The Benton boys and girls defended their home track Wednesday by taking both District 1-4A titles.
Benton’s Madi Sessions was the only Lady Tiger to win multiple individual events (discus and javelin), but the girls took all three relays as their depth scored a lot of points.
Benton’s Brittany Black won the 100 and finished second in the 200 while J’Erica Carr scored with second- and third-place finishes in those events.
North DeSoto came in second place led by Fran Wilson wins in the 100 and 300 hurdles.
Other runners who won multiple individual events include Loyola’s Kaitlin Turner, (1600, 3200) and Woodlawn’s Victoria Walker (long jump, triple jump).
The Benton boys had closer competition as the Tigers (145 points) beat Northwood (124) and North DeSoto (121).
Benton’s Dorsavian Williams took the 100 and 200 as the Tigers only multiple individual event winner.
The Tigers owned the top two spots in the 3200 (Drake Heinz, Stephen Singleton) and the pole vault (Obie Spears, Andre Dean).
Fair Park’s Jerome Wynn continues to shine in multiple events, winning the 400, the long jump and the triple jump.
North DeSoto’s Christian Boyd took the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Northwood high jumper Kwaume McGee tied the state’s best mark this season at 6-foot-10, tying Airline’s Cameron Rice among others.
The Evangel boys won their first track district championship Wednesday behind the push from throwers Jerry Tillery and Chris Bradley.
Tillery won the won the shot put and discus while Bradley placed second in each event as the Eagles (184) beat North Webster (149).
Evangel’s Nicholas Eikeseth won the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Kolby Cooper won the 800, the 1600 and placed second in the 3200 to lead the home team North Webster.
BTW’s Carl Morgan won the 100 and the long jump while placing third in the 200.
North Webster won the girls competition with the help of Macy Franklin, winner of the 800, the 1600 and the 3200.
Mansfield’s Kayla Drain took the long jump and triple jump.
Lakeside sprinter Chris Lewis topped his own state best 200 mark on Thursday at Lee Hedges, but it wasn’t enough as the Calvary boys (174) edged Lakeside (166) for the district title.
Lewis improved on his 200 time by more than a tenth of a second (20.95), which is fifth-best in the nation according to usamilesplit.com. He also won the 100.
Calvary won the 4X200 and 4X400 with Jordan Kennedy leading the individual effort, winning the 300 hurdles and javelin.
The Cavs got help from Kennedy and other field winners like Kurrel Vaughn (shot put) and Tyler Sullivan (discus).
Lakeside’s other push came from distance runners Eric Greene and Cody Robinson, who went 1-2 in the 1600 and 3200.
In girls action, Homer ran away with the title because of its speed.
The Lady Pelicans won the 100 (Nikeajah Austin), the 200 (Austin), the 400 (Shaterica Drake) and the 4X100, 4X200 and 4X400 relays.
Shunterica Grant added wins in the high jump and long jump.
Calvary’s Hailey Hesterman led the second-place Lady Cavs by winning the 800, the 1600 and finishing second in the 3200.
The Haynesville boys and the Cedar Creek girls took home district titles Thursday at Plain Dealing.
The Tors owned the field events, winning five of the seven with five different athletes.
Tyus Early (shot put), Kendrick Jackson (discus), Keandre Harris (javelin), CaVontae Critton (long jump) and Delandre Kingsby (high jump) won those events.
Cutter Nelson won the 110 and 300 hurdles while the Tors 4X1 and 4X2 relay eams took home wins.
Grambling’s Mosanto Nelson was a standout distance runner, taking the 800, 1600 and 3200 events.
The Tors (168) edged a versatile Cedar Creek (146) team.
The Lady Cougars needed no edging, scoring 226 points with second-place Haynesville at 97.
Cedar Creek won 13 of the 18 events with only Karlee Malone (100 and 200) and Ann Marie Kimble (100 and 300 hurdles) winning multiple events.