John Curtis, Sacred Heart claim indoor track and field state titles
A pair of local teams claimed state championships at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA state indoor track and field championships Saturday at Carl Maddox Field House on the campus of LSU.
John Curtis Christian won the boys Division I title with 58.5 points. Zachary finished second with 43 points with Catholic of Baton Rouge third with 31 points.
Sprinter Corey Wren led the Patriots, winning the 60-yard dash in a time of 6.82 seconds while Zachariah Blake won the shot put with a throw of 54 feet. Teammate Glenn Beal, a Texas A&M football signee, was second. Lance Williams took the long jump competition for the Patriots.
Episcopal won the boys Division II title for a third consecutive year, dominating with 88 points with Berwick second with 50 points. Future LSU football player Kenan Jones of Berwick was the star of the meet, winning all three jumping events in Division II, including the high jump with a leap of six feet, five inches, the triple jump with a jump of 46 feet, three inches and the long jump at 22 feet, four inches.
Academy of the Sacred Heart captured the girls Division II championship with 53 points with St. Thomas Aquinas finishing second. Mary Nusloch led the way for the Cardinals, scoring wins in both the 800 and 1,600-meter runs. Nuslock won the 800 in a time of 2:24.64 and took the 1,600 in a time of 5:13.16.
Sacred Heart went 1-2 in the high jump as Clare Moreau won the event with a jump of five feet, three inches while Sara Spinosa was a close second with a leap of five feet, two inches.
Zachary captured the Division I girls championship for the third time in four years with 66 points. Lafayette finished second with 56 points.
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