By T. Scott Boatright, LPJ Publisher/Managing Editor
Ruston High School fittingly dominated the “Hoss” Garrett Relays on Friday as both the RHS boys and girls track and field teams turned in championship performances at the newly dedicated Dave Anderson Track..
Arguably the biggest showing of the day came from Ruston’s Dyllon Nimmers, an LSU signee, who set a venue record by taking first in the Boys 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.90.
Ruston senior Ke’Travion Hargrove took first in the Boys 100m Dash with a time of 11.00 while the Bearcats had two of the top three finishes in the Boys 200m Dash with senior Demarrion Rhone taking first with a time of 21.90 and junior Andrew McClinton finishing third at 22.99.
RHS sophomore Joshua Anding placed first in the Boys 400m Dash while Cedar Creek senior Michael Feduccia finished third with a time of 52.29.
The Ruston boys finished 1-2-3 in the Boys 800m run with Nimmers’ record setting finish, junior Caleb Babineaux’s second-place showing at 1:57.52 and sophomore Josiah Whitaker taking third place with a time of 1:57.52.
Ruston had a pair of top three finishers in the Boys 1,600m Run and 3,200m Run. In the 1,600m event, sophomore Cole Maestrini finishing second at 4:43.65 and junior Nelson Blackburn coming in third at 4:44.30 while in the 3,200m race, sophomore Jeff Weatherford placed second at 11:00.03 and senior Jakevion Poe finished third at 11:00.52.
Bearcats junior BJ Green finished third in the 110m Hurdles at 15.41 and second in the 300m Hurdles with a time of 39.54.
Ruston took first in the Boys 4X200 Relay with a time of 1:29,76, and also finished first in the Boys 4X400m Relay with a time of 3:25.23
In the Boys High Jump, Ruston senior Jamarion Reed took second place with a mark of 6-00.00 while Green finished first in the long jump at 22-05.00.
RHS senior Samuel Adams placed second in the Boys Discus with a throw of 116-4.50 while Cedar Creek sophomore AJ Thomas placed third with a mark of 106.00.50.
Ruston had a pair of top three finishes in the Boys Javelin with junior Jed Allen spearing first place with a throw of 151-04.00 while junior Jordan Gilmore was third after a 141-07.00 toss.
On the girls side, Ruston junior Jada Williams placed second in the Girls 100m Dash with a time of 12.31 while RHS senior Tyra Fields won the Girls 200m Dash with a time of 24.78.
Williams took first in the Girls 400m Dash with a time of 56.18.
Lincoln Parish had a top three finish in the Girls 800m Run with RHS freshman finishing first at 2:25.62, junior teammate Kiona McCallister taking second place with a time of 2:26.75 and Cedar Creek senior Lauren Osafo placing third at 2:40.74.
The Lady Bearcats had a pair of athletes in the top three of the Girls 1,600m Run as junior Anna Naff took second place with a time of 5:48.24 and senior Destiny Tatum finishing third at 5:51.51.
Ruston sophomore Lily Garrett won the girls 3,200m Run with a finish of 11:56.94.
RHS senior Corlasia Scott placed in the top three of both hurdles events, finishing second in the Girls 100m Hurdles with a time of 15.71 while winning the Girls 300m Hurdles with a time of 44.86.
The RHS girls finished in the top three of all three relay events. Ruston placed second in the Girls 4X400m Relay with a time of 50.85, first in the Girls 4x200m Relay with a school-record time 1:39.46, and second in the Girls 4×400 Relay with a time of 4:21.60.
In the field events, Ruston sophomore Tyana Jackson placed first in the Girls Long Jump with a mark of 15-10.50 while Cedar Creek freshman Rileigh Geis took third at 15-04.75.
Cedar Creek freshman Lauren Entergin finished third in the Girls Pole Vault with a jump of 5-06.00.
Lincoln Parish won all three top spots in the Girls Triple Jump, with Geis capturing first place at 32-06.00 followed by Ruston sophomore Jayda Butler in second with a mark of 32-05.50 and sophomore Faith Miller finishing third at 32-04.00.
For complete results from the 2021 “Hoss” Garrett Relays, click on the following link: https://la.milesplit.com/meets/407188-hoss-garrett-relays-2021/results/726142/formatted#.YGP9dFVKiUl