Chalmette sweeps District 8-5A track and field titles

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Chalmette swept the boys and girls District 8-5A track and field championships at home Friday.

The Owls amassed 200 points on the boys side, easily finishing ahead of second place Riverdale’s 99 points. East Jefferson was third with 69 points.

Chalmette won the girls competition with 197 points, well ahead of second place Bonnabel, with 71 points. Riverdale was third with 67 points.

Clarence Pesnell led the way for the boys, winning both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

Barrett Yoe of Chalmette won the discus while Fox Ducote of the Owls took first in the pole vault.

Raven Marrero led the Owls on the girls side, winning the 300 meter hurdles while Dalli Paige won the 400 meter run. Other winners for Chalmette included Armoni Harris in the discus, Aniya Harris in the shot put, Aisja Harris in the triple jump and Kasey Hughes in the pole vault competition.

Chalmette won both the boys and girls 4×400 meter races and both the boys and girls 4×800 meter runs.

Amani Cargo of John Ehret was a double winner on the boys side, taking first in the 100 meter and 200 meter races.

Riverdale’s Arthur Martin won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.

Katelyn Wallace of Riverdale was a triple winner on the girls side, winning both the 100 and 200 meter races, as well as the long jump competition.

District 8-5A Track & Field Team Results:
Chalmette 200
Riverdale 99
East Jefferson 69
West Jefferson 63
John Ehret 62
Bonnabel 45
Higgins 16
Grace King 11

Chalmette 197
Bonnabel 71
Riverdale 67
West Jefferson 65
Higgins 48
John Ehret 37
East Jefferson 34
Grace King 12

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