The Hahnville girls track and field team placed eighth of the 28 competing teams at the Class 5A state track and field meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium Saturday, highlighted by a pair of top three finishes by Alexandra Johnson and another by Kevell Byrd.
Byrd finished third in the 200 (24.36) and seventh in the girls 100 (11.99). Johnson took second in the 800 (2:18.14) and third in the 400 (56.65).
The team finish was a strong conclusion for one of the program’s strongest rosters in years, which earned its first district championship in several seasons this year.
The 4×200 relay team (Kevell Byrd, Alexandra Johnson, Genesis Lee and Na’Chaye Holmes) finished sixth (1:42.33). The 4×400 relay team (Kevell Byrd, Genesis Lee, Alexandra Johnson, Na’Chaye Holmes) took seventh (4:03.80). Mallory Whitaker finished sixth in the high jump (1.52). Kayla Lavin finished eighth in the pole vault (3.19).
For Destrehan, Enaya Kimble finished seventh in the shot put (10.28). Destrehan’s 4×100 relay team took eighth (Kaylee Keller, Amiree Henderson, Ja’Leah Gibson and Breion Richard, 50.18) and the 4×200 team (Ja’Leah Gibson, Amiree Henderson, Sydney Hymel and Breion Richard) took ninth (1:48.66). Kaylee Keller finished ninth in the 100 hurdles (16.99).
On the boys side, Hahnville’s Jerrick Lucas captured third in the 110 hurdles (14.63) and eighth in the 300 hurdles (41.68). Billy Davis finished fourth in the high jump (1.97). Cincere Simmons took fifth in the discus (40.89).
Destrehan’s Eli Taffi finished sixth in the boys discus (39.21). Daniel Blood finished eighth in the triple jump (13.02).