18 Feb 2012

Catholic High Captures Sixth Consecutive Indoor Track State Title

It came down to the last event í the 4X400 relay.  Catholic High was ahead of Dutchtown by 7 points and the two teams would compete in the final event. 

The Bears were running for a sixth consecutive state indoor title and the relay team of Khalil Thomas, Michael Grob, Matthew Rhorer and Chris Handy ran a time of 3:27.03 to take first and help CHS clinch another state indoor track championship.

As Head Coach Pete Boudreaux í´59 noted, íÍ íŠyou have to keep scoring points, and we got some points from some fifth and sixth places that we needed along with winning a few events.íñ 

The day began with Raphael Mozie taking fourth in the Shot Put.  Chance stephens tool 5th in the high jump and Jacob Humphrey captured 6th.  The 4×200 meter relay team of Grayson McManus, Khalil Thomas, Ken Ward and Chris Handy won a thrilling victory over Dutchtown with a time of 1:29.87 to Dutchtowní´s 1:29.95. 

Cole Stafford captured first in the 1600 meters and Chris Handy took second in the 400. Matthew Rhorer followed with a sixth place finish in the 800 meters. 

Catholic High then took another second in the 4×800 relay with the team of Ben Ross, Ryan Palmisano, Joseph St. Cyr and Cole Stafford.  Ken Ward also placed second in the 55 hurdles. 
Joseph St. Cyr won a thrilling race in the 3200 by edging out St. Paulí´s 10:12.51 to 10:12.72.  Hunter Baudier placed sixth.

In the final event, the Bears raced to a first in the 4×400 meter relay. 

This is the sixth consecutive Division I-Class 5A State Indoor Track title for Catholic High.  Pete Boudreaux is head coach and Don Hood and Nick Minvielle serve as assistant track coaches.  

Click here for full State Meet results.