Christ Episcopal School, in its first season competing in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, finished the year with a bang.
The Wildcats girls' track team captured the Class C state title on May 3 at the LHSAA outdoor track championships at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium. The Wildcat boys finished second to Jehovah-Jireh.
It's Christ Episcopal's third state championship this school year after winning the titles in cross-country and girls' basketball.
"That's amazing," coach Chad Hunt said. "We have had a lot of fun coaching the kids. They are all very coachable, and they all want to compete. When it comes time to compete, they compete."
The Wildcats captured first place in six individual events.
Svenya Stoyanoff and Alyssa Acosta shared Most Outstanding Performers honors.
Stoyanoff won the 800 meters (2:32.57) and the 1600 meters (5:46.01), while Acosta won the 300 hurdles (49.44) and the long jump (16 feet, 3½ inches).
The Wildcats also got first place from Ivy Hunt in the 3,200 (12:35.90) and Emily Hines in the 200 (27.18).
Christ Episcopal also swept all three relays.
Brooke Powers, Aiden Carpenter, Hines and Acosta won the 4x100 (52.95).
Claire Nicaud, Carpenter, Caroline Hayes and Hines won the 4x200 (1:53.97)
Alden Sonnier, Hayes, Hines and Stoyanoff won the final even, the 4x400 (4:31.32).
Christ Episcopal finished with 154 points to outscore second-place Hackberry, which had 110 points. Hackberry led coming out of the field events.
"I knew Hackberry was a great team that would come out of the field events with a big lead," Hunt said. "I was just hoping in the running we could perform and hold on. Give credit to the girls. They competed."
Diego Davie, of Christ Episcopal, was the only boys winner from the greater New Orleans area. Davie won the Class C high jump, going 5 feet 10 inches.
Parish wide Class C results included
Girls Long Jump: Alysa Acosta (CES, first, 16-03.50), Melody Roberts (First Baptist, third, 15-01.50)
Boys Pole Vault: Luke Nitschke (CES, second, 8-06.50)
Boys Shot Put: Patrick McQuaid (CES, ninth, 28-00.25)
Boys High Jump: Diego Davie (CES, first, 5-10.00)
Girls High Jump: Caroline Hayes (CES, sixth, 4-02.00)
Boys Javelin: Brandon Stephens (CES, eighth, 96-01), Andrew Kerr (CES, ninth, 90-05)
Girls Javelin: Brooke Powers (CES, seventh, 71-01)
Girls Pole Vault: Madison Quinlan (CES, second, 7-06), Brooke Powers (CES, third, 6-06)
Girls 4x200-meter relay: Claire Nicaud, Aiden Carpenter, Caroline Hayes, Emily Hines (CES, first, 1:53.97)
Girls 1600 meters: Svenya Stoyanoff (CES, first, 5:46.01), Ivy Hunt (CES, second, 5:51.70)
Boys 1600 meters: Jake Tournillon (CES, second, 4:58.73), Luke Acosta (CES, third, 4:59.36)
Girls 800 meters: Svenya Stoyanoff (CES, first, 2:32.57), Alden Sonnier (CES, second, 2:37.03)
Boys 800 meters: Luke Acosta (CES, fourth, 2:11.84)
Girls 4x100-meter relay: Brooke Powers, Aiden Carpenter, Emily Hines, Alyssa Acosta (CES, first, 52.95)
Boys Discus: Andrew Kerr (CES, fourth, 85-06)
Girls 400 meters: Svenya Stoyanoff (CES, second, 1:03.94), Caroline Hayes (CES, fourth, 1:06.68)
Boys 400 meters: Brandon Stephens (CES, fifth, 56.49)
Girls 300-meter hurdles: Alyssa Acosta (CES, first, 49.44)
Boys 300-meter hurdles: Diego Davie (CES, fourth, 47.44)
Girls 200 meters: Emily Hines (CES, first, 27.78), Aiden Carpenter, fourth, CES, 29.09)
Girls 3200 meters: Ivy Hunt (CES, first, 12:35.90), Meaghan Burke (CES, third, 15:00.40)
Boys 3200 meters: Jake Tournillon (CES, second, 10:43.55)
Girls 4x400-meter relay: Alden Sonnier, Emily Hines, Caroline Hayes, Svenya Stoyanoff (CES, first, 4:31.32)
Boys 4x400-meter relay: Eric Eckstrom, Brandon Stephens, Diego Davie, Luke Acosta (CES, fifth, 3:56.25)
Rod Walker contributed to this report