Hahnville, Destrehan place 4 on All-State track & field team

Four track and field stars from St. Charles Parish were recently named to the Class 5A All-State team.

Hahnville led the charge with three selections, including junior hurdler Brandon Singleton, senior long distance runner Bryce Robinson and senior triple jumper Breanne Bias.

Destrehan’s lone selection was junior sprinter Kirk Merritt.

Merritt capped an impressive season by coming in second in the 100-meter dash in the State Outdoor Championships. He finished the race in a blazing time of 10.68 seconds.

Merritt also won the Region III-5A championship and the District 7-5A championship in the 100-meter dash with times of 10.64 and 10.98, respectively.

At the Thibodaux Relays, Merritt cruised past the competition to take the top spot on the podium.

Singleton also took home plenty of medals during the 2014 season, winning the state championship in the 300-meter hurdles and finishing second in the state in the 110-meter hurdles.

Singleton claimed the Region III-5A championship in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles with times of 14.14 and 38.68, respectively. He also took home first place in both events in the District 7-5A Championships.

At the Mobile Challenge of Champions, which consisted of the top track stars from around the country, Singleton won the 110-meter hurdles while finishing second in the 300-meter hurdles.

Other top finishes by Singleton included wins in the Chalmette Owl Town Relays, the Super Bowl Track & Field Classic, the Westgate High School Tiger Relays, the Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Invite and the Rummel Ronnie Doyle Classic.

Robinson, who landed on the All-State squad for the second year in a row, excelled in both the 3,200-meter run and the 1,600-meter run during the season. He won the Chalmette Owl Town Relays in the 3,200 and finished first in the 1,600-meter run at the Westgate High School Tiger Relays.

Against some of the top competition from around the country, Robinson finished 10th at the Mobile Challenge of Champions in the two-mile run.

Robinson got better as the season progressed, winning the District 7-5A championship in both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run with times of 4:36.80 and 9:58.94, respectively.

He came in second in both events during the Region III-5A Championships and finished third with a time of 9:30.93 in the 3,200-meter run at the State Outdoor Championships.Bias, the lone female selection to the All-State squad from St. Charles Parish, began the season with a win in the triple jump at the Chalmette Owl Town Relays. She also captured the top spot in the Westgate High School Tiger Relays and placed sixth in the Mobile Challenge of Champions.

After winning the Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Invite with a triple jump distance of 37-2.75, Bias captured the District 7-5A championship.

She went on to place third in the Region III-5A Championships and came in fourth at the State Outdoor Championships.


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