DeQuincy boys win district track meet
By Sammy Smith
DeQuincy High School hosted the District 4-2A track meet for the second year in a row on Friday, Apr. 22.
The meet was rescheduled from it's original date of Apr. 20, due to the excessive rain that had accumulated in the area last week.
Both boys' and girls' team competed very well, but it was the boys' team who was able to come away with their third district title in a row. They were able to accumulate a record-breaking point total of 216 points off of some impressive events.
The Tigers were 108 points away from their closest competition, Kinder High. Not to be out done, the girls worked harder than they had all year against some fierce competition with an impressive 149 points of their own, trailing second place by five points and first place by 19 points. The girls return their full squad back next year and are ready to win a title of their own.
The outstanding performers for the district meet were Junior Stewart Wheeler and Senior Karson Cormier of Kinder in the field events. Junior Chloe Cooper of Kinder and Senior Kendal Royer of DeQuincy were at the top of the point total for the running events. On his way to winning outstanding male track athlete, Royer won the 1-mile and 2-mile for the second year in a row and took second in the 800-meter run.
The Tigers also had other Seniors who competed in their last meet at G. Dalton Faircloth stadium Friday night.
Jhacory Simien, who has led in points many times this season, has also been at the top of the rankings in the state in the 200 and 400 meter run, and the 4 x 200/4 x 400 meter relays in which he has run the anchor leg for.
Jared Nash, who has had a great track career, competed in nearly every event through his career and most recently won the District Pole Vault and took second place in the Javelin with a personal record of 151'6" and ran with the first place 4 x 100 relay team.
Corey Delouche took second place in the 1-mile run for the second year in a row.
In all, the Tigers had 15 boys and 11 girls who qualified for the Regional track meet which will be held at Northwestern State on Thursday, Apr. 28. The top three finishers in each event will move on to the LHSAA state championship track meet which will be held at LSU on Friday, May 6.
Please wish the Tigers well as they try to move on to state. To order a DeQuincy High track t-shirt contact Sammy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.