Ascension Catholic state champion Thomas Daigle has been running with the Bulldogs his entire high-school career, but his feet won't be stopping any time soon.
Ascension Catholic state champion Thomas Daigle has been running with the Bulldogs his entire high-school career, but his feet won’t be stopping any time soon.
Come next year, he’ll be running to Natchitoches to join the Northwestern State track program.
This was made official last Tuesday as Daigle was joined by his family, friends and teammates at Ascension Catholic. He used the early signing period to officially ink his letters of intent with the Demons.
Daigle has had a tremendous career at Ascension Catholic thus far.
Just last season, he was one of the most decorated runners in the area as he put up great performances in the Bulldogs’ district and regional meets. He then finished off the season with a championship performance at the state meet.
In last season’s outdoor District 6-1A meet, Daigle helped lead Ascension Catholic to a fourth-place finish as he won league titles in both the 800 and 3,200 events.
He had another strong outing in the regional meet as he qualified for the state meet in both the 800 and 3,200. Daigle won the 800 regional title.
Last May, at the Track and Field State Meet at LSU, he helped lead the Bulldogs to an eighth-place finish.
That performance was highlighted by his outing in the 800. Daigle won the event with a time of two minutes and 1.15 seconds. This was the only individual state championship the Ascension Catholic boys took home in 2017.
He also finished fifth in the 3,200.
Just last week, Daigle made the trip to the place that will be home for the next four years. He and his Bulldog team competed in the Cross-Country Championships in Natchitoches.
Once again, Daigle was the leader for his team as he helped push them to a third-place finish. He was their top performer as he landed in sixth place in the three-mile run with a time of 16 minutes and 55.01 seconds.
Daigle will now prepare for his final high-school outdoor track season this upcoming spring with hopes of winning more individual state titles and also leading the Bulldogs to a state championship.