LAKE CHARLES — The Sulphur Lady Tor track team won for the third consecutive week, while the Tors finished second to Leesville on Friday at the Toyota Gator Relays at LaGrange High School.
The Lady Tors finished with 146 points followed by Leesville at 121 and Washington-Marion at 82.
Sulphur junior Kate Turner paced the Lady Tors with wins in the long jump (16-10) and the 100-meter dash (12.42 seconds). She was .2 seconds off her top time of the season in the 100 but beat LaGrange’s Lisa Rious by .60 seconds running into a stiff headwind with a time of 12.42 seconds.
Sulphur swept the hurdles thanks to Bridget Trahan and Conner Dean. Trahan ran her best time of the season to win the 100-meter low hurdles in 16.53 seconds and Dean won the 300 hurdles in 48.17 seconds.
The Lady Tors got a pair of wins in the field events from Mo Patterson in the shot put (32-6) and Brianna Verdine in the high jump (5-0).
Leesville dominated the running events led by outstanding track performer Faith Outing, who won the 400 (59.90) and 800-meter run (2:32.58). Laini Cota won the 1600 and 3200 and Anika Thomas had the top 200-meter time at 26.11 seconds.
Led by sprinter Efosa Evbuomwan, distance runner Joe Cannata and D’ante Gallashaw in the field events, the Leesville beat the Tors 167-131 for the boys team title.
Evbuomwan, who holds the fastest times in the area in the 100 and 200-meter dash, won three of the four events he ran in. He ran 11.05 seconds in the 100 to beat Lake Charles College Prep’s Solomon Lewis by .2 seconds. He led the Wampus Cats to a win in the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays but was caught at the finish line by LaGrange’s Trevon Broussard in the 200-meter dash. Broussard crossed the line in 22.91 seconds and only .02 seconds ahead of Evbuomwan, who won the outstanding track award.
Cannata swept the distance races, winning the 1600 in 4:54.06 and the 3200-meter run by almost 30 seconds with a time of 11:06.30.
Leesville swept all four relay events with area-best times in the 4x100 (42.53 seconds) and 4x200 (1:28.97).
Gallashaw took home outstanding field honors with a win in the triple jump (41-7 3/4) and a second place finish in the long jump (21-2).
Tor distance runner Jacob Darbonne broke two minutes in the 800-meter run for the second consecutive week with a time of 1:59.90. Gage Rapp breezed to a win in the 400-meter dash, winning by more than a second with a time of 52.04 seconds and Kael Brown continued his dominance in the 110 hurdles after crossing the finish line in 15.55 seconds.
Sulphur’ Matthew Carlson won the shot put (46-10) and Andrew Ellender won the pole vault (10-0).
St. Louis freshman Emma Freeman won outstanding field honors for the fourth time this season. She won the javelin with her top throw of the year, 118-8. She placed second in the discus (96-4) behind teammate Emma Oertling’s winning throw of 101 feet and fourth in the shot put.
The District 3-5A track and field championships will be held at Lafayette High School on Tuesday while the District 4-3A meet will be hosted by Iowa High School.