Before the rain completely washed out the Class 1A and 2A state track meet in Baton Rouge, four area athletes took home individual titles.
Two Caddo Parish 2A winners include Calvary’s Hailey Hesterman (1600, 5:21.53) and North Caddo’s Lagarion Taylor (triple jump, 42 feet, 3.5 inches).
Haynesville’s Delandre Kingsby jumped 6 feet, 2 inches in the 1A high jump while Lakeview’s Bre’Ajhanae Grayson took the 2A javelin (116 feet, 7 inches) in title-winning efforts.
The Tors lead the Class 1A boys standings with 38 points through nine events because of their depth in field events.
CaVontae Critton placed second in the long jump, Keandre Harris finished second in the javelin and Kendrick Jackson produced a third-place finish in the discus.
North Caddo’s Taylor has scored all 18 of the fifth-place Rebels points in Class 2A, adding a second-place finish in the long jump. Taylor signed with Garden City Community College (Kansas) earlier this month. The Rebels are nine points out of first place.
Calvary’s boys are in seventh place (14 points) led by Jordan Kennedy’s second-place javelin and the 4X200 relay’s third-place finish. Kennedy, Caleb Ryan, Jacorey Fuller and Shun Brown competed on the relay team.
Cedar Creek’s girls sit in sixth place (18 points), 15 points out of the lead. Pole vaulters Irie Ewers and Carley Bowman placed second and third, respectively.
In 2A girls, No. 9 Lakeview (11 points) and No. 10 Calvary (10 points) lead the locals.
Other high finishes include Lakeside’s Trey Owens (third in javelin); Lakeview’s Travion Kirkendoll (second place in triple jump); Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry (second place in long jump); Cedar Creek’s Chase Murphy (second in pole vault); and St. Mary’s Scott Maggio (second in 1600).
The remainder of the running events will finish Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. before the Class 3A-5A track meets will start.