The Llewellyn Starks Invitational will be run at Jonesboro-Hodge this Thursday, April 8th. The premier track and field event is named after the former JHHS and LSU great who went on to international long jump fame before suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in athletic competition history. Field events are expected to begin around 3:30 pm with the track events taking place at approximately 5:00pm.
Tiger thinclads jump for gold! TThe JHHS boys and girls track teams finished in fifth place this past week against a stellar field of many of the top track and field competitors in northwest Louisiana at the Woodlawn Relays held in Shreveport. Individual gold medal winners were: DeVontae Mozee in the triple jump with a leap of 41’9″, and Xabrianna Jackson in the high jump where she cleared 4’8″. Jackson’s leap of 33′ 9 1/2″ also won silver in the triple jump and Zymea Hoggro was third in the long jump will a leap of 14′ 11.” Additional third place finishers were: DeVonta Mozee in the high jump and Davion McGuire in the boys high jump.