St. Amant boys earn fourth-place finish in regional track meet

Kyle Riviere

The parish's three 5A schools took part in the regional track meet at Ponchatoula High last week, and the St. Amant boys earned the best finish at No. 4

The Dutchtown boys finished tied with both Zachary and Baton Rouge High for sixth. East Ascension struggled--finishing in dead last at No. 19.

Catholic had no trouble winning the meet as they cruised past all competition by a 129-point margin. The Bears just recently won the District 5-5A meet.

St. Amant's top performances from the field came from Dylan Stephens and Keilan Raven. Stephens finished second in the discus with a measurement of 142 feet and 10 inches while Raven finished second in the triple-jump with a jump of 44 feet and an inch.

The Gators' lone top-three performance from the track came from the 4 x 100 relay team as they finished second with a time of 43.36.

The Dutchtown boys got their best individual performance from Zach Kilpatrick as he finished second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.74.

The Griffin 4 x 200 relay team finished in third with a time of one minute and 30.27 seconds.

For the girls, Dutchtown had the best finish in the parish as they took their spot at eighth while East Ascension finished in 10th, followed by St. Amant in 11th.

St. Joseph's Academy won the meet by one point over Zachary.

For Dutchtown, Leah Scott gave them their best finish from the field as she placed second in the long-jump with a jump of 16 feet and 6.25 inches.

As for the Lady Spartans, Tushanna Davis had the best performance from the field as she finished third in the long-jump with a jump of 16 feet and 5.25 inches.

Recent Southeastern signee Ariane Williams had a great day from the track as she claimed a third-place finish in both the 100 and the 400.

St. Amant's two top-three performances both came in the javelin event.

Morgan Tidwell finished in second with a throw of 111 feet and six inches while teammate Cameron Matherne followed in third place with a throw of 110 feet and nine inches.