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 íyou 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.