There were huge PRs and season bests at the District 1-5A Track & Field Championships for the Yellow Jackets. 25 BYRD athletes (15 girls, 10 boys) will move on to REGIONALS at Alexandria Senior High School in Alexandria, LA on Thursday, April 26th. The girls qualified in 16 of 18 events and finished runner up in the team scoring. The boys qualified in 11 of 18 events and finished 3rd in the team scoring. The following athletes finished top-4 and qualified to Regionals.
District champs include Claire White (800m 2:26.05 PR), Mairead Smith (300m Hurdles), Jonnai Jones (high jump), LaDann Thomas (800m), Oluwagbenga Ojemakinde (discus), and the boys 4x400 relay (Avaunte Steward, Zackary Lewis, Zaige Lewis, LaDann Thomas) in a season best 3:27.65.
2nd place finishers include Bryn Peters with two huge PRs (1600m 5:37.53, 3200m 12:18.43), Aleceya Harrison (400m 1:00.24 PR), Nia Johnson (triple jump 33-2), Emily Clarke (pole vault 8-6), Jalin Thomas (100m 10.95), Donavon Jackson (400m 50.92), and Allen England (1600m 4:27.26 huge PR, first time under 4:30).
3rd place finishers include Jonnai Jones (javelin 97-8 PR, shot put 31-8.5 PR), Kayla Harrison (100m 12.64), Nia Johnson (long jump 16-3), Girls 4x200 (Cyntericka Gatson, Alissa Lane, Foluwa Desalu, Aleceya Harrison 1:47.01 season best), Girls 4x400 (Claire White, Cyntericka Gatson, Mairead Smith, Aleceya Harrison 4:16.99), Avaunte Steward (400m 50.98 PR), Allen England (3200m 9:55.10 big PR, first time under 10:00), and the Boys 4x200 (Jalin Thomas, LaDann Thomas, Zackary Lewis, Zaige Wills, Avaunte Steward 1:31.68).
4th place finishers include Aleceya Harrison (200m 26.46 PR), Miranda Milner (1600m 6:00.47), Grace Loftin (3200m 13:03.39, just off her PR by 0.02s), Girls 4x100 (Nia Johnson, Alissa Lane, Brandi Davis, Foluwa Desalu 52.12), Jalin Thomas (200m 23.27 PR), Austin Mikovich with 2 big PRs (1600m 4:32.54, 3200m 9:58.85 first time under 10:00), Jonathan Plaza (128-0 Javelin), and LaDann Thomas (300m hurdles 44.77).