Bogalusa wins team, individual event at meet

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bogalusa had a relay team and an individual capture an event each at the West Harrison Track and Field Invitational.

Bogalusa, the only Washington Parish team in the meet, was victorious in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4 minutes, 44 seconds. The Lady Jacks won by almost five seconds over West Harrison (4:49). The team consisted of Javonni Bickham, O’Layzha Morris, De’Erica Myers and D’Sha Rankins.

Rankins took home first place in the shot put at 34 feet, 4 inches.

Teammate Lulu Ball was ninth (24-7).

Rankins (13.66) and Myers (14.47) ran fourth and ninth in the 100, as Harrison Central’s Aniyah Granberry won in 13 seconds.

Rankins was also ninth in the 200-meters (32.69), as D’Iberville’s Christy Cotton won the event in 27.99. D’Erica Myers was seventh in the event at 32.06.

Ball finished fifth in the discus (72-1) and teammate Destiny St. Amant was 14th (43-5). D’Iberville’s Amari Sanders won at 97-4.

Ball recorded a sixth-place finish in the triple jump (25-10.5), as Medidian’s Kaylee Zettler won (33-6.5).

Morris was fifth in high jump (4-8). Meridian’s Zaria Jones captured the event at 5-8.

Diamond Martin (59.96) and Bickham (1:07) ran sixth and ninth in the 300-hurdles. Zettler ran a 49.6 to win.

Martin (21.69) and Asia Nelson (21.87) were ninth and 10th for the 100-hurdles. Jones was fastest in the event in 17.43.

Nelson was ninth for the 400 (1:16), as Vancleave’s Jaden Russell won in 1:03.

Bogalusa’s 4×200 team (1:57) was sixth. The team had Morris, Rankins, Myers and Jameka Lewis. Meridian won in 1:51.

Bogalusa finished sixth in the team competition with 49 points.

Meridian won the event with 187 points in a seven-team field. West Harrison was runner-up with 105, followed by Harrison Central (97), D’Iberville (90) and Vancleave (56).