Bienville Parish Track Stars Flourished at 2021 Invitational

According to an article by Under The Radar – NW Louisiana, Bienville Parish Students thrived at the 2021 Invitational. 

The Castor Tigers and Lady Tigers dominated the Bienville Parish Invitational track meet held last Thursday at Castor School.

Castor boys won nine events. Gage Jordan, Joseph Matthews, and Dylan Waters brought gold home for the Tigers in two separate events. Jordan won the 800-meter run and won the Javelin with a 115’ 3” throw. Matthews won the Pole Vault over fellow Tiger Landyn Crow and beat out Jakobe Stevens on the 100 meter dash by 0.12 seconds and a time of 12.72.

Waters won both the Discus and Shot Put with ease.

Castor team won two of the three relays by winning the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400. Other winners for the Tigers were Ashton Tillman (110 m Hurdles), and Austin Cooper (Triple Jump).

The Lady Tigers one-upped the boys and took first place points in 10 events. Senior Emma Guice grabbed two first places in both the Discus and Shot Put. Jalexia Caldwell also garnered two gold medals in the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Castor relay team took two of the three races winning the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400. Other Lady Tiger winners were Kenzie Crawford (1600 m Run), Farrah Mckissack (High Jump), Hailey Nailes (Pole Vault), and Kaylyn Long (Javelin).

Finishing second in the boys division was the Gibsland-Coleman Bulldogs. Jakobe Stevens grabbed two first place medals from the 300m Hurdles and High Jump. The Bulldog relay team captured the 4 x 100 relay gold.

The Lady Bulldogs also capture the runner-up team results. GCHS’s Ke’Honestly Williams showed her speed winning both the 100 and 200 meter dash. Eighth grader Samora Jackson won the 300m Hurdles. The GCHS relay team won the 4 x 100 relay.

Saline Bobcats and Lady Bobcats brought first-place medal back to Southern Bienville parish. Georgia Robinson edged out Gibsland Coleman’s Sampson in the 100 m Hurdle. Titus Jackson won the 400 m Dash. Maddox Williams grabbed the gold medal in the 1600m run.

Arcadia Hornets and Lady Hornets also won three gold medals in the meet. Akylah Tibbs won two events for the Lady Hornets in the 400m dash and 800 m run. Eighth grader Bratreviauntae Ferrell blew out his competition in the 200 m dash by over 2 seconds.

Trevor Williams was the sole gold medal winner for Ringgold as he beat fellow teammate J’bari Adams by less than a foot.

This meet is prepared these teams for the upcoming district, regional, and state meets in the next couple of months. Congratulations to all the participants in the meet.

Source:  Under The Radar – NW Louisiana. “Bienville Parish Track Stars Show Off at Bienville Parish 2021 Invitational.” Accessed March 24, 2021.