The Big Orange Wave Overcomes a Sloppy Course With a Solid 3rd Place Finish
The Big Orange Wave faced a course left sloppy from midweek rains and a depleted roster due ACT testing, but overcame the obstacles to finish in a solid 3rd place on Saturday morning. The Round Table Run, hosted by Episcopal, hosted over 1,600 runners and saw one of the largest crowds ever witnessed at a meet at Highland Road Park.
The Wave scored 91 points and saw many younger runners step to the plate to compete in the varsity event. The team placed its top five runners just 20 seconds apart between the impressive 16:37-16:57 marks on a slow course. Joseph Ellis was the first Bear to hit the wire with Ben Langley, Matthew Hubbell, Blake Cook and Daniel Sullivan rounding out the top five.
Harrison Thomas was the first CHS runner to finish the Open race in a time of 17:50 and 8th grader Grayson Boudreaux finished 4th in a large field of middle schoolers in a two mile time of 12:08. Boudreaux was victorious in the Bayou Boogie meet to open the season.
The Wave travels with a full squad on Saturday to Abita Springs at Money Hill to compete in the St. Paul’s Invitational. The meet gets underway at 8:00am.