While reviewing the photos of the Kids Triathlon held last Sunday at Red's I couldn't help notice the photo below. This kid is really FLYING thru the race! Thanks to Val Aloisio for the awesome photos. More photos are coming soon. Stayed tuned.
There was Kevin Castille, blazing down Richmond Road for all the world to see, turning in the most dominating performance in the 36 years of the annual Bluegrass 10,000.
At 40, Castille is the first "masters division" winner of the 6.2-mile footrace.
Finishing in 30 minutes, 7 seconds, he finished a whopping 2:03 ahead of runner-up Musa Kimali. Until Wednesday, the greatest margin of victory in a Bluegrass was a 2:02 knockout by Benny McIntosh, who ran 30:19 to Mike Snyder's 32:21 in 1994.
While Castille was practically out of sight from his pursuers, he was in plain view of an admiring crowd.
Congratulations to Kevin! Kevin worked here at Red's for years until he moved away to pursue his racing. We, at Red's, still affectionately consider him one of Red's family. Wishing him all the best in his racing career.
Get A Grip recently won the 3.5 state championships. Pictured are: Teresa Hebert, Angie Lippman, Maria Landreth, Jacki Davies (captain) , Kathy Ladner, Jan Greer, Lydia Comeaux, Ashley Walker. Not pictured are: Cheryl Neu, Barbara Holley, Carolyn Williamson, Kathy Broussard, Pam Tolley, and Sandi Higginbotham. The team will compete at Sectionals in Mobile in July. Congratulations ladies!
Thanks to everyone who participated and made this year's Davis Cup of Tennis Tournament another hugh success. The winning team are pictured below. Congrats to all!
1st Place - South Africa
Standing L-R: David Cormier, Tammy Cormier, Mariela Saucier, Carla Theriot, Sam Domingue, James Breaux. Sitting L-R: Kathy Staton, Peggy Miller (captain), Annie Reedy and Jenna Rhoads.
2nd Place - France
Standing L-R: Chip Larpenteur, Pearl Garcia (captain), Belinda Zhuo, Randy Latch, Brandon Migues. Sitting L-R: Jennifer Chiasson, Debra Billeaud, Donna Brantley, Peanut Davy and Maghann Judice.
3rd Place - Sweden
Standing L-R: Mike Criddle, Dale Thibodeaux, Betty Foreman, Danny Fabacher, Corina Melancon. Sitting L-R: Toni Benoit, Annie Governale, Myra Fabacher, Mitzi Chitwood (captain) and Yvette Konigsfeld.
4th Place - Great Britain
Standing L-R: Pat Landry, Ginger Guillory, Suzie Hardy, Michelle French, Juanita Hollier, Ron Ashford. Sitting L-R: Mary Sonnier, Sarah Landry, Elaine Newman (captain), Karen McGovern. Not Shown: Chris Fontana & Richard Baron.
Kevin Castille, a former employee of Red's, is in the news again. Kevin left Red's and Lafayette last summer to pursue his running dream. At the age of 40, Kevin is still getting better. Good luck to Kevin and we'll keep you posted as to whether he makes the sought after Olympic Trials.
Buried in the results of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford over the weekend was the M40 American record for 5000 meters by Kevin Castille. So three weeks after his AR in the 10Kon the same track, Kevin nearly cracked the elite 14-minute barrier. His time of 14:00.09 in an elite race beats the listed record of 14:17.36 by Brian Pope in 2004. He also broke unratified marks of 14:02.86 by Steve Plasencia and 14:13.31 by Danny Martinez.The listed M40 world record is 13:43.15 by Mohammed Ezzher of France in 2000. Kevin was a recent USATF Athlete of the Week, and he’s becoming a poster child for our niche. But he’s probably shooting for the 13:50 “B” standard for the Eugene Olympic Trials. So he’s not far off!!
3.5 senior Red's team is going to state in Lake Charles on April 19th. Players are pictured below: back row left to right - Karen Daniel, April Fontana, Carol Hebert, Sally Andrus. Front row, left to right - Toni Cormier, Jacki Davies, Judy Hodges, Linda Young. Not pictured are Belle O'donovan, Joan LaLande and Jan Greer.
by Chad Broussard (personal trainer at Red's & boxing promoter) There were mock slot machines on all the posters, flyers and tickets. 7 fighters lined up across in each window, we ran into a small problem; with the death in the family of one fighter he was unable to come in. Then we had problems with another guy getting here. So, we moved forward, without error. "Lucky 7" turned into Sensational 6, overnight!
