Creek girls 6th, boys 11th at state Class A outdoor TF meet

Cedar Creek’s girls finished 6th and the boys 11th at the Class A state outdoor track and field meet at LSU. (Courtesy Photo)

By Malcolm Butler

Cedar Creek wrapped up its 2022-23 athletic season Thursday when the Lady Cougars finished 6th and the Cougars 11th in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class A State Outdoor Track and Field meet held at LSU.

The Lady Cougars were led by three podium finishes as Caroline James was the state runner-up in the 1,600m with a personal record time of 5:26.93, narrowly missing the state title by less than one second (Bradie Eppinette, St. Fred, 5:26.03).

Madison Morris also finished second in the 800m with a personal record best time of 2:26.81. The Creek 4x400m relay team comprised of James, Annie Jones, Taylor Ramsey, and Cara Beth Hill set a new school record and finished second with a time of 4:14.07. The Lady Cougars missed winning the state title in the event by the narrowest of margins (.01 seconds), finishing behind Louis S. McGehee High School (4:14.06).

Another pair of Lady Cougars just missed podium finishes as Louisiana Tech signee Annie Jones was 4th in the javelin throw with a personal record mark of 115 feet, 7 inches and Ashlyn Bourn finished 5th in the discus with a personal record mark of 96-feet, 2-inches.

On the boys side, Myles Carpenter totaled 14 points for the Cougars, finishing second in the 3200m with a time of 10:26.75 and third in the 1600m with a time of 4:49.48. Cole Morganthall just missed the podium in the pole vault, finishing fourth with a mark of 9 feet, 11.75 inches.

John Abram Earle finished eighth in the 800m with a personal record time of 2:16.55.

A pair of Lincoln Prep athletes represented the Panthers as Shedreana Green finished 7th in the girls shot put with a mark of 30-11.75 while Cenario Wilson finished 8th in the boys high jump with a mark of 5-10.