St. Paul’s and Vandebilt Catholic Earn Victories at Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic
Hope Shales, Mount Carmel Academy
NEW ORLEANS (October 19, 2019) – St. Paul’s and Vandebilt Catholic won the boys and girls championships, respectively, at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic on Saturday at City Park. Louden Boudreaux from Belle Chasse High was the boys individual champion and Mount Carmel’s Hope Shales was the girls’ winner.
In the girls’ three-mile race, Vandebilt Catholic placed five runners in the top 24 to finish with 82 points, holding off Mandeville (86 points). Mount Carmel (90 points) was third while Fontainebleau (103) and Dominican (150) rounded out the top five.
Shales posted a time of 18:31.44 to win the race, while Vandebilt’s Brynn Kelso was second at 18:41.47 and Brooke Naccari from St. Scholastica took third at 18:52.25.
St. Paul’s boys’ team tallied 43 points with its top five finishing in the top 16 including second-place Patrick Elliott (15:41.39) and third-place Evan Pardo (15:47.47). Brother Martin earned second place with 89 points, followed by Mandeville (112), Ocean Springs (149) and Holy Cross (168).
Louden Boudreaux, Belle Chasse High School
Boudreaux, who is the defending LHSAA Class 4A cross country state champion, posted a winning time of 15:25.02 in the boys’ race.
Brother Martin won the boys’ sub-varsity race while Robert Smith from St. Paul’s was the individual winner. Dominican was the sub-varsity girls’ winner and the sub-varsity girl’s individual champ was Mount Carmel’s Sammi Rogers.
St. Paul’s was paced by individual winner Riley Hidalgo to take the boys’ freshman team title. Ella Showalter was the winner in the girls’ freshman race which did not have any full exams competing.
Participating High Schools (Varsity): Academy of Our Lady, Archbishop Chapelle, Archbishop Rummel, Ascension Catholic, Belle Chasse, Ben Franklin, Brother Martin, Cabrini, Carver, Crescent City Christian, De La Salle, Dominican, E.D. White, Ecole Classique, Einstein, First Baptist Christian, Fontainebleau, George County, Hahnville, Holy Cross, Jesuit, John Curtis, Landry-Walker, Mandeville, McGehee, Morris Jeff, Mount Carmel, N.O. Military & Maritime, Newman, Ocean Springs, St. Augustine, St. Charles Catholic, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Martin’s Episcopal, St. Paul’s, St. Scholastica, St. Thomas More, Slidell, South Plaquemines, Terrebonne, Thibodaux, Ursuline, Vandebilt Catholic, Warren Easton.
A cross country team consists of seven runners per school. The first five runners from each team to finish will determine that team’s score. The overall place in the race of each runner determines the number of points that runner scores for his or her team. For example, first place equals one point, second place equals two points etc. Adding the finish places of a school’s first five (out of seven) finishers will determine that school’s team score. The team with the lowest score wins the meet.
The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through its year-round slate of nearly 60 events, the organization has generated over $2.5 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.