Ascension Catholic Athlete Receives Parish Certificate for National Track Event Effort

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Shown from left to right are: Maerys Joseph, Jessie Joseph (Maerys’ grandmother), Parish Councilman Oliver Joseph and Parish President Tommy Martinez.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez presented a parish certificate of achievement to Maerys Joseph, an Ascension Catholic High School junior, for placing 29th overall at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships earlier this summer in Humble, Texas. President Martinez made the presentation during the Parish Council meeting on Sept. 4 in Donaldsonville. Joseph represented Future Track Club and trained under Coach Trent Ellis. Joseph set a personal record of 58:14 in the 400-meter run. In district competition, Joseph ran 400 meters in 59:50 and 800 meters in 2:23:49. She placed seventh in the 400-meter competition, and third in the 800-meter run winning the bronze medal.