Fiume, O'Connell, Theuerkauf and Shaia Earn All-American Status wtih 4 x Mile Relay
Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 - The BC Indoor Track team completed their season by competing against the best in the nation at the New Balance National Championships at the Armory Track Center. With 9 athletes taking part, this was the largest number of national qualifiers in BC school history. The highlight of the meet was the 6th place finish of the 4 x mile relay team of sophomore Braedon Fiume and seniors Will O’Connell, Peter Theuerkauf, and Caleb Shaia, earning the quartet All-American status. The Distance Medley relay team of Fiume, seniors Kevin Deloughry and Connor Secora, and Shaia competed in the Championship section of that race, and senior Billy Rabah joined Fiume, Secora, and Shaia in competing in the Championship 4 x 800 relay, with neither team able to earn a scoring place. Competing in the emerging Elite section of the meet were sophomores Rahmir Johnson (200) and Jayse Bradley (high jump). Bradley cleared 6’ 1 ¼” for his 4th time over 6 feet this winter. Johnson clocked the 2nd-fastest automatic time in county history (he has the fastest) in earning a third place medal in the EE 200 meters.
Rhamir Johnson breaks Bergen Catholic Record at Eastern States Championships
Tuesday, February 28 - It was another record-breaking day for the BC Indoor Track team at the Eastern States Championships at the New Balance Track Center. Sophomore Rahmir Johnson placed 3rd in the 200 meters in 22.05 seconds, breaking the BC school record and running the fastest automatic time in Bergen County history. In addition, the Distance Medley Relay team of Sophomore Braedon Fiume and seniors Kevin Deloughry, Connor Secora, and Caleb Shaia smashed their own school record by finishing 4th in a time of 10:23.43, qualifying for the National Championships in the event. Other top performances were put in by state champion senior Jahmel Johnson in the 55 meter dash (6.57), county champion senior Billy Rabah in the 800 (1:59.92), senior Will O’Connell in the mile (4:32.38), sophomore Jayse Bradley in the high jump (6’0”), and sophomore Anaeas DiCosmo in the triple jump (39-6).
State Meet of Champs Update
Saturday, February 25 - The BC Indoor Track team had 8 athletes qualify for the State Meet of Champions at the Bennett Center in Toms River. Representing BC were Jahmel Johnson in the 55 meter dash, Rahmir Johnson in the 200 meters, Caleb Shaia in the 1600, Jorge Mascaro in the pole vault, and the 4 x 800 relay team of Billy Rabah, Will O’Connell, Connor Secora, and Braedon Fiume. The only Crusader medalists were the 4 x 800 relay team, who took fourth place in a time of 8:08.19. Our relay team were the only medalists in the track events from Bergen County. Shaia, and both Johnsons posted the top Bergen County times in their events, as well. Congratulations to all of the participants!
According to MileSplit USA, BC has the #10 800m Relay team in the nation. Based on 1600/mile times, BC has the #12 team in the nation. Combining all “middle distance” rankings, BC is #3 in the U.S., behind only CBA (NJ) and Davis (UT). Impressive stuff heading into the National Championships.
BC Runners excel at NPA Championships
Saturday, 2/18 - Bennett Center in Toms River - The BC Indoor Track team battled some of the top teams in the east at the NJSIAA Non-Public “A” Championships. The Crusaders came away with no less than 6 state medalists and qualifiers for the State Meet of Champions. The top performances of the day came in the 55 meter dash, where senior Jahmel Johnson won his second consecutive state championship in 6.54 seconds. Just behind Jahmel was sophomore Rahmir Johnson, who finished second in 6.57 seconds. County champion senior Caleb Shaia took bronze in the 1600 meters, and sophomore Braedon Fiume was a few steps back in fourth – both qualifying for SMOC. Other place-winners and qualifiers were senior Connor Secora, who came from an unseeded heat to take fifth in the 800; and the 4x400 team of seniors Kevin Deloughry, Caleb Shaia, and Connor Secora, and sophomore Braedon Fiume, who won their heat and took 6th overall.
