

Alisa Lander was top scorer for the ladies as she swept the 800 (2:38), the 1600 (5:37), and the 3200 (13:01). The only other district champion was freshman Kelly Willis who threw a personal best of 101′ 1/2″ to win the javelin. Angelina Futch had a busy day with a second in the 3200 (14:44) and fourth place finishes in the 800 (3:01) and 1600 (6:39). Taking fourth in the 100 hurdles (22.40) was Kathryn Chumley. The 800 relay composed of Tyesha Odoms, Grace Fox, J’zanasha Joiner, and D’Shunique Willis took third at 2:03. The 400 relay made up of Kyshane Esparze, Gerlia Fields, Quentasha Grigsby, and Rebecca Reno placed fourth at 52.95.

The Lakeside guys took five district titles. Senior Eric Greene won the 800 (2:11) and the 1600 (4:44) and was second in the 3200 (10:48). Cody Robinson took the 3200 title (10:44) and was second in the 800 (2:12) and the 1600 (4:48). Greene and Robinson along with Jorge Servin and Logan Bailey ran on the third place 1600 relay (4:06). In the field Adam Petty won the pole vault at 9′ 6″ with Hayden Finley finishing second at 9′ 0″ as they both matched their personal bests. Jordan Richard threw a personal best of 44′ 0″ to claim the shot put title. Zac Zaldivar took second in the javelin with a toss of 137′ 10″ while eighth grade teammate Jordan Pruitt took third at 127′ 10 1/2″. In the discus Djmon Lard was second at 113′ 3″.

Zach Sumlin also had an impressive performance with a second place personal best of 5′ 10″ for second in the high jump. Tyrek Lofton took fifth in the high jump at 5′ 6″. Damien Coleman took fourth in the long jump (20′ 2″). Dakota Puckett placed fourth in the shot (37′ 10″). Coleman sped to a third place finish in the 100 with a personal best of 11.48. Howard Roberts placed fifth in the 100 (11.75) and in the 200 (23.75). Roberts, Coleman, Lofton, and Michael Bradford made up the fourth place 400 relay at 46.80. In his first 300 hurdles race Evadaveyun Solomon took third at 45.85. Taking fifth in the 300 hurdles was Johnathon Jones (46.80).

The top four finishers in each event run at Region I meet on Thursday, April 28 at the Northwestern State University Track Complex with field events starting at noon.

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