Quitman Relays to be held on Thursday

The 2022 Quitman Relays will take place this Thursday, March 31st with all three Jackson Parish Schools taking part in boys and girls competition along with nine other north Louisiana representatives. Additional schools expected to be on hand are Castor, Cedar Creek, Choudrant, Converse, D’Arbonne Woods, Delhi, Doyline, LaSalle, Lakeview, Saline, Simsboro, St. Mary’s and Summerfield. Field events are slated to begin at 3:00pm with the track portion of the meet running at 5:00pm.

Keys, Giddens win events at Castor Invitational

With some of the best “small school” thinclads from northwest Louisiana on hand at the Castor Invitational track meet held on March 24th, Bailey Keys and Maddie Grace Giddens of Quitman High won gold medals in the boys shot put and girls 300 Meter Hurdles. Team scores showed Quitman coming in 5th place in the boys and 9th in the girls division, while Weston came in 12th in both boys and girls competition.

Nadia Siadek (girls shot put), Carrol Foshee (girls pole vault) and Rylee McBride (boys shot put) grabbed second place finishes for Weston. Hunter Folks (boys pole vault) and Nathan Harvey (boys 110 hurdles) won silver for Quitman.

Chance Chaplin (boys 3200 meters), Jamall Johnson (boys 400 meters), Lajaesha Bailey (girls shot put), Ansley Folks (girls pole vault) and Summer Grillette (girls pole vault) from Quitman also earned trips to the podium for finishing in third place.

J-HMS, QJH fare well at Choudrant Jr. High meet

Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School (JHMS) and Quitman Jr. High (QJH) was well represented on the podium at the Choudrant Junior High track meet held on March 22nd. J-HMS won five events, took three second’s and six third’s, in both boys and girls competition while QJH won three first’s, three second’s and five third place finishes all in the girls division. Weston Junior High also competed and while none finished in the top three of their respective events, several scored points.

In girls competition Sanaa Tatum won the 100 meter dash, finished second in the 200 meters and ran the second leg in the 2nd place winning 4×100 relay team of JaKhorielle Lard, Lakayla McGuire and Ciara Gray. Additional first place winners for the J-HMS girls were Ciana Gray in the girls 100 hurdles and the girls 4×400 relay team of Jaiden Venzant, Makenley Ray, Aspen Atkins and Trinity Davis. Venzant also won second in the 400 meters. Lard took third in the 200 meters, Atkins in the 400 meters and Rihanna Johnson in the discus.

Leading the J-HMS boys was Dakota Knox who won the long jump, finished third in the 100 hurdles and along with Troy Baude, Kamien Rogers and KaDarrion Thompson took third in the 4×400 relays. Jason Blackburn also won first in the 200 meters in boys competition.

Representing Quitman as gold medal winners was Kinley Walker (800 meters), Hallay Taylor (long jump) and Hallie Kate Pullig (shot put). Coming in second place was Audrina Martin (1600 meters), Sophia Kliebert (high jump), and Kinsley Ponder in the javelin. Grabbing third place finishes was Zuwyneshia Johnson (100 meters & long jump), Taraje Wiley (high jump), Emma Walker in the javelin and the 4×400 relay team of Walker, Martin, Megan Kelley and Linsey Woods.


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