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Ty’Jon Monroe named state champ in 110-meter hurdles

EDGARD — West St. John/STEM junior Ty’Jon Monroe became a state champion with a first place finish in the Class 1A 110-meter hurdles at the LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet.

The meet was held earlier this month at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium at LSU in Baton Rouge, and Monroe finished the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.63 seconds.

Monroe also took home third in the 300-meter hurdles at the state meet with a time of 42.90 seconds.

Sophomore Kharma Creecy also represented West St. John at the state meet. Creecy competed in the shot put and earned eighth place with a distance of 29-09.00.

West St. John Principal Claude Hill and STEM Magnet Program Principal Dr. Glenn Chenier attended last week’s St. John School Board meeting to congratulate the young athletes.

Hill has known Creecy for a number of years, and he said she’s an outstanding student and a more phenomenal athlete than words can attest to. Chenier said Monroe is just as gifted academically, and the word “humble” perfectly describes his character.

The St. John School Board gave Monroe a standing ovation as he was honored for his first place finish.