Episcopal, St. Joseph’s Academy top Louisiana Cross Country Rankings

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With the state championship meet coming up Nov. 13-14 at Natchitoches, the contenders for state honors are shaping up clearly.

In the latest Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Association rankings, defending Class 2A state champion Episcopal is the top-ranked team on the boys side.

The Knights received eight first place votes and 98 points. Catholic of Baton Rouge is second. The Bears got one first place vote and 90 points. Brother Martin is third. The Crusaders received the other first place vote and 81 total points.

Defending 5A state champion St. Paul’s is fourth and Holy Cross is fifth. Defending 4A state champion Belle Chasse is sixth with Jesuit seventh. Parkway is eighth, Airline is ninth and St. Thomas Aquinas is No. 10.

On the girls side, defending 5A state champion St. Joseph’s Academy is the unanimous No. 1 team with Mandeville second. Defending Division II state champion Holy Savior Menard is third and St. Michael is fourth.

Defending 4A state champion Vandebilt Catholic is fifth with Dominican sixth. Defending 3A state champion Academy of The Sacred Heart of New Orleans is seventh with Mount Carmel eighth. St. Scholastica is ninth and St. Thomas Aquinas is tenth.

Here are your Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Association Top 10 rankings:

Rank Team Points
1, Episcopal-BR (8) 98
2, Catholic-BR (1) 90
3, Brother Martin (1) 81
4, St. Paul’s 61
5, Holy Cross 54
6, Belle Chasse 42
7, Jesuit 27
8, Parkway 26
9, Airline 20
10, St. Thomas Aquinas 19
Others receiving votes: St. Martin’s Episcopal, Mandeville, Live Oak, St. Michael, E.D. White Catholic, John Curtis Christian.

Rank Team Points
1, St. Joseph’s Academy (10) 100
2, Mandeville 85
3, Holy Savior Menard 83
4, St. Michael 69
5, Vandebilt Catholic 63
6, Dominican 45
7, Academy of the Sacred Heart-NO 36
8, Mount Carmel 25
9, St. Scholastica 14
10, St. Thomas Aquinas 13
Others receiving votes: St. Martin’s Episcopal, E.D. White Catholic, Episcopal, Newman, Parkway, Lafayette

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