Five parish squads compete in Dutchtown Invitational

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

Last week, five of the six parish squads made their way to Dutchtown for the Dutchtown Invitational.

The Dutchtown boys had the best finish of all the Ascension schools as they finished fourth out of the 13 competing teams. St. Amant finished fifth, and East Ascension landed in eighth.

Catholic squashed the competition--winning by more than 120 points. Episcopal and Zachary both finished ahead of No. 4 Dutchtown.

For the Griffins, Javon Pierre and Koran Mott finished third and fourth in the 200.

Their best individual performance on the track came from Terrence Green as he finished second in the 800 with a time of two minutes and 1.46 seconds.

Parker McBride finished fourth in the 1,600 with a time of four minutes and 39.86 seconds.

The Dutchtown relay teams performed very well.

The 4 x 100 team of Mott, Pierre, Coney Durr and Charles Davis finished second. The 4 x 400 team of Pierre, Green, Zach Kilpatrick and Garrett Barton also finished second, and the 4 x 200 team of Mott, Davis, Pierre and Kilpatrick finished third

However, the Griffins struggled from the field as they failed to secure any top-four finishes.

In St. Amant's fifth-place performance, Daniel Simmons finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 51.95. Jerick Beckwith finished fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.30.

The Gators secured a third-place finish in the 4 x 100 relay as the team of Keilan Raven, Austin Simmeneaux, Marquise Hampton and Nathan Taylor had a time of 44.34.

Dylan Stephens provided St. Amant's only win. Stephens secured a first-place finish in the discus with a measurement of 151 feet and two inches.

Hampton finished second in the long-jump with a jump of 22 feet and two inches while Raven finished fourth in the triple-jump with a jump of 42 feet and nine inches.

Even with East Ascension finishing in eighth, they still saw some strong performances by a few of their competitors.

Lamarcus Jefferson finished third in the 100 with a time of 11.22.

The Spartan 4 x 200 relay team of Jefferson, Ira Washington, Josh Walker and Traven Washington finished fourth with a time of one minute and 34.21 seconds.

Like the boys, Dutchtown had the best finish in the girl's division as well as they finished in fifth, behind Zachary, St. Joseph's Academy, Episcopal and Dominican.

The Lady Griffins' lone victory from the meet came from Tara Stuntz as she won the 1,600 with a time of five minutes and 41.69 seconds.

Jasmine Jackson finished third in the 100 with a time of 12.38.

Like the boys, the Dutchtown girls performed very well with their relay teams.

The team of Jackson, Leah Scott, Delacy Lewis and Nicole Broussard finished second in the 4 x 100, and the team of Jackson, Aja Mackie, Arkia Vanner and Gorgeous Jacobs took second in the 4 x 200.

In the field, Erin Roach finished second in the pole vault with a vault of eight feet and six inches.

Broussard finished fourth in the long-jump with a jump of 16 feet and three inches, and she also finished fourth in the triple-jump with a jump of 32 feet and seven inches.

The St. Amant girls finished in seventh.

Their best track performance came from Rodneshia Morris as she finished fourth in the 400 with a time of one minute and 4.58 seconds.

The Lady Gators did very well from the field--earning two first-place finishes.

Alli Duplechein won the discus with a measurement of 104 feet and eight inches while Cameron Matherne won the javelin with a throw of 114 feet and seven inches.

Abby Diez finished fourth in the discus, and Maggie Duplechein finished fourth in the high-jump and second in the triple-jump.

East Ascension finished 11th. Their only top-four finish came from Ariane Williams as she took second in the 200 with a time of 25.61 seconds.