A pair of STPPS athletes brought home individual state championships at the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Meet at LSU.
Salmen High senior Carey Holmes won the Class 4A boys long jump state crown with a leap of 23-06.50. Holmes also tied for the Class 4A boys triple jump state crown with a jump of 45-04.50.
Fontainebleau High senior Adam Wise, who was the state’s Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, missed his high school graduation Saturday but with good reason. Wise won the Class 5A boys 1600-meter run with a time of 4:18.23.
Wise was the second FHS track & field athlete to win an individual state title in 2018. Gaby Bird won the Class 5A girls indoor pole vault title with a height of 11-11.75.
With the two individual state championships by Holmes and Wise, that brought the total number of individual state championships by STPPS athletes to 14. In November, Northshore High senior Maddie Byrd won two individual state swimming championships (200-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke) and Fontainebleau High senior Maggie Beyrau won the state title in the 50-yard freestyle.
In March, seven STPPS athletes won individual powerlifting state titles in their respective weight classes. Later that same month, Covington High won its third straight powerlifting national championship, while Lions Trai Chatman, Tommy Annello, and Grace Albarez won individual national titles.
2017-2018 STPPS State Champions
Girls Swimming, Division I
Maddie Byrd, Northshore High (200-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke)
Maggie Beyrau, Fontainebleau High (50-yard freestyle)
Girls Powerlifting, Division I
Grace Albarez, Covington High (97 lb.)
Alyzza Stann, Covington High (132 lb.)
Meaghyn Hawkins, Slidell High (220 lb.)
Karmyn King, Slidell High (220+ lb.)
Boys Powerlifting, Division I
Trai Chatman, Covington High (114 lb.)
Logan Pennington, Covington High (123 lb.)
Tommy Anello, Covington High (181 lb.)
Girls Indoor Track & Field, Class 5A
Gaby Bird, Fontainebleau High (Pole Vault)
Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 5A
Adam Wise, Fontainebleau High (1600-meter)
Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 4A
Carey Holmes, Salmen High (Long Jump)
Carey Holmes, Salmen High (Triple Jump)