St. Al track team wins six events at Washington Invitational

Published 9:16 am Thursday, April 4, 2024

St. Aloysius’ track and field team got back in action after a month off, and took home a handful of first-place ribbons at the Washington Invitational meet in Greenville on Wednesday.

Megan Theriot  and Samantha Edwards each won three events, and St. Al’s girls’ team had nine top-three finishes overall.

Edwards won the 800 and 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs in the high school division. She had a time of 2 minutes, 36.18 seconds in the 800 meters, 5:49.04 in the 1,600, and 12:10.36 in the 3,200.

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Theriot won one individual event and two relays in the junior high meet. The freshman had a winning time of 13.31 seconds in the 100 meters, and was on the winning 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams as well.

Theriot, Kennadi Blassingame, Kelci Bingham and Madelyn Kavanaugh won the 4×100 relay in 54.66 seconds. The same group won the 4×200 relay in 1:55.65.

Annsley Averett had two third-place finishes for the Lady Flashes, in the junior high 100 and 300 meter hurdles.

St. Al’s only top-three finish in the boys’ meet came from Sam Ashley, who was third in the junior high 400 meter dash.

The meet was St. Al’s first since March 6. It’ll have a much quicker turnaround for its next one, at the PCS Invitational in Hattiesburg on April 10.