Lady Tiger track, field continues to stand out

Senior sprinter Beaunca Lewis bursts to speed as the first leg of the 400-meter relay team at the DHS home meet this season.

The DHS girl’s track and field team is continuing to show it can compete at a high level in any meet this season with its latest showing at the Pelican Relays at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

Senior Maiya Miles in the sprint events often leads the team. Miles finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.57 seconds, while senior Beaunca Lewis finished fifth with a time of 12.93 seconds.

Miles also picked up some points in the 200-meter dash with a fifth place finish in a time of 26.99 seconds. Lewis claimed the only top-finish of the day for the sprinters with a first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.10 seconds.

The team also held its own in the relay races finishing second in the 400-meter relay in a time of 51.17 seconds. The team was comprised of seniors Kaylynn Joseph, Ka’Lynn Jupiter, Lewis, and Miles.

The team took home the blue ribbon in the 800-meter relay with a first place finish in a time of 1:44.58 comprised of Miles, Joseph, Jupiter, and Lewis.

In the field events Joseph finished fifth in the long jump competition with a mark 15’ 3.25”.

Senior Patrice West continued her dominance in the throwing event with a first place finish in the shot put throw with a distance of 35’6”. She also finished second in javelin throw with a mark of 87’3”.

On the boy’s side, sophomore Floyd Foster was the only competitor to earn some points for the Tigers. He finished third in the discus throw with distance 117’ 7” and he earned a sixth place finish in the shot put throw with a mark of 41’7” good for one point.