Locals fare well at state meet
BATON ROUGE – Notre Dame’s Hunter Stelly successfully defended his title in the Class AAA javelin Saturday and he did it without hardly breaking a sweat.
Notre Dame’s talented junior unleashed a winning throw of 201 feet, 6 inches in the preliminary round of the event, which was much more than he needed in winning the title for the second year in a row.
Port Allen’s Darian Claiborne was a distant second with a throw of 180-0 while Dominic Govermale of North Vermilion was third (165-2).
Stelly’s toss, which was better than his winning throw of 187-6 in 2012, was the highlight of the meet for the Acadia Parish contingent participating in the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
He also scored a fifth-place finish in the shot put (49-6 ½) to account for all 12 of Notre Dame’s points, which was good enough for a 16th-place finish in the team standings.
Jewel Sumner successfully defended its 3A championship and won the meet with 86 points. North DeSoto, which ended Crowley High’s winning streak in last week’s regional meet, finished second with 59 points and Lusher Charter was third with 41. Crowley High scored 27 points to finish seventh in the team standings in the field of 33 teams.
Crowley’s Rontrevius Forman scored eight of the Gents’ 27 points. He earned a podium spot with a third-place finish in the 1600-meter run (4:39.16) and he also placed fifth in the 3200-meter run (10:31.86).
Crowley’s 4x400-meter relay team of Kirk Poullard, Tyler Credeur, Thomas Cavell and Chanz Moore also took home a third-place finish after posting a season-best time of 3:25.44.
The Gents’ team of Poullard, Moore, Tyler Castille and Damon Malbrough added a fourth-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:29.91.
Moore added a fourth-place showing in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.15 and Cavell was sixth (51.39). Poullard finished sixth in the 800-meter run (2:04.05).
Donaldsonville won the team girls’ title with 58 points. They were followed by Abbeville (48) and McMain (40).
Crowley’s two-person team of Mercedes Rogers and McKenzie Jabusch scored 19 points to lead the Ladies to a 12th-place finish while Notre Dame and Brusly finished tied for 27th place with six points each.
Rogers scored a total of 18 points for the Ladies. She placed second in the triple jump (36-2), third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.82) and fourth in the long jump (16-8). Jabusch was sixth in the javelin (95-4).
Notre Dame’s Aline Gossen raced to a fourth-place finish in the 3200-meter run (12:47.86) and Erin Trahan was fifth in the 1600-meter run (5:52.38).
Rayne’s Tanner Wilson scored three points for the Lady Wolves, who tied for 30th place with North DeSoto. She was fifth in the triple jump (34-11 1/2) and sixth in the 400-meter dash (1:02.35).
MECHE SETS 2A
RECORD IN JAVELIN
Iota’s Madison Meche unleashed a throw of 133-7 in the javelin Friday to win the event and set a new state record in the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships.
Meche’s throw topped the previous record of 132-7 that was set in 2010 by Kinder’s Alexus Lavan.
Cambri St. Andre also scored a sixth place finish in the 100-meter dash (16.96) to give Iota a 17th place team finish with 11 points.
Menard won the meet with 64 points. Episcopal followed with 59 points and Newman was third with 44.
The Midland Rebels scored 22 points and finished tied for 10th place with Lacassine in the team standings Thursday at the Class B State Track and Field Championships.
Madison Prep won the team title with 79 points while Anacoco was second with 67. Weston was third with 66 points.
Midland’s Devin Gautreaux scored six points with a third-place showing in the 800-meter run (2:07.23) and Darren Arceneaux was third in the 400-meter dash (52.92). Stephen Primeaux added a fourth-place finish in the 400 as well (53.21).
Arceneaux, Gautreaux and Premeaux also teamed with Randy Primeaux to place third in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:41.34.
Midland’s Lady Rebels scored three points on the day.
Kristen Breaux placed fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:05.18) and then teamed with Brooke Comeaux, Bethany LeJeune and Tori Craigen for a sixth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay (54.38).