Several Lady Jackets make regionals

Published 12:51 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mt. Hermon’s Amuriel Williams and Patera Williams won a track event each, Kalei Hughes topped the shot put and the Lady Jackets captured two of the three relays in Friday’s District 7-B Meet at Broadmoor that was hosted by Runnels.
Amuriel Williams and Patera Williams ran close races in the 100 meters and 200.
Amuriel Williams won the 100 in 14.30 seconds and Patera Williams was runner-up in a close race at 14.36.
The roles were reversed in the 200.
Patera Williams won that race in 28.25 for the victory and Amuriel Williams was second in 28.35 in another close finish.
Hughes bested the shot put with a distance of 29-feet, 3-inches. Teammate Ansley Knight was fourth at 23-8.
The Yellow Jackets were victorious in two of the three relays.
They ran a 57.36 to win the 4×100 and they completed the 4×200 in 2 minutes, 1 second to win that race. Maurepas was second in the 4×100 in 58.45 and Holden was second for the 4×200 in 2:03.
The 4×100 and 4×200 teams included Tiffany Blades, Adrianna Tate, Patera Williams, and Amuriel Williams.
Friday’s meet was a qualifier. The top four finishers from each event advance to the 3-B Regional, which take place Tuesday, April 24 at Midland High School.
Mt. Hermon is the only Washington Parish School in District 7-B.
Several other Lady Jackets qualified for regionals.
Tate was third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 23 seconds. Runnels’ London Deshotels won in 19.68.
Tate and Jumyrie Williams ran third and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, with times of 1:02 and 1:08. Deshotels won in 54.58.
Bailey Fortenberry ran fourth in the 800 at 3:07. Runnels’ Kaylen Howe was the winner in 2:34.
Mt. Hermon was second in the 4×400 in 6:20.
In the field events, Sikoya Jackson was runner-up for the triple jump at 28-1.25. Holden’s Amanda Fekete won in 31-9.75.
Hughes was third in the discus at 68-9. Holden’s Amanda Fekete threw a 90-0 to win.
Several others competed for Mt. Hermon in the meet.
Fairuza Rogers and Fortenberry were fifth and sixth in the 400 with times of 1:15 and 1:23, as Runnels’ Kaylen Howe won in 1:08.
Rogers was fifth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 25.43.
Jackson was fifth in the long jump at 13-1, with Holden’s Kaylee Hughes winning at 14-9.75.