Cross Country

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Cross Country

Cross Country distance running begins in the Fall and ends in mid-November. Practice begins formally in the first week of school in August and meets begin in September. Many runners meet informally during the summer months to train in preparation for the upcoming season.

There are three divisions: Jr. High (Grades 7th, 8th and 9th), Junior Varsity (Grades 9th and 10th), and Varsity (Grades 9th – 12th). Meets are held on Saturday mornings with a slate of 6-12 meets per season. The team competes throughout the state of Louisiana as well as at regional invitationals in Mississippi and Alabama. Jr. High and Junior Varsity divisions run a 2.0 mile course while the Varsity runs a 3 mile or 5k course.

Following the Cross Country season, many of the team members compete on the Track & Field team.

You can get more information about the Brother Martin Cross Country Program by e-mail at

Mr. Ryan Gallagher ’00 – Head Coach
Mr. Brad Duplechain – Assistant Coach
Mr. Alex Coppejans – Assistant Coach
Mr. Drew Haro ’03 – Assistant Coach

Current Cross Country News

Crusader Featured as WWLTV A+ Athlete

For his performance on the course and in the classroom, senior cross country member Michael Maldonado was selected as one of the WWLTV A+ Athletes.  Michael was interviewed by Brother Martin alumni, Doug Mouton ’81 on topics about the team and about his future plans in life. Click here to watch Michael’s interview   Read more »

Athletic Department Honors Cross Country Program with a Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a Convocation last night honoring our Cross Country Program. Head Coach Ryan Gallagher highlighted accomplishments of our junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams. Those runners receiving special recognition were: Captains: Chace Edwards and Michael Maldonado Most Valuable Runner: Chace Edwards Jack Schommer: Dane Williams Again, thanks to our parents and students for an incredible season! Read more »

A+ Athlete

Congratulations to senior Michael Maldonado on being named one of the A+ Athletes of 2013-2014 on behalf of McDonald’s and WWLTV.  Michael is one of eighteen students selected to receive this honor.  All of the honorees will attend a luncheon on December 5th where Doug Mouton ’81, Sports Director for WWL, will conduct interviews which will air on WWL-TV and  Way to go, Michael. Michael is President of the Student Council, a Student Read more »

Nicola Brilli ’14 Named to the LHSAA Academic Cross Country Team

Congratulations to Crusader Senior, Nicola Brilli, for being selected to the Academic Composite Boys’ Cross Country Team. Senior student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA are selected from all classes/divisions. Nicola will be recognized and honored during the Cross Country State Championships on November 19th at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Read more »

XC Takes Third in Metro

Congratulations to the varsity Cross Country team on their third place finish in the New Orleans Metro Cross Country Championship at City Park.  The team was led by top 10 finishes from Chace Edwards (2nd) and Michael Maldonado (4th) who also earned All-Metro honors. Come cheer on the Junior High/Junior Varsity teams as they run in the Catholic School’s Championship at City Park this Saturday at 9:00 am. The Varsity will compete in the District Read more »


Cross Country Championships
1969-1970 – City
1970-1971 – City, District
1971-1972 – City, District, State
1972-1973 – City, District, State Runner-up
1973-1974 – City, District
1974-1975 – City, District
1975-1976 – City, District
1976-1977 – City, District
1977-1978 – City, District
1978-1979 – City, District
1979-1980 – City, District, State Runner-up
1980-1981 – City, District, State
1981-1982 – City, District, State
1983-1984 – City
1984-1985 – City, State Runner-up
1986-1987 – City
1991-1992 – City, District, State Runner-up
1992-1993 – City, District, State Runner-up
1993-1994 – State
1994-1995 – City, District, State Runner-up
1995-1996 – City, District
1997-1998 – State Runner-up
1998-1999 – State
1999-2000 – District, State
2000-2001 – City, District
2001-2002 – City
2002-2003 – City, District, State
2003-2004 – City, State Runner-up
2004-2005 – City, State Runner-up
2005-2006 – City, State Runner-up
2006-2007 – City
2007-2008 – City, State
2008-2009 – City
2011-2012 – District, Metro, State Runner-Up
2012-2013 – District Runner-Up, Metro

Brett Carver ’91 – University of New Orleans
Jay Dumas ’91 – University of New Orleans
Phil Sims ’91 – Louisiana State University
Stephen Erath ’95 – Texas A&M
Charles Baggett ’96 – Louisiana State University
Randy Hanning ’96 – University of Tennessee
Eric Giandelone ’96 – Depaul University
Troy Strohmeyer ’97 – Louisiana Tech
Bryan Oubre ’98 – Texas A&M
Anand Viswanathan ’98 – Loyola University
Ralph Aucoin ’00 – Belmont Abbey College
Ryan Gallagher ’00 – Tulane University
Jarett Roche ’00 – Louisiana State University
Justin Scanlon ’00 – Gustavas Adolphus
Sean Clancy ’01 – Western Carolina University
Matt Gaiennie ’01 – Spring Hill College
Adam Jones ’01 – Georgia Tech
Trey Williams ’02 – Washington & Lee
Drew Haro ’03 – Louisiana State University
Josh Miles ’03 – Xavier University

Jeff Adolph ’04 – Louisiana State University
Patrick Aucoin ’05 – Spring Hill College
Andy Florek ’06 – Louisiana State University
Kyle Hecker ’06 – Louisiana State University
Mark Kirkikis ’06 – Spring Hill College
Kyle Esteves ’07 – Tulane University
Will Kirkikis ’08 – Spring Hill College
Casey Keiser ’08 – Mississippi College
Kenneth Schiffman ’08 – Louisiana State University
Martin Aucoin ’09 – Belmont Abbey College
Matthew Pieri ’09 – Xavier University
Scott Richardson ’09 – Southeastern Louisiana University
Christian Clesi ’10 – Birmingham Southern College
Daniel Nally ’10 – Birmingham Southern College
Stefan Schluter ’10 – Belmont Abbey College
Scout Kirkikis ’11 – Spring Hill College
Emanuelle Detiege ’11 – Xavier University
Jared Allen ’12 – Millsaps College
Ken Newburger ’12 – Millsaps College