MARIST WINS RICE RELAYS!! 4x100m Relay WINS! 4x200m Relay WINS! 4x800m Relay WINS! Long Jump Relay WINS! Marist upsets defending State Champions!!
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, the Marist RedHawks Varsity Track and Field TEAM traveled on Pulaski to Brother Rice High School for the 2019 Rice Relays.
The meet featured St. Laurence High School. St. Laurence High School won the 2018 Rice Relays, and is the defending Chicago Catholic League (CCL) Conference Champions.
The meet also featured Marimion Academy. Marimion Academy won the 2018 Class 2A STATE Track and Field Championships.
The meet also featured host Brother Rice. Brother Rice has won Rice Relays 12 out of the last 13 years.
The meet also featured ESCC Conference opponent St. Viator. St. Viator is consistently among the top 3 Teams in the conference in Track and Field.
The field for Rice Relays also included Evergreen Park, Reavis, Mt. Carmel, and Hansberry College Prep.
The Marist RedHawks upset the defending CCL Champions (St. Laurence), and the defending class 2A IHSA State Track and Field Champions (Marimion Academy) to WIN the 2019 Rice Relays!
Marist WON the 2019 Rice Relays with 109 points, and posted victories over: 2. Marmion Academy (86 points), 3. St. Laurence (82 points), 4. Evergreen Park (81 points), 5. Brother Rice (75 points), 6. St. Viator (72 points), 7. Reavis (52 points), 8. Mt. Carmel (29 points), and 9. Hansberry College Prep (4 points).
Marist Sophomore Jovan Marsh, Freshman Tucker Miller, Senior Kendric Nowling, and Junior Brian Ferguson were awarded Gold MEDALS for winning the 4x100m Relay with an outstanding time of 43.60. The RedHawks are now within 0.47 of a second of the School Record (43.13, 1984). It is also the fastest time run in the IHSA Lyons Sectional this season!
Marist Sophomore Jovan Marsh, Junior Keyon Turner, Senior Kendric Nowling, and Junior Brian Ferguson were awarded Gold MEDALS for winning the 4x200m Relay with an outstanding time of 1:31.60. It is also the fastest time run in the IHSA Lyons Sectional this season! The next fastest time in the Sectional was run by Kenwood High School (1:33.32, April 6 - Al Joyner Classic).
Marist Freshman Andrew Kerlin (2:07.4), Senior Lucas Pennix (2:06.9), Senior Alexis Arreola (2:10.4), and Junior Caleb Davis (2:12.60) were awarded Gold MEDALS for winning the 4x800m Relay with an official time of 8:41.10. It was the RedHawks fastest 4x800m Relay of the season! The RedHawks were also hand timed at 8:38. The RedHawks are currently ranked #2 in the ESCC in the 4x800m Relay, and among the top five in the IHSA Lyons Sectional.
Marist Sophomore Tommy Kavanaugh (2:14.84), Freshman Brendan Geary (2:18.03), Sophomore Tommy Wagner (2:31.52), and Sophomore Kevin Bugos (2:14.29) were awarded Gold MEDALS for winning the SOPHOMORE 4x800m Relay with an official time of 9:21.50.
Marist Senior Tom Johnson, Junior Brian Ferguson, Sophomore Josiah Harris, and Sophomore Tommy Wagner were awarded Gold MEDALS for winning the Long Jump Relay!