Many parish track stars named to All-Metro team

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Corey McBride (front, right) leads Dutchtown's relay team. McBride made All-Metro in the 100. Photo by Dewey Keller.

Many of the parish's top track stars were honored last week as the Baton Rouge area All-Metro teams were released.

For the boys, Dutchtown's Tyler Hughes made the biggest splash. The ULL signee was named Outstanding Track Performer in addition to being named to the first team for the 110 hurdles.

Hughes' best time in the event came in the state meet when he blazed a 13.83 to claim a state championship. Teammate Justin Reid made the third team for the event.

Hughes was also named to the second team when it came to the 300 hurdles--where his best time was 38.97.

Teammate and TCU signee Corey McBride was named to the first team in the 100 meters with a best time of 10.78.

The final Griffin that made the All-Metro squad from the track was Ben Sturgeon. Sturgeon was a first-teamer in the 800 as he finished with a best time of one minute and 57.35 seconds.

From the field, Brady Bergeron made the third team in the pole vault. His best performance of the year yielded a measurement of 14 feet and six inches.

He finished second in the event at the district meet and third at state,

His teammate Josh Marcell made the third team in the javelin. His best throw of the year measured out at 170 feet and 10 inches.

The Dutchtown relay teams were also recognized for their solid production all year. Both the 4x100 and 4x200 teams made All-Metro. Their best time in the 4x200 was one minute and 27. 13 seconds.

State champion Zach Capello of Ascension Catholic was a first-team selection in the 3,200 where his best time came out to nine minutes and 18.02 seconds.

He made the second team in the 1,600 with a best time of four minutes and 18.88 seconds.

Donaldsonville's Floyd Foster made the third team in the discus as his best measurement came out to be 153 feet and four inches.

Finally, East Ascension's Devin Simoneaux made the third team in the shot put event. His best measurement was 51 feet and nine inches. He finished third in the event at the district meet.

When it came to the girls, two St. Amant Lady Gators made the All-Metro squad.

LSU volleyball signee Toni Rodriguez was a first-teamer in the javelin event. Her best measurement for the year came out to be 137 feet and 10 inches.

Rodriguez won the district title in the event and finished third at the state meet.

Her teammate Faith Bourgeois made the third team for the discus. Her best measurement was 104 feet and five inches. She won the event at the district meet.

For Dutchtown, Taylor Bennett made the first team in the long-jump. Her best jump of the year measured 18 feet and two inches.

Bennett won a district title this year in the long-jump and finished third at the state meet.

Like the boys, the Dutchtown girl's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams both made All-Metro.

Finally, Ascension Catholic's Stephanie Breaux made the third team in the 3,200. Her best time was 12 minutes and 9.19 seconds.