Parish track teams compete in district meets

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

District track meets were held last week, and both Ascension Catholic and Donaldsonville competed.

Ascension Catholic was the school to put up the best performance. In the District 6-1A meet at White Castle High, the girl's team claimed their fourth straight title, while the boys finished in third.

For the Lady Bulldogs, they did most of their damage from the track.

Sophie Daigle won the 1,600 with a time of six minutes and 0.30 seconds as teammate Stephanie Breaux finished second. Daigle was also runner-up in the 3,200, only finishing behind teammate Breanna Bernard.

Breaux won the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.80, and teammate Maerys Joseph won both the 400 (1:00) and the 800 (2:20.9 seconds). In the 400, Victoria Eure finished fourth, and in the 800, Whitney Eure finished as runner-up.

Ascension Catholic's final track victory came in the 4 x 400 relay.

Catherine Eure finished third in both the 100 and 100 hurdles.

From the field, Carson Hitzman won the javelin event with a throw of 99 feet and two inches, and teammate Bailey LeBlanc finished third.

Kenshell Davis won the shot put with a measurement of 33 feet and nine inches, and she finished third in the discus.

The Ascension Catholic boys finished the meet with a third-place finish.

Thomas Daigle won both the 800 (2:08.70) and the 3,200 (10:53.38). Teammate Hayes Rousseau was runner-up in the 800, and Logan Thibodaux was second in the 3,200.

Rousseau was also third in the 300, and the 4 x 400 relay team finished in third.

The Bulldogs' final victory from the track came from Luke Spano as he won the 1,600 with a time of five minutes and 17.60 seconds. From the field, Spano also won the pole vault event with a vault of six feet.

Kebori Hunter had a big day as he won both the long jump (20-5.5) and high jump (5-08), and he was runner-up in the triple jump.

Rousseau won the javelin event with a throw of 137 feet, while Thibodaux finished second in the discus. Teammate John Demanuelle finished fourth in that event.

Donaldsonville competed in the District 6-3A meet at West Feliciana High. The boys finished in fifth, but the girls struggled, landing at No. 7.

For the boy's meet, hosting West Feliciana narrowly edged out Parkview Baptist, 118.5-102, for the district title.

One of the Tigers' two victories from the track came from Tamerick Zachary as he won the 800 with a time of two minutes and 5.43 seconds. Zachary also finished fourth in the 3,200.

Their other win came from Ronald Whittington as he won the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.75.

Donaldsonville finished third in both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays.

From the field, Whittington earned the Tigers' lone victory as he won the long jump with a jump of 22 feet and 4.05 inches.

The Lady Tigers were not able to collect any victories. Their best performance came from Kaylynn Foster as she finished as runner-up in the shot put with a measurement of 33 feet and five inches. She will be advancing to the regional meet.