Area track performers make All-Metro team
The state’s top baseball and softball stars have been receiving ample praise for their exploits during the 2018 season, and now, it’s time to share that acclaim with the parish’s best track and field performers.
Recently, these standouts were honored with the release of the Baton Rouge area’s All-Metro track and field team. There were seven Ascension athletes that were recognized.
The headliner was once again Dutchtown’s Leah Scott.
Scott concluded her heralded career with the Lady Griffins by being named the Gatorade Louisiana Girl’s Track Athlete of the Year. She graduates with eight state championships and four runner-up finishes.
Scott made first-team All-Metro for both the long jump and the triple jump. She won state titles in both events this season.
She also won District 5-5A and Region-II championships in both.
Scott’s measurement of 40 feet and 1.25 inches in the triple jump was the best for any female performer in the state of Louisiana this season. It also ranked 47th nationally.
When it comes to the long jump, her measurement of 18 feet and 9.5 inches was the best for any female track star in the Baton Rouge area.
Scott helped lead the Lady Griffins to a third-place finish at the district meet, a fifth-place finish at the regional and a seventh-place finish at state.
For her efforts, she was named the All-Metro girl’s team’s Outstanding Field Performer.
Scott’s career is just getting started. She recently committed to Louisiana Tech.
Joining Scott on the All-Metro squad was teammate Jordan Brown. Brown finished with the second-best pole vault performance in the area this season with a measurement of an even 11 feet.
Brown won the District 5-5A title in the event. She was runner-up at the regional, and she placed fourth at the state meet.
Also for the girls, St. Amant’s Regan West was a first-team All-Metro selection for the 300 hurdles event. West’s time of 45.42 was the best of any female performer in the area this season.
Like Scott, West swept this event to end the season. She won district, regional and state titles in it.
The final All-Metro appearance for the parish’s female performers went to the Donaldsonville 4x100 relay team. They had the third-best finish of any team in the area this season with a time of 49.19.
The boy’s All-Metro team was highlighted by Dutchtown’s Alec Snell. Snell had the second-best time of all male area performers in the 800 at one minute and 57 seconds.
Snell finished as 800 runner-up at the district, regional and state meets.
The Griffins were runners-up at the District 5-5A meet, they were fifth at the regional and they placed ninth at the state meet.
Joining Snell on the All-Metro squad was teammate Van’Shon Grayson. Grayson had the third-best performance this season in the high jump.
His measurement of six feet and four inches was matched by St. Amant’s Javin Aguillard.
Also representing the Gators on the All-Metro team was Dustin Boudlache. Boudlache’s measurement in the discus event was the third-best for area male performers. Boudlache’s best throw this season was 151 feet and four inches.
He was runner-up in the event at the district meet, and he earned third-place finishes at both the regional and state events.