JHHS Boys, Weston Girls shine at Llewellyn Starks Invitational

After rainstorms washed away the meet on April 9th the sun was out on the rescheduled date of last Tuesday, but nowhere did it shine as bright as on the Jonesboro-Hodge boys and Weston girls track teams.

Competing in the annual Llewellyn Starks Invitations on the newly resurfaced track at Caldwell-Peacock Stadium the Tiger boys team had 12 podium placements (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place) in the 16 events they competed in, including winning a season-best 8 events.

The performance by the Weston girls was even more impressive as after gaining medals in a total of 10 events over the first three meets of the season, the Lady Wolves walked away with 11 in this meet alone. Adding the four second-place finishes the Lady Tigers contributed, JHHS won a total of 16 medals in all while Weston, who also had two seconds and third in the boy’s events, finished with easily a season-best 14 podium places.

Outstanding Meet Performers:

JHHS Boys: Zion Gray – Won first place in the 400 meters, Long Jump, and Triple Jump
JHHS Girls: A’Jorriana Hoggro – Won second place in the 100 & 300-meter hurdles and High Jump
WHS Boys: Ben Ramsey & Darin Allen – Ramsey took 2nd in the Shot Put, Allen was 2nd in the Javelin
WHS Girls: Jalexia Claridy – Won Shot Put and Discus

Zion Gray (JHHS) 400 meters, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Jalexia Claridy (WHS) Shot Put and Discus
Savantez Phillips (JHHS) 110-meter hurdles
Sayde Crumby (WHS) Javelin
JHHS 4×200 Relay Team
JHHS 4×400 Relay Team
JHHS 4×800 Relay Team
Symeon Malone (JHHS) Javelin

A’Jorriana Hoggro (JHHS) 100 Meter Hurdles, 300 Meter Hurdles, High Jump
Sydney Malone (JHHS) Discus
Savantez Phillips (JHHS) 300 Meter Hurdles
JHHS Boys 4×100 Relay Team
Hannah Risher (WHS) 1600 meters
WHS Girls 4×100 Relay Team
WHS Girls 4×200 Relay Team
Lexie Millien (WHS) Long Jump
Alley Hines (WHS) Javelin
Darin Allen (WHS) Javelin
Ben Ramsey (WHS Shot Put

Keeley Davis (WHS) 100 meters, 300-meter hurdles
O’Marrion Jackson (JHHS) 100 meters
Cameron Leonard (JHHS) 300 Meter Hurdles
Quirese Howard (JHHS) Shot Put
Ronneica Kimble (WHS) 200 meters
WHS boys 4×400 Relay Team

Claridy turns in “Elite Performance” at Choudrant Invitational 

On the heels of winning two gold medals at the LLewellyn Starks Invitational on Tuesday, Jalexia Claridy of Weston High repeated the effort by winning the shot put and discus at the Choudrant Invitational on Thursday.

With her 37’3″ effort, Claridy set a new all-time mark in the shot put and became the first Jackson Parish thinclad to earn “Elite Performance” designation this season by Mile Split LA.  

Lexie Millien took second place in the 100 meter hurdles while Raelynn Shell won third place in the Javelin as did the girls 4×200 meter relay team. Juan Gonzalez was the only boys team representative to win a medal, placing third in the shot put. 

Quitman High’s boys and girls had four seconds and four third place finishes combined. Nathan Harvey led the boys  effort by coming in second in both the 110 & 300 meter hurdles. Emma Carter (High Jump) and Kaleigh King in the Pole Vault were the other two silver medal winners. 

King also won third in the 100 meter hurdles, joining Megan Kelley (1600 meters), Taylor Huddleston (1600 meters) and Gage Horton (3200 meter) as bronze medal winners. 

Outstanding Meet Performers 

Girls: Jalexia Claridy (WHS) – won discus and shot put. new school record in shot put. 
Boys: Nathan Harvey (QHS) – took second in 110 and 300 meter hurdles

Gold Medal Winners (1st Place)

Jalexia Claridy (WHS) – Shot put, Discus

Silver Medal Winners (2nd Place)
Nathan Harvey (QHS) 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles
Lexie Millien (WHS) – 100 meter hurdles
Emma Carter (QHS) – High Jump
Kaleigh King (QHS) – Pole Vault

Bronze Medal Winners (3rd Place)
Kaleigh King (WHS)  – 100 meter hurdles
Taylor Huddleston (QHS)- 1600 meters
Raelynn Shell (WHS ) – Javelin
Megan Kelly (QHS) – 1600 meters
Juan Gonzalez (WHS) – Shot Put
Gage Horton (QHS) – 3200 meters
WHS girls 4×200 meter relay team





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