NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — New Iberia Mayor Freddie DeCourt announced that the city will host a parade for Tokyo Olympics pole vaulter Morgann Leleux Romero on Friday, July 2 at 6 p.m.
The parade is set to begin in front of City Hall at 457 E. Main St. and make its way downtown to Bouligny Plaza. The mayor asked residents to line Main Street to show support for the Olympian.
The New Iberia native, former All-American at the University of Georgia and 2016 All-American at Louisiana cleared 15 feet, 5 inches on her final attempt in the women’s pole vault to finish second overall at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Saturday at historic Hayward Field.
She is one of four Acadiana athletes to represent Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.