Track athletes see their first MIAA outdoor competition since 2019
In track & field competitions everything is judged by distance or time, but no matter how you measure it, MIAA track & field athletes have had a long wait to return to competition.
Over the past week, MIAA dual meets have resumed for the first time since 2019 with four companions completed thus far. Late last month, McDonogh defeated Archbishop Spalding, 77-36, and Gilman kicked off tis season with a 88-33 win over St. Paul’s.
This week, Gilman moved to 2-0 with a 110-30 rout of Spalding and Loyola kicked off its season with an 89-47 win over Archbishop Curley.
LOYOLA 89, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 47
The Dons won all four relays and supplemented that with wins in all six field events.
Loyola coach Jose Albornoz said, “We were just happy to see the boys out there competing. Carlo Melchiorre won three field events in his first ever track meet and Colin Verrett ran very well winning the 1600 and 3200”.
Curley coach Tim Skarda echoed Coach Albornoz.
“We were just thrilled to get our first meet in,” said Skarda. “We were pleased with wins in both hurdle races and Josh Smoot ran his best 1600 ever.”LOYOLA - Curley
GILMAN 110, ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 33
Already the most dominant program in the MIAA, Gilman benefited from a number of Archbishop Spalding athletes missing this meet because they were away for spring break.
“We had some strong performances from our freshman athletes,” said Spalding coach Philippe DeRosier. “Chancellor DeRosier, placing third in the long jump (18-4.25) and freshman Kaden Curtis placing second in the 200m with a 22.30. Gilman are a strong team with many specializing in a multitude of events. They will be tough to beat.”Gilman 110 at ASHS 30 Dual Meet April 7 2021