Bay, Hancock & Pass compete in Picayune track & field meet
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Apr 9, 2013, 18:35
The Bay High Tigers, Hancock Hawks and the Pass Christian Pirates all competed in the Picayune Invitational track and field meet held on Friday.
The Hancock Hawks placed second in the boys’ team standings with 86 points. Gulfport was the winner with 105 points. Picayune was third with 82 points followed by Long Beach with 75.50, Pass Christian 56.50, Poplarville 55.50, Bay High 49 and Pearl River Central with 43.50 points.
Hancock was led by first place finisher DJ Riley in the 800m run with a time of 2:07.27. Justin Long won the 110m high hurdles with a time of 16.56 and placed second in the 300m hurdles and high jump.
Other top three finishers were Aaron Fairley (2nd, 200m), Darren Cuevas (3rd, 3200m), Logan Jones (2nd, pole vault), Dondra McMooain (3rd, triple jump)and Ryan Furrey (3rd, discus). The Hawks’ 4x400m relay team placed third in the event.
Pass Christian had three top three finishers in Marcus Washington who placed third in the 200m dash, Ian Story who took third in the long jump and Prescott Williams who tied for second in the high jump.
Bay High was paced by Justus Williams who remained undefeated in the high jump this season with a top height of 6’2”.
The Tigers had three other top three finishers in Rashad Williams who placed third in the 400m dash, Colin Byrd took third in the 110m high hurdles and D’Quan Lewis second in the long jump.
In the girls’ team rankings, Gulfport claimed the title with 126 points followed by Poplarville with 100, Pass Christian 98, Picayune 94.50, Hancock 60.50, Long Beach 60, Bay High 44 and Pearl River Central with 18 points.
The Lady Pirates were led by event winner Devin McGee in the 800m run with a time of 2:31.00. Other top three finishers were Mara Baker (2nd, 400m; 3rd, triple jump), Aija Baker (2nd, 1600m), Tiffany Bailer (2nd, 3200m), Dominique Howard (3rd, 300m hurdles), Alexis Dedeaux (3rd, long jump), Maya Kristman (3rd, shot put) and Julia Kristman (2nd, discus). The Lady Pirates’ 4x100m relay team placed third and the 4x400m relay team placed second.
The Hancock Lady Hawks had an event winner in Anna Poteet who took top honors in the 1600m run with a time of 6:02.50. Poteet also claimed third in the 800m run.
Other top three finishers for the Lady Hawks were Katie Portrey (3rd, 3200m), Irahuana Brunette (3rd, 100m hurdles) and Ariel Whavers (3rd, high jump).
The Bay High Lady Tigers were paced by top three finishers Breanna Smith (3rd, 100m) and Ba’riah Guillotte (2nd, high jump).