Locals qualify in 14 events for next week’s Class 2A state meet

SOARING FLYER:  Loyola’s Reece Almagost placed second in the pole vault in the Region 1-2A meet in Mansfield. (Photo by JOHN JAMES MARSHALL, Journal Sports)


MANSFIELD — Calvary Baptist distance ace Jackson Burney won twice Thursday, while his counterpart at Loyola, Franklin Roemer, took the longest race and earned state meet berths in two more at the Region I-2A Track and Field Championships.

Burney doubled in the 800 meter run (1:57.14) and the 1600 (4:32.66). Roemer was third in both races, running 2:01.66 in the 800 and 4:38.22 in the 1600. But in the penultimate race of the day, he took the regional title in the 3200 (10:10.46).

Calvary’s 4×400 relay team won a regional championship, clocking 3:31.16.

Loyola qualified for the state meet in nine boys’ or girls’ events. Calvary had three state meet qualifying performances, all wins.

Green Oaks advanced its girls’4×100 relay team to the state meet with a second-place 52.16. The North Caddo boys’ 4×100 quartet also earned a trip to Baton Rouge next week with a third-place 44.09 performance.

The LHSAA’s 2A state meet is next Friday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

The top three finishers in each event at LHSAA regional track and field championships advance to the state meet. Classes A, B and C contest on Thursday, followed by 2A and 3A on Friday and the 4A/5A segment next Saturday.

Local state meet qualifiers in Region 1-2A and Region 1-5A are listed by event, name, school, place, and performance: 

Region 1-2A (Thursday at Mansfield)


4×800 relay: Loyola, 2nd, 11:30.49

4×100: Green Oaks, 2nd, 52.16

800:  Emily Anderson, Loyola, 2nd, 2:33.77


4×100 relay: North Caddo, 3rd, 44.09

4×400: Calvary, 1st, 3:31.16

4×800: Loyola, 3rd, 9:00.38

800:  Jackson Burney, Calvary, 1st, 1:57.14; Frankin Roemer, Loyola, 3rd, 2:01.66

1600: Jackson Burney, Calvary, 1st, 4:32.66; Franklin Roemer, Loyola, 3rd, 4:38.22

3200: Franklin Roemer, Loyola, 1st, 10:10.46

110 hurdles: Collin Tran, Loyola, 3rd, 15.57

Javelin: Cooper DeFatta, Loyola, 3rd, 146-6

Pole vault: Reece Almagost, Loyola, 2nd, 11-6

Region 1-5A (Wednesday at Natchitoches, Northwestern State)


4×800 relay: Byrd, 3rd, 11:06.36

4×100 relay: Airline, 2nd, 48.85

100 hurdles:  Jamie Willis, Benton, 1st, 14.71; Kezyriah Sykes, Airline, 2nd, 14.83

300 hurdles: Jamie Willis, Benton, 1st, 46.51; Kyla Daux, Benton, 3rd, 47.62

100 dash: Kezyriah Sykes, Airline, 2nd, 12.20; Jaycie Williams, Airline, 3rd, 12.38

200:  Kezyriah Sykes, Airline, 2nd, 25.34

800: Elena Heng, Airline, 3rd, 2:24.53

1600: Isabelle Russell, Benton, 2nd, 5:17.64

3200: Jenna Key, Byrd, 1st, 11:27.39

Shot put: Jayla James, Parkway, 1st, 37-0 ½

Discus: Mikaylah Williams, Parkway, 1st, 119-8; Sadie Hamby, Benton, 117-8

Javelin:  Chloe Larry, Parkway, 3rd, 126-8

Triple jump:  Janiyah Boudreaux, Airline, 2nd, 36-9


4×800 relay: Parkway, 3rd, 8:17.40

4×200:  Airline, 1st, 1:27.93

4×100: Haughton, 3rd, 42.68

110 hurdles: Jeremiah Boudreaux, Airline, 1st, 14.77

300 hurdles: Kyle Lehr, Airline, 3rd, 40.55

100 dash:  Cameron Jefferson, Airline, 3rd, 10.88

200:  Cameron Jefferson, Airline, 2nd, 21.61

1600: Gabe Falting, Parkway, 2nd, 4:38.24

3200: Evan Johnson, Captain Shreve, 1st, 9:34.39

Shot put: Malik Word, Airline, 3rd, 46-8

Discus:  Devon Oliver, Parkway, 1st, 164-5

Javelin: Jeffery King, Benton, 2nd,  173-4 ½

Triple jump:  Mark Perry, Benton, 3rd, 43-5

High jump: Jeremiah Boudreaux, Airline, 2nd, 6-2

Pole vault:  Miller Malley, Benton, 3rd, 12-0