18 La. HS Winners From USATF Region 6 Junior Olympics!


There is one more day of competition in Jackson, Mississippi at the USATF Region 6 Junior Olympics, but Louisiana has already had an impressive showing in the meet which includes athletes from Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. In fact, we counted 18 winners going into the final day of competition.

These will be just a few of the athletes to watch at the National Junior Olympics which will be held in College Station, Texas later this month.

MALIK WORD- The former Airline Viking won the 17-18 boys shot put with a throw of 49-9.75.

HUNTER RIVET -- Rivet, who will soon make his way to Ruston, LA to continue his career with the LA Tech track and field program, won the 17-18 men's discus with a throw of 172-10.

SOPHIA SWINNEY--The distance runner from Anacoco took home the gold medal in the 17-18 women's 2000m Steeplechase.

TOSHAN DELONG- Delong, who runs for Ben Franklin (New Orleans) during the high school season, represented the New Orleans Metro Stars by winning the 15-16 boys' 2000m Steeplechase. 

KINLEE MCDANIEL- The Ultimate Performance throw won the 15-16 girls' hammer with a throw of 27-6.

SAHARA COOPER-OKPALOBI - The thrower with the New Orleans Metro Stars won the 17-18 women's javelin with a throw of 121-0.

COLTON BRASHER- Yet another Ultimate Performance thrower taking home the gold, Brasher won the 17-18 men's javelin with a throw of 173-04.

JAXON TALLEY- The best freshman in the nation made it a sweep in the two oldest age divisions by winning the 15-16 boys' javelin with a throw of 171-07.

RAINE GOLDENBERG- Representing New Orleans Metro Stars, Goldenberg won the 3000m in the 17-18 women's division with a time of 11:16.

JOSEPH RIVET- The younger brother of Hunter Rivet, Joseph has shown this summer that he is ready to take the torch-or discus-and throw with it. Joseph won the 15-16 boys' event with a throw of 168-9. That throw would have ranked No. 6 in the nation among all high school freshmen. Rivet will be a freshman at Alexandria Senior High starting next month. 

ZANIYA CARTER--The thrower with the River Cities Track Club won the 15-16 girls' discus with a throw of 111-0.

JEREMIAH BOUDREAUX- RCTC went No. 1 and No. 2 in the 17-18 men's high jump. Boudreaux, who will soon head to the University of Central Arkansas jumped 6-4.75, edging out his teammate-Huntington's Landon Gibbs. 

TERRANCE HAYS- The long jumper with the SPAR Track Club had an impressive jump in the 15-16 boys' division with a 21-0.75. 

The following pole vaulters all represent New Heights Gym in New Iberia

MADELYNN STELLY-- Won the 15-16 girls pole vault with a jump of 9-6.25

MIRANDA WEEKS--Won the 17-18 women's pole vault with a jump of 10-11.75

EVAN CLOTEAUX-- Won the 15-16 boys' pole vault with a jump of 10-11.75

WILLIAM PRICE--Won the 17-18 men's pole vault with a jump of 14-11.