The meet had originally been scheduled for last Friday, but had to be postponed due to weather.
The Bobcats narrowly edged the Lumberjacks of Patterson, notching 117 points versus Patterson’s 113.
Lumberjack and LSU signee at outside linebacker Lorenzo Phillips contributed 28 points to Patterson’s 46 points in the field events to win Outstanding Field Performer honors, but the Bobcats squad outdid the Lumberjacks with 56 points in field events, thanks to efforts like Bobcat Antonio Willis’ 131-07, first-place discus throw and teammates Fred Watson and Quenton Harrington’s second and third-place finishes in the pole vault.
Bobcat head coach Kerry Richard said it is a little sweeter for the Bobcats to win their home meet.
“It’s an accomplishment you always strive for,” said Richard. “Even though we had a couple of guys out and there was prom this weekend... We still came out as a team. We still performed and we did what it took to overcome (the adversity).”
Delcambre’s Panthers took fourth place with 80.5 points, while Kaplan finished in sixth place in the 14-team field.
VC Eagles Matt Wilson and Jacoby Davis took home the Outstanding Overall and Outstanding Track Performer awards, respectively, to help push the 1A school to a fifth-place finish with 77.5 points.
Davis said he felt a sense of accomplishment after the meet.
“It’s my first time getting this award and it feels great,” he said. “I’ve been training really hard. For all that hard work to pay off feels really great.”
AHS’ Patrick Landry earned second in the 100 meter dash with an 11.46.
Davis also won the 200 meter dash (21.96) and was one quarter of the VC 4x200 meter (3rd - 44.30) and 4x100 meter (1st - 1:32.34) relay teams.
Wilson, also a member of both of those relay teams (with Mike Campbell and Dustin Desormeaux) set a personal record in the pole vault at 16-00, eclipsing Watson’s second-place effort by three feet.
“I’m a little shocked, actually. I wasn’t expecting to make it,” said Wilson of his winning vault. “I knew I had it coming. But, I didn’t think I was going to do it tonight. I didn’t even have my big pole.”
Wilson also finished second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 42.86, earning 22 points for the Eagles.
Monday saw the return to the 400 meter dash of last year’s 3A state champion in that event, Erath’s Cole Bourque, who is on the road to full recovery from leg injuries he suffered in football last fall.
Bourque’s 53.42 400 meter dash time was good enough for first, but he said he expects to improve on that result as the season progresses.
“I was trying not to push myself too hard,” said Bourque. “But, at the same time, I still wanted to win... I just didn’t want to overdo it in my first meet.”
Delcambre’s Duston Waguespack got third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54:15.
Another Panther, senior Christian Umphries, took first place in the 110 meter hurdles thanks to a time of 15.77. Kaplan’s Brady Thibodeaux finished in third in that event with a time of 17.43.
Umphries also finished third in the 300 meter hurdles (42.95).
Delcambre’s Mark Rodrigue garnered 14 points for his team with a second place result in the shot put (42-01) and a third in the discus (26-01.5). Panther long-distance ace Coy Choate contributed 22 points to the DHS cause, placing second in the 800 meter run (2:11.95), third in the 1600 meter run (5:05.48), and second in the 3200 meter run (11:09.74).
The Abbeville 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Moises Villasenor, Patrick Landry, Killian Windmon and Aaron Green, took first place with a time of 44.25, just .02 ahead of Erath (Whitney Simon, Cole Bourque, Aaron Green and Peter Broussard).
Those same teams flipped finishing spots in the 4x200 meter relay, though, as Erath’s 1:32.45 was good enough to eclipse AHS’ 1:32.88.
Abbeville’s Green also got third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.38 and placed third in the high jump with a 5-10 leap, just two inches behind Erath’s Shay Primeaux.
Another Wildcat, Daylon Boudreaux, finished third in the triple jump with a 40-04 effort.
AHS hosts the Wildcat Relays this Friday, while Delcambre hosts the annual Koenig / Cashen Relays.