Boys Track & Field
2018 Season Review
For the second straight season, the boys track team won both the Archdiocesan Championship and the Circle City Conference Championship. At the conference meet, the Rebels won individual titles in five of the 16 events. At the sectional, the team finished third for the second straight season and scored 96.5 points, which was their highest point total since 2005. The Rebels had an individual sectional champion, a relay sectional champion, three runners-up and 11 regional qualifiers. The 11 regional qualifiers ties last year’s team for the most in program history. At the regional, the Rebels had an individual champion and a relay state qualifier.
Senior Myles Lyngh was named team MVP. He was part of the 4X8 Relay team that won a sectional title and qualified for state after a third-place finish at the regional. Lyngh teamed with senior Chandler Gibson, junior Grant Latimer and sophomore Owen Herndon. The quartet won the program’s first sectional 4X8 Relay title since 2004, which was the last 4X8 Relay team to state-qualify.
Junior Nick Perkins was named junior class MVP and the program’s mental attitude winner. Perkins defended his 3200-meter sectional title, then followed it up with a 3200-meter regional title. He is the first Roncalli runner to win a regional title at a distance above 400 meters. In the state final, Perkins finished 15th in the 3200 meters and ran a school record 9:27.99. He broke a 41-year-old school record by three seconds.
Senior sprinter and thrower Cade Morgan was named the senior-class MVP. Sophomore middle-distance runner Owen Herndon earned the sophomore MVP award and freshman middle-distance runner Matthew Croddy was selected as the freshman MVP.
Cade Morgan and senior hurdlers Ethan Newett and Nicholas Plahitko, along with junior middle-distance runners Daniel Woodruff, Grant Meinerding, Grant Latimer and junior thrower Connor DeMoss were all named academic all-state by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC).