Updated at 7:04 PM LHSAA/State Farm Track & Field Meet (Girls)
Bastrop senior sprinter Desire McHenry enters the LHSAA/State Farm Track & Field Meet as the Class 4A No. 1 seed in both the 100-meter dash and the 200m. Classes 3A, 4A and 5A will all compete today at Bernie Moore Stadium on the LSU campus.
McHenry, a Northwestern State signee, placed runner-up in the 200m (24.84) and fifth in the 100m (12.22) at the 2012 State Meet. During an injury-plagued junior season, she was fifth in state in the 200m and did not qualify in the 100m.
Returning to form this season, she has qualified for the State Meet in four events.
In what is expected to be a tight race, McHenry carries a seed time of 12.22 into Baton Rouge. Following closely are Nicole Henderson of McDonogh #35 at 12.26 and Dajah Guidry of Northside at 12.27.
The same three contestants are neck-and-neck as the top three seeds in the 200m. McHenry and Guidry are virtually even at 25.30 and 25.31, respectively, followed by Henderson at 25.52 and Imani Mulmore of Edna Karr at 25.62.
Bastrop will be represented in all three relays races after placing second in the 4 x 400m and third in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m at the Region I-4A Meet, held Wednesday, April 30 at Benton High School.
McHenry, Devondria Jones, Jessica Gray and Sharay Hyde are the No. 5 seed in the 4 x 400m with a time of 4:13.05. Jakiyah Jones and Dineshia Chatman are listed as alternates for the Lady Rams.
Destini Davis, Jalijah Wheeler, Gray and Rosalyn Carson are the No. 8 seed in the 4 x 100m after being clocked at 51.09 in the Regional. Alternates for the Lady Rams are Devondria Jones and Tappin.
Tappin, Gray, McHenry and Carson are the No. 7 seed in the 4 x 200m with a 1:46.01 readout.
Gray is the No. 9 seed in the 400m at 1:03.88. Listed as alternates are Davis and Devondria Jones.
Bastrop tallied 15 points to finish 12th in the team standings at last year's State Meet.
Michelle Hardin, who now plays basketball at Baton Rouge Community College, led the Lady Rams by finishing as the state runner-up in the shot put for the second straight year.
Davis, Stataisjia Johnson, Gray and McHenry teamed up for a fourth-place finish in the 4 x 100m relay (49.25), while Rodeisha Heard, Khadejia Tyler, Gray and Hyde were sixth in the 4 x 400m relay (4:17.14).