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Cross Country is a no-cut fall sport of distance running. Athletes compete in 3 mile races. No experience is necessary to join the team but athletes are expected to be at every practice. Most freshmen are new to the sport yet improve greatly throughout the season. Every athlete competes in each race.
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2013 Season Information
Monday, May 27, 2013

Practice Schedule:

Wednesday, August 14th: 2:30 p.m. (First day of practice)
Thursday, August 15th: 2:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16th: 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 17th: 9:00 a.m.
Monday, August 19th: No freshman practice. (Freshman Welcome Day)
Tuesday, August 20th: 3:00 p.m. (First Day of School)

Questions: email Coach Behof at dbehof@loy.org.

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2012 Banquet Program
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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IHSA Sectional
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Varsity Team ran one of their best races of the season to finish 11th at the Niles West Sectional.  Junior Teddy Brombach led the team with a 33rd place finish and was followed by junior Matt Randolph (51st), sophomore Spencer Kelly (52nd), senior Jaquan Grier (59th), sophomore Jack Carroll (68th), senior Chris Kelly (86th), and junior Matt Scherer (111th).  The team returns 6 of its top 8 runners next year.

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2012 Schedule & Results

Sept. 4th:   Niles West                                                  
Sept. 11th: Lake Forest Academy
Sept. 15th: Peoria Notre Dame:                     26th out of 60            Results
Sept. 22th: Palatine:                                         21st out of 28            Results
Sept. 29th: Loyola Lakefront:                          6th out of 32             Individual  Team
Oct. 3rd:     Prospect:                                         2nd out of 2   
Oct. 13th:   Catholic League Championship:    2nd out of 9           Results      
Oct. 20nd:   IHSA Regional:                             4th out of 10              Results                                 
Oct. 27th:    IHSA Sectional:                              11th out of 21          Individual  Team 

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IHSA Regional
Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Varsity Team advanced to the Niles West Sectional by finishing 4th at the Loyola Academy Regional.  Matt Randolph led the team with a 17th place finish and was followed closely by Spencer Kelly (19th), Chris Kelly (24th), Teddy Brombach (26th), Jack Carroll (28th), Jaquan Grier (29th), and Matt Scherer (36th).  Full Results.

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Catholic League Championship
Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Varsity Team placed second at Chicago Catholic League championship at Turtlehead Lake with a tight pack of six runners all finishing within twenty seconds of each other.  Jaquan Grier (8th), Teddy Brombach (9th), and Matt Randolph (10th) earned First-Team All-Catholic League honors by placing in the top 10 overall.  Chris Kelly finished close behind in 11th place and joined sophomores Spencer Kelly (15th) and Christian Swenson (16th) on the Second-Team All-Catholic League list.  Senior Jack Ball finished in 23rd place overall in the Varsity Race and junior Matt Scherer won the open race.

Race Results:  Freshman Race  Sophomore Race  Varsity Race  Open Race


The Sophomore Team won the Chicago Catholic League Championship by placing 8 runners in the top 13.  Jack Carroll won the individual title by 35 seconds.  Top 10 finishes were also turned in by Callen Ruiz (4th), Ross Sullivan (5th), David Kelley (6th), and John Baker (10th).  Just missing the top 10 were John Gallagher (11th), Zach Gruber (12th), and Griffin Callans (13th).


The Freshman Team won the Chicago Catholic League Championship with a near-perfect score of 17 points.  Patrick Reilly-Hayward won the individual title and was joined in the top 5 by Danny Pasco (3rd), Kevin Corbett (4th), and Jack Preston (5th).  Neil Udelhofen completed the team scoring by finishing in 9th place.  Top 15 finished were also turned in by Liam McKeough (14th), and Scott Berens (15th).

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Loyola Lakefront Invitational
Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Varsity team finished 6th out of 32 teams at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbour. Loyola placed three runners in the top 30: Jaquan Grier (27th), Matt Randolph (28th), and Teddy Brombach (30th). Sophomores Christian Swenson (46th) and Spencer Kelly (50th) completed the team scoring.

The Freshman/Sophomore team placed 9th out of 24 teams at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational.  Ross Sullivan (45th) and Callen Ruiz (48th) led the team with top 50 finishes. Following close behind were David Kelley (54th), Kevin Corbett (55th), Danny Pasco (57th), John Baker (58th), and Jack Preston (63rd).


