St. Amant track teams earn second-place finishes in Zachary

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

Baseball and softball weren't the only high school sports happy to see the sun after two weeks of nasty weather. The parish's track squads were also ecstatic.

With the weekend's blue skies, the St. Amant boys and girl's track teams were able to make the trip to Zachary to compete in the Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Bronco Relays. Both squads put up impressive showings as they each finished second.

The Lady Gators finished with 99 points, second to only hosting Zachary--who finished with 142.

In the track events, St. Amant's Erin Cain won the 800 with a time of two minutes and 40.53 seconds. She also won the 1,600 with a time of six minutes and 6.26 seconds.

In the 3,200, Cristina Colon finished second and teammate Alyssa Swindell finished third.

Finally, the Lady Gator 4x400 relay team earned a third-place finish.

As usual, St. Amant did most of their damage from the field.

Cameron Matherne won the javelin event with a throw of 95 feet and 10 inches.

Alli Duplechein won the discus event with a measurement of 95 feet and two inches. Maggie Duplechein finished second in the triple-jump.

The St. Amant boys were also a distant second to Zachary. The Broncos won the event with a score of 153 while the Gators finished in the No. 2 spot with an overall score of 76.5.

The Gators' only top-three finish from the track came from Jerick Beckwith as he finished second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.72 seconds.

Like the girls, they had most of their success in the field.

Dylan Stephens earned their lone win of the meet as he won the discus event with a measurement of 140 feet and six inches.

Keilan Raven finished second in the triple-jump with a jump of 42.5 feet.

Raven also finished third in the long-jump. He was one spot behind teammate Marquise Hampton--who finished second in the event with a jump of 20 feet and 10.5 inches.

Finally, Evan Vice earned a third-place finish in the pole vault with a vault of an even nine feet.