Bulldogs track, field team picking up speed

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Freshman Hayes Rousseau launching to throw the javelin at the Griffin Invitational earlier this season.

The ACHS track and field team is looking to run to a state title, but first it has to take care of its business at each invitation. It does. The Bulldogs team competed at the Cardinal Relays in Thibodaux Friday and the girls team finished second overall with 112 points and the boys finished fourth with 83.

The girl’s team was sparked by an overall effort from field and track athletes. In the field, sophomore Jordynn Brown earned a third place finish in the long jump with a distance of 14’2” and Brown came out in the high jump with a third place ribbon with a height of 4’6”.

In the throw events, Kaitly Cayette finished first place in the discus throw with a mark of 78’9.5”, while Amber Carter stole second place right behind her with a distance of 75’8”. Cayete also finished third in the shot put recording a mark of 25’10”. Also senior Nancy Guillot finished third in the javelin throwing 82’2”.

On the track, Brown resumed her day at the 100-meter dash and finished second with a 14.03, while Guillot put down the javelin in time to run on Brown’s heels with a third place finish with a time of 14.06.

Gabby Klack finished first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.32, while Maerys Joseph took the blue ribbon in the 400-meter dash with a time of 62.65. Whitney Eure earned a fourth place finish with a time of 67.83.

The girl’s team wasn’t yet done. Its success carried into the distance races as well.

Catherine Eure raced for a second place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:51.37 with Victoria Eure on her heels finishing third with a time of 2:51.93.

Middle schoolers, Stephanie Breaux and Breanna Bernard, finished first and second respectively in the 1600-meter run. Breaux finished with a time of 6:07.51 and Bernard with a time 6:13.54.

Marianna Cuervo finished second in the 3200-meter with a time of 13:54.88 and Danielle Brou crossed the line fourth with a time 14:44.17.

The girls also finished first in the 400-meter relay with a time of 53.5, second in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:53.52, and second in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:41.07.

On the boy’s side, Deondre Francis jumped the day off for the Bulldogs with fifth place finishes in the long jump and high jump respectively. To wrap up field events for the boys, Daniel Mattingly threw for another fifth place finish in the javelin with a mark of 120’9”.

On the track the Bulldogs racked up a lot of points.

Jaquel Wade popped out with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.06 and Thomas Gros grabbed first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.02. Wade Bailey finished fourth in the 200-meters with a time of 23.83.

Jesse Hood continues to show his versatility on the track as he finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.95. Thomas Daigle earned a sixth place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.27 and Trey Capello finished fourth in the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:00.85.

Zach Capello finished first place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:57.85 with Hood trailing him for second in a time of 10:37.52.

Sam Mattingly finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.98 and Dylan Landry won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 45.19.

The boy’s team also finished first in the 400-meter relay with a time of 44.71, third in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:34.81, and fourth in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:24.74.

The Bulldogs will compete at the Tiger Relays at Donaldsonville High School in Donaldsonville Friday, March 22.