26 Sep 2017

The Big Orange Wave Wins The Battle At The Battlefield Invitational

The Port Hudson State Historic Site served as host for the Battlefield Invitational last weekend for area cross country teams.The Bears scored 31 points and “won the battle” against its closest rival, Parkway (42 points). The Bears have now won three meet titles this season.

James Lalonde was the low scorer for the Big Orange Wave, finishing 2nd overall in a time of 16:57. Collin Hedges (3rd); Chris Cuntz (5th); Ben Langley (8th); and Luke Bella (13th) rounded out the team’s top five. The varsity race was approximately three miles.

The top junior high runner in the two mile race for the Bears was Nicholas Raetzsch in a time of 12:07. The same two mile course was trekked by the runners in the open race, and the top Bear in that event was Jack Maddox.

Coach Pete Boudreaux shared his thoughts following the win. “It was a good run on a tough course for the guys. It is always nice to get a victory and we were able to see a new 5A team in Parkway from the Shreveport area. The challenge this week is for us to improve on a course we are very familiar with.”

The Wave will take on a large field this Saturday, September 30, in the St. Joseph’s Invitational. The first race takes off a 8:30 a.m. at Highland Road Park.