BATON ROUGE — Most young athletes dream of standing on the championship podium, being honored for their success.

BATON ROUGE — Most young athletes dream of standing on the championship podium, being honored for their success.

On Thursday evening at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University, three Vernon Parish athletes realized that dream as they claimed individual gold in the respective events.

Hornbeck senior Jacob Dahlhoff ran away with the 800-meter run title, while the Anacoco duo of sophomores Brent Cosio and Whitney Goins swept the 400-meter dash events.

Dahlhoff crushed his personal record of 2:05 in the 800-meter run, finishing the race with a time of 2:03.05 to claim the title. Cosio also competed in that race, taking fourth with a time of 2:09.14.

Dahlhoff also took third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.68 seconds, while teaming with Donald Barton, Cody Hopkins and Ryan Blanton to pick up fifth place in the 800-meter relay.

Cosio was able to come through with his first individual state championship by claiming first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.38 seconds. He was also a part of Anacoco’s sixth-place finish in the mile relay, teaming with Sam Turnipseed, Chris Baron and Damian Ward to finish the race in 3:46.92.

Goins, who had finished in fourth place in the high jump with a mark of 4-8 earlier in the day, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.23, one of the best times of the season for the sophomore, who had also joined forces with Jordan Toney, Shelby McElveen and Erica Wade for a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter relay.

Goins ended her championship day by teaming with Madison Carey, Sydney Staples and Nicole Fitzgerald in the mile relay, where the Lady Indians finished fifth.

Cosio helped the Indians claim sixth place in the team standings with 38 points, while Dahlhoff and the Hornets were 12th overall with 19 points. Evans registered one point in the meet to finish in 23rd, thanks to Joshua Brack claiming sixth place in the discus.

On the girls’ side, Anacoco was sixth with 36 points, while Evans was 19th with six points, Pitkin 20th with four points and Hornbeck tied for 21st with one point.

Senior Kayli O’Toole and Staples went 3-4 in the girls’ javelin for the Lady Indians, while Staples was also fifth in the girls’ 800-meter run. Erica Wade added a fifth place in the 200-meter dash for the Lady Indians, while Kacie Toney was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Evans’ junior Sarah Brack was third in the discus, while Pitkin’s Charity Snell was fourth in the girls’ 800-meter run. Fifth-grader Hannah Dahlhoff was the lone scorer for Hornbeck as she finished sixth in the 1,600-meter run, perhaps a sign of things to come for the youngster.

The Indians had two athletes procure runner-up finishes as Alex Murray was second in the javelin, while Turnipseed was the runner-up in the 3,200-meter run with an impressive time of 10:42.39.

Turnipseed also took sixth place in the 1,600-meter run.

Michael Mounce was fourth in the javelin for the Indians, while Josh Martin was fifth in the shot put.

The other Hornet to get on the board with points was junior Morgan Quinn, who was sixth in the high jump.