Rebels nail down district crown

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2011



Riverside’s girls track and field team rolled to the District 9-2A championship Saturday, besting second place Haynes, 165-88, at Joe Yenni Stadium.

“We came in with the expectation of winning,” said Riverside girls’ coach Joe Trosclair. “With two in basically every event, we had an advantage. But I didn’t expect it to come by so much. Everyone really did a great job for us to make it happen.”

The Rebels finished in second place on the boys’ side to champion John Curtis, 160-42.

The Lady Rebels’ Jordan Duhon was named the girls’ track MVP, taking first place in the 300 hurdles and the 3,200. She finished second in the 1,600.

“She did really well,” said Trosclair. “She’s been working hard all year long. She definitely deserves it.”

Catlin Becnel (pole vault), Megan Malik (shot put), Raven Campbell (discus) and Kori Bourgeois (javelin) each earned first place finishes for Riverside in the field events.

Kaitlyn Masters (400) and Chelsea Cupit (100) took first place for the Rebels in the track events.

Riverside swept all three girls’ relay events. The 4×100 and 4×200 teams were each comprised of Maurie Laiche, Taylor Terrio, Jamie Bolden and Kaitlyn Masters. The 4×400 team is Kaitlyn Masters, Channon Simmons, Becnel and Malorie Duhon.

Haynes’ Kathryn Phillippi was the girls’ field MVP.

The Rebel boys saw Grady Gieger take first in the javelin.

Curtis’ Seth Jones was named boys’ field MVP while teammate Josh Barksdale earned track MVP honors.

Trosclair said that he hopes the success of his team carries over to the Class 2A regional meet set for April 27 at St. Scholastica.

“I think we’ve got a shot,” said Trosclair.