Jonesboro-Hodge and the Lady Wolverines of Quitman had a “field” day against a solid field to win the 2021 Quitman Invitational’s boys and girls divisions. The Tigers outpointed closest competitor Winnfield by a 134 – 129.5 margin with Simsboro coming in third with 101 points. Host Quitman was 8th with 19 and Weston was 9th with 17 points. The Lady Wolverines scored 99 points to come in 17 points better than district 2B rival Simsboro, who was two points ahead of St. Mary’s. Jonesboro-Hodge came in 5th with 44 points, while Weston finished in 10th with 20.
Boys Division: Jonesboro-Hodge won five first’s, two second’s and a third place in the field including a “double up” of 1st and 2nd in the Long Jump and Triple Jump. The Tigers also scored twice in the High Jump, Shot Put and Discus. On the Track if it weren’t for a bad exchange in the 4×200, the Tigers would have swept the three relays but still finished with two first’s and a second. Two scores in the110 hurdles and the 400 meter was also beneficial.
Individually for the Tigers, Datre’vien Bowie showed his incredible versatility by finishing with gold medals in the high jump;, triple jump and as a member of the 4×400 relay team. La’Javion Nichols, Jameon Tate, Davion McGuire and Justin Calahan took two golds in the 4×100 and 4×200 with Calahan and McGuire adding a one, two finish in the long jump. Chase Bryant took a first and a third place finish in the shot put and discus and Kolby Mitchell won the Javelin. Dillon Pardue of Weston won the 3200 meter run to become the only other individual event winner from Jackson Parish. For complete results including times and participants in each event for boys and girls go to: https://www.directathletics.com/results/track/67809.html
Final team standing in boys division
Girls Division: Quitman only had three first place finishes and two second’s but their overall team strength that saw the Lady Wolverines score points in 13 of the 17 events earned more than enough points to walk away with the easy victory on their home track. Five times QHS scored twice in an event including a “double up” one-two finish in the Pole Vault and a 2nd and 3rd in the 300 hurdles. There was also a first and fifth in the long jump and a 3rd and 5th in the 100 hurdles and 3200 meters.
Bethany Leach led the way with a first in the long jump and third’s in the triple jump and 4×200 relays for 22 points. Clara Womack also scored 22 in four event including taking gold in the Pole Vault. Maddie Giddens won bronze in both hurdle events, ran a leg for the 4th place 4×100 team and came in 5th in the long jump to score in four events. Summer Grillette also came up big with a second place finish in the pole vault and the 300 hurdles and 5th in the 100 hurdles. Faith Odom grabbed two fifths and a third in the distance races and Jamine Pittman won the Javelin.
JHHS was paced by Xabrianna Jackson who had a first place finishes in the triple jump and a second and fifth in the 4×200 and 4×100 relays. Zymean Hoggro ran a leg on the winning 4×400 relays, the 2nd place 4×200 relays, 4th place in the long jump and scored points as a member of the 5th place 4×100 relays. Laila Johnson scored in all three relay races and Yahzmynne Andrews was a part of the first and second relay race winners Jalexia Claridy won second in the shot put and fourth in the discus for Weston.
Final team standing in girls division