St. Michael the Archangel’s girls track team came up with a win when it needed it most Wednesday evening at the District 6-4A track meet hosted by Broadmoor High.
The Warriors trailed Plaquemine by two points entering the meet’s final event, the 1,600 meter relay but won the race going away to vault past Plaquemine and win the district title.
The Warriors won the race with a time of 4:14.19, four seconds better than second-place Broadmoor. Plaquemine was disqualified from the race after a false start.
The Warriors winning team total was 155, while Plaquemine finished with 147. Broadmoor (95.5) and Lutcher (90) were the closest challengers. Broadmoor won the boys title with 169 points, well ahead of St. Michael’s boys squad at 106. Plaquemine was third with 93 points, and Lutcher had 63 to place fourth.
The Broadmoor boys team won eight events including two relays, the 800 (1:30.42) and the 4x400 (3:27.87).
Individual track wins for the Bucs came from Eric Stampley in the 800 (2:11.24), Anthony Jackson in the 400 (51.73), and Marquise Foster in the 300 hurdles (40.17).
Foster totaled 23 points overall to earn honors as most valuable track performer.
In the field, Broadmoor’s Terry Mahoney won the high jump (5-10), and was followed up by Devon Reese, who scored a pair of wins. Reese with the long jump (21-103/4) and the triple jump (43-113/4).
Broadmoor’s Michael Vick was the outstanding field performer placing second in the shot put and javelin and third in the discus to finish with 22 points.
Other boys double winners were Istrouma’s Darrell Nettles in the 110 hurdles (15.11) and the 100 (11.22), and Lutcher’s Jacobi Lightell, who won the shot put (46-91/2) and the discus (145-81/2).
In addition to their 1,600 relay win, the St. Michael girls picked up five individual firsts.
Haley Gregoire took the 1,600 (5:38.66) and came back to win the 3,200 (12:13.00). Other St. Michael firsts came from Celia Crifasi in the 400 (1:00.65), Tylor Row in the 300 hurdles and Alexis Pickney in the pole vault (8-6).
Row also ran the the anchor leg for the 1,600 relay, placed second in the 100 hurdles and was named outstanding track performer with 201/2 points.
The Plaquemine girls won 10 events including the 400 and 800 relays. The Green Devils took the top two spots in the 100 with winner Alissa Williams (12.14) followed by Tori Williams.
In the field, Plaquemine’s Destiny Jordan was the meet’s top athlete with wins in the high jump (4-8) and triple jump (34-2), and a third place in the high jump for a meet-high total of 26 points.
St. Michael scored the bulk of its track points in the middle and long distance events. Carly Varnado followed Gregoire in the 1,600 with a third-place finish, and Allie Stone was second behind Gregoire in the 3,200.
Claire Shatford and Gabby Rincon placed 2-5 in the 800, and Row and Camille DeBenedetto were 2-4 placers in the 100 hurdles.
Julliane Weger was second in the pole vault to Pickney, who picked up her own second in the triple jump. Katie Palmer and Emily D’Arensbourg finished 2-3 in the javelin.