Track and field athletes sprint into WCAL trials


Elsie Schusterstitch ’23

Hannah Bitonio ’23 sprints past two SHC runners at a meet last month on Mayer Family Field’s track.

Logan Estrada '22

For the 2021 season, Riordan’s track and field team has been looking bright, especially with the number of lifted COVID restrictions that have been put in place as more and more students and athletes are returning to campus across the WCAL.

Benny Willers ’08, Riordan House Moderator and Cross Country as well as Track and Field Coach, said, “Season’s been going well and we have a really young team this year. I’ve also seen lots of improvement since the beginning of this season.

He added, “We competed in multiple meets against the city teams and due to many COVID protocols being opened up, we were even able to compete against Serra and Bellarmine in a tri-school meet.”

In addition, invitationals were open for some of the athletes such as the varsity distance runners who were able to take the opportunity to race at the Dublin invite.

Ondrei Angeles ’22, a shot putter, said, “This track season has been alright.We’vedonealot, but I think with a longer season we could be doing a lot better.”

Collin Murtagh ’22 explained, “This track season has been a really fun one. It’s great to continue racing and keeping the competitive mindset after not racing for so long. Races have been good for everyone and myself and we’re all excited heading into championship week.”

Overall, both athletes and coaches have shown their worth even in this shortened season and continue to prove their abilities and dedication to the sport.

WCAL trials start this week.