Bogalusa’s Roberts, Thompson 8th in state

Published 11:17 am Friday, May 20, 2022

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Bogalusa’s Aquinas Roberts and Haikem Thompson both came in eighth place at the Class 3A state meet that took place on May 7 at Bernie Moore Track Stadium on the campus of LSU.

Roberts was eighth in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5 feet, 10 inches. Caldwell Parish’s Jaquevius Thompson won a tiebreaker over Mansfield’s Nick Bailey with both going for 6-4.

Haikem Thompson came in eighth place in the javelin with a throw of 125-4. Berwick’s Brett Bearb won the state title at 167-0.

To reach state, athletes needed to come in the top four in their district meet, which put them in regionals and they had to be in the top three at regionals.

Roberts came in second place at both district and at regionals.

Thompson was second at district and he won the regionals.