CHICAGO MARIST TRACK AND FIELD: Welcome
Welcome to the Chicago Marist Boys Track and Field site.
For more information, contact Marist Head Boys Coach Jon Gordon at Gordon.Jon@marist.net
Practices Monday - Friday from 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm, commence with a brief TEAM meeting in the Cafeteria before going to the Track. Thanks.
Pursuant to IHSA Rules, first Track and Field Practice commences on Monday, January 14, 2019.
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Friendly reminder, ALL athletes must register online for the 2019 season by January 10, 2019. Registration takes place online at www.marist.net, then click on the Athletics tab, then click on the Schedules Tab, and then click on the Registration tab. Thanks.Marist 2019 Indoor Track and Field Statistics, including Relays Splits
|Olympian Brian Dzingai|
The Marist Track & Field Parents and Athletes will be having a Team Dinner and Parents Information meeting with Olympian Brian Dzingai on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. Brian Dzingai finished fourth in the Olympics in the 200m dash to Usain Bolt!
The TEAM dinner will take place the night before the Redhawks King of the Quarter, Long Jump, and Shot Put Competition (1/19/19) at historic Henry Crown Fieldhouse at the University of Chicago.
Aurelio's Catering will provide the TEAM and PARENTS with a very healthy Team Dinner. The dinner will feature Garden Salad, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Pasta with Butter, and bottled water. All expenses are 100% paid by Marist Head Coach Jon Gordon.
The Team Dinner will be a great morale booster, and a great way for the athletes to celebrate the start of Track & Field season.
A TEAM / PARENTS INFORMATION MEETING will take place after the dinner. The information meeting will provide Marist parents an opportunity to meet the 2019 Marist Track & Field coaching staff, learn about the Marist Track program, Proper running shoes, Season Schedule, learn about the college recruiting process, and help us find volunteers to help with future Team Tailgate parties and our home meet, the ESCC Conference Championships on May 8, 2019.
The Marist Coaching staff will also be available after the meeting for any individual concerns or questions about the upcoming Track & Field season. Thanks.
|Henry Crown Fieldhouse|
|University of Chicago Indoor Track|
The entire Marist Track and Field Team will have a 400m Time Trial, Long Jump, and Shot Put Competition on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm at historic Henry Crown Field House Indoor Track at the University of Chicago.
Henry Crown Stadium features an athlete friendly atmosphere, upper deck seating, 200m Indoor Track and has been the host to numerous National meets, and local Championship meets as well. The Varsity letter was invented in the 1890s by Amos Alonzo Stagg at the University of Chicago. The main wall of the stadium contains a list of field house records, which include several Olympians. The first Heisman Trophy winner (1935), Jay Berwanger is still listed on the all-time list for Henry Crown for the 55m Dash. Henry Crown Field house is a Chicago landmark that is rich in Track & Field history.
Athletes will meet with the coaching staff at 5:00 pm for heat assignments, at the main entrance of Marist before bus departure to the University of Chicago Indoor Track and Field Stadium.
Team Captains will lead the Team on a warm-up run in the Indoor Track & Field Stadium. The Time Trial is MANDATORY. All Athletes must be able to finish a 400m Time Trial to be on the TEAM. Uniforms will NOT be issued to any athletes that miss the Time Trial for any reason. Thanks.
The Time Trial will help determine our initial Varsity, Junior Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshman 4x400m Relay Teams.The King of the Quarter, and Long Jump competition gives Marist athletes an appreciation for each others events, and makes the TEAM stronger.
The distance runners also benefit from the 400m Time Trial, by learning their maximum quarter speed. With the knowledge of their maximum quarter speed, the coaching staff is able to provide proper racing strategy for the 800m run, and other races.
Athletes will meet at the MAIN ENTRANCE of Marist at 5:00 pm for bus departure to historic Henry Crown Field House at the University of Chicago. The Indoor Stadium is located at 5550 S University Ave, Chicago, Illinois.
A public address announcer will introduce the contestants and announce the results of each 400m heat.