At the latest track and field meet, Bellarmine’s track and field team broke several school and CCS records, and is currently the fastest team in the nation. The school record of the 4×800 meter relay was broken at the event; as well as the 3200 meter record, which was broken by Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau with approximately 7 minutes; and the the 800 meter run was broken by Alex Scales with 1:50, which was approximately 2 seconds faster than the previous one. Records were also broken for CCS, and Bellarmine gained the national leading time, which means that as of now, Bellarmine has the fastest time in the country.
When asked about the success of the team, Alex Scales, a junior who broke one of the records, stated: “I think what came together was the competition, it was a big meet there, there was a bunch of great runners there, and that just helped so I could pace off people and do my thing”. Alex also credited the coaching staff, saying that “the training has just been there, and that potential got unlocked once we had the right competition”.
According to Alex, this particular Bellarmine team has good prospects, saying that “the depth of the team has just gotten so much better over the years,” and that “Even as seniors left there’s still a strong base in the team, that comes from hard work and training”.