Michael Primeaux leads Midland to fifth-place finish at Class B State meet

BATON ROUGE – For Midland’s Michael Primeaux, there’s only one way to go and that’s big.
And that’s exactly what he did Friday evening in the Class B State Track and Field Championships at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
The senior distance runner won both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs and ran a leg on Midland’s winning 4x400-meter relay team in helping lead the Rebels to a fifth-place team finish with 41 points.
Choudrant won the overall team title after tallying 59 1/2 points, Anacoco was second (47), Weston third (45) and Bell City fourth (43).
Primeaux ran a personal best time of 4:34.57 to win the 1600-meter run early in the meet and followed that up with a winning time of 10:12.62 in the 3200.
After completing the grueling two-mile run, Primeaux had less than 10 minutes to recover before joining his relay team in the final event of the evening.
And recover he did.
Primeaux joined Darren Arceneaux, Cody Stutes and Stephen Primeaux, running the second leg of the relay as they walked away with the race in a time of 3:35.92.
Chase Vincent added to the Rebels’ point total by placing fourth in the 1600 in a time of 4:55.82. Andrew Hains added a pair of fifth-place showings in the javelin (150-11) and the 300 hurdles (44.15), Jake Gautreaux was fifth in the 3200 (11:10.27) and Stephen Primeaux was sixth in the 400 (53.39).
Bell City won the team title on the girls’ side with 67 points. The Lady Bruins were followed by Hosanna Christian (53) and Simsboro (49).
The Midland Lady Rebels finished in a three-way tie for 20th place with Grand Lake and Madison Prep. All three scored six points.
Midland’s 4x100 relay team of Kristen Breaux, Brooke Comeaux, Bethany LeJeune and Tori Craigen scored two points with a fourth-place finish (53.20) while Breaux added another two points after placing fifth in the 400-meter run (1:04.00).
The Iota Lady Bulldogs scored 20 points to finish tied for 11th place in the team standings Thursday evening at the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships.
Newman and St. Thomas Aquinas tied for the team title with 45 points while Calvary Baptist was third with 41.
Iota’s Madison Meche placed second in the javelin with a throw of 127-0 and Dominiqua Thomas was second in the triple jump with a leap of 35-1 1/2. Chelsea Welch scored with a fourth-place toss of 96-10 in the discus.
In the boys’ competition, John Curtis claimed the state title with 87 points. Episcopal of Baton Rouge was second with 68 1/2 points and Calvary was third (59).
Iota’s Brandon Fantroy scored six points with a third-place showing in the 110-meter hurdles (14.77).

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