CHS Track and Field Finishes First at Dutchtown Invitational
The CHS track and field team stayed undefeated in 2019 by capturing its fifth meet at the Dutchtown Invitational on Friday, March 29. The Bears piled up an impressive point total of 161 in the 15-team meet. CHS defeated Zachary (98 points), Episcopal (72), Dutchtown (60), Westgate (50) and St. Amant (40). Those five schools rounded out the top six in scoring with other 5A schools. East Ascension (12th) and Hammond (14th) were also on hand at Dutchtown.
The Bears hit the tap first in the 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 meter relays, giving coach Pete Boudreaux’s squad wins in the first and last track events of the day. The 4×100 team also pointed with a sixth place finish.
As usual, the Bears were solid in the distance events with Collin Hedges picking up a first place in the 1,600 and second place finish in the 800. Joseph Ellis was the winner in the 3,200 meters. Christopher Cuntz was second in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600. Blake Cook took home third in the 800 meters.
The Bears picked up two wins in the throws department with Chris Shannon winning the discus and Jack Maddox winning the javelin. Jackson Rimes was second in the javelin to help CHS bring home 18 points in the event. Ebenezer Aggrey was second in the high jump with a mark of 6’6. Caleb Bonine was the runner-up in the triple jump with a leap of 41-08.5. Jared Sapia’s 12-foot mark in the pole vault was good enough for fourth.
In the sprint events, DJ Butler was second in the 40 with a blistering clocking of 48.34. Anthony Ponton took fourth in the quarter-mile behind Butler. Aggrey pointed for the Bears in the 200 with a quick 22.33 time for fourth place. Braelen Morgan finished fifth in the 100 meters and Sayer Sauviac was second in the 110 meter hurdles in 14.90.
The team is back in action on Thursday, April 4, at the Josten’s Invitational at Episcopal High School. Some team members will travel to Mobile on Saturday, April 6, for the annual Meet of Champions.
Good luck to the track and field team as the Bears get closer to district, regional and state competition.