The Marauders opened the track season Saturday at the Sac State High School Track Classic. Top marks were turned in by Sebastian Garcia winning the discus throw (172′ 7″) and Elliot Raskin winning the pole vault (14′ 0″). Other highlights included a 2nd place finishes for Matt Strangio in the1600(4:23.86) and Josh Gillis in the shot put (45′ 10″).
This week the Marauders face Christian Brothers in the annual Holy Spikes! meet which takes place on Wednesday at Jesuit beginning at 2:30.
Jesuit celebrated the accomplishments of 18 graduating seniors who have decided and committed to play a sport at the collegiate level. Nine signed a National Letter of Intent for athletic scholarship, and nine signed a letter to commit to play at their respective university.
National Letter of Intent Signees
Joe Hagapion – Baseball – University of New Mexico
Cody Jensen – Baseball – Stanford University
Lorenzo Burkes – Football – San Jose State University
Josh Farr- Football – University of Nevada – Reno
Cooper Hunt – Golf – University of California – Berkeley
Ryan Hicks – Lacrosse – Maryville University
David Zingaro – Lacrosse – Maryville University
Jack Sauls – Soccer – Loyola Marymount University
Jordan Vice – Soccer – University of California – Davis
Letter to Commit to Play Signees
Matt Condrin – Crew – University of Washington
Finlay Thomson – Diving – University of California – San Diego
Jason Gallagher – Football – University of California – Davis
Joe Marchant – Rugby – St. Mary’s College
Max Sackett – Rugby – West Point
Ayden Burnett – Soccer – University of California – Davis
Dominic Nunley – Soccer – Dominican University
Hayden Johnson – Swimming – University of California – San Diego
Nathan Sellers – Swimming – Cal Lutheran University
A Sacramento native, Rod graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in 1984, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. While at Cal, Rod was a three time All-American in the high hurdles. Rod competed professionally in track and field from 1989-1997, going to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988, 1992, and 1996. Rod began teaching and coaching in 1997 working at Sheldon High School (Elk Grove) and St, Mary’s High School (Berkeley) before coming to Jesuit in 2002. Rod currently teaches U.S. History and Global Studies.