BHS’s Tate wins ‘Outstanding Field’ Award

Published 12:57 pm Friday, March 17, 2017

KENTWOOD — Bogalusa’s Javon Tate won the “Outsanding Field Award” at the Cowgirl Relays that took place Friday, March 10 at Jewel Sumner High School.
Tate was a double-event winner in the long jump and the triple jump. Tate’s long jump was 21 feet, 6 inches and his triple jump distance was 41-7.
Mt. Hermon’s Gerald Bunch was second at 20-4 while Varnado’s Quincy James (19-3.5) was third and teammate Eddie Brooks (18-9.25) finished fifth.
Franklinton’s Jairus Bryant took third in the triple jump at 38-10.5.
Tate was also part of Bogalusa’s third place 4×200-meter relay team that finished in 1 minute, 35 seconds, and the Lumberjacks’ fourth-place 4×100 relay team that ran a 45.63.
His teammates in both races were Clydeterrious Thompson, Jared Jackson Jr. and Raheem Roberts.
Franklinton was victorious in the 4×200 in 1:32. The Demons runners were Tahj Magee, Marcus Conerly, Kian Conerly and Rakerian Conerly.
Also in the 4×200 relay, Varnado (1:38) and Mt. Hermon (1:56) ran fifth and sixth.
Varnado’s team featured Jacorius Bickham, Keavis Brooks, Darrius Harry and Desmond Harry.
Mt. Hermon’s squad consisted of Gerald Bunch, Keondre Bunch, Device Taylor and Tyre Brumfield.
Fontainebleau ran a 44.67 to win the 4×100.
Franklinton (44.86) wasn’t far behind in second place, and Varnado (48.07) was fifth.
The Demons’ runners in the 4×100 were the same as the 4×200 race. Varnado’s team had Bickham, Brooks, Tridarian Taylor and Desmond Harry.
Friday’s meet featured four Washington Parish teams, including Bogalusa, Franklinton, Mt. Hermon and Varnado, and plenty of solid performances by the local athletes.
Mt. Hermon’s Gerald Bunch, the defending Class B state champion in the long jump and 200, was also a double-event winner.
He captured the 100 meters in 11.46 and the 200 in 23.50.
Franklinton’s Kian Conerly (11.58) was fourth, followed by Bogalusa’s Kahlil William (11.59) and Franklinton’s Rakerian Conerly (11.62) in the 100.
Varnado’s Desmond Harry was fifth in the 200 at 24.13.
Bogalusa’s Jackson was victorious in the high jump, as he cleared the bar at 5-6. Varnado’s Jadarrell Magee was second at 5-6. The tiebreaker in the high jump is fewest misses. Varnado’s James (5-2) finished fourth and Franklinton’s Bryant (5-0) was sixth.
Bogalusa teammates Thompson, Kentrae Lewis and Dre’Toris Mark along with Franklinton’s Austin Thomassen earned second-place finishes in events.
Lewis was second in the pole vault at 9-0. Thomassen was third in that event at 8-0 and there was a three-way tie for fourth at 7-6 with Franklinton’s Taylor Cooper, Bogalusa’s Karry Conerly and Fontainebleau’s Sonny Silvas.
Fontainebleau’s Matt Ragus, who cleared 13-0, was the winner.
Thompson tallied a second-place finish in the 400 at 54.01. Varnado’s James ran a 55.72 for fourth, followed by Franklinton teammates Damien Fox (58.04) and Jaquan Anthony (58.32). Fontainebleau’s Jacob Carden won with a time of 51.68.
Mark was second in the 110-meter hurdles at 19.58. Varnado’s Adrian Bickham (19.88) was fourth and Bogalusa’s Jalin Lucas (21.87) finished fifth. Fontainebleau’s Kevon Washington won the event in 16.13.
Thomassen was second in the javelin at 129-10. Franklinton’s Jasper LaSalle was fourth at 123-0 and Bogalusa’s Lucas was sixth at 111-0. Fontainebleau’s Chase Lemaire won the event at 176-7.
The rest of the local top six individual finishers included Bogalusa’s Mark, Franklinton’s Cooper, Carson Ragas, Spencer Lambert, Joshua Brewster, and LaSalle, Mt. Hermon’s Taylor, Varnado’s Brooks and Magee.
Three locals came in the top six of the 300-meter hurdles. LaSalle was third at 48.12, followed by Mark’s 48.36 and Taylor was sixth at 49.79. Sumner’s Austin James won in 43-62.
Ragas was third in the shot put with a distance of 37-4, followed by Magee’s 34-10. Brooks was sixth at 31-4. Jewel Sumner’s Chester Martin won at 42-8.5.
Varnado’s Adrian Bickham was fourth in the discus at 86-11, as Franklinton teammates Lambert (78-9) and Brewster (72-10) were fifth and sixth in the discus, with Fontainebleau’s Sharwood Harrison winning at 110-8.
Franklinton’s Cooper was sixth in the 3,200 meters, at 14:21. “Outstanding Track Award” winner Adam Wise of Fontainebleau was the winner in 9:57.
Local schools Bogalusa (3:50), Franklinton (4:08) and Varnado (4:12) ran third through fifth in the 4×400. Fontainebleau won in 3:40.
Bogalusa’s team featured Clydeterrious Thompson, Jackson, Lewis and Karrey Conerly.
Franklinton’s group included Anthony, Fox, Cooper and Jacob Dominguez.
Varnado’s team featured Kyjuan Mccree, Brooks, James and Jadarrell Magee.
Fontainebleau won the team competition with 196.33 points, as seven schools tallied at least one point.
The host school was second at 110, followed by Franklinton (83.33), Bogalusa (81.33), Varnado (45), Mt. Hermon (31) and Sumner Middle (4).