EA and Dutchtown earn top-10 finishes at 5A state meet

Kyle Riviere @kyleR_sports
David Elias won the shot put event for Dutchtown at the 5A state meet with a measurement of 56 feet and 10.25 inches. Photo by Dewey Keller.

Last weekend, Catholic High earned an outdoor track title to go with their indoor championship they claimed earlier in the year. They smashed the competition at LSU--winning by 70 points.

No Ascension squad could squeeze into the top five, but East Ascension still cashed in a solid performance to finish seventh while Dutchtown finished at No. 10 out of the field of 60 teams.

The only parish win to come from the field was David Elias' victory in the shot put. Elias claimed victory on a measurement of 56 feet and 10.25 inches. East Ascension's Devin Simoneaux finished third in the event.

Tyler Hughes gave the Griffins their best finish from the track as he cashed in a time of 14.37 seconds in the 110 hurdles--good enough to land him in third.

As for East Ascension, they couldn't claim victory from the track, but they collected numerous top-five finishes.

They finished second in the 4 x 200 relay, and they ran off a third-place finish in the 4 x 100.

Kerwin Lane finished fourth in the 200 with a time of 21.97 seconds and finished fifth in the 100 with a time of 10.91.

As for the girls, St. Amant led the way again. They had the parish's best finish as they landed at No. 13.

The Lady Gators were led by Destiny Bourgeois--who finished fifth in the triple-jump.

Toni Rodriguez gave them their best numbers. She earned third-place finishes in both the high-jump and the javelin.

East Ascension was only able to finish 28th, but Ariane Williams did get them a third-place finish in the 400 with a time of 56.63 seconds.

Overall, Baton Rouge High claimed the 5A girl's title.