CHS Indoor Track Team Looks For #10!
Ben Franklin once opined, “Nothing in this world is said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Believe it or not, Franklin may have missed the boat. Another certainty in this world is that coach Pete Boudreaux’s indoor track squad is the team to beat at the Division I state indoor meet. The CHS indoor track team will compete for its 10th consecutive state indoor title on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse on the campus of LSU.
Bear athletes participating in the state indoor are:
60 meter dash: Sethan Hollier
400 meter dash: Patrick Stephens and Brendan LeDuff
800 meter run: David Toups
1,600 meter run: David Toups and Caleb Dugas
3,200 meter run: Jeffrey Kelley
60 meter high hurdles: Cam Cummings and Vernon Langley
4×200 meter relay: Kam Cummings, Sethan Hollier, Patrick Stephens and Jace Attuso
4X400 meter relay: Trevor Thibodeaux, Kam Cummings, Sethan Hollier and Patrick Stephens
4×800 meter relay: Mathew Howell, Harold Miller, Michael Hubbell and David Toups
High Jump: Robby Branstetter and Brian Herry
Pole Vault: Chandler Kelleher and Robby Branstetter
Long Jump: Jace Attuso
Triple Jump: Jace Attuso
Shot Put: Nigel Despinasse and Zach Tom
Athletes to Watch at the state indoor meet:
Returning state champions are: Kam Cummings in the 60 meter high hurdles; Nigel Despinasse in the shot put; David Toups in the 1,600 meter run; and Jeffrey Kelley in the 3,200 meter run. All three relay teams merit watching along with Jace Attuso, who finished second last year in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump. Sethan Hollier was a ninth place finisher in last year’s 60 meter dash, and Vernon Langley placed eleventh in the 60 meter high hurdles.
Coach Pete Boudreaux knows that even though the Bears are defending champions, it’s going to a take a team effort to win. “This will be the most competitive state indoor meet for us in a few years,” Boudreaux noted. “We are fighting the injury and illness bug, but I am looking forward to our athletes competing at the highest level on Saturday”.
The meet starts at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 with the shot put event and the running events begin with the 4×200 meter relay at 2 p.m.