Pine girls qualify relay team, long jumper for state

Published 11:55 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pine’s Lady Raiders had one individual and a relay team qualify for state at Tuesday’s Re gion 3-2A track and field meet at St. Scholastica Academy’s Sports Com plex in Covington.

The top three finishers from each event qualified for the Class 2A state meet, which is being held May 3 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.

Pine’s Keeli Clark is headed to the Class 2A state meet after finishing runner-up in the long jump at 16 feet, 4.75 inches. Louise McGe hee’s Sydney Reynolds edged out Clark for the victory, going 16-5.

The Lady Raiders’ 4×100-meter relay team also advanced to state, taking the third spot (54.63). The squad consisted of Clark, Aleea Barber, Megan Warren and Chelsea Willard.

St. Thomas Aquinas swept the relays, winning the 4×100 in 51.61. St. Thomas bested the 4×200 (1:48) and 4×400 (4:13).

St. Thomas captured the meet with 116.5 points in a close battle over Isidore Newman (108) with 12 teams recording points. The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans (92) was third, followed by Riverside Academy (77.5). Thomas Jefferson (44) rounded out the top five. Pine (18) finished eighth.

Riverside’s Kendra Turner won the shot put (32-6.5), while teammate Michelle Mayes was victorious in the discus (102-1).

St. Thomas’ Addie Schaffer won the javelin (110-1) with Newman’s Jamie Hawkins topping the triple jump (34-2.5).

Sacred Heart’s Ellie Silva captured the high jump (5-4). McGehee’s Gabby Blazek won the pole vault (10-0). New man’s Haley Johnson was a triple winner in the 800 (2:24), 1,600 (5:30) and 3,200 (12:00).

Newman’s Avery Row an won the 100-meter hurdles (16.26), while Sacred Heart’s Mikaela Campbell topped the 100-meter dash (12.74).

St. Thomas’ Avrielle Steward was victorious in the 400 (1:00). John Curtis’ Monae Lewis topped the 300-meter hurdles (46.26), while Riverside’s Channon Simmons won the 200 (26.84).