The Port Allen boys and girls track team have one more chance to fine-tune before the big tests begin.
PAHS hosts the annual Westside Relays at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Guy Otwell Stadium, where they will see longtime neighboring rival Brusly, as well as Plaquemine, Woodlawn and Livonia. But it’s the competition from East Feliciana, Northeast and Dunham that will pose the most attention for the teams.
The event will be the prelude to the District 7-2A meet, set for Wednesday April 18 at Episcopal High School.
“Even with them, Episcopal is the team to beat,” head coach John Williams said. “They have a great program and some state titles over the year, so that’s the win
“It’s a matter of the doing the things we already know how to do, such as baton exchanges on relays,” Williams said.
PAHS goes into the meet after a second-place showing in the Baton Rouge Relays at Broadmoor, where the boys took second to the host team and the Lady Pelicans took second to Baton Rouge High.
Treyvion Scott had a throw of 148 in the javelin for a first place showing, while Christopher Murphy led the pack in the triple jump.
Rekia Lenoir took first in the shot put, while Emily Nichols placed first in the discus, the event that won her the state title at least year’s 3A meet.
Alyssa Williams garnered third in the 110-meter hurdle competition.
“I think we have a really good chance to make a run at the district title and this week will be a chance for us to get everything in place next week.”