Track and Field Members Alex Bertrand and David Toups Sign Collegiate Letters of Intent
Coach Pete Boudreaux, who will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame this July, has won an astounding forty-three state championships in cross country and track & field. The forty-eight year veteran coach will tell you that the main reason for his success as a coach is due to his staff and the large number of successful Bear athletes.
Two of his current athletes, Alex Bertrand and David Toups, recently signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Bertrand, the defending 5A state champion in the javelin, inked with Southeastern Louisiana University, while distance runner David Toups, the 2015 indoor state champion in the 1600 meters, signed on to compete in both cross country and track for Spring Hill in Mobile, Alabama. Both individuals are academically qualified to begin their careers as true freshmen.
Both Bertrand and Toups established their place to compete in the state championship meet on Saturday, May 7, with qualifying marks. Bertrand, the 5-5A district champion, finished first at the Class 5A, Region II meet with a toss of 179-8 in the javelin. Toups, a long time cog in Boudreaux’s multi-sport distance machine, finished third in the 5-5A meet and qualified for the state meet with a 4:25 clocking in the 1600 meters at the Regional meet held Thursday at Catholic High.