Cole Stafford, Justin Guillory take Jambalaya Festival wins

Michael Tortorich
Cole Stafford crosses the finish line first in the Jambalaya Festival 5K Saturday morning. Stafford, 15, ran a 17:20.

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Cole Stafford won the 5K and Justin Guillory took the mile run/walk Saturday morning at the annual Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales.

Stafford, 15, runs cross country and track and field for Catholic High. He repeated as champion this year after claiming his first-ever win in 2009. He improved on last year’s 17:56 with a 17:20 this time.

Guillory, 16, runs for East Ascension High. He took the mile run/walk with a 5:10. Guillory also claimed third place in the 5K with an 18:42.

Inder Sehgal claimed the masters title with a 17:33 finish in the 5K.

Michael Frederic won the masters title for the mile run/walk with an 8:37.

Rounding out the top finishers in the 5K were:?Blake Wingett, Garret Tregre, Zach Capello, Keith Balza, Luke Landaiche, Ryne Ledet and Trey Capello.

Angela Stanga was the top female runner with a 22:13. Marilyn Breaux took the masters title with a 25:15.

The Ascension Parish School Challenge entered its 11th year in 2010. The school in the parish with the most entries in the 5K and mile run/walk received the challenge championship trophy to display for the next year.

This year, Central Primary claimed the title. Central Middle had won seventh straight championships. East Ascension High was a close second, while Central Middle took third.

Jambalaya Festival 5K results


Overall: Cole Stafford

Masters:?Inder Sehgal

11 years old and under: Preston Stafford, Reid Ledet, Tanner Adams

12-14: Zach Capello, Ryne Ledet, Trey Capello

15-19:?Justin Guillory, Blake Wingett, Garret Tregre

20-29:?Patrick Doring, Clarence Johnson, Ryan Wimberly

30-39: Joey Jarreau, Mac Duke, Marcus Manuel

40-49:?Keith Balza, Bob Bourgeois, Toby Waguespack

50-59:?Paul Waguespack, Barry Robert, Mike Bueche

60-69:?Glynn Parent, Ralph Tureau, Dickie Lingo


Overall:?Angela Stanga

Masters: Marilyn Breaux

11 and under: Sarah Weber, Carley Hillegass, Kayla

12-14: Chelsea Lee, Danielle Sheets, Claire Hutchinson

15-19: Michelle Bordelon, Laura Knaps, Sarah Connejo

20-29:?Christine Breaux, Aimee Davis, Brittney Beluin

30-39:?Annie Owenby, Bridget Ponzo, Jennifer Pontiff

40-49:?Julie Corliss, Happy Zeller, Bobbi Jo Guerin

50-59:?Ruth Owenby, Paula Berthelot, Sybil Cox

Mile run/walk


Overall:?Justin Guillory

Masters:?Michael Frederic

8 and under:?Cooper Adams, Matthew Rogers, Nicolo Luftig

9-11:?Ryan Gremillion

12-14:?Carson Adams

15-19:?Caleb Tureau, Garrett Tregre, Blake Wingett

20-39: Louis Pontiff, Marcus Manuel

40-59:?Ryan Rogers


Overall:?Sydney Gordon

Masters:?Jody Delatte

9-11:?Abby Gordon, Abigail Loupe

12-14: Morgan Tyler

20-39:?Rebehak Goulas, Karla Hernandez

40-59:?Robyn Tadda, Kelley Landry, Rose Cavalier

Justin Guillory wins the mile run Saturday morning with a 5:10 time. Guillory, 16, placed third in the 5K with an 18:42.