Cross Country: Newman sweeps girls, boys competition at Randy Zell Classic

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It was a good Saturday morning for Newman in the Randy Zell Classic Cross Country Meet at City Park.

The Greenies won both the boys and girls competition.

Newman won the girls competition with Mount Carmel Academy second and McGehee third. John Curtis Christian was fourth and Lusher Charter finished fifth.

Ava Hartman of Newman won the individual title in a time of 18:29 with Saige Christen of Patrick Taylor second. Anna Schmidt of McGehee finished third.

On the boys side, Newman edged Rummel for the team title with Jesuit third, John Curtis Christian fourth and St. Martin’s Episcopal fifth.

Kaden McLaughlin of Archbishop Rummel won the individual boys title in a time of 16:23.

McLaughlin is a National Merit Semifinalist. William Moore of Newman was second with Alastair Deng of Ben Franklin third.

Randy Zell Classic

Girls Results
Team scores: 1. Newman 38, 2. Mount Carmel Academy 49, 3. McGehee 105, 4. John Curtis Christian 107, 5. Lusher Charter 131, 6. Archbishop Chapelle 166, 7. Cabrini 203, 8. Patrick Taylor 211, 9. Destrehan 218, 10. Hahnville 250, 11. Haynes Academy 257.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Ava Hartman, Newman 18:29; 2. Saige Christen, Patrick Taylor 19:36; 3. Anna Schmidt, McGehee 19:56; 4. Fiona Collins, Ben Franklin 19:59; 5. Maggie Smith, Newman 20:11; 6. Elizabeth Traylor, Mount Carmel Academy 20:17; 7. Sophie Freeze, Ursuline Academy 20:39; 8. Adeleine Berner, Mount Carmel Academy 20:43; 9. Emma Meneses, Mount Carmel Academy 20:44, 10. Sammi Rogers, Mount Carmel Academy 20:46.

Boys Results
Team scores: 1. Newman 63, 2. Archbishop Rummel 68, 3. Jesuit 80, 4. John Curtis Christian 145, 5. St. Martin’s Episcopal 151, 6. Terrebonne 178, 7. Brother Martin 196, 8. Lusher Charter 200, 9. Hahnville 222, 10. Archbishop Shaw 267, 11. Haynes Academy 269, 12. Ben Franklin 324, 13. Destrehan 351, 14. Patrick Taylor 374, 15. De La Salle 395, 16. West Jefferson 455, 17. Sophie B. Wright 490.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Kaden McLaughlin, Archbishop Rummel 16:23; 2. William Moore, Newman 16:39; 3. Alastair Deng, Ben Franklin 16:55; 4. Sam Haber, Newman 17:00; 5. Alex Williams, Terrebonne 17:06; 6. Luke Burlison, Archbishop Rummel 17:14; 7. Blake Verdigets, St. Martin’s Episcopal 17:24; 8. Luke Barbara, Jesuit 17:29; 9. Jacob Nyuazov, Haynes Academy 17:34; 10. Henry Black, Archbishop Rummel 17:35.

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