YEAR IN REVIEW: 22 in '22! No. 18- No.15


Louisiana Tech's Gary Stanley announces retirement. Long-time LA Tech head track and field coach announced in February that he would be retiring at the end of the season. You can read the story of Stanley's legacy in Ruston at the link below.

READ MORE: La. Tech Head Coach Gary Stanley to retire


Jesuit's Jack Larriviere No.1 in US in Javelin! The last semester of high school is a strange time to try something different, but that is exactly what Jesuit's Jack Larriviere decided to do. After leading the Blue Jays to the LHSAA State Division I Championship game, where his team fell to Catholic, Larriviere made a decision that would change the course of his life. He decided to go out for track and field and pick up a javelin for the first time instead of playing baseball-like he would normally do in the Spring.

In his first meet--throwing off grass in football cleats--Larriviere threw the javelin 195-0. It was the best throw in the nation, but Jack was just getting started. 

He ended in three-month high school career where the next chapter will be written--at LSU. And on his last throw, Larriviere let it all hang out and gave all who were watching a treat--the longest throw in the history of the LHSAA State Outdoor Championships. Larriviere's throw of 228-10 shattered the onld composite record of 212-3 set by St. Paul's Preston Chatham in 2005. 


Scotlandville's Makeriah Harris shines in Texas Relays debutScotlandville's Makeriah Harris started her sophomore year on fire across the border in Texas. It started in March with her performance in Houston at the Texas Southern Relays, where she become the first female in the history of the state to break 42 seconds in the 300 hurdles.

Then, Harris battled with the nation's best at the 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays to go even fast, running a 40.74!

Harris would go on to lead her Lady Hornets to an LHSAA Class 5A state championship.

READ MORE: Scotlandville's Makeriah Harris shines in Austin!


Stevenson, Decuir settle it at LHSAA State Outdoor MeetCaptain Shreve's Marquez Stevenson dropped a 47.67 in the 400m at the Region I-5A Meet in Natchitoches. The time was the best in the state of Louisiana, but it lasted for only a day as Catholic's Winston Decuir ran a 46.90 at his regional meet.

The two squared off at the LHSAA State Outdoor Championships, and it was Stevenson who came away with the win (47.18). Decuir was the runner-up in the event with a time of 48.42.

Like the duel between Justin Horne and Brodrick Davis in the hu48rdles, the best part about this rivalry is that it will continue on in 2023. Stay tuned.