Jesuit, Brother Martin boys; MCA, STA girls high in state cross country rankings

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A week away from the LHSAA Cross Country championships at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, four area teams rank at the top or near the top of the statewide rankings of the Louisiana Track & Field Cross Country poll released Monday.

In large school boys rankings, Jesuit remains on top in unanimous fashion with Brother Martin second. Catholic of Baton Rouge is third with Ruston fourth and Parkview Baptist is fifth. Holy Cross is eighth with Belle Chasse tenth.

In the large school girls rankings, St. Joseph’s Academy is the top-ranked team in unanimous fashion with Ruston second. Mount Carmel Academy is ranked third. Vandebilt Catholic is fourth with Dominican fifth. St. Scholastica is eighth.

In the small school boys rankings, Episcopal occupies the top spot with eight first-place votes while Parkview Baptist is second with the other two first-place votes. University Lab is third with St. Michael fourth and D’Arbonne Woods fifth. Newman is eighth with St. Martin’s Episcopal tenth.

In the girls small school rankings, Episcopal is the unanimous top-ranked team with E.D. White Catholic second. St. Thomas Aquinas is third with ARCA fourth and Newman fifth. Country Day is sixth with St. Martin’s Episcopal eighth.

Here are your LTFCA rankings for Monday, November 7:

Boys Small School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Episcopal (8) 98
2 Parkview Baptist (2) 78
3 University Lab 72
4 St. Michael 66
5 D’Arbonne Woods 51
6 Episcopal-Acadiana 43
7 E.D. White 42
8 Newman 33
9 Erath 31
10 St. Martin’s 9

Others receiving votes: Loyola Prep, Country Day, Haynes, John Curtis Christian, Cedar Creek, St. Louis Catholic

Girls Small School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Episcopal (10) 100
2 E.D. White 86
3 St. Thomas Aquinas 69
4 ARCA 57
5 Newman 56
6 Country Day 47
7 University Lab 38
8 St. Martin’s 36
9 St. Michael 27
10 Hathaway 10

Others receiving votes: Parkview, St. Louis Catholic, Buckeye, Hanson, Sacred Heart, Cedar Creek

Boys Large School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 Jesuit (10) 100
2 Brother Martin 90
3 Catholic (BR) 76
4 Ruston 74
5 Parkview Baptist 55
6 Zachary 40
7 Teurlings Catholic 37
8 Holy Cross 34
9 Vandebilt Catholic 19
10 Belle Chasse 12

Others receiving votes:Central Lafourche

Girls Large School Rankings
Rank Team Points
1 St. Joseph’s (10) 100
2 Ruston 90
3 Mt. Carmel 80
4 Vandebilt Catholic 70
5 Dominican 59
6 Byrd 48
7 Sacred Heart 42
8 St. Scholastica 24
9 Walker 23
10 Dutchtown 11

Others receiving votes: Lafayette

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