Last week the track team battled against two Delta League rivals in a double dual meet on Wednesday. Jesuit defeated Sheldon and narrowly lost to Davis. Top marks from the meet were Elliot Raskin in the pole vault(14′7″), Isaiah Rutherford in the 100(11.27), and the 4 x 100 relay team of Jacob Wong, Elijah Beverly, Ashton Retodo, and Rutherford (42.94) On Friday and Saturday, invited athletes competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in southern California. On Friday, Colin Ryan competed in the 3200, and the team of David Vincent, Todd Russell, Gabriel Lovely,
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.
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.