|2013 Varsity Cross Country Team|
Cross Country Takes Third Place at Round Table Run in Baton Rouge
Junior Matthews Vargas (left) and senior Liam Fitzgerald are among the large
pack of runners at the Round Table Run in Highland Park
(Baton Rouge) on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Running against 37 other teams, including several top teams in the state, the Cross Country team captured 3rd place in the Round Table Run at Highland Park in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Catholic High and John Curtis took first and second place, respectively, in the tightly contested race.
Senior Liam Fitzgerald and junior Michael Schwing both finished in the top 20. Other top Blue Jay finishers included junior Patrick Lacour, senior Jonathan Blanchard, and junior Matthews Vargas. The cross country team returns to competition on Oct. 5, 2013 once again at Highland Park in the St. Joseph Invitational.
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Cross Country Kicks Off Season with a Win at Wolf Pack Invitational
Members of the Cross Country team pose for a photo with their first place trophy
at the Wolf Pack Invitational at Lafreneire Park.
The Cross Country team kicked off the 2013 season with a win at the Loyola Wolf Pack Invitational at Lafreniere Park on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Senior Liam Fitzgerald took home the individual third place overall, while juniors Matthews Vargas and Michael Schwing finished fourth and fifth overall, respectively. Juniors Patrick LaCour and Ben D’Antono rounded the top five for Jesuit.
The team returns to action on Saturday, September 14 when they travel to Baton Rouge for the Round Table Run.
5k Dash Individual Results
|3||Fitzgerald, Liam||Senior||18:28.55 3|
|Rank||School||Total Points||Total Time||Team Average|
|1 ||Jesuit ||29||1:34:22.16 ||18:52.44|
|4||East St. John High||97||1:45:06.06||21:01.22|
|5||St. Martin’s Episcopal||99||1:46:44.26||21:20.86|
|6||Salmen High School||158||2:00:40.26||24:08.06|
|7||Saint Stanislaus High School||191||2:08:04.82||25:36.97|
Photos courtesy Beth Vargas.
Cross Country Schedule Announced for 2013 Season
At the 2012 LHSAA State Championship, Neal Fitzpatrick ’13 (center) finished in first place, taking home the individual state championship trophy as well as setting a new school record. He crossed the finish line of the 5K race in 14:54, shaving one second off the school’s previous record.
View the 2013 Cross Country Schedule