The 2019 Track and Field season once again holds great promise for the Bells, as they look to win a tenth straight WCAL title on both the Frosh-Soph and Varsity levels. At CCS, the Bells look to return to the podium with a top 4 finish for the 10th straight year. Replacing graduated leaders like Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau, Alex Scales, and Ryan Hanson will be tough, but their legacy of leadership will undoubtedly help a new crop of leaders in this year’s campaign.
Bellarmine will be led, in large part, by two deep and talented groups: the hurdlers and the jumpers, specifically the triple jumpers. Hurdles Coach Leo O’Neill will rely on Seniors Wyatt Rehbok and Kijana Hilton, and Junior Dominic Sangster to lead a deep and fast stable of hurdlers. Coach Bell will rely on a trio of top triple jumpers—Seniors Hilton and Ziante Faraj-Washington and Sophomore Jackie MacHale—to pace the jumpers throughout the season.
The distance squad will be led by super-Soph Colin Peattie, who, as a freshman, set the CCS frosh 1600 record 4 times, finally ending up at 4:16.83, which was the fastest time by a freshman in the USA in 2018! 2 mile depth will be provided by a trio of sophs: Clem Welsh, Nolan Topper, and Galen Topper. Coach Joey Colucci will build on last year’s great finish for the sprinters, looking to Verne Garin for leadership and speed. Juniors Nick Teresi and Matt Fujii will be joined by the speedy hurdlers to build another great 4x100 team. Pole Vault coach Warren Jaques will look to Senior Luke Hammers to lead a young but talented squad. The throwers will turn to 2018 State Meet competitor Keanu Lee for both leadership and big points.
In league competition, Mitty, Serra and St. Francis will once again provide a stiff challenge for the Bells, as we seek to complete another season unbeaten in dual meets. At the CCS level, in addition to St. Francis, Serra, Mitty, and Valley Christian, Los Gatos and Los Altos will both challenge Bellarmine for the title.