The Standard: Pete Struck Eagle Classic


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

On Thursday, the track team competed at Sandburg for the Pete Struck Eagle Classic. This is one of the most highly anticipated outdoor meets of the year, with some of the best competition from 23 schools.

What I like most about this meet is the chance to see where we rank in certain events. With sectionals and Catholic League right around the corner, it is a necessity to envision ourselves in the midst of it with high competition. We are able to see what events are our strengths and which are our weaknesses.

What has stood out to me the […]

The Standard: Pete Struck Eagle Classic2023-05-05T22:24:17-05:00

The Standard: Rice Relays Field Events


By George Raphael-McElroy ‘23

This past Friday Brother Rice hosted their annual Rice Relays track and field event. It was a great day all around for each event.

Senior Marcus Kennedy put everything he had on the line for the “Running Ugly” Crusaders. Kennedy finished first in the high jump, second for the long jump, and third in the triple jump. Kennedy even attempted a meet record in the high jump and almost had it but fell short.

Preparing for things like that where you only get one chance to complete, it could sure shake you up a bit and make you nervous.

“Before […]

The Standard: Rice Relays Field Events2023-04-27T21:06:20-05:00

The Standard: Rice Relays Track Events


By Cameron Slavin ‘23

On Friday, April 21, Brother Rice hosted the 16th Annual Rice Relays. This was senior night for the Crusaders and 12 teams were there in total.

The seniors that were recognized on Friday were Jonah Bossette, Rory Cusack, Brendan Malloy, Joe Bowes, Marcus Kennedy, Jack Morrison, Joe Heilmann, Jake Maheras, Charlie Walsh, and James Worthington.

The 12 teams in attendance were Brother Rice, Marmion Academy, St. Laurence, Providence, Fenwick, St. Viator, Leo, Marist, Reavis, Evergreen Park, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, and Solorio Academy.

The 4×2 and 4×4 freshman and sophomore level teams came in first place. The 4×2 team […]

The Standard: Rice Relays Track Events2023-04-27T21:02:44-05:00

The Standard: Crusader Duel


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

The Crusader Duel meet is the perfect way to kick off the outdoor track season. It is a friendly competition against your peers.

The six team captains were divided into two teams. Teams Walsh, Heilmann and Worthington were in white, and teams Bowes, Kennedy and Morrison were in black. Each team took turns drafting players until no one was left. Bragging rights were on the line, along with first dibs at pizza.

Afterwards the competitiveness in each of us came out. Many of us argued over who has the better team and who would come out as champions.

On Thursday, the […]

The Standard: Crusader Duel2023-04-06T20:03:11-05:00

The Standard: Pole Vault School Record at MVP Vibe Fest


By Danny Hughes ´23

Congratulations are in order for senior Joey Heilmann after he broke the pole vault school record. Joey, with a pole vault height of 13 foot 11 and ¼ inches, broke the previous school record set eight years earlier back in 2015 by Chris Grosskopf by almost a foot.

Joey originally joined the track team to do the long jump, but after an injury two weeks before the end of his sophomore season, he was put into the pole vault at sectionals. After only two weeks of practice, Joey got over 10 feet 6 inches. This was two and a […]

The Standard: Pole Vault School Record at MVP Vibe Fest2023-03-10T12:42:07-06:00

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

“It’s my favorite indoor track meet all year,” said sophomore Gavin O’Connor.

On Sunday, the entire track and field team traveled to Lewis University to compete at ICOPS invitational. It is the first real meet of the year with good competition from all catholic schools. You have the chance to prove to yourself, teammates and coaches that you can be relied upon for future meets like Catholic League or sectionals.

It was a good outing; we finished 5th out of 22 schools, but that’s not where we want to be.  It is still really early in the season so we […]

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational2023-03-10T12:30:29-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Hosts Terrific Track Meet


By Danny White ‘22

On Tuesday, April 12, Brother Rice held an open invitational track meet. Brother Rice welcomed St. Laurence, Leo, and Solorio Academy. It was a great day for the young athletes to compete.

Peter McShane ‘23 said, “I had a good feeling about this meet before it even started. It was a beautiful day out and as a team, we were feeling loose and ready.”

The day started off with a 4 x 100m team relay. Although only four schools were at the meet, there were 7 teams in this competition. The Crusaders had three different groups, two of which took […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Hosts Terrific Track Meet2022-05-03T21:48:57-05:00

The Standard: 5th Annual Crusader Duel Track Meet


By Sean Maloney ‘22

On Friday, the track and field team was split in half for the 5th Annual Crusader Duel. Captains Julius Lujano and Jack Antonson of Team J squared off against captains Sean Maloney and Sean McNally of Team SM.

On Wednesday, the captains split and drafted their teams. A lot of trash talk occurred in the week leading up to the meet.

“We’re by far the more athletic team. The result won’t end up being close,” said Rory Cusack ‘23.

Members of Team J felt a little different. Boasting the top athletes in the shot, pole vault, and hurdles, Team J thought […]

The Standard: 5th Annual Crusader Duel Track Meet2022-04-14T14:10:24-05:00

The Standard: Throwers Only Track Meet


By Sean Maloney ’22

On Saturday morning, the shot put throwers from the track and field team made their way up to Eisenhower and competed in a throwers only meet.

Blessed with warm weather, the meet was moved from the indoor track to the outdoor track.

“It was a great environment with beautiful weather,” said junior Troy Bever. “I’m really looking forward to the outdoor season.”

This was the first time the Crusaders threw outside. Lately, they’ve been throwing at indoor meets. Maybe the change of scenery was the boost they needed.

Freshman Charlie Mendez recorded his personal best in his young throwing career. Mendez won […]

The Standard: Throwers Only Track Meet2022-03-11T17:07:28-06:00

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational


By Julius Lujano ‘22

The Brother Rice Track and Field team competed at Lewis University the past weekend in the ICOPS Invitational. With 22 schools attending the meet, the Crusaders placed 5th overall with many great performances.

Senior captains Sean McNally and Jack Antonsen set new personal bests in the 800m run. Sophomore Robbie Rutledge also ran a personal best in the 800m run.

In the long-distance runs, freshman Gavin O’Connor ran a gigantesque personal best of 10:50 in the 3200m. This performance places Gavin as the  7th best  all-time freshman for the indoor event. Freshman Brian Sheehan also ran 10 seconds faster in […]

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational2022-03-04T22:09:50-06:00
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