Jesuit kicked off its 2017 season at the Lagoon Valley Classic featuring most of the top teams from around the Section competing on a hilly course under challenging conditions. The first race was the Freshman boys race. In a field of 15 teams and 164 runners, the Jesuit freshman team finished in 8th place. The Jesuit scoring five were Tommy Gee in 20th (13:05), Joe Ryan 22nd (13:08), Michael Gamette 56th, Matthew Jones 57th, and Trey Jacobi in 78th.
The day began with the annual Alumni Run. With a strong showing of alums, Austin Ramos, Class of ‘03 returned to action after a 5 year absence to reclaim the title with a time of 14:03 to edge Charlie Brenneman, Class of ‘96 who finished in 14:11. Last year’s winner, Chris DeWitt, Class of ‘98 finished 3rd. We look forward to an even stronger field of alums next year. This year’s race was run in honor of Fr. Kiley Stolz, SJ, long time team chaplain who passed away on July 21.
Jesuit hosted a way meet featuring highly ranked section teams Davis, McClatchy, Rio Americano, and Inderkum. The boys race, combining both Frosh/Soph and Varsity divisions, numbered over 200 runners. The senior trio from CK McClatchy took the race out fast with their top three runners gapping the field in the first quarter mile with a large pack of Jesuit, Davis, and Rio Americano runners taking chase. The strategy paid off for the Lions as they finished 1, 2, and 4 with their 4th and 5th runners finishing 20th and 24th, far eno