Pels outpace field; Panther boys run away with win

Written by John Dupont on .

Local meets highlighted high school track action last week, and will do so again this week.

Brusly hosted the Brusly Invitational on Thursday, while Port Allen held the John Williams Invitational the following day.

Both meets are preludes to bigger events this week. Brusly will host the Red and Gold Relays on Thursday, with opening action starting at 3:45 p.m. Port Allen follows the next day with a meet at Jewel Sumner.

Brusly heads into action on the heels of a first-place showing in boys competition and third-place in girls action last Thursday at the Brusly Invitational.

Port Allen swept the competition at the John Williams Invitational on Friday.

BHS Inviational

The BHS boys racked 125 points, outpacing Hosanna (85), Ascension Catholic (74), Dunham (52),, St. John (47) Live Oak (44).

In the girls events, Live Oak led the pack with 139 points. Ascension Catholic took second (115) and Brusly third (114). Madison Prep, Hosanna Christian, Runnels, Dunham and Family Christian trailed the top three.

Caleb Henderson topped the 100-meter dash (11.13) and Robert Taylor led the 200 (22.93).

Adam Morales won in javelin competition (140), while Ken Hill topped the shot put (43-7).

In girls action, Taylor Shaw led the 100 (12.84) and 200 (28.43) for BHS. Kennedy Cullen topped the high jump (4-6).

John Williams Invitational

Port Allen boys and girls won the meet named for the longtime track coach who led the program to several state titles.

The Pelicans tallied 184.5 points for first place. McKinley took second (104), Lutcher third (82) and Catholic-Pointe Coupee fourth (61).

For the girls, the Lady Pels notched 114 points, while Lutcher posted 90, Catholic-Pointe Coupee third (90) and McKinley fourth (88).

Nicholas Parker picked up first-place wins in the 110-meter hurdles (15.08), 300 hurdles ( (42.05) triple jump (42-5).

Marcus Keyes took the top prize in the shot put (44-8. 1/2), Casper Williams won in the discus (126-0) and Telson Allen led the high jump (5-10).

Damon Garner took second in the shot put (42-11), and discus (122-1), while Joshua Walker was runner up in the long jump (19-7).

In girls action, Destiny Washington led in the discus (82-1) and Veronique Wilson topped the pole vault competition (6-0).

Renell Lee was second in the 100-meter (12.57) and Rhea Lee led the pack in the long jump (144.09-50) and high jump (4-10).

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