Lafayette, LA

Loyola Boys Cross Country Team Wins Region 1 Division III Title

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The Loyola Flyers boys cross country team claimed the Region I Dvision III meet in Acadiana Park in Lafayette on last Thursday. The Flyers won the regional championship with 33 points and won by 34 points over second place St. Louis. Franklin Roemer won the boys individual race in 16:35.90. Roemer had almost a minute lead over second place Deacon Stantz of St. Louis. Finishing in third place was fellow Flyer Mark Henry. Henry finished in 17:49.60. The Flyers had a third top five finisher in Jackson Drouillard who finished fifth place in 18:20.40. Freshman Miguel Castcante completed the race in 12th place. Carter Ward rounded out the very low score for the Flyers in 14th place. Other notable runner for Loyola were Reese Jacobs (21st) and Reece Armagost (37th)

In the girls competition, St. Louis won the regional title. Kirlan-Loryn Williams from Lake Charles College Prep won the girl race in 20:47.20.

Loyola Lady Flyers qualified for the state meet at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The Lady Flyers qualified with a sixth place team finish. The top Lady Flyer runner was junior Mary Elberson who finished in 16th place in 24:28.60. Sarah Roppolo and Isabella Cascio finished in the top 40 for Loyola. Ainsley Hanes and Mary Walker added points to the Lady Flyers score. Teresa Fields and Maeve Chmielewski competed for Loyola ladies team.

The Flyers and Lady Flyers will head to Natchitoches on Monday, November 14. Division III race will be at 9:00 am for the girls and 11:15 am for the boys.

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