Please, allow me to say this; WOW!!!! what a night of fights for real fight fans? This may very well be one of the best cards matchmaker John Bryant has ever put together, at least here in Louisiana, very equal to the fights in Rayne on June 4th, I doubt we can get anyone to say it was anything less then a Sensational 6! I mentioned to EVERYONE, Thursday Night Fights in Rayne are HOT.
Starting the night off, Quantis Graves against Haymond Howard Jr., Howard being very awkward, caused a small bit of problem for Quantis early on, but it took very little time to figure the awkward Howard out, finding the straight right hand, along with some heavy body shots, Howard looked like he was a goner in the very first round. He did battle back while making a galant effort, but his effort was cut short, as Quantis pummeled him. Quantis comes to fight and guts it out everytime to find himself with his hands raised in victory. With the win Quantis is 5-0-2ko's.
Next up, "Blazin an Amazin'" Todd Manuel (Red's member). Todd would go to WAR, I mean absolute 100% WAR in this fight. Went at it with 1-0 Triston Tod, these two boys fought with everything they had in them. It was a see saw battle, Todd had a problem with his mouthpiece and lost a point, Todd Manuel landed big shot after big shot, only to be answered by Triston with big shot after big shot. This was a FIGHT, I mean a real FIGHT. If you were there, and seen this fight? You received a treat!! Towards the end of the 4th round, I was questioning, how are they still standing? Not only were they still standing, but they were still fighting with everything they had in them. WOW!! Yep! It was one of those fights, unfortunately in the end, Manuel lost yet another fight. I look forward to Todd coming back to the gym with a vengeance! Not one person can say one thing about this fight but, WOW!! Todd Manuel moves to 4-3.
Casey Adams whom came to Rayne like he owned the place, may have very well been given stock in the city of Rayne, at least with that straight right hand knockout, over James Day. I did not see this fight, but I did hear that Casey planted a straight right hand on MR. Day like he owned rights to his chin. I look forward to seeing Casey fight here with us all again. With the victory Casey moves to 3-0_2ko's.
In a coming out party, Bailey "Bang Bang" Bobbitt (Red's member) did what I said he could not do, knock Tyrone Dowdy out. 4 win Dowdy vs. 5 win Bobbitt, I watched Bailey follow directions to a "T", we all know Dowdy is a big puncher, Bailey went out there very calm and poised, with a task at hand. Normally Bailey is bouncing up and down, moving all over, not this time; no, Bailey was focused and tuned into do his job. Bailey worked angles, Bailey popped him with a right, then a left and a right. Bailey did things on this night, in this ring, I did not know he was able to do. This is by FAR the best performance of Bailey's entire boxing career. Bailey took chances and was hit with shots, only to come right back and catch Dowdy with more shots. Then Bailey hit Dowdy with a flush right hand, which seemed to hurt Dowdy, Bailey went for broke, then Dowdy broke. In the 3rd round Bailey "Bang Bang" Bobbitt claimed win number 6. WOW!! Can we hear it for Bailey? Bailey is a great guy and is becoming a great fighter. Watch "Bang Bang"!!
My GOD!! Did you actually sit and watch this fight, you know? The one between Josh Joseph and Kelvin Williams? What a fight, YOUCH!! Josh Joseph and Kelvin Williams beat the poop out of one another. This was a back and forth, big shot after big shot fight. This fight was indeed a great little scrap in itself!! By the end of the 4th round with both guys hammering one another, still standing and still fighting with every ounce of energy they had in them. I thought Josh was going to close the show on a couple of occassions, but Williams would always find his way back into the heart of the battle. Josh came to get his just due, but so did Williams, back and forth action all the way until the last bell. In the end? Josh Joseph moves to 4-0-2ko's. I applaud these 2 warriors!
Bobby "The Prodigy" Bryant was in a great little fight. In the very first round, Bobby hit Felix with a left hook to the body, Felix goes down, only to return to his feet and come back fighting. I surely thought it would be over, very soon. To my surprise, Felix would continue to battle back each and everytime Bobby would catch him. He fought and fought and never even looked like he was going anywhere, actually landed a couple good shots on Bobby, only to have Bobby crack him right back. In the end Bobby "The Prodigy" Bryant was victorious and he is now 12-0-8ko's.
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