Lady Owl wins shot put, Boys’ sprint relay wins at NorthshoreMar 22nd, 2013 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: Sports
Senior Alexis Gordon was upset in her speciality, the discus, but came back in the shot put to claim the iron ball throw by a mere one-half of an inch to highlight the Chalmette girls’ performance at the Northshore Invitational track and field meet at the Slidell-city school the second Friday in March.
Gordon missed the Chalmette inventional meet as the powerlifting team traveled to West Monroe. The
school’s powerlifting team traveled to West Monroe to compete in the state championship event on March
16. Like she did last year when she became a member of the track team, she competed in powerlifting
for the first time in her high school athletic career after transferring from Hammond High to Chalmette
in the fall of 2011.
Slidell won the girls’ division with 161 points and were followed by Northshore 119, Fontainbleau 94, Covington 48, Lakeshore 43, Chalmette in sixth with 34, First Baptist 20, Pearl River 20, Salmen 13 and Pope John Paul 2. Lakeshore captured the boys’ division with 109 points and were followed by Slidell 105, Fontainebleau 83, Covington 79, Northshore 72, Salmen 70, Chalmette in seventh with 29, Pope John Paul 6 and Pearl River 3.
The second meet of this track season for last year’s girls’ district double throwing champion will come at the highly competitive and prestigious Sugar Bowl High School Classic set for March 22/23 at Tad Gormley
Stadium. Balancing the two sports this spring, the senior thrower despite few throwing practices has impressed head coaches David Koontz and Tanesha Sanchez with her drastically improving marks in the discus.
In the only practice when the throwing coaches measured her marks, most of her flings approached 140
feet or better. At the Northshore meet, she foot-fouled on two throws that reached the 130 foot range. She tossed the plate a legal mark of 109-10, losing by just two inches to a girl thrower from Northshore.
In the shot put, Gordon heaved the 4kg iron ball, 35 feet, seven inches, winning by just one-half of an inch
to a Covington thrower. Leading the Lady Owls on the track was sophomore sprinter Chelsea Cazenave
who finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a 28.44 second time.
The Owls’ top runner, senior Albert Brock, did not run in the Northshore event, having to fulfill a Friday
night academic obligatin by giving a performance in a fine arts class. The Chalmette’s best performance
on the track came from senior sprinter Kerry Trosclair who finished as the 100-meter dash runnerup with a 11.17 hand-held time.
Improving drastically from his first career meet in the 800-meter run, Anthony Deal not only shaved
nearly eight seconds off his first meet time by placing third at Northshore with a 2:11.30 clocking as compared to his 2:19.07 time at Chalmette in the season- opener when he placed seventh.
The best field event performance came from senior Curtis Winding who reached a personal record 43-5 in the shot put for a fourth, while placing sixth with a discus toss of 111-4. Sophomore Zeke Keirsey also achieved a PR in the shot put with his fifth place mark of 41-5, improving by nearly four feet from his first ever heave with the 12-pound ball when he opened his high school track career with a 37-9.25 measurement on the last day of February.
In the boys’ pole vault Donald Ellis also improved from his first meet as he cleared the bar at nine feet for a third place. Senior jumper (PV and HJ) Jermal Green who was unable to attend the meet. After Gordon’s top performances in two throwing events, sophomore thrower Gabby King who competes in all three throwing events also improved from her first career meet. In the discus she improved to 65-11 (60-4 last week), then increased her javelin throw to 79-9 (63-4 last week) and finished up in the shot put with another
increase by measuring 27-5 (26-2.25 last week).
In the javelin sophomore Loryn Harris improved to 69-4 from last week’s 60-4. Lady Owl Carmen Aguirre finished fourth in the pole vault with a six feet jump.