DERIDDER — Sparked by three first-place finishes by senior standout Corey McCoy, the Leesville Wampus Cats captured the District 3-4A boys’ track and field title on Tuesday afternoon at Cecil Doyle Memorial Stadium on the campus of DeRidder High School.

DERIDDER — Sparked by three first-place finishes by senior standout Corey McCoy, the Leesville Wampus Cats captured the District 3-4A boys’ track and field title on Tuesday afternoon at Cecil Doyle Memorial Stadium on the campus of DeRidder High School.

McCoy pulled off the rare double, winning the 110-meter high hurdles and the 100-meter dash in succession, before closing out his day by claiming top honors in the 300-meter hurdles.

McCoy easily won the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.68 seconds, while blazing through the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.04 seconds.

He also won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of 41.15 seconds, while running a leg on the 800-meter relay team, which finished second.

Tallying 32 points, McCoy, who won Outstanding Track honors, sparked Leesville to a district-title winning total of 137 points.

Washington-Marion, led by Outstanding Field winner Christian Edwards, took second overall with 121 points, while Crowley, DeRidder and LaGrange rounded out the top five teams.

Terrell Lucas tied with Washington-Marion’s Jerron Duhon in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.35 seconds, while Andrew Barefield, who was third in the 1,600-meter run, took first place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:30.57.

Nic Teague was solid for the Cats as well, claiming second place in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs, while placing third in the 800-meter run.

The Wampus Cats won just one event in the field as Jaelyn Edwards claimed first in the boys’ javelin with a throw of just over 141 feet.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Cats took fourth in the team standings with 96 points.

LaGrange won the girls’ title with 154 points, while DeRidder was second with 136 points. Crowley took third and Washington-Marion was fifth.

Faith Outing swept the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes for the Lady Cats en route to winning Outstanding Track honors.

Outing also joined forces with Kaulliauna Powers, Arianna Smith and Jarrielle James to win the mile-relay competition.

In the field events, the Lady Cats had a champion crowned as Tyanna Ellis was victorious in the high jump with a height of 4-10.

Ellis was also fourth in the long jump and claimed fifth place in the triple jump.

James and Smith also placed in other running events for the Lady Cats.