track and field

Junior pole vaulter Kurtz aims to continue athletic growth
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carson Kurtz ’18 pole vaults at the Brophy home meet March 1. Kurtz originally got into pole vaulting after some friends joked that he should join, and it has turned into a positive and successful experience. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Carson Kurtz ’18 said that he wasn’t serious about pursuing pole vaulting when he initially picked up the sport two years ago.…
Track and field’s distance runners look to propel team to success
Photo by Roberto Aponte ’17 — Robert Brooks ’17 (second from right) competes in the 200 meter race at the Chandler Rotary Invitational Meet on April 21, 2015. The track team is looking forward to the long distance events this upcoming season. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Track and field’s 2015-16 season featured a Northeast Valley Regional Championship and a fourth-place finish in the Arizona state meet. Since then,…
Graduate Allen places 5th in Rio Olympics
Photo by Casey Weinstein ’13–Devon Allen leaps over a hurdle in the 110-meter varsity high hurdles race in the 2012 season. Allen took fifth in this event at the Rio Olympics.  By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy graduate Devon Allen ’13 placed fifth in the Olympic 110m hurdles final Aug. 17 with a time of 13.31 in Rio. Allen, who ran track and played football at Brophy and continues…
Track team hopes off season work delivers results
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Long Distance Track runners do a workout, Feb. 9. By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Last year, the track team finished third in state and they hope to do better this year. According to head coach Mr. Bill Kalkman, the track team did well last year. “Last year we finished third in state, and had several state champions in individual events,”  Mr. Kalkman said. “This…
Track and field looks to underclassmen to prove themselves
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP Brophy Track and Field began its season at Chaparral, March 5, after training for just over a month with both old and new coaches. Brophy Track began their training with their first practice Feb. 10 at the Brophy Sport Complex. The team has been practicing every day since, during the season, as well as Saturday and no school day practices, which will be arranged…
Weekend athletic events bring home 2 state championships
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos brought home two state titles in as many days. Lacrosse and Track won state championships on May 10 and May 12 respectively. Track tallied up a total of 85 points and scored points in 10 out of the 17 events. Brophy athlete Devon Allen ’13 won three gold medals and a silver medal and set the state record in the 300m…
Productive season thus far leads Track and Field towards state meet
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP The track and field team has set a number of state and school records thus far this season. Cole Walsh ’13 set the school record in the pole vault, Devon Allen ’13 set the state record in the 110m hurdles and the 4x400m relay team set a school record. The squad is not only setting records, but is also performing consistently in the…
Seniors sign to play college sports
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP There are a total of 16 Brophy seniors who have made NCAA commitments so far this year to play athletics in college. Fifteen of these committed athletes will play Division I at their respective universities while one more athlete is heading to a Division II school. These 15 athletes include players from football, golf, swimming, cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse. However, it…
Allen captures Gatorade Arizona Track and Field Athlete of the Year Award
Allen 1st Brophy winner By P. Erik Meyer THE ROUNDUP Gatorade named Brophy Track athlete Devon Allen ’13 its Arizona Track and Field Athlete of the Year June 21. Allen who helped lead Brophy to a Track and Field championship last year and a runner-up finish this year, is the first Brophy student athlete to earn this award, according to a Gatorade press release At this year’s state championship meet,…
Track returns key talent from championship year for new season

By Michael Moroney ’13
THE ROUNDUP

A year after winning its first state championship and competing at the Nike Track Nationals, the Brophy track team returns with multiple athletes from last season.

However, the Broncos will be without a few talented athletes from last season. Most notably, Will Firth ’11 and Tommy Williams ’11 have graduated since guiding the Broncos to the state championship last May.