LAFAYETTE — The Teurlings Catholic boys and girls track teams captured impressive victories at Monday’s Rebel Relays.
The Lady Rebels finished with 172 points while the boys scored 180.
On the girls side, St. Thomas More finished second totaling 149 points. The Cougars were followed by Notre Dame (76), Catholic-New Iberia (60), Westminster Christian (53), Vermilion Catholic (33) and Opelousas Catholic (5).
STM finished in second place on the boys side as well with 105 points. Third place went to Vermilion Catholic (93) followed by Catholic-New Iberia (91), Opelousas Catholic (34), Notre Dame (27) and Westminster Christian (24).
Following a win at last week’s parish meet, Teurlings coach Brad Taylor expected his team to continue to build, and they did not disappoint.
“The team expects to win,” he said. “We’re growing in the field, really competing on the track and doing well.”
On the boys side, Taylor came away impressed with what he saw in the field events.
“Our discus throwers are scoring points for us, and Holland Griffin in the triple jump is performing really well,” he said.
Griffin set a Rebel Relay record with a jump of 41 feet, one inch in the triple jump. In the discus, Tyler Batiste captured the event by throwing 119-3. His teammate, Thomas Perry, threw 104-6, good enough for third place.
Taylor also liked what he saw from the Lady Rebels.
“Our relays are tough to beat, and we’re improving,” he said. “Any time you step on the track, you want to make improvements from the last time out, and we’re seeing that.”
Renee Delhomme captured the 200 meters for Teurlings in 27.33 seconds. Delhomme also won the long jump (16-3.25).
Top individual performers on the track included Westminster Christian’s Ivy Cains and Vermilion Catholic’s Emile Trahan.
Cains captured both the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. She finished the 100 in 13.10 seconds and the 100 hurdles in 16.03 seconds. Cains took second place in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.89 seconds.
Trahan also captured the 100-meter title in 11.31 seconds. He barely missed the 200-meter crown, finishing second, just one-tenth of second behind TCHS sprinter Jacob Richard. Richard won the event in 22.79 seconds.
In the field events, top honors went to Josie Lamm of Notre Dame and Ashton Washington of Vermilion Catholic.
Lamm won the triple jump (33-5) and took second in the long jump (15-9).
While Washington did not win an event, his two second-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump earned him enough points to capture the top performer honor. He jumped 18-5.5 in the long jump and 38-1.25 in the triple jump.