Varsity Track & Field competes in the MIAA 'A' Conference, the best track conference in the area. The team has been very competitive, finishing in the top four for the last eight years with a close runner-up finish in 2015. Loyola’s relay teams have historically been ranked among the best in the state for the last decade. Loyola has produced 87 MIAA champions in both indoor and outdoor track and field throughout the program’s history.
The team takes part in dual meets versus other MIAA schools and runs in invitationals against the best competition in the state. Loyola also travels up to Philadelphia each year for the historic Penn Relays, the biggest and best track meet in America. In the past ten years, there have been many highlights at that meet including two victories in their section of the 4 X 400m and 4 X 100m relays and a victory by Matt Jablonski '11 in the Championship of America one mile run in 2011 was one of the biggest victories by any Maryland athlete in the history of the meet. Matt is the only MIAA athlete to win an event at Penn. The team has also sent athletes to North Carolina in June for the New Balance Outdoor National Championships where Dons have the opportunity to run against the best athletes in the nation.
A unique thing about track and field is that the JV and the varsity team practice and train together so the younger athletes learn the ropes from the older ones. This also promotes a unity in the program from grades nine to twelve. For the last 34 years, Loyola track and field program has been coached by Mr. Jose Albornoz and Mr. Chris Cucuzzella. Jose is the longest tenured head coach at Loyola and second longest in the MIAA. Recent alumnus Matt Azzaro has also joined the staff in the last two years and brings a wealth of sprint and jump knowledge.
Running is a wonderful sport and lifetime activity and we encourage all students interested in track and field to seek out Mr. Cucuzzella or Mr. Albornoz on campus.