Quitman boys and girls take third place at Castor Track meet

The Quitman High boys and girls track teams finished in third place at the Castor Invitational held this Wednesday. With all four district 1B schools present, both squads served notice that they would be strong contenders at the upcoming district 1B championship meet.

In the girl’s competition, the Lady Wolverines outpointed 4th place Castor 68 – 63.5 while Doyline and Weston scored 62 and 51.50 points respectively to end up in 5th and 7th places among the ten schools that competed. Class 2A Rayville High School won the division with 98 points with Class C Gibsland-Coleman scoring 79 to come in second. Neighboring Saline finished in 8th with 29 points.

Host Castor won the boy’s division with 140 points with Quitman tallying 103, just one point behind second-place finisher Gibsland-Coleman. Saline came in 6th with 34 points, Weston tied for 8th with 10 points and Doyline scored 3.5 points to finish 10th out of the 11 teams that participated.

The meet was scored using the ten-point system with the top six in each event scoring points. A total of 60 participants from Quitman, Weston, and Saline earned points with 26 earning podium (1st, 2nd, 3rd) places.

There were several outstanding performances of note including:

Jalexia Claridy (WHS) won both the Shot Put and Discus
Taylor Huddleston (QHS) won 1600 & 3200 Meters, 2nd in the 800 meters
Kaleigh King (WHS) won the 300 Meter Hurdles, 3rd in the pole vault
Nathan Harvey (QHS) won the 110 Meter Hurdles. 3rd in 300-meter hurdles
Trent Ledbetter (SHS) won the 800 Meters for first ever victory
Bryan Lay (QHS) won the Pole Vault in record fashion

NOTE: With his 13-foot mark in the Pole Vault, Lay set a new QHS record and also tied one of the two oldest track and field records in Jackson Parish history, equaling the mark set in 1963 by Alden Reeves of Jonesboro-Hodge.

Point Scorers – Girls Division 

1st Place:
Kaleigh King – QHS (300 Meter Hurdles)
Jalexia Claridy – WHS (Shot Put)
Jalexia Claridy – WHS (Discus)
2nd Place:
Lexis Millien – WHS (100 Meter Hurdles)
WHS (4×200 Relay) – Johnson, Giddens, Wiley, Leach
Emma Carter – QHS (High Jump)
Carroll Foshee – WHS (Pole Vault)
Raelynn Shell – WHS (Javelin)
3rd Place:
QHS (4×100 Relay) – Johnson, Giddens, Wiley, Leach
Kaleigh King – QHS (Pole Vault)
Alana Gray – SHS (Long Jump)
Xyzeria Lard – SHS (Shot Put)
Jordan Williams – SHS (Javelin)
4th Place:
Emayshia Wiley – QHS (100 Meters)
Megan Kelley – QHS (800 Meters)
Jaleigh Burns – QHS (1600 Meters)
Kaleigh King – QHS (100 Meter Hurdles)
WHS (4×100 Relay)
QHS (4×400 Relay) – Kelley, Walker, Kelley, Giddens
Lily Kate Odom – QHS (Triple Jump)
Alaya Gray – SHS (Javelin)
5th Place:
Alana Gray – SHS (100 Meters)
Tyla Malone – SHS (200 Meters)
Rylee Kelly – QHS (400 Meters)
WHS (4×200 Relay)
Taylor Borland – QHS (Pole Vault)
Brooklyn Brown – QHS (Long Jump)
Nadia Siadek – WHS (Shot Put)
6th Place:
Taylor Borland – QHS (100 Meter Hurdles)
Tyla Malone – SHS (Long Jump)
Tyla Malone – SHS (Triple Jump)
Ce’Nada Weathers – SHS (Shot Put)

Point Scorers – Boys Division

1st Place:
Trent Ledbetter – SHS (800 Meters)
Taylor Huddleston – QHS (1600 Meters)
Taylor Huddleston – QHS (3200 Meters)
Nathan Harvey – QHS (110 Meter Hurdles)
Bryan Lay – QHS (Pole Vault)
2nd Place:
Asher Shultz -QHS (Javelin)
Taylor Huddleston – QHS (800 Meters)
Sebastian Guin – QHS (Shot Put)
3rd Place:
Gage Horton – QHS (1600 Meters)
Nathan Harvey – QHS (300 Meter Hurdles)
QHS (4×200 Relay) – Maxwell, Harts, Johnson, Harvey
Delonte Rager – SHS (High Jump)
Juan Gonzalez – WHS (Shot Put)
4th Place Finishers:
Jamikel Moffett – QHS (Discus)
Mason Brawley – SHS (Javelin)
QHS (4×100 Relay) – Maxwell, Lay, Harts, Smith
QHS (4×400 Relay) – Pabaya, Kliebert, Leach, Huddleston
Mason Delaney – WHS (High Jump)
Jay Nash – SHS (Long Jump)
5th Place Finishers:
Abel Leach – QHS (Javelin)
Jeremiah Gray – SHS (Discus)
Jay Nash – SHS (110 Meter Hurdles)
WHS (4×100 Relay)
SHS (4×200 Relay) – Brawley, Dailey, Dison, Nash
6th Place Finishers:
Darin Allen -WHS (Javelin)
Gage Horton – QHS (800 Meters)
Jaydon Simmons – WHS (110 Meter Hurdles)
Jayden Harts – QHS (300 Meter Hurdles)
Jayden Harts – QHS (Long Jump)

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