The future is bright for Cathedral High School boys track and field.
What made the 2023 season memorable is that the present was bright, too – and that made for a successful season for the Irish.
It was a season of improvement, development and performance.
“It was a fun group to see grow throughout the season,” Irish track and field coach John O’Hara said of the boys team in 2023.
The Irish, who featured youth and experience in ‘23, also featured high character and strong academics. It was a talented group that p...
The program remains strong.
As important as that is to John O’Hara and Cathedral High School boys track and field, it doesn’t change the difficult nature of not completing the 2020 season. That still hurt.
And it was still disappointing.
“They set some pretty cool and high goals that unfortunately they weren’t able to see out,” O’Hara, Cathedral’s track and field coach, said of the ‘20 Irish boys track season.
Irish boys track, like all Indiana high school spring sports, had its 2020 season canc...
Track and Field Head Coach John O'Hara '02 was nominated for 2019 Indiana Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. All nominees will be recognized at the IATCCC Annual Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020. The winner will be announced at that time.
Cole Hocker '19 was named the 2018-19 Gatorade Indiana Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year! Hocker won the 1600m and 800m IHSAA State Championships. Hocker will run at Oregon in the fall.
The Gatorade Player of the Year award honors the most elite high school student-athletes in 12 varsity sports for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. All final candidate selections are determined by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee which is comprised of an elite group of high school sport evaluators wit...
Congratulations to Nick Hruskoci '20, Garrett Stewart '20, RJ O’Neal, and Cole Hocker '19 on winning the DMR National Championship! They are the first Indiana team to finish under 10 minutes.
Hruskoci ran the 1,200 meters in 3:04.97, Garrett Stewart 400 in 50.30, Rodney O’Neal 800 in 1:54.73 and Cole Hocker 1,600 in 4:08.93.
Cole Hocker added two state championships to his trophy case, winning the 1600m and 800m. Hocker previously won the IHSAA cross country championship in the fall. Overall the boys track & field team finished 4th in the state meet. The 4th place finish is the best finish for Cathedral since 1998.
4x100 places - 7th: Myjah Mintze, Kennedy Miller, Kaylah Pitts, Alexis Parchman, 48.12 (school record)
300m Hurdles - 7th: Reese Sanders, 44.75
1600m - 24: Gracie Carr, 5:24
Long Jump - 27: Alexis Parchman, 8.50
Pole Vault - 9th: Jack H...
Congratulations to the boys track & field runners who made the state meet. Cathedral will be represented in a school record seven events!
Cole Hocker '19 was named the 2019 City Athlete of the Year. Congratulations Cole!
From the IndyStar:
Hocker is a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and made his mark in both sports. In cross country, Hocker was a three-time city champion, a sectional and regional champion twice and was the state runner-up as a junior. As a senior, he won the individual state title by 16 seconds. Hocker also led his team to three city championships, two sectional and regional titles, one semistate and a team runner-up finish as a senior. He we...
Congratulations to the following student-athletes on advancing to regionals. Cathedral advanced a school record 11 events!
The boys track team won their 3rd straight city championship, winning 9 events overall. The meet was highlighted by Cole Hocker '19 setting the city record for the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 50.64 seconds. The previous record was 1:53.20 by Chris Buhler in 1075. Hocker's time was also the second fastest in the nation.
The Irish won with a score of 174 points from nine event wins.
Other Irish finishers include:
400 – 1, James Wayne (CATH) 50.66
800 – 1, Cole Hocker (CATH) 1:50.64; 2, Rodney O’Neal (CATH) 1...
It was another phenomenal weekend for Cathedral runners! Congratulations to Myjah Mintze '20, Kayla Pitts '21, Alexis Parchman '21, and Kennedy Miller '19 on setting a new 4x100 school record with a time of 48.88!
Congratulations to Cole Hocker '19 on his Miracle Mile Championship with a time of 4:12.48!