Last Thursday at the Caddo Parish Track and Field Championships the Boys team placed 4th with 85.5 points and the Girls team placed 2nd with 152 points.
The boys continued to dominate middle and long distance events in the parish. Soph LaDann Thomas won the 800m, soph Allen England won the 1600m, and frosh Austin Mikovich won the 3200m. England and Mikovich led the Jackets in scoring as each scored 18 points. Also senior Carlos Doss had a PR in the 200m and soph Zaige Wills had a PR in the 400m. Also senior Jared Banks PRd in 3 events, 300h, 110HH, and High Jump.
The Lady Jackets won 8 events last Thursday. Senior Kyah Loyd led all scoring with 32.5 as she won 3 individual events (100m, 100h, 200m) and ran a leg on the victorious and now Louisiana #1 ranked 4x100 relay team (Nia Johnson, Loyd, Kayla Harrison, Taisheka Porchia). Among the other victories include frosh Kayla Harrison's Louisiana #1 ranked 300 hurdles PR win as teammate soph Taisheka Porchia finished 2nd with a PR and Louisiana #4 ranking respectively. Soph Aleceya Harrison won the 400m in a new PR. Taisheka Porchia win the triple jump. The 4x400 relay also won with the following athletes: Taisheka Porchia, Aleceya, Destiny Jones, Kayla Harrison.
Currently the Lady Jackets are ranked #1 in Louisiana in 5 events, all classes included. Of every school in the state of Louisiana, C.E. Byrd is the only school with more than 2 LA#1 rankings. Those events are 1) 100m, 2) 100h 3) 300h, 4) 4x100 relay, 5) 4x400 relay.
The District 1-5A meet is next on the schedule this Friday at Lee Hedges stadium.