Lantrip earns academic honor
Former Ruston High School star Carrie Lantrip of Northwestern State University has been recognized by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an academic All-American for the 2011 season. The Ruston native finished No. 3 in the javelin at the Southland Conference outdoor championships, qualified for the NCAA nationals and finished No. 27 out of 48 participants at that meet. She had a 3.57 grade point average in psychology and registered a season’s best javelin throw of 145-9.