VHS’s Quincy James wins high jump at regionals

Published 3:06 pm Friday, April 26, 2019

PONCHATOULA — Varnado’s Quincy James had a solid day at the Region 3-1A Meet that took place Tuesday afternoon at Ponchatoula High School.
James captured the high jump and took third in the 400 meters.
James captured the high jump after tying Kentwood’s Kejuan Magee and West St. John’s Trenton Grows, with all three clearing 5 feet, 10 inches. The tiebreaker is fewest misses, so James won, followed by Magee and Grows.
James was third in the 400 meters, as he ran the race in 52.62 seconds. KIPP Booker T. Washington’s Robert Sears ran in 50.77 for the win.
Athletes in Tuesday’s meet were attempting to qualify for state. The top three from each event made it to state. The Class 1A state meet will take place Friday, May 3, at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
Jarvis James also made it to state with a third-place tally in the 800. He ran the race in 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Southern Lab’s Isaiah Rankins won in 2:09.
James was fourth in the long jump at 21-2. Kentwood’s Cornelius Dyson won with a distance of 21-11.5.
Benny Jarvis ran seventh in the 300 hurdles in 49.65. Dyson was the winner at 40.40.
Caleb Allen took seventh in the triple jump with distance of 35-9. Dyson won at 45-5.5.
Varnado’s 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams both ran sixth with times of 46.72 and 1:36, respectively.
The 4×100 team featured Jarvis, Darrius Harry, Quovadia Bickham and Kevis Brooks. The 4×200 group had Harry, Allen, James and Brooks.
Kentwood won both events with times of 42.38 and 1:29.
In the girls, Destiny Keys was fourth in the long jump and triple jump.
Keys long jumped 14-6.5 and she triple jumped 31-1. Covenant Christian Academy’s Adaylia Collins won the long jump at 15-10.25 and East Iberville’s Genesis Jackson was the triple jump winner at 34-1.5.
Varnado’s 4×200 and 4×100 relay teams were fourth and fifth, respectively. They ran the 4×200 in 2:02 and the 4×100 in 57.90. Both teams had Jamonica Dillon, Keys, ShunTiara Nichols and Debriana Weary.
East Iberville won both events. They ran the 4×100 in 52.43 and the 4×200 at 1:49.