Dominican and Holy Cross Run To Wins at Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic


NEW ORLEANS – Dominican High School and Holy Cross School won the girls’ and boys’ championships, respectively, at the inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning at New Orleans City Park. The event featured 253 athletes from 31 schools.


The Dominican girls were paced by overall winner Kelsey Major, an eighth-grader who covered the five-kilometer course in 19:13.2, nearly 20 seconds faster than her closest competition. Dominican placed four other runners in the top 15 to win the event with 41 points. Vandebilt Catholic was second with 62 points while St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.) took third with 85 points. McGehee (107) and Lusher (117) rounded out the top five.


Full Girls’ Results


On the boys’ side, a balanced Holy Cross squad registered five of the top 16 finishers to take the title with 47 points. St. Paul’s of Covington took second place with 58 points. Brother Martin, which was led by the top two overall finishers – individual winner Hunter Appleton (15:41.9) and Hayden Courrege (16:03.2) – finished third with 66 points. John Curtis (88) and Jesuit (163) completed the top five.


Full Boys’ Results


Top Finishers – Girls

  1. Kelsey Major, Dominican: 19:13.2
  2. Isabel Valenzuela, St. Paul’s Episcopal: 19:33.0
  3. Katherine Cazayoux, Vandebilt Catholic: 19:44.9
  4. Ellie Schmidt, McGehee: 19:47.5
  5. Troianna Gause, John Curtis: 20:05.9
  6. Caroline Lindsay, Vandebilt Catholic: 20:06.1
  7. Riley Killian, Chapelle: 20:09.6
  8. Jade Talazac, Belle Chasse: 20:15.6
  9. Madison Trauth, Dominican: 20:23.5
  10. Lizzy Bourg, Dominican: 20:24.1


Top Finishers – Boys

  1. Hunter Appleton, Brother Martin: 15:41.9
  2. Hayden Courrege, Brother Martin: 16:03.2
  3. Jonathan Bertucci, St. Paul’s: 16:12.5
  4. Zachary Barthel, John Curtis: 16:15.7
  5. Blake Baldassaro, Holy Cross: 16:21.4
  6. Cade Martin, Holy Cross: 16:24.2
  7. Stephen Schlottman, St. Paul’s: 16:44.4
  8. Francis Durio, St. Paul’s: 16:45.6
  9. Christopher Wagner, Holy Cross: 16:49.8
  10. Alex Melcer, Belle Chasse: 16:53.1


Many of the top high school varsity cross country teams (boys and girls) from the region competed, including four defending state cross country champions: Vandebilt Catholic (LHSAA Class 4A Girls), St. Paul’s (LHSAA Class 5A Boys), Belle Chasse (LHSAA Class 4A Boys) and St. Paul’s Episcopal from Mobile (Alabama Class 5A Girls).


Dates Set For 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic

The 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic will take place on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.  The 24th edition of this iconic event will feature Girls and Boys High School teams from throughout the southeast.

For the first time in the history of the event, weather caused the cancellation of the Day 2 finals, but we are looking forward to a return to great conditions and great competition in 2018. Results of the events / rounds that were completed can be found here: 2017 Compiled Results

Contact Meet Director Mike Corn at or 504-599-8903 if you would like to receive additional information.

2016 Sugar Bowl Track and Field Classic Final Meet Results.