Scotlandville High made a big statement by taking first place in the boys competition Friday night its own Scotlandville Hornet Invitational.
The Hornets piled up plenty of points in the field events and finished with 122 total points to hold off second place Zachary at 91. Central (73 points) and Baton Rouge High (68) were other top finishers.
Baton Rouge High dominated the girls competition with 148 points to easily outdistance the Zachary at 84. Scotlandville and Glen Oaks tied for third with 67 points apiece.
“I think everything ran well,” said Scotlandville girls coach Greg Thompson, who also handled duties as the starter for track events. “There was some very good competition, especially with Zachary and Baton Rouge High here. It was a well put-together meet, and we appreciate all the coaches coming in.”
The Baton Rouge High girls won five events, all on the track, but were thrown a curve when sprinter Ja’Mesia Stewart had an unexpected injury before the track events started.
“We had to adjust our relays around (Stewart),” Baton Rouge High coach Zachary Winfield said. “We were just trying to get everybody settled. A couple of kids didn’t think they would do well, and they did.”
Among the unexpected surprises for BRHS was Destiny Armstrong, who won the 800 at 2 minutes, 28.52 seconds, her best time of the year. Mikiah Brisco was a double winner for the Bulldogs taking the 100 hurdles (14.24) and the 100 (11.74) as well as running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team (47.86).
“I just want to make sure my form is good,” said Brisco, who hit a hurdle at the state indoor meet. “My times don’t have to be spectacular, but I want them to be pretty low. I’m pleased with my times, and also how the whole team did.”
Winfield was pleased with the relay performances of BRHS, which closed out the meet winning the 4x400 relay (4:00.19).
“We put a makeshift 4x100 together, and ran a good time. In the 4x400, we dropped seven seconds from last week,” Winfield said.
Scotlandville’s boys picked up their lone win in the shot put from Tanzel Smart (43 feet, 4 inches).
The Hornets also got production from Miguel Decuir, Terrell Pierre and John Williams, who each scored eight points on the track.
The Zachary boys scored six first-place finishes highlighted by wins in all three relays. The Broncos also had wins from Jesse Cole (49.28 in the 400), Diyondre Henry (40.10) in the 300 hurdles, and Payne Roshto (143-10 in the javelin).
The Zachary girls won five events including the 4x200 relay (1:44.14). Other winners were Nijah Lain in the 300 hurdles (47.82), Jennifer Brown in the 200 (25.60), Bryanna Fields in the 3200 (12:56.02), and Savannah Samuel in the high jump (4-7).
Double winners on the girls side were Brisco; McKinley’s Shakinah Abdul-Aziz in the long jump (17-4 1/2) and triple jump (34-4); and Donaldsonville’s Patrice West in the shot put (36-2) and javelin (86-5).
Boys’ dual winners were Istrouma’s Darrell Nettles in the 110 hurdles (15.09) and 100 (10.93); and Cental’s Craig Jones in the long jump (22-7) and triple jump (44-1).