Williams paces Bulldogs to second at meet

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 3, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / April 3, 1999

RESERVE – Ricardo Williams placed second in the long jump and hurdles, helping Lutcher to a second place finish at the Riverside Invitational Meet Wednesday afternoon.

Episcopal captured the meet with 157.5 points. Lutcher finished with 83points, followed by Newman with 73 and St. Thomas Aquinas with 63. HostRiverside was fifth with 44 points, followed by Sumner (35), St. CharlesCatholic (29), St. Martin’s (19.5), Ridgewood (15) and Country Day (14).In the girls’ competition, Riverside was third with 71 points. Newmanplaced first with 105 points, followed by Sumner with 77. St. ThomasAquinas was fourth with 60 points, followed by Lutcher (40), Ridgewood (31), St. Charles Catholic (25.5), Episcopal (24), Country Day (16.5) and St.Martin’s (15).

Williams ran the hurdles in 14.99 seconds. Teammate Jerron Wishom wasthird with a time of 15.11. In the long jump, Williams had a best effort of19 feet, 11 1/2 inches. St. Charles Catholic’s Ryan Sterling was fourthwith a jump of 19-7.

Lutcher’s T.J. Ricks tied with Riverside’s Keith LeBlanc in the javelin.Both had throws of 160-4 1/2. Rhett Vicknair of Riverside was sixth witha throw of 150-4 1/2. Vicknair also placed third in the discus with athrow of 132-7 1/2 and fifth in the shot put with an effort of 43-5.

Newman’s Adam Biderman placed first in the discus with a throw of 166- 1 and also won the shot put with an effort of 53-3. St. Charles Catholic’sElinus Noel was sixth in each event with throws of 127-7 1/2 and 42-10, respectively. The Comets’ Tommy St. Pierre was fifth in the discus with athrow of 130-9. Teammate Kenny Ordeneaux was third in the shot put witha throw of 45-2 1/2. Riverside’s Ranney Wilson’s throw of 45-1 wasfourth.

Riverside’s Justin Dunn was second in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 13-0. Teammate Craig Tearney was fourth in the high jump with a jump of5-8. Lutcher’s Ricky Reed also jumped 5-8 but did it in fewer attempts toplace third. Ridgewood’s James McNary won the event with a jump of 5-10.Lutcher’s David Pittman was third in the triple jump with a jump of 39-5 3/4. Riverside’s Joel Levin was fourth with an effort of 38-3 3/4 whilethe Comets’ Sterling was fifth with a jump of 38-3 3/4.

Rick Bleakley of Lutcher was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.29, ahead of the Comets’ Josh Schnexnayer who finished in 11.60.Bleakley also placed second in the 200 with a time of 23.06. Schexnayderwas third in 23.39 while Lutcher’s Shane Duhe placed sixth in 23.89.Newman’s Justin Seale placed first in 22.99.Lutcher’s Pittman was fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 52.16. St.Charles Catholic’s Mike Donnelly tied for fourth in the 3200 meters, crossing the line in 10:38.

In the relays, St. Thomas Aquinas (1:34) won the 800 meters, Newman(44.30) the 400 and Episcopal (3:25.16) the 1600. Despite a dropped baton,Lutcher was second in the 800 and also in 400 and placed third in the 1600. Riverside was fourth in the 800 and 400 and fifth in the 1600 whileSt. Charles Catholic was fifth in the 400.In the girls’ competition, Lutcher’s Tiffany Griffin won both the long jump and javelin competitions and placed second in the triple jump. Griffin hada jump of 15-5 3/4 in the long jump. Riverside’s Amie Graugnard andJennifer Smith tied for fifth with jumps of 14-4 1/2. In the javelin,Griffin finished far ahead of the pack with a throw of 106-9. Riverside’sNicole Lambert was third with a throw of 88-2 while Courtney Vicknair of St. Charles Catholic was fifth with an effort of 78-8 1/2.Griffin had a jump of 32-3 1/4 in the triple jump, finishing behind Ridgewood’s Aisha Otori’s effort of 33 1/2. Riverside’s Amanda Rousselwas fourth with a jump of 31-9 1/4. Roussel placed first in the high jump,clearing the bar at 5-6. Teammate Rachel Branton made it a one-twofinish for the Lady Rebels with a jump of 5-0. Roussel also placed third inthe hurdles with a time of 17.95.Riverside’s Brandi Falgoust and Kelly Louque were two-three in the discus with throws of 86-10 1/2 and 86 1/2, respectively. Nicole Scontrino ofSt. Charles Catholic was fourth with a throw of 84-0. The Lady Rebels’Heidi Richard was third in the shot put with an effort of 30-1 1/2.

In the track events, St. Charles Catholic’s Katie Arcuri was second in the200 meters and third in the 100 with times of 28.22 and 13.08,respectively. River-side’s Lori Smith was sixth in the 100 with a time of13.35. St. Charles Catholic’s Nicole Guarino’s 13:45 in the 3200 placed hersixth.

In the relays, Sumner took the 800 and the 400 in 1:49.51 and 52.06,respectively. Newman won the 1600 in 4:17.29. St. Charles Catholic wasthird in the 400 while Lutcher was third in the 800 and Riverside in the same spot in the 1600.

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