LA Athletes at New Balance Nationals

Several of the states top athletes recently traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to take part in the New Balance Nationals meet which bring together the country's best athletes in a three day meet to sort out who the top individuals and programs are around the United States. This year nine athletes from Louisiana represented the state. Here are their performances:

Boys Championship Pole Vault

Armand Duplantis, Lafayette- 3rd Place (All-American) 17-01

Kyle Baudoin, Walker- 12th Place 15-09.25

Cole Courtois, New Iberia- 27th Place 14-09.50

Girls Championship Pole Vault

Kimmie Rushford, Derrider- 31st Place 11-05.75

Regann Leleaux, New Iberia- 36th Place 11-05.75

Boys Shot Put Emerging Elite

Nigel Despinasse, Baton Rouge- 3rd Place 55-10.50

Boys Discus Emerging Elite

Nigel Despinasse, Baton Rouge- 25th Place 143-00

Boys Javelin Throw Emerging Elite

Chris White, New Iberia- 2nd Place 170-08

Alex Bertrand, Baton Rouge- 16th Place 160-00

Boys Emerging Elite 2 Mile

Devyn Keith, River Ridge- 1st Place 9:21.51

Boys Championship 5k

Devyn Keith, River Ridge- 7th Place 14:55.74