Two track meets in BR set for Friday

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Catholic's Joseph St. Cyr, far right, Dutchtown's Chris Miles, center, and Catholic's Ryan Palmisano take off for the Boys' 1600 Meter Run at the   Health Quest Physical Therapy Invitational Track Meet at Dutchtown High School Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  St. Cry took first.     MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ Heather McClelland Show caption
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Catholic's Joseph St. Cyr, far right, Dutchtown's Chris Miles, center, and Catholic's Ryan Palmisano take off for the Boys' 1600 Meter Run at the Health Quest Physical Therapy Invitational Track Meet at Dutchtown High School Wednesday, March 27, 2013. St. Cry took first. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ Heather McClelland

Thirteen teams are set to participate in two south Baton Rouge-based track meets
Friday.

The 33rd Jostens/Episcopal Invitational features nine schools and starts at 4 p.m. with field events at Episcopal.

Meanwhile, four teams are set to compete at the Broadmoor Invitational, which begins at 3 p.m. at BHS.

The two meets are a contrast. The Episcopal meet is one of the Baton Rouge area’s oldest.

Broadmoor is in its second spring of hosting meets at its refurbished track facility.

“We were hoping to get some of the top teams in the area and feel like we did that,” Episcopal boys coach Claney Duplechin said.

The Jostens/Episcopal meet features Catholic High,
St. Joseph’s Academy,
Dutchtown, Zachary, Jewel Sumner, West Feliciana, E.D. White Catholic, Walker and host Episcopal. Running events are set for 6 p.m.

Host Broadmoor welcomes Denham Springs, Runnels and Tara for its meet, which starts with field events at 3 p.m. and moves to running events at 5:30 p.m.

BHS coach Alan Brown said his top athletes include Michael Vick (throws), Devin Reese (long jump, triple jump), Terry Mahoney (hurdles, high jump) and sprinters Henry Myers and Broderick Dellihue.

Teri Reese (jumps), Ashley Miles (sprints) and Kallie Johnson (hurdles) are expected to lead the Broadmoor girls.