Track and Field Team Captures 13th District Title in 15 Years
The Catholic High track & field team picked up its 13 district title in fifteen years, racking up 233 points to run away with the 5-5A meet at St. Amant. The Bears won 14 of the 18 events including all seven in the field. Dutchtown finished a distant second with 118, while host St. Amant finished at 66.
Jace Attuso won both the triple and long jump; Chandler Kelleher captured the pole vault; Nigel Despinasse won the discus; SLU signee Alex Bertrand finished first in the javelin; first year track athlete Brian Herry won the high jump; and Zach Tom picked the right time to win his first shot put event at the 5-5A meet.
The Bears started off the running events with a victory in the 4×200 meter relay, a sign of things to come, as CHS captured the other two relays as well. Kam Cummings won the 110 meter hurdles, Patrick Stephens was the 400 meter champion, Seth Hollier hit the wire first in the 200, and Jeffrey Kelley added to his running resume with a win in the 3200 run.
Jace Attuso was named Outstanding Field Performer with jumps 23-9.75 in the long jump and 46-5 in the triple. Seth Hollier was named Outstanding Track Performer for his victory in the 200 in 21.81 and a second in the 100 in 11.06. Hollier was also a member of the district champion 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay teams.
The Bears qualified a number of competitors and advanced to the Class 5A, Region II meet at Catholic High. The top four finishers in each event qualified for Regionals. CHS will host the event on Thursday, April 28.