Cross Country

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Cross Country

Moving On

Thursday afternoon, the Brother Martin Athletic Department held a spring signing ceremony in the Thornton Terrace for 9 Crusader student-athletes who are continuing their careers at the next level. Scott Williams ’90, Athletic Director, spoke about each student’s athletic and academic achievements during their four or five years as a Brother Martin student. After each athlete signed their papers, a small social was held for all the families, friends, Read more »

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 wwltv.com  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 »

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