’Saders win Chubby’s meet
It was apropos that Brother Martin’s track and field team won the annual Chubby Marks Invitational meet on April 8.
Marks was the man who developed the school’s track and field program into a Catholic League power in its formative years of the 1970s with his mentor Jack Schommer.
The Crusaders topped a 10-team field by sweeping the three relays and cashing in on 46 points in field events. But their 136 points total was as much a product of District 9-5A favorite John Curtis sending the bulk of its athletes to Yenni Stadium on April 6 to sweep both the boys’ and girls’ championships of the Mike Conlin Memorial meet.
Curtis entered just two events in the Marks meet – the shotput and discus throw, which it won – and the Patriots added a third place in the discus. But that was it.
There were several outstanding performances as the schools continued to prep for their district championship meets.
In the Marks meet:
Class C Holy Rosary’s Accord Green won the javelin throw (144-6), finished fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot-put against participants from higher class schools.
Archbishop Rummel’s Kristian Fulton and Alonzo Stewart finished first and second, respectively, in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
And St. Augustine’s team placed a strong third behind Martin and Rummel (102 1/2 points) by scoring 88 points.
In the Conlin meet:
Of Sacred Heart’s second-place 81 1/2 points, 47 were scored by the duo of senior Ellie Silvia and sophomore Claire Moreau.
Silvia won the girls’ javelin and high jump and scored a point in the triple jump. Moreau was first in the 100-meter hurdles and placed second to Silvia in the high jump and javelin throws. Teammate Madeline Kling won the 3,200-meter run in 12:19.68, followed by another Cardinal, Olivia Pitt, with a time of 12:24.37.
Taylor and Tyra Vaughn were the high scorers for St. Mary’s Academy, with Taylor winning the 1,600 meters, followed by Tyra in second place. They also scored points in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs to gain the bulk of the Cougars’ 32 1/2 points.
Courtney Roberts of the Academy of Our Lady threw the discus 91 feet, 1 1/2 inches to win that event.