St. Amant and Dutchtown earn top-three track finishes

Kyle Riviere

The St. Amant and Dutchtown track squads both had some success last week with each team--boys and girls--finishing in the top three of their respective track events.

St. Amant had the most successful week. Just a week removed from second-place finishes in the Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Bronco Relays in Zachary, they earned second-place finishes once again at a meet at Catholic.

The boys edged out Southern Lab and Denham Springs to finish in the distant second spot behind the hosting Bears.

The Gators couldn't come up with a top-three finish in any of the track events, but they performed much better in the field.

Dylan Stephens finished second in the discus as he came in with a measurement of 139 feet and three inches. Teammate Adrian Volaon finished right behind in the No. 3 spot.

Marquise Hampton finished second in the long-jump with a jump of 21 feet and 6.25 inches.

Keilyn Raven finished second in the triple-jump with a jump of 40 feet and 1.5 inches. Teammate Aaron Bell finished in third.

Finally, Gio Saviny earned a second-place finish in the high-jump with a jump of five feet and 11 inches.

The St. Amant girls also finished a distant second to St. Joseph's Academy. They edged out Denham Springs and Christian Life for that No. 2 spot.

On the track, Infiniti Dundy finished second in the 100 with a time of 12.9 seconds. Dundy also finished second in the 200 with a time of 26.7.

The Lady Gator 4 x 100 relay team finished in a second-place tie with Christian Life.

St. Amant had five wins in the field events.

Morgan Tidwell won the javelin event with a throw of 98 feet and seven inches. Emily Roberts finished in a first-place tie with St. Joseph's Anna Koonce in the pole vault, and Dundy continued her stellar day as she finished in a first-place tie with St. Joseph's Cayley LeBlanc in the long-jump.

Alli Duplechein won both the shot put and discus events.

In fact, both events were dominated by the Lady Gators. Besides Duplechein winning, Allegra Sapp finished second in the shot put and Kamie Parker finished third.

Abby Diez finished second in the discus.

Maggie Duplechein finished second in the triple-jump and third in the high-jump.

As for Dutchtown, they competed in the Episcopal 6-way track meet last week. Both the boys and the girls finished in third.

The boys were edged out by hosting Episcopal and Brother Martin.

The Griffins took home many wins in the track event--including a victory in the 100 by football star Coney Durr. He won with a time of 11.2 seconds.

Koran Mott won the 200 with a time of 22.70, and Terrence Green won the 800 with a time of two minutes and 2.9 seconds.

Parker McBride won the 3,200 with a time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds, and Dutchtown dominated the relay events.

They won both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 and finished second in the 4 x 400.

Rounding out their great performance on the track was Garrett Barton. He finished third in the 400.

In the field, Jordan Marcell finished second in the high-jump, and teammate Vaihow Grayson finished in a two-way tie for third with Brother Martin's Marcus Sutleff.

Durr took second in the long-jump with a jump of 20 feet and 2.5 inches.

Christian Logarbo finished third in the shot put, and Jordan Zuppardo finished third in the discus.

The Dutchtown girls also finished third behind St. Joseph's Academy and Episcopal.

The Lady Griffins' only win on the track came from their 4 x 100 relay team.

Leah Scott finished second in the 100 with a time of 12.9 seconds.

Nicole Broussard finished in a two-way tie for second in the 200 while teammate Gorgeous Jacobs finished third.

Kaitie Larzelere finished third in the 3,200.

From the field, Scott continued her strong performance as she won the long-jump with a jump of 17 feet and 3.35 inches. Broussard finished third.

Victoria Irondi took second in the shot put with teammate Allison Shirley finishing third.

Finally, Lauren Rambo finished second in the discus with a measurement of 81 feet and two inches.