Tigers dominate at dual meet

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DHS’ Floyd Foster recorded personal best distances in his first place finishes at the Ronnie Rabalais Invitational Friday at DHS.

The DHS track and field team dominated its home meet last Friday with many top-3 finishes for the Ronnie Rabalais Invitational.

Junior Floyd Foster dominated in the field events with personal bests distances and winning the shot put and discus events convincingly. Foster won the discus with a mark of 125’9” and took the blue ribbon in the shot put throw with a mark of 46’7”.

Other boys who competed well were: Tajh Gillard, who finished third in the 200-meter run with a time of 24.59. ‪Tamerick Zachary finished second in the 400-meter run with a time of 55.66, while teammate Chris Smith finished third with a time of 56.31. Percy Cargo finished second in the 100-meter run with a time of 11.66. ‪ Jermaine Collier finished second place in the long jump with a distance of 18'5". Tyler Brown finished third in the javelin throw with a mark of 78 feet, while Kevin Bennett finished second in the javelin throw with a mark of 90 feet. The boys’ 800-meter relay team finished second with a time of 1:37.7

On the girls’ side: ‪the 400-meter relay finished first place with a time of 53.53. The 800-meter relay team finished first with a time of 1:49.05.‪ Kaitlyn Williams finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:05.91. ‪Xenet Carter finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.04 seconds.‪ Carter finished first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.74. Coreyone Howard finished third in the javelin throw with a mark of 52 feet. Paige Mitchell finished second in the javelin throw with a mark of 64 feet. Mekhia Gauthier won the long jump with a distance of 15' 6.5". Kaylynn Foster finished second in the shot put with a throw of 30'1". Foster also ‪ finished 2nd in the girls discus throw with a mark of 65'7". Kenyetta Robinson finished third in the discus throw with a mark of 57 feet.

The Tigers competed against only the Baker High School in a dual-meet as this was the first meet for the Baker team since the funerals of the slain students from their community.

“They were running and competing with heavy hearts, but were happy to participate in the dual meet at DHS,” DHS coach Brian Richardson said. “We thank them for it.”