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Makeriah Harris Runs 13.49/41.49 Hurdles Double For Scotlandville In Class 5A Tie With Zachary

By Doug Binder, DyeStat Editor

In a state meet that concluded late at night due to lengthy weather delays (May 4-6), Scotlandville and Zachary tied for the Class 5A girls team championship with both teams landing on 70 points.

Makeriah Harris, who broke Ali Armstrong’s all-time Louisiana best in the 300-meter hurdles earlier this season, helped Scotlandville retain a piece of the title it won in 2022. She won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.49 seconds and 300 hurdles in 41.49 and also anchored the winning 4×200 relay (1:36.80). 

Harris’ teammate Sade Gray won the 100 in 11.86 and repeated her 200 title with 24.35 seconds. The two juniors combined for 40 individual points.  

Zachary, meanwhile, got 35 points from Jaydan Jackson and Ambria Langley, who went 1-2 in the discus late in the meet to catch Scotlandville. Jackson also won the shot put (44-1.50) as Langley was third in that event. 

Baton Rouge Catholic retained the 5A boys title as senior Winston DeCuir anchored a victory in the 4×400 relay and placed second in both the 400 (48.06) and 800 (1:52.42). Hurdler Louis Rudge was second in the 110-meter hurdles (14.13) and third in the 300 (37.71). The team also got a lift from javelin champion Paul Catalanatto Jr, who threw 201-9. 

The distance crew from Jesuit of New Orleans got a 1-2 finish in the 1,600 meters from Michael Vocke (4:15.60) and Jack DesRoches and another 1-2 sweep in the 3,200 with Patrick Dowd and Robert Buisson

Junior Armani Cargo from John Ehret won the 100 meters in 10.45 seconds and the 200 in 21.15. 

Rhen Langley of Zachary ran a state-leading time of 1:51.55 to win the 5A boys 800 meters. 

Justin Horne of John Curtis Christian swept the hurdles races with 13.82 in the 110-meter race and 37.25 in the 300s. 

Rachel Fereday of Dutchtown won the 5A girls 800 meters in 2:11.75, missing the all-time Louisiana best by just .01 seconds. 

National leader Trinity Spooner of South Beauregard won the Class 3A girls javelin title with 156-6.

Sophomore Hannah Boullion of St. Louis won the girls 3A 400 meters in a state-leading time of 55.05 seconds. Her team repeated as state champion. 

Tristan Goodly of Westlake won the 3A boys long jump with 23-0 and the triple jump with 48-9.75. 

Team Champions – 

Class 5A – Baton Rouge Catholic boys 68 points, Scotlandville and Zachary girls 70 points (tie) – RESULTS


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