Local athletes bring home medals from state track meet


Top local track and field athletes competed in the LHSAA State track meet last weekend with several bringing home medals for their efforts.

Huntington’s girls came away with the biggest haul with four athletes finishing in the top three of their events. Demetria Harris had the most with four medals while Catina Davenport, Serenity Palmer and Samantha Taylor had one.

Taylor was first in the long jump with a 17-feet-2 ¾ leap, Palmer second in the high jump with a 5-4 effort and Davenport ran a 15.54 in the 100-meter hurdles.

Huntington finished third in the team standings with 59 points. Vandebilt Catholic won the Class 4A girls with 89 ½ points, a point and a half better than Northside.

Captain Shreve’s Marquez Stevenson was first in the 400-meters with a 47.18 and second in the 100-meters at 10.59.

Byrd distance ace Trent Wells took first place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:17.2.

On the girls side in Class 5A, Airline sprinter Brianna Taylor had a second place finish in the 400-meter dash with a 57.3.

Southwood’s Rondisia Williams had two third place finishes, running an 11.9 in the 100-meters and 24.15 in the 200.

Jenna Key of Byrd brought home a third place in the 3,200-meter run clocking in a 11:33.37.

Parkway’s 4×100 meter relay team of Kaiden Taylor, Kyla Williams, Jillian Walton and Maya Jackson placed third with a 48.12 effort.

Booker T. Washington’s Oshamar Hall had a second-place finish in the high jump at 6-2.

In Class 3A, Loyola girls high jumper Izzy Black went 5-2 for a second place finish.

The Flyers had a couple of boys with third place finishes. Franklin Roemer ran a 10:08.39 in the 3,200 run and Maximus Crofton threw the javelin 157-10. The 3,200-relay team of Tyler Hornsby, Warren Graves, Mark Henry and Roemer clocked in a second-place finishing time of 8:25.27.

Calvary’s Jackson Burney brought home the gold in the 800 run in 2:01.94.