BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Lakeside Warriors concluded their indoor track season with some outstanding performance at the Division II State Indoor Champions at LSU.
The girls finished with four points while the boys scored 22 1/2 points to finish fourth in the 26-team field.
The Warriors were lead by Enrique Soto. Soto claimed his fifth State Title by winning the 1600 in a Division II record time of 4:27.29 which was three seconds faster than the old record of 4:30.55. Soto used a furious kick on the eigth and final lap of the 200 meter indoor oval to beat St. Thomas Aquinas' Tommy Bracato at 4:29.73.
Soto added this title to the indoor and outdoor 3200's his freshman year, the outdoor 3200 his sophomore year, and the state AA Cross-country title this year. Soto also ran the opening leg on the 4 by 800 Relay which finished fifth with a time of 9:09.51. Zach Levesque, James Taylor, and Eric Greene were other members of this relay.
Levesque also ran a personal bestof 10:23.04 in the 3200 for a fifth place finish. Greene finished 13th in the 3200 at 11.:20.86. Taylor ran a personal best of 4:56.40 for a seventh place finish in the 1600.
Sprinter Chris Lewis renewed his rivalry with Loranger's Jeryl Brazil, a 2013 LSU football commit. Lewis easily won his prelim with a 6.41. Meanwhile Brazil sped to a 6.28 in winning his prelim. In the finals, with Brazil exploding out of the blocks and Lewis with a slight starting stumble, it was a victory for Brazil at 6.65. (second leading time in the nation) to Lewis' 6.33.
Lewis, whose 6.31 at the LSU qualifier is now the fifth best 55 meter time in the nation, is still the fastest sophomore in the nation with the next best at 6.45.
In the field events Chris Kennon added a half point for the Warriors with a 5'8" high jump which gained a tie for sixth place.
Top finisher for the Lady Warriors was Allissa Lander who finished fourth in the 3200 with a time of 12:54.99.
Anna Davidson placed eigth in the 1600 clocking a 6:02.33. Heather Schenck was ninth in the 800 at 2:45.67.
The Lakeside track teams will begin their outdoor season on March 1st at the Benton Tiger Relays which will feature 14 teams. Lakeside will host the Richland Bank memorial Relay on Friday March 23rd which will feature boys and girls teams from 14 schools.
The Lakeside Teams are coached by Dan Grantham and David Kidd.