Calvert Hall set to compete at Bull Run
Cheers to Calvert Hall cross country for deciding to come to this weekend's Bull Run meet at Hereford.
The No. 2 Cardinals have usually been near the top of the polls in recent seasons, but hadn’t come the last few Bull Runs because they would go to an event in Richmond, Va. Some local teams often grumbled about why Calvert Hall wouldn’t come to this event, which is arguably the biggest in-season event in the area.
"If you’re the best, you should go against the best," was the refrain I often heard. Calvert Hall coach Randy Fowler doesn’t understand what bothered people -- he just saw the Richmond meet as a good place for his kids to run.
But there are some problems with that meet this year, Fowler said, which opened up the Calvert Hall schedule.
“To us, it’s just another meet. No big deal,” Fowler said. “I thought it’d be a good time to go to the Bull Run. It’s a prestigious meet [with] all the local teams. [It's] finally a chance for us to compete against other schools in the state of Maryland since we don’t get to compete in the state championship.”
The Cardinals will take on No. 1 Loyola and other top 10 teams who run in the Elite Division on Saturday morning. Nick Rowe, A.J. Evelletta, Kenny Motsay, Ian Tarltle and Steve Hava are the Cardinals’ top five.
“You might beat the competition, but the course can kick your butt,” Fowler said. “It should be a lot of fun.”
And a lot of people will be glad to see Calvert Hall there enjoying itself.
-- Jeff Seidel