BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Freshman Spencer Werner won two individual events, but the Ramblers showcased their depth in capturing the Catholic League championship Saturday at home.
The only freshman to win, Werner finished first in both the 1,600 meters (4:30.61) and 3,200 meters (9:34.89) to lead Loyola to 126 points in the 14-team field. Senior Jack Loveland was Loyola’s other individual champion, winning the 400 (49.55).
Providence Catholic (95) and St. Ignatius (75.5) rounded out the top three.
Loyola placed three runners in the top five in the 800 and four Ramblers scored in the event. Junior Billy Delaney led the way, taking second in 1:59.67. Senior Eli Miller came in third in 2:02.53, and senior Ian Gallo finished fifth in 2:03.90.
Other notable Ramblers included junior Greyson Schneider, who was second in the 300 intermediate hurdles (41.83) and third in the pole vault (12-6). Junior Kieran Thompson took second in the high jump (6-0).
Loyola competes Thursday at the Class 3A Niles West Sectional.
GIRLS LACROSSE: The Ramblers earned a 16-4 win over St. Ignatius at home Saturday to capture the GCAC championship. It completed a stretch of four victories in four days and ran Loyola’s win streak to 15 games in a row.
Senior Emily Doell, junior Annabelle Burke, sophomore Ellie Lazzaretto and freshman Maeve Dwyer all scored three goals. Junior Sophia Rucker had three assists. Senior Maggie Gorman finished with one goal and one assist. Burke and Lazzaretto each had one assist apiece, while Rucker scored one goal.
Loyola (22-1) completes the regular season at home Wednesday against Marist. The Ramblers are the No. 1 seed at the Resurrection Sectional. The state series starts May 20.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL: The Ramblers took third place in the top flight at Evanston’s invitational by beating the host Wildkits 25-18, 25-20 on Saturday. After winning all three games in pool play in straight sets, Loyola lost to Boylan Catholic 30-28, 22-25, 25-23 in the semifinals.
The Ramblers (26-7) wrap up the regular season next week. They host Glenbrook South on Tuesday and are at home against Oak Park-River Forest on Thursday.
Loyola, the No. 1 seed at the Glenbrook North Sectional, opens up the state tournament May 21 at Glenbrook South’s regional.