The Zachary High track and field teams continued to dominate the competition with convincing victories April 22 at the District 4-5A meet at Broadmoor High School.
The Lady Broncos amassed 201 points to outpace Denham Springs (81), Live Oak (78), Walker (77.50), Scotlandville (51.50), Broadmoor (57) and Central (23).
The boys squad rolled up 157 points to beat Scotlandville (108), Walker (85), Central (75), Denham Springs (62), Broadmoor (57) and Live Oak (12).
Janie O’Connor set the pace for the Lady Broncos, winning the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 400-meter run. Also capturing first-place finishes were Sierra Johnson in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, Kristian Jackson in the shot put and discus, and Lydia Johnson in the triple jump and the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.
For the Bronco boys, earning first-place finishes were Davis Hughes in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, Keidrick Haynes in the long jump, Christopher London in the discus and Chandler Derouen in the pole vault and 4x200 and 4x400 relays.
Northeast squads finish second
The Northeast High School boys and girls track and field squads both earned second-place finishes at the District 6-2A meet April 22 at Episcopal. The hosts scored 221 points to cruise to the boys title followed by Northeast (94), East Feliciana (81), Capitol (63), Dunham (50) and Redemptorist (27).
The Episcopal girls scored 229 points to defeat Northeast (78), Dunham (71), Mentorship Academy (64), East Feliciana (44), Capitol (30) and Redemptorist (18).
For the Viking boys, Darryl Adams won the 200-meter dash and Marqueon Minor finished first in the javelin. For the Northeast girls, LaTravia Fisher claimed first in the long jump as did Briana Haney in the shot put and Lauri Kight in the discus and 4x200 relay.
ZHS girls second in metro golf
Zachary’s Lady Broncos finished second in the metro golf tournament at Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary. Coach Kenny Langlois’ squad fired a 192, seven shots behind winner St. Joseph’s Academy and two shots ahead of University High.
Runnels senior Taylor Kennedy claimed her second singles title in three years, firing a 3-over-par 75, three shots ahead of second-place finisher Jessica Varner, of St. Joseph’s. The victory keeps Kennedy unbeaten in her senior season.
Third-place finisher Paige Johnson, who carded an 88, led Zachary, while Kennedy’s Runnels team placed fourth at 205.
Tanner makes All-metro soccer
Zachary’s Kailey Tanner was named to The Advocate’s All-metro girls soccer team. Tanner, a forward, had 35 goals and 12 assists as ZHS advanced to the playoffs after posting a 7-1 record in Division I, District 4.
Johnson an All-metro wrestler
ZHS junior Sam Johnson was named to The Advocate’s All-metro wrestling team. Johnson, who wrestled in the 145-pound class, was a newcomer this year, finishing with a 47-7 record and a second-place finish at the city meet. He also finished third in Division 1 at the LHSAA championships.
Jones earns basketball honor
Northeast’s Pearl Jones added another accolade to her impressive résumé. The 6-2 senior was named to The Advocate’s All-metro girls basketball team. A post player with ball-handling skills, Jones averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds as she led the Lady Vikings to their first playoff win in a decade in Class 2A. She is also a volleyball and track and field standout.
Anderson signs with Demons
Zachary senior Darryl Anderson has signed a track and field scholarship with Northwestern State University.
Anderson will compete in the high jump and triple jump for the Demons. ZHS will host an official signing ceremony this month.
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