LAFAYETTE — A strong storm brought the Oil City Relays to a screeching halt Friday night, as the event was canceled with a majority of the field events completed and the running events still on the docket.
Cameron Dantzler of St. Thomas Aquinas created a stir with long jump effort of 23 feet, 61/2 inches. Rickel Sam of Lafayette High finished second in the event with a leap of 21-8, and Tyreik Campbell placed third at 21-5.
A handful of Lafayette and St. Martin parish athletes had success in the field events. Macey Boyd of Cecilia took first in the girls javelin with a throw of 101-0. St. Thomas More’s Matthew Gardner took the boys javelin with an effort of 176-10.
Stephanie Self of Lafayette High took first in the girls discus with a 116-5 toss. Cecilia’s Schrell Chevalier took second with a 112-9 effort.
Renee Delhomme of Teurlings Catholic took the top spot in the girls long jump with a leap of 16-41/2.
Lafayette’s Johnny Brennan captured the boys high jump with a 6-4 mark, which edged out Ryan Woodard of Natchitoches (6-2).
“Our coaches just wanted us to try and see where our potential is at, at this point in the season,” Brennan said. “Running up to the bar, sometimes you slip in these conditions. But traction was not that big of a problem. I’m just happy I was able to (get a personal record). I would like to add two inches every meet and be able to go higher.”
The meet will not be rescheduled because teams are already committed to other meets.