Strong Showing for Bergen Runners at Bergen County Championships
Wednesday, 2/15 - The BC Indoor Track team had another great day at the Bergen County Championships at the New Balance Track Center. The Crusaders came away with four individual county championships. Senior Jahmel Johnson won the 55 meter dash in a season-best 6.54. Senior Connor Secora took first in the 600 meter run, and now holds the top 2 times in the county this winter. Senior Billy Rabah is the county champion in the 800 meters, and school record-holder senior Caleb Shaia is king of the hill in the 1600. Other outstanding performances were second-place finishes by sophomore Rahmir Johnson in the 55 and senior Kevin Deloughry in the 400; third-place finishes by sophomore Braedon Fiume in the 800 and the 4x400 meter relay team; fourth-place finishes by sophomore Jayse Bradley in the high jump and senior Peter Theuerkauf in the 1600; and a sixth-place finish by senior Will O’Connell in the 800.
February 5, 2017 - Another Record-Setting Day for BC!
BC enjoyed another record-setting day at the NJCTC Indoor Track championships at the Ocean Breeze Track Complex in Staten Island on 2/5. Senior Caleb Shaia led the way, setting a new school record in the 1600, winning the event in 4:21.09, the top time in Bergen County this season, and #6 in NJ. Sophomore Braedon Fiume (4th, 4:25.57) and senior Will O’Connell (5th, 4:28.32) also ran county top 10 times. Senior Jahmel Johnson continued to show why he is one of the top sprinters in NJ with a 3rd place finish in the 55 meter dash in 6.63. Senior Connor Secora produced the top time in Bergen County in the 600 (1:26.03), Peter Theuerkauf ran a team-leading 9:52.55 in the 3200 meters, and Jorge Mascaro cleared a personal best of 11-6 in taking 5th in the pole vault.
January 25, 2017 - BC Tracks Down Bosco in Bergen County Relays
The BC Indoor Track team scored another dominant win at the Bergen County Relays on Wednesday at the New Balance Track Center. The Crusaders outscored rival Don Bosco, 97-50, to win our division our record a sweep of Conference and County titles for the season. BC scored in all 12 events, notching wins in the Shuttle Hurdles, 4 x 200, Sprint Medley, 4 x 800, 4 x 1600, Shot Put, Pole Vault, and Triple Jump relays. The team of sophomore Braedon Fiume and seniors Connor Secora, Billy Rabah, and Caleb Shaia broke the school record in the 4 x 1600 relay by over 30 seconds, and posted the #3 time in the nation to this point in the season. The Sprint Medley team of sophomore Rahmir Johnson and seniors Kevin Deloughry, Jahmel Johnson, and Caleb Shaia bested all Bergen County teams and recorded the #12 time in the U.S. An outstanding all-around team performance.
January 9, 2017 - BC Wins Big North
The BC Indoor Track Team scored a smashing victory at the Big North Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at the New Balance Track Center on 1/8. The Crusaders outscored runner-up Don Bosco 161 to 68, earning points in all 14 events. BC took first in 9 events, led by sophomore Rahmir Johnson, who won the 200 and the long jump, and placed 3rd
in the 55 and the high jump. Top performances were Rahmir’s 22.12 in the 200 (NJ #1), Caleb Shaia’s 4:24.95 in the 1600 (NJ #2), Jahmel Johnson’s 6.57 in the 55 (NJ #5), and Jayse Bradley’s 6’4” in the high jump (NJ #8). Other winners were Michael Hyland in the shot put, Jorge Mascaro in the pole vault, Ryan Dunkel in the 55 hurdles, Braedon Fiume in the 800, Kevin Deloughry in the 400, and the 4 x 800 relay team. <<MORE FROM THE RECORD>>