by Joseph W. Gex II, Staff Writer

The West Harrison Hurricanes and Long Beach Bearcats made the trip to Pascagoula for the regional championships in track and field this past weekend.  The top four finishers in each event quali- fied for the South State championships that will be held tomorrow at Hattiesburg High School at 11 a.m.

West Harrison swept silver finishes for the boys and girls divisions while Long Beach placed third in the boys and fourth in the girls. Pascagoula swept the team titles at the meet.

The Hurricanes scored 113 points in the boys division. Josh Lane won the discus with a throw of 124’ 3 1/2.”  Lane also placed third in the shot put with a distance of 42’ 9 1/2”.

Other top four four finishers for the Hurricanes include Samuel Harris (discus, 3rd, 113’ 2”; shot put, 2nd, 43’ 8”), Tyson Johnson (triple jump, 2nd, 43’), Andrew Slaughter (pole vault, 4th, 9’ 6”), David Thompson (high jump, 2nd, 6’), the 4x800m relay team of Corey Darby, Zayden Ladner, Demetrice Corbett, Josh Anderson (2nd, 8:55.90), the 4x400m relay team of Jahmad McGowan, Floyd McCray, Jayden Crawford, Cameron Garner (3rd, 3:47.25), the 4x200m relay team of Thompson, Logan McWilliams, Crawford, Devin Goodman (4th, 1:37.24), McGowan (300m hurdles, 2nd, 42.78), Dar- by (800m, 4th, 2:15.51), Anderson (800m, 2nd, 2:12.51; 400m, 2nd, 54.02), and Tyson Johnson (200m, 2nd, 23.22).

Long Beach scored 79 points to place third in the boys division.

The Bearcats were led by the 4x100m relay team Edjuan Trautman, Malachi Brown, Evan Baronne, and Ronnie Brown that won the event with a time of 43.69.

Other top four finishers for the Bearcats include Baronne (100m, 3rd, 11.36), Brown (100m, 4th, 11.42), Jose Garcia (1600m, 3rd, 5:04.88), Addison Carrol (3200m, 4th, 11:26.83), the 4x200m relay team of Trautman, Brown, Baronne, Carmello Barnes (3rd, 1:35.27), the 4x400m relay team of SJ Valentine, Cordarow Fairley, Addison, Scott Jayden (4th, 3:47.97), the 4x800m relay team of Corey Reed, Jack Cropper, Austin Collier, Fairley (3rd, 9:17.02), Andre Wind- ham (triple jump, 3rd, 41’ 6 1/2”), and Jonah Spiers (discus, 4th, 109’ 10 1/2”).

The Lady Hurricanes scored 123.5 points to place second in the team standings for the event.

They were led by event winners Lin’Breisha Lewellyn (100m, 13.37; long jump, 16’ 8”) and Sydnei Barber (discus, 105’).

Other top four finishers include Brianna Harris (discus, 2nd, 92’ 4 1/2”), Kaziah Pritchard (shot put, 4th, 27’ 7”), McKinley Humble (shot put, 2nd, 28’ 8 1/2”), Sarah Warren (triple jump, 4th, 32’ 8 1/2”; long jump, 4th, 15’ 5 1/2”), Deasia Williams (pole vault, 2nd, 8’ 6”), Desiree Lacy (pole vault, 3rd, 7’ 6”), Jewelz Galloway (pole vault, 4th, 7’), Cristian Newton (high jump, 3rd, 5’), the 4x800m relay team of Shaniya Shugart, Jada Whitehead, Harper Ladner, Sara Slaughter (4th, 12:22.83), the 4x400m relay team of Mya Rodriguez, Makeena Holland, Barber, Shugart (3rd, 4:41.51), Rodriguez (300m hurdles, 2nd, 50.71; 100m hurdles, 3rd, 17.92), Shugart (800m, 3rd, 2:43.76), and Alayah Williams (100m, 4th, 13.66).

The Lady Bearcats scored 78 points to place fourth overall in the MHSAA Super Regionals.

Long Beach was led by event winner Tori Washington who won the shot put with a throw of 30’ 1 1/4”. She also placed third in the discus with a throw of 91’ 2”.

Other top four finishers for the Lady Bearcats include Shayla Nguyen (triple jump, 3rd, 33’ 2 1/2”), the 4x200m relay team of Gabby Clark, Jakaiah Lindsey, Aniyah Taylor, Riley Rollison (4th, 1:53.31), the 4x100m relay team of Michelle Klaesi, Nguyen, Sasha Moseley, Collison (2nd, 52.74), Audrey Waite (3200m, 2nd, 13:57.68), Mary Waite (3200m, 3rd, 13:57.70), Keymari Jefferson (800m, 4th, 2:50.43), and Rollison (100m, 2nd, 13.51; 200m, 3rd, 27.78).