DHS track, field competes at St. Amant

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DHS girls’ sprinter Xenet Carter placed second in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles at St. Amant last week.

The DHS boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed at St. Amant High last week and returned home with some top finishes.

Head coach Leia Scott said the girls’ team performed better than “I've ever seen them perform.”

“While we aren't where we want to be just yet, we're definitely headed there,” Scott said.

Sophomore Kaylynn Foster placed fourth in the shot put throw. The 800-meter relay team comprised of Shai Mitchell, Courtland Jenkins, Kelsey Daggs, Xenet Carter placed fourth overall with a time of 1:49 compared to a 1:57 at the beginning of the season. Kelsey Daggs placed second in her heat of the 100-meter and Xenet Carter also placed second in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles. Carter also placed first in her heat of the 400-meter run. Jenkins placed first in her heat of the 300-meter hurdles and fourth overall. Daggs and Mitchell placed first in their heat of the 200-meter run and fifth and sixth overall. The 1600-meter relay team comprised of Jenkins, Kaitlyn Williams, Erica Johnson, Carter placed third. 

On the boys’ side, Floyd Foster recorded a personal record throw in the shot put. Leondre James placed first in his heat of the 100-meter run in his debut. The 400-meter relay consisting of Jaquel Gant, James, Tamerick Zachary, and Percy Cargo placed first in their heat. The 800-meter relay team placed third in its heat.