Barbe's Brennan Travis was the Outstanding Field performer Friday at the B.S. Walker Relays in Sulphur. Travis was first in the discus and second in the shot put. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Saturday, April 05, 2014 8:40 PMSULPHUR — The boys and girls of Barbe’s track and field teams did what they do best Friday, dominate the field events, and it led to them sweeping the annual B.S. Walker Relays at Sulphur High School.
For the second week in a row the Barbe boys used their field events to build a big enough lead to stave off Sulphur.
Leading the charge in the field events was senior Brennan Travis, who took first-place in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 9 inches and second place in the shot put with a throw of 49-6. Travis was given the meet’s Outstanding Field honor, an award he has won at five consecutive meets.
Assisting Travis in the field were Cameron Kocik with first-place in the high jump, Steven Jones with second-place in the high jump, Kirkland Banks with second-place in the long jump and Jake Lee with second-place in the javelin.
“I preach to my field guys that they are the ones who set the tone for the meet, and they always come out and perform,” said Barbe boys coach Eric LeBlanc. “We set that tone then we get on the track and finish the job.”
They followed it up with a strong performance on the track where Trey Quinn took first-place in the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 10.9 seconds and 22.71, respectively.
Leading the way for Sulphur was distance runner Julian Cornwell who picked up Outstanding Track honors. He took first-place in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200- meter races.
Other notable boys performances included Sam Houston’s Tyler Griggers winning the javelin with a throw of 169-01⁄2 and Westlake’s Justin Johnson winning the 110-meter hurdles (15.9).
For the Barbe girls the field events were equally as beneficial.
Despite missing discus thrower Ebony Lewis, the Bucs managed to take first in three events. Peyton Montgomery finished first in the javelin with a throw of 142-1 while Jordyn Barrett took first in the high and triple jumps.
Barrett also took third place in the long jump and earned Outstanding Field honors.
“(Jordyn) has really been great for us this year,” said Barbe girls coach Steven Richard. “Doing three events she does a lot of running back and forth, but she takes care of business and doesn’t complain at all.”
Kellie Webb took home first for the Lady Bucs in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races and tied for Outstanding Track honors with St. Louis’ Kaitlyn Tunks, who took first in the 400- and 800-meter races.