Sugar Bowl Classic: Jesuit Track and Field Battles it Out Against 42 Teams

Posted March 26, 2018 / Last updated March 27, 2018

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Junior Jacob Torres is focused on the finish line as he waits to begin the 110 hurdles. Behind Torres, teammate senior Benton Moore holds the starting blocks in place.

Junior Jacob Torres is focused on the finish line as he waits to begin the 110 hurdles. Behind Torres, teammate senior Benton Moore holds the starting blocks in place.

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Senior Dave Jackson leaps over the competition in the triple jump.

Jesuit’s track and field team posted a 29th-place finish in a 42-team, multi-state field at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Track and Field Classic on March 23 & 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Edna Karr High School and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School were the boys’ and girls’ winners, respectively. Since 1993, this event has been the largest high school track and field invitational in Louisiana. This year’s meet featured 126 boys’ and girls’ teams (83 different schools) from four states –Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee.

This was a great mid-season warm up to get the Jays geared up for the end of the season. Jesuit finished with seven points overall and competed in a variety of events. Junior Jacob Torres accounted for six of Jesuit’s seven points. On Friday, Torres placed seventh in the 300 hurdle prelims with a 40.82 qualifying him to move on to the finals.  Then on Saturday, Torres notched Jesuit’s only third-place finish of the weekend, with a time of 40.71 in the 300 hurdles final.

Jesuit’s 1600 (4×400) relay team picked up the other point on Day Two with a sixth-place finish. Sophmore Kylan Steele teamed with a trio of seniors– Timmy Stahel, John Schmidt, and Brenner Rauch–to post a time of 3:35.31.

Other results in the top 12:

Event Place Athlete Time or Distance
Pole Vault 9

freshmen Aiden Devine

10-06.00 ft (3.20m)
 Triple Jump  9

senior Dave Jackson

41-06.50 ft  (12.66m)
3200 (4×800) Relay 10

sophomore James Gegenheimer

junior Gavin Skipper

senior Brenner Rauch

junior Matthew DeJean

8:53.95
110 Hurdles 11 junior Jacob Torres 15.90
100-meter 12 senior Brennan Jeffery 10.89
Javelin 12 junior Richie Foley 137-10
Freshmen Aiden Devine gains speed in the pole vault.

Freshmen Aiden Devine gains speed in the pole vault.

Jesuit returns to the Tad Gormley Stadium on Tuesday, March 26, to compete in the Crusader Relays.

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AllStateSugarBowl.org – Track and Field Classic 2018 Recap

Complete meet results – 2018 Boys’ Results