Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Lewis takes fifth in New York; Collins wins at Byrd Invite

The Lakeside track team stretched from New York City to Shreveport on Saturday and Sunday. While Chris Lewis competed at the National H.S. Indoor Championship in New York, his teammates had a big day at the prestigious Byrd Relays.

On Saturday, Lewis finished second in his 60 meter pre-lim running a 6.84. This moved him to the Sunday semi-finals where he placed second in his heat running a 6.84. Lewis then matched his personal best of 6.81 finishing fifth in the nine-man race in the finals.

Lewis wrapped up the indoor season with championships at Texas A&M invite, the Houston invite, and the division II Louisiana State championship. His 6.81 time serves as the LSU field house and composite high school state record. It also finished as the seventh best U.S. high school time this year. For all four years of Lewis' high school career he has ranked in the top 10 in the nation in the indoor 55 or 60 meters.

At the Byrd invite Shanae Collins had an outstanding day. Collins set a new school record in the long jump with a leap of 17'1" which placed her third only 1 inch behind the winning jump of 17'2". Collins then won the 100 meters dash with a time of 13.1. Collins scored all 16 points for the lady warriors.

In the boys division Eric Greene lead the way running a personal best of 4:50.8 in the 1600 which placed him second. Greene also claimed fourth in the 3200 at 10:50. Cody Robinson ran a personal best of 5:16 in the 1600 as he placed sixth. Also seventh grader Logan Bailey ran a personal best of 5:46 in the 1600.

In the boys field events Darryl Moore and Frankie Miles brought home third place medals. Moore jumped 20'9" in the long jump while Miles cleared 5'10" in the high jump.

Next action for the Warriors will be on Thursday, March 20th, in the Bossier Bearcats Relays which will be held at the Benton Track Complex.






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