Local athletes shine at indoor championships
In one jump, Meg Simon left LSU the state champion in the Division II pole vault.
Breaking a personal record by jumping 12-00.00, Simon picked up the top spot, capping off a big turnout from Vermilion Parish athletes at the state indoor track and field championship.
Alongside the North Vermilion contender, Erath, Vermilion Catholic and Delcambre had competitors at the meet, several of whom did well in the events.
On the girls’ side, Simon was the only one to pick up a first place. In the 55-meter event, Erath’s Caitlin Domingue qualified for the finals by placing eighth in the preliminary race. She ended up fifth overall, running the event in 7.43.
In the 1600 meter run, Delcambre’s Taylor Bourque came in 12th in the state, clocking in at 7:07.93.
As a team, Erath (Mia Allen, Caitlin Domingue, Lindsay Darby and Ali Bourque) came in sixth in the 4x200 meter run.
In the field events, Vermilion Catholic’s Kyrie Collins picked up seventh place, while Erath’s Brentny Delcambre came in 13th.
In the triple jump, Erath had two place highly, with Mia Allen placing fourth and Lindsay Darby placing sixth.
Along with Simon in the pole vault, Delcambre’s Bourque placed 10th.
For the boys 400-meter, Erath’s Corey Cole picked up sixth places with a 52.57 run, and in the 55-meter preliminaries, Shane Marceaux of Erath and Nate Silar of Vermilion Catholic picked up 13th and 14th respectively.
In the field events, VC and Erath each had two competitors. VC’s Kyle Zenon picked up fifth place with a 44-11.00 launch while his school mate, Trey Ryder, picked up 11th place. Erath’s Jordan Sonnier and Hunter Darby picked up 12th and 13th, respectively.
Shay Primeaux of Erath placed fifth in the high jump with a 5-10 jump, while his teammate, Carlon Grogan placed 12th in the long jump. Grogan, though, did place third after recording 42-09.75 in the triple jump.
And in the boys pole- vaulting, VC’s Matt Wilson placed fifth. He was followed by Delcambre’s Kody Breaux in sixth place and Erath’s Quentin Harrington in seventh place. In 10th was Erath’s Tate Terrebonne, rounding out the parish participants.