SJ Track Turns Corner at Crusader Relays, Sprints to Austin

Gunther Spore ’16

We are already rolling around into the fourth  quarter of the Spring semester and are in the heart of the track season. The varsity track team has already been to 5 meets and have broken multiple long standing track records for SJ. Three weeks ago the team competed at SJ for the Crusader Relays. Our boys won with a total of 120 points, crushing all of the competition. The 4×200 team consisting of Andrew Price, Joel Trahan, Blaise Bucey, and Tyler Little beat previous Crusader record by .2 seconds. The 4×800 consisting of Zach Agee, Matthew Abrahams, Brandon Ogle and Jeffery Price made national head lines by posting a record time in the 4×800. In long distance, Andrew Hebert and Blake Bordelon have carried over their success from cross country to dominate this year. At the crusader relays 2 mile, Hebert and Bordelon got first and second, winning by devastating margins. In the 300 hurdles llolo Izu received first place and beat the previous Strake Jesuit record for 300 hurdles. In the field events, Kenneth Sessums, UH Commit for throwing, has won 1st or placed in the top 3  in nearly every meet he has attended. Last year as a junior Kenneth beat Strake’s discus record and is looking to beat the shot put record this year as well as further his old record in the discus. Gus Sulentic is also looking to contribute to the team’s success in the shot-put and discus ring. In the pole vault, Nathan Fisher and Ryan Duff are leading the team and looking to make a name for themselves in future meets; Fisher cleared 14’ at the Crusader Relays. Tyler Litton has consistently pointed in the long jump greatly contributing points to the teams huge leads.  All of the teams success can not be contributed to one person, it is a team effort, all of these guys are competitors and train everyday to achieve the success that the track team has achieved.

Update: Dallas Jesuit Sheaner Relays. Varsity track entered the national spotlight in running the 6th fastest nationwide time for the 4×400 with a time of 3.16.5, still 3 seconds shy of the 1977 SJ record of 3.13 and some change. The team placed 2nd overall in this prestigious meet held at Jesuit College Preparatory of Dallas. The team’s next stop is Texas Relays in Austin before returning to Houston at the Rice Invitational over Easter break. We are SJ!