Cecilia’s Raymond Calais Jr. Named Gatorade Track Athlete Of The Year
Bow down to "The Great Calais." Raymond Calais Jr. was a machine on the track for Cecilia High School, and he was named the Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The Ragin' Cajuns football commit was a workhorse for the Cecilia Track team, and he earned the prestigious honor of being named the top track athlete in the state of Louisiana. His 100-meter dash time of 10.59 seconds was tops in the state, along with his 200-meter dash (21.21 seconds), and he led the 4x100 and 4x200 relays for the 4A State Champions.
Some people are just fun to watch run. Raymond falls into that category. Watch him gobble up his competitors in this video clip (he's in the white).
— Deucey (@trent_bergeron_) May 8, 2016
That's called natural speed, folks. Hello and goodbye.
On top of his blazing speed, Calais brings a solid head on top of his shoulders. His 3.46 GPA is only a piece of the puzzle. Anybody from Cecilia will tell you, Raymond is the type of young man you want to have on your campus and in your locker room.
His Coach, Logan Duplechien, only had kind words for his star.
“Raymond demonstrates dedication, work ethic and class,” said Duplechien. “He’s been an exemplary member of both our football and track teams, but more importantly of our school.”
Ragin' Cajuns Head Coach Mark Hudspeth indicated that Calais could come in and contribute immediately on special teams, and he's eventually going to be a key cog to the future of the program.
Cajun fans are going to fall in love with Calais when he gets his hands on the ball in open space. It's hard to capture a lightning bolt in a bottle, but Calais somehow managed to do it every game for the Bulldogs.
As good as he was on the football field, this Gatorade Player of the Year award is a reminder of how superb he was on the track. Run, Raymond, run. Nobody can catch you.