The Terrebonne High boys and Vandebilt Catholic girls dominated the competition at Wednesday’s Terrebonne Parish Track and Field Meet at Vandebilt Catholic High School.

The Tigers coasted to the boys team title with 180 points.

Vandebilt Catholic finished second with 102 points, followed by H.L. Bourgeois (86), Ellender (76), South Terrebonne (42), Covenant Christian (37) and Houma Christian (21).

“I was a little concerned coming out of spring break. I was cautious coming into this meet,” Terrebonne boys track coach Marty Collins said. “I knew Vandebilt and Ellender have really strong athletes in certain events. This is what we’ve been working towards. I like that we have the momentum of another championship under our belt.”

The Lady Terriers cruised to the girls team title with 203 points. Terrebonne placed second with 106 points followed by H.L. Bourgeois (71), South Terrebonne (63), Ellender (50), Covenant Christian (41) and Houma Christian (6).

“The girls performed really well,” Vandebilt track coach Matt Falgout said. “Relays did great. Everybody’s running better times. Ella (Chesnutt) and Kate (Cazayoux) ran their best times of the year. Our field athletes stepped up to the plate. It was awesome.”

Terrebonne won 10 of the 18 boys events and were led by Track MVP William Babin who placed first in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. The Tigers also earned victories from Ja’khi Douglas in the high jump and 100-meter dash, Terrence Gray (shot put), Dunate Parish (javelin), Ja’Ques Austin (400-meter dash), Cameron Carter (800-meter run) and swept the three relays..

“William hasn’t lost the 300 meter hurdles in five weeks. This is his third MVP trophy,” Collins said. “My relay teams, we don’t have the same kids week-to-week. Coach (Craig) Hamner and I have been moving them around, experimenting to see who can get the best time. It's nice to know we have backup we you need it.”

Ellender’s Hebert White received the Field MVP award for taking first in the long jump and triple jump.

On the girls side, Vandebilt Catholic won eight of the 18 events, led by Field co-MVP Amy Parrott who placed first in the triple jump and second in the long jump.

The Lady Terriers also got victories from Emery Prentice (pole vault), Sarah Boudreaux (discus), Grace Fonderan (200-meter dash), Maddie Richoux (400-meter dash), Molly Thompson (300-meter hurdles), Ella Chesnutt (3200-meter run) and the 4x200 meter relay.

“The girls have been working hard all year. We have a coaching staff that works hard. We’re all family out here,” Falgout noted. “The girls have really been sticking with it. This is our biggest senior class that’s stuck it out since the eighth grade. That shows something about the program.”

South Terrebonne’s Madison Cullum and Meghan McElroy of H.L. Bourgeois shared Field MVP honors with Parrott. Cullum took finished first in the javelin and second in the discus. McElroy placed first in the shot put and second in the javelin.

Emma Bourg of Covenant Christian Academy earned the Track MVP award for winning the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs and third in the 3200-meter run.

Ellender won the fat man relay, receiving a box of Mr. Ronnie’s doughnuts for the Patriots effort in winning a race between field athletes only.

Vandebilt Catholic and Terrebonne High hope to continue to ride their winning ways into their respective district meets next week.

“We practiced every day last week even though it was spring break. They know what they have at stake here. They know what they can do here,” Collins said. “District is going to be tough. We have Destrehan, who is above us in several areas. We have our work cut out for us.”

“We haven’t seen everybody compete. E.D. White is new to our district. I feel good going into it,” Falgout said. “Everybody wants a Top 4 spot to qualify for regionals. We want to qualify as many girls for regionals, but we’ve got to do well at district first.”