Thibodaux High School took care of business at the Lafourche Parish track and field meet on Wednesday.

Thibodaux’s boys and girls track teams won first-place team trophies at Wednesday’s meet held at E.D. White Catholic’s Yockey Bernard Field at Harvey Peltier Stadium. 

Thibodaux’s boys team finished with 94 points to beat runner-up E.D. White (66). Central Lafourche and South Lafourche tied for third at 58 points. 

On the girls side, Thibodaux collected 111 points to win the parish team title. E.D. White was second with 62 points followed by Central Lafourche (59 points) and South Lafourche (37 points). 

With Wednesday’s meet being the final warmup before district meets start next week, Thibodaux head track coach Daniel Trosclair said he was pleased with the performances of both teams at the Lafourche Parish meet. 

“We improved in some areas and we got some heights, distances and times that we were looking for. We just want to continue to build on that and move into district next week,” Trosclair said. “We got a good base to build on. We’ve got to keep improving for the next three weeks and then try to peak at state. You don’t want to peak too early or too late. You want to peak right around the right time. If we can stay healthy throughout these next few weeks, I think we have a good shot to put up some good numbers.” 

Thibodaux’s boys team won eight of the 18 total events on Wednesday. 

Thibodaux’s Kobe Hilliard set the tone by winning the boys’ field MVP title. He won the boys triple jump at 41 feet, 7 inches. He also placed second in the high jump (5-10). 

Thibodaux’s Chancellor Bangura won the boys’ track MVP title with first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash (10.91 seconds) and the 400-meter run (50.35). He also ran a leg on the first-place 4x200-meter relay (1:30.64) and 4x400-meter relay (3:32.90).

The Lady Tigers won 12 of the 18 girls events at the meet.

Thibodaux’s Ja’Mya Holmes shared the field MVP title with South Lafourche’s Traya Bruce. Holmes won the long jump (17-09 2/4) and triple jump (35-05), while Bruce placed first in the high jump (4-10) and javelin (116-08).

Thibodaux’s Bren’naisa Hodges was the girls’ track MVP. She won the 100-meter dash (12.53), the 200-meter dash (26.54) and ran a leg on the first-place winning 4x100-meter relay (50.29) and second place 4x200-meter relay (1:48.36).

Thibodaux’s Symphony Brown, who won the girls’ 800-meter relay (2:32.26), said the Lady Tigers are ready to step it up into the next gear with the District 7-5A meet taking place next week. 

“It’s championship season now. It’s for real,” Brown said. “The competition is getting bigger. It’s the time when the big dogs come out. It’s time to really compete now. It’s been a struggle this year, but we’re still competing and working hard to improve. We have a lot of freshman and sophomores and juniors stepping up quite well.” 

Although they finished second behind Thibodaux at the parish meet, E.D. White coaches said they were pleased with their performances as runner-up on Wednesday.

“I was really pleased with the guys. I felt like things were starting to come in place,” E.D. White coach Tommy Schexnayder said. “They had a bunch of season bests and a school record tonight. I think our coaching staff has worked hard to find the right combinations and right event for kids. Thibodaux had a great night, but what we wanted to accomplish tonight we did. We improved our marks and our times to prepare for district. I think we are on it. I’m real proud of where we are at this point.”

E.D. White junior distance runner Samuel Avants had a day to remember.

He broke a school record with his first-place finish in the boys’ 1600-meter run. He ran a time of 4:32.20, which beat a previous mark for 4:30.40 held by former E.D. White runner Don Lasseigne in 1985.

Avants, who also won the 3200-meter run at 10:10.57 on Wednesday, said he was excited to break a school record in the one-mile race.

“I’ve been working for it all this season. I wanted to do it at this meet,” Avants said. “I feel like this is the time of the season where it needs to be at, so why not go for it at parish meet. I was real confident in my training. A month ago I ran 4:32 and it was the second meet of the season, so I was two seconds off. I knew I was going to get it. It was just patience, and (Wednesday) was the right time to get it done.”

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