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Track and Field team eager for new season, hoping for success
By Spencer Inglett ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy track & field team, led by head coach Mr. Bill Kalkman, is looking to dethrone defending champion Desert Vista after a fifth place finish in the state meet last May. With many contending squads this year such as Chandler, Highland, and Desert Vista, Mr. Kalkman said that the distance team is the greatest strength. Drew Burns ’18, who is running the 1600m…
Track team continues tradition with new talent from freshmen
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Braden Elis ’19 pole vaults at Brophy Sports Complex after school, Monday, April 11. Many freshman have steppe up this year to fill the gap in varsity that was left by last year’s seniors. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP This season, the track team has won the March 2 home meet and the March 5 Rattler Booster Invite. They placed third at the…
Track wins Olivier Invitational, looks to state
Photo by Roberto Aponte ’17 — Robert Brooks ’17 (second from right) competes in the 200 meter race at the Chandler Rotary Invitational Meet. By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP As the track season winds down, head coach Mr. Bill Kalkman looks forward to the state competition in May with a large team behind him. “So far this season has gone really well,” Mr. Kalkman said. “Our attitude is…
Benjamin balances academics, sports throughout the year
By JP Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Joshua Benjamin ’16 is a multi-sport athlete who maintains his grades while also competing in football and track and field. “This is my third year (doing track) and for football, this will be my second,” Benjamin said. Benjamin said he competes in the 100-meter, the 200-meter, the 400-meter, the 4 x 100-meter and the 1600-meter relay. Not just a track athlete, Benjaminalso plays football.…
Freshman Mason earns 3 varsity roles
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Luke Mason ’17 shattered all expectations of a young high school athlete last year after he became a member of the varsity track team in the Spring. That was his third varsity sport at Brophy as a freshman. The multi-talented Mason was a varsity cross country runner, varsity soccer player and now is a varsity track runner. He has traveled the country with club and…
Track sprints for state, juniors jump for leadership
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Track is the sport that holds the most athletes, 231 to be exact. With all of those athletes, Mr. Doug Cox, an assistant coach, said the team has been doing well. “Track is going well this year,” Mr. Cox said. “Our athletes are working extremely hard. This is one of the largest teams we’ve ever had, athlete wise, so we got a lot of…
Grant breaks Allen’s record for U.S best time
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP Bobby Grant ’14 broke the 300-meter intermediate hurdle race state record Wednesday, April 28 at the Northeast Valley Championship, previously held by Devon Allen ’13. Last month Grant vaulted into the U.S No. 1 spot for the 300-meter intermediate hurdle races, according to the official track times, but Wednesday’s race further secured his position. At 36.24 seconds, this race was Grant’s fastest by 0.18…
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…
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,…