Landry, Lubin take first place honors at 9-3A championship

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2008


Sports Editor

St. Charles’ Brett Landry and Reyna Lubin each took first place finishes at Wednesday’s District 9-3A championship meet on Wednesday, highlighting a group of Comet regional qualifiers.

Lutcher also turned in a strong performance, logging nine first place performances in all and second place finishes for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.  

Landry finished first in the boys’ 1600 meters with a time of 5:13.00, and in the 3200 with a time of 11:45.0.

“He gave us another strong performance,” said St. Charles Coach Jerry Schexnayder. “He works very hard, and really earns it.”

Lubin, meanwhile, was first in the girls’ 1600 with a time of 6:12.00, as well as in the long jump (14-9). She finished third in the 200 meters (27.06).

“It wasn’t her best jump of the year, but she was able to take first over two higher seeded girls,” said St. Charles Coach Jerry Schexnayder. “She did very well.”

Lubin, a junior, hadn’t run the mile for St. Charles before this season. But after Schexnayder saw Lubin turn in a winning performance in the mile run at last month’s “Run for the Son” at St. Charles, he realized it was a spot she could excel in.

“We really recognized her ability after that,” he said.

As a team, St. Charles finished fourth among boys and fifth among girls. Port Allen won the boys and girls meets.

Lutcher, meanwhile, saw eight individual first place finishes, as well as one for the boys’ 800 meter relay team. Their individual first place boys’ winners are: Dexter McCoil (triple jump, 43-4); Terrance White (110 meter hurdles, 15.84, 300 meter hurdles, 42.70; Frederick Thomas (200 meters, 48.37); and Darius Lovette, 800 meters (2:14.0).

Among the girls: Kristi Branch (javelin, 103-11); Jada Jasmin (300 meter hurdles, 51.89); Angel Webre (3200 meters, 14:31.0)

Landry and Lubin weren’t the only strong performers from St. Charles. Justin Vicknair qualified for next weeks’ regionals with a third place performance in the boys’ 300 meter hurdles (43.95). Erica Blank took third in the girls’ discus (77-8) and fourth in the 1600 meters (6:35.00). Brittany McMurray finished fourth in the 800 (2:59.0).