3) The McQuaid Jesuit Knights indoor track and field team competed in the A1 (largest division) Section V Championship meet be held at Houghton College (2/18) among 16 teams. Three would stand for 3-peat as the Knights scored 115 points over 16 contested events on the evening. However, this year was no runaway as rival Rush-Henrietta was having a break out evening of their own (94pts). It wasn’t until the 15th event scored that McQuaid would clinch the title. The big shift in points came from 8th grade sensation Rhoan Kaulder and Senior James Kaueper as the pair delivered a 1-2 finish scoring 18 points in the long jump. Both jumpers hit personal best jumps bringing relief to the team as they entered into the final relay of the night. Webster Thomas took the final podium spot with 57 points.
2) Two would represent the number of banners that the indoor track and field team will hoist in the John H. Ryan gymnasium. Last year the Knights filled the first banner with their 16th title in program history. This year they provided number 17 and a new banner to make history!
1) One would represent Jayson Chichelli (Sr.), Kaulder and relay members Carson Larry (Sr.), Carlos Martinez (Sr.), Jonathan Gearinger (Sr.). Chichelli claimed 2 first place finishes on the night with a personal best in the 1,000 meter run, he would come back to claim a 3 second victory in the 1600. Chichelli would also play a major role in building on McQuaids lead in the 4×800, but the team would cross the line in 3rd overall. Kaulder was easily able to out distance his competition in the long jump for 10 pts in the event. He would also be the lead off leg for the 4×200 team alongside teammates Larry, Gearinger and Martinez who collectively broke the tape in the last event for the cherry on top!
The scoring group-
Kaueper – (22pts) 2nd (long jump) 2nd (high jump) 3rd (triple jump)
Chichelli – (21.5 pts) 1st (1000,1600) 3rd (4×800)
Kaulder – (20.5 pts) 1st (long jump, 4×200) 2nd (55m)
Martinez (12.5 pts.) 2nd (55 Hurdles, 4×400) 1st (4×200)
Larry – (10.5 pts) 3rd (300) 2nd(4×400) 1st (4×200)
Collin Brown (Jr.) (11.5 pts) 3rd (3200, 4×800) 4th (1600)
Tim Hahn (Jr.) (4pts) 4th (Weight Throw)
Paul Guadagna (Jr.) (2pts) 5th (Weight Throw)
Kendall Burno (Sr.) (1pt) 6th (Shot put)
4×200 / 1st place (Kaulder, Larry, Gearinger, Martinez)
4×400 / 2nd place (Larry, Martinez, Jacob Anderson (Sr.) Alex Morey (Fr.))
4×800 / 3rd (Jacob Anderson (Sr), Chichelli, Brown and Luke Schickler (So.)