The Catholic High Track & Field team traveled to LSU’s Carl Maddox Fieldhouse Saturday to move one step closer to the February 22nd LHSAA Division I State Championship.
The Bears posted some great results in route to closing the meet with one of the fastest times in the country.
The Bears started off the day with a 7 seconds season best in the 4x200m relay. The team of Shannon Helaire, Ebenezer Aggrey, Tre’ Benson, and Brock Boudreaux posted a time of (1:33.19) ranking them #5 in the state. This was followed by Sophomore Prince Edwards posting a personal best in the shotput of (44’5”) ft. moving him to #7 in the state. Senior Ebenezer Aggrey leaped to a top 10 mark in the state with his clearance of (6ft). Christopher Cuntz improved his seasons best in the 1600m to (4:33.28), making him the #3 athlete in the state. Ben Langley kept the ball rolling with his 3rd place finish in the 800m moving him to a solid (2:05.51) on the season and #6 in the state rankings. Charlie Groves opened his season with an impressive (51.26) making him the 4th fastest 400m runner in the state. Capping off the open races was a season opener from Owen Simon. Posting a time of (10:06.31), giving Owen a podium finish in his first indoor meet of the season.
Bringing home the only win of the day was the 4x800m relay team. The team of Max Guillot, Christian Dubroc, Courtlin Baunchand, and Christopher Cuntz posted an (8:31.48) shaving off nearly 4 seconds from their season opener, pushing the squad to the #2 team in the state. The Bears 4x400m team ended the meet in blazing fashion. Shannon Helaire, Charlie Groves, Brock Boudreaux, and Ebenezer Aggrey posted a 7 second season best. With the time of (3:25.19) the squad moves to # 3 in the state, and an astounding #10 in the country.
Sophomore Steven Mayers showed the fighting spirit of what it means to be a bear. Putting it all on the line, Steven was able to shave over 12 seconds off of his personal best also putting him in the upper echelon in the state rankings. With the time of 10:08.40, Mayers was able to position himself as the #4 in the state, making hit 1 of 3 Bears ranked in the top 5 of the rankings.
The Bears put together a solid meet and will look to build on these performances this weekend in Lake Charles at the McNeese Indoor II and in our regular season finale at LSU on February 8th. Come on out and continue to support your fighting Bears.