RIVERSIDE SWEEPS FIRST HOME MEET
By Michael Kiral / L’Observateur / March 7, 1998
RESERVE – The Riverside boys’ and girls’ track and field teams scored convincing victories over St. Charles Catholic, St. Martin’s and Dunham intheir first home meet of the season Wednesday afternoon.
The Rebel boys out-pointed the Comets, 117-68. Dunham was third with25 points, followed by St. Martin’s with 20 points. The Lady Rebels scored 125 points, followed by St. Charles Catholic with48 points. St. Martin’s placed third with 41 points and Dunham was fourthwith one point.
Rhett Vicknair shined for the Rebels, setting personal bests while winning both the javelin and the discus. Vicknair tossed the javelin 162-4 feet,defeating St. Charles Catholic’s Klibert who had a toss of 149-3.Vicknair’s toss of 140-3 in the javelin beat teammate Travis Bourgeois, who had a toss of 122-7. Bourgeois was also second in the shot put with atoss of 48-8.
Mike Barraco placed first in the high jump with a jump of six feet. MauriceSt. Pierre was second for the Comets with a jump of 5-10, followed byteammate Julian Ward. Barraco also placed second in the 110-meterhurdles with a time of 17.79, and had a second place finish in the 400-meter dash. St. Pierre also placed third in the discus with a throw of 109-10, while Ward was fifth in the 400-meter dash.
St. Charles Catholic’s Kenny Ordeneaux placed third in the shot put andfourth in the discus.
Riverside’s Joel Levin placed first in the long jump with a leap of 19-6, ahead of teammate Dominic Terrio. Levin also placed second in the triplejump behind teammate Ronnie Mason who won with a leap of 39-6 1/2. St.Martin’s Seth Duplantis captured the pole vault with a vault of 11 feet.
Riverside’s T.J. Sutton was second with a vault of 10-6 and also placedfourth in the 400-meter dash.
In the running events, Riverside’s Armand Centanni placed first in the 1600-meter run with a time of five minutes, 13.25 seconds. TeammateTravis Fox was second. Centanni also won the 800-meter run, defeatingteammate Danny Stein in a time of 2:14.78. The Rebels’ Josh Evans tookthe 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.75 seconds.The Comets’ Josh Schexnayder was first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.87 and placed second in the 200-meter dash in 24.94. St.Charles Catholic’s Brian Horvath captured the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.03, while teammate Ty Monica placed second in the 100-meter dash.And in one of the closest races of the meet, Blaine Billings edged out fellow Comet Mike Donnelly with a time of 11:52.12.The Comets’ relay teams won both the 800- and 400-meter relays, while the Rebels captured the 1600-meters.
In the girls’ events, Amanda Roussel shone for the Lady Rebels with personal bests in the high jump and triple jump. Roussel jumped 5-4 towin the high jump over teammate Rachel Branton. Roussel had a jump of32-5 in the triple jump that was second to teammate Hannah Hobdy’s 33- 10. Hobdy also placed first in the long jump with a jump of 17-1, missingthe school record by two inches.
Melissa Martin won the shot put over teammate Marcy Remondet with a toss of 25-1 1/2, while placing third in the javelin with a throw of 94-2.
St. Martin’s Catherine Betz captured both the javelin and the discus. St. Charles Catholic’s Courtney Vicknair was second in the javelin with athrow of 96-8, while Riverside’s Mandy Roussel was second in the discus with a toss of 96-9. Roussel also won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of18.59, ahead of teammate Jennifer Guidry.Riverside’s Amie Graugnard had second place finishes in the long jump and 400-meter dash while placing fourth in the 100-meter dash. For the LadyComets’ Judith Diasselliss placed third in the long jump.
In the running events, Riverside’s Jenny Klibert and Jennifer Smith placed second in the 1600-meter run, followed by St. Charles Catholic’s JenniePollet and Brandi Catoire. Klibert also placed third in the 800-meter runand fifth in the 3200-meter run.
Lori Smith ran a time of 13.69 to win the 100-meter dash ahead of LadyComets Cristin Clement and Melissa Billings. Smith also won the 200-meter dash in a time of 29.06. Remondet was second followed by Polletand Abby Howard.
St. Charles Catholic’s Liz Dufresne was first in the 800-meter run (2:48),while Riverside’s Michelle Millet placed first in the 400-meter dash (1:06). Dufresne placed fourth in the 3200-meter run, while Riverside’sJennifer Smith was second.
The Lady Rebels placed first in each of the relays.
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