by Jerry Byrd // North Louisiana Track & Field Correspondent
It’s not often that juniors will have the top performances in the state in both the boys and girls division going into a district meet, but that will be the case Thursday afternoon in Sibley at the District 1-3A Track & Field Meet.
Mansfield junior Kedarious Terrell has the fastest time in Class 3A over 400 meters and will lead the Wolverines in their quest for a district championship. Terrell has a best of 49.30.
Head coach Mychal Word said Terrell “embraces the love of competition and enjoys the bittersweet feeling of running the 400.”
In the girls’ division, North Webster’s Peyten Ware, who broke the North Webster school record as a freshman, has a best jump of 11-0 in the pole vault which ranks No. 2 in 3A.
Ware also leads district 1-3A in the long jump as well with a best of 17-0, which ranks No. 4 in Class 3A.
Both of Ware’s top marks were from the Haynesville meet.
Here are some other athletes, teams, and events to watch for at the District 1-3A Meet.
Loyola Girls’ Team – The Lady Flyers have the top times in four of the eight individual running events and are tied with North Webster with three district leading marks in the field events. If the Lady Flyers perform up to their potential they could bring the school’s first ever district championship back to Jordan St..
The Lady Flyers are led by distance runner Lauren Lindsey. Lindsey has District 1-3A’s best time in both the 1600 (5:46.43) and 3200 (12:46)
Mansfield Girls’ Sprints – Speed kills. And it could kill the Lady Flyers chances for winning district. The Lady Wolverines have two of the best young sprinters in the state. T’la Dewitt is freshman who has posted a best of 25.88 in the 200 meters. That time is the best turned in District 1-3A and ranked in the Top 6 in the state. Her teammate Ly’tykeunna Sicks, who is a sophomore, is right behind her in the 200, but comes into the district meet with a district best of 12.25 in the 100 meters.
Both Dewitt and Sicks combine to give Mansfield a lethal weapon in the girls sprint relays. The Lady Wolverines have District 1-3A’s top 400 relay (50.26) and 800 relay (1:45.96).
Mansfield’s Travion Short – Short has posted the fastest time in both the 100 (10.80) and 200 (22.61). Short is tied for No. 2 in the 100 meters time in Class 3A. Mansfield’s Nick Bailey – Like Short, Bailey has posted the best performances for District 1-3A in two different events. He owns the best high jump (6-0) and 300 hurdle time (44.51).