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Peoria Notre Dame Invitational
Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Varsity team opened the 2012 season by placing 26th out of 60 teams at the Richard Spring Invitational hosted by Peoria Notre Dame high school.  Jaquan Grier led the team with a time of 15:46 for 3 miles.  Following close behind were juniors Teddy Brombach and Matt Randolph, sophomore Spencer Kelly, and seniors Chris Kelly and Jack Ball.  Personal bests were also turned in by juniors Christian Swenson, Gavin Krueger, and Charlie Eisinger.

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The Freshman/Sophomore team placed 20th of 43 teams at the Richard Spring Invitational.  Jack Carroll led the team with a 36th place finish.  Personal best times were also run by Callen Ruiz, Ross Sullivan, Kevin Corbett, Patrick Reilly-Hayward, John Baker, Michael Krzeczkowski, Danny Pasco, Stephen DiSilvestro, Jackson Huettl, and Alex Composto.

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IHSA State Championship Awards
Sunday, November 06, 2011
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IHSA State Championship
Sunday, November 06, 2011

Todd Ford finished 6th and William Hague 17th at the IHSA State Championship to become the 8th and 9th athletes in Loyola history to earn All-State honors.  Loyola finished in 18th place as a team.  Congratulations to Todd Ford, William Hague, Chris Kelly, Logan Podbielski, Sean Lamble, Teddy Brombach, Jaquan Grier, and Kevin Donohue on a great season.


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2011 Varsity Results

Sept. 6th:   Niles West:                                               1st of 8                    
Sept. 17th: Peoria Notre Dame:                                9th of 64                        Race Results
Sept. 24th: Palatine:                                                   7th of 28                        Race Results
Oct. 1nd:    Loyola Lakefront:                                  6th of 40                        Race Results
Oct. 5th:     Prospect/Fremd:                                      1st of 3           
Oct. 15th:   Catholic League Championship:        1st of 12                         Race Results
Oct. 22nd:   IHSA Regional:                                     4th of 11                         Race Results
Oct. 29th:   IHSA Sectional:                                      3rd of 21                        Race Results
Nov. 5th:    IHSA State Finals:                                  18th of 26                      Race Results
Nov. 12th:  NXN Midwest Regional:  

Alumni Update - October 29th

Nico Composto (Columbia University), 25:13, 9th Place, Heps Championship
Mark Donohue (University of Illinois), 
Jack Seeberg (University of Notre Dame), 
Patrick Smith (University of Notre Dame),  
Mac Ford (Butler University), 27:31, 21st Place, Horizon League Championship
Tommy Beddom (Saint Louis University), 
Kevin Kapolnek (Illinois Wesleyan), 28:14, 47th Place, CCIW Conference Championship

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Cross Country Team History
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Nike Cross Nationals    All-State Runners     Nike Midwest All-Region
2009, Wilmette XC Club, 4th in the Nation     2011 Todd Ford (6th)     2011, Todd Ford (11th)
      2011 William Hague (17th)    2009, Jack Seeberg (18th)
Nike Cross Midwest Regional     2009 Mark Donohue (11th)
   2009, Nico Composto (21st)
2009, 3rd Place     2009 Jack Seeberg (15th)
   2008, Nico Composto (9th)
2008, 11th Place     2008 Nico Composto (6th)
      2006 Tom Robbins (7th)
   Footlocker All-Midwest Region
IHSA State Meet Team Appearances     1996 Terry Brennan (20th)
   2009, Jack Seeberg (13th)
2011, 18th Place     1992 Ian Cornelius (12th)    2009, Nico Composto (14th)
2010, 13th Place     1984 Tom O'Rourke (14th)    2009, Mark Donohue (16th)
2009, State Runner-Up          2008, Nico Composto (18th)
2008, 12th Place     IHSA Sectional Champions   
2006, 13th Place     2009    1982    IHSA Regional Champions
2005, 23rd Place          2009    2008    2004    2003
1993, 20th Place            2002    1995    1982
1982, 11th Place            
Chicago Catholic League Champions            
2011    2009    2008    2004    2003    2000             
1999    1997    1996    1995    1993    1992           
1984    1972    1971    1965    1962    1961        

2009 IHSA State Runner-Up

2009 XC State Team Awards from Loyola Track & Field on Vimeo.

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Contact Information
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Head Coach David Behof dbehof@loy.org