Ascension Catholic track teams win big at state meet
What a way to start the weekend.
Last Friday evening, Ascension Catholic made the trip to LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium for the LHSAA Class 1A Track and Field Championships and left with a girl's state title and an eighth-place finish for the boys.
The Lady Bulldogs claimed their state championship by narrowly edging out Hamilton Christian, 75-60. Ouachita Christian, White Castle and Oberlin rounded out the rest of the top five.
They got their lone top-six finish in the field from Kenshell Davis as she earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a measurement of 33 feet and 1.24 inches.
It was from the track where Ascension Catholic dominated.
Stephanie Breaux won individual state titles in both the 1,600 and the 3,200. She won the 1,600 with a time of five minutes and 29.76 seconds while she took the 3,200 with a time of 12 minutes and 5.23 seconds.
It was her second year in a row taking home a championship in the 1,600.
The Lady Bulldog 4 x 400 relay team of Catherine Eure, Daija Harvey, Victoria Eure, Whitney Eure and Maerys Joseph also took the state title with a winning time of four minutes and 8.10 seconds.
The 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay teams both finished in fifth.
Joseph won a state title after winning the 800 with a time of two minutes and 16.57 seconds--which turned out to be a new 1A state record. Teammate Whitney Eure finished right behind in second.
Joseph also finished fifth in the 400 with a time of one minute and 1.13 seconds.
Sophie Daigle had a big day as she finished in second in the 1,600 with a time of five minutes and 38.70 seconds, and she finished in third in the 3,200 with a time of 12 minutes and 22.66 seconds.
Nyah Williams had an active day as she finished fifth in the 300 hurdles and then finished sixth in the 100 hurdles.
The Ascension Catholic boys may not have taken home a team title, but they still had a very successful day as they finished in eighth.
Southern Lab took home the top prize as they cruised past Ouachita Christian by a total of 43.5 points. Haynesville, Lafayette Christian and White Castle completed the rest of the top five.
The Bulldogs' only top-six finish in the field came from Kebori Hunter as he finished in fifth for the triple-jump with a jump of 41 feet and 10.5 inches.
Like the girls, they did most of their damage on the track.
Recent Yale signee Zach Capello was at his best as he won state titles in both the 1,600 and the 3,200.
He finished the 1,600 with a time of four minutes and 25.53 seconds while he finished the 3,200 with a time of nine minutes and 59.70 seconds.
It was amazingly the fourth year in a row Capello won state championships in both events.