4×800 Relayers Take State Title in Indoor Championships

Posted March 2, 2021 / Last updated March 5, 2021

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From left to right, junior Morgan Hebert, senior Jack Wallace, sophomore Jack DesRoches, and freshman Michael Vocke are 2021 State Champions at the Indoor State Championship at LSU in the 4×800 Relay.  

With the purple and gray striped track of LSU’s Carl Maddox Fieldhouse under their feet, four Blue Jays accelerated their way to state champions in the 4×800 relay at the LHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Meet on Sat., Feb. 21.

From freshman to seniors, each grade was represented in a leg of the relay. Freshman Michael Vocke started off the block with a great split-time of 2:02.194. He then passed on the baton to sophomore Jack DesRoches who clocked a equally great time of 2:02.262. Next, junior Morgan Hebert maintained their lead against Catholic and Ruston with a steady time of 2:07.643. Senior Jack Wallace cinched the win as anchor with a split of 2:00.663, out-pacing Catholic by less than two seconds. The team took home the first-place finish with a total time of 8:11.77.

On the horizon for these Blue Jays is the outdoor track and field season which opens up this Friday, March 5, with the Patrick Ruth Memorial Relays at Joe Yenni Stadium.