Inclement weather forced Zachary to cancel its Bronco Relays last weekend, but the Broncos were ready to compete Thursday evening at Broadmoor.
Zachary brought its full boys squad and a skeleton crew on the girls side, but it didn’t matter as the Broncos swept both team titles at the Red Stick Classic.
Weather threatened to halt the meet shortly after the running events began, but ultimately caused only a 30-minute delay.
“The weather has been playing tricks with us,” Zachary coach Chris Carrier said. “We had our big meet canceled last weekend, but fortunately we got this one in. It’s a little cold, so we just tried to finish up and not get anyone hurt.”
The Zachary boys picked up two wins in the field and won the boys competition with 130.7 points. Southern Lab was second with 81 points.
The Broncos girls won 11 events, including seven on the track. All-stater Janie O’Connor was on hand winning the 200-meter run (24.29) and also running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay (4:10.90).
The winning total for the Zachary girls was 188 points, more than enough to outdistance second-place Baton Rouge High at 113. Parkview Baptist was third with 102.5 points.
The girls showing was pleasing for Carrier, who said only a few upperclassmen were on hand. Most are scheduled to compete this weekend in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl track meet.
“Our young girls are running really well,” Carrier said. “We’re just letting them run the 4x2, 4x4 and 4x1 (relays).”
Along with their win in the 4x400, the Zachary girls also won the 4x100 (51.13).
Zachary’s Frankie Griffin was the top girls performer with 20.5 points. She won the high jump, placed second in the 100 hurdles and ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay.
Southern Lab’s Tenoa Alex scored 23.25 points and was the top male athlete. Alex won the 110 and 300 hurdles, and ran on the Kittens 4x400 and 4x200 relays.