By Julius Lujano ‘22

The Brother Rice track season has started, and it is time for some great performances. The track and field team has many returning members and added more to the great roster.

Despite this deep roster, the missing presence of the large group of seniors who graduated will be felt throughout the team. Many people will have to step up and take the lead to ensure an eventful   season. 

The current team is lacking a large senior group with most of the athletes being underclassmen.  This is not a problem because the seniors are now seasoned track athletes that know what is needed to be done to have a successful season.

With such a large roster with many promising athletes, many stand out in their respective events.

One athlete that stands out in the field events is Marcus Kennedy, a junior member of the track and field team who has a promising season ahead of him. In the previous season, Kennedy won the high jumping event at the outdoor Catholic League Championship as a sophomore.

On the long-distance side of track, senior Sean McNally will be competing in his last season as a Crusader. After having an injury during cross country season, Sean hopes to come back stronger than before and pursue a Catholic League championship.

McNally said “My freshman year I was quiet and timid, but I have found that the BRTF team has provided me with a strong community and teammates that motivate me to be my best self each and every day.”

In the throwing department of track, Brother Rice and thrower alumni Brian McCann said, “Being a part of the track team gave me the drive and power to always reach my next personal best. It also taught me that if I wanted to reach new improvements I always had to be hungry and ready to devour.” 

The Crusader track team will travel to Evanston on February 5 to compete in the first track meet of the season.