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Pine’s Clark captures the discus in Region 2-3A Meet

Pine’s Makia Clark is headed to the state meet after capturing the discus in the 3-2A Regional Meet that took place on April 27 at Ponchatoula.

Clark was victorious in the discus with a throw of 115 feet, 3 inches. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Ava Alston was second at 103-10.

The meet was a qualifier. The top three from each event have advanced to the Class 2A state meet that takes place at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Several more locals competed, as Pine and Varnado were the schools from Washington Parish in the meet.

Clark and Varnado’s Asia Magee were fourth and 11th in the shot put with distances of 30-6.5 and 22-5.5. St. Helena College and Career Academy’s Khia Williams won at 34-2.

Pine’s Cameron Magee was seventh in the 800 meters after running it in 2 minutes, 59 seconds. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Breanna Becerra won in 2:24.

Pine’s Hannah Hughes and Varnado’s Magee were ninth and 11th for the discus.

Isidore Newman won the team competition with 164 points with 13 teams posting at least one point.

St. Thomas Aquinas was second with 136, followed by Amite’s 62, Louise S. McGehee’s 57 and Northlake Christian School rounded out the top five with 36. Pine was 10th with 14.