Boudoin, Holmes lead Rams at meet

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BATON ROUGE — After a delayed start to their season due to weather cancellations, West St. John’s boys and girls track and field squads created a few highlights at last week’s Broadmoor meet.

The Rams’ Marcus Boudoin captured a first place championship in the 110 meter hurdles, recording a time of 16.06. On the girls side, Christina Holmes took second place in the javelin, netting a mark of 86-10.

In addition, the Ram boys 4×100 and 4×200 track and field teams (Kie’Ave Harry, Lamore Boudoin, Austin Alexander and Marcus Boudoin) took fifth and sixth place finishes, respectively.

West St. John girls track and field coach Nelann Taylor said she was pleased with the work of Holmes, whose 86-10 was a personal best, and that the Lady Rams are off to a positive start thanks in part to an infusion of youth.

“I think the girls are proving to themselves and each other that they can compete, and (at Broadmoor) they did very well,” Taylor said. “When you’re seeing a number of girls putting forth personal best marks, it’s all you can really ask for.”

Taylor said two of the team’s newcomers, 8th graders Kiara Shavers and Jasmine Simon, have shown promise. She hopes to see more of that today: the Rams travel again, but not far, as Lutcher hosts the Derbigny Relays.

“I’m expecting us to have a solid showing,” Taylor said. “We’re off to a pretty good start, and we’ll see some strong competition at Lutcher.”