Central Catholic, Hanson Memorial Win District 7-1A Titles!


One point.

That was the difference between winning a District 7-1A Girls Championship in Franklin, La. Tuesday afternoon.

And like all close track and field meets, it came down to the final event. 

The Highland Baptist Christian School girls did all that they could by winning the event with a time of 4:36.31, but they needed some help from Covenant Christian, who had to finish ahead of Central Catholic for the Bears to win the district title.

But that did not happen as Central Catholic finished second in the 4x400 (4:42.47) to seal the District 7-1A title with 154 points.

Covenant Christian was third in the 4x400 with a time of 4:44.85.

While Central Catholic had several young athletes to win individual district titles on Tuesday, it was senior Ava Claire Calais who led her team to the district championship.

Calais won the 100m hurdles (16.90) and the 300m hurdles (49.25). She also ran the anchor leg on Central Catholic's 4x400.

Other Central Catholic girls who left Franklin High School with gold medals included Jorden Geason in the triple jump (32-9.5), Charlie Ann Fuhrer in the javelin (95-10), Addison Grizzaffi in the discus (115-0), Emmy Robinson in the 400m (1:06.32).

Highland Baptist was led by Madalynn Salsman who won the 800m (2:39.44), 1600m (6:07.37), and 3200m (14:14.15). 

In the boys' division, Hanson Memorial won the district title by scoring 151 points, nine more than runner-up Covenant Christian.

Hanson Memorial went No.1 and No. 2 in both the pole vault and the 300m hurdles. John Uze (11-1) won gold in the pole vault and teammate Brysen Robichaux (7-0) was second. 

In the 300 hurdles, Luke Miller (42.77) got the win while Evan Dupre (44.22) was the runner-up.

Other winners for Hanson Memorial included Reid Lovell (168-8) in the javelin and the 4x100 relay team of Uze, Trey Frost, Ethan Leblanc, and Loren Wells.

Highland Baptist's Tyler Blissett won the 800m (2:22.97), 1600m (5:02.38), and 3200m (11:59.53) for the Bears.