Bogalusa’s Gibson comes in 5th in meet

Published 5:12 pm Monday, April 10, 2023

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Bogalusa’s Ciearra Gibson was fifth in the 100 meters at the Allie Smith Invitational that was hosted by Covington at Ponchatoula on Wednesday.
Gibson ran the event in 13.05 seconds.
Teammate Sha’Kenzie Jefferson and Franklinton teammates Nariah Smith and Kalice Roberts were 18th and 20th with times of 13.66, 14.62 and 14.67. Ponchatoula’s Ariana Taylor won in 12.60.
Bogalusa and Franklinton were the teams from Washington Parish in the meet.
Franklinton’s 4×200 relay team that had Mercedes Lopez, Ka’Niyha Dillon, Hayleigh Polk and Kynaisha Abron came in sixth with a time of 2 minutes, 2 seconds. Fontainebleau won in 1:49.
Franklinton’s Hope Phelps came in seventh for the discus with a throw of 63 feet, 11 inches. Covington’s Taylor Lightcsy won at 101-11.
Franklniton’s Braelyn Johnson was eighth in the 400 after clocking a 1:09. Northshore’s Mackenzie Green won in 1:01.
Bogalusa and Franklinton ran eighth and ninth in the 4×100 with times of 54.52 and 56.39. Bogalusa’s team had Ta’Miya Crumedy, Shaniyah Forbes, Gibson and Jefferson. Franklinton’s team had Dillon, Roberts, Smith and Lopez. Covington won in 51.98.
Franklinton teammates Susan Bradford and Isabella Lambert and Bogalusa teammates Forbes and Na’Kaleyn Thomas were eighth, 14th, 21st and 22nd in the javelin with throws of 71-4, 61-3, 37-10 and 29-6. Lightcsy won at 120-4.
Abron and Lopez ran 10th and 11th in the 200 with times of 30.35 and 30.54. Lakeshore’s Renee Meynard won in 26.70.
Bogalusa’s Jefferson and Serenity Jackson came in 10th and 11th for the 300 hurdles at 59.08 and 1:02.
Franklinton’s Jordan McQuigg was 12th in the 800 with a time of 3:25.
Thomas and Forbes were 14th and 18th for the shot put with distances of 18-4.5 and 16-4. Covington’s Leah Whittington won at 36-4.
Jackson came in 15th for the long jump at 12-9. Taylor won at 17-7.
Ponchatoula won the team competition with 168 points, as 11 teams scored points.
Covington was second with 98, followed by Fontainebleau’s 97, Northshore’s 50 and Christ Episcopal’s 47 round out the top five. Bogalusa and Franklinton were 10th and 11th with two and one point.