Boys' Cross Country
Marist junior Jake Phillips has won individually the Thomas Leonard Invitational (8/29), the Matt Wagner Invitational (9/5), the Benet Academy Invitational (9/19), and the Johnny Guldan Invitational (9/26). Jake Phillips has also run a personal best three miles time of 14:48 this season. Varsity won the Johnny Guldan Invitational (9/26) as a TEAM, and finished in second place as a team at the St. Patrick Invitational (9/29) and the Jonathan Berning Invitational (10/3). They host Marian Catholic, Benet, and St. Viator Saturday (10/10) at 10:15 p.m. on Marist’s campus.
Girls’ Cross Country
The girls’ cross country program has competed against six schools, earning four victories. The team is ranked number two in the area and is competing at Marist’s home course at St. Casimir Cemetery. Two runners, Cece Light and Nora McClorey, are currently ranked in the top ten in the area. Team times and personal best performances continue to improve. They host Marian Central Catholic and St. Viator today (10/9) at 4:30 p.m.
Boys’ varsity golf finished first at the Marian Catholic Invite. Nick Coccaro was the medalist at the St. Rita shootout with a score of 76. Marist finished fifth at the ESCC conference tournament and Nick Coccaro and Ben Reidy earned all-conference honors. The team took second place at the regional and advanced as a team to the sectional Monday, October 12. Quinn O'Boyle, Jack McKenna, Jack Doubek, Ben Reidy, James Hollowell, and Nick Coccaro will represent the RedHawks.
Girls’ golf currently holds a record of four wins and two losses in conference play. The team finished in first place in the Caroline Griffin Tournament behind Mallorie Clifton’s medalist finish. In addition, the RedHawks finished third at the ESCC conference tournament, led by medalists Mallorie Clifton and Devin Guest. The team also finished third in the regional on October 7. Juniors Mallorie Clifton and Skylar Flynn qualified as individuals for the sectional tournament on Tuesday, October 13.
Girls’ tennis has notched wins over St. Viator, Nazareth Academy, Marian Catholic, and for the first time in program history, St. Ignatius. Kali Case, Bridget Danaher, and Kaitlyn O’Brien went undefeated at our ESCC Quad. The team finished third in the conference championship with Kali Case and Bridget Danaher in 2nd at 2nd doubles, Kaitlyn O’Brien took 3rd at 2nd singles, Molly Malloy and Sonya Dremak finished 3rd at 1st doubles, and Maia Dawczak and Maggie Hansen placed 6th at 3rd doubles. The team will compete in the IHSA sectional tournament hosted by Oak Lawn H.S. on October 16.
The girls’ swim team was able to have a safe season, scheduling meets against some of the best programs in the area. Despite keeping distance from each other, the RedHawks grew as a team. Emily Belcik (FR in the 100 Fly) produced some of the team’s most promising performances. Emma Ortega broke the 29 second wall in the 50 free. Sofia Llobet continues to lead the team as a junior and Moe Bradley has great energy on the pool deck and is always giving to her team. The IHSA sectional meet will be held on October 24 at Sandburg H.S.