Iberville athletes compete in 1A State meet

Andrew Green
Lady Bulldog Ariel Bell claimed a first place finish in both the 100-meter and 200-meter events.

White Castle Lady Bulldog Ariel Bell dominated the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes on Friday with respective times of 11.94 and 25.13.  She took the top spot in each event with about a one-second lead over each second place finisher.

Bell claimed the 100-meter dash crown once again at 11.94, followed by Tamia Washington of Delhi at 12.85, Dixie Venters of Cedar Creek at 13.04 and East Iberville Lady Tiger Destiny Jackson at 13.07.

Bell took the 200-meter crown with a time of 25.13, followed by Venters of Cedar Creek at 26.72, Keviniesha Morris of Kentwood at 26.80 and Tiarrah Pruitt of Delhi at 26.92.

Bell’s top finishes helped the White Castle Lady Bulldog land a spot in the top ten in 1A.  Ascension Catholic claimed the top spot at 63, Haynesville at 62, Lafayette Christian at 53, St. Frederick at 42, Merryville 40, Delhi 39, Grand Lake and Kentwood at 28, Cedar Creek 23, and White Castle and Plain Dealing at 20.

The White Castle boys finished tied in 22nd in 1A with four points after Bulldog Quinton Johnson claimed a fourth-place finish overall in the state triple jump event with a distance jumped of 42’3.75”.  First place went to Albert South of Tensas at 43’6.75”, followed by Demarcea McCutchen of Haynesville at 43’2.75” and Kireston Stevenson of Hamilton Christian at 42’4”.

The East Iberville boys performed well at this year’s 1A meet as well after claiming a top ten spot in overall scoring with 14 points.  Haynesville claimed the crown with 96, Cedar Creek 77, St. Frederick 50, Southern Lab 42, Lafayette Christian 41, Kentwood 32, St. Martin’s 20, Ascension Catholic 18, Tensas 16 and Central Catholic and EIHS at 14.

Tiger Lyndell Joseph racked up the first set of points for the Tigers with a fifth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 20’10.5”.  First went to Samarick Paul of Central Catholic at 22’6.25”, Tyler Labove of South Cameron at 22’.25”, Dallas James of Tensas at 21’5.5” and Wilshawn Williams of North Central at 21’4.25”.

Tiger Anthony Davis claimed a top spot finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.60.  He edged out second place finisher Lance Grider of Haynesville by .21 seconds at 15.81.

Davis also earned the Tigers points after finishing fifth overall in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.07.  First went to Haynesville’s Grider at 40.36, followed by John Hand of St. Frederick at 41.17, Zachary Clement of Lafayette Christian at 41.32, Cameron Creasy of Cedar Creek at 41.49.

The Lady Tigers finished in 22nd overall in the 1A meet with five points scored.  The points came from a combined fifth place finish by Lady Tiger Destiny Jackson in the 100-meter dash at 13.07 and a sixth place finish in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 52.55.  First place went to Delhi at 50.51, followed by Kentwood at 51.04, Haynesville at 52.16, Cedar Creek at 52.38, Vermilion Catholic at 52.50.

St. John Lady Eagles finished tied at 24th overall after Annie McLin earned a fifth place overall finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.33.  First went to Arielle Lebean of Lafayette Christian at 15.83, followed by Marissa Tell of Haynesville at 16.02, Andrea Cournoyer of Merryville at 16.25, Brandi Hansard of Grand Lake at 16.75.

McLin also performed well in the 300-meter hurdles and earned SJHS more points with a sixth-place overall finish at 51.47.