BATON ROUGE —The Lakeside Warriors completed a successful 2011 Track Season by finishing fourth at the AA State championship at LSU.
The Warriors' 52 points trailed John Curtis with 81 points, Episcopal with 62 Points, and Lucher Charter with 61 points. The Lakeside Lady Warriors tallied three points to finish 23rd.
On the track Enrique Soto showed once again why he is rated as one of the topic distance men in the state.
In the 1600 Soto ran a personal best of 4:27.73 as he was nipped at the finish line by Episcopal's Trent Dunbar at 4:27.09. Then Soto ran a personal best and school record 2:01.34 in the 800 placing fifth.
Saving the best for last, Soto powered down the backstretch making up eight meters to defeat Matt Rice, who was Louisiana's Gatorade Cross-Country runner of the year, in the 3200 with a time of 9:58.91 to Rice's 9:58.97. This was the second straight year that Soto has won the 3200.
Chris Lewis finished as state runner-up in the 100 and 200 meter races. Lewis was nipped at the finish line by Lake Providence's Lamar Caraway who was named most valuable track runner in 2A by sports writers covering the meet. Lewis, who had defeated Caraway in both races at Regionals, ran a 10.90 in the 100 and 22.18 in the 200.
Cody Poe finished eighth in the 110 hurdles at 16.18 and the 300 hurdles with 41.90. Zach Levesque turned in one of the most impressive performances of the day in the 3200 where he dropped his personal best by 11 seconds, running a 10:34.12 for seventh place.
The Warriors were led in the field events by Aubrey Miles. Miles placed second in the javelin with a heave of 172'6''.
Taking fourth place in the pole vault with a jump of 13'0'' was Kameron Cawthon. Michael Stephens claimed fifth in the discus with a toss of 135'6''. Jecory Lathan was sixth in the shot at 46'6 3/4". Lathan also finished seventh in the discus at 131'0''. T.J. Carpenter finished sixth in the high jump at 6'2". Carpenter was also eighth in the javelin at 146'11''. Daryl Moore also finished eighth in the long jump at 20'7''.
The ladies were led by Jessica Bridge who recorded a personal best throw of 109'3'' for a fifth place finish in the javelin. Anna Davidson added the other ladies point with a personal best of 12:52.65 for sixth in the 3200.
Davidson also recorded a personal best of 5:54.42 in the 1600. Deedee Quarles finished eighth in the 100 meter hurdles at 18.73. Jasmine Turner also participated in the discus for the Lady Warriors.
For the season the Warrior Track Team won seven out of 10 meets including repeat district and regional championships.
New school records were set by Enrique Soto in the 1600 (4:27.73), the 800 (2:01.34), and cross-country three-miles (15:10. Chris Lewis set school records in the 100 meters (10.41) and the 200 meters (21.48). T.J. Carpenter tied the school record in the High Jump at 6'6".
For the ladies, Hannah Shirely set the 3200 record at 12:20 and also the cross-country three-mile record (19:52.59).
Enrique Soto, Chris Lewis, and Aubrey Miles were AA-All State track performers. The teams were coached by Dan Grantham, David Kidd, and Roger Kirkland.