High School Sports
High school track competition had just begun when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a complete halt to the meets.
Even without a chance to compete at their respective state track meets, their accomplishments in the classroom were recognized by the LHSAA as part of the Academic All-State honors.
Several local track and field performers earned academic all-state honors.
In Class 1-A, St. Edmund’s Katherine Sittig was named to Composite Academic All-State list with a 4.0 GPA.
Lady Jay senior Jaedyn Soileau was on the Class 1-A academic all-state in track and softball.
High school coaches were getting ready to begin their off season workout plans and summer league competition scheduled to begin Monday.
But the LHSAA executive committee voted unanimously via a conference call on Wednesday to postpone until June 8 as the first day of permissive LHSAA summer rules for all sports.
The decision prohibits the start of summer practice in any sport by an LHSAA school-based team.