Track & Field

Indoor Track & Field Blog #5: Declan Murray
Declan Murray was named the Men's Track Outstanding Performer last weekend.

Feb. 28, 2013

It was a different energy than I have ever experienced at a Loyola Track & Field event. Going into day two of the Horizon League Championships with a lead was new territory for us, but we got the ball rolling early and never looked back. It was an exciting experience for all of us, but it wasn't just the big team victory that made this weekend such an important victory.

Since we arrived on campus in August, we have been training with one goal in mind. No matter what the conditions, no matter how we felt, we attacked our training and never let that goal slip out of mind. Little moments throughout the final day made every bit of that training worth it. Seeing Jared Skrabacz cross the finish line after a furious kick completing the sweep of the mile. Seeing Bay Abbot win his heats on Saturday regardless of how sick he was. Seeing Mike Janusek rebound and finish 2nd in the 3k, rebounding from a disappointing first night of the meet. And seeing Alyvia Clark step onto the track on day two after being sick all night, in hopes of giving the team whatever she could to get a team title.

I can finally say, all the hours of shoveling snow off the track to get a workout in has been worth it. But there is still a lot of snow to shovel and a lot of work to be done before the Outdoor Championships in May. Back to the grind. Go Ramblers.

- Declan



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