Nautica Caldwell, Jakiya White and Desiree McHenry all qualified for the next round with strong performances at the USATF Southern Association Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held Saturday and Sunday on the LSU campus. Representing the Massey Track Club, all three will compete in the regional meet at Natchez (Miss.) High School, July 5-7.
Competing in the 11-12-year-old division, Caldwell advanced in the 800-meter run and the 80-meter hurdles. She is entering the seventh grade at Delta Junior High.
In the 13-14 year-old age group, White qualified for regional in the 1500m run. Along with Caldwell, White is a seventh grader at Delta Junior High.
McHenry qualified in both the 100m and 200m. A senior-to-be at Bastrop High, McHenry runs in the 17-18-year-old division.