Outdoor Track And Field Opens Season With A Win!
The outdoor track and field season got underway this past weekend, with the Bears hosting the CHS Tip-Off Invitational. The outdoor squad picked up where the indoor team left off and opened the season with a victory, outpointing a strong Episcopal team by a score of 250 to 182.5. Brother Martin, Denham Springs and Southern Lab also participated.
Zach Tom continued his dominance in the shot put with a winning toss of 53-4. Tyler Hendricks placed second and London Lewis finished third. Lewis also won the discus with a heave of 130-11. Parker Wall placed third for the Bears in the discus. Closing out the throwing events for CHS was Cole McKnight with a win in the javelin. McKnight’s throw of 188-6 outdistanced his nearest competitor by more than 20 feet. Jacob Meek’s performance was good enough to take third for the Bears.
The Bears had one victory in the jumping events, with Kam Cummings capturing the triple jump with a 44-10 effort. Matt Major placed third in the long jump and Jared Sapia was the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet.
The Bears captured the 4×200 relay in 1:30.1 and took third in both the 4×100 (48.5) and 4×400 (3:47.1).
Collin Hedges hit the wire third in the 1600, Matthew Howell was third in the 800 and Thomas Laville (second) and James Lalonde (third) earned points for the Bears in the 3200.
Kam Cummings kept up his dominance in the hurdle events with a win in both the 110 hurdles in 14.0, and the 300 hurdles in 39.2. Teammate Vernon Langley continued to give a strong effort in the hurdles, capturing the runner-up spot in the 110 and third place in the 300.
The Bears dominated the sprint events with Sethan Hollier doubling in the 100 and 200. Hollier blazed the 100 in 10.4 and rocketed home in the 200 in 21.5. Ebenezer Aggrey placed third in the 200. Tyrell Jackson was victorious in the grueling 400 meter race with a time of 51.3. Lane Palmisano and D.J. Butler finished second and third respectively.
Coach Pete Boudreaux was happy with his team’s performance. “It was nice to see our guys get an opening day victory and win ten of the events,” noted Boudreaux. “We had a number of guys score for us and our depth really showed.”
The Bears will play host to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Invitational, Saturday, March 11. Several teams will be on hand to compete and the meet gets underway at high noon.
Photos by Bobby Brummel