SPORTS

Dutchtown sweeps District 6-5A meet

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown’s Jeff Boudreaux, St. Amant’s Nick Morris and Dutchtown’s Alex Braud race in the 1,600 meter run. Boudreaux won in 4:32.17, while Braud was second in 4:41.10 and Morris placed third in 4:46.16.

BOUTTE - Dutchtown’s boys won the final event to push past St. Amant 134-127 for the District 6-5A championship Wednesday night at Hahnville High’s Fighting Tiger Stadium.

“We are excited about what our kids where able to do to win a district championship,” Dutchtown head boys’ coach Chris Carrier said. “We have a great coaching staff and we knew St. Amant had a lot of quality in the field but we had some quality also. You want to advance as many people as possible. We are just going to go back to work tomorrow to get the kids ready for regionals.”

Dutchtown’s girls ran away with the district championship scoring 205.5 points to complete the sweep.

“It was a solid team effort across the board with the girls. Everybody contributed in every area and we qualified a lot of people. You never know what is going to happen at regionals. At this point, you just have to compete hard.”

Destrehan placed third on the boys’ side with 80 points, followed by Hahnville with 72, East Ascension with 70 and East St. John with 67.

On the girls’ side, Hahnville placed second in overall standings with 111 points, followed by East Ascension with 76, St. Amant with 63.50, East St. John with 59 and Destrehan with 31.

The Griffins and Gators were knotted up 124-124 going into the 1,600 meter relay, but Dutchtown’s relay team of Blake Dowdy, Jeff Boudreaux, Russel Neal and Shaquille Brown left little doubt winning in a time of 3:29.30.

“It didn’t slip away,” St. Amant head boys’ coach Dwayne Thomassee said. “We are very proud of our kids the way they competed. We knew we would have to have pleasant surprises in a few areas because there were a  point differential between us and Dutchtown when we looked at seedings. We are real strong in the field but we just didn’t have enough juice on the track. We got a lot of quality going to the regionals so we are excited.”

St. Amant’s Wayne Douglas was named outstanding field performer after winning both the long and triple jumps and East Ascension’s Lynnika Pitts was named girls’ outstanding field performer after winning both the high and triple jumps. Douglas also won the 110 meter hurdles.

Dutchtown’s boys qualified a total of 18 for the regional meet Thursday at Catholic High. St. Amant qualified 17 total, while East Ascension will send nine. The top four finishers at the district meet advance.

On the girls’ side, Dutchtown qualified a total of 27, while East Ascension and St. Amant will each send nine.

Douglas won triple jump with a leap of 45-11.50 and the long jump leaping 21-07, while taking the 110 hurdles in 14.79.

Pitts won the high jump clearing 5-03 and the triple jump with a leap of 38-07 1/4.

Dutchtown’s Alex Braud won the 3,200 meter run in 10:29.60 and placed second in the 1,600 meter run crossing in 4:41.10 and Boudreaux won the 1,600 meter run in 4:32.17. Brown won the 800 meter run in 2:01.16 and placed third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.91.

Dutchtown’s Todd Pursor won the pole vault clearing 11-10 and St. Amant’s Cody Nickel won the javelin with a throw of 167-04.

St. Amant’s Nick Morris placed third in both the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter run with times of 4:46.16 and 10:52.14, while teammates Bruce Mathison placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:01.61 and fourth in the 400 meter dash and crossing in 52.83 Thomas Bourgeois placed fourth in the 110 hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles crossing in 17.49 and 44.59.

East Ascension’s Kadarius Williams won the high jump with a leap of 6-07 and St. Amant’s Brandon Morris placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 42-02 1/2 and third in the long jump clearing 20-01.

East Ascension’s D’Andre Jacobs came in second in the 100 meter dash crossing in 11.20 and the Spartans’ boys relay teams placed second in the 400 and 800 with times of 42.77 and 1:29.45, while taking third in the 1,600 crossing in 3:35.51.

Dutchtown’s Effrem Reed took second in the 200 meter dash crossing in 22.70 and teammate Marcus Godfrey placed third finishing in 22.91.

East Ascension’s Keith Fleming placed second in the discus with a throw of 139-07, while Dutchtown’s Richard Buckland was third with a throw of 139-01 and St. Amant’s Colten Allen placed fourth with a throw of 130-08.

St. Amant’s Marvin Martin placed second in the shot put with a throw of 48-04 1/2 and Dutchtown’s Grant Medine took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 47-10.

Dutchtown’s Madison Rought placed second in the javelin with a throw of 156-09, while East Ascension’s Trey Griggs was third  with a throw of 154-06 and Dutchtown’s Terry Hughes placed fourth with a throw of 146-09.

St. Amant’s Michael Farrior placed second in the high jump leaping 6-07, while teammate Chase Keller was third in the high jump clearing 6-03.

Dutchtown’s Casey Green placed second in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 10:41.79 and East Ascension’s Sheldon Ursin placed third in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.54.

Dutchtown’s Blake Dowdy took third in the 800 meter run crossing in 2:03.69 and St. Amant’s Shane Laurent placed fourth with a time of 2:10.06.

Dutchtown’s April Tasker won the girls’ long jump and the 300 meter hurdles in 47.42, while also placing second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.51 and the triple jump with a leap of 36-02.

Dutchtown’s Shelby Jones won the 1,600 meter run in 5:29.10 and the 3,200 meter run in 11:43.03

East Ascension’s Jasmine Briley won the 100 meter dash in 12.49 and Dutchtown’s Ka’Nesheia Cobbins won the 200 meter dash in 25.51 and placed third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.73. East Ascension won the 400 meter relay in 49.26 and placed in the 800 meter relay in 1:45.31. Dutchtown placed third in the 400 meter relay in 49.89.

Dutchtown’s Brooke Bahlinger won the 800 meter run in 2:28.87 and teammate Emily Rezac placed second with a time of 2:31.34 while the Lady Griffins 1,600 meter relay team won in 4:14.44

Maureen Gross won the discus with a throw of 126-03 and placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, while teammate Brittany Lacy placed second in the shot put with a throw of 35-11 and fourth in the discus with a throw of 91-06.

St. Amant’s Joleigh Hartman won the javelin with a throw of 106-05 and Dutchtown’s Haley Madere placed second in the javelin with a throw of 102-02.

Dutchtown’s Theresa Kaahue won the pole vault clearing 9-08 and teammate Michelle Landry placed second clearing 8-04.

St. Amant’s Amanda Jackson placed third in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles crossing in 16.90 and 50.46.

Dutchtown’s Bria Batiste took fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.31 and 50.60.

Dutchtown’s Raven Sims placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.36 and third in the long jump with a leap of 16-07 1/4.

East Ascension’s Alexis Ruth took second in the discus with a throw of 114-06 1/2 and St. Amant’s Chelsey Deweese placed third in the shot put with a throw of 35-07.

Dutchtown’s Samantha Faulkner placed second in the 3,200 crossing in 13:50.76 while teammate Kayla Cobb placed third in the 1,600 meter run crossing in 6:10.48 and St. Amant’s Brittnee Lambert placed fourth in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 6:10.93.

East Ascension’s Kyra Cushenberry placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 35 1/2 and St. Amant’s Kayln Acy placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-09.

St. Amant’s Wayne Douglas wins the 110 meter hurdles in 14.79. Douglas also won the triple and long jump.