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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Michelle Hardin sets PR in shot put

  • Oil City Relays (Girls)
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  • Michelle Hardin set a personal record in the shot put and Desiree McHenry won the 100 and 200 meters to highlight the Bastrop Lady Rams' showing in the Oil City Relays, hosted by El Dorado High School on Friday afternoon.
    Hardin, last year's Class 4A state runner-up, won the shot put with a throw of 39-7.
    “If Michelle keeps throwing like that, she has a chance to get a gold medal in May,” Bastrop coach Sedarrin Freeman said.
    McHenry swept the short sprints, giving the Lady Rams three first-place finishes at the meet.
    “Desiree is getting healthy and starting to run pretty well,” Freeman said. “I think her times are going to continue to drop as the weather warms up.”
    Dineshia Chatman was strong in the distances, placing second in the 3200m and third in the 1600m.
    Sherry Hyde was second in the 400m.
    “Out of everybody, Dineshia has surprised me the most,” Freeman said. “Dineshia has turned over a new leaf. Hard work pays off and she has really been putting in the work. I'm real, real proud of Dineshia.”
    Bastrop's relay teams also had a solid day, finishing runner-up in the 4 x 100m and third in the 4 x 400m.
    Destiny Davis, McHenry, Tierra Brooks and Gray moved the stick in the 4 x 100m, with Aneicia Payton, Khadijah Tyler, Gray and McHenry carrying the stick in the 4 x 400m.
    Gray added a sixth-place finish in the 200m, while Payton was sixth in the 400m.
    Bastrop will participate in the Ouachita Relays on Thursday.

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