Olivia McCreary and the 4 x 400-meter relay team left LSU as state champions while leading Ouachita Christian to a third-place finish in the team standings at the LHSAA Class 1A Track and Field Outdoor Championships Friday afternoon.
McCreary won the javelin with a distance of 127-0. Emily Bacilla of Westminster was runner-up with a mark of 120-11.
Sara Shivers, Allie Rae Hamby, Peyton Owens and Jayden Ellerman carried the baton to the tune of 50.40 for the Lady Eagles in the 4 x 100m relay. Zarnavia Henderson, Taylor Critton, Unique Johnson and Erin Franklin of Haynesville were second at 50.89, narrowly edging out the Lafayette Christian contingent of Sydney Malveaux, Melia Sylvester, Madison Rideau and Autumn Chaisson (50.90).
Haynesvile and Lafayette Christian were declared co-state champions with 71 points apiece, followed by OCS with 50, Merryville with 40 and East Iberville with 27. St. Frederick was 15th with 16 points.
OCS turned in a podium finish in the 4 x 400m relay as Shivers, Rebecca Robertson, Owens and Ellerman were clocked at 4:14.68.
On the individual side, Ellerman capped a strong all-around meet with a state runner-up finish in the 300m hurdles (48.12) and a fourth-place showing in the 100m dash (12.83).
Marissa Tell won the 300m hurdles with a 47.32 readout to edge out Ellerman for first place. Emery Wirtz also picked up a point for the Lady Eagles, placing sixth at 51.29. Besides winning the javelin, OCS received points in the field in the pole vault, discus and high jump.
Meghan Woods and Gracie Chen were fourth in the pole vault (8-06) and high jump (4-10), respectively.
Allison Bentley and McCreary went 5-6 in the discus with measurements of 97-11 and 92-11.
Rounding out the Lady Eagles’ field competitors, Hamby was seventh in the high jump at 4-08.
Highlighted by fourth-place finishes in the shot put, 400m and 4 x 400m relay, St. Frederick scored in five events.
Caroline Reed and Logan Foote were 4-5 in the 400m with times of 1:03.36 and 1:03.71 while Alyssa Dismuke took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 36-05.50.
Foote, Mary Margaret Hayden, Laura Henneman and Reed were clocked at 4:15.83 for fourth place in the 4 x 400m relay.
Victoria Frusha contributed two points by finishing fifth in the pole vault (7-0).
Foote, Reed, Mary Margaret Hayden and Henneman placed seventh in the 4 x 200m relay (1:52.13), while Elsie Tramontanna took eighth in the 3200m (14:01.57) and Anna Kate Petrus was ninth in the 1600m (6:32.43).