BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Senior Luke Phillips took third in the 400 meters and fourth in the 800 meters Saturday at Marquette University’s invitational as the Ramblers placed third out of 16 teams at Quad Park in Milwaukee.
Loyola’s last scheduled competition is Friday at Glenbrook South before it hosts the Catholic League meet May 12. The Ramblers also host the Class 3A sectional May 17.
In Milwaukee, Phillips ran a personal-best 51.85 seconds in the 400 and clocked a 2:03.58 in the 800.
“I was happy with my times, and everybody looks to be on the upswing,” Phillips said. “The weather has been tough this year. Once it gets nicer outside, who knows how low we can go.”
Senior Declan Ritzenthaler finished first in the pole vault (14 feet), while junior Jack Loveland took second in the 400 (51.60).
Third-place finishers included: senior Jack McCall (long jump, 19-9 3/4), senior Conner Mocny (1000, 2:42.54), junior Eli Miller (1600, 4:37.33) and sophomore Greyson Schneider (300 intermediate hurdles, 43.78).
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: Senior Jackie Topping broke a 19-year-old program record Saturday with her mark of 17 feet, 4 3/4 inches in the long jump at New Trier’s invitational. Topping’s jump vaulted her ahead Lauren Cerney (Class of 1999) in the record books. Carney is in Loyola’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Topping also took sixth in the 100 meters in 13.40 seconds.
“Jackie can do anything,” Loyola head coach ChrisJon Simon said of the four-year varsity athlete. “She’s rounding into shape at the right time.”
Topping wasn’t the only one to score points in field events Saturday. Freshman Grace Powers placed second in the discus (105-0 1/2), senior Angela Lynch finished third in the shot put (31-2) and junior Kate Santangelo took third in the pole vault (10-0). It was a personal-best mark for Santangelo.
Loyola’s 4×200 and 4×800 relay teams both placed second.
The 4×800 team that clocked a 9:51.73 featured senior Emily Plodzeen, senior Louisa Edwards, senior Lainey McKinley and freshman Sarah Jay.
Senior Brooke Moran, junior Anne Santangelo, junior Arianna Awidso and junior Addison Bendery ran a 50.92 in the 4×100.
The Ramblers finished fifth in the 14-team field. They host the GCAC meet Saturday.