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Cross Country

Cross Country Takes Second in District Race

Thursday, October 30th marked the day of the District 9-5A Cross Country Championship or the “Catholic League Championship”. Brother Martin finished second overall with 46 points just nine points behind Jesuit (1st place – 36 points).  The Brother Martin pack paced themselves well off the starting line taking the top two spots with the rest of the pack close behind.  After the two mile mark, the Brother Martin runners started losing ground on the Read more »

Cross Country Wins Jack Schommer

The Crusaders won all three divisions in convincing fashion, saw numerous personal bests throughout the day, and we even had more records fall as Marco Perez ’18 set a new Junior High record for 2 miles as well as a City Park course record (10:29) at this weekend’s Jack Schommer Invitational. The Crusaders put 11 runners in the Top 20 and 7 in the Top 10 with Cody Dick, Cade Litolff, Zachary Stolberg, Matthaeus Dischner, Ethan Meydrich, Jack Rau, Read more »

Cross Country Pack Dominates Weekend Race

Members of the varsity team traveled to Alexandria this weekend to compete in the Holy Savior Menard Invitational at the Ft. Buhlow Recreation Area. The team turned in their best team race of the season in winning the Menard Invitational with 21 points. While most of the state traveled to the Walker Shootout, the Crusaders traveled to Alexandria with the explicit purpose of running on the state’s toughest course to prepare mentally and physically Read more »

Cross Country Members Taking the Spotlight

The Brother Martin Cross Country team has secured their spot in the Nola.com New Orleans-area boys cross country rankings for another week.  Brother Martin, previously ranked #4, jumped into the #3 spot after defeating St. Paul’s in the Christian Brothers Invitational, 43-50. This was the first time the Crusaders have run their full top five, as No. 4 Mason Williams (13 th overall, 16:44.20) made his varsity debut. As for individuals, Read more »

Crusaders Sweep the St. Paul’s Christian Brothers Invitational

Our Crusaders took a clean sweep of the races, winning the Varsity, Junior High, and Junior Varsity divisions in the St. Paul’s Christian Brothers Invitational in Abita Springs. Hayden Courrege’ and Chace Edwards worked together for a full three miles and punished a close chase pack with repeated surges throughout the middle of the race to secure second and third place in the field, respectively.  Felipe Pelaez set another season best in 8th place 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

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 rgallagher@brothermartin.com.

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CRUSADER CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS IN COLLEGE (Since 1990)

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

 

Pictures

9-20-14 St. Paul's Christian Brothers Invitational
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10-25-14 Jack Schommer Invitational
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10-30-14 District
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9-13-14 MCA Invitational
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10-25-14 Jack Schommer Invitational
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Jack Schommer Results

 

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City Park Course Map

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


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