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Ram boys take 2nd, girls 4th at District 8-1A meet

WHITE CASTLE — The West St. John boys captured runner-up honors at last week’s District 8-1A meet at White Castle while the girls finished fourth, those team performances highlighted by a number of strong individual regional qualifiers.

Glenn Grayman was named field MVP for the boys after posting 18 total points for the Rams, taking first in the javelin (137-01) and second in the high jump (5-06).

On the girls side, Christina Holmes earned field MVP honors, posting a score of 20 after earning second in the javelin (96-01) and in the shot put (30-05), while taking fourth in the high jump (4-04).

“We had a very strong day,” said West St. John girls track and field coach Nelann Taylor. “We have more qualifiers for regional this year than last, and we’re pleasantly surprised at that. We’re showing a lot of consistency on both the girls and the boys sides.”

The top four performers in each event qualify for today’s 3-1A regional meet, which will be back at White Castle.

Kie’Ave Harry earned the top finish in the boys 100 with a time of 11.25 and in the 200 with a mark of 22.81.Teammate Austin Alexander finished third (11.37) in the 100 and fourth in the 200 (23.80).

The boys 4×200 relay team of Kie’Ave Harry, Lamore Boudoin, Jabari Walters and Austin Alexander captured second place (1:32.24). The 4×100 team of Harry, Marcus Boudoin, Lamore Boudoin and Alexander) also earned second (44.43). The 4×400 team (Jabari Walters, Jamal Walters, Nicholas Borne and James Simon) took third (3:46.90).

Marcus Boudoin took second in the 110 hurdles (15.88) while Trevon Borne took third (19.48). Boudoin also earned second in the 300 hurdles (41.81) while Borne earned third (45.38). Jamal Walters placed fourth in the 1600 (5:32.31). Nicholas Borne finished third in the 800 (2:15.82). James Simon earned fourth in the 400 (55.08). Trevon Barnes took fourth in the 3200 (12:51.15).

In the field events, Lamore Boudoin earned first in the long jump (20-00) and third in the triple jump (39-10.50). Jabari Walters won the triple jump (40-07). Quintrell Perrilloux took second place in the shot put (38-04), while Ryan Cannon took fourth (37-10.50). James Simon finished third in the high jump (5-06).

The Lady Rams’ 4×200 relay team of Kiara Shavers, Talika Howard, Amiya Lumar and Jasmine Simon (1:58.35) took third place. The 4×100 team of Shavers, Lumar, Nazel Breaux and Simon also took third (55.55).

Shavers took third in the 100 (13.66) and fourth in the 200 (28.34). Amaya Lumar finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (56.79).

In the field events, Lumar took fourth in the long jump (13-10.50). Miya Kelley took fourth in the discus (74-03.25).