Crusaders take Christian Brothers meet

    For the second straight week, Brother Martin’s balance on the track and in the field carried the Gentilly school to a meet championship.
    The Crusaders chalked up 71 points on the track and 61 1/2 points in field events  behind solid performances by hurdler/sprinter Morgan Cormier and athletes in strength events to win the Christian Brothers Relays at St. Paul’s on March 17. A week earlier, Martin won the Archbishop Rummel Invitational meet.
    Cormier won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.39, the 300-meter hurdles in 40.43 and ran legs of Brother Martin’s victorious 1,600-meter relay team and the runner-up 800-meter team. He was named the meet’s Outstanding Track Athlete as its highest individual scorer.
    Although Brother Martin dominated the field events, Holy Cross’ Jonathan Ramsey, who finished second in the high jump and third in the long and triple jumps, was awarded the Outstanding Field Athlete honor for his body of work.
    Brother Martin scored 18 points in the shot put event, with Ryan Hoefield winning with a throw of 46-2 3/4 feet and Chris Williams second at  44-4 1/4.
    Another Crusader, Adam Migliore, won the javelin throw with a best of 144-7 feet.
    Brother Martin finished with 132 1/2 points, followed by Rummel with 117, St. Paul’s, 112 1/2; Holy Cross, 98; Jesuit, 42; St. Stanislaus, 29; Jewel Sumner, 12 and St. Charles Catholic, 8.
    Holy Cross served notice that it will be a contender in Class 4A. The defending 3A champion Tigers fielded a veteran team that finished first in six events.
    Sprinter Sherman Mushatt  edged teammate Ed Eagan to win the 100-meter dash in 11.09, then doubled by taking the 200-meter dash in 22.58 and edging Rummel’s Cyril Grayson (22.83) by doing so.
    With Mushatt running the anchor leg and Eagan in the No. 2 position, the Tigers also won the 400-meter relay in 44.16. Eagan’s speed passed two other competitors during his leg to set up Mushatt’s strong finish.
    Chris Hall, the 2012 Class 3A champion, won his specialty, the 800-meter run, in 1:59.41 to give Holy Cross 10 more points.
    St. Paul’s had a solid showing in that event, with Christian Bergeron finishing second and Zachary Albright third, less than two seconds behind Hall.
    Eagan was first in the long jump at 21-4 1/2, and Tiger teammate Chris Kennie was third. Kennie rallied to win the triple jump in 41-3.
    The brightest star in the field was St. Paul’s Cameron Robichaux, who shattered the meet pole vault record by topping 15 feet, 1 inch. The former mark was 14 feet.
    The host Wolves won two other events and finished second and third in the 3,200-meter run.
    Brandon Charitat won the discus throw with a best of 117-9.
    Scott Brewster won the 1,600-meter run in 4:20.89 after outlasting teammate Albright, with whom he dueled through the entire four-lap event. Albright clocked in at 4:21.23, with Brother Martin picking up third- and fourth-place points.
    Jesuit’s Neal Fitzpatrick had his finest showing of the young season with a record 9:45.43 in winning the 3,200-meter run.
    Again, St. Paul’s placed second (Kraemer Jackson) and third (Don Lipani).
    Matthew Trammell gave Rummel a win when he leaped 6-4 in the high jump event, and the Raiders’ team of Chris Ricks, Brian Hunt, Trammell and Grayson was first in the 800-meter relay in 1:29.78.

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