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Wildcats are ASC Champions

My Sheri A'Mour Johnson leads the Wildcats Track and Field to its first ASC championship.  -- Haleigh Lachney photo

Essence Alexander, My Sheri Johnson, and Rami Mitchell revel as champions in the moments of success.  -- Haleigh Lachney photo


For the third straight year Louisiana College track and field made program history at the American Southwest Conference championship meet. After titles in the high jump, long jump, and javelin the last two seasons, the Wildcats earned their first track titles, both in an individual event and team events.

"For an athletic program to rise to the top of the conference in only three years is an achievement worthy not only of the ASC championship, but also deserves the highest praise," said Dr. Rick Brewer, president of LC.

"I congratulate the individual athletes for their hard work and for implementing a commendable effort in teamwork," he said. "Specifically, I applaud the superlative leadership of Coach LaTonya Loche, who was a track and field standout in college, too."

Senior runner My Sherie Johnson took home LC's first track conference championship in any event on Saturday afternoon. After qualifying third overall on Friday, Johnson took home the title in the 400 meters on Saturday with a time of 57.63. The mark was over two second faster than her qualifier and almost a full second faster than her nearest competitor. Essence Alexander finished in the eight spot in the race at 1:03.18.

The Marksville native wasn't done helping the Wildcats make history on the track either, as she was a member of the women's 4x400 meter relay team that also took home the conference championship. Johnson, along with Essence Alexander, Rami Mitchell, and Qwaniqua Howard took the top spot as the first women's and first relay team to earn a conference meet top finish with a time of 4:02.37.

It was a very successful final day for the Wildcat track and field team with other notable finishes included below.

WOMEN - finished with 48 total points (6th of 8 teams)
100m - Rami Mitchell placed fifth with a time of 12.55
200m - My Sherie Johnson took third with a time of 26.15 while Rami Mitchell was sixth at 26.52
4x100m Relay – team of My Sherie Johnson, Qwaniqua Howard, I'Nyah Kately, and Rami Mitchell placed third with a time of 50.64
Javelin – Gracie Lacroix followed up her 2018 first place finish with a silver throwing a mark of 126' 2"

MEN - finished with 14 points (8th of 8 teams)
100m – Desmond Bowers took home third fastest man at the meet with a time of 11.10
4x100m Relay - team of Desmond Bowers, Brandon Hayden, Malik Williams, and Hosie Thomas IIIfinished sixth in the realy with a time of 44.27
4x400m Relay - team of Desmond Bowers, Ryan Smith, Malik Williams, and Hosie Thomas III was fifth with a time of 3:35.33
Shot Put - Turran Fennix threw a distance of 37' 5" to take the eighth spot in the event.