EA’s Guillory, DT’s Jones lead locals at Division I state cross country meet

Peter Silas Pasqua
East Ascension’s Justin?Guillory, left, and Dutchtown’s Shelby Jones, right, were the first boy and girl to cross from the local contingent at the Division I state meet Monday afternoon. Guillory placed 24th in 17:44 and Jones finished 27th in 21:21.7

NATCHITOCHES - East Ascension’s Justin?Guillory and Dutchtown’s Shelby Jones both registered top 30 finishes  at the Louisiana High Athletic Association Division I meet at Northwestern State University Monday afternoon.

Guillory ran the three-mile course in 17:44.7 for 24th place, while Jones crossed in 21:21.7 for 27th place.

Catholic won the boys team title followed by Jesuit and Mandeville. East Ascension placed 10th, while Dutchtown was 23rd and St. Amant 37th.

St. Scholastica won the girls’ team championship followed by St. Joseph’s Academy and Dominican. Dutchtown placed 12, while St. Amant was 18th.

East Ascension’s Dillon Truax was the next to cross in the boys’ race with a 39th place finish in 18:07.9.

Dutchtown’s Shaquille Brown placed 74th in 18:49.8.

Daniel Espinoza of East Ascension was 79th in 18:53.7, while teammates Wayne Picou and Blake Wingett placed 107th and 109th with times of 19:12.5 and 19:12.7 just ahead of Dutchtown’s Chris Thompson 19:13.9 finish for 110th place.

Mitch Spletto of Dutchtown was 129th in 19:31.0, while Justin Scholmire of East Ascension took 150th in 19:51.1.

Trett Bourgeois was the first to cross for St. Amant in 20:15.3 for 172nd place.

East Ascension’s Dakota Walters and St. Amant’s Caleb Tureau were next to the finish line in times of 20:20.6 and 20:23.8 for 178th and 180th places. Dutchtown’s Morgan Christ finished in 20:34.4 for 191st place.

Dutchtown’s Andrew Stone took 207th in 20:51.8, while teammate Joseph Stewart was 213th in 21:00 and St.?Amant’s Robert Whitney 215th in 21:00.7.

Eric Stewart of Dutchtown placed 249th in 21:49.3 and Cody Nickle and Bryce Bourgeois of St. Amant were 274th and 277th with times of 22:36.1 and 22:42.1.

Dutchtown’s Emily Rezac was the next to cross in the girls’ race finishing in 22:19.2 for 57th place just ahead of St. Amant’s Randa Byars 22:35.7 time for 59th.

Kaityln McClure of St. Amant crossed in 23:13.2 for 71st place, while Dutchtown’s Kayla Cobb took 73rd in 23:24.1.

Jenny Alberda of Dutchtown placed 87th in 23:45.9 and St.?Amant’s Gabrielle Felps was 100th in 24:21.2.

Dutchtown’s Alyncia Arthur took 125th in 25:08.5, while teammate Samantha Faulkner was 129th in 25:15.7.

St. Amant’s Brittnee Lambert was 154th in 26:05.6 just ahead of Dutchtown’s Krysta Quinn’s 155th time of 26:07.0.

Catherine Bollich was the first girl from East Ascension to cross in 26:21.2 for 162nd place.

St. Amant’s Michelle Bordelon placed 184th in 27:05.5, while East Ascension’s Jennifer Flores was 189th in 27:34.0.

Sarah Parent of St. Amant took 198th in 27:59.3 and Amanda Gibbs of East Ascension was 208th in 28:49.9.

St. Amant’s Alexis Brown crossed in 29:26.0 for 217th place and East Ascension’s Sara Cornejo placed 223rd in 29:44.

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