Plaquemine girls claim Pelican Relays

Plaquemine's Alissa Williams competes in the Ike Redditt Relays earlier in the season. Williams placed second in the 100 and 200 meter runs at the Pelican Relays Friday. 
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BATON ROUGE – Plaquemine High School's girls track and field team won the Pelican Relays held at Southern University's A.W. Mumford Stadium Friday by more than 30 points.

The Lady Green Devils won seven events and placed second in four to score 107 points compared to the nearest competitor East St. John with 76.

Tori Williams won the 100 and 200-meter dashes in 11.91 and 24.78 and was joined on the winning 4x100 meter relay team by Alissa Williams, Myiesha Bell and Alessi Wiley that crossed in 49.90.

Asia Nelson won the javelin with a throw of 91-4 and was second in the shot put with a hurl of 32-2 and the discus with a throw of 96-7 ½.

Destiny Johnson won the triple jump with a leap of 33-1 ¾ and was third in the long jump clearing 15-7 ¼. Jamira Russ won the discus with a throw of 101-2.

Nariko Gillis won the 1,600 meter run in 6:01.93 and was fourth in the 800 in 2:37.50. Alissa Williams was second in both the 100 and 200 finishing in 12.09 and 24.88.

Wiley was third in the triple jump clearing 30-10 ¼ and the 4x400 meter relay team of Gillis, Johnson, Bell and Jameshaulyn Fernandez placed fourth in 4:30.79.

Treseme Gillis was sixth in the 1,600 with a time 7:54.04, while Tatyanna Jones was sixth in the shot put clearing 29-6 and Taejah Watkins was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14-11 ½.

Plaquemine's boys placed eighth with nine points. East St. John won 127.

Devaughn Batton was fourth in the 100 finishing in 11.33 and sixth in the 200 with a time of 23.57. Batton was also a member of the 4x100 meter relay team with Hakeem Deggs, Chaz Edwards and Deon Harding that placed sixth in 45.14 and the 4x200 team with Deggs, Damaria Wicks and Austin Mitchell that finished sixth in 1:36.06.

Harding was sixth in the triple jump clearing 41-1 ¾, while Kevin Dotson placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 111 feet and Justin Randall was sixth in the 1,600 finishing in 5.33.15.