Track & Field

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Track & Field

Track & Field Honored at Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last week in the Benson Mall honoring our District Champion Track & Field Program. Head Coach, Brad Duplechain, remarked on the successes from the past season, highlighting team accomplishments. Those students receiving individual recognition were: Team Captain: Dennis Robertson, Chace Edwards, Thomas Peters and Greg Beaumont Coaches’ Award: Greg Beaumont Track MVP: Dennis Robertson Field Read more »

Crusader Spring Signing

On Thursday, April 30th, the Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted a Spring signing social in the Thornton Terrace for five Crusader student-athletes who are going to continue their careers at the next level. Mark Wisniewski ’81,Assistant Athletic Director lead the ceremony, and team coaches spoke about each student’s athletic and academic achievements during their time as a Brother Martin student. After each athlete signed their papers, a Read more »

Crusader Track & Field Wins 4th Straight District Title

On Thursday afternoon, the Brother Martin Track & Field team looked to defend their title at the District 9-5A Championship Meet at Tad Gormley Stadium.  After a competitive field and great performances, the Crusaders finished in 1st place with 161 points. Of the 18 events, Brother Martin placed 17 individuals/teams in the top three places of each event.   Individual winners were Seniors Thomas Peters, Kyle Owens, and Greg Beaumont; Juniors Read more »

Peters Sets New School Record

Over the weekend, members of the Crusader Track and Field team traveled to Baton Rouge to participate in the Catholic High Tip-Off meet. Senior javelin thrower Thomas Peters set a new school record and recorded the farthest throw in the state so far this season. Peters set a new record with a throw of 202′ 10″ shattering the previous record by 7 feet. Congratulations, Thomas! Read more »

2014 Track and Field Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last night in the Tom and Gayle Benson Mall honoring our track and field program. Head Coach Brad Duplechain acknowledged accomplishments of the junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams. Those athletes receiving special recognition were: Captains: Michael Maldonado, Jared Robinson, William Clapp Coaches’ Award: Marcus Prince Track MVP: Chace Edwards Field MVP: Thomas Peters Team MVP: Michael Read more »

Track & Field Championships
1971-1972 – District
1972-1973 – District
1975-1976 – District
1978-1979 – District
1979-1980 – District
1982-1983 – District
1983-1984 – District
1984-1985 – District
1986-1987 – District
1990-1991 – Indoor State Runner-up
1994-1995 – Indoor State Runner-up
1995-1996 – Regional
1996-1997 – Regional
2003-2004 – District, Regional
2005-2006 – District, Regional
2007-2008 – District, Regional
2008-2009 – District, Regional
2011-2012 – District
2012-2013 – District
2013-2014 – Co-District Champions

Track & Field is a multi-event sport held during the Spring. The season begins in January and ends in May. Practice begins formally immediately after the Christmas Holidays.

There are three divisions: Jr. High (Grades 8th and 9th), Junior Varsity (Grades 9th, 10th, and 11th), and Varsity (Grades 9th – 12th). Meets are usually conducted on Saturday mornings with a typical season being about 6 to 10 meets, some here in town, others in other parts of the state. Each division competes against other teams on their own grade level. Students are allowed to tryout for and participate in 17 different events. The different events that the students can participate in are:

Field
  • Shot Put
  • Discus
  • Javelin
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault 

Track
  • 110 Meter Hurdles
  • 300 Meter Hurdles
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1600 Meter Run
  • 3200 Meter Run
  • 400 Meter Relay
  • 800 Meter Relay
  • 1600 Meter Relay

Generally following the Track & Field season, many of the team members return to other sports such as Football, Cross Country, and Soccer.

You can get more information about the Brother Martin Track & Field Program by e-mailing Coach Brad Duplechain at coachdup@cox.net.

CRUSADER RUNNERS WHO HAVE COMPETED IN COLLEGE

LSU
Daniel Obioha ’09
Ryan Roubion ’08
Ross Roubion ’06
Daniel Nally’ 10
Kenneth Schiffman ’08
Andy Florek ’06
Drew Haro ’03
Kyle Hecker ’06
Davide Brown ’07
Keith Nunez ’99

Millsaps College
Kenneth Newburger ’12
Jared Allen ’12

ULL
Sean Ruth ’08
Wes Gonzales ’09
Willie Allen ’14
Morgan Cormier ’12
Albert Fornette ’09

Auburn University
Jace Owens’11

University of Southern Mississippi
Noah Slater ’06

Samford University
Shelby Campbell ’13
Jared Robinson ’14

 

Coaches:
Mr. Brad Duplechain – Head Coach
Mr. Mark Bordelon
Mr. Alex Coppejans
Mr. Ryan Gallagher ’00
Mr. Drew Haro ’03
Mr. Daniel Obioha ’09 – NF
Mr. Ryan Zeringue