St. Rita Track Wins Sectional for Second Time in School History

By: John Nee '93

The St. Rita Mustang track team claimed their second sectional championship by winning their own sectional in convincing fashion on Thursday afternoon.

The Mustangs were lead by state qualifiers Theo Phipps in the long jump and hurdles. The senior set personal bests in both events to advance to this weekend’s state meet in Charleston, IL at Eastern Illinois University.

Other individual state qualifiers for St. Rita include: Senior Anthony Driver in the Triple Jump, sophomore Mick Doyle in the Long Hurdles, and sophomore Marcus Coleman in the 200M dash.

Three Mustang relay teams also advanced to next week’s meet in Charleston: the 4X100 consisting of Phipps, Coleman, senior Rashaad Williams, and freshman Tahron Hayes; the 4X200 consisting of Coleman, Williams, Doyle, and freshman Christian Law; and the 4X400 consisting of Coleman, Doyle, senior Nick Martone, and sophomore Andrew Lenehan.

The Mustangs will depart for Eastern Illinois later in the week lead by Head Coach Pierre Nealon and assistants Mark Bonds ’11 and Chris Coates-Nightengale.