POLL: Vote on MileSplit LA Boys' Performer of the Week!



VOTE: MileSplit LA Boys' Performer of the Week! (5/7-13)

MileSplit (Before Pick)

The athletes on this week's ballot were the best of the best at the 2023 LHSAA State Outdoor Meet. The poll will close on Saturday at 9pm.

Thomas Jefferson senior Kaden Lewis had the fastest time in all classes with his 10.44 in the 100m. John Ehret junior Armani Cargo blazed to a 21.15 in the boys 200m. 

Jesuit junior Michael Vocke had what his coached called a "roller coaster" season. It ended with Vocke edging out senior teammate Jack DesRoches in the 1600m with a 4:15. It's the third consecutive year Vocke has won the event. 

Westlake senior Tristan Goodly saved his best for last in the triple jump. His 48-9.75 is the personal record and ranks No. 18 in the nation. Goodly also won the long jump with a leap of 23-0. The football and track and field program at Southeastern Louisiana University is getting a good one. 

Acadiana's Damon Lewis edged out Airline's Jeremiah Boudreaux in the high jump. Both cleared 6-7.5. Lewis won on fewer misses. It will be fun to watch Louisiana's two best high jumpers battle in 2023. Neither Lewis or Boudreaux won the Region I-5A Meet. That gold medal went to Southside's Landon Baptiste, who won in Natchitoches with a clearance of 6-6--four inches higher than Lewis and Boudreaux. 

While things didn't go the Shark's way in the high jump, Baptiste did take home a state championship in the Class 5A triple jump with a personal record 46-0.25. 

Zachary's Rhen Langley just missed the 800m record he was looking for, but he did put on a show at Bernie Moore--defeating the defending champion-- Catholic's Winston Decuir--with a time of 1:51.55. The time ranks No. 20 in the nation. Decuir finished as the runner up with a time of 1:52.42.

What a year for Scotlandville's Ferzell Shepard! The sophomore posted the fastest 400m time at the LHSAA State Outdoor Meet with a 47.53. While Shepard will return to wow the crowd at Bernie Moore, it was the last dance for John Curtis' LA Justin Horne, who won both the 110m hurdles (13.82) and 300m hurdles (37.5). Horne now prepares to head to Lubbock where he will use his talents for both the Texas Tech University football and track and field program.