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Last Updated: Apr 18th, 2018 - 08:53:57


Junior Eagles win track district championship
By VAL GAUGHT
Apr 18, 2018, 08:52

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The Crossett Eagle Junior High track teams are now the 2018 District Champions with a score that was triple the amount of the second place team.

Last week, the Junior Eagles ran in their final regular season track meet, The Jr. Cardinal Relays in Camden.

Both the girls and the boys teams brought home individual awards and won relays.

The boys relay team won first place in the 4 by 100 and and second place in the 4 by 400.

Carlos Williams won first place in the 200-meter dash and teammate Lamonte Gillum finished behind him in second. Jackson Moore won the 400-meter dash and Devon Shaw came in second. Desmond Harris placed first in the 1600-meter run and second in the 800-meter run.

Carlos Williams finished first in both the 110- meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.

In the jump events, Dewayne Ashford finished first in the long jump, high jump and triple jump.

Gillum placed second in the shot put throw.

The girls didn’t win their relay, but won four individual events and placed in the top five in nine other categories.

In the 100-meter hurdles, the girls won first, second and third place. Jonetta Givens came in first, Anaya Jones in second and Andreia Jackson in third.
Anaya Jones also won first in the 200-meter hurdles and the triple jump.
Jada Thorton won the pole vaulting event.

After the meet in Camden, the Junior Eagles traveled to Monticello Monday night, where they were named district champions.

The boys won first place in all of the jump events.

Ashford won the pole vault event, high jump, long jump and triple jump with other Eagles coming in behind him to take second third and fourth.

In the long jump, Moore finished third, Carlos Williams third and Tyrique Jones in fourth. In the triple jump, they switched it up and Carlos Williams placed second, Moore third and Tyrique Jones fifth.

The boys also won first second and third place in the shot put. Gillum came in first, Jayden Thurman in second and Brandon Mayweather in third.

In the hurdle events, Carlos Williams won the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.

Desmond Harris placed first in the 1600-meter run and second in the 800-meter run. Devon Shaver beat Harris for first place in the 800-meter run.

The top three places in the 400-meter dash and the 200-meter dash were awarded to Crossett runners as well. In the 400-meter dash, Kameron Williams placed first, Shaver second and Moore third and in the 200-meter dash, Carlos Williams won with Ashford in second and Gillum in third.

In the team relays, the Eagles won first place in the 4 by 400-meter event with runners Gillum, Tyrique Jones, Kameron Williams and Harris.

The boys scored 265 points total points which was almost three times more than the second place team, Star City who scored 90 and the third place Monticello, who scored 87. Hamburg came in fourth with 68 points, Dewitt in fifth with 62. Dollarway finished sixth and Warren seventh.

The girls were just as successful taking first place, or even the first three places, in multiple events.

Givens won both the high jump and the long jump with Anaya Jones placing second behind her and winning the triple jump.

Samone Scott won first place in the shot put event with her teammate Lana Carter placing behind her in second.

Jada Thorton won the pole event and Givens finished behind her in second.
In the track events, the girls took the top three places in the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles.

Givens won the 100-meter dash with teammates Anaya Jones second and Harmony Green in third. Anaya Jones won the hurdle events with Givens and Andreia Jackson falling in behind her.

Anaya Jones also placed first in the 300-meter hurdles, Green first in the 200-meter dash and Akassia Gist placed second in the girls 800-meter run.
The girls also won their relay event, the 4 by 400 meter relay, with runners Green, Thorton, Givens and Anaya Jones.

The girls scored a total of 192 which was almost double the second place team, DeWitt, who topped out at 100 and the third place team Warren, who scored 96. Monticello placed fourth, Star City fifth, Dollarway sixth and Hamburg seventh.

Coach Shanae Govan said the district meet concluded the junior high Eagles track season and she hopes for another district title next year. Rodney Lawson coached this year’s boys track team with the assistance of Kevin Strunk.