Mt. Hermon’s Bunch dominates at regional

Published 3:24 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Mt. Hermon’s Gerald Bunch had a huge day at the Region 3-3B Meet, as he, Device Taylor and the Yellow Jackets’ 4×200 relay team advanced to the state meet Tuesday at Jennings High School.
Bunch won the Outstanding Track Athlete award and was a triple event winner.
The senior will have the opportunity to complete his high-school career as a back-to-back state champion in the 200 meters and the long jump. Bunch won both of those events Tuesday, along with the 100.
Bunch ran the 200 in 23.99 seconds, as Patrick Taylor Science and Technology’s Caleb Randall was second at 24.29. He also took home the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 3 inches. Hathaway’s Trenton Guidry was runner up at 19-2. Bunch completed the 100 in 12.07 in a close race, as Randall was second in 12.23.
Bunch was also part of the Yellow Jackets’ second-place 4×200 relay team that ran in 1 minute, 38 seconds. Besides Bunch, the runners included Dwayne Elzey, Dylan Clark and Trey Roberts. Midland won in 1:37.
Taylor is headed to the state meet after he ran third in the 300 hurdles, with a time of 48.09. Guidry won the race in 42.77. Roberts was fifth in 48.95.
Tuesday’s meet was a qualifying meet. The top three finishers from each event advanced to the state meet. The Class B state meet takes place Thursday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium. In order to reach the regionals, athletes had to come in the top four of their event during last week’s district meet.
In Tuesday’s meet, the 4×100 relay team was sixth in 50.68. The group included Roberts, Clinton Roux, Tyre Brumfield and Keondre Bunch. Midland won in 47.81.
Elzey was seventh in the shot put with a distance of 32-1. Midland’s Dylan Cormier won at 41-1.
Brumfield was eighth in the 110 hurdles at 21.83. Guidry was the winner in 16.48.