Andrew Stone '13 Sets School Record in 800m
On May 31, 2013, several members of the La Salle College High School track & field team competed in the twilight meet at West Chester Henderson High School. The 8th Annual PA Distance Festival produced several impressive results for the team.
The highlight of the night was senior Andrew Stone breaking the school record in the 800m run. Andrew raced to a heat win in a time of 1:51.64. Andrew’s time is a Pennsylvania #1 time for 2013 and US #28! Also in the 800m was senior Jack Magee who ran a near season best of 1:56.75, making Jack the 5th fastest 800m performer of the past 10 years. Junior Brendan Bilotta also notched a PR in the 800m, turning in a time of 1:59.45.
In the other highlight of the evening, senior Tom Coyle capped his career by running a PR for the full Mile distance, finishing 5th in the elite mile run with a time of 4:14.61. Tom’s time is the 3rd best performance in school history behind only his own school record, Dan Lowry, and John Burns. Tom’s time is a PA #7 for the 1600m/Mile, and a US #45.
This meet capped a senior year for Coyle, Stone, and Magee during which they were members of the 5th place PIAA State XC team, led the team to PCL Team titles both Indoors & Outdoors (first time since 1998), relay legs on the Indoor State Champion DMR team (only 2nd time in school history), and members of the Penn Relays Championship of America Champion DMR team (first time in school history), as well as members of the 4th place State Track & Field teams both Indoors & Outdoors, it is clear that this year will go down as one of the greatest in school history.
The program would like to thank this year’s senior class (Tom Coyle, Matt Greco, Peter Hildebrant, Luke Kane, Chris Kane, Joe Lerro, Jack Magee, Gus Marty, John Matthews, Luke McCann, Corey Muggler, Ryan O’Donnell, Luke Persichetti, Evan Quain, Andrew Stone, Aaron Streets, and Sean Waters) for their dedication, discipline, hard work, and leadership in helping to raise the bar for the program. It will be exciting to see how the younger, up-and-coming athletes can respond to the challenge and opportunity of continuing the tradition of excellence of La Salle Cross Country and Track & Field.