BATON ROUGE — The Lakeside Warriors took 10 athletes to the State AA Track Championship at LSU in Baton Rouge last week.
All 10 scored by finishing in the top six. Five of the competitors finished as 2A All State performers by finishing in the top three. Two of the five All-Staters were All-State in two events. Chris Lewis was All-State in three events.
Lewis swept the 100 and 200 meter dashes. In what was the coldest state championships Lewis blazed to a 10.46 100 meter victory. Even though it broke the old 2A record of 10.53 it was wind-aided. Lewis also dominated the 200 running a school record personal best of 21.46.
Lewis also ran the opening leg of the second place 400 Relay. The relay made up of Lewis, Darryl Moore, Maurice Moore, and Howard Roberts sped to a 43.08 finishing behind John Curtis.
Darryl Moore came back to finish third in the 400 running a school record of 50.87. Moore also finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 20' 8 1/2". Moore, Lewis, Moore, and Deangelo joiner ran a season best 3:30.63 to finish fifth in the 1600 Relay. Lewis clocked a 50.0 on his leg of that relay.
Senior Enrique Soto finished a stellar high school career by finishing third in the 1600 at 4:29.21 and third in the 3200 at 9:37.18. Soto was All-state for the fourth straight year. He also ends his career as the school record holder in the indoor and outdoor 800, 1600, and 3200 runs.
He also holds the outdoor one-mile and two-mile record and the three-mile Cross-Country record. Senior James Taylor finished sixth in the 3200 running a time of 10:21.12.
This was the second best time for Taylor, a two-time All-Stater in Cross Country. Rounding out the scoring for the Warriors was Tremindeous Miller who threw the shot 45'5" for sixth place. The
Warriors guys finished fourth overall scoring 51 points to finish behind John Curtis (137 pts), Evangel (52), and Episcopal (58).
In the girl's division Shanae Collins took fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16'4". Collins also took fifth in the 100 at 12.61. Collins, a junior, set the long jump record earlier in the season. Eighth grader Alisa Lander placed fourth in the 3200 tying her school record best of 12:11. Lander set new 1600 and 3200 meter school records this season. The ladies finished with 10 points and an 18th place finish.
Enrique Soto, Chris Lewis, Darryl Moore, Maurice Moore, and Howard Roberts all finished as AA-All Staters. Lewis joined former sprint star, Nancy Shelton, to claim 100 and 200 Sprint Titles at the same state meet.
Coaches Dan Grantham and David Kidd were pleased with the meet and the season as the Warriors were once again District and Regional Champions.