Varnado’s Bickham is double-event winner in District 8-1A competition

Published 1:45 pm Friday, April 20, 2018

Varnado’s Quierra Bickham was a double-event winner in the District 8-1A Meet and Varnado has several additional athletes moving on to regionals after Wednesday’s competition at St. Martin’s Episcopal.
Bickham was victorious in the long jump and 100 meters.
Bickham long jumped 16 feet, 1/2 inches. St. Martin Episcopal’s Kyler Coleman was second at 14-4.5.
Bickham ran the 100 in 12.95 for the victory. Coleman was second at 13.72.
Wednesday’s meet was a qualifying meet. The top four finishers from each event are headed to the 3-1A regional that will take place Tuesday at Ponchatoula.
Varnado is the only school from Washington Parish in District 8-1A.
Destiny Keys and Jalisia Jackson qualified with third-place finishes.
Keys was third for the triple jump with a distance of 29-9.5. Covenant Christian Academy’s Haile Deville won at 32-6.5.
Jackson ran the 300 hurdles in 55.05 seconds to advance. Covenant Christian’s Emily Davis won in 51.91.
Jaden Foster moves to regionals in the javelin with a fourth-place tally after throwing a 68-4. West St. John’s Sonte Pierre won at 84-3.
Varnado qualified for regionals in the 4×100 relays after coming in second place with a time of 54.10.
The runners were Bickham, Keys, Jackson and Foster.
West St. John won in 53.92.
St. Martin’s Episcopal won the team competition with 141 points, as eight teams posted points.
West St. John was second with 128, followed by Covenant Christian Academy’s 122, Varnado’s 47 and Houma Christian School’s 43.
Several other athletes also competed for Varnado.
Foster was sixth in the long jump at 12-10.75. Jackson finished sixth in the triple jump at 27-2.5.
Sharday Williams and Kira Smith were sixth and seventh in the shot put with distances of 23-8 and 23-2. West St. John’s Stevan’te Hamilton won at 31-10.
Asia Magee and Tamarya Bell were seventh and eighth in the discus with throws of 59-2.5 and 54-0. West St. John’s Miya Kelley won at 89-11.25.
Brittany Smith was seventh in the 200 at 34.79, with St. Martin’s Alexandra Bartholomew winning in 28.23.
Foster and Debrianna Weary ran eighth and ninth in the 100 hurdles with times of 21.56 and 23.96, as Coleman won in 16.60.
Hope Jefferson was ninth in the javelin, with a throw of 38-2.