Track and Field - Varsity Coed
Track and Field
The 2014 Catlin Gabel Track and Field season was a success both individually and as a team. The team was comprised of sixty athletes and competed in fourteen meets throughout the spring season. Over the three months, individuals saw continued improvements in their performances. The athletes’ regular attendance and hard work paid off and when it was time to compete for districts and state they saved their best for when it counted most. At the district meet, hosted by Catlin Gabel, the boys finished 2nd for the second year in a row, losing narrowly to Valley Catholic. The girls finished 3rd as a team losing to Valley Catholic and Corbett. 14 athletes continued on to the state meet in Eugene including both girls relays teams (4x1 and 4x4) and the boys 4x4 relay team. At state, the boy's team finished 5th, and the girls 17th in a four-way tie. Midway through the season junior Zach Greenleaf broke his own school record that he set last year in the pole vault, not once but twice.
Men 2nd at district and women 3rd
Men 5th at state and women 17th
men and women 2nd at districts
men 7th and women 11th at state
Men 3rd and women 1st at districts
Men 17th and women 2nd at state
men 6th and women 2nd at district
men 30th and women 2nd at state
Men 12th and women 1st at state
Mens 17 and women 1st at state
Men 15th and women 1st at state
Men 2nd at state and women 2nd at state
Men 10th at state and women 2nd at state
Men 2nd at state and women 1st at state
There is a long and proud tradition of Track and Field at Catlin Gabel. We focus on individual improvement and achievement whether you are leading the pack or pushing the pack we are all meant to feel like a valued member of the team and the tradition of running, jumping and throwing. Daily practice and workouts are meant to strengthen athlete’s endurance thresholds and their speed, while we focus on strength and techniques with the throwers. We structure workouts such that no one feels like they are always bringing up the rear, but we hope that all athletes feel like they are part of the pack. Athletes are challenged to compete with themselves and to set goals for themselves as a team. Some athletes set fitness goals and others set their personal and team goals to be top runners at district and state. We as a coaching staff find a path for each athlete to experience success and hopefully hit their marks! Teamwork and sportsmanship are key parts to the success of our program. Athletes are reminded in practice and race day to “win with dignity and lose with honor.” They are encouraged to cheer for everyone in the race and to shake the hand of their competitors at the end of the race regardless of the outcome. The track and Field program at Catlin Gabel has never been a stronger or more fun sport for athletes to participate and compete.13’6” at the Jesuit Twilight meet. At the state meet senior Ian Smith ran a personal best in each event including a very impressive 2nd place in the 110 hurdles, which broke the school record. With a very strong and committed group of freshmen, sophomores and juniors, next year looks to be a very exciting year for CG track and field.
Chris Skrapits, Head Track and field coach.