Declan McGuire ’20

The Standard: The Crusader Cross Country Club – Winter Running

2019-12-15T17:59:24-06:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

As a cross country runner or distance runner in track, one of the hardest things to do is stay in shape in the offseason. Especially during the cold and snowy winter, it may seem nearly impossible to train how you do during the fall, spring, and summer.

But thanks to The Crusader Cross Country Club, or C4 for short, you no longer have to worry! The C4 club is open to all who are interested in staying or getting in shape for a sport, or anyone interested in distance running.

Run by Coach Wazio, Coach Swynenburg, and Coach Muth, this […]

The Standard: The Crusader Cross Country Club – Winter Running2019-12-15T17:59:24-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Basketball

2019-12-14T23:00:10-06:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

The 2019 Brother Rice basketball has been off to a solid start this season with a winning record of 4-2. On Friday, they pulled off a huge conference win against rival St. Rita. Senior Deandre Hagan was a key factor offensively for the Crusaders by adding 20 points in the victory.

Without Marquise Kennedy, many expected this year’s team to take a hit. But with big-time players like Colin Campbell, Luke Moustakas, and a deep bench, the team is looking just fine.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the varsity team will travel to Providence-St. Mel to take on the Knights at […]

The Standard: Crusader Basketball2019-12-14T23:00:10-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Cross Country Takes on State

2019-11-26T10:51:16-06:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Brother Rice cross country team traveled down to Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois, to compete in the IHSA 2A Cross Country Championship.

As exciting as this was, one of the more exciting parts was the ride down. Getting to leave school early is always a plus, and getting to stop at Subway as well was a nice treat by Coaches Wazio and Swynenburg.

With lots of time to kill and team bonding to be done, the trip started off a little crazy, with us playing games like Crazy 8s and Psych for a large chunk […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Cross Country Takes on State2019-11-26T10:51:16-06:00

The Standard: Jimmy Maguire’s Last Race at State

2019-11-26T10:52:49-06:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

The IHSA cross country finals may be one of the most attended high school sporting events, but not many get the opportunity to run in it.

And even fewer can say that they were able to run in it after only doing cross country for two years.

Over the weekend, Jimmy Maguire and the cross country team traveled down to Detweiller Park in Peoria, Illinois, to race in the 2A Cross Country State Championship.

“I’m really looking forward to this meet, and not just because we get to leave school early,” said Maguire. “I know people aren’t expecting much from us […]

The Standard: Jimmy Maguire’s Last Race at State2019-11-26T10:52:49-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Cross Country travels to Niles West for the Pat Savage Invite

2019-11-26T10:55:21-06:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Crusaders ran ugly at the Pat Savage invite at Niles West. A course that many consider to be lightening fast was not that on Saturday.

But it didn’t stop Crusaders from going out there and fighting through the pain. The varsity team placed 21st out of a whopping 52 schools, the sophomores finished 5th out of 10 teams, and the freshman team finished 7th out of 11 teams.

With over 500 kids in the boy’s varsity meet alone, this meet was jam-packed. The unpleasant conditions of mud, sludge, and slop throughout the course certainly did […]

The Standard: Crusader Cross Country travels to Niles West for the Pat Savage Invite2019-11-26T10:55:21-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Cross Country Competes in the 42nd Loyola Lakefront Invitational

2019-10-10T16:54:59-05:00

By Declan McGuire ‘20

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Brother Rice cross country team took a trip to Montrose Harbor to compete in the 42nd Loyola Lakefront Invitational.

For many years, the lakefront meet has been an event filled with good runners and great weather, but this year only one of those two factors were true.

Upon arriving at Montrose Harbor, you could tell that the conditions were not ideal for most runners, but for our team, it was no problem. As we ran the course for our warmup, we knew what to expect: frigid rain, murky water, sludge and slop at every turn, […]

The Standard: Crusader Cross Country Competes in the 42nd Loyola Lakefront Invitational2019-10-10T16:54:59-05:00