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  • Varsity Cross Country, formed in 1973 by Brother Paul Cawthorne, S.J., is currently in its 50th season at Loyola Blakefield. The team enters the 2022 season as the defending MIAA champions, finishing a dominant season as the No. 2 team in Maryland. Loyola returns five of its top seven runners. Led by seniors Carter Bruns and Jackson Kodenski, the team boasts five runners who have posted sub 17-minute times in 5K distance. Juniors Sean Wilson, Andrew Rowan, and Noah Edwards round out the top five and should be among the best in the state again.

    Head Coach Jose Albornoz is now in his 38th year with the program. In his time at Loyola, Coach Albornoz’s teams have won 17 MIAA/MSA championships to bring the program's total championships to 18 since its inception. Coach Albornoz was named The Baltimore Sun Metro Coach of the Year (1989) and Baltimore County Coach of the Year (1997, 2003 and 2005) in previous seasons. In 2020, Coach Albornoz was named Varsity Sports Network Co-Coach of the Decade (2010-2019) with Josh Alcombright (Severna Park). 

    While all athletes, including novices, are welcome, highly motivated athletes should prepare for the upcoming season by logging summer mileage. Students prepared for the fall will be able to handle 25 miles per week to begin the season at August tryouts. Students should be able to handle a pace from 7 to 7:30 minutes per mile. Varsity candidates will be able to handle 40+ miles per week at 6 to 6:45 per mile pace. Varsity and JV run in the MIAA 'A' Conference at a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) each race.

    In addition to cross country, Loyola offers opportunities in Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field. Students may try out for the team after being cut from other sports. The cross country team welcomes those athletes at any time in the weeks following final cuts. All students are encouraged to consider the running programs at Loyola.

Team Record

Overall Statistics
W L T %
5 2 0 71.4
League Statistics
W L T %
5 2 0 71.4
Non-League Statistics
W L T %
0 0 0 0

Team Schedule

Away
Invitational

Mustang Invitational

Non-League
vs.
Multi
Location: Tollgate Park
Away
Invitational

Howard County Invite

Non-League
vs.
Multi
Location: Centennial High School
Away
Invitational

Barnhart Invitational

Non-League
vs.
Multi
Location: Dulaney High School
Away
League
vs.
Archbishop Curley
Win 22-35
St. Paul's
Win 20-37
Location: St. Paul's
Away
Invitational

Paul Short Invitational

Non-League
vs.
Multi
Location: Lehigh University
Away
League
vs.
Archbishop Spalding
Win 23-33
McDonogh
Loss 29-26
Location: McDonogh
Away
Invitational

Gunpowder Invitational

Non-League
vs.
Multi
Location: Gunpowder State Park
Home
League
vs.
Calvert Hall
Win 21-37
Gilman
Win 19-36
Location: Playing Fields - Sheridan-Practice Field
Home
League
vs.
Mt. St. Joseph
Loss 34-23
Location: Playing Fields - Sheridan-Practice Field
Neutral
Playoff

MIAA Championship

League
Loyola Blakefield
Multi
Location: Stevenson University
Neutral

Jesuit Championships - Van Courtland Park, NY

Non-League
Neutral

NXN Southeast Regional Championship, Cary NC

Non-League

Coaches

Team Roster

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