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Spitfires Win 'Best Team Spirit' Trophy at Dragon Boat Race

Released: 05/16/2011

A team of students from LSU Alexandria won the Best Team Spirit trophy at the inaugural Louisiana Dragon Boat Race on Red River, announced Kyra Turner, coordinator of student life. The competition, which included 33 teams, generated some $50,000 in operating money for the Alexandria Museum of Art.

LSUA’s entry, the Spitfires, finished second in its heat.

The 21 team members were Heath Crawford, captain, Alexandria; Christy Mabou, manager, Pineville; Neil Bullock, drummer, Glenmora; Amanda Cruce, Lecompte; Brittany Tassin, Alexandria; Chance Daigre, Deville; Jade Quinn, Pineville; Sean Pastor, Pineville; Fernando Martinez, Forest Hill; Julie Smith, Alexandria; Kaila Reeves, Boyce; and Brandon Salmon, Alexandria.

Also, Marissa Jones, Alexandria; Mason Jordon, Leesville; Matthew Sandifer, Pineville; Megan Lewis, Alexandria; Melissa McDowell, Centerpoint; Raven McMillin, Alexandria; Robert Wells, Lecompte; Samantha Sibley, Pineville; and Douglas Lambert, Marksville.