Many parish track stars make All-Metro team
It was a banner year for outdoor track and field in Ascension Parish.
Not only did multiple parish track stars excel at the district, regional and state meets, but the Ascension Catholic girl’s team brought home their third straight state championship.
As a result, many of Ascension’s standouts were honored recently as they were named to the Baton Rouge area’s All-Metro team.
For the boy’s team, Dutchtown was well-represented. The Griffins finished as runners-up in District 5-5A this season, and they finished fifth in the regional meet.
Jordan Zuppardo made the All-Metro team for the discus event. He had the third-best performance in the event this season with a measurement of 148 feet and six inches.
Zuppardo finished third in the discus at the district meet.
From the track, Parker McBride was the headliner for Dutchtown as he made the All-Metro team in both the 800 and 1,600 events. McBride had the fastest time this year in both events for the Baton Rouge area.
His best time in the 800 was one minute and 52.68 seconds, and his best time for the 1,600 was four minutes and 25.93 seconds.
McBride won district, regional and state titles in the 800 this season.
The St. Amant boy’s 4 x 100 relay team made the All-Metro team. Their time of 42.22 seconds was the third-fastest time this year.
The Gators finished third at the district meet this season.
Donaldsonville placed one track star on the All-Metro squad in Davon Wright. Wright made the team for the shot put event.
The Tigers finished seventh at the District 6-3A meet and 14th in the state meet.
Much of their success came from Wright. He had the second-best performance in the shot put this year with a measurement of 55 feet and three inches.
Wright won a district championship in the event and finished as runner-up at both the regional and state meets.
Like the boys, the Dutchtown girls were well-represented on the All-Metro team.
The Lady Griffins finished third in the District 5-5A meet, and they landed in seventh at the state meet.
They were again led by Leah Scott as she made the All-Metro team in both the long jump and the triple jump. She had the best performance in each event this year.
She topped off in the long jump at 19 feet and six inches, while measuring out at 37 feet and 11 inches in the triple jump.
Scott won district and regional titles in both events. At the state meet, she won the triple jump and finished as runner-up in the long jump.
Teammate Tara Stuntz made the All-Metro squad in the 3,200. She had the second-best time this year at 11 minutes and 23.81 seconds.
Stuntz was runner-up in the event at the district, regional and state meets.
Finally, Dutchtown’s Nyah Williams made the All-Metro team in the 100 hurdles, where she had the third-best time of 15.77 seconds.
She finished third in the event at the district meet.
The St. Amant Lady Gators placed two standouts on the All-Metro team. St. Amant finished fourth in the District 5-5A meet and 14th at state.
From the field, Morgan Tidwell made the All-Metro squad in the javelin event. She had the best measurement of the season at 127 feet and one inch.
Tidwell was runner-up in the event at both the district and state meets, and she finished third in the regional.
St. Amant’s Regan West made the All-Metro squad for the 300 hurdles event. She had the third-best time of the year at 46.87 seconds.
West won both events at the district and regional meets.