Track & Field
Loyola Blakefield offers varsity, junior varsity, and middle school track in the spring season to its students. Like the cross country and indoor track programs, outdoor track is a no-cut sport. Students of all abilities and levels of experience are encouraged to run in the program. Outdoor track offers the following events:
Runs Field Events
100m Shot Put
400m Long Jump
800m Triple Jump
1600m High Jump
3200m Pole Vault
110 High Hurdles
300 Intermediate Hurdles
There are also relays in the 4 x 800m, 4 x 400m, 4 x 200m and 4 x 100m.
Constructed in 2006, Loyola has a state of the art track facility and the program hosts an annual invitational, “The Loyola Relays”, for area teams. Competing in the highly competitive MIAA "A" conference, Loyola usually places among the top 5 teams in the league. Jose Albornoz and Chris Cucuzzella have run the program for more than 20 years as Head and Assistant Varsity coaches. Lee Jephson who brings a wealth of knowledge about speed and strength development and John Minadakis will also be on the high school coaching staff this spring. Laura Reid and Sally Waller run the Middle School program.
This season, the 2013 Dons have high hopes in competing among the MIAA "A' elite. Senior Dominic Piedmont racing in the 200m, 400m and 800m and Junior Connor Cunningham racing in the 100m and 200m should be among the top sprinters in the league this season. Junior Tyler Spear, Senior Ted Terpos and Sophomore Michael Wegner will be among the top distance runners in the league. In the field events, Junior Connor Cunningham will be among the top performers in the long jump and triple jump events, Junior Ian Boland and Senior John Horton should battle to be among the top discus throwers in the league and Seniors Danny Fitzgerald and Henry Hines should be among the top hurdlers in the MIAA.
Anyone interested in the running programs at Loyola should contact Jose Albornoz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Cucuzzella (email@example.com)