BATON ROUGE – Westlake junior Andrew Treme won his first 3A state pole vault championship on Saturday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Treme cleared the first three heights he attempted (13-0, 13-6, 14-0) without a miss giving him the edge on Parkview Baptist’s Dawson McCulloch who also cleared 14 feet after missing on his first attempt.
“It just felt good to come out and compete knowing you had a better shot,” Treme said. “I jumped with a lot of these guys last year. It was fun. It is exciting and it is great to get my city in the paper.”
Treme nearly cleared 14-6. He cleared the bar with plenty of room to spare but his right foot knocked the bar off the standards on his way down.
“My pole just didn’t want to cooperate with me so I moved to my biggest one and just powered it,” Treme said.
Treme finished third at the state meet last year as a sophomore after clearing 13 feet.
Kaplan’s Kristopher Harrington and Albany’s Nipun Wadhwa finished tied for third place at 13-0.
Sulphur High School senior Lacolby Tucker threw a personal best in his final meet as a Tor to place third in the 5A shot put competition.
Tucker’s second threw was his best at 54 feet, seven inches. Catholic-Baton Rouge’s Zach Tom won the state title with a throw of 56-6 and John Curtis’ Tu’uta Poni was the runne rup at 55-9.
Tucker also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 141-9 3/4 on his fifth attempt. Lafayette’s Hunter Merry had the winning throw of 169-2 3/4 and Tu’uta was second at 152-6 1/2.
Westlake’s Julian Grice took second in the 3A 110-meter high hurdles for the second straight year after clocking in at 15.07 seconds and just .16 seconds behind Mansfield’s Terry Brown (14.91).
Westlake’s Jordyn Garriet took seventh in the 3A girls high jump after clearing five feet even. Iowa’s Frankie Griffin won the event with a height of 5-6. Griffin was third last year in the 5A high jump competing for Zachary High School.
Westlake freshman Keonda Johnson placed fourth in triple jump with a distance of 33-4 1/2.
Sam Houston’s Bryan Soileau placed seventh in the 5A high jump with a height of 6-2.
Sulphur junior Latyana Berry placed seveth in the 5A 100-meter dash with a time of 12.41 seconds.
Results for the girls’ 5A discus and boys 5A 4x400-meter relay were not available at press time.
Sulphur junior Latyana Berry placed seventh in the 5A 100-meter dash with a time of 12.41 and the Tors’ 4x400-meter relay team (Hunter Toups, Kobe Nevills, Matthew Griffiths, Eric Buchanan) placed fifth at 3:21.48.