The St. Scholastica Academy Doves turned in a strong team performance and came away with two state champions in the process Saturday competing at the LHSAA Class 4A track and field championships held at Bernie Moore Stadium on the LSU campus. The Doves battled and finished as the Class 4A state runner up behind state champion Edna Karr. Karr scored 60 points while the Doves earned 48 points. The high flying
SSA Doves were sparked by double-event winner Ellen Feringa. Feringa captured the 1,600 in 5:17.90. Feringa also took the gold in the 3,200 in 11:23.44. Feringa is a recruited walk on at the College of Charleston competing for the Lady Cougars Cross Country team and track team. Feringa’s teammate Sam Zelden was in solid form winning the javelin turning in a tremendous personal best throw of 150-feet 4 inches. Zelden also garnered a second place finish in the discus 111-7-3. Victoria Despeaux took fifth in the discus. SSA’s Madison McDaniel, an LSU signee, finished runner up in the 800 with a time of 2:22.27 helping the Doves to their state runner up finish.
In Class 4A boys competition, Lakeshore’s Nic Mullen earned a third place finish in the pole vault with a height of 13-feet.
In Class 2A girls action at the state track & field championships, the St. Thomas Aquinas Lady Falcons turned in a strong second place finish totaling 70 points finishing runner up to Episcopal of Baton Rouge with 81 points. STA’s Meghan Beccera shined winning the 800 meters and took second in the 400 meters. Destiny Williams took third in the 800 meters.
In the boys 2A competition, STA’s Brady Becerra notched two state runner up finishes in the 110 and 300 meter hurdle events.

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