ACHS powerlifting team brings home state title

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
The Ascension Catholic girl's powerlifting team took home back-to-back state titles. Photo courtesy of AC Bulldogs Athletics.

Another state title has come back to Donaldsonville.

Last weekend, the Ascension Catholic boy's and girl's powerlifting teams competed in the LHSAA state meet at UL-Monroe, and for the second straight year, the girls won the Division V championship. The boys also performed very well--earning a fifth-place finish.

The Ascension Catholic girls took home the top prize, but it wasn't easy. They narrowly escaped Delhi by a mere 6 points. False River finished in third, and Catholic of Point Coupee and Northwood-Lena rounded out the rest of the top five.

The Lady Bulldogs were able to earn three first-place finishes.

Brandi Landry won a state title in the 114-pound division with a total of 635. Teammate Emme Medine was runner-up with 540.

Michalyn Daigle won the 123-pound division with a total of 605. Teammate Paige Joseph was the runner-up.

Ascension Catholic's final first-place finish came from Elizabeth Latino at 165 as she totaled 725 pounds. Teammate Megan Brooks finished in second with 670.

There were many other Lady Bulldogs that placed in the top four for their respective weight classes.

Lauren Landry finished third at 105 with 450. Jordan Diez was runner-up at 132 with 620 pounds, Isabelle Abadie finished third at 148 with 630 and Camille Lemann finished fifth in that weight class with 595.

Two Ascension Catholic performers were named the meet's Outstanding Lifters: Latino and Brandi Landry.

The Ascension Catholic boys also had a strong showing, finishing in fifth. Ascension Episcopal won the state title. Delhi finished second, False River third and Delhi Charter took fourth.

The Bulldogs took home two victories.

Nick Milano won the 132-pound division with a total of 890. Ashton Bourgeois took first place at 198 with 1,170 pounds.

List of champions:

114 - Brandi Landry (635)

123 - Michalyn Daigle (605)

132 - Nick Milano (890)

165 - Elizabeth Latino (725)

198 - Ashton Bourgeois (1,170)