High school track and field: Benton sweeps District 1-4A titles – Louisiana News

High school track and field: Benton sweeps District 1-4A titles – Louisiana News

Benton swept the boys and girls titles in the District 1-4A track and field meet Wednesday at Lee Hedges Stadium.

It was the sixth straight title for the girls and fifth in the last six years for the boys.

Benton scored 114.5 points in the boys division. Northwood finished second with 97.5 and Woodlawn third with 84.

Benton dominated the girls division. The Lady Tigers amassed 213 points, beating runner-up Huntington by a whopping 113. Bossier was third with 53.

Benton senior John Westmoreland accounted for 18 points in the boys division. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.74, his second-best time this season, and finished second in the 300 in 42.12. Teammate Hunter Burroughs finished third in the 300.

Sean Loftin was Benton’s only other winner on the track. He won the 800 in 2:08.22. John David Carrier finished second in the 3,200 in 10:53, four seconds behind Woodlawn’s Robert Evans, who swept the distance events.

Benton’s Conner Toms and Hunter Hartman picked up 18 points by finishing 1-2 in the pole vault. Toms cleared 11-6 and Hartman 11-0.

Dylan Plunkett and Titus Stowe accounted for 14 points with second- and third-place finishes in the javelin. Plunkett threw 140 feet, 11 inches and Stowe 139-2.

Benton also got third-place finishes from Hunter Matlock (100, 23.33) and Jordan Myles (shot put, 39-7.5).

Bossier’s Decamerion Richardson had a very good meet. Richardson, Derrick Hullaby, Quinton Smith and James Davis combined to win the 4X200 in 1:29.22, .15 faster than runner-up Huntington.

The same foursome finished a very close second to Northwood in the 4X100. The Falcons…

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