Bogalusa’s Thompson captures 400-meter race at Southeastern

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

HAMMOND — Bogalusa’s Clydeterrious Thompson was victorious in the 400-meters during the Strawberry Relays, which took place at the Southeastern Track Complex at Southeastern Louisiana University on Friday.

Thompson ran the event in 54.75 seconds for the win in the race that featured 20 runners.

Also locally in that event, Varnado’s Quincy James (56 seconds) finished third, Bogalusa’s Demarcus Spikes (1:00) took 10th, Pine’s Chase Cooper (1:01) was 13th, Pine’s Trey Keller (1:02) finished 15th and Varnado’s Jadarrel Magee (1:07) was 17th.

Bogalusa was sixth in the team competition with 30 points. Pine (nine points) was 14th and Varnado (eight points) took 15th.

Walker was the meet’s winner with 141 points, as 15 teams scored at least one point. Walker won by 40 points over De La Salle. St. Thomas Aquinas (69) was third, followed by Runnels (34) and Metairie Park Country Day (33).

Besides Thompson, several other local athletes recorded top five finishes.

Pine’s Joey Seal was fifth in the 110-hurdles (18.51). John Curtis’ Travis Oconner won in 15.17.

Also in the 110s, Pine’s Evan Sinopoli (19.31) finished eighth, Bogalusa’s Raheem Roberts (21.79) was 12th and Bogalusa’s Dre’Toris Mark (22.95) was 14th.

Sinopoli (46.06) took fifth for the 300 hurdles. St. Thomas’ Brady Becerra won in 40.22. The rest of the local athletes in the event included, Roberts (50.13) 10th and Mark (58.04) 15th.

Bogalusa’s Malon Robertson was third in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches, as Walker’s Wes Price, the field MVP, won in a tiebreaker with Albany’s Sean Sykes at 6 feet. Varnado’s JaDarrel Magee (5-4) was ninth and Spikes (5-0) finished 12th.

Bogalusa’s Daniel Fairley finished third in the discus at 109-3. Walker’s Noah Cox won at 114-0.

Pine’s Donovan Kreyssig (85-9) was 13th while teammate Hunter Temples (77-2) took 17th.

Fairley was also fourth in the shot put at 38-2. Walker’s Martin Brooks was the winner at 44-7.5.

The rest of the area athletes in the shot put were Pine’s Hunter Temples (37-0) in sixth place, Varnado’s Kyle Slocum (35-5) in 10th place and Kreyssig (34-0) in 14th place.

Pine’s Demarcus Fland posted a fifth-place finish in the javelin (136-7), as Chalmette’s Dominic Curole won with a throw of 168-0.

Fairley (94-4) was 20th.

In the relays, Bogalusa (47.28) and Varnado (48.17) finished seventh and eighth in the 4×100, as De La Salle won in 43.32.

Bogalusa’s runners were Thompson, Tyrese Roussell, D’Angelo Mark and Javon Tate. Varnado’s team featured Delrick Abrams, Desmond Harry, Kevis Brooks and Travon Stokes.

Varnado (1:39.05) and Bogalusa (1:39.39) ran fifth and sixth while Pine (1:42) was ninth in the 4×200. De La Salle was the winner in 1:30.

Varnado’s runners included Harry, Brooks, Stokes and Armontee Kemp. Bogalusa’s squad had Roussell, Thompson, Mark and Kim McGown. Pine’s team consisted of Seal, Chance Knight, Spencer Hunt and Ty Galloway.

Bogalusa (3:57) and Varnado (4:04) were sixth and ninth during the 4×400. Walker won the event at 3:42.

Bogalusa’s team had Roussell, Thompson, Spikes and Kentrae’ Lewis. Varnado’s squad included James, Magee, Darian Vargas and Cameron Allen.

In the 100, Seal (11.98), Stokes (12.05), Tate (12.30) and Hunt (13.02) were sixth, seventh, 11th and 16th. Track MVP and overall MVP Semaj Lewis of De La Salle was the winner in 11.10.

In the 200, Mark (24.95), Galloway (25.04), Harry (25.28), Brooks (25.31), Fland (26.02) and McGown were seventh, eighth, 10th, 11th, 12th and 15th, respectively. Lewis finished in 22.30 to win.

In the 800, Lewis (2:24) ran 14th, Keller (2:28) finished 15th, Varnado’s Jhaquawn McConnell (2:35) was 19th and Allen (2:40) took 23rd. Metairie Park Country Day’s Nick Rusovich topped the field in 2:03.

Lewis (5:56) was 15th in the 1,600 and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Logan Lucas won in 4:53.

Lewis (8-6) was sixth in the pole vault. Walker’s Malik Turner won at 12-0.

Bogalusa’s Malon Robertson (19-5), Bogalusa’s Tate (19-2.75) and Pine’s Sinopoli (19-0) were fifth through seventh in the long jump. while Kemp (17-8.25) and Cooper (17-6.25) were 15th and 16th.

De La Salle’s Myles Ward won with a jump of 20-9.

Cooper finished sixth in the triple jump (34-10), as Walker’s Landon Harper topped the event at 41-2.