Donaldsonville and ACHS track teams finish strong

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Multiple parish track teams competed in the Griffin Relays at Dutchtown High School last week. The hosting Griffins won the meet in both the boy's and girl's divisions.

As for the other parish competitors, the Donaldsonville boys finished fourth, while the girls landed in eighth. The Ascension Catholic girls finished fourth, and the boys finished sixth.

The Donaldsonville boys collected 48 points and finished behind Dutchtown, Lutcher and Newman.

From the track, the Tigers earned two third-places finishes in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays.

Their best finishes came from the field, where two Donaldsonville performers finished as runners-up. Ronald Whittington finished second in the long jump with a jump of 21 feet and three inches. Davon Wright finished second in the shot put with a measurement of 44 feet and four inches.

The Donaldsonville girls saw their share of struggles as they fell into the No. 8 slot. Dutchtown won the event with Parkview Baptist, Dominican, Lutcher and Ascension Catholic rounding out the rest of the top five.

The Lady Tigers did secure one victory from the track as Shai'Honesty Mitchell won the 200 with a time of 26.86.

Donaldsonville's only other top-three finish came from Kaylynn Foster as she finished in third for the shot put.

The Ascension Catholic girls finished in a two-way tie for fourth with Lutcher.

The Lady Bulldogs earned three victories from the track.

Stephanie Breaux won the 800 with a time of two minutes and 29.07 seconds, while teammate Whitney Eure took third in the event. Breaux also finished second in the 100 hurdles.

Sophie Daigle won both the 1,600 (five minutes and 30.47 seconds) and the 3,200 (12 minutes and 6.19 seconds). Teammate Breanna Bernard took third in the 3,200.

To finish out their effort from the track, Catherine Eure took second in the 300 hurdles, and the Lady Bulldog 4 x 200 relay team finished third.

Ascension Catholic had no top-three finishes from the field.

The Bulldog track team finished in sixth. Dutchtown won the event, while Lutcher, Newman, Donaldsonville and St. Thomas Aquinas rounded out the rest of the top five.

Ascension Catholic's lone victory came in the 3,200. Logan Thibodeaux won with a time of 10 minutes and 41.48 seconds.

Also from the track, Thomas Daigle took third in the 400 with a time of 53.52.