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E.D. White girls win regional track title


The E.D. White Catholic girls track and field team came away as the big winner of Tuesday's Class 3A, Region III track and field meet at Jewel Sumner High School in Kentwood.

The Lady Cardinals scored 88 points and were easily crowned as the girls' regional champion. Second-place Port Allen finished with 70.5 points.

Tuesday's regional meet was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was moved up to Tuesday because of the threat of inclement weather.

Xylyn Garnett led the Lady Cardinals with first-place finishes in the high jump (5 feet, 1 inch) and the javelin (126-11). E.D. White's 1,600-meter relay team also placed first with a time of 4 minutes, 9.79 seconds.

Other E.D. White girls placing in multiple events were Jordan Borne (third in the long jump and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles), Courtney Troxclair (fourth in the 3,200-meter run and fifth in the 800-meter run) and Claire Robichaux (fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles).

Also finishing in the Top 6 for the E.D. White girls were Blaire Boudreaux (second in the pole vault), Emily Sauce (second in the 800-meter run), Hannah Babin (second in the 3,200-meter run), Jordan Gros (fourth in the discus), Adelyne Labat (fourth in the 1,600-meter run), Mimi Guidry (fifth in the 1,600-meter run), Emily Weimer (fifth in the 400-meter dash), Whitney Sternfels (sixth in the 400-meter dash) and Taylor Blanchard (sixth in the 300-meter hurdles). E.D. White's 800-meter relay team finished in sixth place.

The Top 4 finishers in the individual and relay events advance to the state meet on May 4 at LSU's Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Rounding out the Top 5 on the girls' side were Donaldsonville (third, 67 points), Xavier Prep (fourth, 63) and McMain (fifth, 50). St. James finished 16th with one point.

On the boys side, E.D. White scored 30 points to finish tied for fifth place with Loranger and Miller-McCoy. Finishing ahead of the Cardinals were Jewel Sumner (first, 120), Port Allen (second, 98), Lusher Charter (third, 95) and Brusly (fourth, 70th). St. James finished 10th with 16 points.

Benton Arceneaux led the Cardinals with three Top 6 finishes — third in the long jump, fifth in the triple jump and fifth in the high jump.

Also placing in multiple events for the E.D. White boys were Stephen Boudreaux (fourth in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs) and Bruce Williams (sixth in the long jump and triple jump). Others placing in the Top 6 were Luke Hagen (third in the javelin), Shecory Bell (fifth in the 400-meter run) and Chris Melancon (fifth in the 3,200-meter run).

St. James athletes placing at the meet were Erwin Simmons (third, boys 110-meter hurdles), Angellos Washington (fifth, boys discus), Ceth Cooper (fifth, boys 800-meter run), Ricky Nelson (fifth, boys 200-meter dash) and Jervon Whittington (sixth, girls discus). The Wildcats 800-meter relay (fifth) and 1,600-meter relay (sixth) teams also placed.