Lady Leopards dominate early at 15-4A Track & Field meet

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Liberty-Eylau's girls dominated the first day of the District 15-4A track meet. The event concludes Thursday at Liberty-Eylau

 

Liberty-Eylau’s Lady Leopards took what they hope to be the first steps to a state championship in track and field Monday at L-E’s Harris Field.

The Lady Leopards scored 104 points in the field events and 3200 meters during the first day of the District 15-4A Track & Field Championships. North Lamar is second with 34 points.

It’s more competitive in the boys division where Paris is the early leader with 65 points. North Lamar is second with 45, and Liberty-Eylau third at 39. Pleasant Grove and Pittsburg are close behind with 36 and 30, respectively.

There were no relay races in the prelims.

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Twins Kayla and Keeley Norris helped Liberty-Eylau’s girls score 104 points on the first day of the District 15-4A Track & Field Championships at Harris Field in Texarkana.

L-E captures five gold medals

L-E won five gold medals in the field events, finishing 1-2-3 in two events.

Three of those gold medals was won by senior Keeley Norris. She easily won the triple jump with a leap of 38-9 1/2. Kayla Norris was second at 36-0, with teammate Kyla Coston third at 34-9 1/2.

Keeley Norris won the long jump by clearing 18-3 1/4. Teammates Kurstyne Bailey and Skylier Bailey were second and third. Keeley also won the high jump (5-2), Coston was second, and Pleasant Grove’s Grace Pickelman placed third.

The Lady Leopards finished 1-2-4 in the discus. Shakoya Aubrey won with a throw of 104-9. McKenzye Williamson was second, and Phynice Smith fourth. Pleasant Grove’s Macey Adams was third.

If there was a surprise it was Sydney Nard’s win in the shot put with a heave of 34-3. She edged Paris’ Chetori Jones by one inch. Pleasant Grove’s Keshawn Davis and Miaya Ware were third and fourth, respectively.

L-E had no entries in the pole vault, where North Lamar finished 1-2-3. The Lady Hawks’ Jasmin Thomas was fourth.

In the only running final Pittsburg went 1-2-4 in the 3200 meters. North Lamar captured third place.

Liberty-Eylau’s Korbyn White easily wins his heat in the 100 prelims.

Cross wins twice for L-E boys

Senior Isaiah Cross claimed a pair of gold medals for L-E’s boys. He won the high jump by clearing 6-4. Pleasant Grove’s Tvondrick Henry also qualified for next week’s area meet with a fourth place finish.

Cross won the triple jump, leaping 42-11 1/4. PG’s Nick Martin was second at 41-8, with the Leopards’ Beandre Wafer and Chris Lewis finishing third and fourth, respectively.

Pleasant Grove’s Reese Foster was fourth in the discus.

The Hawks’ had two qualifiers in the 3200. Brooks Beck was third, while Lucas Edwards finished fourth.

 

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