Track and Field Team Takes Home the State Championship Title
The Catholic track & field squad added another state championship to its impressive program resume and notched state championship number 44 for legendary coach Pete Boudreaux on Saturday, May 7, at LSU. The Bears racked up 96 points and won their eighth outdoor track & field state championship in nine years. Just like in the football state championship, Rummel was second with 42 points, while John Curtis and Haughton tied for third with 38 points.
Jace Attuso closed out his career with a double – winning the triple jump and long jump and running a leg on the second place 4×200 meter relay team. Sethan Hollier was the other individual winner, securing his spot as 5A’s fastest man by winning the 100 meter dash. Hollier was a member of the state champion 4×400 meter relay team along with Trevor Thibodeaux, Brendan LeDuff and Patrick Stephens. Hollier also finished third in the 200 meters for the Bears.
Contributing to the 96 point total and putting distance between the rest of the competition were Zach Tom (3rd in the shot put); Brown throws signee Nigel Despinasse (3rd in the discus); London Lewis (5th in the discus); SLU signee Alex Bertrand (2nd in the javelin); Chandler Kelleher (4th in the pole vault); Spring Hill distance signee David Toups (6th in the 1600 meters); Kam Cummings (4th in the 110 hurdles); Vernon Langley (6th in the 110 hurdles); Patrick Stephens (5th in the 400 meters); and long distance veteran Jeffrey Kelley (2nd in the 3200 meters).
Credit goes to veteran throws coach and Catholic High staple Don Hood, distance coach Adam MacDowell and jumps coach Nick Minvielle for their commitment and dedication to the athletes and the storied history of the CHS track and field program.
Click here to read Robin Fambrough’s 5A state championship write-up in The Advocate.