By Michael Moroney ’13
Brophy track athletes used to running in the hot, dry desert took their talents to the national stage in cooler climates last month.
The Brophy track team traveled to Eugene, Ore. to compete in the Nike Track Nationals Saturday June 26 and finished 12th out of 12 teams.
Numerous students on Brophy’s track and field team have stepped up late in the season to become leaders and standout athletes, their coach said.
“Tommy Williams ’11, Will Firth ’11, Josh Dennard ’11 – three seniors who have been great team leaders,” said head coach Mr. Bill Kalkman.
Williams and Firth compete in multiple distance running events while Dennard runs sprint events along with long jump events.
Those three athletes, along with Devon Allen ’13 and James Harper ’12, have consistently won or medaled in their individual events at multiple meets and invitationals.