April 5, 2013
This past weekend, the Rambler track and field team was a bit divided. We had Ramblers competing on opposite sides of the country and some staying in Chicago to train.
On Thursday, a majority of our athletes boarded a plane bound to sunny Raleigh, North Carolina to tear up the track, ring, runway, (basically every surface) over on the east coast at NC State. A smaller crew headed west to Palo Alto, California to run some longer races in the moderate, northern west coast weather. The communication between the two groups was a tad confusing with the 3 hour time difference, but we still managed to hear about the countless school records, top ten marks, and top Horizon League marks from both coasts as they happened throughout the long weekend.
As you all know this past weekend was not all about top track performances. It was also Easter weekend and many athletes on our team observe this religious holiday. Easter weekend is symbolic as it represents Jesus and his resurrection.
In all its symbolism, this past weekend also demonstrated Loyola's track team and our renewed competitive edge. All across the country we were competing against the top track and field athletes in the nation and, in some cases, the world. This weekend, we continued to prove that Loyola is a strong, up and coming program who is continuing to prosper in the track and field arena. By rewriting the top ten boards each weekend, the Ramblers are showing that we are working harder and are more dedicated than we have ever been. The rebirth of this program is new and exciting and I am so glad I am a part of it!