Overbrook track team wins championship as it completes its first season
The Overbrook track team boys and girls finished first in the Nashville Youth Athletic league's spring season beating out 13 other boy teams and 20 other girl teams in the championship meet.
Caroline Perri (pictured above) placed first overall in the 100 and 800 for the second and third-grade division. Michael LeClair won first place overall in the 1600 and 800 for the sixth to eighth-grade division. The team earned seven second-place finishes and eight third-place finishes.
"We had many athletes place in the top in numerous events," said Athletic Director Anthony Simpson, who coaches the team he started this year. "Everyone practiced really hard this year and there was vast improvement throughout the year. It was a fantastic first year for the program, and I believe that it will only grow next year."
Individual top three results from the championship:
(6-8 grade) 2nd in the 100 meters- Kailee Hiller
(4-5 Grade) 2nd in the 1600- Chloe Crosslin
(4-5 grade) 3rd in the 1600- Mitchell Chaffin
(2-3 Grade) 2nd in the 400- Maggie Crosslin
(4-5 grade) 3rd in the 400- Lucy Farringer
(6-8 grade) 2nd in the 400- Roman Urbanczyk
(2-3 grade) 3rd in the 800- Maggie Crosslin
(4-5 grade) 3rd in the 800- Jack Farringer
(4-5 grade) 2nd in the 800- Chloe Crosslin
(6-8 grade) 3rd in the 800- Mary Boult
(6-8 grade) 2nd in the 800- Roman Urbanczyk
(2-3 grade) 2nd in the 200- Asa Gibson
(4-5 grade) 3rd in the 200- Cademorgan Clark
(4-5 grade) 3rd in the 200- Grant Wilson
The Overbrook boys junior varsity team won the Nashville Diocesan Athletic Council championship tournament Saturday, Feb. 25 with a 38-17 victory over St. Pius in the finals. The team also finished the season first in the league with a DAC record of 15-2.
The boys finished as regular season champions with a record of 17-11 overall.
Overbrook School adds track & field to its athletic program
Overbrook School students are hitting the track this spring as the school adds track & field to its athletic program for students in grades 2-8.
Overbrook joined the Nashville Youth Athletic league for a spring competitive season beginning this year. Practices began with the inaugural team earlier this month. Students will be training in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and one-mile distances during the first year. Athletic Director Anthony Simpson said he will likely add the field events – shot put and long jump – next year.
“We decided to go ahead and get a team together this year to see how things run this first year,” said Coach Simpson, who was team captain of the cross country and track & field squad at Bryan College. “Running is extremely beneficial because it helps with so many sports. We have offered cross country in the fall here for a long time, but this adds another distance option for our student athletes and the opportunity to run in the spring.”
The team competed in the first of four meets this past Sunday, March 26.
OUR ATHLETIC PHILOSOPHY
At Overbrook we believe that athletics are an opportunity to teach values and characteristics that will help one succeed in life. It is our goal to develop fundamentally sound athletes who can continue on to complete at the high school level, while also growing and maturing into strong young Christian men and women.
While we wish to be competitive, our primary goal is to create a fun and encouraging environment that will encourage the athlete to perform at his or her full potential. In addition to teaching the concept of teamwork, we aim to advance the skills of the athlete at a pace that is appropriate for his or her individual development. Overbrook encourages all students to participate in athletics from the tallest to the smallest.
Overbrook participates in the Nashville Diocesan Athletic Council sports league. Nashville Catholic Overbrook School sends students to play with a group of other students from area Catholic schools for wrestling, tennis, baseball and girls softball. These students form a team called Nashville Catholic that then plays other area schools in league play.