Track looks forward to another super season
Corlan Joubert ’20
District 19-6A champions in 2018, the Strake Jesuit track and field team heads into this upcoming season ready to dominate in a new district.
Senior captain Matthew Boling, already committed to the University of Georgia along with his teammate Caleb Cavanaugh, is the reigning state 6A champion in the long jump.
“I feel really good about this season. A lot of pressure has been taken off now that I’ve committed, so now I’ll be able to really enjoy this last year with my teammates and just focus on winning state,” Boling said.
In addition to Boling, another optimistic athlete is Lenny Saizan of the class of 2020. His team’s success last summer at New Balance National Championships has fueled his enthusiasm for the upcoming season.
“It was overall a fun experience, Lenny said. “I felt very fortunate to be able to travel to South Carolina and compete against some of the best in the nation, placing third in the Swedish Relay. Regarding the upcoming season I feel that this is the best track team we’ve ever had and have a legitimate run at state.”
Sprinter Job Trahan, class of 2020, thinks this is the season the underclassmen will evolve into the leaders for next year.
“I think it will be a good senior year. Obviously we won’t have all the stud athletes we have now, but I think we’ll be able to develop some of the newcomers to be really good athletes,” said Job.
Last spring at the Texas 6A state championships, Boling finished second in the 400 meter run. Cavenaugh placed sixth in the 300 meter hurdles. The 1600 meter relay that included Boling, Cavenaugh, and Trahan finished third.