The Jesuit Athletics Department and Track and Field Program hosted the Bell Lap Mile on Saturday, February 22, in conjunction with the groundbreaking events for the Stadium Project. With the groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for March 1st, the Bell Lap Mile signified the last competitive event in the current stadium and the 440 yard track.
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.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tom graduated from Jesuit Prep, Dallas, in 1970 and Loyola University, Los Angeles in 1974 with a BA in Political Science. After completing a credential the following year, he accepted a position at St. Paul’s High School in Whittier. Between 1976-81 he juggled a variety of duties, teaching Social Studies, moderating Student Activities and finished the stint as Boy’s Dean of Discipline and head golf coach.