Lindsey Darby Signs with ULL!
The Abbeville Meridional
Standing Coach Jon Bouillion. Sitting are: Kathy Montgomery Darby (Lindsey's mom, Lindsey Darby, and Clarence Darby (her dad(.
ERATH - Lindsey Darby’s favorite color for 12 years has been Erath Bobcat blue. Now, she is going to have to change her color to Ragin’ Cajun red.
Darby signed a track scholarship with the UL-Cajuns on Wednesday.
The Erath High senior will triple jump and run short distances for UL next year.
She will join a couple of Vermilion Parish athletes who are already on the UL track team. North Vermilion’s Chelcie Sonnier and VC’s Matt Wilson.
On Wednesday, Darby signed a letter of intent to run track at UL.
She selected the Cajuns over Northwestern State.
“UL is closer to home than Northwestern,” said Darby. “UL has a great track program and the coaches I met are very helpful. All around, it is a great school.”
Darby can not wait to take her talent to the next level, she said.
Darby, the daughter of Clarence and Kathy Darby, has been running track for six years. Her specialty is the triple jump. She won the Division II Indoor State meet this year in the triple jump.
She is also competing in the Class 3A outdoor state meet in the triple jump, 100 meter dash and a leg on the 4x100 meter relays on Saturday.
Out of the three events, the triple jump is her love.
“I have always had a connection with triple jump,” she said. “To be a good triple jumper, you have to have speed and strong legs.”
Erath girls track coach Jonathon Bouillion said, “Lindsey is so coachable. She is such a hard worker and loves to compete. She hates to lose.”
That same morning, members of the Vermilion Football League awarded her with the second annual Jason O’Brien Scholarship. The scholarship is given in honor of O’Brien, who suddenly died on the job as the park director in Abbeville five years ago.