Call it track times four for the Baton Rouge area Wednesday.
District track meets are set for four schools in the area, starting as early as 3 p.m.
Walker High will host the District 4-5A, while Broadmoor (6-4A), West Feliciana (6-3A) and Episcopal (7-2A) are the sites of the other BR-based meets.
Port Allen and Brusly are among the teams set to compete in the 7-3A meet at E.D. White Catholic in Thibodaux. In addition, competitors from Christian Life Academy and Southern Lab will head to the Hammond area for the District 7-1A meet at Jewel Sumner.
Walker High coach Will Silk lists Zachary and Scotlandville as the favorites in the boys and girls divisions. Field events start at 3:30 p.m., with running events set for 6 p.m.
Silk said the relays in both divisions should be extremely competitive, along with the boys 800 meters. Walker’s Landon Hazel (800) and Brady Warren (1,600 and 3,200) and Zachary’s Jessie Cole (400) are among the boys competitors to watch. Jaslyn Bowman is among the Scotlandville sprinters to watch.
Field events at Broadmoor begin at 3 p.m., with running events at 5:30 p.m.
Broadmoor coach Alan Brown said Plaquemine High and the host Bucs will be among the teams to watch in both divisions.
“I think Plaquemine has a real good shot to take the girls,” Brown said. “They’re strong in the sprints and the jumps. We’re in a position where we can score some points, too. For the boys Plaquemine is real strong. We’ll need to equal our best or do even better to have a chance. You could have some surprises. Last year, Belaire was the runner-up.”
Host West Feliciana leads a balanced field that also features Glen Oaks and East Feliciana. Field events start at 3:15 p.m. and running events are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
WFHS has the top entry mark in 12 events and is led by Raven Davis, who has top marks in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Baker’s Destiny Williams has the top marks in all three distance events. The WFHS boys are led by Trey Cazabat, who returned from surgery a month ago. He has top marks in the shot put and discus.
“We look pretty good, but I think Glen Oaks will push us,” WFHS girls coach Rickey Grant said. WFHS boys coach Preston King said East Feliciana, Glen Oaks and the host Saints are boys teams to watch.
Field events are set for 3:30 p.m., with running events scheduled for 6 p.m. at Episcopal. The host Knights, Northeast and University High will be boys teams to watch.
Distance runners Christian Johnson and Bryan Stamey help lead Episcopal. U-High’s D’Vante Dotson and Northeast’s LaChristopher Thomas are sprinters to watch.
Episcopal girls coach Eddie Cole said the Knights and Northeast also help lead the entries for the the girls. Runnels’ Madelinn Fink has the top entry marks in both hurdles events and the long jump. Northeast’s Jaylin Cowan has the top marks in the 400 meters and triple jump.
Episcopal’s Rachel Misher leads the list of entrants in the 100 and 200 meters.