Records Fall at 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
NEW ORLEANS (March 23, 2013) – Ten meet records fell at the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic, including two of the meet’s longest-standing records, on Friday and Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans City Park. The team winners were John Curtis Christian School on the boys’ side and McDonogh #35 on the girls’ side. Edna Karr took second place for the boys while UMS-Wright (Mobile, Ala.) was the girls’ runner-up.
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The Outstanding Track Performer honor on the girls’ side was shared by two outstanding standouts, who each won three individual events and a relay. Junior Marcquita Stalbert (right, photo by Ron Brocato) from McDonogh #35 took the spring triple-crown, winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, while also helping the Roneagles to the 4×200 title (and a meet-record). Stalbert, who also won the honor as a freshman in 2011, shared the recognition with senior Kathryn Lazarchic from UMS-Wright, who won the 800-, the 1,600- and the 3,200-meter runs, while helping her squad to the 4×800 relay crown.
The Boys’ Outstanding Track Performer was junior Craig Rock from St. Thomas Aquinas, who won the 110-meter hurdles and set a meet-record in the 300-meter hurdles.
Collecting Girls’ Outstanding Field Performer honors was senior Dominique Clegget (left, photo by Ron Brocato) from Cabrini High school, who won the long jump and the triple jump. The Boys’ Outstanding Field Performer was devin King from Jewel Sumner High School in Kentwood, La., who set a meet record in the pole vault with the top mark in the nation this year.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic Records, 2013
Girls’ 100-Meter Dash: Marcquita Stalbert (McDonogh 35), 11.66
Girls’ 300-Meter Hurdles: Bryiana Richardson (Helen Cox), 42.73 (breaks own record set in prelims)
Girls’ 4×100 Relay: McDonogh 35 (Henderson-Pratt-Bradley-Lewis), 47.88
Girls’ 4×200 Relay: McDonogh 35 (Stalbert-Pratt-Henderson-Bradley), 1:39.17
Boys’ 300-Meter Hurdles: Craig Rock (St. Thomas Aquinas), 38.08
Boys’ 4×100 Relay: Karr (Hicks-Beverly-Noil-Davis), 40.84 – Top time in nation this year*
Boys’ 4×200 Relay: Karr (Hicks-Davis-Holmes-Beverly), 1:25.81
Boys’ Pole Vault: Devin King (Jewel Sumner), 17-02.00 – Top mark in the nation this year
Boys’ Long Jump: Devin Scott (West Jefferson), 24-11.50
Boys’ Shot Put: Anthony Taylor (John Curtis), 58-02.50
* – breaks oldest Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic record set in 1993
This year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic included multiple records before the event even started as it featured a record number of entries with 124 teams (64 boys, 60 girls), 1,484 student-athletes and 2,463 total entries (many athletes compete in multiple events). Five different states were represented in the meet – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.