Plaquemine swept the girls and boys titles at the District 6-4A track meet Wednesday at Woodlawn.
Plaquemine’s girls won 11 events, including all three relays, to tally 193 points. Plaquemine’s boys won eight events, including three by junior Todd Harris, to tally 167 points.
St. Michael was second in both team races with 123 points in the girls and 100 in boys. Woodlawn was third in both divisions with 121 points in the girls and 99 in the boys.
It was Plaquemine’s sixth straight girls district title and the third straight for the boys. The top four finishers in each event advance to next Wednesday’s Class 4A, Region 2 at the Louisiana-Lafayette.
Harris registered a personal best of 43 feet, 4½ inches in winning the triple jump. He also won the long jump (22-2½) and high jump (6-2). Harris said he had missed some practice time recently because of an ankle injury and even changed the foot he jumps off for this meet.
“I really want to make it to state this year,” Harris said. “I was pleased with how I did today. Our track team is solid this year, and we scored 62 points in the field.”
Plaquemine swept the shorter sprints with Trey Williams (11.39 seconds) winning the 100 meters and Mitchell Austin the 200 in 22.67. Austin stumbled out of the blocks in the 100 but still finished third. Trey Trusclair (124-0) won the discus for the Green Devils.
Plaquemine won the 4x100 and 4x200 boys relays, while Woodlawn won the 4x400 in a team-best 3:38.35 .
“We’ve won every meet we’ve competed in except one this season,” Plaquemine boys coach Ron LeJeune said. “We were able to advance a good number of our guys to regionals.”
Plaquemine’s girls also swept the shorter sprints with Aldrianna Dupree winning the 100 in 12.64, and De’Jaun Williams taking the 200 in 27.26. Nicole Lewis won the 300 hurdles in 48.50.
Plaquemine had a double winner in Jolin Passantino, who ruled the discus (113-6½) and javelin (98-9). Other PHS girls field winners were Alessi Wiley (triple jump, 34-9), Carleisha Stevens (high jump, 5-0) and Haylee Richard (pole vault, 7-6).
“We’ve got a lot of young talent,” Plaquemine girls coach Peter Villia said. “We scored 80 points in the field. Our relays looked really good.”
St. Michael senior Tyler Morrison won the girls 400 meters in 1:01.13. Other Warrior winners were Kaitlyn Doyle (1,600 meters, 6:10.11), Sara Lavastida (800 meters, 2:34.60) and Clarissa Mcgarner (shot put, 30-9).
Tara’s Nicholas Scott won the 1,600 and 800 meters in 4:48.59 and 2:06.76. Scott was second in the 3,200 to St. Michael’s Alex Landry (9:55.36). Tara’s Tushanna Davis won the girls long jump in 16-5.
Livonia’s Trinton Hatch won the 110 and 300 hurdles in 17.92 and 44.07.
In one of the more exciting races, Woodlawn’s Brandon Williams (52.28) edged Plaquemine’s Andre’ Riley in the 400 meters.