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St. Brendan School Taps a Passion For Track and Field

St. Brendan School Track and Field Team – photo courtesy of JD Murray

A group of interested parents at St. Brendan School came together this Spring in support of the first ever Track and Field Team at the school. Parents Roger Stewart, Heather Williams, Ruve & Neal McDonough, Margaret Jacquemin and Vera Borges joined forces to offer a track team for grades 1-8 in St. Brendan’s after-school athletic season. And to their great surprise, over 85 student athletes joined the team!

St. Brendan hosted their first Track and Field meet at Loyola High School on April 5th – competing in a tri-meet against neighborhood friendly-rival Christ the King and Hollywood’s Blessed Sacrament.  Support for the athletes came from all sectors of the community – the families of athletes and the greater school community for each of the three schools turned out in force.

Heather Williams, a St. Brendan parent/coach, noted “what I loved about the meet was that so many children had an opportunity to shine and everyone got to participate”. The meet included relays, sprints, mid distance, long jump and shot put. St. Brendan School finished the day with an overall Gold Medal win.

This sounds like a perfect way to keep a maximum number of kids active and involved in sports throughout the pre-High School years.  Plus, the parents at St. Brendan School finally discovered a way to get the kids in bed by eight o’clock!

Enjoy these pics…it looks like an exciting afternoon. We love the determination in the faces of these future track stars.

Makende Stewart and Lucia Botham – 4 x 50 relay (Photo credit Philip Holahan)
Jonathan Kleinman – long jump


Charlie Hoegee – bean bag throw
Caitlin Donovan – winning the 400m












Future St. Brendan School Track and Field Meet Schedule:

St Rita “Raider Relays” at Bishop Amat HS in La Puente this Sunday April 22 from noon – 7pm. This meet includes 18 schools.

CYO Qualifying Meet at Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks Saturday April 28 from 10am – 5pm. This is the regional meet for individuals and relay teams to qualify to advance to CYO Prelims. St. Brendan School will be competing against 20 other schools that will make up approximately 844 athlete competitors. The top eight in each event will advance to CYO Prelims.

Zamperini Youth Meet of Champions at Torrance Elementary School Saturday May 5 from 10:30am – 2pm

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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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