Ben’s Ford will be well represented at state in running events

Published 5:15 pm Monday, May 1, 2023

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Ben’s Ford Christian School will be well represented at the Class 3A state meet in the running events as plenty of Lady Eagles made it after qualifying in the South State Meet.

Delaney Perrette came in second in the 100 meters with a time of 13.96 seconds. Discovery Christian School’s Bella Applewhite won the event in 13.50.

Andie Grace Hughes ran second in the 100 hurdles after clocking a 20.67, as Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s Ava Randall ran 18.96 to win.

Hughes was third in the 800 at 3 minutes, 3 seconds. Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s Ann Patin won at 2:41. 

Maddie WIllis came in third place for the 300 hurdles at 56.45. Discovery Christian School’s Mylee Mangum won in 55.11.

All four of Ben’s Ford Christian School’s relay teams were third, as they ran the 4×100 in 59.04, the 4×200 at 2:05, 4×400 in 4:57 and 4×800 in 12:50. The 4×100 team had Perrette, Willis, Olivia Norwood and Ashlyn Dantin. The 4×200 group included Perette, Norwood, Leah Rachel and Hughes. The 4×400 team had Perrette, Rachel, Willis and Ella Hall. The 4×800 team had Avery Dantin, Hall, Matilda Golby and Ava Mitchell. Discovery Christian School won the 4×100 and 4×200 with times of 56.61 and 2:02, while Wilkinson County Christian School topped the 4×400 in 4:55 and Providence Classical Academy captured the 4×800 in 12:11.

Perrette came in fourth in the 400 at 1:12 and Rachel was eighth at 1:24.

Saturday’s meet included every running event except the 3,200 meters, The 3,200 and the field events were held last Wednesday. 

The top four from each event made it to state.

The Class 3A 3,200 meters and the field events will be on May 5 at Canton Academy. The rest of the running events will be on May 6 at Jackson Preparatory School.

In order to made it South State, athletes had to come in the top four of their district meet.

Ben’s Ford was the only school from Washington Parish in the meet.

More Ben’s Ford athletes competed in South State.

Avery Dantin and Mitchell ran fifth and sixth in the 1,600 with times of 7:20 and 7:52, as Providence Classical Academy’s Catherine Davis won in 6:10.