Bogalusa’s Thompson wins the javelin

Published 1:04 pm Friday, April 29, 2022

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Bogalusa’s Haikem Thompson was victorious in the javelin and Aquinas Roberts came in third place for the high jump in the Region 3-3A Meet that was held at West Feliciana on Wednesday.

Thompson won the javelin with a throw of 130 feet, 8 inches.

Roberts was third in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5-8. Kenner Discovery Health and  Sciences Academy’s Labyron Martin and Archbishop Hannan’s Jaylen Taylor tied at 6-2, but the tiebreaker is fewest misses, so Martin won and Taylor came in second.

Wednesday’s meet was a qualifying competition. The top three from each event are headed to the state meet. The Class 3A state meet will take place on May 7 at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on the campus of LSU.

Bogalusa is the only school from Washington Parish in Class 3A.

Desmond Ramirez came in seventh for the triple jump with a distance of 38-10.5. Sophie B. Weight’s Dale Albert won at 43-5.

Tyren Jackson came in eighth for the discus with a throw of 103-10. West Feliciana’s Jermarian Jackson topped the event with a 148-7.

Ramirez was 10th for the long jump at 17-1.5, as University Lab’s Edan Stagg won at 22-1.25.

University Lab won the meet with 114 points, as 20 teams posted points.

West Feliciana was second with 101 points, followed by Madison Prep Academy’s 75, Parkview Baptist’s 38 and Jewel Sumner rounded out the top five with 35 points. Bogalusa came in 11th with 16 points.

In the girls, Caltlin Holloway was seventh in the long jump at 15-7. West Feliciana’s Tristen Harris won at 18-10.5.

Cierra Gibson was seventh for the discus with a throw of 83-11. Madison Prep’s Ja’Myah Williams was victorious at 136-7.

Holloway and Gibson were 10th and 11th in the shot put at 28-8 and 28-4.5. Williams won at 44-9.

Bogalusa’s 4×200 relay team came in 13th with a time of 2 minutes, 3 seconds and the Lady Jacks’ 4×100 and 4×400 teams were both 15th with times of 57.47 seconds and 5:19. The 4×100 and 4×200 teams had junior Holloway, freshman Yasmin Chatmon and seventh graders Jayda Henry and Shantazia Taylor. The 4×400 group had Henry, Taylor, Sha’Kenzie Jefferson and freshman Gibson.