ACHS girl's track team honored by Parish Council
It was a memorable season filled with praise and accolades for the Ascension Catholic girl’s track team as they ran the table and won the district and regional championships, and then finished it off by claiming their third straight state title.
They were recognized for their excellence last week as Parish President Kenny Matassa and members of the Ascension Parish Council honored the team and their coaches at one of their meetings.
“This team has made history by becoming the first Division 1A school to win district, regional and state championships for three consecutive years, back to back to back,” Matassa said.
The Lady Bulldogs began their dominant sweep by taking the District 6-1A title for a third straight year.
Sophie Daigle spearheaded the effort by winning district titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. She also contributed to the team’s 4 x 400 relay team that took first-place honors.
Daigle was named the meet’s MVP from the track.
Kenshell Davis was the field MVP as she won both the shot put and the discus events.
Whitney Eure won the 400 district title, and Stephanie Breaux won the 300 hurdles.
From there, Ascension Catholic went on to win yet another regional championship.
Daigle duplicated her brilliance from the district meet as she again cleaned house by winning regional titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and helped the 4 x 400 relay team take home a title.
Once again, she was named the track MVP.
Davis repeated as the field MVP as she won both the shot put and the discus.
Breaux won the regional title in the 300 hurdles.
The Lady Bulldogs kept the momentum going as they edged out Haynesville to take home their third straight Class 1A state championship.
Daigle again led the charge as she pulled off another hat trick, winning state titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
She then anchored the Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 relay team. Going into the race, they knew they had to finish in the top four to lock up the state title. Daigle helped them finish in the No. 4 spot.
She was named the Class 1A track and field Most Outstanding Athlete.
Other notable performances came from Davis as she finished third in the shot put. Haley Dupre placed third in the 1,600, and Breaux landed in third in the 800.