Bogalusa’s Foster, Roberts win events at District 8-3A Meet

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Bogalusa’s Kalik Foster and Raheem Roberts captured events at the District 8-3A Meet and several Lumberjacks made it to regionals on April 20 at Jewel Sumner.

Foster won the discus, while Roberts captured the javelin.

Foster threw the discus 113 feet, 10 inches. Loranger’s Blayne Bankston was second at 114-8.

Roberts’ javelin distance was 149-8. Teammate Haikem Thompson was third at 136-7. Archbishop Hannan’s Bryce Gregoire came in second with a throw of 143-5.

The meet was a qualifier. The top four finishers from each event are headed to the 3-3A Regional that will take place today at West Feliciana.

Bogalusa is the only team Washington Parish in District 8-3A.

Roberts also made it to regionals in the triple jump and high jump after coming in second place in both. Roberts triple jumped 38-10.5 and high jumped 5-8. Jewel Sumner’s Michael Lee won the triple jump at 39-8.5 and Archbishop Hannan’s Jaylen Taylor bested the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-10.

Foster is also headed to regionals in the shot put with a distance of 34-4.5 for fourth place. Jewel Sumner’s Ethan Landers won with a 39-3.5.

Also for Bogalusa, Jayden Brice was sixth for the discus and seventh for the shot put with distances of 86-5 and 31-8, respectively.

Thompson came in seventh for the long jump at 15-8.5. Jewel Sumner’s Rodney Brown won at 19-9.5.

Jewel Sumner won the team competition with 155 points, as five teams put up points.

Archbishop Hannan was second with 88, followed by Loranger’s 61, Bogalusa’s 33 and Albany’s 25.