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 freshman division at the meet, flashing promising potential for the future.

“It was my best performance yet,” said Mendez. “I’m excited for the rest of the season and for my next three years as a Brother Rice thrower.”

Senior Julius Lujano began the year as the only thrower with any experience. After finishing third at Lewis, Lujano took home the meet, finishing first among all throwers. It was Lujano’s first time taking first at a meet.

Recently, Lujano was made a captain of the team. Being the only thrower with experience, Lujano has done an excellent job leading the younger throwers.

“Julius teaches us a lot, and is always looking to make us better,” said sophomore Ryan Rummery. “He’s always helping us perfect the little things.”