Pair of Lady Jackets reach state

Published 12:53 am Saturday, April 28, 2018

Two Mt. Hermon athletes qualified for the Class B state meet after having solid days at the Region 3-B Meet at the Lutcher Track.
Amuriel Williams and Sikoya Jackson are headed to the state meet.
Williams made it in the 100-meter dash after finishing third and running the race in 13.68 seconds. Episcopal of Acadiana’s Kailie Williams won in 12.47.
Jackson made it with a third-place finish in the triple jump. Jackson recorded a distance of 29 feet, 7 inches. Holden’s Amanda Fekete won at 32-2.
Tuesday’s competition was a state qualifier. The top three finishers from each event are headed to the Class B state meet. The state meet will be Thursday, May 3, at LSU in Bernie Moore Stadium.
Mt. Hermon is the only Class B school in Washington Parish.
Several other athletes also competed for Mt. Hermon at the regional meet.
Kalei Hughes was fourth in the javelin and shot put, with distances of 106-4 and 29-11.75, respectively. Bell City’s Victoria Canter and J.S. Clark’s Nea Serialle were the winners at 119-7 and 31-10.
Patera Williams and Amuriel Williams were fifth and sixth in the 200 after completing the race in 29.28 and 30.73. Episcopal of Acadiana’s Kailie Williams won the event in 27.18.
Patera Williams ran sixth in the 100 with a time of 14.11.
Adrianna Tate and Jumyrie Williams were sixth and seventh for the 300-hurdles at 1:00 and 1:06. Episcopal of Acadiana’s Hallie Williams won in 51.77.
Tate was seventh for the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 20.64. Bell City’s Haley Ward won in 17.78.
Bailey Fortenberry was eighth in the 400 and 800 with times of 1 minute, 18 seconds and 3:22. Episcopal of Acadiana’s Samantha Withers and Runnels’ Kaylen Howe were the winners at 1:04 and 2:33.
Hughes was eighth in the discus after throwing a 60-4. Lacassine’s Claire Johnson won at 100-1.
Mt. Hermon’s 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams were fifth and sixth with times of 2:01 and 6:02.
Tiffany Blades, Tate, Patera Williams and Amuriel Williams ran the 4×200 and Blades, Jumyrie Williams, Fortenberry and Jackson were the 4×400 runners.
Midland won the 4×200 and Episcopal of Acadiana captured the 4×400 with times of 1:55 and 4:31.