DeQuincy's Lester Johnson competes in the third triple jump Friday at the Westlake Rotary Ram Relays. Johnson places second. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:43 AMWESTLAKE — With Ebony Lewis back in the field, the Barbe Lady Bucs had no problem keeping their streak of track victories alive Friday, torching the competition at the Westlake Rotary Ram Relays.
Lewis, who missed the B.S. Walker Relays at Sulphur last week, returned to win the meet’s Outstanding Field honor by taking first-place in the discus and third-place in the shot put.
“Having her back is big,” said Barbe girls head coach Steven Richard. “She has been working really hard. Field events are our bread and butter and we’re glad she is back.”
The Lady Bucs amassed 182 points, 99 more than runner-up St. Louis, which swept all three relays.
Lewis wasn’t alone in the effort, though, as Barbe took first in five of the seven field events, and Koko Daniels added a pair of second-place finishes in the high and triple jumps.
On the track, distance runner Kellie Webb took care of business as usual for Barbe, winning the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 13.93 seconds, a personal record. She took home the Outstanding Track award.
The result was no different for the Barbe boys, who once again pulled out the victory.
“There were some great teams here today, and this win was a total team effort,” said boys coach Eric LeBlanc.
Brennan Travis set a season-high in the discus with a throw of 153 feet, 5 inches and broke through to win the shot put after finishing in second the past two weeks with a throw of 50-71⁄2.
“Brennan had a great today,” LeBlanc said. “He PR’d in the discus and threw really well in the shot put.”
Steven Jones also took a first place in the field events for Barbe, winning the high jump with a height of 6-6.
Travis shared the Outstanding Field honor with DeQuincy’s Jacob Pruitt, who took home first place in the long and triple jumps. It was the sixth consecutive week that Travis won the award.
Winning the Outstanding Track award was Iowa sophomore Darius Janice, who took first place in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.38 and 22.73, respectively.
Other notable performances included St. Louis’ Clayton Sills winning the javelin with a throw of 168-1 and Sulphur’s Brennen Taylor winning the 1,600 meters (4:47.87).