KAPLAN — The Westminster girls and Crowley boys track teams each claimed titles in the Pirate Relays at Kaplan on Wednesday night.
Westminster racked up first places in the 100 and 400 meters, 100 and 300-meter hurdles, the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays.
STM and Kaplan rounded out the top three squads. Kaplan’s Kendra Gums was named the Outstanding Field Performer after winning the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches) and the triple jump (35-8), while also earning a second place in the long jump.
Westminster’s Ivy Cains took home the Outstanding Track Performer award with wins in the 100 and 300 hurdles and she was a member of the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relay teams.
On the boys side, Abbeville and Teurlings finished second and third behind Crowley.
The Gents earned wins in five events, with majority of the team’s success stemming from track events.
“It was kind of surprising,” Crowley coach Jeptha Wall said. “It was a big field. I’m excited about it. We ran a few things better and a few things not as well. We’re still kind of piecing our relays together. Everybody is pretty much in the same boat trying to mix everything together before district.”
Damon Guidry got things started for the Gents with a win in the high jump with a mark of 6-8. Crowley went on to win the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays, the 300 hurdles and the 200.
Asa Miller of Teurlings earned the Outstanding Field Performer award with second places in the shot put and the javelin.
Crowley’s Jacqo Price was awarded the Outstanding Track award after netting wins in the 4 x 200, 200 and the 4 x 400.
Abbeville’s Malik Small was named the Outstanding Performer of the meet with a win in the triple jump as well as in the 100.
Wall said he was happy with the performance, despite his team not performing as well as he hoped they would in field events.
“We spend a lot of time on the field events,” Wall said. “Our throws are down right now. We picked up some points in the triple jump. It’s one of those deals where we thought we could pick up those (smaller scores) points and build some momentum to get to the track.
“I don’t know if it will happen when everything’s all said and done.”