Catholic High athletes won 11 events and scored 199 points to claim the boys title at the Bat Gourrier Relays on Wednesday at Broadmoor High.
Episcopal’s boys finished second with 141 points, and Zachary was third with 86.
Episcopal, which won nine events, claimed the girls title with 167 points. Zachary’s girls were second with 154, and Denham Springs followed with 58.
Catholic picked up field event wins in the pole vault (Chandler Kelleher, 13 feet, 6 inches), shot put (Zach Tom, 52-6), discus (Nigel Despinasse, 161-2) and javelin (Alex Bertrand, 175-11).
Catholic’s Sethan Hollier was a double winner in the 100 meters (11.22 seconds) and 200 meters (22.05). Catholic seniors Patrick Stephens and Trevor Thibodeaux finished 1-2 in the 400 meters with season-best times of 50.26 and 51.15.
“That finish in the 400 was huge,” Catholic coach Pete Boudreaux said. “I’m really proud of both of them. They’ve worked so hard. The 400 is a tough race. That last stretch really hurts, and you have to fight it. They did that today.”
Catholic’s Michael Hubbell won the 800 meters in 1:59.48. Kam Cummings ran 14.96 to win the 110 hurdles. Catholic also won the 4x200 relay in 1:31.24 and the 4x400 relay in 3:21.37.
Episcopal’s boys put up a strong time of 43.83 in winning the 4x100 relay.
Other winners for the EHS boys were Kevin Tripeaux (high jump, 6-6; long jump, 21-5) and Caden Dickinson (300 hurdles, 41.07).
Zachary’s John Paul Hardin won the 1,600 in a personal-best 4:35.55, and St. Michael’s Alex Landry won the 3,200 in 9:51.47.
Zachary was competing in its fifth meet in seven days and didn’t bring a full team. Accomplished sprinter Janie O’Conner just participated in relays and helped the Broncos win all three relays by convincing margins.
“We got some young kids some work today,” Zachary coach Chris Carrier said. “We concentrated on our relays. John Paul Hardin ran really well today.”
Zachary’s Alexandria Holmes won the 100 meters (13.64). Zachary had a double winner in Kristian Jackson, who took the shot put with a 43-0 and the discus (119-10). Zachary’s Lydia Johnson won the triple jump (33-6).
Episcopal junior Alicia Stamey won the 800 meters (2:25.22) and the 1,600 meters (5:11.82). Stamey holds the school record in both events.
Adele Broussard won the 3,200 meters in 11:33.51 for EHS. Parish Kitto won the pole vault (12-0) and 100-meter hurdles (16.31). Madison Underwood won the 300-meter hurdles in 46.99. Freshman Mary Kathryn Underwood won the long jump (16-1½). Ali Mitchell won the javelin (110-7).
“That was a really good run in the 1,600 by Alicia Stamey in a 10 mph wind,” EHS girls coach Eddie Cole said. “We had a lot of girls step up today.”
St. Michael’s Tyler Morrison won the girls 400 in 59.59. Episcopal’s Deven Kimbrell was second in 1:00.86.