ACHS track, field starts outdoor season on right foot

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief

The Ascension Catholic track and field team competed in its first outdoor meet of the season and despite competing against larger schools, the team racked up seven top-3 finishes in the meet hosted by St. Amant High School.

“The purpose of the day was to let them run some events that they were not necessarily their favorite stuff and they did great,” head coach Rocky Capello said. “They did better than I expected to be honest.”

On the boy’s side, Thomas Gros won the javelin throw in the field events and distance runner Jesse Hood finished first in the 1600-meter run. Competing in the mid-distance 800 meter run, Zach Capello finished third and in the sprint group Dylan Landry brought in two third place finishes in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles respectively.

For the girl’s team Maerys Joseph won the 400-meter run while Stephanie Breaux and Breanna Bernard finished second and third respectively in the 1600-meter run.

“For the first outdoor meet of the year, we did really well,” Capello said. “We just wanted the kids to just start off in a few events, not work them too hard and let them run some events that they are not used to running and that’s what we did. They really did well considering they were running events that were not the best.”

The team will compete in another big meet on Friday, March 8 in the Griffin Relays at Dutchtown High School.