Locals place at state track meet

STATE CHAMPION - Rayne High’s Tristan Mouton clears a hurdle as she claimed the 4A state championship i the 300-meter hurdles. The junior also placed third in the 100-meter hurdles. (Photo Courtesy/Jason Faul)

REPEAT CHAMPION - Notre Dame’s Hunter Stelly claimed the 3A state championship in the javelin for the third straight year with a throw of 188-5. (Photo Courtesy/Christell Faul)


By Lisa Soileaux

BATON ROUGE - Looks like track on the state level for the 2014 season was in the hands of the ladies this year.

 Rayne High was well-represented at Saturday’s 4A State Track Meet on the LSU campu as the Lady Wolves placed 13th overal with 17 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Wolves was junior hurdler Tristan Mouton. She claimed the state championship in the 300-meter hurdles (45.72) and a place on the podium for the 100-meter hurdles with a third place finish (15.91).

“I’ve been working for this all season,” stated Mouton on her championship in the 300. “I was nervous cause the heat times were close but it worked out. I’ve been working towards a 46 time and that’s what I got for the win. That felt good, getting my goal.”

Teammate Taylor Arceneaux returned to the state meet for her senior campaign. She placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 102-8.

In the 3A championships also held Saturday, a couple of ladies led the Lady Pios of Notre Dame to a ninth place finish with 21 points.

Erin Trahan claimed the top spot in the 1600-meter run (5:28.22) with her best time of the season. She also placed fifth in the 800-meter run (2:31.94).

Joining Trahan with a place in distance was teammate Aline Gossen who claimed a fourth place finish in the 3200-meter run (12:01.75).

In the field for the Lady Pios was Grace Morgan who placed third in the high jumping clearing 5-0.

The lone local male participant Saturday was Notre Dame’s Hunter Stelly. The senior returned for his third championship in three years. The UL-Lafayette signee, who was nursing a sore elbow, gave a 188-5 toss, just one foot off the state record.

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